IP-based Digital System
What does “IP-based digital system” really mean?
First of all, it means that Vibe utilizes Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate
data (such as digital audio data) on a network to multiple locations and
devices. By using IP, Vibe components can be linked together via network
products such as routers, switches and CAT-5e cables, making a system less
expensive to install, set up and troubleshoot. Adding new components to a Vibe
Audio System is as easy as plugging them into the router.
Secondly, we convert any audio signals into a digital format (PCM) and
distribute the new signal across your entire Vibe system. By digitizing the
signal, signal loss and noise—normally associated with analog wire runs that
connect a source to an amplifier—are now virtually eliminated, even if your
source and Color Touchscreen Amplifier are 1,000 feet apart.
The Vibe Audio System, like our Lighting & Control System, operates using a
distributed-processing architecture: all data and audio processing is done
within each individual component, with no central 'brain box'. This type of
design has some distinct advantages:
- Reliability. With no centralized processing component to become
point of failure that could prevent your system from operating properly, a Vibe
system will continue to deliver outstanding sonic quality and total source
control all day, every day.
- Ultimate scalability. Add or subtract Vibe components from a
system by simply plugging or unplugging them from a network router or switch. Vibe
provides the capacity to have more than 20 Touchscreens and over 20 different
audio sources on a system.
- Flexibility. Use Vibe products to provide your audio or use our
Audio Encoder to add consumer components onto any system.