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360 Systems’ DigiCartE
Ethernet Audio™ Recorder.

10,000 Audio Spots  •  Networkable  •  9-pin Control  • Hot Keys


An Industry Classic
360 Systems' DigiCart/E Ethernet Audio recorder continues a seventeen year history as a first-choice for audio spots in television broadcasting. DigiCart/E is more than an improvement on original DigiCart® concept - it's a high-performance, Ethernet Audio system for integrated audio.
  Large-Scale Performance for Mid Markets.
More than 3,000 360 Systems video servers deliver content across America and the world.
 
 
  Networked Audio Without The Computer
No computer and no mouse-just the hands-on efficiency of real buttons for all operations. Ethernet Audio® is the link to Mac® and PC-based audio workstations. Now, audio programs produced on DAWs can be easily played, manually or from automation, with DigiCart/E. When it's time to actually move an audio file, it's many times faster than real-time. Clear and easy to use, DigiCart/E is designed from the ground up for broadcast professionals.
  DigiCart/E Works the Same As DigiCart II
Anyone who uses DigiCart II will know how to use DigiCart/E. It offers better displays, better screen messages, and new networking features-but with the same familiar buttons. It's 100% compatible with earlier DigiCart recorders, plays files produced on them, and uses similar front panel commands.

All earlier DigiCart files can be played- whether Dolby AC-2, 16-bit linear, 44.1 or 48K-so valuable program content and archives can be carried forward. DigiCart/E can also create new files for use in DigiCart II, letting earlier hardware remain a valid part of a new facility.
  Make Digital Transfers to the New DigiCart/E
• Earlier 100 MB Zip disks for DigiCart II still move files back and forth to DigiCart/E. DigiCart/E's newer 250 MB Zip drive can also write to older disks.

• The original D-NET file transfer protocol using AES/EBU has been maintained, making it easy to move old files to DigiCart/E.

• AES/EBU ports perform lossless machine-to-machine transfers. Special 75-ohm AES/EBU ports on BNC connectors now transfer files as far as 1,000 feet.
 
New Editing Tools and More
New Editing Tools   •   File Interchange With DAWs   •   Local Storage Plus Shared Network Storage
  New Editing Tools
DigiCart/E provides a faster way to edit audio. The weighted front-panel jog wheel rapidly moves through audio, making it easy to set marks. Edits can always be undone, and trim points can be easily changed for a future re-edit of the cut. DigiCart/E provides clear indications of edit points and the present location within a cut.

DigiCart/E offers these non-destructive editing features:
• Head trims
• Tail trims
• Fade-ins
• Fade-outs
• Pre-roll time
• Gain change
  File Interchange With DAWs
DigiCart/E uses .WAV files as a new native format, and can accept broadcast wave (.BWF) files as well. It is compatible with most popular workstations, including Pro Tools®. Using Ethernet as the file-exchange medium, DAW files can be exported in .WAV format to a 360 Systems' Ethernet AudioT server, where they are immediately available from any DigiCart/E terminal.

Local Storage Plus Shared Network Storage
DigiCart/E provides an extra level of reliability by storing audio files on its own local hard drive, in addition to the Ethernet Audio file server. For example, by optionally copying files from the server to a DigiCart/E, playback is virtually guaranteed, regardless of the status of the audio network. Should a file used by Master Control be removed from the server, it can be played from the local hard drive on Master Control's DigiCart.
 
Great Audio Quality For Production
  24-Bit Quality
Great Audio Quality For Production . 24-Bit Quality DigiCart/E's 24-bit audio circuit design delivers 112 dB of dynamic range from its analog inputs. Our Bit-for-BitT digital design also maintains 24-bit integrity through the AES/EBU ports, assuring error-free reproduction not only of standard PCM files, but also of Dolby® AC-3 or Dolby-E recordings.

Sample Rate Compatibility
Although most users will work at a 48 kHz sample rate, DigiCart/E is equally adept at 44.1, 88.2 and 96k. A high-quality sample rate converter can be positioned at either machine input or output, permitting conversion of any sample rate to 48K, or any other rate. Now 44.1, 88.2, and 96k music masters can be converted to standard 48K audio for video.

Word-Length Compatibility
DigiCart/E plays files of almost any word length - 16, 20, or 24-bit. In addition to recording new material at 24-bits, it can also deliver 16-bit digital audio for compatibility with other digital audio products, or earlier DigiCart recorders.

Mixed File Types Allowed
DigiCart/E is able to store audio in many different formats, and play them consecutively without changing machine setup. Any desired output format, such as 48K-16-bit, can be selected, regardless of how the original file was recorded.
  Serial and GPI Control
A variety of serial and parallel ports adapt DigiCart/E to most facilities:

• An EIA-422 serial port accepts Digicart serial protocol, supported by almost every automation system. It also operates with 360 Systems' RC-320 desktop remote control, and accepts Peripheral Bus (E-Mem) commands, giving DigiCart/E direct control from many video switchers.

• Five optically isolated GPI inputs provide control of play, stop, record, pause, and loop. These conform to the DigiCart II connector, making upgrades easy.

DigiCart/E® Digital Audio Recorders
A Time-Proven Standard DigiCart recorders are hands-on machines. Its "real" buttons, knobs and display make it a first choice for fast-paced operations. For good reason, the new DigiCart/E continues as a seventeen-year industry favorite. Most users will never need to open an Operations Manual to operate DigiCart/E.
 
Accesories
   
 
Model DCEM-RC-320 Desktop Remote Control

FEATURES


Presets 16 Hot Keys for rapid playback of Cuts or Stacks
Find Locates Cuts by entering the ID number
10-Button Keypad Enters Cut Id numbers
Stack Directory Direct access to the Stack directory
Enter Enters/confirms new selections
Assign Presets Cuts or Stacks map to sixteen presents
View Playlist Visual Playlist preview
Make Playlist Assembles Cuts into a list
Play-Stop-Record Transport functions
Loop Plays a Cut or Stack continuously
Pause Places machine on "hold" in both Play and Record
Menu Keys Edit, Setup, Utility
Display Cut title, length on 2-line x 20 character VFD display
Key Switches Double-shot molded legends, color-coded
Dimensions HWD 1.875" x 11.5" x 7" (47.6mm x 292mm x 178mm)
 
Model DCEM-RC-305 Infrared Keyboard


FEATURES


• Compact size / Cordless / Easy to store
• Enter Cut Titles and Numbers
• Controls Ten Primary DigiCart/E Functions
• Keys can be mapped to Hot Keys or Playlists

The DCEM-RC-305 wireless keyboard is designed for remote control of the DigiCart/E recorder from up to 25 feet.

An infrared receiver plugs into the keyboard jack, and is positioned for pickup from the keyboard.

The 88-key layout includes embedded numeric keys, plus 10 function keys mapped to operate primary DigiCart features. These include: utility menu, setup menu, edit menu, view list, find, pause, loop, record, stop, play, and cancel.
     

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AUDIO DIGICART-E FEATURES
Instant audio access and playout from anywhere
Same familiar operations as DigiCart II
File interchange with DigiCart II
Popular .WAV files as native format
Record/play to local drives or network file server
Hot Keys for instant-playback
10,000 audio clips stored on internal hard drive
100 Mb/s Ethernet interface to the network file server
Archive with 250 MB Zip drive
Large LCD display for 40 characters text
24-bit A/D, & D/A converters
Optional use of Dolby AC-2 format
Sample rates: 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K
Generates any output rate from stored files
AES/EBU Digital I/O on XLR-3 connectors
IEC-958 Type II (consumer) digital I/O
+4 dBu analog input/output on XLR-3 connectors
Output level trims
LED level meters with clip indication
Threshold record trigger
Headphone jack with level control
Sync sources include internal crystals, AES-3, S/P DIF, AES-11
Computer keyboard connector
EIA-422/485 (9-pin) remote control port
Standard DigiCart II serial protocol
Supports Peripheral Bus (E-Mem) serial commands
Accepts optional RC-230 remote control
Five GPI inputs with tally output
Internal hard drive
Playlisting capability
Software updates via network transfer
AUDIO DIGICART-E SPECIFICATIONS

AUDIO

Audio Channels Two, configured as one stereo pair
Quantization 16 or 24-bit, linear PCM
Native File Formats WAV, DigiCart II Linear and Dolby AC-2
Data Reduction Optional; Dolby AC-2, 48K stereo
Bandwidth 10Hz to 21 kHz ±0.2 dB @ 48K sample rate
Sampling Frequencies 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K stereo pairs
Dynamic Range 112 dB typical
Signal-to-Noise 112 dB typical
Distortion (THD+N) <0.002%
Inter-channel Phase Deviation <0.1 degree at 15kHz
Inter-channel Crosstalk >90 dB at any frequency
Input Circuit Electronically balanced, Z=20k ohms, XLR-3 female
Common Mode Rejection Better than 60 dB @ 120 Hz
Maximum Input Level +20 dBu
Level Metering Quasi-peak, 14-segment LED display with clip indication
Nominal Operating Level +4 dBu (provides 16 dB headroom)
Sample rate converter 24-bit, 3:1 ratio; input or output
Output Circuit Balanced, Z=100 ohms, XLR-3
Maximum Output Level +20 dBu
Headphones Front panel 1/4" (6.35mm) jack with level adjustment
Digital Audio Inputs 1. AES/EBU, XLR-3, 110W
2. AES3-ID, BNC, 75W
3. IEC-958 type II, BNC (w/ RCA adapter)
Digital Audio Outputs 1. AES/EBU, XLR-3 female, 110W
2. AES3-ID, BNC, 75W
3. IEC-958 type II, BNC (w/ RCA adapter)
Word size conversion 24-bit to 16-bit by TPD or noise-shaping
Audio sync reference Internal crystal, AES-3, or AES-11

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Removable Cartridge 100 or 250 MB Zip™ magnetic disk
Internal Hard Disk 160 GB SATA interface
Audio Start/Restart Time Instantaneous
Display 64 x 240 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
Network connection Ethernet, 100 Mb
Xfer to/from DigiCart II 360 Systems D-NET™; 100 MB Zip disk
GPI Remote control Remote contacts with lamp drive; 25-pin "D" connector
9-pin Serial Remote control RS-422/485; ES-Bus or peripheral-bus interface (E-Mem)
Cue output (Secondary marker) Open collector output
Cue Erase/relocate Cue marker individually erased or relocated

HARD DRIVE CHARACTERISTICS

Hard Disk Reliability MTBF >625,000 hours (6,240 POH/year @ 35°C)
Component Life 5 years
Disk Interface SATA
Drive or disk Temperature 5° to 55°C (41° to 131°F)
Relative humidity, Non Condensing 10 to 85% RH

250 MB ZIP® DRIVE & CARTRIDGE CHARACTERISTICS

Cartridge Drive Reliability MTBF >100,000 hours
Drive Insertion/Removal Cycles 10,000 min
Disk Insertion/Removal Cycles 2,000 min
Drive or disk Temperature 10° to 32°C (50° to 89.6°F)
Relative humidity, Non Condensing 10 to 80%

PHYSICAL/MISCELLANEOUS

Form Factor Standard 2U 19"rack
Dimensions (H-W-D) 3.48" x 17.00"x 12.00"(88mm x 433mm x 305mm)
Power 115/230 volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 25 watts
Cooling Fan
Net Weight 18.25 lb. (8.3 Kg)
Agency Approvals UL, C-UL, CE, FCC Class A
AUDIO DIGICART-E REAR PANEL


. AC Power, 115/230 volts, detachable cord with IEC connector
. Power Switch
. Ground Lug with thumb nut (frame)
. Ethernet Port (100 Mbps)
. Keyboard port
. GPI Control, 25-pin D-connector
. Serial Port, 9-pin EIA-422/485,
. Remote Control Port, 15-pin (RC-320 remote Control)
. Remote Bus, RS-422, 9-pin (360 Systems remote control)
. AES-11 Sync Input, 75-ohm BNC
. AES/EBU Digital Audio Input, XLR-3
. AES/EBU Digital Audio Output, XLR-3
. AES-3-ID / IEC 958 type-2 Digital audio input, BNC
. AES-3-ID / IEC 958 type-2 Digital audio output, BNC
. Analog Audio Outputs, Balanced, +4 dBu, XLR-3
. Output Level Trims (2)
. Analog Audio Inputs, Balanced, +4 dBu, XLR-3
AUDIO DIGICART-E ORDERING INFORMATION
DCEM-3000-115
DigiCart/E Recorder/Player, 115 volt

DCEM-3000-230
DigiCart/E Recorder/Player, 230 volt

DCEM-RC-320
Wired remote control for DigiCart/E

DCEM-RC-305
Infrared keyboard remote for DigiCart/E

DCEM-BOOK-3000
Operations manual

DCEM-BOOK-320
Operations manual for RC-320 Remote

DCEM--SERIAL-320
Spare Serial Cable for RC-320, 25 ft.

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