Dual Power Supplies
The 8700i has dual power supplies with independent AC line inputs provide redundant operation to ensure maximum uptime.
Safety Bypass Relays
Analog and AES3 digital inputs and outputs are provided with hard-wire safety bypass relays in case of hardware or power failures.
Dante™ Audio-Over-IP Connectivity
100% AES67 compliant, Dante uses a dedicated dual-redundant Ethernet connection for two stereo audio inputs and two stereo outputs, each with a dedicated level control. Sample rate conversion is provided for both the inputs and the outputs.
A 384/192 kHz AES3 digital composite output that is compatible and interoperable with the 192 kHz standard being implemented by several transmitter manufacturers.
10 MHz Reference Input
A 10 MHz reference input allows the stereo pilot tone frequency and digital composite output sample rate to be locked to a 10 MHz reference signal (like GPS), facilitating single-frequency-network (SFN) and near single-frequency-network (N-SFN) operation.
Low-Delay DJ Monitor Output
It is impractical for talent to monitor all of the processing structures off-air with headphones. A new separate processing structure (of about 5ms) with full 5 band “FM-like Sound” low-latency DJ monitor output is provided for this purpose.
Streaming Monitor OutputIn cooperation with Optimod PC Remote software, the streaming monitor output allows you to check or improve your station’s signature sound where off-air monitoring is unavailable. The steaming feature allows you to monitor several points within 8700i. Choose either Opus and MP3 codecs for streaming directly to the client PC.
The Subharmonic Synthesizer creates energy one octave below program energy in the range of 50-90 Hz when such energy is not present at the input and when music is detected.
Xponential Loudness™ Algorithm
The Xponential Loudness™ algorithm reduces listening fatigue and actually improves listeners' hearing using adaptive psychoacoustics.
“Multipath Mitigator” Left/Right Phase Skew Correction
The phase skew corrector maximizes both FM and Digital Radio processing paths for the quality of a mono mixdown or blend that might occur in a receiver or player device. By removing phase shifts between the left and right channels, it minimizes the energy in the stereo subchannel without compromising separation.
ITU BS-412 Multiplex Power Control
The new BS-412 Multiplex Power Controller is improved with a new program adaptive algorithm and has several user flavors.