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Roland Systems Group Introduces World’s First Battery & Remote Powered 8X8 Digital Snake

RSS by Roland S-0808 8×8 I/O Digital Snake

RSS by Roland S-0808 Digital Snake shown with optional battery pack.

Tokyo, Japan – Roland Systems Group, leaders in digital audio transfer and mixing technology today announced their new RSS S-0808 Digital Snake at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE).

The S-0808 Digital Snake is an 8in/8out compact, lightweight digital snake that supports multiple power options including battery-power, embedded-powered over REAC and power over Ethernet (PoE). The inputs offer remote controllable preamps, phantom-power, 24-bit 96kHz A/D conversion as well as choices of XLR, TRS line and even Hi-Z capability to reduce the need for direct boxes.

The versatility in power and input choices make the S-0808 ideal for location sound, festivals, stage boxes, remote broadcasting and other portable applications.

Transfer both audio and power over Cat5e cable using the RSS S-4000D Splitter and Power Distributor or the newly announced S-4000M REAC Merge Unit. The S-4000M not only powers up to four S-0808 units but also enables the merging of all connected I/O into one REAC stream. This allows distribution of 8×8 I/O units in a variety of locations and where AC power is not available or inconvenient to run.

Pair two together for a complete point-to-point 8×8 snake system or use as a stage input box with any RSS V-Mixer – all made possible using REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) protocol over a single Cat5e cable.

The included side-mounting adapter plate enables IDX V-Mount or Anton Bauer Gold Mount battery systems to be conveniently attached to the side to power the S-0808.

About REAC
REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) is the audio transport protocol developed by Roland to meet the Pro-Audio market’s need for a point-to-point 24 bit/ 96kHz, low latency digital audio transport for live sound use and commercial applications. The REAC protocol is capable of transmitting 40 channels of 24bit / 96kHz audio over inexpensive Cat5e cable and can be easily split using standard gigabit switches making it easy and very cost effective to have lossless all-digital splits of the stage audio for FOH, monitor, broadcast and recording locations. Products using REAC technology are installed today in many venues and have been used for high profile events worldwide.

For more information: www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/s0808

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