Processing and Control for Professional AV Installations

Frequently Asked Questions

Server D100

  • What is Server D100 and how is it different than other Symetrix DSPs?

    Server D100 is a Dante-only DSP designed for projects with high channel counts. There is no built-in analog I/O, and unlike Radius NX and Edge, there are no option card slots for analog, USB, VoIP, or ATI expansion. However, the 256×256 Dante, 64 AEC, and 32 internal media player playback channels that Server D100 comes with by default are expandable through optional Channel Packs. Finally, Server D100 also includes 8 internal media recording channels that are not expandable at this time.

  • How many channels of Dante audio does Server D100 support?

    Server D100 supports 256 bi-directional Dante channels by default, upgradeable to a maximum of 384 bi-directional channels.

  • Is Server D100 programmed with Composer?

    Yes. Composer 9.0 or above is required to program Server D100.

  • What sample rate does Server D100 operate at?

    Server D100 is capable of 40-bit floating point processing at 48kHz.

  • Does Server D100 provide PoE over its Dante ports?

    No.

  • Does Server D100 have any more or less processing power than other Symetrix DSPs?

    Server D100 has about four times the DSP power of Radius NX and Edge.

  • Are option cards compatible with Server D100?

    No, there are no option card slots on this DSP.

  • Are there GPIO ports on Server D100?

    No, there are no GPIO ports on this DSP.

  • Does Server D100 work with ARC remotes?

    No, there is no ARC port on Server D100, and it will not work directly with physical ARC remotes. However, this DSP does still support ARC-WEB, and it also works with W-Series remotes and T-Series touch panels.

  • Can I add analog audio to Server D100?

    Yes, but not directly. While there are no option card slots on Server D100 for direct analog expansion, xIO Audio Expanders can be used to facilitate analog inputs or outputs.

  • Can I control third-party equipment from Server D100, and can third-party equipment control Server D100?

    Absolutely. Server D100 has network control ports just as with any Composer-based DSP, which allows for IP commands to be sent and received over the control network. Additionally, Server D100 is compatible with xControl if analog or RS-232 control is desired.

  • What is the minimum latency the Server D100 will operate at?

    1ms or less.

  • Will SymVue and ARC-WEB work with Server D100?

    Yes. Server D100 can access all of the features in Composer available to Radius and Edge, including SymVue and ARC-WEB.

  • Can Server D100 be used for acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) processing?

    Yes. Server D100 includes 64 channels of AEC without the need for any separate modules or option cards.

  • Can Server D100 be daisy-chained with other units over Dante?

    Yes.

  • Can I have multiple Server D100 units in a single site file?

    Yes.

  • Can I connect directly to Server D100, or do I need a network switch?

    Direct connection from a PC to Server D100 is possible with a straight-through CAT-5e or higher cable. A connection through a switch is also possible.

  • Does Server D100 support full hardware failover?

    While Server D100 features redundant power supplies and supports Dante Redundancy Mode, it does not support full hardware redundancy or failover. This means if a Server D100 fails in service, the system will not “default” to a backup device in the same way that Dante Redundancy works.

  • Does Server D100 support Lua scripts?

    Yes, through Composer Intelligent Modules.

  • How do I purchase more Dante channels for Server D100?

    Dante Channel Packs for Server D100 can be purchased through the Dante Updater app within Dante Controller. The number of bi-directional Dante channels can be expanded from the default 256 up to a maximum of 384.

  • How do I purchase more AEC channels for Server D100?

    AEC Channels Packs for Server D100 can be purchased through Symetrix AV-Ops Center. The number of AEC channels can be expanded from the default 64 up to a maximum of 96.

  • How do I purchase more Internal Media Playback channels for Server D100?

    Internal Media Playback Channel Packs for Server D100 can be purchased through Symetrix AV-Ops Center. The number of Media Playback channels can be expanded from the default 32 up to a maximum of 128.

  • Can I purchase more Internal Media Recording channels for Server D100?

    Not at this time.

  • What hardware platform is Server D100 based on?

    Server D100 utilizes HP Enterprise x86 Server platform.