PUIDOUX— The Hapi audi converter from Swiss manufacturer Merging Technologies began shipping in June, in response to 120 orders.
Hapi uses the same AD8D/P and DA8/P option cards as Horus. It also has a compact 1RU chassis with two card slots in contrast to the six with Horus. Hapi is intended for a system where fewer inputs or outputs are required at a given position and it provides a lower cost entry point into the Ravenna/AES67 world.
The standard chassis has the following features:
• 8 AES/EBU I/O (on DSub 25)• 8 ADAT or 2 SPDIF I/O (on TOSLINK)• Ravenna/AES67 I/O (on RJ45)• Word Clock Input and Output (on BNC)• SYNC – LTC/MTC/Video ref/(requires CON-D15-VTC Cable)• 2 Option slots for AD8D/AD8DP, DA8/DA8P and MADI option cards• AC and DC power connections• Web browser control interface• Detachable rack ears for placement in standard rack