Symetrix recently announced Prism 0x0, the latest in the company’s award-winning
Prism series of Dante™-enabled DSPs. Offering expansion via 64 channels of
bidirectional Dante networking, the new Prism 0x0 delivers cost-effective
processing, mixing, and routing for Dante-enabled endpoints, while providing
exceptional sound quality. Used as the DSP core of a Dante network, or as a DSP
co-processor, Prism 0x0 is ideally suited for applications requiring powerful, cost
effective, advanced signal processing coupled with an industry-standard network
audio interface.

The Prism 0x0 is identical to the other Prism DSPs (and to Symetrix Radius and
Edge products) with respect to processing power and delay memory. It is unique in
that it has no analog inputs or outputs and no external control inputs or logic
outputs. Prism 0x0 provides a quick, easy way to add customizable DSP capacity to
existing Dante-enabled systems. Housed in a ½ rack x1U rack-mount chassis, Prism
0x0 includes flexible mounting options and convenient power over Ethernet (PoE+).

“The Prism 0x0 has many applications,” notes Symetrix Senior Product Manager
Trent Wagner. “For example, a lot of digital consoles have Dante but don’t offer
feedback elimination, auto-mixing, and FIR filters for processing loudspeakers.
Simply insert the Prism 0x0 between the remote stage-input boxes and the console,
if Dante-enabled, or use the Prism 0x0 as an insert or bus processor. For outputs,
relay the signals through the Prism 0x0, if the amps are Dante-enabled, or insert it
on the console’s buses.”

Wagner also notes that in a multi-room meeting or conferencing facility that is all
Dante based, you can save money by centralizing and sharing certain resources. A
Prism 0x0 in each room handles the local Dante mic and speaker processing, while
Symetrix Radius and Edge DSPs in the central machine room manage the AEC,
mixing, and mic routing and assign resources such as telco lines.

“The Prism 0x0 is also a great solution in a larger system where you just need to
add some extra processing or signal aggregation,” adds Wagner. “Choose it if you
need loudspeaker processing for a bank of amps at the scoreboard and Jumbotron
in a sports stadium or if you need to aggregate a bunch of wall panel I/O boxes in a
convention center in order to reduce the number of network home runs.”

Like other Prism-series DSPs, Prism 0x0 can be customized, connected, and
configured using Symetrix Composer, an award-winning, Windows®-based CAD
program. Prism 0x0 can be controlled from Symetrix ARC wall panels, ARC-WEB
browser-based interface, and from third-party touchscreens. An embedded Web
server enables remote audio metering and diagnostics of the Prism 0x0 hardware.
Prism 0x0 features an easy-to-read OLED display, as well as ARC, Dante, and
Ethernet ports.