Jünger Audio AIXpressor Overview
The Jünger AIXpressor offers unparalleled I/O flexibility and audio processing power. It takes converting many of the most widely used AoIP formats - including Telos Alliance Livewire+, AES67, SMPTE ST 2110-30 and -31, and Audinate’s Dante* - to a whole new level while offering support for traditional analog, MADI, AES3, SDI*, and microphone* signals.
A new processing architecture, flexAI, makes deploying legendary Jünger Audio processing on the AIXpressor simple and straightforward. Easily tailored to match your exact needs, AIXpressor is a true processing powerhouse. When using Junger Audio’s new interface format, tieLight, AIXpressor can transport up to 1024 channels of virtually latency-free audio to an additional processing unit such as the flexAIserver.
Jünger Audio AIXpressor In Depth
Maximum Interface Flexibility
The AIXpressor comes in a compact one rack unit high 19” housing, packed with a high-performance processing system and comprehensive media interfacing. It is equipped with a plethora of on-board media interfaces and four expansion slots for maximum flexibility. AIXpressor comes with redundant Ethernet ports as well as Audio-over-IP (AoIP) interfaces which support IP-based media formats and standards such as Telos Alliance Livewire+, AES67, and SMPTE ST2110-30. MADI, AES3 and analog I/O complete its comprehensive range of built-in audio connections.
Four expansion slots can be equipped with additional expansion cards, such as 3G/HD-SDI,** Audinate’s Dante AoIP, microphone inputs, optical and coaxial MADI, AES3 and analog inputs and outputs.
*UHD workflows can be supported via four SDI option cards
Processing Power House
Powered by an x86 CPU-based processor, AIXpressor is Jünger Audio’s most flexible and advanced audio processing solution to date with almost unlimited possibilities, both now and in the future as technology evolves and your needs change. The new processing core is powerful enough to handle coding, decoding, and audio processing without the need for additional DSP cards or codec boards.
flexAI - Any Process, All Platforms
AIXpressor is based on the entirely new audio processing infrastructure platform we call flexAI. With flexAI, user-specific solutions can be created without the usual limitations imposed by traditional hardware, much in the same way plug-ins are used in a digital audio workstation. All flexAI-based applications can run on the AIXpressor as well as Jünger Audio’s growing range of flexAI audio processing servers, with virtualized solutions on the horizon.
Cascading Made Simple
The AIXpressor is a full-featured stand-alone audio processor, but one that was designed with scalability in mind. This philosophy applies not only to features and upgrades but also with regard to its role in larger systems. AIXpressor and flexAIserver devices are designed to work with a larger processing array to provide the distributed processing and load-balancing necessary for high channel-count applications. To help facilitate the exchange of audio and data between devices, Junger Audio has developed tieLight, a multichannel, low-latency, point-to-point connection for connecting and cascading across multiple devices. One optical tieLight interface is capable of transporting up to 1024 audio channels in each direction without introducing any relevant latency.
Following Jünger Audio’s tradition of comprehensive remote control and automation, all functionality is operated from a completely new designed web interface.
Eco and Budget Friendly
Considering its processing power and capabilities, AIXpressor’s high-efficiency redundant power supplies use very little power and help reduce the carbon footprint of your facility.
Jünger Audio AIXpressor Specifications
The base AIXpressor unit is designed to be used as a flexible audio interface. Audio processing features are optional and enabled via field-installable software license keys.
UUser selectable 8-channel analog input / 8-channel analog output, or 4-channel analog input / 12-channel analog output via AES59 standard DB-25 connector.
Dedicated 8-channel analog output on AES59 standard DB-25 connector; +4 dBu balanced.
User selectable 4 stereo pairs input / 4 output, or 2 inputs / 6 outputs. AES3 I/O connections are balanced, 110 Ohms, DB-25 connector wired to the AES59 standard.
Input sampling rate converters (individually switchable for each stereo pair).
- 2 x SFP slots, capable of supporting either 64-ch MADI or 1024-ch tieLight™ interfaces when populated with SFP modules (sold separately).
Up to two proprietary 1024-ch tieLight™ interfaces supported via SFP modules (sold separately). Mutually exclusive with MADI interfaces; user-configurable.
Single or multi-mode fiber interfaces available.
Audio over IP (AoIP)
Ethernet ports supporting bi-directional Livewire+ audio, AES67 I/O, and SMPTE ST 2110-30 and -31.
ST 2110-30 Levels A, B, and C are supported
ST 2022-7 redundancy
Optional I/O Interfaces
Four option card slots are supported in the AIXpressor.
Available option cards include:
SDI I/O (3G/HD/SD)
4-ch Analog I/O
8-ch AES/EBU I/O
64-ch Audinate Dante™
64-ch MADI I/O
* Option cards should be ordered with the unit and are installed at the factory
48kHz reference via AES3, MADI, PTP or external Sync Input
Sync Input (75 ohm, internally terminated BNC connector) handles Word clock, AES3/AES11, Black Burst, Tri-Level sync inputs
Sync from option cards (when installed); SDI, Dante
Sample Rate/Resolution/Frequency Response
- 48kHz, 24-bit, 5Hz – 24kHz
Audio processing is available as optional software modules. Processing options include:
Program Processing, including Level Magic Loudness Processor
Voice Over Mixing (stereo and 5.1) w/ mix-minus and output processing
Dolby E encoding / decoding
MPEG-H 3D Audio Renderer
MPEG-H 3D Audio Authoring
- Four Gigabit RJ-45 connections
Dual internal redundant auto-ranging power supplies
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 95W maximum total
Dimensions and Weight
19” W x 17.5” D x 1.75” H (approximately 48,2 x 44,4 x 4,5 cm )
Net weight: Approximately 7.7 lbs (3,5 kg)
Approximate shipping weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
North America – CE tested and compliant with UL-approved power supplies
Europe – Complies with European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 and WEEE)
- Standard Telos Alliance 2-year limited parts and labor
Jünger Audio is a brand of woks audio GmbH. Telos Alliance is the world-wide distributor of woks audio products.
Livewire+ is a trademark of the Telos Alliance
Audinate® is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Dante® is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories