8 Channel Surround CODEC Processor Edition - D*AP8 CODEC EDITION

Developed in close cooperation with Dolby® Labs, the D*AP8 CODEC EDITION is designed to replace a wide range of legacy Dolby® processors wherever there is a requirement for decoding, encoding or transcoding of audio signals. Multiple audio I/O formats are supported including native AES along with optional SDI, MADI, DanteTM and analog.

    Designed for use in all areas of audio broadcast and distribution, Jünger Audio’s D*AP8 CODEC EDITION offers the functionality to decode and/or encode any current Dolby® audio bitstream and to effectively manage and emulate all Metadata parameters.

    • Overview

    The D*AP8 CODEC EDITION has eight channels of audio I/O (4x2.0 or 5.1+2.0) and built in Dolby® decoding with metadata management and emulation as standard. Optional Dolby® encoding is also available. Network based loudness metering and Voice Over are standard whilst logging, Upmix and Fail Over are optional.

    • Dolby® Decoding

    The Dolby® Decoder supplied with the D*AP8 CODEC EDITION provides decoding of the following Dolby® formats:

    • Dolby® E • Dolby® Digital Plus • Dolby® Digital • Pro Logic II (decode and encode)

    • Dolby® Encoding

    Optional Dolby® Encoders are available to provide either:

    • Dolby® E

    Or

    • Dolby® Digital Plus • Dolby® Digital • AAC, HE-AAC v1/2

    • Metadata Management and Emulation

    In addition to bitstream decoding, comprehensive Metadata management and emulation are standard features. The setting of Metadata parameters such as Dialnorm, Downmix and DRC are critical to ensure correct performance of the end user’s decoder. The emulation function enables values to be verified or adjusted in real time to be certain that the end user’s audio is reproduced correctly and appropriately for their listening environment.

    • Loudness Metering and Logging

    To ensure compliance with local regulations, loudness and true peak levels can be measured and transferred via Ethernet to the optional J*AM measurement and logging software. All current loudness standards are supported including ITU-R BS.1770 (1, 2, 3) and recommended practices ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32, Free TV OP-59, Portaria 354 and EBU R128. A real-time plot of input levels can be displayed and logged to a destination folder anywhere on the network.

    • Upmix/Fail Over/Voice Over/Limiting

    Voice over functionality is provided allowing for seamless integration of voice and program content with automatic ducking or mixing. Optional features offered through software licenses are Upmix to create 5.1 surround from native stereo audio, and Fail Over to facilitate automatic switching to a back up signal feed or bitstream should the primary feed be lost. True peak limiting is included as a standard feature.

    • Control and Configuration

    A web browser interface allows easy and intuitive setup and configuration of all the unit’s parameters from anywhere on your network, whilst a variety of on screen metering and measurements are available for easy reference. Most parameters are based on the principle of “set and forget” so with a small number of initial settings, the unit can be up and running on air within minutes. The optional X*AP RM1 Remote Panel provides 8 hotkeys along with metering and measurement displays.

    • System Integration

    For integration into an automated broadcast environment, all parameters are remotely accessible allowing the unit to be operated by external control systems and software. An advanced built-in Event Management tool allows the remote loading of parameter presets and settings either by hotkeys on the optional X*AP RM1 remote panel, by 8 onboard GPI/O’s or by network commands using the Ember+™ control protocol.

    • Interfaces and System Security

    Audio I/O’s range from on board native AES3 to optional 3G SDI including video delay, MADI, Dante™ audio over IP and analog. Two interface expansion slots are available to allow for back up input feeds or bitstreams. Power fail bypass relays are fitted as standard and with dual redundant PSU’s and SNMP integration, the unit ensures maximum operational safety and peace of mind for today’s critical 24/7 broadcast or content delivery facilities.

    D*AP8 CODEC EDITION Feature Set
    D*AP8 CODEC EDITION Feature Set

    Key Features:

    D*AP8 CODEC EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    D*AP8 CODEC EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    • Multi channel / Multi format audio processing
    • Standard audio decoding: Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E, Pro Logic II
    • Dolby® Metadata generation, management and emulation
    • Optional audio encoding: Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E, AAC, HE-AAC v1/2
    • Dolby® Dialog Intelligence™
    • True peak limiting
    • Downmix functionality (incl. Pro Logic II)
    • Voice Over functionality
    • Optional Upmix and Fail Over functionality
    • Loudness measurement supporting all worldwide standards
    • Optional loudness logging software (J*AM)
    • On board interfaces: 4x AES/EBU I/O, Sync in, Sync out, Metadata I/O, 8 GPI/O
    • I/O modularity via 2 interface slots (e.g. SDI, AES/EBU, Analog, MADI, Audio-over-IP DANTE™)
    • Ethernet connectivity for set up and control via web browser
    • External control via network or GPI/O’s
    • Power fail bypass relays
    • 19”, 1RU device, redundant PSU

    Versions & Options

    • D*AP8 CODEC EDITION: D*AP8 base unit plus CODEC feature set
    • X*AP RM1: hardware remote control linked via Ethernet
    • Option Board 16ch SDI I/O (3G/HD/SD)
    • Option Board 4ch analog I/O
    • Option Board 8ch analog Out
    • Option Board 8ch AES/EBU I/O
    • Option Board 16ch DanteTM Audio over IP
    • Option Board 16ch MADI I/O
    • Option Board Dolby® D / D+ / AAC / HE-AAC encoder
    • Option Board Dolby® E encoder
    • License Option Fail Over and 5.1 Upmix functionality
    • J*AM Application Manager for real-time metering
    • Loudness Logger for long term storage of measured values

    Applications

    All Jünger Loudness control / - Management devices from all product lines share a neat feature: The gathered measurement data is made available for downstream measurement applications via Ethernet. Learn more about at Measurement and Logging Software Tools.

    • Jünger Application Manager - J*AM
      System: MS Windows™
      download (ZIP, 23.4 MB)
      Changelog 2.10.10.40638 (2017-06-14):

      Changes 2.10.10.40638:

      • Added support for V*AP v2.0.1

      Changes 2.10.9.39391:

      • Added new Loudness Meter
      • Added numeric adjustable loudness integration range for Analyzer
      • Fixed Log Port renaming update
      • Fixed performance issue
      • Improved stability

    Product Brief

    Manual

    Firmware

    • D*AP8 FLX / TAP EDITION / CODEC EDITION rel_dap8_mei_5_1_2.zip download (ZIP, 39.1 MB)
      Changelog 5.1.2 (2017-03-17):

      Firmware for D*AP8 FLX, TAP EDITION and CODEC EDITION

      Changes 5.1.2:

      • fixed (Backup/Restore) coprocessor, watermarking and measurement were missing in preset restore filter list

      Changes 5.1.0:

      • new feature (Dante) Dante firmware version updated - device is now prepared for AES67 mode operation
      • new feature (Audio) Spectral Signature can now be set to manual freeze to stop it from reacting on unwanted audio signals or make use of it as a static equalizer
      • new feature (XAP) automatically reconnects after network drop out or power down (XAP firmware update required!)
      • new feature (XAP) automatic IP-conflict detection and warning (XAP firmware update required!)
      • new feature (Web UI) Dante locked status and AES67 mode shown on Dante interface status page
      • new feature (DOLBY) Cat1100 firmware 3.0.0.0 supported
      • improved (Web UI) routing matrix scaling permanently enabled
      • improved (Web UI) X*AP enable checkboxes greyed out for Remote Hotkeys greater than eight
      • fixed (JDSPA) system is no longer trying to fetch parameters from JDSPA if only the bootloader and no firmware is present
      • fixed (Web UI) integrated output loudness was not shown in measurement
      • fixed (Web UI) time and date are no longer restored from backup file
      • fixed (Web UI) issue when setting crosspoints in Google Chrome

      Changes 5.0.3 r3:

      • added factory default presets file to firmware package please see enclosed ‘how to’ guide for restore instructions

      Changes 5.0.3 r2:

      • added new manual to zip file

      Changes 5.0.3:

      • new feature (Audio) added Fail Return time to Surround Detector in Upmix
      • new feature (Audio) Fail Over Wait and Return times increased to a maximum of 120 seconds

      • improved (Firmware) stability after firmware update process
      • fixed (Audio) problem with surround detection in Upmix
      • fixed (Audio) problem with failover feeding the Upmix
      • fixed (Web UI) minor glitches when minimizing On Air windows
      • fixed (System) gateway setting is no longer reset on restore factory defaults if IP reset is deselected

      Changes: 5.0.2:

      • fixed (Web UI) problem when switching between Spectral Signature tab and other browser tabs

      Changes 5.0.1:

      • new feature (Audio) FM Conditioner with four independent stereo programs is now available for D*AP8 (JDSPA-Coprocessor hardware option board and license required)
      • new feature (Watermarking) GfK Watermarking encoder is now available (JDSPA-Coprocessor hardware option board and license required)
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magic is now equipped with a response boost function that temporarily increases its reaction to incoming high level signals - please refer to the manual for details
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magics initial response to already normalized audio material was significantly improved
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magic is now equipped with an automatic Clear Processing History function that resets the system on long periods of disrupted audio. Please note, Below Threshold Mode needs to be set to Release
      • new feature (Mobile UI) configurable button matrix (please see Mobile UI side menu)
      • new feature (System) the real time clock can now be synchronized to NTP time servers

      • improved (Web UI) added comment to latency compensation setup
      • fixed (System) occasionally empty system log
      • fixed (Measurement) peak hold problem in aux and monitor meter
      • fixed (Web UI) changed routing matrix naming from Sub to LFE
      • fixed (Web UI) minor handling issues in remote hotkey list
      • fixed (Web UI) display issue in bypass events in case of short program names
      • fixed (Web UI) text in quotation marks are no longer deleted at Trigger Equations page
      • fixed (Backend) unnecessary device reboot in rare cases when loading web UI in several browsers at the same time

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