Jünger Audio AIXpressor Overview
The Jünger Audio AIXpressor offers unparalleled I/O flexibility and audio processing power. It takes converting AoIP to and from other formats to a whole new level with Telos Alliance Livewire+, AES67, and SMPTE ST 2110-30 AoIP formats built-in, along with support for a vast array of traditional broadcast and audio interfaces including analog, MADI, AES3, and SDI*. Even Audinate’s Dante* AoIP protocol can be supported.
A new processing architecture, flexAI, makes deploying legendary Jünger Audio processing on the AIXpressor simple and easy to tailor to your needs, making this unit a processing power house. The flexAI system can scale the processing power to an almost unfathomable level by using a new interface format, tieLight, to transport up to 1024 channels of audio virtually latency free to an additional processing unit such as the flexAI server.
* via optional I/O cards
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 board, AIXpressor is Jünger Audio’s most flexible and advanced audio processing solution to date with almost unlimited possibilities, and is open for future upgrades as technology evolves.
The new processing core is powerful enough to compute audio decoding, processing and encoding without any need for additional DSP cards or codec boards.
flexAI - Any Process, All Platforms
Our R&D team developed an entirely new audio processing infrastructure platform named flexAI. With flexAI, new tools and applications can be created, similar to plug-ins in a traditional DAW. This concept of software defined products enables us to create user-specific audio solutions without considering the hardware as a primary factor. All flexAI based applications can run on the AIXpressor and Jünger Audio’s range of flexAI audio processing servers, with virtualized solutions coming in the future.
Cascading Made Simple
The AIXpressor is a fully featured stand-alone audio processor which was designed with scalability in mind. Not only in terms of features and upgrades, but also in participating in larger systems. AIXpressor and flexAI server devices can become part of a processing array to provide distributed processing or load balancing and allow for high-channel count applications. To exchange audio and data between participants of a spanned installation, we developed tieLight as a multichannel, low latency point-to-point connection for cascading several devices. One optical tieLight interface is capable of transporting up to 1024 audio channels in each direction without introducing 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 is low on power consumption and helps reduce the carbon footprint of your facility. With its high efficiency redundant power supplies, AIXpressor is a processing power house without wasting power.
Jünger Audio AIXpressor Specifications
The base AIXpressor unit supports audio interface functions. Audio processing is optional, and is added via software license keys. Software license keys can be installed in the field.
User selectable 8-ch analog input, or 4-ch analog input / 4-ch analog output via a DB-25 connector. Analog I/O is +4 dBu, balanced, DB-25 connector wired to the TASCAM® standard.
8-ch analog output via a DB-25 connector. Analog outputs are +4 dBu, balanced, DB-25 connector wired to the TASCAM standard.
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
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 – FCC and CE tested and compliant with UL-approved power supplies
Europe – Complies with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS directive), 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