RCF releases new RDNet 2.0 software for loudspeaker control & monitoring

php4fjKx5AMEdison, New Jersey — RCF has announced that the new software release of its proprietary RDNet protocol (v2.0), which enables remote control and management of RCF’s professional speakers and other audio objects, is now available for download — and contains a number of new features and increased functionality.

Applicable to its proprietary RDNet Control 2 and Control 8 hardware interfaces (controlling a maximum of 64 and 256 devices in subnets respectively), with this platform each ‘intelligent’ RDNet-compatible device has its own built-in communication board, microcontroller and DSP, with the ability to store presets, receive commands and continuously send status information.

Designed and developed by RCF’s engineering team, and based on RS-485 communication protocol, RDNet is the result of extensive R&D to make the management of complex audio systems simple and intuitive.

RDNet is RCF’s proprietary protocol that makes it possible to monitor all the system components and parameters, from the input to the status of each single amplifier and transducer. Having a DSP on board of each cabinet, it is possible to address single cabinets or groups of cabinets with specific presets or modifications of parameters like gain, equalization or delay. RDNet is able to send and receive data on a either XLR cable or CAT5 cable.

The new v2.0 control software includes several new functions (and firmware updates) as well as multiple improvements and adjustments.Additional features of RDNet 2.0 include: completely redesigned Offline and Online operating mode for a safe system administration; revised mute management logic rules; improved RDNet protocol communication and error correction; Logic ID support for a Faulty device tolerant network operation.

Finally, there is a new Control 8 firmware release. This improves ‘Objects Registration’, offering significantly higher reliability than previous releases (‘Objects Registration’ is considerably faster and safer than alternatives, thanks to the implementation of separated threads for each sub-network).

RCF’s Theatre & Touring Series products supported by RDNet, include: TT1A; TT2A; TT5A; new TTL55A; new TTL36AS; new TTS56A; new TTS26A; new TTS36A; new TTL33A; new TTL31A; TT5PA;  TT051A; TT052A; and TTL11.

The software can be found on RCF’s website (http://www.rcf.it) in the section: http://www.rcf.it/products/touring-and-theatre/rd-net

For additional information, please contact RCF USA at 732-902-6100.