CENTAURI IV 5000

The audio codec system for your customized solution, whether HQ answering machine, talk show system, streaming or MOBI pool reception device, up to 64 audio channels via MADI or multiple AES in superb streaming quality. Supports all standards. EBU 3326 compliant. All important G.7xx, MPEG, apt-X and other formats. And OPUS! Huge scalability on error concealment capabilities.

In addition to IP network interfaces it supports still ISDN, here even ISDN primary rate PRI with 30 B-channels. All received B-channels can be concerted to IP, e.g. Axia Livewire in order to transmit those signals via IP to studios and serve their applications.

  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Solutions
  • Highlights
  • Specifications

    Algorithms G.711
      G.722
      MPEG Layer2
      MPEG Layer3
      Linear (16-24 bit)
      Opus
      MPEG AAC (optional)
      4SB ADPCM (optional)
      aptX / EaptX (all modes) (optional)
      AES Transparent (optional)
       
    Communication Interfaces IP/Ethernet (RJ45, 10/100 Mbit/s)
      2nd IP/Ethernet (RJ45, 10/100Mbit/s)
      4x ISDN (RJ45, S0) (optional)
      ASI Out (BNC) (optional)
      X.21 (optional)
      ISDN PRI 30 x ISDN b Channel (optional)
      E1 G.703/G.704 (on request)
      ISDN PRI based on T1 (on request)
       
    Audio In MADI – Up to 64 audio channels (optional)
      8 x AES – Up To 16 audio Channels (optional)
       
    Audio Out AES/EBU (D-Sub 9) Up To 16 audio Channels
      MADI (optional)
       
    Other Interfaces AES/EBU (D-Sub 9) Up To 16 audio Channels
      MADI (optional)
      4x Opto/Relay (D-Sub 15)
       
    Power Supply Unit RPSU (2 x PSU)
       
    Front Panel Interface 4 LED Meters (IN/OUT)
       
    No. of audio channels up to 64
  • Features

    Channels

    No. of audio channels up to 64
    No. of audio codecs in operation  
    No. of audio codecs, decode only  

     

    Applications

    Backup O
    Answering machine O
    Gateway O
    Intercom O

     

    Algorithms

    G.711 +
    G.722 +
    MPEG Layer2 +
    MPEG Layer3 +
    MPEG AAC O
    4SB ADPCM O
    Linear (16-24 bit) +
    OPUS +
    apt-X / Eapt-X (all modes) O
    AES Transparent  

     

    Communication Interfaces

    IP/Ethernet (RJ45, 10/100 Mbit/s) +
    2nd IP/Ethernet (RJ45, 10/100Mbit/s) +
    4x ISDN (RJ45, S0) O
    ASI Out (BNC) O
    X.21 O
    POTS Card (PSTN)  

     

    Format Conversion

    From IP to IP O
    From ISDN to IP and/or vice versa O
    From X.21 to IP and/or vice versa O
    From IP to ASI O
    From LiveWire to IP and/or vice versa O

     

    Audio In

    AES/EBU (D-Sub 9) O, up to 8
    2x Line In (XLR)  
    MADI O

     

    Audio Out

    AES/EBU (D-Sub 9) O, up to 8
    2x Line Out (XLR)  
    1x Headphones 1/4" Jack  
    MADI O

     

    Other Interfaces

    4x Opto/Relay (D-Sub 15) +

     

    Front Panel Interface

    LCD + Keyboard  
    4 LED Meters (IN/OUT) +
    2 LED Meters (OUT only)  
  • Solutions

    Extensive Backup
    The backup options for the CENTAURI IV 5000 go far beyond those of other models due to the number of channels and the available computational power: 4 sub codecs are backed up from IP to Livewire, 3 sub codecs are backed up from IP to ISDN, 21 sub codecs are backed up from IP to IP changing format at the same time.

    Extensive Gateway
    Gateway options are likewise ahead of other models for the same reasons: 4 sub codecs are converted from G.722 ISDN to Axia Livewire, 7 sub codecs are converted from AAC HEv2 IP to ISDN Opus, 11 sub codecs are backed up from IP to IP changing the format at the same time.

    Extensive Answering machine
    A variety of broadcast participants, whether journalists, scouts, traffic reporters or others may require extensive answering machine functionality. For instance using MOBIPhone to call a CENTAURI IV 5000 with the HQ answering machine application. Up to 60 channels can be handled, in combination with multi SIP and other features.

    Extensive Logging
    Similar to the extensive answering machine feature, the logging application provides more expansive functionality as far as time and events are concerned. It is also possible to divide the long logging recordings into parts. In addition, it can be supported by an encryption method for security reasons. Only authorized people with the appropriate code are able to read the data.

    Multi-SIP
    Audio connections via IP are moving more and more to SIP as SIP servers are becoming more available. Multi SIP allows use of a variety of SIP servers within one product, e.g. 2 transmissions via SIP server 1, 4 transmissions via SIP server 2, etc.

    Combo-apps
    Various applications can be combined in order to achieve an even higher performance. It is recommended to contact the vendor for specific combinations to get an evaluation of your requirements.

    Error Concealment
    In case of packet losses, it is important that the audio signal is somehow repaired. It does not have to be identical to the original signal, like in error correction method applications, but the subjective impressions should always be good. MAYAH has implemented a scalable error concealment scheme which applies different error concealment techniques depending on the type of package loss.

    Voice Options (Echo Cancellation)
    Voice options on MAYAH codecs include noise suppression, acoustic echo control, and automatic gain control. The CENTAURI IV 5000 can combine the above mentioned applications and do backup, gateway and recording/logging at the same time.

  • Highlights

    AJC - Automatic Jitter Compensation
    Improves the IP connectivity with highly sophisticated automatic analysis and parameter setting mechanisms for bit rate, buffer and others.

    FEC - Forward Error Correction
    Line failures? Bit errors? No problem with the Pro MPEG FEC and its flexible settings for redundancy and performance.

    PLEC - Packet Loss Error Concealment
    Works without FEC, optimizing the trade-off between buffer, bandwidth and redundancy. PLEC allows almost no buffer by maintaining high audio quality.

    Dual IP, offers two mono encode/decode
    You can split the device into two independent mono units, establishing two bidirectional mono connections via IP, instead of one bidirectional stereo connection.

    Dual ISDN, offers two mono encode/decode
    You can split the device into two independent mono units, establishing two bidirectional mono connections via ISDN, instead of one bidirectional stereo connection.

    64-Channel Audio
    The CENTAURI IV 5000 has 64 audio channels, significantly more than any other unit. This allows it to handle a greater workload and is therefore perfect for users who otherwise would have to use large racks of multiple codecs.

    Intercom Audio Mode
    This unique intercom capability allows commentators to communicate with an additional person on-site by simply pushing a button.

    Dual Reporter Mode
    This mode allows users to send an audio transmission to up to 2 targets through one channel.

    WebRemote 4.1 2015
    Complete device monitoring and control is possible with our MAYAH Web Remote 4.1 2015.

    Multichannel WebRemote 4.1 2015
    Based on the very powerful but easy to use WR 4.1 2015, the new Multichannel WebRemote Control offers easy operation of up to 64 bidirectional channels.

    ISDN/IP Gateway
    The migration from ISDN to IP is ongoing. Instead of a complete switch which is supported by a variety of MAYAH products, the ISDN/IP Gateway solution offer a smooth transition.

    Automatic Recovery
    After a line failure an automatic backup is used, which is supported by many MAYAH Audio Codecs. It is important that after everything is set back to normal, an automatic recovery to the original settings and lines is possible.

    Silence Detection
    The monitoring, logging or automatic backup of the audio signal can be controlled in terms of duration and level.

    IP Backup
    You can split the device into two independent mono units, establishing two bidirectional mono connections via IP, instead of one bidirectional stereo via IP.

    ISDN Backup
    You can split the device into two independent mono units, establishing two bidirectional mono connections via ISDN, instead of one bidirectional stereo via ISDN.

    Redundant Audio Streaming
    MAYAH supports redundant streaming for more stable and secure audio transmission. Two Ethernet ports are available to simultaneously output identical packets to the network or even to different networks. At the decoding side a control analysis determines the best stream and uses this for the decoding process.

    Audio Signal Detection
    MAYAH codecs possess highly sophisticated automatic analysis and parameter setting mechanisms. These make it easy to detect any problems with the signal or transmission.

    SIP+ for enhanced usage of SIP
    Simply register your MAYAH Codec at MAYAH FULL-SIP Server and be compatible with every other SIP Device and use features like ICE (Interactive Connectivity Establishment), FEC (Forward Error Correction) and Interconnect which enables connection without a STUN Server.

    Multiple Unicast
    Easy unicast stream from one encoder to up to 11 remote locations. Good distribution alternative in networks without multicast support.

    Point-to-Multipoint over ISDN
    Distribute one signal over ISDN to up to 8 destinations using a single audio codec with 4BRI ISDN.

    BGAN & KA Sat
    All MAYAH audio codecs provide APN & Login Support for QoS on BGAN/Inmarsat connections. The most secure Audio-over-IP from every corner of the world.

    Simultaneous Recording and Transmission
    While fellow journalists just record their material to cut it and send it back to the studio later, you’re On Air with Audio-over-IP / 3G / Wi-Fi and still get your interview recorded as uncompressed audio on an SD Card.

    Easy Backup for Audio-over-IP
    Switch to the other IP or ISDN line automatically if signal is lost or play back the file from an SD card or USB.