RTI ships AD-4 switcher

AUTHOR: Inavate

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has started shipping its AD-4 four –zone distributed audio matrix switcher.

The unit contains both a matrix switching pre-amp and a built-in eight-channel Cool Power class D amplifier. It distributes up to four analogue audio sources to four zones. It can also augment four local audio source inputs with four remote source inputs.

It features a compact, low profile design and is suitable for rack-mount or free-standing installations. Access to audio and control of remote sources is handled using the RSP1 accessory wall plate and a single Cat-5 cable. A mute function quiets the music when the doorbell or phone system rings. RTI's open architecture enables the control of multiple AD-4 units for additional zones.

The AD-4 is designed to be a seamless extension of an RTI control system. The unit provides the audio switching, amplification, and distribution functions, while RTI central processors and user interfaces manage the audio source control, user input, and status feedback. Information such as the selected source, volume level, and tone control settings are available for each zone, with more advanced information such as song playlists, cover art, and tuner RDS data also available through integration with RTI's two-way enabled control products.