The Solaro QR (quarter rack) DSP might stand in the shadow of its Solaro FR big brother but don’t let size fool you. The QR is compact but the same Linux platform and dual core processor drive this modular drag and drop configured network processor and the modular I/O architecture makes the QR highly user configurable. Eight modular card slots accept 2ch audio and 4ch GPIO input and output plug-in cards. Plus, any card type, in any combination, in any card slot maximizes I/O flexibility and a built-in 4×4 Dante card is a connectivity bonus.

The QR is founded on the triple-notion of drag-and-drop simplicity and modular I/O plug-in card flexibility in a compact format. Accordingly, QR’s drag-and-drop Xilica Designer software for PC and Mac is used to configure DSP functionality and the modular I/O card configuration as well as the QR’s programmable remote controls.

The QR’s modular architecture provides eight user-configured card slots that accept our I/O plug-in cards and I/O flexibility is maximized by the ability to place any card type, in any combination, in any card slot. Currently the available plug-in cards include 2ch analog input and output cards; 2ch AES/EBU digital audio input and output cards; and 4ch GPIO input and output cards. The 2ch analog Mic/Line input card provides mic/line and 48V phantom power selection per input and uses premium grade mic pre-amps.

The included 4×4 Dante card is a connectivity bonus. Transport 4×4 I/O channels of Dante network audio bi-directionally over Ethernet. Dante and analog audio streams can be converted back to analog audio or to Dante network audio using another Solaro series processor, any of our Rio Series Dante interfaces, or via any Dante enabled product brand.

Solaro QR can be controlled in a number of ways: via Ethernet using the included Xilica Designer software GUI; with GPIO card ports; the optional new XTouch50 and XTouch80 programmable touch controls (coming soon); iOS and Android devices via our free XTouchApp; and with any third-party controller.

The powerful Solaro QR is an excellent DSP choice for teleconferencing solutions. The optional QR-AEC model provides AEC mic inputs up to 8ch@250ms /16ch@100ms (soft-key activated).

Audio performance is always important to Xilica. The QR is no exception and uses the same input, output, and DSP processing architecture as the Solaro FR model at a sample rate of 48kHz.

Solaro QR’s highly configurable modular design, powerful dual core processor, built in 4×4 Dante card, compact size, and PoE capability make the QR suitable for a wealth of applications in the commercial integration market and a market value leader.

* Solaro is not compatible with existing Touch SM7 MkII and Mini controls
** New Solaro compatible XTouch50 and XTouch80 touch controls coming soon

Designed in Canada with the live sound, rental, small installation and MI verticals in mind, XP products feature a 96kHz 40-bit floating-point DSP engine, high-performance 24-bit converters and honed processing algorithms such 650ms delay, IIR filters, GEQ & PEQ.

Offering a choice of four I/O combinations, 2×4, 3×6, 4×8 and 8×8, XP Series products provide a cost-effective footprint for a range of channel counts. Models feature XLR or Phoenix connectors, whilst inputs can be matrixed or routed to any and all outputs.

XP products additionally feature Ethernet, USB and RS232 connectivity for configuration, control and monitoring, whilst many command features can be accessed through the DSP’s front-panel, or with a computer running the user-intuitive XConsole software. In fact, XConsole can work in tandem with an Ethernet switch to control multiple XD Series devices from a single location.

For end-user control, XP products are compatible with the NeuPanel Touch 7 touch-screen, an Android device running the complimentary XTouch app, or the XPanel LCD display.

In addition to its extensive software, app and remote control device options, Xilica also offers the Centro SM1 site-manager for use with the Neutrino and Uno processors. A one-rack space device with Ethernet and RS-232 connectivity, the SM1 can be hooked up to the network along with Neutrino and Uno processors and NeuPanel control devices via Ethernet cable using the SolaroConsole software GUI.

The SM1 site-manager provides easy and rapid selection and configuration of each of the unit’s four functions. The Centro SM1 Browser Control allows users to control Xilica processors via popular browsers using any smartphone or tablet (including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices).

The Third Party Control Interpreter feature simplifies third-party programming control of Neutrino and Uno processors, whilst the Scheduler provides makes it possible to manage the processors’ presets using a date and time event schedule. Finally, the System Backup feature provides a convenient secondary location and procedure to back-up all critical DSP project files.

Whilst a browser-based control app can be used to successfully manage a single processor, an application involving multiple processors and browsers will be impossible to manage. This is where the SM1 proves to be particularly advantageous because the Centro site-manager operates centrally to all devices on the network, with the result that its single browser control can oversee all the processors on the network.

Xilica offers a wealth of control options for its Neutrino and Uno Series processors. These run the gamut from dedicated iOS apps and Android device software to third-party control devices. But Xilica also offers a number of dedicated remote controls, the NeuPanel Series, that are DHCP-enabled network devices and PoE-powered.

Comprising the Touch SM7 MkII and Mini controls, the NeuPanel series products – which are available in black or white – are connected using Ethernet cable and reside on the network with connected Neutrino or Uno Series processors. The Touch SM 7 and Mini controls can be programmed via drag & drop within the processors’ Xilica Designer software. It is recommended that the Touch SM7 and Mini controls be powered via a PoE switch or router, although an external power supply is included with each.

The Touch SM7 MkII is a surface or flush-mount, programmable, 7-inch touch control with password-protected multi-page control flexibility.

The Mini Control range comprises five models: the Mini K1, a single volume control on a 2 gang sized aluminium panel; the Mini K4, with four selectable volume controls on a 2 gang sized aluminium panel; the Mini S4K1, with four on/off control buttons plus an independent volume control; the Mini S4, with four on/off control buttons on a 2 gang sized aluminium panel; and the Mini S8, which features eight on/off control buttons on a 2 gang sized aluminium panel.

Collectively, these ‘physical’ device options offer ease of control to suit all install environments in which the Neutrino or Uno Series processors have been deployed.

* Not compatible with Solaro Series DSP.

Designed in Canada with the live sound, rental, small installation and MI verticals in mind, XD products feature a 96kHz 40-bit floating-point DSP engine, high-performance 24-bit converters and honed processing algorithms such FIR crossover filters, 650ms delay, IIR filters, GEQ & PEQ.

Offering a choice of two I/O combinations, 4×8 and 8×8, XD Series products provide a cost-effective footprint for a range of channel counts. Both models feature AES/EBU on a multi-pin connector, whilst inputs can be matrixed or routed to any and all outputs, with the XD-8080 product featuring individual Phoenix connectors for ease of installation.

XD products additionally feature Ethernet, USB and RS232 connectivity for configuration, control and monitoring, whilst many command features can be accessed through the DSP’s front-panel, or with a computer running the user-intuitive XConsole software. In fact, XConsole can work in tandem with an Ethernet switch to control multiple XD Series devices from a single location.

For end-user control, XD products are compatible with the NeuPanel Touch 7 touch-screen, an Android device running the complimentary XTouch app, or the XPanel LCD display.

Designed in Canada with the live sound, rental, small installation and MI verticals in mind, XA products feature a 96kHz 40-bit floating-point DSP engine with high-performance 24-bit converters.

Offering a choice of three I/O combinations, 2×4, 2×6 and 4×8, XA Series products provide a cost-effective footprint for a range of channel counts. XA products feature XLR line-level inputs and outputs, but do not utilise AES/EBU or mic/line switchable inputs. Additionally, advanced DSP processing algorithms such as FIR, GEQ and compressors are removed to provide a more affordable entry-level solution.

XA products additionally feature USB and RS232 connectivity for configuration, control and monitoring, whilst many command features can be accessed through the DSP’s front-panel, or with a computer running the user-intuitive XConsole software. 

Please note, this product is not available in the United States or Canada.

An integral element of the Xilica range, the Xilica Designer Software was developed to provide optimum configuration of Solaro, Neutrino and Uno Series processors but it also configures Xilica’s programmable remote controls, configures and manages any networked Dante device, and in the future – provide universal third-party device control integration.

The Xilica Designer software includes two active universal components. The first of these, universal platform, makes it possible to deploy the new Xilica Designer software on the user’s Windows PC or Mac. The second, universal Dante configuration, provides the ability to universally configure and manage any brand of Dante interface device on the market.

Two methods can be used to configure other manufacturers Dante enabled devices. The user can select from the growing number of Dante interface product brands already populating the Xilica Designer menu, including devices from Attero Tech, Bose, RCF, RDL and Yamaha.

And alternatively, for those Dante interface product brands not included in the menu, Xilica provides a Generic Dante Device module that can be configured and turned into any Dante enabled device brand connected to the Dante network.

Xilica is working on and will add a third universal component in the form of universal third-party device control integration (universal protocol control). Described as the most important universal component of Xilica Designer, once fully active this component will make it possible to simply drag & drop popular AV product brand models from the menu into the designer software and from each product brand module – drag & drop any or all available controls into any of Xilica’s programmable remote control options (wired touch controls, wireless iOS/Android control devices, etc). Xilica having done all the third-party protocol control work in the background for the user.

Widely regarded as being easy to learn and use, Xilica Designer does not require extensive training and is therefore geared towards quick and straightforward implementation by the integrator community.

As the pre-configured version of Neutrino, Uno reduces the need for programming skill and DSP design time by basing itself around a portfolio of pre-configured DSP designs. This ease of implementation has made the range a popular choice for a variety of fixed audio installation environments and project budgets.

Xilica can provide a pre-configured DSP design for nearly every application from its online design library. In addition, the company can also provide complimentary ‘custom’ pre-configured designs – designed to the user’s precise requirements.

The pre-configured Uno processors are DHCP-enabled network devices and are available in four primary I/O model sizes – 8×8, 8×16, 16×8 and 16×16 with Mic/Line and 48V phantom power selection per input and premium grade mic pre-amps.

Uno-N model versions provide Dante-enabled network audio capability over Ethernet (Uno Dante I/O follows analog I/O). Streams can be converted to/from analogue and Dante using another Uno-N model, our Rio Series Dante-enabled interface devices, or via any Dante enabled product brand.

The Uno U0808-D and U1616-D model versions provide additional I/O in the form of 8×8 AES/EBU digital audio I/O, whilst the Uno U1608-AEC model version provides eight AEC inputs (Acoustic Echo Cancellation). Finally, the U0808-ND, U1616-ND and U1608-AEC-N combo model versions provide additional I/O and application flexibility.

Uno products can be controlled & programmed via Ethernet using the included Xilica Designer software, which enables the straightforward adjustment of parameters, creation of presets, and programming of controls. Control is also possible via: the wired Touch SM7 and Mini series wall controls; wirelessly with the XTouch App via iOS and Android devices; the processors GPIO ports; or any third-party control system.

Designed to suit applications throughout the commercial integration market, the Uno Series provides customers with the most comprehensive pre-configured DSP solution on the market.

With adoption of Dante predicted to grow substantially over the next few years, Xilica offers extensive support for the networking technology in its range. For example, the Rio Series of Dante-enabled I/O interfaces can be used to provide additional flexibility not only for Dante-enabled Solaro-N, Neutrino-N, and Uno-N processor models, but also as standalone interface devices with other Dante-enabled brands.

When the Rio Series is used in conjunction with Dante-enabled Xilica processors, the user has the advantage of being able to configure and manage all Dante devices from within the Xilica Designer software, removing the need to also use the Dante Controller software.

At the present time the Rio Series features five interface models. The newest Rio models include the R22-P, R44-P, R22-WP-X, and R22-WP-M models, which join the original Rio R1616-N and R1616-NX models. All models provide bi-directional Dante network audio transport – analog audio input, conversion, and transport over network cable and Dante network audio to analog audio breakout.

Available with a number of mounting options, the R22-P (2×2 I/O) and R44-P (4×4 I/O) models are 1/4 rack chassis size Dante interface devices. The front panel of both models provides Dip switch selection of Mic or Line input and 48V Phantom power on a per input basis, as well as an RJ45 Dante network audio connector with power and network status LEDs.

The rear of each model provides two or four analogue audio outputs on 3.81mm Euro connectors and a 12VDC external power supply connection. The external power supply is included, although it is also possible to power the device using PoE.

Elsewhere in the range, the R22-WP-X and R22-WP-M models are 2×2 analogue / 2×2 Dante I/O interface panels on a 2 gang sized flush or surface mount wall plate (surface mount back box included). The R22-WP-X wall plate model provides XLR analogue I/O connections only, while the R22-WP-M model provides a mix of XLR, dual RCA (L+R summed), and stereo 3.5mm (L+R summed) analogue I/O connections. Both models can be powered with a PoE switch or router, or via the included external power supply.

Finally, the R1616-N is a full size, 1RU, 19”rack-mount Dante interface providing 16×16 I/O channels of Dante network audio and 16×16 I/O channels of analogue audio on Phoenix connectors, with the R1616-NX model being 2RU in height and providing XLR I/O connections.

Taken as a whole, the Rio range makes it possible to support even the most complex Dante-based network environment with ease.

A winning combination of audio performance, ease of use and cost-efficiency is offered by Neutrino processors. Neutrino comprises a DHCP-enabled processor series available in four primary I/O model sizes – 8×8, 8×16, 16×8 and 16×16 with Mic/Line and 48V phantom power selection per input and premium grade mic pre-amps.

Neutrino is founded upon the dual-notion of drag-and-drop simplicity and the ability to configure the precise DSP design required by the customer. Accordingly, Neutrino’s drag-and-drop Xilica Designer software can be used to accommodate each project need, and incorporates a GUI that is designed to reduce DSP design time.

Neutrino products can be controlled in a number of ways: via Ethernet using the included Xilica Designer software GUI; with the GPIO ports; the optional NeuPanel Series Mini and Touch SM7 wall controls; iOS and Android devices via the free XTouch App; and any third-party controller.

The connectivity capability of the Neutrino models is customizable through a number of different variants. The Neutrino-N model versions provide Audinate Dante-enabled network audio capability.

This makes it possible to digitally transport 16×16 I/O channels of Dante network audio bi-directionally over Ethernet. Dante and analogue audio streams can be converted back to analogue or to Dante network audio using another Neutrino-N DSP, Rio Series interface, or other Dante-enabled device brands.

Examining other models in the series, the Neutrino-D model versions provide digital I/O capability of 8×8 AES/EBU channels, while Neutrino-ND combo model versions deliver a combination of Dante network audio I/O (16×16) and digital I/O (8×8 AES/EBU).

The Neutrino A1608-AEC model (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) provides up to eight AEC mic inputs – configured as four 2ch AEC modules in Xilica Designer. Finally, the Neutrino A1608-AEC-N combo model adds Dante enabled network audio to the AEC model.

Designed to suit a wealth of applications in the commercial integration market, the Neutrino series offers optimum ease of use and entry level drag & drop configured cost-efficiency for integrators and consultants.