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 7 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 7 and Mini controls can be programmed via drag & drop within the processors’ SolaroConsole software. It is recommended that the Touch 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.

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 SolaroConsole Universal Software was developed to provide optimum configuration of Neutrino and Uno Series processors. Replacing the previous NeuConsole software, SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements as well as constituting part of an entirely new ‘universal’ software strategy for Xilica.

The SolaroConsole software includes two active universal components. The first of these, the Universal Dante Configuration, has three primary elements. Firstly, it provides the ability to universally configure any brand of Dante interface device on the market. Secondly, it provides improved Dante Network Device management tools including Dante configuration done graphically and saved into a project file with automatic audio routing of the Dante matrix, along with an improved Dante View screen. Thirdly, the user no longer has to use the Dante Controller software application since everything is configured and managed from within SolaroConsole.

Two methods can be used to configure other manufacturers’ Dante interface devices. The first of these involves selecting the growing number of Dante interface product brands already populating the SolaroConsole menu, including devices from Ashly Audio, Attero Tech, Audio-Technica, Bose, Lectrosonics, RDL and Stewart Audio. New announcements about integration of other third-party Dante products continue to be made all the time.

Alternatively, for those Dante interface product brands not included in the menu, Xilica provides a Generic Dante Device module that can be dropped onto Project View and then configured in the same way as any of the specific integrated devices.

The second primary element is the Universal Platform, which makes it possible to deploy the new SolaroConsole universal software on the user’s Mac or Windows PC.

Shortly, Xilica will add a third primary universal component in the form of Universal Protocol Control (often referred to as third party control). Described as the most important universal component of SolaroConsole, this component makes it possible to easily drag & drop, for example, a projector brand and model from the menu onto the Project View work area. Consequently, it is possible to easily control that projector within the SolaroConsole project design using SolaroControl and other control devices.

Widely regarded as being easy to learn and use, SolaroConsole 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, and continues to add to its online app library regularly. In addition, the company can also provide complimentary ‘custom’ Uno apps designed to the user’s precise requirements.

As with many products in the Xilica range, Uno DSPs feature a 40-bit floating point DSP engine, high-performance 24-bit converters, and premium grade mic preamps. The app-configured Uno processors are DCHP-enabled network devices and are available in four 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.

The Uno U0808, U0816, U1603 and U1616 are standard I/O models, whilst the Uno-N model versions provide Dante-enabled network audio capability, making it possible to digitally transport up to 16×16 I/O channels of bi-directional Dante network audio over Ethernet. Streams can be converted to/from analogue and Dante using another Uno-N model or any of the Rio Series Dante-enabled interface devices.

In addition, Uno-N series processors and Rio Series Dante interface devices can be used in conjunction with other Dante-enabled product brands and devices.

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 on a separate DB25 connector, whilst the Uno U1608-AEC model version is essentially the U1608 model with up to 8 x AEC inputs plus 8 x mic/line inputs for conference system applications or anywhere AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) is required. 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 SolaroConsole software, which enables the straightforward adjustment of parameters, creation of presets, and programming of controls. Control is also possible via: the wired Touch 7 and Mini series wall controls; wirelessly with the SolaroControl app via iOS and Android devices; the browser control; the processors’ Logic I/O; or any third party control system.

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 the Dante-enabled 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 Neutrino-N and Uno-N processors, the user has the advantage of being able to configure and manage all Dante devices from within Xilica’s SolaroConsole software, removing the need to run separate 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 – analogue audio input, conversion, and transport over network cable and Dante network audio to analogue 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 Euroblock/Phoenix 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 late 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 system required by the customer. Accordingly, Neutrino’s drag-and- drop SolaroConsole 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 SolaroConsole software GUI; with the logic input/relay output ports; the optional NeuPanel Series Mini and Touch 7 wall controls; iOS and Android devices via the free SolaroControl apps; 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 (Neutrino A0808-N through A1616-N) 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 processor or Rio interface. In addition, it is possible to use Neutrino-N and Rio interfaces in conjunction with other Dante-enabled brands and devices – making Neutrino entirely in line with the growing global popularity of Dante technology.

Examining other products in the series, the Neutrino-D model versions (A0808-D & A1616-D) provide digital I/O capability of 8×8 AES/EBU channels on a separate connector, while Neutrino-ND combo model versions (Neutrino A0808-ND and A1616-ND) deliver a combination of Dante-enabled network audio I/O (16×16) and digital I/O (8×8 AES/EBU).

The Neutrino A1608-AEC model is essentially the A1608 model with up to 8 x AEC inputs, plus 8 x Mic/Line inputs for conference system applications or anywhere AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) is required. 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 implementation for the time-pressured installer and consultant.