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Network Interface Card for dLive and Avantis

Network Interface Card for dLive and Avantis

fibreACE enables a 128x128ch 96kHz point-to-point link between dLive or Avantis systems over CAT cable or multimode fibre optic. It can also be used as a converter, to replace the dLive MixRack to Surface link with fibre optic.

Copper Mode

Copper mode supports standard CAT5e links up to 100m.

Fibre Mode

Fibre mode supports opticalCON Duo multimode cables up to 500m.

Convert Mode

Allows a fibre link up to 500m between a dLive Surface and dLive MixRack.

Redundant Operation

The fibreACE card supports dual-cable redundant connections in both copper and fibre modes.

fibreACE Explained

fibreACE is Allen & Heath’s proprietary protocol for transporting Audio and Control over Ethernet.

It allows very low latency and cable redundancy without any audio dropout. It can also tunnel the dLive / Avantis control data over the same connection, for example to enable control of two systems via a single laptop.

The fibreACE card offers an ideal solution for digital splits and audio distribution in large scale events and installations, with cable runs up to 500m and industry standard connectors.

fibreACE is a truly plug ‘n play protocol, so no computer is required for the setup of fibreACE connections. Simply plug the cable between any two dLive / Avantis systems and set the patch and clock settings directly on the mixer.


128 bidirectional channels

96kHz operation

3 modes of operation:

  • Copper – CAT5e or higher
  • Fibre – Neutrik OpticalCon Duo multimode
  • Convert – run fibre between MixRack and Surface

Ultra-low transport latency – 5 samples (52us)

Dual redundancy

Switchable Control Network Bridge

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