The RAD16z provides an alternative to standard switchboxes for areas in which a switchbox is impractical, such as in stage floor pockets or above ceilings. Its form factor is a rugged metal box with flexible surface mounting options. The RAD16z is plenumrated UL 2043.
It contains 2 balanced Mic / Line / Line-Plus inputs and 2 balanced line outputs on Euroblock connectors. Line-Plus allows a stereo unbalanced source to connect to a single balanced input and be mono'ed. Inputs are individually software switchable to Mic, Line or Line-Plus. 24 V phantom power can be enabled in software for a condenser mic. LEDs indicate input mode, Input and Output level, as well as RAD connectivity to the HAL. Two Logic Inputs and Outputs interface other devices to HAL with toggles or commands, such as push-to-talk or mute switches, projectors, lights, alarms, etc. Logic In connects a device contact switch between pin 1 or 2 to ground. Logic Outs are 5 V high or 0 V low.
Galvanic isolation prevents current flow between the RAD and host technical grounds from interfering with audio. The Euro connections accept wire between 30 and 14 AWG. The RAD16z is only available in black. Mountable to any flat surface, it measures 4.92" x 3.31" x 1.05" (12.5 x 8.4 x 2.7 cm).
The entire family of RAD models interface with HAL for digital conversion at the wall. Each converts analog audio to and/or from 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio. Shielded CAT 5e (or better) cable and termination transport four digital audio channels - two channels each direction - as well as power, ground and a communications channel, with status indicators at each RAD, HAL, EXP unit, and in Halogen software. The host HAL autochecks the CAT 5 crimp and verifies audio. All RADs are both "location-aware" and hot-swappable with 500-foot homerun connections (66% farther than Ethernet).