XPORT OVERVIEW 

Zephyr Xport is a portable broadcast codec that allows use of an ordinary analog telephone line in the field to connect with the Zephyr Xstream® ISDN codec at your studio. Your remote site has ISDN? Great! Zephyr Xport connects to ISDN phone lines as well. No matter which connection you use, you’ll get great-sounding remotes using the highest fidelity low-bitrate coding available: AAC plus (MPEG AAC + Spectral Band Replication enhancement) Or, choose AAC-LD coding for exceptional quality with amazingly low delay. Features include a mixer with mic and line inputs, an internal power supply and selectable DSP processing by Omnia®. The built-in ISDN interface has an internal NT-1 for use worldwide.

XPORT FEATURES 

  • Full duplex, high-fidelity monaural POTS + ISDN field transceiver with aacPlus and MPEG-4 AAC-LD coding.

  • Superior sound: aacPlus coding gives you the best-quality audio of any POTS codec, even at low bit rates.

  • POTS and ISDN capability, standard. Plug Xport into any POTS jack and dial your studio’s Zephyr Xstream; connect to digital phone lines when available for ultimate flexibility.

  • Built-in mixer with mic and line inputs, and selectable DSP processing by Omnia. Control knobs push- in flush with front-panel for safety during travel.

  • I/O includes mic input with provision for 12-volt Phantom power, direct output of received audio, headphone and monitor mix outputs and line-level input.

  • Feed PCM audio directly into Xport from any Windows®-based computer.

  • AUX INTERFACE provides convenient input/output to a cellular phone’s headset jack for wireless transmission, or to

  • send audio cues from auxiliary sources (such as a secondary mixer) directly to talent’s headphones. May also be used as a dedicated record output.

  • MIX control lets you blend IFB audio with send audio for headphone and PA feeds. Front-panel headphone level adjustment controls rear-panel output.

  • Graphical display with backlight provides monitoring of send and receive levels simultaneously.

  • Navigation keys surrounding the display provide fast access to all menu settings.

  • Two bi-directional contact closures for remote operation of connected devices.

  • 100BASE-T Ethernet port provides web-based remote control using a local computer, LAN or WAN
    connection.

  • AUTO key gives one-button access to 100 stored Autodial numbers and 30 Location setups.

  • Ultra mobile: Xport is light-weight, portable, durable, and so compact it tucks easily into most flight bags.

  • Self-contained design: No wall-warts to lose or worry about; internal auto-ranging power supply works anywhere in the world.

  • ISDN Interface with Internal NT-1, includes RJ-45 “S” connector for use worldwide and RJ-11 “U”connector for use in the USA and Canada.

XPORT IN DEPTH 

POTS, or ISDN? With Xport, you’re prepared for both.

When you’re traveling, “small and light” is the name of the game. Of course, excellent audio quality is a must-have, too. Zephyr Xport gives you both.

With Zephyr Xport, you get ISDN audio quality with POTS economy. Xport is the world’s only POTS codec that talks to the Zephyr Xstream ISDN codec. So you get the most reliable connections, and the best audio, too. A Zephyr Xport in your remote kit makes your studio’s Zephyr Xstream a “universal codec,” since you can Xport with either POTS or ISDN to connect with your studio. You save the money, rack space, training time and telephone lines needed to support multiple dedicated POTS and ISDN codecs — not to mention console audio inputs and mix-minus outputs. Inside Xport’s light aluminum case - only seven pounds (3kg) - you’ll find a custom DSP-based modem that’s optimized for Xport’s high- performance audio codecs.

Zephyr Xport’s friendly front-panel makes it as easy for talent to use as a cell phone. During transmission, operators can monitor send and receive levels simultaneously with modem performance using the backlit graphical display. Navigation keys surrounding the display help speed your way through graphical menu selections; the NAV key provides fast access to all menu settings, while Function, scroll and SEL keys make it easy to choose options quickly. The AUTO key gives one-button access to 100 stored Autodial numbers, plus 30 Location setups to recall settings for frequently-visited places.

Zephyr Xport’s mixer couldn’t be easier to use. Controls are right underneath the display screen, with Mic & Line input controls as well as a MIX control that lets you blend IFB audio with send audio for headphone and PA feeds. There’s also a front-panel headphone level adjustment that controls the rear- panel output. All mixer controls are “stowable” to prevent accidental level changes or transport damage; push the knobs in to lock your settings; push them again to extend them for use.

Zephyr Xport’s rear panel includes a mic input with provision for 12-volt Phantom power, direct output of received audio, headphone and monitor mix outputs, and a line-level input. The AUX INTERFACE provides convenient input/output to a cellular phone’s headset jack for wireless transmission, or to send audio cues from auxiliary sources (such as a secondary mixer) directly to talent’s headphones; it can also be used as a dedicated record output.

You’ll also find a 100BASE-T Ethernet port that can be used to control your Zephyr Xport remotely using a any laptop with a Web browser, or via LAN or WAN connection. You can even feed PCM audio directly into Xport from any Windows®-based computer.

Finally, the telephone interface includes connections for an analog (POTS) phone line, a telephone handset for making voice calls, and ports for ISDN connections.

Zephyr Xport uses the highest fidelity low-bitrate coding available, AAC plus (MPEG AAC + Spectral Band Replication enhancement), along with AAC-LD (Advanced Audio Coding – Low Delay) and G.722 coding. A full-featured mixer with mic and line inputs (and selectable audio processing by Omnia) completes the package.

XPORT SPECIFICATIONS 

Frequency Response (+0/-3dB)

  • aacPlus (POTS): 20Hz - 15kHz

  • MPEG-4 AAC-LD (ISDN): 20Hz - 15kHz

 

THD+N

  • Mixer: Loop Audio: 0.0043% @ 1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz

  • Codec: End-to-end connection at 24 kbps, aacPlus (line in to direct receive output), 0.04% @ 1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz

 

Delay

  • aacPlus (POTS): <700 ms.

  • MPEG-4 AAC-LD (ISDN): < 90 ms.

 

Transmission Modes

  • ISDN: MPEG4 AAC-LD @ 15kHz

  • POTS: aacPlus @ 15kHz

  • POTS Hybrid Mode: 300 - 3.4kHz

 

Microphone Input

Balanced XLR female

  • Clip Point

    • Gain High: -37dBu

    • Gain Low: -27dBu

  • Available Gain

    • Gain High: 50dB

    • Gain Low: 60dB

  • Impedance: ≥ 3.8K Ohms

  • CMMR @ 1kHz: 75dB

  • Phantom Power: 12 volt @10mA

 

Line Input

  • Balanced ¼” TRS

  • Level: +4dBu (+20 clip)

  • Impedance: ≥ 19K Ohms

  • CMMR @ 1kHz: 62dB

 

Auxiliary Interface

  • Unbalanced input/output, ¼” phone jack

  • Tip input, Ring output

 

Input

  • Level: Unity Gain to mix out, 20dBu clip point

  • Impedance: ≥ 9k Ohms

 

Output

  • Level: -26dBu nominal 

  • Impedance: ≤ 12k Ohms

 

Receive Direct Output

  • Balanced XLR male jack

  • Level: +4dBu, 20dBu clip

  • Digital Operating Level: -18dBfs, nominal

  • Impedance: ≤ 50 Ohms

  • Noise Floor: -75.5dBu (referenced to +4dBu, no decoder lock)

  • Dynamic Range: No decoder lock: 94dB

  • Encoder/Decoder loopback: 91dB

  • THD (Line input, 100 Hz to 10 kHz @ +4dBu): 0.05%

 

Headphone Output

  • Level (level control @ maximum and nominal input level at line input): ±103dBa SPL

 

Monitor Mix Output

  • Floating, balanced ¼” TRS

  • Level: +4dBu, 20dBu clip

  • Impedance: ≤ 50 Ohms

  • Noise floor: -85dBu (referenced to +4dBu, Mic & Line inputs off)

  • THD: 0.01% (Line input, 100 Hz to 10 kHz @ +4dBu)

 

Limiter

  • Internal DSP-based AGC/look-ahead limiter with Omnia® audio processing.

  • Includes presets for music & voice, selectable per channel.

 

POTS Interface

  • 6-Position/4-Pin miniature modular connector (RJ-11 style) with connections on the center pins (3 & 4). User-selectable configuration allows International operation.

 

ISDN Interface

  • Supports National ISDN-1, DMS Custom, 5ESS Custom PTP, ETS 300 (Euro ISDN), INS 64 (Japan) protocols.

  • International version supports 4-wire ISDN “S” interface on an 8-position/8-pin miniature modular connector (RJ-45 style); USA & Canada version supports 4-wire ISDN “S” interface on an 8-position/8-pin miniature modular connector (RJ-45 style) and 2-wire ISDN “U” interface on a 6-position/4-pin connector (RJ-11 style).

 

LAN Interface

  • 100Base-T Ethernet port using RJ-45 connector. Supports TCP/IP (Telnet and FTP)

 

Remote Control and Ancillary Data

  • Remote control supported using popular web browsers over 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port using RJ-45-style connector.

  • Bi-directional ancillary data: Serial connection at 9600bps; two contact closures.

 

Control Ports

Two bi-directional inputs/outputs for end-to-end contact closure emulation.

  • Inputs: Closure to ground; integral 10k ohm pull-up to 5 volts. External pull-ups can be used to support higher voltages.

  • Outputs: Open collector, sinks up to 250mA to ground.

 

Resolution

  • Send Input: 24-bit

  • Receive Output: 24-bit

 

Power Supply 

  • Auto-ranging, 90-132/187-264 VAC, 50Hz/60Hz

  • Power consumption: 75 Watts. 

 

Dimensions 

  • 17 1/8” (43cm) wide

  • 12 1/2” (32cm) deep

  • 3 1/2” (9cm) high

 

Regulatory

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