8 Channel Surround Monitoring Audio Processor Edition - D*AP8 MAP EDITION

The D*AP8 MAP EDITION is a multi purpose audio device comprising of an 8 channel audio monitor, an optional comprehensive Dolby® toolkit including metadata emulation, along with full loudness metering and logging capabilities. Supporting SDI, AES, MADI, Dante™ and analog I/O, the unit can handle any audio format from mono to 7.1.

    One D*AP8 MAP can replace up to seven no longer available Dolby® processors in one easy to operate unit.

    Aimed at providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment, the D*AP8 MAP Edition is the only Loudness processor on the market capable of covering a full Dolby® workflow and offering real-time metadata emulation as standard.

    Its user interface combines loudness and dialnorm measurement, metadata emulation and setup and monitor control on one web page. It is optimized for mouse or touch operation and can also be used as a day-to-day interface, for example on a tablet computer. This significantly simplifies workflows, especially for those familiar with Dolby®’s in 2013 discontinued DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool.

    • Overview

    The D*AP8 MAP EDITION audio processor features control and monitoring for up to eight channels of audio (4x2.0, 5.1+2.0, or 7.1 speaker configurations). Optional audio decoding and encoding (Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital or AAC, HE-AAC v1/2, Pro Logic II) including full metadata management and emulation is available, along with 5.1 and 2.0 downmix. Network based loudness metering and optional logging complete the main feature set.

    • Monitoring Controller

    Selectable Primary and Secondary inputs allow easy switching between source signals for monitoring and auditioning of either surround or stereo mixes. A full downmix process facilitates monitoring of 7.1 – 5.1 or 5.1 – 2.0 to ensure predictable results for all end user speaker layouts. A speaker control section provides volume, solo, mute and matrix re-mapping for critical evaluation of audio quality from any channel to any speaker when used with the optional analog out board. The output section features full bass management for simulation of speaker configurations with or without subwoofers. Also included is a powerful 5-band parametric equalizer featuring full control of filter type, frequency, gain and Q factor. The final output stage includes speaker attenuation and a true-peak brickwall limiter.

    • accessDP - The Dolby Workflow Interface

    The optional Dolby® Decoder makes the D*AP8 MAP Edition the perfect choice for broadcast applications where the audio will be transmitted in either Dolby® Digital or Digital Plus formats, as it provides metadata emulation. Metadata parameters such as Dialnorm, Downmix and DRC are critical to ensure correct performance of the end user’s decoder. The emulation function enables values to be verified or adjusted and the resulting audio auditioned in real time to be certain that the end user hears exactly what the mixer intended.

    With the new accessDP user interface, Dolby® Metadata control and emulation becomes even easier. All relevant parameters are clearly arranged together on one screen. The new window is optimized for touch control and gives access to many parameters in daily use. Inspired by the features of the original Dolby® devices DP570 and LM100, users will instantly recognize the familiar, yet further improved design. AccessDP is a true Dolby Workflow Interface!

    • Loudness Metering and Logging

    For compliance with local regulations, loudness and true peak levels can be measured and transferred via Ethernet to the optional JAM software. All current loudness standards are supported including ITU-R BS.1770 (1, 2, 3) and recommended practices ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32, Free TV OP-59, Portaria 354 and EBU R128. A real-time plot of input levels can be displayed and logged to a destination folder anywhere on the network. A log file analyzer rebuilds the original plot for easy readout of historical data, whilst a log port router allows the JAM software to display up-to four measurements.

    • Control and Configuration

    A web browser interface allows easy and intuitive setup and configuration of all the unit’s parameters anywhere on your network, whilst a variety of on screen metering and measurements are available for easy reference. The optional X*AP RM1 Remote Panel gives direct control of volume, dim and speaker muting and includes a fully featured loudness meter display.

    • System Integration

    For integration into an automated production environment, all parameters are remotely accessible allowing the unit to be operated by external control systems and software. An advanced built-in Event Management tool allows the remote loading of parameter presets and settings either by hotkeys on the optional X*AP RM1 remote panel, by 8 onboard GPI/O’s or by network commands using the Ember+™ control protocol.

    • Interfaces and System Security

    Audio I/O’s range from on board native AES3 to optional 3G SDI including video delay, MADI, Dante™ audio over IP and analog. Two interface expansion slots are available to allow for example digital audio in, and analog audio out, to drive monitor speakers directly. With dual redundant PSU’s and SNMP integration, the unit ensures maximum operational safety and peace of mind for today’s critical production or broadcast monitoring applications.

    See our D*AP8 MAP Edition tutorial video on YouTube!

    The D*AP8 MAP Edition user interface combines loudness and dialnorm measurement, metadata emulation and setup and monitor control on one web page. It is optimized for mouse or touch operation and can also be used as a day-to-day interface, for example on a tablet computer. This significantly simplifies workflows, especially for those familiar with Dolby®'s discontinued  DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool.
    The D*AP8 MAP Edition user interface combines loudness and dialnorm measurement, metadata emulation and setup and monitor control on one web page. It is optimized for mouse or touch operation and can also be used as a day-to-day interface, for example on a tablet computer. This significantly simplifies workflows, especially for those familiar with Dolby®'s discontinued DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool.

    Key Features

    D*AP8 MAP EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    D*AP8 MAP EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    • Multi channel / Multi format audio monitoring system (up to 7.1)
    • Loudness measurement supporting all worldwide standards
    • Multiple speaker connectivity with extensive solo/mute function
    • Speaker alignment, parametric EQ, delay, bass management
    • Downmix functionality
    • Dedicated log ports for network based measurement and logging
    • Optional audio encoding & decoding: Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E, Pro Logic II, AAC, HE-AAC v1/2
    • Perfect replacement for Dolby®'s no longer available devices DP570, LM100, DP563 and DP571
    • Dolby® Metadata generation, processing and emulation with new user interface
    • Optional loudness logging software (J*AM)
    • On board interfaces: 4x AES/EBU I/O, Sync in, Sync out, Metadata I/O, 8 GPI/O
    • I/O modularity via 2 interface slots
    • Ethernet connectivity for set up and control via web browser
    • External control via network or GPI/O’s
    • Power fail bypass relays
    • 19”, 1RU device, redundant PSU

    Versions & Options

    • D*AP8 MAP EDITION: D*AP8 base unit plus MAP feature set
    • X*AP RM1: hardware remote control linked via Ethernet
    • Option Board 16ch SDI I/O (3G/HD/SD)
    • Option Board 4ch analog I/O
    • Option Board 8ch analog Out
    • Option Board 8ch AES/EBU I/O
    • Option Board 16ch DanteTM Audio over IP
    • Option Board 16ch MADI I/O
    • Option Board Dolby® D / D+ / E decoder, Pro Logic II (Dec/Enc), Dolby® Metadata emulation
    • Option Board Dolby® D / D+ / AAC / HE-AAC encoder
    • Option Board Dolby® E encoder

    Applications

    All Jünger Loudness control / - Management devices from all product lines share a neat feature: The gathered measurement data is made available for downstream measurement applications via Ethernet. Learn more about at Measurement and Logging Software Tools.

    • Jünger Application Manager - J*AM
      System: MS Windows™
      download (ZIP, 23.4 MB)
      Changelog 2.10.19.42350 (2017-08-31):

      Changes 2.10.19.42350:

      • Fixed integration range issue in Log Analyzer

      Changes 2.10.18.41937:

      • Fixed parameter inconsistencies occurred while network interruptions
      • Added support for C8492 PM5 and C8092 PM5
      • Added support for C8702 logger version 6

      Changes 2.10.10.40638:

      • Added support for V*AP v2.0.1

    Product Brief

    Manual

    Firmware

    • D*AP8 MAP EDITION rel_map_3_0_3.zip download (ZIP, 45 MB)
      Changelog 3.0.3 (2018-07-25):

      Firmware for D*AP8 MAP EDITION Monitoring Audio Processor

      Changes 3.0.3: + fixed (Dolby) Dolby CAT1100 Decoder startup behavior

      Changes 3.0.2:

      • new feature (Loudness) loudness and level alarms with adjustable thresholds
      • new feature (SNMP) loudness and level alarms can trigger SNMP messages
      • new feature (Dolby) Dolby D/D+ Encoder now featured on newer CAT1100 boards
      • new feature (Log Ports) Log Ports can now carry a name that is transmitted to the J*AM software
      • new feature (Audio) reference volume can now be set and recalled (also from the new accessDP interface)
      • improved (Audio) manual stereo routing is now carried out simultaneously for both channels
      • improved (Interface) option boards without distinct firmware are now nevertheless shown on the Firmware Update page to provide better system overview
      • changed (accessDP) Internet Explorer is not supported for accessDP user interface
      • changed (Dolby Emulation) Dolby Metadata parameters Lo/Ro and Lt/Rt changed, new mandatory firmware 3.1.0.0!
      • fixed (Web UI) problem with disappearing checkboxes in some versions of Firefox
      • fixed (Events) removed unnecessary entries and gained naming consistency in measurement parameter events
      • fixed (Dolby) Dolby D-Encoder data rate works with IE11
      • fixed (Web UI) issue when setting crosspoints in Google Chrome
      • fixed (J*AM) Log Port level meters show all channels
      • fixed (Web UI) occasional problems with not reloading Web UI after backup restore
      • fixed (Preset Restore) problem with missing Log Port presets
      • fixed (Web UI) reboot reminder on telnet activation/deactivation
      • fixed (Web UI) small problem with parameters in metadata presets
      • fixed (Web UI) problems with EQ filter graphics
      • fixed (Events) parameter events can now be created from default
      • fixed (Web UI) several problems with Internet Explorer

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