Marantz Professional Introduces PMD580 Solid State Recorder
D&M Professional, manufacturer of the Marantz Professional series of recording products, has introduced the PMD580 Solid State Recorder. The new PMD580 adds network connectivity via its Ethernet port to its feature list allowing the PMD580 to be presented as a network device. This new attribute permits users to set menu parameters, schedule recording events, and transfer and archive audio files, all by using a web-based GUI interface from any PC or Mac in the network.
Network accessibility allows users of solid-state digital recording devices, such as universities and government agencies, the ability to archive audio files effortlessly even at designated times, and it makes managing multiple units efficient and easy. The PMD580 also has an internal clock for scheduling recording events. For instance, lectures could be automatically scheduled for recording, multiple events can be scheduled via the web interface and recorded files can then be downloaded to a local PC with drag-and-drop simplicity. Of course, files can also be uploaded automatically to a server or network location, at a user specified time.
â€¢ Choice of 24-bit or 16-bit Recording onto Compact Flash (CF) Card
â€¢ Ethernet Connectivity and Internal Web Browser
â€¢ Automatic Archiving of Recorded Files
â€¢ Easy Recording
â€¢ MP3 and WAV File Formats
â€¢ Menu-selectable Quality Settings
â€¢ Balanced XLR Inputs and Outputs
â€¢ AES/EBU and S/PDIF Digital Inputs and Outputs
â€¢ RS232 Control Port
â€¢ No Moving Parts
â€¢ FAT32 File Structure
â€¢ Contact Closures with Menu-driven Control
The new unit also adds balanced XLR inputs and outputs, SPDIF as well as AES/EBU digital interfaces and RS232 control. The new PMD580 offers MP3 and WAV Recording formats, and users can select between 16-bit and 24-bit resolution. The PMD580 uses Compact Flash (CF) as its recording medium.
More information on the Marantz Professional PMD580 Solid State Recorder.