Timeline:1993 OptOcOre technology patent
1996 release of the first OptOcOre products
2000 OptOcOre becomes a network with digital connectivity
2002 OptOcOre implemented by DiGico
2003 OptOcOre GmbH incorporated
2008 the OptOcOre network triples in size
2009 Introduction of the r-series hardware platform
2012 the capacity of OptOcOre is doubled to 2Gb
For the past 20 years OptOcOre has been the most prominent provider of time critical, redundant, audio, video and control infrastructure.
OptOcOre networks are used in a wide variety of environments, including opening and closing ceremonies of the worlds most prominent events, as well as an alternative to copper infrastructures in OB vans, stadiums, studios and theatres. OptOcOre systems scale down to point to point portable stageboxes with mixing console integration.
OptOcOre is based on the open AeS3 and AeS10 (MADI) standards providing transport, routing, format conversion as well as distribution of audio, video and control data with full management and diagnostic capabilities.
Development and manufacturingAll technologies and products are developed and maintained by an in house r&D team. the r&D department strives for efficient and elegant design of hardware, software and firmware. Be that in use of the planets resources, energy efficiency or coding.
All assembly, testing and burn-in of our products is performed at our manufacturing base in Munich, Germany.
Education and trainingOptOcOre has a deep commitment to training and education. OptOcOre offers a series of training seminars to educate the industry about OptOcOre network design and operation, digital audio and an introduction to use of fibre optics cables as an interconnect. OptOcOre certification training (Oct) seminars are hosted regularly around the world.
OPTOCORE Certification Training (OCT) is eligible for InfoComm CTS renewal units.
OptOcOre product Brochure 2002
the first OptOcOre devices by Brunke electronics in 1996
OptOcOre introduced at the German Science Fair in 1993
OPTOCORE is, and will be, an independent company that embraces open standards.
Optocore is the registered trade
opal audio vertrieb GmbH
48 Output channels, 8 channel multipin, selectableline level 0dB, -10dB post mic-preamp 16 Input channels, 8 channel multipin,
selectable line level 0dB, 10dB 10MHz band-width Video Out 2x RS485 interface
(also usable for DMX, AES/EBU Out) 1x RS232/USB hardware interface Optocon: mobile fibre optic connector (MIL spec) Optolink: optical connection for extension 2x PSU (redundant power supply) 3 U Enclosure
Highest audio quality due to new 24-Bit AD-converters.
Exceptional dynamic range of up to 146dB due to low-noise, switchable microphone pre-amplification.
Economical, professional signal-splitting direct at the input unit (double split on stagebox). The combination of numerous different tasks (audio, video, DMX, computer data...). Reduction of transmission problems
(quality and quantity). Retention of flexibility due to patching possibility. Long distances and maximum robustness
(military standard, water-proof cable andconnectors).
Standard long-life Class 1 Laser fibre-optic modules (up to ~1,5km, on request single mode ~10km). Full microphone pre-amplification with phantom-power and gain matching at the stagebox. Uniform, disturbance-free quality
to all split-outputs.
Rational grouping via 8-channel multicores at the outputs (extendable and adaptable). 5-stage level-indicator with bank-wise
operation at the front panel. 2x24 character fluorescent display for extended menu functions (software updateable). Complete software updates via RS232 or USB. Additional monitoring function via headphones. High-efficiency, switch-mode, redundant power-supply and energy-saving components.
LX4B - F.O.H.-system
The most important advantages of the LX4 system can be illustrated in the following points:
Optocore solves tasks previously believed to be almost impossible:
48 XLR Input channels, each inc
Optocore-style mic-preamp and ph
selectable gain: 0dB to +50dB
16 XLR Return channels, selecta
level 0dB, -10dB
2x 48 channel Split, 8 channel m
ultipin, line level
(max. +8dBu) post mic-preamp
8-channel level-meter, switchab
le to display
each bank of 8 channels
Channel select Input 1-48 and R
eturn 1-16 with ear-
phone jack to control gain-level an
2x RS485 interface
(also usable for DMX, AES/EBU Ou
10MHz band-width Video In
1x RS232/USB hardware interfa
Optocon: mobile fibre optic con
nector (MIL spec)
Optolink: optical connection for
2x PSU (redundant power supply
6 U EnclosureOptocore solves tasks previo
believed to be almost impossible:
in outside broadcast application
s, where optimal
transfer quality is required but the
unit has had to be placed at a con
from the event;
in mobile PA applications involv
ing several stages
or where extreme distances need t
o be overcome;
in studio installations, where th
quality needs to be optimised;
in building engineering, where c
complex tasks for signal routing are
by reducing installation costs wh
transmission of numerous varying
classifications is necessary;
when developing complex netw
ork- and distribution
systems with control- and program
LX4A - Stage-system
The Optical Digital Multicore Netwo
rk System Optocore
has been developed for professiona
l, signal transmission
applications allowing numerous
different signals to
be digitised and transferred over
long distances in the
highest possible quality.