RDNet is a proprietary protocol for RCF products that provides straightforward and intuitive monitoring and control of the audio system down to every device (object). Each device has its own DSP, so it is possible to address specific presets or modifications of parameters to single or groups of objects. A network user can change level, delay, EQ (including FiR) and other parameters, including advanced subwoofer configurations. Not only loudspeakers: it is possible to control routing and parameters of multiple RCF devices, such as digital matrixes or amplifiers. RDNet checks all the connected devices, recognises, and adds them as objects on the main window, thanks to the auto-scan function. The real-time monitoring features a multitude of parameters such as fan speed, temperature, inclination of the single speaker, VU Meters and peak levels. The RDNet protocol runs on the ultra-stable RS-485 communication protocol through the RCF Control8 or the RCF Control2.

 


Networked control and much more

RDNet is a proprietary protocol for RCF products that provides straightforward and intuitive monitoring and control of the audio system down to every device (object). Each device has its own DSP, so it is possible to address specific presets or modifications of parameters to single or groups of objects. A network user can change level, delay, EQ and other parameters, including advanced subwoofer configurations. Not only loudspeakers: it is possible to control routing and parameters of multiple RCF devices, such as digital matrixes or amplifiers. The real-time monitoring features a multitude of parameters such as fan speed, temperature, inclination of the single speaker, VU Meters and peak levels.

 

 

Each device is a building block of RDNet

The sound engineer has complete control of every single speaker, individually or grouped. Each device, with its own built-in communication board and DSP, is an active part of the brain of the system, able to store presets, receive commands and continuously send status information. When connected, RDNet checks all the devices, recognises, and adds them as objects on the main window, thanks to the auto-scan function. A Device has a comprehensive monitoring: VU Meter, clip indictor, limiter intervention, device status down to single components, communication issues and more. A complete management of the device or groups of devices is straight forward from the RDNet software.

 

 

Follow the set-up of the show

The operator is able to chose the best way to work on the system: Offline for the remote designer or Online, selecting the Soundcheck or Concert modes, for a safer system control during the show.

 


Groups Arrays and Zones

All the objects can be controlled in Groups. Arrays are a different kind of Groups with customizable proprieties: Zones, Air Compensation, Cluster Size, FiRPHASE Gain. It is possible to Group Array objects in Zones: every Zone has its own colour for a simple discrimination of the parameters.

 


Advanced Equalizer

The EQ is available in many types: PEQ, Shelving(hi-low), Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Elliptic and Bessel.. Every Zone has three different fixed FIR equalizers with gain control. Every Array Group has a global control of the FiRPHASE Gain for parallel increment/decrement of the Zone FIRs.

 

 

Get the most of your system

An incremental control to shape the Air Absorption Compensation, very useful in case of humidity or temperature changes (e.g. soundcheck on a sunny day, concert by night). The low-mid shaping of the line array is an automatic calculation based on the Cluster Size to always obtain the perfect linear frequency response from the whole system.

 

 


Easy Subwoofer Configuration

The new subwoofer configurations help the engineer to set up subwoofer Cardioids, Arcs or EndFire configurations in one go.