The NomadLink network provides remote monitoring, control, and power sequencing functions for multiple C Series or FP+ Series amplifiers. A full NomadLink network can comprise as many as 16 subnets, each supervised by an NLB 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller. Each subnet can accommodate up to 60 amplifiers, thus allowing a single laptop computer – running Lab.gruppen’s DeviceControl software – to monitor and control as many as 960 amplifiers. NomadLink functions are built into Lab.gruppen C Series and FP+ Series amplifiers as standard; no separate modules need to be installed.
Configuring a NomadLink network is literally a snap. Simply click standard Cat-5 cables into the IN and OUT NomadLink ports on each amplifier to form a daisy chain. Connect the first amplifier to the OUT port of the NLB 60E, and the last amplifier to the IN port, thus forming a closed loop. The closed loop provides a redundant data path and greater network speed, al though the network will continue to function if the loop is broken. Amplifiers are detected identified automatically; no IP addresses are required to configure the network.
The NLB 60E front panel provides basic control of on/off and mute functions for the subnet, as well as indication of an amplifier fault on the network. For more powerful control and monitoring features, the NLB 60E serves as a bridge between the NomadLink network and an Ethernet LAN, connecting all subnets to a PC running Lab.gruppen’s proprietary DeviceControl software.
DeviceControl greatly extends the utility of NomadLink by providing a multi-view graphical interface with features for precise individual or grouped control of power on/off and channel mutes as well as detailed monitoring of key parameters with clear warning and fault indications. A Secure Connection feature includes password-protected lockout to prevent unauthorized changes to the configuration or control of the amplifier system.