PMD580Rackmount Networked Digital Audio Recorder/PlayerFeatures10-11. Records directly to Compact flash cards or Microdrive . MS-DOST, Windows and Macintosh compatible audio files. Selectable file types: .wav or .mp3 . Record start and end times can be scheduled. Pre-Recording memory buffer . Built-in Time and Date generator . Network archiving - copy recorded files to a network drive. Range of Playback Features . Balanced XLR Line Inputs and Outputs . Unbalanced Line Inputs and Outputs . Balanced (AES/EBU) and Unbalanced Digital audio Inputs and Outputs . RS232 Control . LAN control/ Web remoteThe PMD580 follows a long tradition and heritage of audio recorders from Marantz Professional,bringing the best in technology, ease of use and fully professional connectivity to the user. In additionto the network capability, the PMD580 is fully equipped with Balanced and Unbalanced digital andanalogue connectors, as well as USB 2.0 for fast transfer, and RS232. Recording directly to CF card orMicrodrive, the PMD580 will record in either PCM (16/24 bit) or MP3 files formats to give the greatestrange of flexibility between sound quality and recording time. Once recorded, the files can beautomatically archived to a network drive (via the network connection) or transferred manually to aPC for editing and re-distribution. To fully automate the process, the unit can be programmed forscheduled recording, and subsequent auto-copying of the recorded files to your local network. If required, full remote control can be made via either the RS232 facility, or via the internet using theLAN connection. Complete in a silver 1U rack mount casing, large, easy to read metering, front-panelaccess to the media card and USB terminal, the PMD580 is the perfect tool for professionalinstallations requiring versatile PC compatible audio recording and playback.RackmountAccessoriesMARP Wired Remote Control for PMD560/570/580 The MARP-WRC provides two button record control and visual status indication of aconnected Marantz® PMD player. The mouse sized unit, once connected to the player using its integral 5 metre lead,can be placed in a convenient location on a board/ meeting room table to allowthe recording of conferences and discussions. Visual indication of player status is provided by high brightness red and greenindicators located around the RECORD button, which show STOP, PLAY, PLAY PAUSE,PLAY F.FWD, PLAY F.REV, CARD ERROR, RECORD.