Straight ranks. Extensions. Units. Derivations. Some of everything. Integrated consoles. Distant consoles. Two or three consoles. One-place organs. Remote divisions. Spread-about monsters. No two organs are the same.
MultiSystems take that on board. SSOS's software-based switching systems are programmed in advance to any organ's design and supplied ready to wire up. You'll find them all over the World.
Their capabilities are as diverse and far-flung as the places they've gone.
How a MultiSystem fits an organ.
In simple terms, MultiSystem is a series of specially designed digital processors linked together as one. Setting them to control a particular organ is just a matter of supplying a specification to SSOS.
If you need to make last-minute changes, don't panic. You can. MultiSystems are configured with computers instead of wires, so just call.
CFM, MIDI, IntelliKey and TFM can also be fitted to order. We'll add the hardware and tell the system it's there.
A MultiSystem's offerings
Yes, MultiSystem's processors are a bit technical. But SSOS have done the hard bit. All you have to do is wire the site cables to the system with its terminals, plugs and Krone connectors. There aren't any fearsome circuit boards bristling with solder tags.
In many ways, MultiSystems are more adaptable than humans. Now matter how simple or complex the project, the system won't complain or be any trickier to install.
Things to add
SSOS make accessories that work directly with MultiSystems without extra interfaces, changes or headaches. CFM is a capture system with up to 300 memory levels that can be shared between consoles. And MFM converts a system to full MIDI operation, including console record and playback
All products have special names the manufacturers think up and are often confusing at first. MultiSystem is pretty simple in structure but has a few of these.
The MultiSystem is the heart of the organ control system from Solid State. We believe in a modular approach to building our systems this is so that we can optimise the performance of each design. A relay must transfer notes from keys to pallets as fast as is possible. A capture system needs to be able to store information and operate intuitive displays for the organist.
Our MultiSystem switching systems can be built with any number of inputs, outputs and stop controls. The system is configured in software which allows the for an extremely flexible structure and straightforward building blocks.
A location is built from a processor, a plane (to put the cards on) and a choice of positive or negative polarity, input or output cards. The system is controlled by software which is loaded into each processor.
The MultiSystem is built around high specification industrial processors that run a custom operating system designed for high speed real time processing. The total boot time is about 6 seconds and so the system is ready to run before the wind is up.
Solid State pioneered the use of punchblocks in organ building, however we selected a high performance connector from a German manufacturer called Krone that has been in use in the European telecoms industry for 80 years and more recently was adopted for internet connections in large office buildings around the world. It has been used by us in organ building since 1991.
MultiSystem operates between 12 to 36-volt as standard. The system itself uses less than 1 Amp to operate, however care must be taken in providing adequate current to switch the organ loads.
Output modules provide 16 outputs per module. They are provided with Krone connectors to punch the wires directly to them avoiding an extra connector and hence increasing reliability. The module has built in suppression.
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