The main components of the Whirlwind E SnakeTM system are the E Snake Frame (ES3), E Snake 2 (ES2), and E Snake ControlTM software for managing the system. Two or more of these units connected to each other or through a 100Mb Ethernet switch (transport dependent) with CAT-5 or fibre optic cables will replace the traditional analog multipair audio snake. E Snake currently supports CobraNet® and EtherSound®, the industry standards for real-time, multi-channel networked audio. Each master unit (ES3 or ES2) consists of a hardware frame and motherboard that can be configured with input and output cards. Each card is capable of processing eight channels of audio. An ES3 can accept up to 4 input and output cards. Therefore, each ES3 is capable of simultaneously processing 32 inputs and 32 outputs.
- Dimensions: 12 × 12 × 6 in
- Weight: 10 lbs