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CTW NAMM Coverage: Gepco RunONE

When I was at NAB last spring, I talked with Gepco about a new cable they were working on that included data, digital audio and power lines in one jacket. RunONE is now a real product and is available in a variety of configurations. 

Some of the example configurations of RunONE.

The basic configuration consists of a single run of power along with two, eight or twelve lines of 110 Ohm audio. Because it’s 110 Ohm, it can carry standard analog mic or line levels, digital audio or DMX (a single stringer for LEDs anyone?)

You can also get a version that includes not one but two Cat5 data cables in the same jacket. I really wish this cable was available when I built my inexpensive stage boxes a few months back. The loomed version is fine, but we still have to run power to the musician, and it would be nice to have it all in one jacket.

Add in an EtherCon and we’re pretty much set for our needs….

I’m not sure how they cracked it, but they managed to keep the 60-cycle hum completely out of the audio lines. They demonstrated with real-time analysis (I didn’t get a picture, sorry!) that showed absolutely no interference of the power into the audio lines. It was pretty amazing. 

UPDATE: Thanks to Jeff (in the comments), we have a YouTube video that shows how they manage “spectral sheilding.” Pretty cool. The video is not great, but it’s a good illustration of how it works.

END UPDATE.

Clean stagees have become a passion for me, and this is one more step in the right direction. RunONE is available now; pricing will depend on the cable configuration.

7 Comments

  1. Jeff

    Mike, this is exactly what I've been looking for. I called my guy at Gepco, and he gave me an update. The 2-channel is available to ship now, with the 8 and 12 versions planned for manufacture this year. Right now you can order direct from Gepco/Isotech. Later, they'll move to sales exclusively through their distributor network.

    Here's a demo video showing the noise isolation, apparently achieved via "a special shielding." OOOOOOOO, magic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64S1GqSUduc

  2. jonlillie@compasschurch.org

    That's a cool product, but I can't see needing it in two pair. But that's my use case. Anyone know if Gepco does custom configs?

  3. jonlillie@compasschurch.org

    That's a cool product, but I can't see needing it in two pair. But that's my use case. Anyone know if Gepco does custom configs?

  4. splat752@aol.com

    The Run One is now available from Conquest Sound, inc. 1-800-323-7671. They are 1 of 5 distributors appointed for this product.

  5. splat752@aol.com

    The Run One is now available from Conquest Sound, inc. 1-800-323-7671. They are 1 of 5 distributors appointed for this product.

  6. splat752@aol.com

    Gepco is doing an 8 and 12 pair. Also with 2 cat 5 lines. Also available from Conquest

  7. splat752@aol.com

    Gepco is doing an 8 and 12 pair. Also with 2 cat 5 lines. Also available from Conquest

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