The picture below shows the front panel push-button switches associated with the ADAT Lightpipe inputs. The switches direct each ADAT Lightpipe input stream to the left, to the right, to both, or to neither CAT5 cable. Any switch combination is valid.
The picture below shows the front panel push-button switches associated with the ADAT Lightpipe outputs. Each ADAT Lightpipe output stream is obtained from either the left or the right CAT5 cable, depending on whether the push-button switch is in or out. Any switch combination is valid.
It is important to keep in mind that a particular ADAT connection can only be directed to corresponding ADAT connections on other AudioRail units (ADAT 1 goes to ADAT 1, ADAT 2 goes to ADAT 2, etc.) It is also important to keep in mind that AudioRail does not convert digital audio formats. An AudioRail device that transports Alesis ADAT Lightpipe can co-exist with other AudioRail products that transport other formats of digital audio (such as S/PDIF), but cannot convert to and from the other formats. It can only transport the Alesis ADAT Lightpipe format from one place to another.