General Information
  • 28 Jun 2024
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Ionode4 is an audio integration device with built-in firmware, processing, and I/Os. It provides 4 audio inputs, 4 audio outputs, 4 control inputs and 4 control outputs. The device has convenient pairing capabilities and can be rack-mounted individually, in pairs, or used as a stand-alone unit. Ionode4 is connected to your network via LAN and communicates over the network using all contemporary audio standards such as AES67, RTP or VoIP. 

This manual provides an overview of the hardware components and their functions, followed by installation and configuration instructions.

Conventions used in this manual:

  • WARNING: Information marked ‘Warning’ alerts the user to potential situations that could cause personal injury or death.
  • CAUTION: Alerts the user to possible damage to equipment or property. By not following the instructions, the damage caused to the equipment may not be covered under warranty.
  • IMPORTANT! indicates instructions or information that are vital to the successful completion of the procedure.
  • NOTE is used to indicate additional useful information.

High voltageThe intent of the lightning flash with arrowhead symbol in a triangle is to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated "dangerous" voltage within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to humans.

The intent of the exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is to alert the user to the presence of important safety, and operating and maintenance instructions in this manual.

High voltage WARNING High voltage

    1. To prevent the risk of electric shock, only qualified personnel should remove the cover.
    2. Before servicing, disconnect the power supply.
    3. Don’t expose the device or its equipment to water, rain, or any other liquids or liquid cleaners, as it may cause fire or electric shock. 
    4.  This device may only be operated via earthed main sockets in networks that comply with IEC 364 or similar regulations. 
    5. The mains connection must be suitable for the rated power of the device.
    6. Output terminals are hazardous: wiring connecting to these terminals requires installation by an instructed person and the use of ready-made leads. 
    7. Fasten the device securely in accordance with installation instruction to avoid any injuries. 
    8. Do not place flame sources such as lighted candles on the device. 
    9. DO NOT use the device at altitudes above 2000 m.
    10. DO NOT use the device in tropical environment.
    11. DO NOT use this device if the electrical power cord is frayed or broken.


  1. Operating temperature of the device - range 32°F – 122°F (0°C–50°C), storage temperature - range 14°F to 140°F (-10°C–60°C). 
  2. Power should only be supplied over IEC 10 A Connector, 100-240 VAC @ 50-60Hz.
  3. Relative humidity range during storage: 10% to 85% humidity (non-condensing).

  • Read these instructions.
  • Keep these instructions.
  • Follow all instructions.
  • Heed all warnings and cautions.
  • Do not use this apparatus near water.
  • Clean only with a dry cloth.
  • Do not block any ventilation opening. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.
  • To reduce the risk of electrical shock, the power cord shall be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
  • Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. 
  • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  • Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
  • The appliance coupler, or the AC mains plug, is the AC mains disconnect device and shall remain readily operable after installation.
  • Adhere to all applicable, local codes.
  • Consult a licensed, professional engineer when any doubt or questions arise regarding a physical equipment installation.
  • Do not use any aerosol spray, cleaner, disinfectant or fumigant on, near or into the apparatus. Clean only with a dry cloth.
  • Do not unplug the unit by pulling the cord, use the plug.
  • Do not submerge the apparatus in water or liquids.
  • Keep the ventilation opening free of dust and other contaminants.

The device has been tested for compliance:

  • ICES-003:2020-10
  • EN 55032:2015 / DIN EN 55032:2015/A11:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission Requirements / (CISPR 32:2015/AMD1:2019)
  • ENT 55035:2017 / DIN EN 55035:2017/A11:2022 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Immunity requirements / (CISPR 35:2016)

FCC Statement 

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

RoHS Statement

Directive 2002/95/EC – Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).


  • ionode 4 device
  • 4 Clear anti-scratch rubber feet
  • 2 Rack mount brackets

Optional accessories

  • Optional: Connection plate with 4 screws for rack mounting in pair

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