DATS converters can be used in pairs (source and destination) to interconnect digital audio equipment with AES3 balanced I/O. They can also be used to integrate professional audio equipment with AES3id unbalanced I/O into balanced AES3 systems.
Because BNC connectors require less panel space than XLRs, routing switchers and other I/O intensive equipment are often equipped with AES3id I/O. DATS converters facilitate the integration of balanced AES3 equipment into these systems.
The DATS-21 converter can also be used to connect CD players and other consumer devices with S/PDIF digital outputs to balanced AES3 equipment and systems.