Solaro FR1
1-U Modular DSP Frame

Solaro QR1
Quarter Rack Modular DSP Frame

Solaro XIO
Input/Output Expansion Frames

Low-cost Intuitive Wall Controls

Premium Touch Controls

Solaro I/O Option Cards
Modular Plug-in Option Cards

Solaro Designer
Designer Software


Expand your system and future-proof installations with the new, modular I/O Expansion Frames from Xilica.


Making systems scalable. That’s the job of Solaro XIO: the next-generation of Input/Output Expansion Frames from Xilica.

Designed to ensure Solaro & X2 DSP configurations are future-proof, and to continue the mantra of total flexibility introduced by these two revolutionary modular processor platforms, XIO features a dual model configuration. XIO 8 is an eight card slot, quarter-rack-width Expansion Frame, accepting all 1U Solaro I/O Option Cards, whilst XIO 16 is a 16 card slot, full rack width, 1U Expansion Frame.

XIO 8 offers a number of convenient, small-format mounting options to expand channel count in low-profile applications. The product delivers 4×4 Dante networked audio, with Ethernet and Dante RJ45 connections, alongside PoE powering capabilities.  Its larger brother, XIO 16, offers an expanded 32×32 of Dante networked audio, with standard 19″ rack mounting.


  • Deliver lower cost per input, and advanced system configurations with card-slot based Expansion Frames.
  • Bring Expansion Frames directly into specific rooms, creating new overflow capabilities and signal transportation across a facility.
  • Accept common Solaro Series I/O Option Cards, including two-channel analog audio in, analog audio out, AES/EBU and four channel GPIO.
  • Expand a system’s Dante capabilities with either 4×4 or 32×32 send/receive Dante transmission.
 XIO 8 FrameXIO 16 Frame
Card slots816

RJ45 with PoE capability (Cat 5/6), RJ45 with Dante connectivity,

DC Jack (When PoE is not used)

RJ45 with Dante connectivity, IEC power socket

+12VDC/2A External power supply 90-240 VAC 50-60Hz (included),

or Power over Ethernet (PoE)

90-240 VAC (50-60Hz)
Rack mount

Optional 19″ 1RU rack mount kit fits one or two XIO-8/QR1 frames

side-by-side. Single mount blank included

1RU, with vent between units
Dimensions4.25”x1.75”x6” (108x44x152mm) without mounting brackets19”x1.75”x9” (483x44x229mm)
Weight2.2lbs / 1kg (Mainframe only, without power supply)11lbs / 5kg
WarrantyXilica Five Year Limited WarrantyXilica Five Year Limited Warranty