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Canada - Blueprint AV is a multi-use predictive software suite from Adamson that operates both in the 2D and 3D realm. Designed to provide Adamson clients with a user-defined level of detail, the software delivers extreme precision in any operating mode.

After extensive beta testing with key network partners, Adamson is releasing Blueprint AV via a licensing system that will allow end users to distribute a pre-determined number of copies to their team of technicians.

"The precision of the software has been proven in the field and we're very excited to be able to offer the complete software package to the public," says James Oliver, director of marketing and sales for Adamson. "We have had very positive feedback as to the operability and ease-of-use of the software, so we can't wait to let the audio industry really see what it can do."

Expanding on the simple and effective Adamson Shooter software, Blueprint AV allows users to easily plan their system design. System designers and technicians can build a simple or very complex listening area, hang multiple arrays, simulate response with a variety of acoustic predictive tools, and provide a detailed and accurate rigging plot that can be exported to DXF files for easy transfer to the rigging team.

Users can choose the quick and effective 2D mode to easily determine optimal splay settings for their arrays within their space, or they can opt for the highly detailed 3D mode, which allows for a wide variety of polygonal shapes to easily and accurately build complex spaces. The software also provides a large variety of simulation options.

"The level of complexity is totally user-definable. Whether using the software to get your array hung in a limited amount of time, or creating an extremely fine-tuned design for installations and high-profile events, the scalability of the software is what really makes Blueprint shine," says Brian Fraser, applications engineer for Adamson.

Multiple simulation options exist including SPL measurements, which can be measured using standard and proprietary weighting curves, as well as standard 1/3 octave frequencies or a full range average. Delay, directivity and virtual microphone responses can also be easily calculated. A vertical SPL option allows the user to see an array's vertical SPL response, accurately measuring the initial coverage, to the amount of coverage delivered to the extreme back of the intended listening area.

The software comes pre-loaded with acoustic data from Adamson's complete line array product range, with plans to add all point source products in the near future.

(Jim Evans)

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