Product News

route66frontISE: BroaMan extends Route66 series
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The Netherlands - BroaMan is launching a standard version of its popular Route66 configurable router series.
The Route66 family had four members, designed for high performance customised video/audio designs. The new fifth version is suitable for simple and cost-effective standard cable management usage, specifically for the AV market and AV-friendly data centres and server rooms.
The new 2RU design makes Route66 applicable to standard smart fiber patchbay applications. This smart patchbay allows routing of fibre/copper cables by software instead of a manual patch, enabling automated IP workflows and remote cable management. It also allows fibre/copper conversion without external devices.
The Route66 platform provides single channel, non-blocking 40 x 40 router ports, and the new standard version of Route66 will offer 40 SFP+ slots for 40 hot-swappable bi-directional SFPs with each slot up to 4Gbit performance. A wide range of fibre transceivers is also available, while the use of all SFP+ slots guarantees superior EMI performance.
BroaMan MD Tine Helmle comments: “We have already installed many Route66 devices in server rooms and data centres, where our users love the remote routing flexibility. They simply do not have to walk long miles to server rooms anymore when a cable patch change is needed. Now, with this streamlined unit we have been able to simplify these installations further. Every AV server room deserves a Route66.”
(Jim Evans)

powersoftPowersoft T Series unveiled at NAMM
Monday, 28 January 2019

USA - Powersoft has announced the release of the T Series line, an amplifier platform designed with the rental market in mind. The new platform - which is available now through the company's authorised distributors - was officially unveiled during a press conference at the NAMM show.
"We're setting a new benchmark for the type of reliability and audio performance you can expect from a product at this price level," says Klas Dalbjörn, product manager at Powersoft. "The T Series is Powersoft's solution for rental companies with small to medium-size sound systems, and it features next generation processing and networking capabilities, but at lower price point. It is also perfect for small touring bands, DJs and a range of other applications.”
The T Series consists of both two and four-channel models available in 3000 W and 6000 W versions supporting channel powers from 750 W to 3,000 W in a single rack unit. All models can deliver the same high peak voltage and can drive single 8/16 ohm cabinets at full SPL. The high voltage can also be used for power sharing between channels for applications such as bi-amped loudspeakers or subwoofers with passive tops.
In addition to analogue inputs, the T Series also includes AES3 and Dante by Audinate inputs, which are optimised for daisy-chained distribution of two-channel audio to multiple amplifiers with no need for external switches or splitters. Each model features group controllable advanced EQ to let users equalise multiple amplifiers in a chain, as well as a robust preset library with FIR processing.

 
 
colorado-solo-battenChauvet introduces COLORado Solo Batten
Monday, 28 January 2019

USA - The new COLORado Solo Batten from Chauvet Professional made its world premiere on the Times Square Midnight Countdown Stage of the ABC Network’s Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve programme.
The bright, IP65-rated fixture creates a uniformly homogenised wash, giving it the appearance of being a single bar of light with no pixels or “round eyes” visible, and no dark corners. This even look can add a distinctive aesthetic touch to any design, particularly in broadcast and theatrical applications, says the company.
“This is a light that addresses a need that our customers have expressed for a batten that creates an edge-to-edge single bar of light,” says Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers tell us they’re excited, because this will allow them to create a whole range of new looks.”
Featuring 144 LEDs, the linear fixture has 12 equally-sized square sections, each of which can be controlled individually. This allows the COLORado Solo Batten to go from presenting a single homogenized light source, to displaying an endless variety of pixel mapped effects and chase sequences with smooth fades and wipes.
“We are very eager to see more of what designers come up with when using the COLORado Solo Batten,” adds Chauvet. “This is truly a multi-purpose batten light that can be used in a wide variety of ways, not just for uplighting or in set pieces. There is really no limit to the creative possibilities it opens for designers.”
(Jim Evans)

 
electro-voicere3maincomponentsElectro-Voice debuts RE3 wireless at NAMM
Monday, 28 January 2019

USA - Electro-Voice has launched a new UHF wireless microphone system, the RE3. The RE3 receivers and transmitters are available in 10 pre-packaged sets, configured to cover a wide range of performance and presentation applications. Sets contain one 1/2-rack-space diversity receiver with antennas, universal power supply, rack mount kit, transmitter, batteries and an input device.
The RE3 portfolio also contains an assortment of accessories to aid in the creation of large, multi-channel systems. The RE3’s UHF design with clear frequency scanning makes multi-system wireless operation fast and simple.
The RE3 handheld combines robust aluminium build quality with a sleek profile. Five handheld system sets are available with a choice of interchangeable mic capsules: ND76, ND86, ND96 (dynamic) and the new RE420 and RE520 (condenser). These capsules can be purchased separately.
The compact RE3 bodypack features cast magnesium construction for maximum durability. Five bodypack system sets are available for instrument and lavalier/ headworn microphone applications: OL3, CL3 (lavalier), HW3 (headworn), GC3 (instrument cable) and one bodypack-only system. All RE3 transmitters run on regular alkaline or rechargeable AA cells.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
typhoon-box-co-rgb-hiER unleashes CO2-free confetti blower
Friday, 25 January 2019

Europe - Typhoon is ER’s newest product, a CO2-free confetti blower designed to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted in the industry.
Typhoon is not only a ‘greener’ product but is compact, stackable, easy to control, adjustable and versatile, says the company.
Typhoon’s adaptable design allows it to not only be rigged on top of truss but also flown, allowing for huge confetti hits at large-scale events. Typhoon works via a set of powerful but silent fans, which push confetti out through a specially-designed tunnel, and a controllable-hopper evenly distributes it.
David Holmes, ER’s technical manager who designed Typhoon, comments: “I love the finished product. The brief from ER’s co-founder and director, Ryan Hagan, was to build a confetti blower that would be able to run on electricity, without using the harmful greenhouse gas, and we have done exactly that.
“Other models on the market are cumbersome and don’t have the ability to be flown. Typhoon gives designers more flexibility to create something really amazing at their shows.”
Typhoon is constructed with an aluminium frame with steel panels and weighs 90kg, and the voltage is 200 to 270 or 50/60hz. It holds 10kg of confetti and can be adjusted to how much and how far you want the confetti to be distributed, enabling vast coverage across an audience.
ER debuted the CO2-free confetti blower at the 2018 Ozzfest at the LA Forum, where units were positioned on a U-shaped truss over the audience, creating a snow blizzard effect during carefully-planned

 
nx-4Obsidian launches NX 4 at NAMM
Friday, 25 January 2019

USA - Obsidian Control Systems is showcasing the newest control product under the ONYX lighting control platform at NAMM in Anaheim. The show will offer a first look and hands-on demo of the NX 4, which will also be shown at ISE in Amsterdam next month.
The NX 4 is equipped with a range of professional features and using the latest in industrial components, the NX 4 is designed to handle even the largest show with ease. With a well-arranged combination of motorised and manual faders, as well as an array of playback buttons, the NX 4 offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.
The NX 4 includes a high-brightness, 15.6”, full-HD multi-touch screen with support for two external 4K touch displays. Eight assignable parameter encoders, a dedicated Intensity encoder, an assistive mini-touch screen, full keypad and command section, and a dedicated grand master make for a dutifully intuitive control surface.
Two independent playback sections offer instant access. The main playback with 10 motorized faders plus 10 play-pairs allow for quick page changes while the sub playback with 12 faders and 12 button playbacks mean that important cues are always available.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
prodigy-mp-stardust-rgbDirectOut expands Prodigy Series
Friday, 25 January 2019

Europe - DirectOut’s new Prodigy.MP multifunction audio processor follows the successful launch of its sister product, the Prodigy.MC - a modular audio converter that spearheaded the recent introduction of the Prodigy Series.
“All the ingredients were already there,” explains DirectOut business development manager, Luca Giaroli. “For more than a decade, we’ve been offering unrivalled highly reliable audio format converters with the highest quality sample-rate conversion and redundant backup technologies available. We felt it was the right time to take a quantum step forward and add innovative processing power to the package. The result is a device designed to be the central hub of any audio system.”
Prodigy.MP is a multifunction audio processor that shares its 2U-high compact mainframe and modular design with the Prodigy.MC, but adds FPGA-based DSP for EQ, delays and summing matrices. This addition also offers greater flexibility in heterogenous systems and independent clocking by adding SRC capabilities.
The unit has four converter slots for analogue line-level, microphone input and AES3 option modules, providing up to 32 local inputs and outputs. The hardware also supports two MADI and two Network Audio options. The MADI slots are available as BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while two optional Network Audio boards can be equipped with Dante, Ravenna (AES67) or SoundGrid, increasing maximum channel capability to 416 inputs/420 outputs.
“Flexibility and reliability are two of the main characteristics needed to make a device su

 
api-550a-and-312-modulesAPI celebrates with anniversary release
Friday, 25 January 2019

USA - With the dawn of 2019, API reaches the exciting milestone of its 50th anniversary. To commemorate 50 years in the industry, API has announced the introduction of two limited edition modules.
The API 550A 50th Anniversary Edition is a discrete three-band EQ and an exact reproduction of the original Saul Walker design from the early 1970s.
These special limited edition units are hand assembled and wired, and feature an exact reproduction of Walker's original printed circuit board. Each unit is “a true work of art, inside and out, and represents a piece of recording history”. Every Anniversary Edition 550A carries an individual serial number denoting its status as part of a limited run of 50 units.
The API 312 50th Anniversary Edition is a faithful reproduction of the original 312 microphone preamp used in API consoles from the 1970s and still highly sought after today. Packaged into a modern 500 Series module, the 312 is one of API's most famous mic preamps and is the basis of the highly successful 3124 series. Starting from an exact reproduction of Saul Walker's original 312 printed circuit board, API engineered the 312's classic design true to the original, including the hand-wired gain pot and switches. Each unit carries an individual serial number noting the limited run of 150 units.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
nexo-m12Nexo unveils Geo M12 at NAMM
Friday, 25 January 2019

USA - This month’s NAMM Show is the first public outing for Nexo’s new Geo M12 line array, a flagship addition to the successful Geo M family of sound reinforcement systems by the French manufacturer. ‘The Big Twelve’, as Nexo calls the kit, will make its performing debut on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage in Anaheim.
Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the Geo M Series, the Geo M12 offers ‘flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package’. Launched together with the MSUB18 companion subbass cabinet, the Geo M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive pricing will make it a popular investment for all types of user, from corporate presentation to live performance venues to houses of worship, says the company.
“The Big Twelve is a logical complement to our M Series range,” explains Nexo sales director Denis Baudier, “it is packed with design features that we premiered on the Geo M10, and also benefits from patented technological and structural innovations that derive from our flagship STM Series modular line array.”
Geo M12 is more powerful than Nexo’s earlier 12” line array cabinet, the Geo S12, which remains in the catalogue. Launched in 2007, nearly 40,000 Geo S12 boxes have been sold to date, with the specialist long-throw S12-ST version becoming a common sight in large sporting stadia and arena around the world. “S12 is a typically hard-working Nexo product, but 10 years on, we are now releasing a 12” cabine

 
powersoftISE: Powersoft to debut linear transducer
Thursday, 24 January 2019

The Netherlands - Powersoft will use this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate its new product, Mover - a small yet powerful linear transducer that can be used in audio applications and as a linear motor or shaker.
Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks, or venues with vibrating acoustic floors - as well as applications that go beyond entertainment - Mover lets audiences feel the sound through haptic perception by vibrating the surrounding environment, which the human body picks up and, through bone conduction, translating the vibrations into perceivable frequencies, says the company.
Mover is available in two versions; Direct Drive and Inertial Drive. Visitors to Hall 7, Y195 - one of Powersoft’s three booths at ISE - will be able to experience Mover first hand on a custom-built platform as it interacts with VR content. Users standing on the platform and wearing the requisite HTC headset can experience an immersive 360° video while being stimulated through haptic perception.
Mover can be used in conjunction with a Powersoft amplifier, especially for the Mover Powersoft has introduced an updated firmware version. A specific subharmonic generator plug-in has been added. This new algorithm transposes the pitch of the frequencies down in order to reproduce ultra-low frequency extension all the way down to 5Hz.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
chordChord Electronics to make its NAMM debut
Wednesday, 23 January 2019

UK - Chord Electronics will be making its NAMM show debut this week as it celebrates 30 years of UK audio manufacturing in consumer and pro audio.
The Kent-based company will bring several of its DAC/headphone amplifiers to NAMM, with the company’s senior team, including owner, MD and chief designer, John Franks, in attendance.
The company, which has exclusively designed, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain since its formation in 1989, produces a range of proprietary-technology high-performance digital and analogue audio products, which are active in a number of leading studios and production facilities around the world, including Abbey Road, Metropolis Studios, Air Studios and Sony Music.
Chord Electronics’ stand 10627 will feature a number of critically acclaimed devices: the portable Mojo DAC/headphone amplifier, transportable Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp/preamp and the recently launched desktop Hugo TT2 DAC/headphone amp/preamp.
(Jim Evans)

 
ac-et-showcases-studio-and-architectural-solutions-at-ise-2019-pressISE: AC-ET showcases Chroma-Q solutions
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies will be showcasing a range of Chroma-Q studio and architectural solutions in Amsterdam.
On show will be the Chroma-Q Space Force LED space light, which provides powerful yet soft lighting and has been adopted for a number of sets and major TV Studios. Also designed specifically for Film & TV, Chroma-Q Studio Force II high intensity tuneable white LED wash light will be making its ISE show debut. This fixture produces a smooth uniform wash from homogenised optics, with the ability to produce deep saturated colours.
Providing inspiration for the architectural and installation market is the Chroma-Q Inspire range of LED house lights. These versatile fixtures have been fitted in a multitude of venues to create an immersive experience.
The Chroma-Q Color Force II will also be on show to demonstrate stunning colour blending for grazing a variety of interior surfaces.
All fixtures on the stand will be controlled using the Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting & media platform.
Also represented on the stand is the Tourflex Cabling service – a manufacturer and supplier of a full range of bespoke cables for Signal, Data, Lighting, Audio, Video and Rigging applications.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
polarisISE: Absen to celebrate export milestone
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The Netherlands - Marking its 10th year as a major LED exhibitor at ISE, Absen will celebrate its 10th straight year as ta leading Chinese export brand for LED displays. In Amsterdam, ISE attendees will experience Absen’s largest ever stand, covering an impressive 264sqm.
This year, Absen will focus on the Fine Pixel Generation - the company’s new line of narrow pixel pitch displays. During ISE, Absen will launch a number of indoor and outdoor LED solutions that are sure to satisfy all manners of fixed installation, rental & staging, control room and corporate applications.
The company will also showcase its latest LED solutions for retail, live events and entertainment, as well as OOH and sports venues. This inventory will include the successful Polaris and N-Plus ranges; ensuring that the company’s regional partners and global BUs are up-to-date on Absen’s full LED solution offerings.
Lastly, Absen is also due to partner with a number of leading providers within its ISE booth and beyond. The company will use PIXERA media servers from AV Stumpfl on its LED displays, as well as collaborating with Green Hippo / Notch on an interactive LED archway. Absen will also enjoy product sponsorship placements with Peerless-AV and RAI Amsterdam itself.
(Jim Evans)

 
backupdanteOutline refreshes Newton firmware
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Europe - Outline has announced the immediate availability of v.93 firmware for their (patent Newton digital hub, in addition to software version 1.8.1 for their proprietary ‘Dashboard’ remote control application.
This is the latest operational upgrade following the successful launch of Newton at prolight+sound 2018 and is largely based on input from Outline’s international group of Newton users, who have thoroughly road-tested the units in a wide variety of applications.
The full list of new features can be found on the Outline Newton’s website but the principal improvements from a user viewpoint include:
- Alerts and notifications: immediately signals to the user any major event (for example, input back fallback, clock change, power supply fault etc) within Newton and / or Dashboard, and simultaneously logs the event to a database.
- Permanent links: In addition to the groups and temporary links already available, permanent links and many related features have been added, another feature set completely unique to Newton.
- Filtering implementation: additional user features driven by the new permanent links feature plus various safety and reliability enhancements to the user interfaces.
- Signal backup implementation: additional options for the user to use the ‘fallback’ feature complete with additional safety request to reset the previous status after a fallback event.
- Dante backup implementation: a new option for fallback strategy to Dante sources.
Input from Ian Nelson of Adlib Audio in the UK and Germa

 
 
adamson-cs7p-drake-jan19-hrAdamson debuts CS Series at NAMM
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

USA - Adamson Systems Engineering is set to formally introduce the CS7p point source enclosure, billed as “the first entry in a new generation of loudspeaker technology”, at The 2019 NAMM Show. Beginning with the CS7p, the new CS-Series will be “the world’s first family of mobile loudspeakers to feature onboard Class-D amplification, DSP, and Milan-ready (AVB) network endpoints”.
The CS-Series builds atop the proven foundation of the tour-grade S-Series and install-focused IS-Series. In its first iteration, the CS7p has been successfully used as a FOH near-field monitor at high-profile events such as the Hillsong Conference (Australia) and on the Drake and Migos North American tour.
“Today, the CS7p gives us the luxury of streaming audio over AVB with console manufacturers that are co-authoring the Milan specification alongside their industry peers. In an application such as FOH monitoring, it simplifies the deployment process by allowing users to make a single connection,” says Benoit Cabot, director of R&D at Adamson. “In the future, the building blocks in the CS-Series will simplify complex system deployments by eliminating complications in network infrastructure.”
The CS7p employs Milan-ready redundant AVB technology with the ability to daisy-chain networked audio between multiple sources in addition to an analog XLR input and output. Acoustically, the CS7p contains two 7-in. Kevlar Neodymium transducers and a 3-in. compression driver, loaded with a rotatable 70 x 40 (H x V) waveguide. The dipole arrangement of the cabinet

 
vanguardVanguard Audio debuts V7 FET microphone
Monday, 21 January 2019

USA - Vanguard Audio Labs will show the V7 at NAMM 2019. The V7 features an interchangeable capsule system that is a modified version of the company's V34C ‘LOLLI’ pencil-mount capsule, which allows for different capsule styles, sizes, and voicings that can operate in any of nine selectable polar patterns.
The transformer-coupled solid-state circuitry consists of combining desirable elements from several legendary circuits.
The V7 is housed in a vintage bottle style body, finished with deep-gloss 'pinot noir'r colour and accented by polished chrome trim. The rear of the microphone allows for a selectable 140Hz/70Hz rolloff and -10/-20dB pad. Included is the VLSM shockmount, a padded pinewood storage box, a microfiber mic sleeve, and locking case with space for additional capsule heads.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
zonemixISE: ARX Systems debuts ZoneMix
Friday, 18 January 2019

The Netherlands - Launching at ISE, the new ZoneMix from ARX Systems is a multi-channel mic/line zone mixer that has been designed to cope with the variety of audio sources found on multimedia devices today. This product is both intuitive and user friendly and features Wireless audio, USB and MiniJack inputs, 2 Mic/Line inputs, stereo line input, and Zone 1 and 2 Stereo Master level controls, says the company.
Packed with inputs, outputs and control features in a compact 1RU unit, the ZoneMix offers a Wireless audio receiver, a USB connector and MiniJack inputs - each with their own individual level controls. Each Microphone channel on the ZoneMix has a Balanced low noise mic input plus individual gain and level controls. The mic input can be switched to be a Line input as required and the stereo line Iinput 3/4 has a rear panel input trim control, as well as front panel output level controls.
There are also zone 1 and 2 stereo master level controls and the zone 1 and 2 stereo master output XLR connectors can be switched to mono if required (using rear panel switches).
(Jim Evans)

 
halo-cEM Acoustics makes NAMM debut
Friday, 18 January 2019

USA - UK-based EM Acoustics is making its first appearance at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim this month. The loudspeaker manufacturer is participating in the Loudspeaker System Showcase held in the Anaheim Convention Centre Arena and can be found at Booth #18600 in the pro audio hall.
“The loudspeaker system showcase – which provides attendees with the opportunity to listen to an assortment of loudspeaker systems – is the ideal venue to make our NAMM debut,” explains Ed Kinsella, director, EM Acoustics. “During the showcase we are pleased to demonstrate the ultra-compact HALO-C line array as well as the self-powered ESP Series. HALO-C has already found its way into numerous performing arts venues, theatres and churches across Europe and we are confident it will have the same impact in the States. The ESP Series is equally at home as a portable system or distributed in larger spaces, providing unusual fidelity from a small enclosure.
“The self-powered ESP-8 is small enough to be discreet in use, yet has an output that defies its size,” adds Kinsella. “The onboard amplification and DSP package make the compact loudspeaker completely self-contained. The ESP-8 – or the ESP-12 for that matter – when paired with the ESP-15S subwoofer, is ideal for small front-of-house duties to speech reinforcement, front fill or compact stage monitoring. I think listeners will be impressed with both demonstrations.”
The companion ESP-15S is a compact, versatile self-powered subwoofer, designed to complement the ESP-8 and ESP-12 self-powered loud

 
 
martin-audio-wplMartin Audio adds to Wavefront Precision series
Thursday, 17 January 2019

UK - Martin Audio has announced its latest optimised line array, adding to the popular Wavefront Precision Series with the Longbow edition.
Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) brings this high performance, optimisation, flexibility and control to large-scale touring and installation applications. Designed as a complete system with external iKON multi-channel amplifiers, automated DISPLAY optimisation software and VU-NET control platform, WPL provides financial accessibility to the higher echelons of touring and install sound - from stadium concert and outdoor festivals to arena and House of Worship installations.
The complete system philosophy guarantees that WPL arrays perform predictably and effortlessly to their design maximum, as well as ensuring that they are
Dom Harter, managing director, comments: “Martin Audio enjoyed a record sales year in 2018 and we will strive hard to continue this trend in 2019. WPL is a compelling proposition combining superlative sound, optimisation and control with quick deployment and trucking efficiency, all in an affordable package that we believe will delight customers. Importantly, this is also a shipping product with the first systems having already been delivered to two new US customers and we have taken orders for more systems around the world.
“Details of all these customer acquisitions will be announced in due course, but suffice to say, this is a system ready now for the new touring season alongside many installation opportunities.”
(Jim Evans)

 
highliteISE: Highlite International promotes new solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Highlite International BV will be present during Integrated Systems Europe 2019, hall 7, stand Y190. At the Highlite stand various installation solutions from DAP Audio, visuals from DMT Premiere LED screens, effect lighting from Showtec and Infinity with the Furion and Signature series will be showcased.
DAP Audio supplies an array of installation mixers equipped for zone control with multiple inputs. Amplifiers, like the analogue HP-series, the digital QI-Series or the 100V PA- or ZA-series offer possibilities for multi-roomed venues. In combination with the Celestion-powered new XI-MKII installation speaker series are ideal for fixed installations.
Infinity will show the Furion Series, very fast and powerful LED-based moving heads, equipped with Wireless DMX. The Infinity washlight iW-720, the pixel controlled washlight iW-1915 Pixel RGBW Wash and the Infinity Chimp light controller will also be on show along with the Infinity Signature LED based theatre spots, a Robert Juliat collaboration.
DMT Premiere LED screens with pixel pitches ranging from 5.9mm to 2.9mm will also feature.
Showtec offers a very powerful outdoor wash - the IP65 rated Showtec Helix S5000 Q4 with 40 Prolight Opto RGBW 4-in-1 10W LEDs and WDMX. WDMX is also present in the Showtec Eventspot 1600Q4, a very interesting battery light with up to 15 hours battery lifetime per charge.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ISE: Kramer delivers the IT factor
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - At this year's ISE show in Amsterdam, Kramer Electronics will its software-centric ecosystem, management solutions, intuitive meeting space automation, elevated audio and connectivity solutions, and more.
Kramer Platforms consist of hardware devices that are software-driven so one box serves multiple functions. It’s an innovative new way to lead AV designs with software and maximizing return on investment and customization options. With Kramer Platforms, AV professionals can combine best-in-class solutions, such as Kramer’s VIA collaboration system with a Kramer Control brain.
On display at ISE will be next-generation Kramer Control, a code-free, cloud-based control platform.
Kramer Network 3.0, an enterprise management platform enables IT/AV professionals to easily configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante devices and third-party devices from anywhere in the world.
Kramer is investing heavily in sharing UX best practices in the AV industry. At ISE, the company will discuss how UX is a catalyst for new technologies.
Kramer will also carry out AVoIP and Kramer Control courses through its Kramer Academy at the show.
(Jim Evans)

 
boseprofessionalpowersharedanteampsISE: Bose extends PowerShare range
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Bose Professional is expanding its line of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers with two new models: the Dante-integrated PS404D and PS604D, joining the recently introduced models with AmpLink connectivity, the PS404A and PS604A.
With the release of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers in 2016, Bose Professional armed installers with a powerful new advantage - the freedom to put amplifier power where it’s needed and waste less of an amplifier’s drive potential where it’s not. “The notion of a multi-channel amplifier that breaks free from the fixed-power-per-channel architecture has been well received,” reports Bose amplifier product line manager Ashraf Elghamrawi. “Integrators told us that ‘power-sharing’ makes their projects more responsive, and they asked for digital input options for even more flexibility.” Answering the call, Bose Professional has added these four new digital models.
The new PS404D (400 watts divisible into 4 channels) and PS604D (600 watts divisible into 4 channels) PowerShare amplifiers feature integrated Dante audio networking for increased connectivity flexibility, while giving installers the freedom to place the amplifier away from the source. The recently introduced PS404A and PS604A offer AmpLink connectivity. AmpLink is Bose Pro’s in-rack Cat 5/6 digital audio distribution solution and is supported in their latest DSP units. The Dante models allow mixed inputs using either digital or onboard analogue audio connections.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
smart-city-kiosk-application-imagecityISE: Peerless debuts Smart City Kiosk line
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Peerless-AV has announced its new, outdoor Smart City Kiosk. The Smart City Kiosk combines functionality and aesthetics and can endure the rigours of everyday use when unattended, says the company.
Four models are available in the new Smart City Kiosk line - 49" or 55" with Peerless-AV’s Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display included (KOP2549-XHB-EUK, KOP2555-XHB-EUK), or as a kiosk enclosure only, designed for 46" or 55" Samsung OHF Displays (KOP2546-OHF-EUK, KOP2555-OHF-EUK). The new all-weather rated solution is suitable for sharing corporate or community information, travel and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment and more.
“Our new Smart City Kiosk opens up many new opportunities in the outdoor AV market,” says Keith Dutch, managing director - EMEA, Peerless-AV. “We’ve received positive feedback from partners and customers for its robust yet modern design, customisation options, competitive warranties and pricing.”
(Jim Evans)

 
qsc-premium-business-music-solutionsQSC shipping Business Music Solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - QSC has started shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions - the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces.
“QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, senior director of product management - live sound, QSC. “We set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the configuration and installation process, providing flexible control options for a diverse set of users. This comprehensive portfolio delivers a user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, high performance background/foreground audio experience unlike anything currently available.
The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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