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New Symetrix SymNet Modules For Fast, Flexible Deployment With Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series Controllers

CrestronThe newly enhanced selection of Crestron modules utilizes command processor architecture to maximize efficiency and responsiveness.

 

SEATTLE, WA — FEBRUARY 2015: Simultaneous with the introduction of the updated Version 3.0 SymNet Composer DSP configuration software, Symetrix has announced the availability of a new series of Crestron-certified SymNet control modules for use with the automation solutions provider’s 2-Series and 3-Series controllers.

While the Crestron 2-Series comprises a host of products for commercial and home control applications, the 3-Series delivers an integrated building management platform, capable of unifying the various technologies within a commercial building to operate as a single, intelligent system.

Part of a newly enhanced and expanded series, the latest SymNet control modules available for use with these two product ranges comprise: Volume Up/Down Control Module with user limits; Fader Set Control Module; Button Push Module; Preset Execution Module; Controller Receiver Module; Input/Output Selector Module; VoIP Dialler Module and ATI Dialler Module; and Speed Dial, Speed Dial Store, Delete Phone Number and Name Module.

The latest Crestron modules are compatible with SymNet Composer hardware such as SymNet Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, xControl and the SymNet 2 Line Telephone Interface Card.

A command processor architecture that maximises efficiency and responsiveness is one of the primary strengths of the latest Crestron modules, according to senior product manager Trent Wagner.

“The command processor is responsible for all the data parsing to and from the SymNet DSP, which makes it more efficient for the individual control modules to operate,” he explains. “When the control IDs match a particular control module then the controller information is used and updated.”

Alongside this functionality, Wagner says that the control modules make it easy to achieve “fast and efficient implementation. Multiple faders or button controls do not significantly slow down the system, while these modules also make it easier for integrators to get a Crestron and SymNet-based design up-and-running without any hassle. We look forward to highlighting the benefits of these new modules to both Crestron and Symetrix customers as we move into what promises to be an extremely exciting 2015 for the SymNet community.”

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ABOUT SYMETRIX: Dedicated to making life sound better for almost 40 years.

With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, Solus) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

For hi-res media files on the Symetrix product portfolio, please click here.

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US Retirement Community Specialist Selects Symetrix Processing Again for New Development

Passavant_5SymNet Radius and Solus open architecture DSPs are integral to the audio configuration at the Passavant Retirement Community Abundant Life Center in Pennsylvania.

SEATTLE, WA —22 JANUARY 2015: Lutheran Senior Life is a leading name in senior living and healthcare, and operates a number of continuing care retirement community (CCRC) properties throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh-based integration firm ASCC’s Pro A/V arm has implemented Symetrix processors to provide suitably flexible audio in a number of Lutheran Senior Life properties, and in its latest project has installed Symetrix SymNet Radius and Solus DSPs at the Passavant Retire Community complex in Zelienople.

In a move designed to better serve its residents, Passavant recently completed work on a new site, the Abundant Life Center. The ambitious facility hosts a chapel, fitness center, restaurant, conference area, retail outlets, independent living and personal care apartments, nursing beds and more.

To deliver anywhere-to-anywhere source routing and intuitive local control at the Abundant Life Center, ASCC made extensive use of Symetrix technology. A SymNet Radius 12×8 DSP resides at the heart of the system, and an xIn 12 and an xOut 12 connect to it via Dante, bringing the main system I/O count to 24×20. One Symetrix SymNet Solus 8 open architecture DSP each resides in the chapel and in the conference complex, and although those systems usually operate autonomously ASCC’s Ken Coey and Ryan Hesske designed the system so that users could still tap or send signals to or from anywhere else in the system via analogue feeds and interactive preset changes.

In addition, seven Symetrix ARC-2e wall mounted remote controls, spread across the zones, permit easy source selection, volume adjustment and preset changes. Paging centres located at the main reception desk, fitness centre reception desk and media area use a Symetrix ARC-SW4e paired with an ARC-EX4e wall panel remote to allow intuitive paging to any zone in the building.

With regard to the five principal areas that comprise the Abundant Life Center, Coey –who is pro A/V design specialist at ASCC –says that “it made sense to tie all the systems together. That way, in addition to being able to page specific areas or across the entire system, they could send programme input sources from anywhere to anywhere else. It’s very flexible, and yet with the ARC controllers still very easy for them to operate.”

A long-time user of Symetrix systems, Coey remarks that he has “always been impressed with the quality, functionality, reliability and ease-of-use of their products. Moreover, they sound great and we’re able to programme the user interfaces so that staff can use them intuitively.”

Inputs to the system include seven Tascam CD-200i CD players with integrated iPod dock, a Tascam TU-690 AM/FM radio, an Antex XM-100 Satellite radio, three Audix ADX-12 gooseneck paging microphones, 15 Sennheiser Evolution Wireless systems, three Sennheiser SKM-Series wireless microphones, four Galaxy Audio HSE-UBG-SENN headworn microphones and a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer.

Eleven QSC ISA-, CX- and RMX-Series amplifiers power a large collection of QSC AD-series surface-mounted loudspeakers and Quam System ACT-Series lay-in loudspeakers, as well as a handful of EV ZX1-SUB subwoofers and SoundTube RS400i pendant loudspeakers. Furman sequencers condition the system, while Listen Technologies provides assisted listening.

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[1] A corridor at Passavant, with attractions and shops on either side.

[2] One of Passavant’s seating areas, outfitted with a range of loudspeakers.

[3] The communal bistro inside Passavant Retirement Community.

[4] An external shot of Passavant, where Symetrix SymNet DSPs handle site-wide processing.

[5] One of the cafe’s at Passavant, populated with visitors and residents.

[6] The old-world ‘Snack Shoppe’ at Passavant Retirement Community in Pennsylvania.

[7] A resident walks down the arcade at Passavant.

 

ABOUT SYMETRIX: Dedicated to making life sound better for almost 40 years.

With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, Solus) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

 

For hi-res media files on the Symetrix product portfolio, please click here.

 

The following are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Symetrix, Inc.: Symetrix, SymNet, SymNet Composer, SymNet Designer, SymVue, Edge, Radius 12×8, Radius AEC, Jupiter, Integrator Series, Solus, xIn 12, xOut 12, xControl, ARC, SymLink, CobraLink, AirTools, Lucid. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. Audinate®is a registered trademark and DanteTM is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of other companies and are property of their respective owners.

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Symetrix Future-Proofs Projects with New SymNet Radius 12×8 EX DSP

Symetrix EX DSPLatest version of established DSP model includes an expansion card slot to increase the total audio input/output count to 24 in the same 1U format.

SEATTLE, WA —JANUARY 16, 2015: The SymNet Radius 12×8 DSP featuring support for Audinate’s Dante™media networking technology is already one of the most established and popular items in the Symetrix product family. Now it is set to appeal to even more integrators and end-users with the incorporation of an I/O expansion slot in its latest incarnation, SymNet Radius 12×8 EX.

This new ‘EX’addition makes it possible for the scope of an existing installation to be expanded quickly and easily as requirements change. Building upon the 12-input, 8-output format of the Radius 12×8, SymNet Radius 12×8 EX makes it possible to take the total audio input/output count to 24 –all within the same, compact 1U format.

The I/O expansion slot supports all standard optional SymNet audio I/O cards, including analog, digital, AEC, VoIP and telephone. This flexibility paves the way for multiple system configurations: for example, a SymNet 4 Channel Analog Input card yields a 16-in, 8-out processor, whilst a SymNet 4 Channel Analog Output card facilitates a 12-in, 12-out set-up.

Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix, comments: “SymNet Radius 12×8 EX builds upon the foundation established by the hugely acclaimed Radius 12×8. By accepting any of the standard SymNet I/O cards available, this expansion slot allows the integrator a new level of customisation and future expansion to meet the precise needs of the application at hand. The I/O formats of 16×8 and 12×12 –which are rapidly gaining in popularity across install applications –can both be accommodated by SymNet Radius 12×8 EX.”

Like the Radius 12×8 unit it directly replaces, SymNet Radius 12×8 EX delivers a feature-intensive specification that includes a 64×64 channel Dante network audio bus and built-in GPIO, RS-232 and ARC wall panel support offerings for control, alongside free access to Symetrix’ARC-WEB browser-based user-interface.

For existing users wishing to benefit from an upgrade to the new version, a dedicated Migration Tool enables those with previous designs or work-in-progress using the Radius 12×8 hardware to easily convert their files to deploy SymNet Radius 12×8 EX hardware without any further modifications or extra work.

“As demonstrated this month by the launch of SymNet Composer 3.0 and the SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card, the focus here at Symetrix is on ensuring great return on DSP investment and easing the day-to-day lives of integrators. It’s evident that SymNet Radius 12×8 EX represents another step forward on this path,”says Wagner.

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[1] Trent Wagner, Senior Product Manager, Symetrix (click for hi-res)

[2] SymNet Radius 12×8 EX, front (click for hi-res)

[3] SymNet Radius 12×8 EX, front and rear (click for hi-res)

[4] SymNet Radius 12×8 EX, rear with call-outs (click for hi-res)

ABOUT SYMETRIX: Dedicated to making life sound better for almost 40 years.

 

For hi-res media files on the Symetrix product portfolio, please click here.

The following are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Symetrix, Inc.: Symetrix, SymNet, SymNet Composer, SymNet Designer, SymVue, Edge, Radius 12×8, Radius AEC, Jupiter, Integrator Series, Solus, xIn 12, xOut 12, xControl, ARC, SymLink, CobraLink, AirTools, Lucid. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. Audinate®is a registered trademark and DanteTM is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of other companies and are property of their respective owners.

 

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Symetrix Delivers a Boost to Flexible Communications Environments with New 2 Line VoIP Interface Card

The plug-in card for Symetrix SymNet Edge, Radius 12×8 EX and Radius AEC systems is ideal for conferencing, paging, remote monitorinand broadcast applications.

SEATTLE, WA 8 JANUARY 2015: In the same period that Symetrix unveils the latest, feature-intensive version of SymNet Composer software for SymNet Dante™-scalable VoIPDSPs, the company has also announced the launch of a new VoIP interface card to enhance communications interoperability and complement existing IT infrastructures across multiple professional applications.

A SIP-based plug-in card for use with the Symetrix SymNet Edge, Radius 12×8 EX and Radius AEC open architecture networked DSPs, the 2 Line VoIP interface card natively integrates with SIP-based call platforms and unified communications environments. Developed for maximum flexibility, the card supports both narrowband and wideband audio, and is capable of a broad range of telephony features.

Trent Wagner, senior product manager for Symetrix, comments: “With full call management features such as hold, reject, transfer, conference join and split, the SymNet VoIP interface card is more fully featured than many desk sets.”

The specification abounds in features that guarantee long-term ease-of-implementation for integrators, IT administrators and other end-users. Chief amongst these is the ability to manage the interface via any standard web browser from either the AV or VoIP LAN networks.

“This is an exclusive feature and a huge olive branch between the AV systems integrator and the corporate IT or telephony staff,”says Wagner. “Typically one does not have access to the other’s domain, which can lead to disruption and unnecessary back and forth if things do not work the first time, or the information necessary to configure the card was lacking. This approach provides the ideal antidote to that problem.”

In addition, the card’s provision of two independent VoIP lines –each with two concurrent call appearances –makes it possible to run a five-party conference call without having to deploy an external conference bridge. “This can greatly simplify and speed the set-up of the sort of ad-hoc meetings that so many companies need to undertake on a daily basis,”says Wagner.

Using built-in logic connections, the 2 Line VoIP card accommodates more sophisticated state-based applications such as paging and remote monitoring. The interface also facilitates a simple upgrade path from existing PSTN solutions to VoIP as there is no requirement to reprogram existing third-party control systems.

Validated with class-leading Cisco®and Asterisk®SIP-compatible call management platforms, the 2 Line VoIP card delivers low-delay audio packet transmission, adaptive jitter buffers, country-specific tone compatibility, and independent level adjustments for call progress, DTMF and ring tones.

A hugely beneficial asset to all manner of conferencing, monitoring and broadcast applications, the Symetrix 2 Line VoIP Interface Card is available for shipping now.

www.symetrix.co

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[1] Symetrix SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card.

[2] Symetrix SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card alongside other SymNet I/O cards and SymNet Radius 12×8 EX DSP.

[3] Symetrix SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card inserted into SymNet Radius AEC.

[4] As above, with different angle.

[5] Headshot: Trent Wagner, Senior Product Manager, Symetrix

ABOUT SYMETRIX: Dedicated to making life sound better for almost 40 years.

With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, Solus) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

For hi-res media files on the Symetrix product portfolio, please click here.

The following are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Symetrix, Inc.: Symetrix, SymNet, SymNet Composer, SymNet Designer, SymVue, Edge, Radius 12×8, Radius AEC, Jupiter, Integrator Series, Solus, xIn 12, xOut 12, xControl, ARC, SymLink, CobraLink, AirTools, Lucid. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. Audinate®is a registered trademark and DanteTM is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of other companies and are property of their respective owners.

 

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Symetrix Ushers In New DSP Era at Austin Peay University Football Stadium

SymNet open architecture Dante-scalable DSPs were selected to bring processing power and flexibility to the Tennessee, US, facility.

 

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CLARKSVILLE, TN — 23 DECEMBER 2014: Originally constructed in 1946, the Governors Stadium in Clarksville, Tennessee, is the long-term home of the Austin Peay University Governors football team. The 10,000-capacity facility has recently been the subject of a major renovation program, and in the latest phase of work its audio system has been revolutionized with a multi-brand design that includes processing and control technology from Symetrix.

Union City-based Lowrance Sound Company had worked with the university previously. For this latest project the firm was asked to provide a new system that included a networkable DSP and digital audio distribution solution which would be cost-effective and flexible, as well as rugged and reliable.

The Symetrix product family was considered early on in the process, says Lowrance Sound Company founder and president Mark Lowrance, not least because he has “been using Symetrix successfully on projects for ten years now – encompassing auditoriums, arenas and stadiums in a host of locations.”

As part of its work on the Austin Peay stadium, Lowrance Sound Company needed to install a future-proofed networking solution. Having determined that this should be based around Audinate’s popular Dante protocol, it was a logical move for Lowrance to put the Dante-scalable SymNet Radius AEC and SymNet Edge open architecture DSPs at the heart of his design

“We wanted a DSP with built-in Dante so we could create our infrastructure around the networking technology,” says Lowrance. “The choice of Symetrix DSPs meant that the programming and set-up were very simple and straightforward – a real bonus on such a fast track project.” 

In addition to one SymNet Radius AEC and one SymNet Edge DSP, a total of 20 Symetrix ARC2e menu-driven wall panels were also provided, connected via a dedicated RS485 ARC (Adaptive Remote Control) network running over Cat5 and powered by three ARC-PS wall panel power supply units.

“Suites now have individually controlled systems using the ARC2e remotes in each,” says Lowrance. “The design features two Ashly Audio 8-channel Dante-capable amplifiers and one SymNet Radius AEC with option cards and Dante connecting them for the suites and lobby spaces only.  It’s a really nice set-up.”

Along with Symetrix DSPs and Ashly Audio amplifiers, Lowrance Sound Company also installed One Systems weatherproof speakers in the scoreboard cluster and on the concourse, Atlas Sound ceiling speakers, Shure digital wireless microphones and a Soundcraft mixer as part of its efforts to take Austin Peay stadium’s audio capabilities to a new level.  Lowrance also provided the ability for remote monitoring and control of the system DSP and networked amplifiers. 

Looking back on the project, Lowrance reports a highly positive response from venue operators and personnel: “Everyone is happy with the new audio system. Bass response is good, coverage is excellent, and all-in-all there is a dramatic improvement over the previous audio system. 

“We are delighted by the performance of the new installation, and the Symetrix DSPs have been integral to achieving this great end-result,” he concludes.

www.symetrix.co

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Symetrix Announces New Integration with Shure, Audio-Technica Products in SymNet Composer 3.0

Leading DSP brand continues to pioneer multi-manufacturer interoperability with native configuration of additional third-party devices in the latest version of its open architecture design software for SymNet DSPs.

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SEATTLE, WA — 17 DECEMBER 2014: Symetrix has launched SymNet Composer 3.0, an update to the manufacturer’s award-winning open architecture design software. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support of market-leading products thanks to new partnerships with Shure Inc. and Audio-Technica.

Now, integrators can streamline their set-up procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante signal routing, and audio set-up of supported third-party devices from the two new manufacturers alongside Attero Tech and Stewart Audio with a single piece of software.

“The previous version of Composer was genuinely groundbreaking because it meant less software to keep up-to-date and less jumping between different items of software,” says Trent Wagner, Senior Product Manager at Symetrix. “Since launch, integrators have consistently told us that it is saving them both time and money. Now, with SymNet Composer 3.0, we are delighted to be able to extend this ease of configuration to several other market-leading products and make it possible for a Dante-based system to be configured quickly and easily from input to amplifier through a single software program.”

For Shure users, SymNet Composer 3.0 brings the MXWAPT4 and MXWAPT8 access point transceivers from Shure’s Microflex™ Wireless range into the SymNet fold.

Chad Wiggins, Director of Networked Audio Systems, Global Product Management at Shure Incorporated, emphasizes the benefits of the integration for one specific market segment: “Symetrix provides a great conference room solution with its SymNet Radius and Edge line of DSP processors, and we think they pair nicely with our Microflex™ Wireless microphone system which excels in that application environment. The audio and control interoperability of these two products gives our integrators a powerful tool to easily design flexible, feature-rich audio systems.”

SymNet Composer 3.0 also adds native Dante configuration for two leading products from another prominent microphone manufacturer, Audio-Technica. The two supported items are the ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand, which can be used with any gooseneck microphone sporting a three-pin XLRM-type output connector.

Gary Dixon, Sales Engineer, Installed Sound at Audio-Technica US, remarks: “With the integration of Audio-Technica and Symetrix technologies, the microphone becomes the ‘user interface’ for the AV system. It is able to capture audio, transmit a user button press and provide visual feedback for the end-user – all over category cable utilizing standard networking protocols. This means reducing the equipment specified by the consultant and simplifying the on-site wiring for the installer. The signal routing and control signals can be designed, tested and implemented virtually. Ultimately, the AV designer can be more creative in controlling how the end-user interacts with the system.”

The new version of SymNet Composer also includes a number of Window Management (Composer UI) Framework improvements, giving the user greater freedom to move pallets to any side of the screen they desire, resize them in place and nest them into tabbed pallets. It is also possible to create specific menu bars for frequently accessed commands and customize toolbars to keep preferred shortcuts at hand.

Symetrix founder and CEO Dane Butcher comments: “Our overriding objective at Symetrix is to make integrators’ lives easier, and it is clear that requirement will gain significance as we move into the world of comprehensive A/V networking. With SymNet Composer 3.0, I believe that we have taken our support of integrators to a new and higher level.”

SymNet Radius 12×8 EX
Alongside the introduction of SymNet Composer 3.0, Symetrix also launched the SymNet Radius 12×8 EX. An upgrade to the popular SymNet Radius 12×8 DSP, the new version features the addition of an expansion slot which, when utilized, increases the total audio input/output count from 20 to 24 in the same 1U format.

In a development that boosts the future-proofing of an installation by allowing for subsequent expansion by simple I/O card addition, SymNet Radius 12×8 EX supports an array of optional SymNet cards, including analog, digital, AEC and telephone. A dedicated Migration Tool allows those with previous designs or work-in-progress using Radius 12×8 to easily convert their files to use the Radius 12×8 EX hardware without any further modifications or extra work.

SymNet 2 Line VoIP Interface Card
Also available is the 2 Line VoIP Interface Card, which is an Asterisk®- and Cisco®-compatible plug-in card for the SymNet Edge and Radius DSPs that natively integrates with SIP-based call platforms and unified communications environments. Designed to be easy to deploy and manage, the 2 Line VoIP Interface Card is suited for a variety of conferencing, paging, remote monitoring and broadcast applications.

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ABOUT SYMETRIX
With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open- and fixed-architecture solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is a global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities almost forty years ago, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now the audio professionals’ choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose industry-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.
www.symetrix.co

ABOUT SHURE INCORPORATED
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value.  Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone systems, in-ear personal monitoring systems, conferencing and discussion systems, networked audio systems, award-winning earphones and headphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority. Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company also has regional sales and marketing headquarters in Eppingen, Germany, and Hong Kong, China, with more than 30 additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.
www.shure.com

ABOUT AUDIO-TECHNICA
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications.
www.audio-technica.com

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Symetrix Announces 2014 US Rep of the Year and International Distributor of the Year Award Recipients

Outstanding sales growth and support for the leading DSP brand underpin the awards given to Production Audio Video Technology (PAVT) Pty and Bormann Marketing (pictured).BormannGroup wTrophy2
 

SEATTLE, WA — 17 DECEMBER 2014: In the continuation of a long-term tradition to acknowledge excellence among its business partners and associates, digital signal processing specialist Symetrix has announced that Bormann Marketing has won Symetrix 2014 US Rep of the Year, while Production Audio Video Technology (PAVT) of Melbourne, Australia, has been named International Distributor of the Year.

Based in the City of Hopkins, Minnesota, Bormann Marketing is responsible for Symetrix sales and promotional efforts throughout the Mid-West. A previous recipient of the Rep of the Year award in 2012, Bormann Marketing has fully surpassed all of its sales objectives in the last 12 months and registered the greatest year-on-year growth by US territory.

Principal Jon Bormann comments: “I am delighted to accept this honor on behalf of our entire crew, who are completely dedicated to helping Symetrix grow. We believe wholeheartedly in the company, and feel that the recent product developments and introduction of Dante support for the SymNet range have really helped to broaden the brand’s appeal in recent years. Moving forward we will continue to support Symetrix with our present extensive training programs.”

Tim Murray, who heads western US regional sales for Symetrix, adds: “The fact Jon and his team have won Rep of the Year in two of the last three years speaks volumes. As we continue to sustain our overall corporate growth through evolving technology and product offerings, Bormann Marketing has been at the forefront of our independent rep force’s efforts with partner trainings, showcase events and, of course, exceeding sales goals to name just a few.”

Consistently strong brand representation and the successful provision of substantial Symetrix systems to high-profile customers, including the University of Sydney, are among the factors that informed the selection of Australia’s PAVT as International Distributor of the Year.

Graeme Stevenson, PAVT managing director, comments: “It’s great to be acknowledged for the hard work put in by our team to help build the Symetrix brand from a high quality product with a niche user base to something with greater traction in the Australian/NZ AV industry. We’ve made a big push to ramp up our Symetrix training offering, and have been actively involved in supporting a number of customers who have made the move to use Symetrix for the first time. Essentially, we’ve rolled up our sleeves and ‘mucked in’ to make sure our end-user clients and integration partners are all comfortable using Symetrix products, and are happy with the results.”

Mark Ullrich, international sales manager for Symetrix, adds: “PAVT provides exceptional attention to all aspects of distribution, from sales and marketing, to technical support and training. They create immense value for the customer and the result has been impressive growth in a competitive marketplace. I applaud and thank the entire PAVT team for their outstanding efforts, and look forward to continued collaboration and success in the coming year.”
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www.symetrix.co
www.bormann.com
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ABOUT SYMETRIX: Dedicated to making life sound better for almost 40 years.

With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8, Radius AEC) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

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Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 Brings Ease of Deployment, Support for Dante to Texan Football Stadium

Moorhead_StadiumNew processing installation at Moorhead stadium in Conroe, Texas, had to be fast, flexible and easy-to-use – requirements that have been completely satisfied by the specification of two Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 DSPs with Dante capability.

CONROE, TX – OCTOBER 28, 2014: A user-friendly interface and a highly flexible approach to audio distribution were the principal factors that led to the installation of Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 open architecture DSPs at Moorhead football stadium in Conroe, Texas.

Locally-based integrator TASC A/V was brought to the project by the district schools authority in order to provide an extensive audio system upgrade that utilized more manageable DSP. “The district wanted a simple user interface that anyone could walk up to and know how to use,” says Anthony DiDonato, project manager, TASC A/V. “The stadium is surrounded by residential areas so they wanted presets that would limit volume and roll off the low end at 150Hz during week nights, but be able to do ‘full throttle’ for the big Friday night game.”

The system subsequently designed by TASC A/V was able to use the fiber network that connects the Moorhead stadium and other locations operated by the district schools authority. TASC A/V worked with the district’s IT department to implement a dedicated V-LAN network for the project and made the most of Symetrix’ support for Audinate’s Dante media networking technology.

The final installation revolves around two Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 open architecture DSPs, an Attero Tech unDIO2x2 Dante interface and a Montezuma Sound EASYMix12 DSP remote control solution. “We have achieved all of the speaker management within the Symetrix boxes, making it possible to send my bi-amp speaker settings to the Attero Tech and straight to the amplifiers. We also have distributed audio in the press box for the home side coaching staff, scouts and school administration,” says DiDonato.

The system now allows specific microphone signals to be sent to the press box that are not required to be distributed to the main PA, “and delay that signal so everything lines up with the audio coming from the end zone,” explains DiDonato. “We are also able to limit the audio coming from ‘video world’ since they might otherwise send levels all over the place!”

Previous successful experience with Symetrix DSPs meant that the Seattle, US-based brand was always TASC A/V’s first choice for the Moorhead project. The response from the district client, Conroe ISD, has been extremely positive, with athletic director Danny C. Long reporting that his team is “ecstatic” with the new installation: “TASC A/V really went the extra mile to design and install a rock-solid system and ensure that it produces quality sound in every part of the stadium… and they even completed the installation ahead of schedule.”
Indeed, the reaction from the district management has been such that, concludes DiDonato, “there is currently talk of us replicating this system design in the near-future for another stadium located in the same district. It’s very much a win-win for all concerned.”

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With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8, Radius AEC) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

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‘Reliable, Rugged and Feature-Rich’ Symetrix DSPs Revamp Grand Casino Audio

Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Minnesota, USA, has been equipped with multiple Symetrix processors as part of an extensive audio upgrade.

MINNESOTA, USA: Digital signal processing solutions from Symetrix helped design and integration firm Excel AV Group to achieve its largest DSP installation to date at Grand Casino Mille Lacs recently. The system at the Minnesota, USA, entertainment complex features no fewer than 36 inputs and 28 outputs.

As company president Kevin Crow recalls, the venue operators “began looking at upgrading the sound for the main ballroom and smaller adjoining meeting rooms in February 2014. The main challenges were that they did not have a very good main PA, their control system was difficult to use, and patching was difficult.”

Flexible and easy-to-use processing was a priority, and Excel AV’s research quickly led them to investigate the possibility of deploying two Symetrix SymNet Radius open architecture Dante-scalable DSPs. “The Radius units are so powerful and with Dante capability the networking is just amazing. Also, we had already deployed them successfully on a number of projects,” says Crow.

The final Symetrix installation – comprising two Radius 12×8 DSPs along with one Axiomtek GOT-5152T-830-J touch panel controller, one xIn 12 input expander and two xOut 12 output expanders – allows staff to effortlessly combine and un-combine ballroom sound. Eight wireless mic channels can be patched to any room or zone via a wireless tablet loaded with Symetrix SymVue control software. Crow notes: “It’s now super-easy for a user to control volume for individual mics or to change room configurations and/or patching.”

For Excel AV Group, the Grand Casino installation is only the latest in a long sequence of projects for which Symetrix DSPs have proven to be ideally suited. “We love the pro-audio EQ offerings that Symetrix has in its software, and we use Symetrix for our pro-audio rigs all the time without hesitation,” says Crow.

Shure wireless microphones, Danley Sound Labs mains loudspeakers and JBL distributed speakers were also selected during an installation that has met with a wholly positive reaction from casino personnel. “They have encountered no issues running the system, which sounds fantastic for all types of entertainment, from regional acts to comedians and much more besides,” says Crow. “Reliable, rugged and feature-rich, the Symetrix products are integral to the installation and we could not be more pleased with their performance.”

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Symetrix Partners with Attero Tech & Stewart Audio to Deliver Dante Ease

AMSTERDAM (NL) / ISE 2014 — (February 4 2014): In a significant development for users of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology, Symetrix has announced that the latest version of its popular SymNet Composer software will enable complete configuration of select Dante-enabled Symetrix, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products.
 
Settings affecting I/O levels, routing and more will be defined with SymNet Composer 2.0, which gives customers the ability to consolidate operations on a single platform where three or more were previously required.
 
“As a result of the release, integrators will no longer need separate software packages for each manufacturer’s product as well as Dante Controller,” comments Trent Wagner, Senior Product Manager at Symetrix. “Supported Dante-enabled products will appear side-by-side with Symetrix SymNet products in the Composer software and can be managed or configured identically to Symetrix products. Professionals who have used our Composer before will have no learning curve.”
 
Stewart Audio has long pursued a focus on making networked AV affordable and practical, and its current range includes innovative Dante end-points. “Our customers desire solutions that prove to be both compatible and complete in addressing their audio challenges. The collaboration between Stewart Audio, Symetrix and Attero Tech represents a major step in that direction,” says Stewart Audio’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brian McCormick.
 
He continues: “By collaborating on solutions we can create the right outcomes for our customers. With all the difficulties consultants and integrators face daily, presenting them with a comprehensive answer to an application is what this partnership is really about.”
 
Mike Sims, Director of Marketing and Sales at Attero Tech – which produces a trio of Dante interfaces – welcomes the partnership as “the next logical step” in the interoperability of Dante networked audio systems. “Our goal has been to make deployment of these systems as seamless as possible, while allowing consultants and integrators to choose best-of-class products from a variety of manufacturers. This is the future of interoperability,” he declares.
 
The initial response from the integrator community is also encouraging. Chuck Mitchell is owner of California-based Technology of the Arts and recently undertook a Dante-centric installation involving Symetrix and Attero Tech products. “Dante is rapidly becoming a default choice for all manner of projects in the installed environment,” he says. “The partnership between Symetrix, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio around the use of Dante-based systems is to be warmly welcomed as it helps to bring every installer’s dream of blanket interoperability that little bit closer to being realised.”

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