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Haivision Extends the Calypso Multi-Source Media Recording and Distribution Platform to Address Situational Awareness, Training and Research Applications in Enterprise and Government Organizations

MONTREAL, CANADA — October 22, 2014 — Haivision, an enterprise video technology company, today announced the latest release of its multi-source media recording and distribution platform, Calypso. With the new release, the platform has been designed to perform in broader applications for situational awareness, training and research in the enterprise, military, medical and education environments.

A powerful and scalable media recording, management and distribution platform, Calypso captures and shares HD video content in real-time for mission-critical decision making and post-event contextual review. The expanded platform and latest release bring increased performance, enhanced security, more access control, and new metadata tools:

  • Multi-Source ReStream and Trick Play: Create powerful viewing environments for situational review and analysis – users can cue, play, and pause multi-source sessions to a specific time in the recording and replay this selection into review environments.
  • Network Attached Storage: Enterprises can now accommodate and secure large content libraries.
  • Up to 50 Sources per Session: Capacity dramatically expanded to accommodate the most complex situational review and analysis.
  • Real-Time KLV Metadata: Customize and dynamically display KLV metadata in context with associated video/audio streams for applications such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).

“Calypso’s early broad-scale adoption within the medical education segment was highlighted by landmark installations at universities such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, University of Toledo and Michigan State University,” said Peter Maag, CMO of Haivision. “Since its initial launch, Calypso has matured to address the growing needs of the enterprise to capture and share video content. Now, the power of the Calypso platform has evolved to help people work better with video across all industries.”

The Calypso platform features:

  • Recording Performance: Calypso can capture up to 50 HD sources simultaneously. Users can monitor sessions with a low latency multi-view interface, choose to record any or all of the contributing streams, assign metadata to sessions, sources, or events in real-time, and elect to share sessions or remove viewing privileges at any time. Once captured as an asset, sessions can be made available to specific audiences as full resolution multi-stream video-on-demand.
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Sharing: Calypso puts the power of real-time content sharing into the hands of those responsible for monitoring the events. Users can quickly identify sources, associate them together into contextual sessions, and immediately share the multi-view high resolution session with the intended audience. Users can share video content with off premise viewers by exporting videos directly to the Haivision Video Cloud to easily manage, publish and distribute content online.
  • Real-Time Access Control: Calypso features fully customizable roles and permissions to support secure, site specific workflows. Administrators can share live and on-demand content instantly by creating different roles, rights and permissions for users, allowing them to share, contribute to and view specific content.
  • Extensive Metadata Capabilities: Advanced assessment is based on understanding aggregated information sources – multiple points of view sourced from different cameras, computers, and other data-driven content systems. Calypso’s multi-source capabilities combined with real-time metadata tools give users the capacity to tag, search and discover – revealing the true context of complex events.

About Haivision
Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military industries. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with regional offices in Austin, Tx; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Or.; Washington D.C. and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at www.haivision.com.

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PixelFLEX to Release Customizable Front-Serviceable FLEXGrid LED Tiles for Install Market at LDI 2014

Nashville, Oct. 22, 2014 — LED screen manufacturer PixelFLEX will release the FLEXGrid, a customizable LED tile available in 6-16mm resolutions that is ideal for permanent installations due to its efficient front-serviceable design, at LDI 2014.FLEXGrid

FLEXGrid’s aluminum frames are fabricated specifically for each installation creating a perfect fit. This frame customization allows the capability to curve +/- 10 degrees at each panel yielding unlimited design capabilities. Additionally FLEXGrid is front-accessible and can be quickly removed with two hex screws allowing quick service or replacement of panels without disassembling the entire wall.

As with all PixelFLEX products, FLEXGrid is designed for maximum flexibility of use. With a PixelFLEX touring frame, this product can also be utilized to face risers and set pieces for event production.

“Continuous growth in our PixelFLEX product lines has always been at the forefront of our company,” said David Venus, PixelFLEX’s director of marketing. “Developing the FLEXGrid was key to increasing our market presence in the installation market with a unique and flexible customizable frame. Having a product that allows for ease of installation in care in the most demanding design is what makes it a special addition for us.”

With a brightness of 5000+ Nit and a combined frame and tile weight between 15-18 lbs, the FLEXGrid keeps in line with the high quality and lightweight characteristics PixelFLEX LED products have become known for. In addition, a refresh rate of more than 1,220 Hz, helps provide a static and flicker-free display, making it extremely friendly for both photo and video applications. Ethercon data and Neutrik True One power connectors give the FLEXGrid rock-solid connections.

For more information about PixelFLEX and its other product lines, visit booth 2081 at LDI 2014, November 17-23 or at pixelflexled.com. To attend the LDI 2014 conference in Las Vegas and view the FLEXGrid and other products, find out more at ldishow.com.

 

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WorldStage Helps Projection Designer Aaron Rhyne Find Solutions for “Bootycandy” Off Broadway

Bootycandy Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater“Bootycandy,” written and directed by Robert O’Hara, has kicked off the season at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons with an extended run and great notices from The New York Times, which called the play “smart and provocative.” WorldStage provided the projection and playback system for the production.

“Bootycandy” follows the life of Sutter, a black gay man, in a series of scenes that vary in style. A single actor, Phillip James Brannon, plays Sutter as a boy, teen and man growing up and embracing his identity.

“The play shows very specific slices of life of the characters experiences growing up and coming to terms with their identity,” says projection designer Aaron Rhyne. “The set design is a turntable and depicts different locations: a bedroom, a bar, a church. Robert O’Hara did previous productions of the play without projections and says he always felt something was missing. The outside world was not showcased.”

So, for the Playwrights Horizons’ production, Rhyne has designed projections that act as a window on the larger world. Using a combination of still images, moving video and title animations that appear as if Sutter was writing them out for the audience, Rhyne has opened up the stage sets to show suburban America, a gospel choir’s intense performance, the New York City bar scene and more.

He sought the help of WorldStage to make Sutter’s larger world a reality. “I work with WorldStage all the time – almost exclusively,” says Rhyne. “They support a show I have on Broadway, ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,’ and several touring shows of mine.”

The video package provided by WorldStage for Bootycandy is comprised of two Christie HD 14K DLP projectors, a fully redundant two-channel Dataton WATCHOUT system, a fiber-based signal distribution package, and a power distribution package.

Rhyne specified WATCHOUT as the server that best matched the needs of the production. “It’s the system most often used on Broadway,” he notes. “It’s solid and user friendly and staff is knowledgeable about it and can problem solve if needed. For ‘Bootycandy’ I have a main system and a back up. Theaters always like it when you have a safety net.”

“We wanted the projection screen to disappear when not in use so we chose a black commando cloth, which is hard to get projections to read on. A lot of vendors would have pushed away from this idea, but WorldStage always comes up with a solution. That’s a trait they bring to all productions: figuring out how to do what’s difficult,” Rhyne says.

WorldStage suggested a pair of Christie HD 14K projectors for their brightness, quiet operation, and small footprint. Using two 14Ks converged “gives us more brightness so images pop on the dark surface,” he reports. “And with two projectors we have a built-in back up.”

Rhyne believes “we’ve definitely been able to bring a lot more of a visual statement to this production than to past productions of ‘Bootycandy.’ Robert O’Hara and the whole team are very excited about adding projections.

“I always like to challenge the notion of what projection design can do,” he adds. “The people at WorldStage love this challenge, too.”

Lars Pedersen was the WorldStage account executive for “Bootycandy.”

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

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MediaStar Evolution Provides Commercial Opportunities For Augsburger Panthers Ice Hockey Team

Augsburger Panthers 1Guests attending home games of the popular Augsburger Panthers ice hockey team in Germany can now choose from over twenty commercial TV channels and see the latest team updates in the VIP areas, following a roll-out of MediaStar Evolution, the integrated IPTV and signage system from Cabletime. The solution has been installed at the Curt-Frenzel Stadion in Augsburg, home to the Augsburger Panthers and is part of a marketing outreach programme to sponsors.

The installation of an integrated IP-based video and AV distribution solution, implemented by Ratingen-based Cabletime partner, Fundamental Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, is now enabling the Augsburger Panthers to take control of the channels they make available to guests, replacing a legacy system that was not functioning well.

“Previously we didn’t have the option to control content that we wanted to play and we had problems with the video freezing or not working at all,” said Leonardo Conti, Marketing Manager at the Panthers. “Now the system is stable. We can deliver the main German TV channels without a hitch and we hope to offer cable TV shortly too. We also provide a live channel generated internally with information on the players and the team. We leave it up to our guests in the VIP areas to select their choice of channel.”

In total the stadium has two VIP areas, Event West and Event North, already equipped with screens. In addition, there are 24 VIP lounges for corporate sponsorship and a public VIP area and the installation of the MediaStar IPTV system is expected to serve almost 50 screens when the roll-out is complete.

“We also expect to use the system as a means to generate revenue by selling air-time during the intermissions,” continued Leonardo Conti. “This would coincide with adding displays in the public areas, possibly outside the stadium and most importantly in the catering areas.”

The MediaStar solution was specified and installed by Fundamental Consulting and Key Account Manager Markus Lubik said: “Cabletime was the only supplier to meet the requirements for quality, features and price. We evaluated several options, but Augsburger Panthers liked what Cabletime offered and they have been happy with the roll-out. We are now looking forward to extending the system into the public areas. “

The MediaStar range provides TV/AV and multimedia distribution products primarily for medium to large enterprises, which require future-proof, stable and proven solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage.

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DIGGERLAND USA: FIRST CONSTRUCTION-THEMED ADVENTURE PARK BUILT UPON ASHLY

Diggerland_USAHAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 2014: Diggerland USA is the country’s first construction-themed adventure park, allowing children and their families to operate real construction equipment in a safe environment. The 14-acre park is located adjacent to its sister attraction, Sahara Sam’s Oasis, in New Jersey in the suburbs southeast of Philadelphia. Spellcaster Productions of nearby Hammonton, New Jersey designed and installed the system on a very tight timeframe; from land clearing to opening took just six months. An Ashly Audio ne24.24M modular Protea™ matrix processor outfitted with twelve inputs and twelve outputs provides all of the equalization, delay, ducking and routing for Diggerland USA, and seven Ashly KLR-3200 amplifiers power the park’s seventy-plus Community loudspeakers. Ashly’s networked neWR-5 wall-mount user control allows staff members to adjust input and volume within a given zone, and Ashly’s iPad app gives management complete control of the park’s audio from anywhere via Wi-Fi.

“While I was working on this project, our Ashly rep stopped by,” said Mike Shafer, project manager of Spellcaster Productions. “I showed him what we were up to, and he suggested the ne24.24M processor and the KLR-3200 amplifier. I did my homework and realized that moving to Ashly would save the client some money and would give us all the functionality and power we needed. We also designed and installed the sound system at Sahara Sam’s Oasis, and the client wanted to be assured Ashly would meet the same standard. I assured him that Ashly has been making quality equipment for over thirty years and that they are well known for their reliability. Ashly’s five-year warranty and my positive experiences assured him.”

The sound system permits Diggerland USA to play background music and advertisements, either of which will duck for pages made from a Shure wireless microphone or from the park’s phone system. All of the input sources feed the Ashly ne24.24M processor, which in turn feeds a rack of seven Ashly KLR-3200 two-channel amplifiers. The KLR-3200 is rated at 1600W into a 2 Ohm load, 1100W at 4 Ohms or 800 Watts per channel into a 70V line. This versatility makes it a perfect choice to power the Community Sound-centric loudspeaker system. Community D4LP loudspeakers cover indoor areas with low ceiling height, Community DP8 pendant loudspeakers cover a food pavilion and an arcade, and Community R.15 and R.35 loudspeakers throw from light poles to cover the vast outdoor spaces.

Diggerland_USA_ArcadeThe Ashly Remote App for the Apple® iPad or iPad Mini is used to provide the theme park management team with a customized wireless remote control. “I arranged it so that the app’s home page lists each zone with a radio button to select the input source,” said Shafer. “That, together with a volume slider for each zone, allows them to do everything they need to do. Because we gave them Wi-Fi throughout the park, they can make adjustments right there in the park – no walking back and forth to an equipment closet.” For staff within the arcade, the picnic area, and the concession stand, Shafer installed Ashly neWR-5 wall-mount remotes, which allow input selection and volume selection.

“The installation was smooth and straightforward,” said Shafer. “Programming the ne24.24M was easy – just a matter of connecting the right nodes and then tuning the system. Even some of the less common requests were easy, like a real-time page from a security monitoring company for afterhours if the park’s security system detects movement. The page warns intruders that the police have been called. Since the opening in June, we’ve been back to adjust things as they’ve determined how exactly they want things to function.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

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PIE MAN SOUND ENSURES LONGEVITY WITH 32-CHANNEL API 1608 CONSOLE

Pie_Man_SoundCARY, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 2014: Pie Man Sound opened last month in Cary, NC, – co-owners Max and Mitch Dancik were so eager to start using their 32-channel 1608 that it’s already been used to record several local projects. Mitch said the studio is already booked solid through the year with musicians from a variety of genres anxious to record. Among others, the studio is looking forward to sessions with a young jazz/rock band working on their debut album, a quartet of Mexican classical guitarists, and a quartet of classical sax players. Mitch believes the 1608 has been a huge part of Pie Man’s early success: “My standard setup allows me to switch from record to mix mode instantly. In a ‘mix as you go’ world, this capability is critical, and a very good reason for 1608 users to consider that extra sixteen tracks.”

Pie Man was designed and built from the ground up by Wes Lachot, who told the Danciks that the 1608 would take the studio from ‘great to WOW!’ “I visited various studios,” Mitch Dancik added, “including Manifold, and my ears said it was worth it. Another important consideration was reliability and maintenance. My friend Neil Steingart was an engineer at the Record Plant in NYC and he always spoke about the indestructible API console on their mobile studio truck.” While practical elements like these helped Dancik make his decision, he said, “The most important feature is the magic that the API imparts to the sound. API is one of only a few companies keeping the best of the analog technology alive and I hope consoles like the 1608 will always be available.”

The console has not only been used on a variety of projects, but also for a wide variety of technical processes. Dancik was excited to explain how multi-faceted he has found his new gear: “The 1608 is integrated with my DAW solutions, with everything going through the API on the way in and the way out. I do hybrid mixing, with fine adjustments in the box, and broad moves on the API.” His experience with API gear is not limited to his own console, though. He attended a session with producer Joe Chiccarelli at Studio La Fabrique, “and every time he got frustrated with a piece of malfunctioning outboard gear, he’d switch to an equivalent piece of 500 series gear in an API lunchbox he had brought along. The API gear always worked as expected. I told Joe I was considering a 1608 for a new studio, and he said ‘go for it!’”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established 45 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series, 1608, and THE BOX recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

METRIC HALO LAUNCHES DIRTY DELAY

MH_Dirty_Delay_webSAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 2014: Metric Halo is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its brand new MH Dirty Delay plug-in.

Dirty Delay is a visceral, gritty, fantastic-sounding musical feedback delay processor with integrated Character and filters in the delay path. It can create awesome vintage echo and tape-delay style sounds as well as lush and subtle spaces in a mix. New users are already finding that it is more “real” sounding than alternative in-the-box delay processors.

Not just a musical feedback delay, MH Dirty Delay is something special. With the integrated filters and Character in the feedback path you can make it clean or dirty, vintage or futuristic, subtle or nasty.

With dual delay lines, cross-feed, feedback and distortion control, Dirty Delay is capable of creating extraordinarily rich and complex textures and patterns from your audio. Dirty Delay adds texture and movement without the veiling and darkening of the sound that is often associated with other feedback delays.

Dirty Delay is equally at home in production and performance.

One License, All Formats
The license for Dirty Delay covers the Native version for VST, AU, and Pro Tools AAX on both Mac and Windows. Dirty Delay is available individually or as part of the Production Bundle. MH Dirty Delay supports both computer-based licensing and optional iLok dongle-based licensing.

A Lot of Performance, Not A Lot of Price
Dirty Delay is available from dealers or directly from http://mhlabs.com. New software licenses for Dirty Delay are available for a MSRP of $179 each, with an introductory price of only $75 each (until 10/31/2014). New Production Bundle licenses (which includes Dirty Delay) are available with a MSRP of $699, and are currently on sale for only $299 (until 10/31/2014).

A free 30-day trial of Dirty Delay is included in the Production Bundle trial and is available from https://mhsecure.com/DemoCentral/

ABOUT METRIC HALO Based on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Metric Halo provides the world with award-winning software and hardware recording, processing, metering and analysis solutions.

https://www.mhsecure.com

PANORAMIC HOUSE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR WITH GREAT OCEAN VIEWS AND AN API 1608

Baccigaluppi_PanoramicHouseWEST MARIN, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 2014: Panoramic House is a personal recording studio and vacation home owned by John Baccigaluppi and Bobby Lurie, located on the western Marin coast north of San Francisco. The duo, who own and operate studios on both the east and west coasts (The Dock in Sacramento, CA and Mavericks in NYC), renovated the historic 1960s structure, which was built entirely from recycled architectural materials salvaged from the Bay Area. Now, Panoramic House is celebrating its first year of operation with equipment relocated from Baccigaluppi’s former recording studio, The Hangar, which includes his recently-expanded API 1608.

When the five-year-old 1608 moved to Panoramic House, it was expanded to 32 channels to accommodate the studio’s 16- and 24-track analog tape decks. “With more analog tracks, we needed more console real estate,” said Baccigaluppi. “The 1608 has served me very well. I love that it has the same API circuitry that runs its large-format consoles. Eight aux sends and eight groups paired with the modular 500-series slots make it a very versatile board. We have a lot of EQ flavors, including a handful of API 550A’s, 550b’s, and 560′s.”

Baccigaluppi’s familiarity with API equipment is a contributing factor to what has made the 1608 the heart of the new studio. “Panoramic House is definitely analog-centric,” he said. “The first console I ever worked on was an API 2488 at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and I love that the 1608 continues in that tradition. Moreover, clients are always impressed. API is a trusted name in the industry.”

Panoramic House has already been host to several big-name indie bands, including My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, and Thee Oh Sees. With the first year behind them, Baccigaluppi and Lurie are looking forward to the fall and winter in Stinson Beach and Bolinas. “It’s funny,” Baccigaluppi said, “that most of the vacation renters come to town during the summer when it’s foggy to the point that you feel like you’re in a cloud. But that’s when people take vacations, I guess. Conveniently, most musicians are touring during the summer. The other three seasons are lovely, and that’s when most musicians want to settle in and create. Plus, that’s when the surfing is the best!”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 45 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series, 1608 and the BOX recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

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KBZK and KXLF Replace Microwave Truck with JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced KBZK and KXLF, the CBS affiliates serving Montana’s Butte-Bozeman market (DMA #188), are using four JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras for ENG live shots on their nightly newscasts. Engineer Michael Regan said the JVC cameras have essentially replaced the station’s microwave truck for live shots, because they are more versatile and cost effective.

Considered part of the same broadcast market, the two cities are about 90 miles apart and have very different audiences, according to Bryan Zehntner, technicalKBZK JVC Camera Use director. Owned by Cordillera KBZK JVC Camera UseCommunications, KBZK (Bozeman) and KXLF (Butte) share a studio in Bozeman and produce separate evening newscasts for each station. The stations share a 90-minute morning news program as well as weekend evening newscasts.

The region’s mountainous terrain is a challenge for microwave – Regan said the station’s microwave truck requires four hops just to get a signal from Butte back to Bozeman, and it is not always possible to get line of sight to transmit. Plus, almost every reporter is a multimedia journalist working individually to report and edit stories, but the microwave truck requires at least a two-man crew. “We have a lot more live shots now that we have these cameras,” he said. “We use them all the time.”

Zehntner estimated the stations now produce at least two or three live shots per week, compared to two or three live shots per month when the microwave truck was the primary source for live shots. The facility is equipped with two Teradek decoders to process incoming live video from the JVC cameras, which allowed two reporters to deliver live standups during the same newscast from different stages at the Montana Folk Festival in Butte in July. “The cameras work great in low-light situations,” Zehntner added.

While the stations have mobile hotspots for their cameras, Wi-Fi is usually the better option for streaming live video in the region, so each camera is equipped with a Buffalo wireless USB adapter. “There are plenty of places we can’t make a phone call, let alone stream video,” Zehntner explained. “If we are outside in a clear area where a festival or something is taking place, then we will probably have decent cell service and can use the My-Fi card. When we are in downtown Bozeman, Verizon only has marginal service. Most places either have Wi-Fi and will let us access it to do the shot, or have a guest network that is stable enough to use.”

The stations began using the new JVC mobile news cameras in February, replacing some of their aging Panasonic P2 camcorders. The rest of the Panasonic camcorder fleet will be replaced with JVC cameras in 2015. According to Regan, the new JVC cameras are an early step in a transition to full HD production, which is expected to be complete next spring. “It’s a good, solid ENG camera,” he said. “It provides exactly what we need, and the live streaming is a big advantage.”

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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Powersoft Introduces the DigiMod IK Kit, Enabling OEM Manufacturers to Build Simple, Customized Solutions Around its Renowned DigiMod Amplifier Series

Flexible New Integration Kit Includes Upgraded DSP, Autoswitch Circuit and Other Improvements

Ventura, CA, October 21, 2014: Powersoft, a world-leading manufacturer of professional power amplifiers, announced the launch of its new DigiMod IK kit. The DigiMod IK, a package that consists of three separate, easily assembled elements, was designed to help OEM manufacturers develop their own line of active loudspeakers using industry-respected components.

9DigiMod IK brings an unprecedented degree of scale and flexibility to OEMs and integrators who require Class D amplification technology for loudspeaker applications in the professional audio markets. By separating the DigiMod into three different elements (which are easily connected by screws), Powersoft was able to deploy innovative upgrades to each component. The three components, which consist of an aluminum heatsink plate, a DSP/interface kit and an amplifier module, now include the following improvements:

• An onboard autoswitch circuit
• An upgraded DSP circuit board to include external A/D converters
• A set of gaskets designed to prevent air leakages

Powerful Customization for OEMs:

digimod_ik_master_01The new DSP-D circuit board is also fully compatible with Powersoft’s Armonia Software Suite, which enables remote control and monitoring of the full range of Powersoft products. When using Powersoft’s new Armonia ProManager software in conjunction with the new DigiMod IK kit, OEM manufacturers can integrate a customized, branded layer to their finished product offering — complete with their own brand identity, customized presets and other attributes.

With Armonia ProManager, OEMs can initialize products as proprietary while displaying branding information, the name and serial number of the loudspeaker system, the product name and family as well as product images and brief descriptions. This level of customization and visibility adds another dimension of value for the manufacturer. For a detailed workflow and background on how Armonia ProManager can help configure any IK combination, please visit http://www.powersoft-audio.com/en/software/armonia-promanager.

“The DigiMod IK helps our OEM partners create a more exclusive and customized product offering, while delivering the quality, performance and reliability our user base expects,” commented Matteo Bianchini, account manager of Powersoft . “Now, OEMs and integrators can access a powerful ‘plug ‘n’ play’ solution that leverages the latest innovations in DSP A/D and switching technologies, while extending an OEM’s own branding and product recognition.”

A video summary of ProManager initialize procedures is available to view at the Powersoft YouTube channel. The DigiMod IK kit is available now.

About Powersoft:

Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Founded in Italy in 1995, headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Ventura, CA, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world’s leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft website @ www.powersoft-audio.com.

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