Whether you’re representing a nightclub, house of worship, restaurant, or similar venue, choosing a reliable and high-quality audio system is key. Luckily, manufacturers in the pro audio realm are constantly working to improve their systems and make them more commercial friendly.
One such company is JBL, which recently launched a line of commercial amplifiers and mixing amplifiers for installed venues, such as a bar or restaurant. The idea for these amplifiers is to offer the same caliber of power as Crown (a sister company to JBL under the Harman umbrella), but at a lower price point. The line is also Energy Star certified.
Roland Systems Group (C10536) debuted its XS Series line of multi-format matrix switchers, ideal for fixed installations with both video and audio conversion and switching. The product is great for video processing in education environments to switch between computers, smart phones, Blu-Ray, and other internal memory devices and transmit them to displays, or use them for teleconferencing.
Over at Audinate, the latest network audio system was revealed—Dante Via, which allows the user to directly connect a sound card to application channels through a Dante network. For example, in a house of worship setting, Dante Via can connect the audio feeds to a separate room used for overflow in the case the main sanctuary is filled to capacity.
“Dante Via enables customers to do things in a network that they couldn’t do before,” said
Lee Ellison, CEO at Audinate.