Lectrosonics announced several new ASPEN Series products at InfoComm 2010, including the SPN2412, SPN1612, and SPN812 matrix processors, as well as the SPNTrio teleconferencing processor.
All units are RoHS-compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and employ the ASPEN port with 1 Gbps throughput capability for audio and control data on a single CAT-6 line.
Lectrosonics’ SPNTrio combines a matrix mixer with a telephone hybrid and a 2-channel power amp for an all-in-one conferencing solution.
The SPNTrio includes 2 CODEC and 1 line input, 8 mic/line inputs, 8 line outputs, and 4 mic/line outputs, which allows for a wide variety of connection possibilities. The 1 Gbps ASPEN port facilitates unlimited input expansion, should one’s requirements grow over time. The Control via Ethernet, RS232, or programmable inputs makes designing around the Trio a snap.
The ASPEN system features Lectrosonics’ Proportional Gain Algorithm (PGA) for auto-mixing without the use of noise gates, resulting in transparent audio and increased gain before feedback. Five mixing modes are individually selectable for every matrix cross point.
Each input in the ASPEN system supports mic- or line-level signals and includes a 1/3-octave noise reduction filter, an 8-notch feedback suppressor, delay, a 4-band 4th-order filter set, a dynamic compressor, and two level meters.
Additionally, 48V phantom power is available on all inputs—enabling the widest possible compatibility with all microphone types. . Every output includes an eight-stage, 4th-order filter set, delay, dynamic compressor, limiter, and level meter. All inputs and outputs are fully differential.
Programming and access of ASPEN devices is handled via a single, centralized point of control through Ethernet, USB, or RS-232. The system also allows for simultaneous multi-point 3rd-party (Crestron and AMX) and native control.
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ Director of Business Development, commented on the company’s new ASPEN Series product line, “These four new devices in the ASPEN line round out the series and provide exceptional tools for designers and installers of conferencing sound systems.”
“The Trio, in particular, will be an ideal single-box solution for smaller installations such as conference rooms in a law office or smaller courtroom.”