Symetrix recently announced new apps for use with its Jupiter audio processor.
Modeled after smartphone technology, the Jupiter system is comprised of hardware units that users program with apps that they download from the Symetrix website.
The apps instantly program the Jupiter hardware to perform a multitude of common audio processing tasks. Then the user only needs to tweak the settings to meet the needs of the particular installation.
Six new apps join the existing library:
—Sound Reinforcement 11 (multi-source mono or stereo selection routed to processed direct outputs)
—Stereo SPL 1 (automatic level adjustment for multiple stereo sources based upon ambient noise levels)
—Retail SPL 1 (automatic volume level controller), Priority Zone Mixer 1 (multi-zone priority mixer)
—Home Theater 1 (precision 5.1 loudspeaker management with subwoofer management)
—Home Theater 2 (precision multichannel loudspeaker management)
“The Jupiter system is unique in its ability to take on multiple personalities while placing little demands on the programming expertise of the user,” says Mark Ullrich, senior technical sales engineer at Symetrix. “It is tremendously flexible, easy to use, and affordable. So far, the Jupiter paradigm is resonating very well with the market and the speed at which it’s being adopted is unprecedented.” Like the existing library of apps, users can load the newly released apps to any of the three Jupiter hardware units, instantly creating a “purpose built” device.
“We are continuing to develop the library,” he adds. “Users can expect a range of new apps to appear in 2011.”