Avermetrics has begun shipments of its AverLAB audio analyzer, natively supporting both Mac and Windows.
AverLAB’s user interface eschews the complexity of typical audio test solutions. There are no operating modes, buried menus or optional software packages to fret over. One simple menu enables the user to configure single-point tests, sweep parameters, loop measurements and even change channel assignments. Test results are automatically notated with the details of that run and temporarily stored in memory to enable comparisons to be made later in an ad-hoc fashion.
“The front panel knob and function buttons can be used to perform common tasks thus freeing up critical bench space normally occupied by a keyboard and mouse. Furthermore, AverLAB is much smaller than traditional audio analyzers and operates silently; a desirable attribute when listening tests are also part of the design workflow,” says Jonathan Novick, Avermetrics vice president of sales and marketing.
Connection to the host computer is made via Ethernet rather than a USB tether. Engineers can freely move their laptops from the lab bench to their cubicle or even a home office and continue operating AverLAB. If a network connection is interrupted or the analyzer is switched off, the software continues to operate and simply reconnects to the hardware when it becomes available.
At less than 6 pounds and about the size of a cigar box, AverLAB is the ideal tool for performing comprehensive onsite repair of audio systems. Most 15-inch laptop bags and backpacks will hold AverLAB, a laptop computer, and necessary cables whilst still fitting under an airline seat.
With a typical residual distortion better than -110 dB and digital analysis up to 192K sample rates, AverLAB’s performance is on par with the most well respected analyzers in use today. Unlike other analyzers though, AverLAB can be expanded to simultaneously test 100’s of channels.