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FBT Debuts Infinito Networked Audio Control

New proprietary system management software suite utilizes TCP/IP protocol based on AES70 with a library of supported DSP-based devices.

By PSW Staff April 1, 2019

At Prolight + Sound 2019, FBT is adding remote monitoring and control of professional sound reinforcement systems with the release of the Infinito system management suite.

Entirely developed in-house by FBT’s Research and Development team, Infinito delivers seamless operation of all FBT active loudspeakers, matrix processors, and processing power amplifiers.

Leveraging the stability of Windows 7, 8, and 10 operating systems, Infinito utilizes a TCP/IP protocol based on the AES70 Open Control Architecture (OCA) standard, and operates over the Ethernet infrastructure for professional audio networking. More than 100 DSP devices can be connected on the same TCP/IP network with the added convenience of automatic IP address assignment. In addition, the status of all connected devices and the control of individual devices’ parameters are all available in real time, giving the user instant and accurate user feedback via the touch-orientated graphical interface.

Users can save time by designing a project off-line and in advance of an event by calling from FBT’s library of DSP-based devices; switching to on-line status at the show allows access to the three operation modes of SETUP, TUNING, and SHOW – each of these modes are security password protected to avoid accidental or unintentional changing of parameters.

System technicians will similarly appreciate the ability to customize the interface’s multi-level device control detail, giving the option to concentrate on an overview of the entire system in a single work space; or to focus solely on the parameters of a single device.

Grouping features allow users to create groups of virtual networked devices and control them independently on two different levels – basic or advanced – making assignment and control easy for the operator; in addition, group contribution overview enables the effect of group settings on device parameters to be quickly checked and modified.

Further flexibility is delivered courtesy of Infinito’s innovative GUI, which adapts readily to extremes of ambient lighting conditions, with its day and night skins ensuring high visibility even in bright sunlight conditions.

Infinito will be demonstrated daily on booth C78 of Hall 8.0 at Prolight + Sound from April 2nd to April 5th 2019


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