LEA Professional has announced that global shipments have begun for its new 160-watt and 80-watt Connect Series of IoT-connected power amplifiers.
“We’ve already seen tremendous success with our higher power Connect Series models in the market. But the demand for our 80-watt and 160-watt models was clear from the beginning.” says Blake Augsburger, founder and CEO of LEA Professional. “Now that these units are shipping, we’re excited to see LEA product fulfilling the needs of integrators in smaller-scale settings. And with the recent release of our Cloud platform, now integrators can really offer their clients a truly differentiated amplifier experience.”
New models consist of the Connect Series CS84, CS88, CS164, and CS168 in both network and Dante, and all eight of the low-power models are built with routable analog input/outputs as well as three network connection options: using the built-in WiFi access point, connect to an existing WiFi network, or using a Local Area Network Ethernet connection. Once connected to a network, integrators have access to LEA’s new cloud platform for remote control and monitoring.
Connect Series amplifiers also incoporate DSP with built in crossovers, parametric EQ, limiters, and load monitoring as well as the proprietary Smart Power Bridge universal switch mode power supply and direct Lo-Z and Hi-Z selectable per channel in a-one-rack-unit chassis.
All models are compatible with the LEA Professional Web UI and via the cloud platform for control and monitoring. The cloud platform utilizes a built in Amazon Web Servies (AWS) IoT core designed to allow integrators to control and monitor operational datapoints that are integral to maintaining system health securely and remotely.
“LEA Professional Connect Series facilitate remote configuration, monitoring and system control which enables integrators to support their customers with services that previously required rolling a truck to a customer site,” Augsburger concludes. “As such, our amplifiers are making service easier, less expensive and more efficient — critical advantages at this time of unprecedented change.”
Those wanting further information are asked to contact their local LEA sales office here.