Powersoft is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the upcoming Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, highlighting two decades of technological development as well as the Ottocanali DSP+D and X Series platforms.
The company is also hosting a party on the opening night of the show at APT-Apartment nightclub featuring the Toa Mata Band, the world’s first robotic LEGO band, doing a live set with various TouchAble synthesizers, drum machines and acoustic percussions.
At its booth (Hall 8, E46), Powersoft will be highlighting the latest Ottocanali DSP+D (launched at ISE earlier this year), M and K Series amplifiers as well as M-Force technology and X Series for the integration and live event markets.
An overview of some of the company’s notable developments includes:
1997 – Digam 7000, an amplifier with increased power density, and housed in single rack unit to save space and reduce weight. It incorporated switch mode technology, fixed frequency switching mode technology, and Power Factor Correction (PFC).
1997 – PowerMod, a compact amplifier module, providing exceptionally high power density, particularly for the time. The output stage and power supply were condensed into a compact and lightweight amp module for self-powered loudspeakers.
2002 – DigiMod 1000, Class D amplifier module with specifically designed DSP boards providing advanced processing, remote control and networking capabilities.
2000 – Q Series, providing 4 channels in 1RU with even higher power density.
2004 – K Series, offering DSP on board for sound shaping and live performance optimization at a very high level. AESOP networking delivered signal routing through traditional Cat-5 UTP cables to make highly scalable audio distribution and remote system. And, a step-up card increased output power without the need to replace the amplifier.
2007 – DigiMod 3000, supplying PFC in modules that helped insure power grid stability, less dissipation and improved system performance.
2007 – IpalMod, with Differential Pressure Control (DPC) offering loudspeaker manufacturers an effective tool to arbitrarily modify the Thiele-Small parameters of the driver, adapting the transducer’s physical characteristics to the acoustic design. Zero Latency DSP allowed for the transducer behavior to be modified adaptively and ensured consistent system performance over time.
2012 – DSP-4, a networkable amp module with granular remote control of any single sound source. It also is highly scalable and provides versatile performance management and sound shaping from single point source to high power complex sound systems.
2013 – DEVA, an all-in-one multimedia unit with integrated solar panel. This Wi-Fi manageable multifunctional system implements the latest generation technology for distributing audio signal across large areas and perform audio/video surveillance in any operating conditions.
2013 – M-Force Technology, a paradigm shift in low frequency application. A moving magnet linear motor structure capable of top performance in terms of power handling, electromagnetic conversion, reliability and maximum SPL.
2014 – X Series, providing high channel count, high power density, and exceptional processing power. Outfitted with 3- phase supply with PFC, a true worldwide power supply suitable for single, bi and three-phase operation from 85 to 440 volts, DC – 400 Hz, providing exceptional versatility and reliability. It also offers built-in matrix and signal routing as well as non-Boolean channel assignment from any input to any output and any level to provide almost limitless configurations.
2015 – Ottocanali DSP+D Series, with enhanced efficiency by means of the Smart Rails Management (SRM) system of dynamic rails modulation. There’s also lower idle consumption, lower audible noise floor, and reduced EMC issues. It also incorporates a dual-redundant power supply, DSP, and Dante networking.