Powersoft has announced that it’s offering system integrators the ability to efficiently scale inputs and zones with the addition of dynamic routing capabilities embedded on the company’s fixed installation amplifier platforms. (These developments will be covered in a live online launch event later this week, the link to register is below.)
This ability is designed to make it easier to share variable music sources locally and/or between different zones in small- / medium-sized venues, independently from the source location, and carry control signals in an automated fashion – all without the need of a centralized DSP. With dynamic routing all inputs can be shared over the network as Dante signal.
In addition, user interfaces (UI) will allow integrators to obtain control of the entirety of the system in background and foreground music distribution applications, an ability particularly aimed at applications such as bar and restaurant, hospitality, retail, and fitness. Powersoft’s suite of hardware, software, and additional tools, such as the soon-to-be-launched WM Touch, can all be targeted at specific applications.
The amplifier platforms are designed to allow integrators to replace most of the outboard required to manage, shape, and share audio sources throughout the various zones in a variety of music distribution applications by merging a routing matrix, networking capabilities, and digital signal processing between multiple amplifiers in different locations. The dynamic routing capability enables varied routing options of audio signals – whether mono, stereo, or multichannel between devices – and controls signals in an automated fashion, with less cable runs.
Integrators can handle signal routing, volume control and mute, zoning, and scene selection through a series of dedicated UIs: the Wall Mount Passive and the new Wall Mount Touch, a web-based UI, and the SYS control app. The latter allows control of the entirety of music distribution from a single, wall-mounted touch panel.
Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus system design tool relies on an object-based approach that enables integrators to configure the routing of sources and zones. It also enables the creation of different system configurations to be recalled, as well as to configure UI system controls with a pre-defined layout that doesn’t require any programming, or to create custom ones. The software can be used as a configuration tool allowing the users to operate the system by using local control devices only.
The company is presenting a series of music distribution system launch events online on Thursday March 18 at 9 am (CEST), 3 pm (CEST), and 8 pm (CEST). Go here to register.