Powersoft has released new Q-SYS and Crestron plugins supporting the Mezzo Series and its non-DSP install dedicated amplifier platform ranges, designed to provide network-based control of amplifier functionality via third-party systems.
The plugins offer a modern-looking interface, extended functionality, and user customisability in comparison to legacy plugins for the format. In addition, a new Q-SYS plugin supporting DSP+D versions of Duecanali, Quattrocanali, Ottocanali, X and T Series with new functionality is slated for release this summer.
“Powersoft enables wide-ranging control and configuration of our amplifiers through our own ArmoníaPlus software, but we are also committed to ensuring interoperability with other popular control ecosystems,” says Michael Perry, Powersoft application engineer, North America. “Our new Q-SYS and Crestron plug-ins improve functionality and usability for any users integrating our premium amplifier technology with these popular products.”
Specifically, the latest plugins allow Q-SYS and Crestron controllers to access numerous key functions, including power and standby, LED blink/identify, amplifier nickname, backup strategy mode, source selection priority, gain and mute control, polarity control, and user delay. Read-only functionality allows the control unit to additionally poll and display serial number, mains voltage, headroom meters, and a range of alarm notifications.
The Q-SYS plugin offers drag-and-drop control elements to create custom UIs without interrupting functionality or removing the control from the original plugin UI. This allows users to situate and re-skin individual controls to create optimized workflows while maintaining underlying functionality and easily reverting to the original plugin layout.
Supported Powersoft amplifiers can communicate with any Crestron 3-Series processor via the new plugins. Users can choose Crestron Touch-panel, iOS, Android, PC, or tablet formats to create custom graphics suited to anticipated use cases. In addition to Q-SYS and Crestron, Powersoft products are now supported in several control eco-systems including those from Extron, Symetrix, Xilica and Atlona.
Go here to download the latest plugins.