Roland Systems Group has added the new Roland AR-3000SD to its line of announcement recorders/players, providing advanced sound quality and features with expanded compatibility that includes programmable timers, network efficiency, support for multiple playback and control formats, plus support for high quality audio formats up to 24-bit and 96 kHz.
Roland AR series of recorder/players are widely installed in train stations, airports, shopping malls, amusement parks, broadcast stations and museums, serving a variety of capacities such as broadcast announcements in airports, TV, radio, navigation guidance in shopping malls, sound design for amusement rides, and automated productions in event venues and showrooms.
• 24-bit recording and playback at 96 kHz for higher sound quality
• Built-in yearly programmable timer
• LAN control with web server functionality
• External control of playback using the connection terminals
• AR Series Card Data Editor, ARE-3000
• Optional highly durable 4GB SD/SDHC Memory Card using SLC (Single Level Cell)
The AR-3000SD offers a new programmable timer and LAN control with web server functionality enabling settings and control from anywhere. It allows the user to select the optimal playback schemes for the application or system setup, providing control from the input connector or RS-232 port on the back.
There are five different playback types that include direct, program, binary, computer and MIDI as well as loop and repeat options.
The AR-3000SD can be an integral component of a larger installed system. Improved external controls of the AR can be achieved using switch-based audio guidance, sensor-activated guide narration, computer, phrase playback and timecode using MIDI or control over a network.
The new recorder/player can also control external devices such as playback of music on MIDI instruments, turning on amps or other devices, group control of lighting, linking audio to video playback or switching audio over a network.
A variety of audio formats are supported for recording and playback. AES/EBU allows for output of high-quality digital audio. For storage, SD or Compact Flash memory cards are supported with two virtual cards that provide recording of 2,000 phrases.
Playback and recorded files are uncompressed WAV and MP3 formats and up to 24-bit 96 kHz.
The AR-3000SD will be available in Q2, 2014