Powersoft Advanced Technologies, LLC, a world leading manufacturer of superior quality power amplifiers for the professional audio market, is introducing its new Audio Suite control software, dedicated to the live sound and installation market, at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 6384). Designed by the Powersoft R&D team, the new software has been developed following requests and suggestions from some of the most influential live system designers, installers and loudspeaker manufacturers. Through their combined feedback, Powersoft has been able to deliver an enhanced customizable graphic interface with drag and drop possibilities optimized for tablet PC use.
Audio Suite is compatible with Powersoft’s K, Q, D, QTU, and its newest K2 model within the K-Light series as well as its new Installation Series amplifiers. Audio Suite addresses standard RS485 Remote Control protocol on an installed board and Powersoft’s new Ethernet-based AESOP (AES3 & Ethernet Simple Open Protocol) on an installed board (the KAESOP board is optional on K-light and Installation series amplifiers). In addition, Audio Suite features multiple amplifier control windows for real time computer screen display monitoring and control.
Audio Suite software offers two possible workflows: Offline and Online Modes. When used in Offline mode, the user can configure a system before connecting to a network. When used in Online mode, system information can be sent or retrieved from the synchronized network. When used with the new Ethernet KAESOP board, a system engineer can extend the network to a virtually unlimited number of amplifiers with the IP addresses configurable by the end user.
Ethernet networking assures faster data refreshing and data exchange between each amplifier and the host computer, delivering real time monitoring of amplifier status,
remote connection, mains presence, current draw, input signal, output voltage, internal temperature, short-circuit protection, clip and fault. Audio Suite also offers real time control of amplifier on/off/stand-by levels, solo, mute, sensitivity, max output voltage, max mains current draw, presets locking and input selection (digital/analogue/KAESOP).
Its DSP remote control has been optimized with the capability of importing frequency response curves as ASCII data from the most popular measuring of software for an easy re-design of loudspeaker presets that have up to three EQ layers of 32 filters each in the input EQ, as well as16 EQ filters plus two cross-over filters in the output EQ. In addition, DSP control is further enhanced by Audio Suite’s grouping feature which combines input EQ, input delay and input attenuation KDSP parameters within a graphic interface that is easy to use. Superior preset protection is assured by its multilevel locking feature with invisibility of parameters.
Audio Suite demands minimum host computer requirements. It is PC compatible with computers offering a minimum of a Pentium IV processor, 1 GB RAM, 128 MB Video RAM, 2,5 GB of free HD space, Microsoft Windows Server 2003/XP/Vista, and a 100 Mbps Ethernet card. The color monitor should offer 1024×768 resolution with 24 bit operation.
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Farmingdale, NY, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs.