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Symetrix and Visionary Solutions expand strategic alliance

Symetrix and Visionary Solutions expand strategic alliance

Symetrix and Visionary Solutions expand strategic allianceSymetrix and Visionary Solutions are excited to announce the native integration of Visionary Solutions’ PacketAV® Duet Dante™-enabled IP video encoder and decoder products into Symetrix’ Composer DSP programming and control software. The integration, co-developed by Symetrix and Visionary Solutions, enables PacketAV Duet and E/D4100 video encoders and decoders to appear as native units in Composer 7.1 and later. Harnessing the flexibility and scalability of converged IP networks, PacketAV Matrix products ultra low-latency 4K UHD video can be streamed over IP together with a Dante-enabled Symetrix DSP system, offering a complete Audio, Video, and Control solution, all while bypassing the constraints of traditional switch matrix systems.

Scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2018, Symetrix Composer 7.1 takes full command of the PacketAV Matrix products, with drag and drop configuration, network discovery, video routing, and video wall control. Live video previews for at-a-glance confidence monitoring of both encoders and decoders are supported, and may be freely placed on custom user interfaces deployed to Windows®- or Web-based devices.

Composer also fully manages the Dante audio interfaces on Duet products, including discovery, device naming, channel naming, and audio routing. Using Visionary’s PacketAV Duet encoders and decoders, audio from an HDMI source may be stripped off and routed through the DSP for processing, mixed with other sources, and distributed to sound reinforcement systems throughout a facility, as well as re-embedded into the IP video stream for local playback at the displays.

A design can be completed offline, without hardware. Once the hardware is installed, Composer efficiently locates all hardware on the network; updates and reconciles network names, IP addresses and channel configurations as necessary; and configures initial audio and video routes.

“We are very excited to have Visionary Solutions as an integration partner,” declares Symetrix Senior Product Manager Trent Wagner. “PacketAV Matrix products elegantly bridge the IP video and IP audio worlds, while Symetrix DSP and control makes system management effortless.”

“System designers will reap major benefits from this new level of integration,” observes Scott Freshman, Chief Operating Officer for Visionary Solutions. “Composer is well known for its ease of use, and with version 7.1, configuration and management of PacketAV Matrix products becomes faster and simpler than ever.”

ColorSource Pearl, a variable white light LED array by ETC

ETC’s ColorSource family line of products has become a known staple for affordable theatrical systems. Showing up in venues around the world including schools, houses of worship, and restaurants, these products offer a full system of lighting, control, and power for a variety of installations. Today ETC adds the ColorSource Pearl to the ColorSource family of fixtures.

ColorSource Pearl is a variable white light LED array for ColorSource Spot, Linear, and PAR fixtures. This array utilises a mix of two different white LEDs that enable a user to set the colour temperature anywhere between 2700 and 6500 K.

The Pearl array includes the same great feature set and high quality construction as their full colour siblings including an impressively bright output, a simple user interface, and a price point that is tough to beat.

Designed for installations that depend heavily on white light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, this array features flicker-free operation and an impressively smooth dimming curve. It’s finally possible to install a full LED rig that gives adjustable white light, without breaking budget.

ColorSource Pearl holds the notable LED fixture warranty recently announced by ETC. With a five-year warranty on the fixture and an unmatched 10-year warranty on the LED array, you can be sure these fixtures are built to last.

Symetrix Prism brings combined DSP power to Vietnam’s Nam Nghi Resort

Symetrix Prism brings combined DSP power to Vietnam’s Nam Nghi Resort

Symetrix Prism brings combined DSP power to Vietnam’s Nam Nghi ResortNestled on the shores of the exquisite Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, the secluded resort of Nam Nghi is among Southeast Asia’s most exclusive holiday destinations. But while guests enjoy the breathtaking natural landscapes and luxuriate beside Vung Bau Bay, behind the scenes a wealth of technology works seamlessly with processing across multiple zones courtesy of just three Symetrix Prism DSPs.

 The audio system designed by HCMC-based professional audio-visual solutions specialist DesignLive Technologies utilizes just a single Prism apiece to easily accommodate the current and future needs of three primary zones: the Rock Bar, the Tree House Restaurant, and the main hotel complex with all-day dining and spa/gym facilities.

For Phu Tran Pham, DesignLive’s founder, there was never any doubt that the Prism processors would be a perfect match for Nam Nghi Resort. “They offer a great blend of processing power, functionality, and attractive price points,” he says, adding that DesignLive “implements Symetrix DSPs for all our hotel projects, and indeed for all of our audio projects of any kind over the last seven years.”

In all three zones at Nam Nghi, the Prism processors are integrated into a Dante network for maximum flexibility. In the Rock Bar, varying background music and DJ requirements are catered for with a single Prism 8×8 DSP used in conjunction with Attero Tech Dante interface wall-plates. A similarly streamlined configuration is found in the Tree House Restaurant, where a Prism 4×4 processes Ashly amplifiers.

The setup in the all-day dining area is more complex as it also caters to the adjacent spa/gym area. In the dining area, a Prism 4×4 manages the BGM system, including Ashly amplifiers. A single Symetrix xIO 4×4 expander extends the system to the spa/gym amplifier rack via the hotel LAN, where local analogue inputs are available for instructors to connect their preferred music sources. Fiber and network drops also run from the all-day rack to the pool area, allowing for future expansion via Symetrix I/O expanders.

In tandem with delivering as much processing power from as little rack-space as possible, the DesignLive team was also asked to guarantee flexible control for hotel operations to allow easy adjustment of volume and other settings. Symetrix ARC-2e wall interfaces have been provided for ‘physical’ control at each zone, while SymVue provides the hotel’s technical personnel with an integrated master control panel via laptop, enabling them to make tweaks on the fly via the ARC-Web interface for iPad and smartphone.

“Yet again, the Symetrix processors have proven to be a match for the many and varied requirements of a modern luxury resort,” says Phu, adding that a single Symetrix Jupiter 4 has also been supplied for a mobile PA system that is used in various spaces around the complex. “In particular in the spa/gym area, they have given Nam Nghi Resort a degree of futureproofing so they can add more functionality as their requirements evolve.”

Most importantly, Nam nghi’s entertainment & events manager, Wassili Quist, is delighted with the result. “The Symetrix DSP system is probably the best network audio system processor we have worked with so far. It’s a strong and efficient DSP that’s surprisingly easy to work with. The Dante digital audio network and the ARC controls work perfectly for our resort. We have created multiple zones throughout the space, and having smartphone control of volume, source, and zone selection makes this installation very efficient and easy to work with.”

Quist concludes, “the DesignLive team did a fantastic job recommending, installing, and explaining the unlimited options and possibilities. It’s definitely an industry standard that I will recommend for any future project.”

Article from: www.pro-systems.co.za

Bosch scoops international design awards

Bosch scoops international design awards

Bosch scoops international design awardsBosch’s Praesensa call station has won a Red Dot Design Award while the Dicentis interpreter desk has been honoured with an iF Design Award.

‘The design of our conference products is very important to us, both in respect of a product’s aesthetic value within a meeting room, and the experience that our users have with it,’ commented Lars van den Heuvel, director of global product management for conference and discussion at Bosch Building Technologies. ‘We start very early with the design process as a core element within each development project. Winning the Red Dot and IF Design awards is a recognition of the great effort that we put into this.’

The Red Dot was awarded in recognition of Praesensa’s focus on the user experience with its use of an Omneo IP architecture, supporting Dante and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Omneo IP is also at the core of the Dicentis interpreter desk, enabling simple integration with third party systems.

Away from the conference room, Bosch Group’s Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands also received Red Dot Awards for the Evolve 50 portable column speaker and L3600FD DSP power amplifier respectively.

Article from: www.proavl-mea.com

New architectural wash light from ETC

Wash Light Zoom fixture

Wash Light Zoom fixtureThe Irideon® line of architectural fixtures from ETC features exceptional light output and a sleek, unassuming industrial design that blends in with any space. The newest addition to this family, the WLZ or, Wash Light Zoom fixture, is no exception. This feature-rich design is ideal for museums, lobbies, and retail environments.

Similar to the other fixtures in the Irideon family, the WLZ is available in a wide variety of colour temperatures ranging from 3000 K to 5000 K, and three mounting variations; Track mount, portable and canopy.

When using a track data distribution system, both 3-circuit EUTRAC fitting for the 230V market and 2-circuit DataTrack fitting for 120V markets are available. Each fixture can be individually addressed for DMX-controlled dimming or adjusted using the trim pot located on the track adapter. In addition to the DMX control option, canopy fixtures can be purchased with either 0-10V or DALI protocol as well. The smooth, bright wash light can be shaped with the optional barn door accessory.

The most innovative feature of the WLZ is the built-in rotating zoom adjustment at the rear of the fixture housing. This enables beam angle adjustment within an impressive range of 9-78 degrees. The zoom position markers on the fixture make fixture-to-fixture referencing quick and easy.

Because the entire family of Irideon fixtures, including the newest WLZ, was designed using the same platform as the Source Four Mini, you are guaranteed an equally high-quality standard of light output, durability, and operation.

The Irideon WLZ now comes with ETC’s updated fixture warranty of five years for the fixture and 10 years for the LEDs themselves, and as always, ETC’s unmatched 24/7/365 customer service and support.

To watch the short video or read more about Irideon WLZ, visit our website at etcconnect.com.

ETC celebrates successful Prolight + Sound

ETC celebrates successful Prolight + Sound

ETC celebrates successful Prolight + SoundVisitors flocked to ETC’s stands in Hall 3.0 at the recent Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt to get a glimpse of the company’s latest innovations. Among the main attractions were several brand new products – the Element 2 lighting control console from the award-winning Eos family, ColorSource Pearl variable white-light LED fixtures, and the Irideon WLZ architectural wash light – all making their European debut.

Launched at the show, the Element 2 control desk is designed for venues with modest rigs and maximum hands-on fader control needs. It brings the fundamentals of lighting control to the forefront while allowing access to a wealth of advanced control features below the surface.

ColorSource Pearl, a variable white-light, LED array produces an impressive range of colour temperatures at an affordable price point. Engineered for applications in need of tunable white-light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, Pearl is available in the ColorSource PAR, Linear, and Spot form factors.

The Irideon WLZ, or Wash Light Zoom architectural fixture, features exceptional light output and a sleek, unassuming industrial design that blends in with any space. This feature-packed luminaire has been designed with museums, lobbies and retail environments in mind.

Meanwhile, in Hall 4.0, High End Systems teamed up with colleagues from parent company ETC to deliver a packed programme of product demonstrations, hourly light shows, and the latest instalment of the ever-popular academic lighting programming competition, Hog Factor. The two companies also collaborated to deliver a Student Session, giving aspiring lighting professionals behind-the-scenes access to ask questions and learn more about the two companies.

Additionally, at the 2018 Prolight + Sound International Press Award (PIPA) ceremony, ETC CEO Fred Foster was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The jury, comprised of journalists from over 100 trade magazines, wanted to acknowledge Foster’s “outstanding reputation in the sector – not only for his successful products and innovations, but also as an exemplary leader who puts a focus on the greatest assets his company has to offer: its employees.”

Foster said of the honour: “While this is an individual award, I believe that it belongs, as well, to the thousands of people who have worked for ETC over the last 42 years. Each person’s contribution has led to the success that ETC has enjoyed.”

Prosound provides Electro-Voice PA for Tailor

Prosound provides Electro-Voice PA for TailorProsound were asked to help out with PA for Tailor, the London based South African artist at Music Box “Hotspot Concerts “on Saturday 21 April.

Always keen to help out local musicians where they can, and being able to provide a fit for purpose PA system for the intimate 60 seater venue, Prosound supplied the latest range of ELX200-10p tops with a single ELX200-12sp sub. Not too loud and obtrusive for the discerning music listener, with clarity essential for Tailor’s heartfelt lyrics and brittle melodies.

So impressed with the system that Glyn Berridge, owner of Music Box and curator of the Hotspot Concerts will be holding on to the EV ELX200 system for a while to come. With more top local acts booked to play at the “under house” parties, we’re certain this PA system is going to get some good use out of it.

Prosound have always been forerunners in providing equipment for bands, vocalists and DJs whether they’ve made it to the big time, or just starting out on their musical journey.

While Electro Voice has been the brand of choice for established acts like Wonderboom, Prime Circle and Just Jinjer for many years, Prosound will always be looking for ways to assist emerging talent, and have proudly supplied BCUC, DJ Soosh and Shortstraw with gear.

Introducing Element 2, Irideon WLZ, and ColorSource Pearl

ColorSource Pearl

Element 2 consoleIntroducing the Element 2 console and a new Eos family brochure

The new Element 2 console brings a significant hardware upgrade to the hands-on, entry-level desk, including an updated keyboard layout that matches the rest of the Eos® family.

The Element 2 console will require the upcoming Eos v2.7 software, which is anticipated to release within the next month. Once the new console begins shipping, the classic Element console will be retired and supported as a Legacy product.

A new Eos family brochure is also available in multiple languages. It can be obtained via download or literature request.

For more information, visit the Element 2 product page.


Wash Light Zoom fixtureNew architectural wash light from ETC

The Irideon® line of architectural fixtures from ETC features exceptional light output and a sleek, unassuming industrial design that blends in with any space. The newest addition to this family, the WLZ or, Wash Light Zoom fixture, is no exception. This feature-rich design is ideal for museums and retail environments.

Similar to the other fixtures in the Irideon family, the WLZ is available in a variety of colour temperatures ranging from 3000 K to 5000 K, and three mounting variations; Track mount, portable. and ceiling canopy.

The most innovative feature of the WLZ is the built-in rotating zoom adjustment at the rear of the fixture housing. This enables beam angle adjustment within an impressive range of 9-78 degrees. The zoom position markers on the fixture make fixture-to-fixture referencing quick and easy.

Shipping of the Irideon WLZ will begin in May.

Click here to watch the short video on the many benefits and features of the Irideon WLZ.


ColorSource PearlColorSource Pearl: the many colours of white

ColorSource Pearl is the newest array for our ColorSource® line of fixtures. Available for the Linear, PAR, and Spot, Pearl is a variable, white-light option that can be tuned to output white light anywhere between 2700K and 6500K.

And because it is part of the ColorSource Family, the Pearl array includes the same great feature set and high quality construction as its full colour siblings including an impressively bright output, a simple user interface, and a price point that is tough to beat.

Designed for installations that depend heavily on white light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, this array features flicker-free operation and an impressively smooth dimming curve.

Click here to watch the product video and find additional information.

ColorSource Pearl fixtures will begin shipping in May.


Contact us or your nearest ETC Dealer for more information on ETC products.

Historic Tallinn theatre chooses ETC

Historic Tallinn theatre chooses ETC

Historic Tallinn theatre chooses ETC

Built in the 14th century, the unusually shaped Hobuveski building in Tallinn, Estonia originally served as a mill and was later used for storage. In 2003, the circular structure was converted into a theatre and events venue, and has since become recognised as one of the most extraordinary theatres in Europe. A recent refurbishment saw the installation of state-of-the-art technology, including a Gio @5 console, ColorSource luminaires and Sensor3 power control from ETC.

Until recently, the 140-seat venue relied on makeshift solutions for performances. With no real infrastructure, changing from one production to another involved building a new, temporary lighting and sound system, almost every time. In 2017, the Hobuveski received the investment and permission it needed to proceed with a major refurbishment. The revamp included a much-longed-for permanent installation of lighting and audio equipment.

The renovations were undertaken as part of a Green Theatre Programme and were designed to meet the latest energy efficiency guidelines. Unsurprisingly, emphasis was placed on LED lighting. The package selected comprised around 95 per cent LED luminaires, including 12 ColorSource Spot fixtures from ETC. Although dimmers were not required for the LED solution, the venue personnel were keen to retain the option of using tungsten fixtures for some productions. This led to the addition of an ETC Sensor3 power control system, with ThruPower modules, capable of accommodating all loads – tungsten, LEDs, arc-source movers, and the unknown.

“The decision to use ETC’s ThruPower modules with dimmer and relays offers the option to switch freely between dimmer and hard power,” says Kalle Karindi, from OÜ Focuspoint, the ETC dealer involved in the installation. In addition to saving time and simplifying the day-to-day operations for the theatre technicians, the solution offered further advantages. “If you consider the expense involved in having separate dimmer and relay racks, including the extra cabling and labour, versus the Sensor3 solution, the cost is comparable,” adds Karindi. “Furthermore, the electrical company said it saved at least a week of installation time for everyone involved in the project.”

Prosound makes first Evolve 50 sale

Prosound makes first Evolve50 saleMichael Goodyear has become the first owner of an Electro-Voice Evolve 50 speaker system in sub-Saharan Africa. The system was sold through the manufacturer’s local distributor, Prosound, and will be used for smaller corporate events and shows.

‘The Evolve 50 was first shown in South Africa at Mediatech in 2017, but the system was only officially available for purchase in southern Africa in February 2018 as Bluetooth certification had to be resolved with local licensing authorities,’ explained Prosound pro audio sales specialist, Pepe Khumalo. ‘A long time has passed since Mediatech and we ran the risk of the impetus created at the show being lost. Having the first system sold and out there being used means we can promote the product much better and have some real-world references.’

With this first system now being used on events, Mr Khumalo is certain it will create more business for the company. ‘The Evolve 50 is such a compact system and offers exceptional audio quality, it is a truly versatile system that makes it very attractive for events companies,’ he reasoned. ‘Together with the back-up that Prosound offers – having been an Electro-Voice partner for over 40 years – makes it an even more attractive solution.

‘We have already received confirmed orders for a number of systems,’ continued Mr Khumalo. ‘We can also now demo the system with a bit more confidence and there has been great interest and excitement about the Evolve 50 – so we are expecting a lot more orders.’

Article from www.proavl-mea.com