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Meyer Sound launches Compass RMS

Erica Basnicki 9 April 2013
Meyer Sound launches Compass RMS

Compass RMS is a new hardware and software solution by Meyer Sound that streamlines the real-time monitoring of the company’s self-powered loudspeaker systems.   Building on Meyer Sound’s remote monitoring technology, the new Compass RMS system features the RMServer, the purpose-built network hardware that communicates loudspeaker performance data over Ethernet and twisted-pair network.   The control interface is fully integrated into the Compass 3.0 software, which also serves as the user interface for the Galileo loudspeaker management system and the CAL column array loudspeaker.   “By providing loudspeaker performance data in real time, remote monitoring is a tachometer that gives users a window to the status of a system. It’s an important tool that helps protect our customers’ investment,” said Luke Jenks, Meyer Sound’s product manager for loudspeakers.   “With its redesign, Compass RMS is giving a significant boost to Meyer Sound’s monitoring capabilities.”   With the control interface moved to Compass 3.0, users of Compass RMS can perform mute, solo, and wink ID functions and monitor more than a dozen parameters much more efficiently.   These parameters include peak amplifier power and voltage, average amplifier power, limiting, fan speed, and heat sink temperature. Compass RMS adds the ability to automatically discover RMS-equipped loudspeakers on the network, eliminating most data entry.   Compass RMS is built on the IEEE 1722.1 open standard for communication and control. Using a standard router, Compass RMS can be controlled with a wireless computer or a tablet.   RMServer works independently of Compass, and can send emergency notifications via email even when Compass is not connected.   RMServer is backwards compatible with all Meyer Sound loudspeakers equipped with an RMS module.   www.meyersound.com  

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