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PSN-e previews ISE 2012: part 3

DIS, Meyer Sound and first-time exhibitor t&mSystems are among the featured companies in PSN-e’s third round-up of probable highlights at ISE 2012, which takes place in Amsterdam next week.

DIS, Meyer Sound and first-time exhibitor t&mSystems are among the featured companies in PSN-e’s third round-up of probable highlights at ISE 2012, which takes place in Amsterdam next week.

Products to be showcased by Meyer Sound will include the D-Mitri digital audio platform and CAL column array loudspeakers. Featuring proprietary DSP algorithms for accurate digital beam-steering and beam-splitting, CAL is described as an ideal solution for installations requiring superior sound quality. ISE visitors can find out more about the implementation of these 48-volt audio systems by going to the Meyer Sound stand or attending the InfoComm educational session entitled ‘Low Voltage Audio Systems: Raising the Bar’, presented by European technical services manager Miguel Lourtie on 31 January at 16:00 in room D202-D204. (Registration required through ISE. Click here for more info:

Show attendees also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with D-Mitri, a network-based digital audio processing and distribution platform encompassing the entire audio chain, from microphone input to loudspeaker output. D-Mitri is designed as an AVB-capable platform, and visitors can find out more about AVB by attending a seminar entitled ‘AVB: The Future of Standards-based AV Networking’, presented by Jerry Placken, worldwide sales manager, digital products; and John McMahon, executive director, digital products, on 31 January at 11:30 in room D202-D204. (Registration required through ISE. Click here for more info:

DIS (Danish Interpretation Systems) will use the exhibition as a platform from which to launch its new Digital Discussion System, DDS5900. Sporting an elegant design, the system is able to cover a variety of requirements. For example, the microphone unit DC 5980P can be configured not only as delegate or chairman, but also as interpretation unit. ‘Simple, affordable and flexible,’ says DIS, were the watchwords for the new system.

“We have been participating almost from the beginning of the ISE i[event] in Amsterdam and like many other companies, we have followed the very positive trend this exhibition has taken,” DIS general manager Thomas Frederiksen tells PSN-e. “A dedicated show for system integrators, consultants and AV-advisers is very important for DIS and enables us to meet with our clients and distribution partners. Our experience is that the quality of people visiting the ISE is very high, and the fact that the number of both participants and exhibitors grow continuously every year is only positive.”

Home automation pioneer Crestron will showcase a variety of audio and conferencing-related products. Designed for versatility and energy efficiency, the AMP Series of commercial amplifiers provides more heardroom for powering large rooms in lecture halls, sports bars, restaurants, auditoria, retail spaces, hotel conference rooms and corporate boardrooms. Channel selectable for either 70V or 100V, any AMP can be used in both US and international environments.

Also on display will be the new FreeSpeech wireless microphone system – which allows speakers and lectures to move about the classroom and be heard clearly from anywhere in the room – and the Excite speakers. Combined with Crestron’s digital audio delivery system, Sonnex, Excite speakers can reduce the physical impact of an installation and ensure efficient install times.

Vantage, meanwhile, will showcase the 850D-DA Digital Distributed Audio Amplifier, featuring eight zones of independently controlled sound for each room in the house. The 850D-DA offers linked or independent volume control for each room, and accepts up to twelve input signals from a wide variety of digital or analogue audio sources, including DVD and Blu-Ray players, media servers, CD players, cable and satellite boxes, digital music players, and more. This amplifier is the latest component in the Vantage line of home control and automation systems, which incorporates highly customisable touchscreen interfaces, lighting controls, home theatre components and more, all based around the InFusion System controller and communicating via Vantage Ethernet Bus Control.

First-time ISE exhibitor t&mSystems will show a selection of products from its range of electronics and loudspeakers, as well as introducing a number of new items for the installation market. The ProjectMix818 features four line and four mic/line inputs that can selectively be switched as the source for any of the output zones. A further mic input can also be sent, with level control, to any or all zones in addition to their selected source. The unit also has two inputs for t&m paging mics. These paging mics have selection switches for each zone or all-zones, while an expansion module can be used to expand the paging mic by another eight zones if two or more ProjectMix818 units are linked together.

The ProjectMix241 is a stereo rack mixer with two microphone and four line inputs. The microphone inputs can be switched to line for maximum flexibility. The output section offers a stereo line main out and an additional stereo recording output. Each input features a separate input gain control, +48V phantom power, and a VOX priority function that can be enabled for the microphone inputs. Each input also features 2-band adjustable EQ.

The Project1240Z is a 70/100V or low impedance mixer amplifier, with four microphone and two line inputs, plus one input each for telephone paging and an EMC system. The unit features 24V phantom power separately for all microphone inputs, a mic input 1-priority function and dedicated 2-band EQ for all inputs. The Project1240Z can drive 70V, 100V or low impedance loudspeakers and, in addition, there is a 5-zone output section for 100V line loudspeakers. Each of these outputs has a dedicated level control on the front panel of the unit.

The company will also be showing its new range of MP-Series mixer amps, which feature built-in MP3 players to provide complete stand-alone audio installation systems.