Adamson: AV planning software released on licence12 February 2015
A multi-use predictive software suite that allows users to plan their system design in both 2D and 3D is on show at the Adamson Systems Engineering stand. Designed to provide Adamson clients with a user-defined level of detail, the company says Blueprint AV delivers extreme precision in any operating mode.
Expanding on Adamson Shooter software, Blueprint AV allows system designers and technicians to build a simple or very complex listening area, hang multiple arrays, simulate response with a variety of acoustic predictive tools, and provide a detailed and accurate rigging plot that can be exported to DXF files for easy transfer to the rigging team.
Users can choose a quick and effective 2D mode to easily determine optimal splay settings for their arrays within their space, or they can opt for the highly detailed 3D mode, which allows for a wide variety of polygonal shapes to easily and accurately build complex spaces. The software also provides a large variety of simulation options.
After extensive beta testing with key network partners, Adamson is releasing Blueprint AV via a licensing system that will allow end users to distribute a pre-determined number of copies to their team
Multiple simulation options exist, including SPL measurements, which can be measured using standard and proprietary weighting curves, as well as standard one-third octave frequencies or a full range average.
Delay, directivity and virtual microphone responses can also be easily calculated. An option allows the user to see an array’s vertical SPL response, accurately measuring the initial coverage, to the amount of coverage delivered to the extreme back of the intended listening area.
The software comes pre-loaded with acoustic data from Adamson’s complete line array product range, with plans to add all point source products in the near future.