ISE 2017: d&b introduces Peavey amplifier plug-in26 January 2017
d&b audiotechnik has announced it will launch an amplifier plug-in for the Peavey MediaMatrix NION DSP and nControl PC next month at ISE.
This makes it possible to access a complete d&b sound reinforcement system via any MediaMatrix control method as well as being interoperable with the MediaMatrix networking approach. It follows plug-ins for the QSC Q-SYS control system and Beckhoff automation and control technology.
MediaMatrix is a networked DSP and control system that is scalable and tailored to the needs of the user. Integration with MediaMatrix allows system designers to achieve d&b sound quality in installation applications that require detailed, customised remote control features. The complete system is designed and managed via PC with the MediaMatrix NWare software, and then accessed and controlled wirelessly with any smart device supporting HTML5 via the Kiosk2Go remote control platform. The system can also be controlled using wall panels, touchscreen devices and GPIOs.
The new d&b amplifier plug-in for MediaMatrix provides control parameters to adjust the mute status, levels, power On/Off, and alter the AmpPreset. This enables the complete system to be configured as an intelligible system for speech reproduction, and, via a simple button, reconfigured for full program material.
Critical status information can be monitored, ensuring the same is suitable as a PA-VA system in an emergency situation. MediaMatrix logs all audio connections to amplifiers, and the operating state of connected loudspeakers.
“The key topic here is interoperability, and total integration between the control system, and the sound reinforcement system, whatever the application type,” explained Wolfgang Schulz, product manager for installation at d&b. “The system design for many permanent installations now starts with the method for control and management, so d&b is looking to support system designers with complete interoperability with a MediaMatrix system, which guarantees easy planning and operation.”
Amsterdam ArenA (pictured) has recently become the first large project to incorporate a d&b loudspeaker system with MediaMatrix as the control backbone. The system complies with the strict voice alarm requirements for the stadium, while also fulfilling the expectations of international touring artists and performers. The Y-Series line arrays, driven by the installation specific d&b 30D amplifiers, is optimised by d&b ArrayProcessing, a software function for improving the level and tonal balance of a d&b line array over the entire vertical listening plane.
Photo: Jorrit Lousberg
Stand: 7-C173, and presentation room E103