Outline announces app for iPad integration23 May 2011
The Italian loudspeaker manufacturer has developed a dedicated app to control its Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. iMode line array, with control for the iSM series of stage monitors (112, 212 and 115) to follow shortly.
Outline is only the latest in a long line of pro-AV manufacturers to acknowledge the rise to ubiquity of the iPad – a technological paradigm shift that the company compares to ‘the arrival of CDs or mobile phones on the consumer market’.
The new app is available on the Apple Store by following this link: http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/mini-com-p-a-s-s-linearray/id435900890?mt=8
Outline’s Michele Noselli commented: “A direct connection between consoles and enclosures is the facility that enabled us to win an Award for Product Innovation at PLASA in London last year. Climbing aboard the ‘magic tablet’ was inevitable and relatively simple for our R&D team, thanks mainly to the iMode technology we launched in 2009 and which is gradually being incorporated in all our self-powered loudspeaker systems.
“iMode means having a computer in every enclosure, complete with web server and specific IP address. Users don’t access an enclosure, but a web page. And from that page they can control whatever they want, even from the other side of the globe, since the web knows no frontiers. Thanks to the eclectic iMode platform – which is genuinely avant-garde – it is now possible to do all this from an iPad, with a touch of the screen. This is what I’d call maximum digital interaction.”