Powersoft enhances Armonía software suite19 May 2011
The version 2.1.707 upgrade of Powersoft’s Armonía Pro Audio Suite software includes the new I/O Signal Integrity Monitor feature.
The new feature enhances control of the audio chain by providing information on output signal irregularities resulting from a missing input signal or loudspeaker failure.
“With the release of Armonía version 2.1.707, the best audio control software in the industry just got better with the addition of the I/O Signal Integrity Monitor element,” said Ken Blecher, executive vice president of Powersoft Audio Technologies Corp. “With Armonía, the engineer can make informed choices when setting up any touring or fixed installation employing suitably equipped Powersoft K Series, M Series with DSP+ETH, Duecanali, Q Series and D Series amplifiers. The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor puts one more critical tool in the hands of the engineer.”
This latest software enhancement was designed to work effortlessly without complicated initial measurements, yielding accurate information thanks to a programmable pilot tone and trigger threshold. The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor will raise the alarm even if a single loudspeaker within a complex system fails, while for large and complex systems, the monitor streamlines system set-up before an event and helps relieve ‘troubleshooting panic’ during an event.
Among the many other features in the suite are: the TruePower limiter, which keeps the amplifier’s output power at safe levels for the speaker; Cross Power Limiter, which mode prevents unnatural pumping effects in a bi-amped system; Active DampingControl, which provides compensation for speaker wire current losses; and LiveImpedance, which displays real-time load impedance at real-world power levels using the actual musical signal as the basis for the display information.