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Symetrix expands Dante DSP line-up with Prism launch

Duncan Proctor 22 January 2016
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Symetrix has announced the launch of its Prism digital signal processing platform, developed to deliver networked audio processing for a wide range of installed sound applications.

Symetrix Prism is comprised of four products, varying only in I/O count and form factor. Prism 4×4 features four inputs and four outputs, power over Ethernet (PoE+), and a compact half rack format. Prism 8×8 (eight in, eight out), 12×12 (12 in, 12 out) and 16×16 (16 in, 16 out) utilise an external power supply along with a 1U form factor. DSP, analogue audio, and converter technologies are identical in all four products. Prism features the same DSP power, mic preamps and AD/DA converters as Symetrix Radius and Edge, delivering sound quality, while providing expansion via 64 channels of bi-directional Dante networking.

Integrators can customise, connect, and configure Prism using Symetrix Composer, a Windows-based CAD program. Prism can be controlled from Symetrix ARC wall panels, ARC-WEB browser-based interface and third-party touchscreens. An embedded web server enables remote audio metering and diagnostics of Prism hardware. Prism features an OLED display, and Symetrix ARC, Dante and Ethernet ports are standard issue.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of Prism,” commented Dane Butcher, founder and CEO of Symetrix. “The Prism line-up enables more users to join the Dante ecosystem as it provides a straightforward audio DSP solution that is flexible and cost-effective for all manner of installations – commercial, corporate, house of worship, education, and government.

“With Prism and compatible Symetrix I/O expanders and control products, integrators can deliver high performance systems at price points not even imaginable just a few short years ago.

“Drawing on Symetrix’ 40-year history as an audio signal processing innovator, Prism makes our award-winning DSP technology available to an even greater audience. With open-architecture flexibility, future expansion capability and top-notch sound quality, we are confident that Prism will be a go-to component in the integrator’s toolkit.”

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