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InfoComm 2013: Bosch shows DCN conference system and PLENA digital audio matrix

Bosch is presenting its new DCN multimedia conference system and the PLENA matrix Digital Sound System at InfoComm 2013.

Bosch is presenting its new DCN multimedia conference system and the PLENA matrix digital sound system at InfoComm 2013.

The DCN system elegantly combines audio, video, meeting content and touchscreen technology. High-resolution capacitive touchscreens enable meeting participants to share documents, retrieve and display presentations, and access the internet.

As an IP-based system built on the OMNEO media networking architecture, DCN can be easily expanded with other OMNEO audio devices and a wide range of audio products that support Dante. Enhanced functionalities can also be added to via software and integrating third-party or custom-made apps. All audio and control data flowing through the system is securely encrypted in accordance with internationally recognised standards.

“With DCN multimedia, our customers are investing in a truly revolutionary solution that can grow with their needs,” said Mark Andersen, product marketing manager for Bosch Conference Systems. “Its use of standard and open technologies, combined with multimedia capabilities for an enhanced meeting experience, makes it the right choice for today and tomorrow.”

DCN multimedia is aimed at city and regional councils, as well as government and corporate boardrooms.

The PLENA matrix system is described as offering audio quality tailored to a wide range of applications – including live music, BGM, acoustically challenging environments and zone announcements. As such, it is targeted to installations in locations such as health clubs, hotels, restaurants, bars, business centres, retail stores and schools.

As well as delivering full-featured digital audio control, the PLENA matrix contains new features such as an intuitive graphical user interface, a DSP processor, two types of four-channel class-D amplifiers, a call station and a wall panel. Up to eight zones can easily be addressed with different announcements, music or live speech, and can be controlled wirelessly via an iPad, iPod or iPhone.

The main benefits include a single-cable approach to enable efficient and quick system set-up. The ‘Amp link’ feature and daisy chaining of call stations and wall panels dramatically reduces installation costs.