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Genelec launches IP audio platform

Aki Mäkivirta, director of R&D at Genelec

An open IP networking technology platform has been unveiled by Genelec. This platform is aimed specifically at the installation market and will deliver power, audio and scalable loudspeaker system configuration, supervision and calibration features via a single standard CAT5 cable.

This novel technology will be rolled out over a range of Genelec’s installed audio loudspeakers, commencing in Q4 of this year. Based on IP and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), the Genelec technology platform includes a proprietary internal power supply that delivers much higher SPLs than was previously possible via any conventional PoE. Indeed, the Genelec solution is powerful enough to run small to medium sized systems.

Genelec’s smart IP platform also enables flexible system integration, supervision, management and monitoring over IP thanks to Genelec’s loudspeaker management software. To address the specific needs of the installed audio market, Genelec has developed dedicated software that offers a raft of tools focusing on solving specific installed audio problems – including device discovery, automatic room equalisation and calibration, system organisation and status monitoring.

“With everything you need delivered over a single, standard network cable – including enough power to drive medium SPL applications – integrators have a complete solution at their fingertips: the highest quality loudspeakers with onboard signal processing, integrated power amplifiers and automatic room calibration, all underpinned by Genelec’s renowned audio and build quality,” said Aki Mäkivirta, director of R&D at Genelec.

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