ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN BSS Audio, today introduced the Soundwebâ„¢ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller as an updated replacement for the original BLU-8 Wall Controller at InfoComm 2011.
The Soundweb London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller is available in white or black and offers Ethernet connectivity, direct or PoE powering, multiple modes of operation, simple control and visual feedback, a sleep feature and a lockout feature.
The BLU-8v2 Wall Controller shares the same feature set and appearance as the original BLU-8 Wall Controller but benefits from a significant hardware upgrade. Under the surface, the BLU-8v2 has much in common with the rack-mount Soundweb London devices and this revised hardware design offers significant enhancement to networking functionality.
The BLU-8v2 features two rotary encoders, one 9-segment meter and five push-buttons. The device can be configured to work in one of three modes of operation.
RGB LEDs on the BLU-8v2 allow unique colors to be assigned to differed zones, giving visual feedback and a high level of user confidence in adjustments made to remote zones. The BLU-8v2 and the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.