Ventura, CA, May 10, 2011 – Powersoft's version 2.1.803 upgrade of its industry leading ArmonÃa Pro Audio Suite software includes the new I/O Signal Integrity Monitor feature. ArmonÃa was designed to deliver comprehensive control of all aspects of the amplifier/speaker audio chain to the audio engineer. The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor furthers this control by providing information on input signal irregularities.
“With the release of ArmonÃa version 2.1.803, the best audio control software in the industry just got better with the addition of the I/O Signal Integrity Monitor element,” says Ken Blecher, executive vice president of Powersoft Audio Technologies Corp. “With ArmonÃa, the engineer can make informed choices when setting up any touring or fixed installation employing suitably equipped Powersoft K Series and Duecanali amplifiers. The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor puts one more critical tool in the hands of the engineer.”
The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor notifies the engineer of any system irregularities due to a missing input signal or loudspeaker failure. The software enhancement was designed to work effortlessly without complicated initial measurements, yielding genuinely 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 dies, no matter if it is one of multiple lo-Z drivers wired in parallel or one of many in a hi-Z 70/100V line. When dealing with very large and complex audio systems, the I/O Signal Integrity Monitor streamlines system setup before an event and helps relieve troubleshooting panic during a show by instantly providing the necessary information to locate and fix any problems quickly.
The I/O Signal Integrity Monitor joins a host of further enhanced features that make up the innovative ArmonÃa Pro Audio Suite. Powersoft's TruePowerâ„¢ limiter keeps the amplifier's output power at safe levels for the speaker, depending on the varying load impedance over frequency. A Cross Power Limiter mode prevents unnatural pumping effects in a bi-amped system. Active DampingControlâ„¢ provides compensation for speaker wire current losses yielding dramatically improved cone control with a virtually negative output impedance. These innovative features join Powersoft's patented LiveImpedanceâ„¢ feature that displays real time load impedance at real-world power levels using the actual musical signal as the basis for the display information. Crossover and output EQ's can be created from FIR and IIR filters and the input EQ section allows for surgical system tuning. The smart and flexible Preset Management window makes system setup straightforward while offering system lockout options.
ArmonÃa offers instant alerts on-screen, per e-mail and/or SMS and provides for the logging of alerts and events. The advanced grouping panel makes for easy management of complex systems, while offering sophisticated input EQ for individual channels and groups with multiple layers, various filter types and raised cosine implementation. ArmonÃa works with standard network protocols (Ethernet or RS485), offering easy network setup with daisy-chaining and auto-addressing with Ethernet and works with two simultaneous AES3 streams, equivalent to four audio channels over Cat-5e wiring. The system offers redundancy per ring architecture, a dedicated on-line support forum and programmable stand-by modes for lower power consumption.
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Ventura, CA, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world's leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft web site at www.powersoft-audio.com.