imgVentura, CA (January 29, 2013)—Powersoft has announced its newest multimedia device, the Deva, which integrates solar power, bi-directional wireless A/V communications, lighting and a Class D amplifier in a compact, weatherproof enclosure.

Deva enables audio messaging and video capturing for a range of applications. Its design limits power consumption to the point of allowing uninterrupted use powered by the internal rechargeable battery. A solar panel can recharge the battery even in low-light conditions. On a single charge, the unit can remain in stand-by for more than 18 days, can provide up to 64 hours of continuous audio playback or 20 hours of lighting with the high-power white LED.

Deva’s enclosure is rated IP65 and has been specifically designed to protect the internal circuitry from exposure to the atmospheric elements (temperature, humidity and dust) making it appropriate for outdoor applications. DEVA can be connected to a config/control device such as a tablet or smart-phone, or to a network-connected PC. The connection can be both wired (via Ethernet) or wireless, either short-range (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) or long-range (GPRS).

Deva can be used in a range of applications, from background music to paging, in combination with video and/or audio surveillance. With standard Wi-Fi 802.11n communication and ‘green’ solar power rechargeable batteries on board, Deva is independent from any existing infrastructure.

"With Deva we wanted to do something a little different,” explains Claudio Lastrucci, Powersoft’s R&D Director. “We wanted to create a self-sufficient device that could be installed anywhere without the need for cables and with virtually zero installation costs. To be able to do this, every aspect of DEVA needed to be as efficient as possible—such as the battery, the LED, the loudspeaker—and naturally the Powersoft Class D amplifier.”

Powersoft will debut Deva during the ISE Trade Show in Amsterdam from January 29-31.