San Diego, CA (May 20, 2013)—VUE Audiotechnik has announced numerous additions to the company’s line of products.
First, VUE has announced that the company has licensed a complete suite of acoustic measurement and modeling software from Berlin-based AFMG Technologies. Included are EASE Focus 2, SysTune, and AFMG's FIRmaker technology.
"I'm tremendously excited to leverage AFMG's powerful technologies across the VUE product lines," explained VUE CEO Ken Berger. "We're kicking off this collaboration by making EASE Focus 2 available for use with our new al-4 line array."
EASE Focus 2 is a sound system design and aiming application used to predict line array performance in a venue. Users can alter the array's configuration to affect both output and coverage. The free EASE Focus 2 software for VUE's al-4 line array is available from the VUEaudio.com. At the same time, VUE is distributing the al-4 GLL file for use with AFMG's full EASE 3D acoustic modeling application.
"This is only the beginning," shared Berger. "We're also making AFMG's SysTune our go-to analysis tool for both development and application work, and beginning an aggressive development project utilizing their new FIRmaker beam steering technology. We'll be sharing more details about the latter in the coming weeks."
Also, VUE’s SystemVUE networking and control software is now available for all VUE DSP-enabled loudspeakers and processors. Currently this includes the h-Class full-range systems and subwoofers, as well as the V4 Systems Engine that powers the al-4 Compact Line Array System.
"All of our DSP systems were designed from the ground up to be part of a network," explained VUE Design Chief Michael Adams. "There's no need for additional cards or retrofitting. Users only need the SystemVUE software application to get up and running."
SystemVUE automatically creates a usable TCP/IP-based network without requiring manual operator intervention or special configuration servers. Any SystemVUE-enabled product will automatically recognize and connect to an IP configuration, including DHCP-based networks, a fixed IP network, or even an ad hoc network (directly connecting to a computer via Ethernet cable).
SystemVUE Software is available in beta form immediately from VUEAudio.com. The application is free and fully compatible with both Macintosh OSX versions 10.5.8 - 10.8.3, as well as Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems 64- and 32-bit versions.