Austin, TX (June 25, 2007)--To help commercial audio consultants, integrators and installers to more easily manage the installation of CobraNet networks, Cirrus Logic has launched CobraNet Discovery. A software tool that runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems, CobraNet Discovery identifies and displays all CobraNet devices on a network, allowing for real-time monitoring and display of useful data to maintain the health and status of CobraNet devices.
The Discovery software operates from any authorized PC connected to a CobraNet network, eliminating the need to be physically located with the networked audio gear that can often be spread across rooms, buildings or miles, or in secured equipment spaces. In addition, CobraNet Discovery allows for the monitoring and configuration of key CobraNet parameters on any manufacturer's CobraNet-enabled product. These parameters control audio routing within the CobraNet network, including transport latency, sample rates, sample size, channels per bundle and transmission modes, such as unicast, multi-unicast or multicast.
"This is another demonstration of Cirrus Logic's commitment to providingaudio consultants, integrators, installers, IT administrators and OEMs with a robust set of tools and features to support rapid, predictable installation, commissioning and maintenance of digital audio networks," said Steve Gray, CobraNet applications manager, Cirrus Logic. "CobraNet Discovery software was created for the specific purpose of helping professionals view the configurations of CobraNet-enabled products in order to confirm proper configuration of gear, for troubleshooting, and to make any desired changes to the audio functionality. CobraNet Discovery software is applicable from small venues like churches and restaurants to very large installations like stadiums and theme parks."
"CobraNet Discovery software is the go-to tool for documenting a diverse network's setup and for diagnosing and correcting any mis-configured gear," said Bradford Benn, business development manager for Crown International, a member of the Harman Pro group. "I've advised many consultants and integrators in proper audio network topology and installation. CobraNet Discovery software gives me the visibility I need to 'see' the network and quickly confirm that the devices are configured correctly."