New York (April 2, 2007)--L-Acoustics has entered a joint-venture agreement with German power amplifier manufacturer Camco to develop new amplified controllers, LA4 and LA8, as part of the former's new integrated amplifier and DSP platform. The controllers, which debuted at NSCA, aim to provide loudspeaker amplification, DSP, network control, and loudspeaker system protection in a single package, and are exclusively manufactured for L-Acoustics by Wenden-based Camco.
The LA4/LA8 development team, including L-Acoustics' Christian Heil (fourth from left) and Camco's Reiner Sassmann (third from right).Christian Heil, CEO of L-Acoustics, explains, "The joint venture with Camco on the LA4 and LA8 is the outcome of years of thinking on the future specifications and features of our system approach. We have chosen Camco as our partner for the LA4 and LA8 project as we believe they were the best candidates to combine high performance amplification and networking technologies. The DSP engine we jointly developed offers exclusive features, such as dual IIR/FIR algorithms, L-Drive protection system and EQ contour interface. The bottom line for our clients is a turnkey approach, which allows them to get more performance out of their L-Acoustics sound systems with a high level of protection and simplified ergonomics. We are excited about this collaboration with Camco who have our highest respect for their expertise, quality and reliability."
According to Reiner Sassmann, CEO of Camco, "This collaboration is truly exiting for Camco. The adoption of Camco's amplifier technology, network and DSP platform by a leading speaker manufacturer is proof that speaker management systems in an all-in-one format are the future direction. Camco is delighted to have had the opportunity to work so closely with L-Acoustics on this project."