Symetrix’s Zone Mix 760 processor.Mountlake Terrace, WA (April 3, 2008)–Symetrix has issued free software upgrades for its Deuce 722 and Zone Mix 760 single-rack space processors. Both units incorporate the company’s SymNet brand of open-architecture DSP systems and deliver a feature set and I/O count aimed for restaurants, hotels, sports bars, nightclubs, retail, public address and more.
Version 2.1 of the Deuce 722 and version 2.1.1 of the Zone Mix 760 are compatible with Microsoft’s new Vista operating system and add support for EAW’s Smaart software. In addition, the new Deuce 722 software adds a host of functionalities released in previous versions of the Zone Mix 760.
With the free upgrades available now at www.symetrixaudio.com, integrators will be able to directly control the Loudspeaker Manager, Limiter and Output sections of either unit from within the Smaart software environment, reportedly simplifying sound system tuning and room correction. In addition, the Deuce 722 adds support for the ARC-K1 modular wall-panel remote control, which allows control over either, or both, of the Deuce’s channel levels with one wall panel, even from multiple locations.
The new Deuce 722 software also adds a number of small changes already present in the Zone Mix 760 that increase its function set. Its analog control inputs are now fully implemented with each of the two inputs supporting two switches, two control voltages or one potentiometer. The External Control Wizard software now allows for additional fader and mute linking for control flexibility.
Like the Zone Mix 760, the Deuce 722 now permits integrators to designate “ON” and “OFF” presets that can be triggered externally, providing the ability to create preset toggles. Finally, the Deuce 722 features improved third-party external control via Ethernet with a fully documented control protocol.
The Zone Mix 760 offers 12 inputs (four microphone, eight stereo line level) and six outputs, whereas the Deuce 722 offers two inputs (selectable mic/line and dual mono/stereo) and two outputs. Both units feature DSP blocks, including microphone preamplification, compression, AGC, ducking, matrix mixing, paging, feedback elimination, filters, equalization and Ambient Noise Compensation.