Amsterdam, The Netherlands (February 10, 2014)—Harman’s BSS Audio has added a new signal processor to its Soundweb London family—the Soundweb London BLU-50.
The BLU-50 is a half-rack width processor that offers a fixed configuration of four inputs and four outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and BLU link. The device can be powered with the included 12 VDC power supply, but can accept 12-48 VDC via a terminal block connector. The BLU-50 can also be powered with PoE+ via the Ethernet port, allowing the device to be powered, configured, controlled and monitored using a single Cat 5e cable.
The analog inputs of the BLU-50 provide software configurable gain in 6 dB steps up to +48 dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel.
The BLU-50 is configured, controlled and monitored from HiQnet Audio Architect or HiQnet London Architect and is compatible with other members of the Soundweb London family. Its 48 channel BLU link bus represents channels 1-48 of the larger 256 channel BLU link bus when integrated with the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160, BLU-120, BLU-BIB and BLU-BOB devices. Up to 60 BLU link compatible devices can share channels on a single bus.
“The BLU-50 further extends the scalability of the Soundweb London platform and represents a major milestone in the broader applicability of open-architecture solutions,” stated Iain Gregory, Market Manager for installed sound, HARMAN Signal Processing.