San Diego, CA (June 5, 2013)—VUE Audiotechnik will unveil VUEPoint, a process for system optimization that reportedly brings digital beam steering to line array applications, at InfoComm.
Developed in partnership with Berlin-based AFMG Technologies, the VUEPoint process combines VUE’s DSP integration with AFMG's FIRmaker technology in an effort to optimize line array performance. "Our objective with VUEPoint is to make beam steering more accessible than ever before," explained VUE CEO Ken Berger. "Most beam steering technologies are proprietary, and either limited in capabilities or prohibitively expensive. VUEPoint brings beam steering to virtually any line array application. We plan to make VUEPoint available for every line array from VUE, including our current al-4 system as well as a new model we're unveiling at InfoComm."
The VUEPoint process begins with high-resolution GLL data and basic room dimensions; EASE Focus 2 software is used to generate a detailed model of output and coverage within a given venue. From there, the FIRmaker algorithm builds customized FIR filters to optimize coverage. In the final step, SystemVUE software implements the new FIR filters at the DSP level, which the company says "dramatically" improves both coverage and spectral consistency.
"Every powered VUE system was designed from the ground up to tightly integrate transducers, DSP, amplification and advanced networking capabilities," explained Berger. "This enables unprecedented usability and control, which in turn allows us to bring advanced technologies like FIRmaker to market much more expediently. We are tremendously excited to bring beam steering out of the fringe and into the mainstream."
The VUEPoint process can be applied to any VUE DSP-enabled line array system; VUE is also exploring the potential of VUEPoint beyond line arrays alone, and plans to offer future system optimization solutions based on the FIRMaker technology.