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ISE 2017: Products on show from J to Q

Showing their kit is James Loudspeakers, Lectrosonics, Pliant Technologies and QSC

Trade show Integrated Systems Europe 2017 kicks off its 13th year with a bigger show floor and a range of exhibitors…

The new Omni48AT landscape satellite speaker and Omni89AT satellite/subwoofer package come in marine-grade powder coated aluminium enclosures and feature proprietary purpose-built drivers from James Loudspeaker.

The Omni48AT delivers 360° of refined sound from a single location, claims the company. Four coaxially mounted 0.75in aluminium dome tweeters over proprietary high-excursion 4” woofers are mated to a sophisticated crossover network. The 4” woofers feature an aluminium cone and Santoprene surround to withstand harsh outdoor environments.

The Omni89AT is an Omni48AT combined with a matching down-firing 8in subwoofer, also housed in an aluminium enclosure. Typical applications include rocky landscape areas where traditional satellite/in-ground subwoofers cannot be installed, or a large area of open seating where full omnidirectional coverage is beneficial. The Omni89AT allows a single enclosure to do the same job as four 42AT All-Terrain satellite speakers with a subwoofer, the company claims.

L-Acoustics announces the launch of Syva, a new format, high power speaker system which features six medium-frequency and three high-frequency speakers in a sleek J-shaped progressive curvature format. The groundbreaking transducer arrangement called segment source* produces an H/V 140° x 26° (+5/-21°) directivity pattern that is optimised for exceptional surface coverage and 35 meters of throw.

Syva can be accompanied by the Syva Low high power subwoofer or Syva Sub infra extension to achieve a 142 dB max SPL. Its companion Syva Low enclosure features two K2-grade 12” drivers designed to provide low frequency contour and extended bandwidth down to 40 Hz. Similarly Syva Sub features one KS28-grade 12” driver, to further extend the bandwidth of the system in the infrasound domain down to 27 Hz. One LA4X amplified controller can drive up to four Syva enclosures.

A new micro digital recorder, the PDR (Personal Digital Recorder) has been introduced for professional use by Lectrosonics. The company says the PDR could be used in situations where using a wireless microphone is not practical, as the PDR recorder can travel with a subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronised with timecode.

The tiny size and rounded shape make the PDR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, said the company, adding it would be easy to conceal when used as a ‘plant’ microphone to capture environmental or location sound. The PDR records in 24 bit, 48kHz digital onto a Micro SD card (HC type) in the .wav format. Setup is accessed via the keypad and LCD.

Nureva announces the European debut of the HDL300 audio conferencing system and its Microphone Mist technology. The system uses the technology to place 8,192 virtual microphones throughout the meeting room to pick up sound from any location. Enabled by real-time hardware, the system uses sophisticated algorithms to simultaneously process sound from all the virtual microphones to provide remote participants with a natural listening experience. The HDL300 system is compatible with common software conferencing products and is optimised for small to mid-sized meeting spaces. 

The SmartBoom LITE headset is being showcased by Pliant Technologies, along with the complete line of SmartBoom PRO headsets. The SmartBoom LITE series features technology that allows the adjustable microphone boom to act as an on/off switch for quick muting. The closed back, on-ear headsets feature a single-ear design with enhanced acoustic isolation. The mic boom is flexible and has a dynamic noise-cancelling cardioid microphone optimised for voice communications.

The CrewCom professional wireless intercom system is also on show at ISE. It is the first product launched by Pliant Technologies since the new professional division of CoachComm was announced. The intercom system is based on a new Pliant-designed technology platform called CrewNet. This network coordinates and transports all system timing, audio, signalling and controls. CrewNet can operate over standard Cat5e (or greater) and single mode fibre lines, breaking the current barriers for wireless intercom range. CrewCom is designed around a system architecture that offers a high density of users with an easily manageable infrastructure and lower cost per user than typically found in large-scale wireless installations.

ISE showgoers can take a look at the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging Solution, which combines professional quality video and audio for computer-based videoconferencing and capture from QSC.

The company says the solution, which includes Q-SYS PTZ-IP cameras, TSC-7t Touch Screen Controller and I/O USB Bridge, is suitable for both installed conference PCs and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) scenarios. The company claims the fully networked solution eliminates the need for ‘costly and unreliable’ HDMI and USB extenders by keeping all Q-SYS appliances on the network.