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ISE 2020: Powersoft celebrates 25th anniversary

Powersoft will showcase its latest products in real-life applications: Commercial and Conferencing

Powersoft will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the ISE show in Amsterdam (February 11-14, 2020).

25 years

In 1996, the company designed and developed the (then) first commercially viable Class-D amplifier. This technological breakthrough on switch mode amplification also helped the Italian pro audio company earn a reputation on green power and efficiency.

Powersoft continued to develop new products and technologies over the years, such as the X Series workhorse and the Ottocanali Series, which boasted advanced signal processing and full Dante by Audinate compatibility, as well as breakaway innovations such as M-Force, Deva or Mover.

The show floor

Building on the successful launch of Mover at ISE 2019, this year Powersoft will use their stands to showcase the capabilities of their latest products in real-life applications: Commercial and Conferencing.

While the first stand (7-Y195) will demonstrate the company’s line of fixed install products – including Mover, Mezzo, the Duecanali, Quattrocanali and Ottocanali lines of FI amplifiers – the second stand (7-X205) will be an experiential zone split in two areas: Hospitality and Meeting Room.

The Hospitality Area will feature a sports bar with screens and beer on tap. All audio speakers will be powered by Mezzo, Powersoft’s 2/4 channel Class-D technology amplifier platform.

Visitors will be able to pick audio from one of the three screens as the source to play in the entire Hospitality Area. In addition, they will have individual volume controls for the Sports Bar and the Stage Area via GPI controllers on the walls.

Next to the bar area, the Meeting Room will host another screen, which will also be powered by Mezzo. Visitors will be able to select the audio source from either the TV in the Conference Room or the audio played in the Hospitality Area, courtesy of the Mezzo set up. Additionally, they will have a GPI wall controller for the volume in that room.

Back on stand 7-Y195, visitors will be able to see the extensive range of FI amplifiers and get a hand on ArmoníaPlus’ latest audio system management software update, which features the HealthPlus tab, a new feature which gives sound engineers a streamlined monitoring environment of all elements in a given sound system with improved communication, control and reporting.

This year’s ISE will also see the return of Mover – the linear transducer that can be used in audio applications and as a linear motor / shaker. Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks, or venues with vibrating acoustic floors – as well as applications that go beyond entertainment – Mover lets audiences feel the sound through haptic perception by vibrating the surrounding environment, which the human body picks up and, through bone conduction, translating the vibrations into perceivable frequencies.

The Mover platform will again be available for attendees to try on the Powersoft stand, linked to an immersive VR video.

Away from the stand, Powersoft will also be in attendance at the Inavation Awards, where the company is listed as a finalist in the R&D Award category, with company founder and R&D director Claudio Lastrucci also shortlisted for the Industry Influencer of the Year award.

Keep your eye out for the February issue of the magazine, where you’ll find an exclusive interview with Powersoft about its 25th anniversary. You can subscribe here.