ORLANDO, Florida — In an exciting introduction that will immediately transform the design experience for integrated systems consultants and contractors by providing ease of deployment and seamless integration, HARMAN Professional today debuted its new Architectural Media Systems program at InfoComm 2013. Elegant, streamlined and powerful, HARMAN Architectural Media Systems combine the processing power of BSS Audio and Crown Audio’s category leading amplifier technology with the configuration and control capabilities of HiQnet. This solution will provide audio industry professionals with the most complete, versatile platform available for small to large-scale AV system design, with the single point accountability of one-stop comprehensive support and logistics.
“The HARMAN Architectural Media Systems program is the direct resultof client input and HARMAN innovation,” said Dan Saenz, Market Manager Amplifier Business Unit, HARMAN Professional. “Working with consultants, contractors and end-users on a wide array of projects using BSS Audio, Crown and HiQnet, we have arrived at a range of processing, amplification and control technologies that work optimally together. These systems are efficient to deploy, easy to maintain and readily expandable. With this system solution, we’re leveraging our HARMANproduct portfolio to make it even easier for all parties to get the very best from their AV technologies.”
HARMAN Architectural Media Systems include signal processing from BSS Audio‘s Soundweb London family, amplification from Crown’s DriveCore Install Series, and networked audio connectivity via the designer’s choice of AVB, HARMAN’s proprietary BLU Link bus, Cirrus CobraNet or Audinate Dante. System configuration and control is provided by HiQnet Audio Architect, with HiQnet Motion Control and Powered by Crown iOS apps providing mobile control. HARMAN Architectural Media Systems are engineered to provide the best user experience for the designer right through to the operator. The systems are built upon a foundation of over 40 years of combined networking expertise, and provide category-leading scalability via distributed DSP architecture and the most transport-agnostic, flexible approach to audio network design. This flexibility is achieved with HARMAN’s new HiQnet Audio Architect software application— designed to be powerful and scalable with advanced integration and persona-centric workflow. HARMAN Architectural Media System projects will benefit from the global training and support network of the company’s worldwide regional offices.
Network designers will have more choice and greater flexibility. System designers will save valuable time and money with the enhanced efficiency of intelligent software. Contractors will have access to a wide range of tools and worldwide, multi-language support. Facility managers will gain easy access to no-compromise audio performance. Most importantly, HARMAN Architectural Media Systems will provide audiences with a premium sound experience.
“It’s truly the best of many worlds: industry-leading signal processing, amplification, software, networking and control technology, working together to provide a uniform experience, seamless integration and the qualityassurance of HARMAN,” said Iain Gregory, Market Manager Signal Processing Business Unit, HARMAN Professional. “We’re pleased to debut this approach at InfoComm 2013 and we look forward to working with the consultant and contractor communities as they adopt this solution into their system designs, and as we continually expand the capabilities of HARMAN Architectural Media Systems.”
HARMAN is exhibiting its Architectural Media Systems at InfoComm in Booth 800. Technical presentations are scheduled in Demo Room 202A.
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.