ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced its Soundweb London BLU-806 and BLU-326 with Audinate’s Dante-enabled processors are now shipping. The BLU-806 and BLU-326 offer the same configurable signal processing features as the existing BLU-800 and 320 devices with the addition of Audinate’s Dante digital media networking capabilities.
The BLU-806 and BLU-326 devices allow 64 incoming Dante channels and 64 outgoing Dante channels. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output card options, logic processing capability, the 256-channel Soundweb London digital audio bus and GPIO.
Each device offers up to 16 inputs and outputs, configurable in banks of four. Card options include analog mic/line inputs with Phantom Power, analog outputs, digital inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF), digital outputs, the Soundweb London AEC Input Card and the Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card.
"System designers using Soundweb London now have the choice of AVB, CobraNet or Dante as the digital audio transport, using BLU link to complement the application-specific transports. Most importantly, system designers are able to deploy each of these transports using a single software application," stated Iain Gregory, Market Manager for Installed Sound at HARMAN Signal Processing.
"During the past two years, the growth of Dante has been moving at a phenomenal pace and we are thrilled that BSS has developed their Dante solution so quickly,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Since BSS announced the adoption of Dante last year, the commercial installation community has been extremely positive in anticipation of this release of the Soundweb London platform with Dante."
The BLU-806 and BLU-326 along with the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.
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.