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BLU-DAN-FrontFRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced the introduction of its Soundweb™ London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network.

“The BLU-DAN is a simple, yet powerful device which allows Dante functionality to be added to our Soundweb London 100 Series processors and Crown DCi Network Series amplifiers,” said Iain Gregory, Senior Market Manager, Installed Sound, HARMAN Signal Processing. “Since those devices also feature BLU link, you only need one, affordable BLU-DAN per equipment location.”

The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving up to 64 channels of Dante audio (64 x 64). Primary and secondary ports are provided to ensure fault tolerance and control is provided through a separate Ethernet port. The BLU-DAN’s BLU link connectivity is a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus with 256 channels.

The BLU-DAN is configurable using HARMAN’s HiQnet Audio Architect™ software. A wide selection of logic objects and a drag-and-drop user interface facilitate system setup. Its bi-directional locate functionality allows devices to be identified both from and within HiQnet Audio Architect.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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Studer_VistaX_BlackLAS VEGAS, Nevada – Offering a simple, hassle-free way to experience its range of world-class broadcast equipment, HARMAN Professional today launched its TRYder program. With the TRYder program, audio professionals and companies interested in getting real-world experience with HARMAN broadcast products are able to do so for a period before choosing to purchase the products. Equipment from AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Lexicon, Soundcraft and Studer is available through the HARMAN TRYder program.

 

“We want to help clients make educated purchasing decisions and allowing them to test-drive the products ahead of investing in HARMAN is the best way to do that,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Associate Director, Recording & Broadcast, HARMAN Professional. “With the TRYder program, we can offer personal support during their trial and answer any questions they have to ensure the product meets their needs and expectations.”

 

For more information on the TRYder program, please email tryder@harman.com

 

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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Troy University 2TROY, Alabama – Systems integration firm Daktronics recently upgraded the audio system at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home to the Troy University Trojans football team in Troy, Alabama. Part of an $18 million renovation, the new system features HARMAN’s JBL VLA line arrays, JBL CBT column speakers, Crown I-Tech HD and DriveCore™ Install (DCi) amplifiers, BSS Audio BLU-800 signal processing and a Soundcraft Si Performer 1 mixing console.

Veterans Memorial Stadium now features a new Daktronics scoreboard in the corner of the north end zone, which is topped with three arrays of JBL VLA loudspeakers. Each array features five loudspeakers, comprised of a combination of VLA301H, VLA601H and VLA901H models. In addition, three JBL PD5200 loudspeakers are used for downfill. In under-balcony and concourse areas, 12 CBT70J column speakers provide delay fill.

According to Dan Eckert of Daktronics, while the requirements of the audio system were not unusual by stadium standards, they were still very specific. “The stadium needed high output and even coverage across all seating areas,” he said. “We also needed loudspeakers that could make the 500-600-foot throw to the far side of the stadium and the VLA loudspeakers have that ability.”

In addition, the press box in the stadium posted an acoustics challenge. “We had to contend with the press box on one side of the stadium, which created some reflections. But we were mostly able to steer the VLA loudspeakers away from those reflecting areas.” said Eckert said. “We have used VLA in past projects and are very comfortable with their performance.”

Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers power the VLA loudspeakers while Crown DCi amplifiers power the rest of the JBL loudspeakers. In addition, Veterans Memorial Stadium features a BSS Audio BLU-800 digital signal processing system. The system is being managed with HARMAN’s HiQnet Audio Architect™ software.

“We have had great experiences with the I-Tech HD amplifiers and they work very well together with the BSS processing,” Eckert added.

For more information on Daktronics, please visit www.daktronics.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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HARMAN_PolyTheatreBEIJING, China – Hosting domestic and international artistic events since 1991, the Beijing Poly Theatre is one of the main Chinese hubs for cultural arts exchange. Promoting everything from Russian ballets to Singapore Orchestras, it is designed to bring audiences the most refined art performances from around the world. During its most recent upgrade, local HARMAN distributor ACE supplied a new audio system for the auditorium that features HARMAN’s Soundcraft consoles, Crown amplifiers and BSS signal processors.

The auditorium seats 1,428 people and features world-class audiovisual equipment to cater to the various needs of different international acts. ACE provided an audio system that is perfect for operas, symphonic concerts, ballets, musicals and many other productions.

Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi4 digital mixing consoles were installed in the control room, where they share a Stagebox so the signals can be routed into both consoles. The Vi6 is the main console used for front of house. The Vi4 is used as a backup console, but can also be configured for monitors.

“The two Soundcraft consoles form a complete mixing system that is extremely versatile,” said Lina Han, Vice President of Engineering at ACE. “They have added a huge amount of digital mixing capacity to the control room, and by just switching a few cables around, they can be configured for any purpose.”

The system is powered with Crown Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers and supported with BSS BLU-160 signal processors, which offer configurable signal processing at a high bandwidth.

“By converting the existing analog infrastructure into newer digital systems, we have transformed the control room of the theater,” said Han. “The biggest challenge for this project is that we only had 15 business days until completion, which meant that we pre-configured all the equipment in-house. The customer was very satisfied, as we provided reliable maintenance and support during the integration process.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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HARMAN_BrandoTETIAROA, French Polynesia — Named for the legendary actor, The Brando is truly one of the most magnificent luxury resorts on Earth. Located in French Polynesia on the Tetiaroa atoll, once Marlon Brando’s private island, the new eco-friendly resort features 35 private villas located on the coast, surrounds a completely enclosed lagoon and is accessible only by plane. Its hotel offers the finest restaurants, spas and amenities including a HARMAN Professional audio system installed by Total Video Distribution of Tahiti.

 

Total Video installed networked audio systems in three primary locations, the biggest in the main part of the hotel which includes the reception area, indoor and outdoor shops, two restaurants, two bars and other sections. A large meeting room has a separate audio system, and the spa was considered separately because of its environmental considerations.

 

“We determined that the best solution was to go with separate installations that were optimized for each location rather than one all-encompassing system, as this would best serve the needs of each facility and would be the simplest, most flexible and most cost-effective way to meet the Brando’s needs,” said Jacques Lilin, General Manager of Total Video, engineer design Jean Jacques Canot. “That said, we standardized on all-HARMAN brands in each installation because we knew it would be a guarantee of perfect communication between the different system elements and compatibility between inputs and outputs.”

 

The main system is networked via two BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-800 signal processors. The BLU-800 handles source selection, volume control and distribution for a variety of audio sources and distributes music and announcements throughout multiple zones.

Amplification is provided by Crown CTs 600 and CTs 280A power amps and a variety of JBL Control 24CT and 23T loudspeakers mounted in the beams, ceilings, walls and in various other locations. An AKG D542ST-S microphone is used for announcements and each zone is managed locally via a BSS Audio BLU-6 wall-mount controller. All the equipment is housed in a dedicated equipment room located near the Brando’s concierge area. The control room also has a BSS Audio BLU-10 programmable controller for general control of all the zones.

The meeting room’s separate audio system is managed by a BSS Audio BLU-800 signal processor, with JBL Control 26CT in-ceiling speakers powered by Crown CTs 600 amplifiers. Four AKG WMS450PRESENTER+D5 wireless microphone systems are available, along with a DVD player and custom-built A/V connectors near the video projector to accommodate a computer, iPod or other device. Two AKG wireless antennas are located in the ceiling to provide optimum reception for the wireless mic signals.

The spa system had a very specific requirement: the equipment had to be simplified to the maximum degree because of its exposure to salt and humidity. “We needed to install components that have proven themselves in such conditions,” said Lilin. Because of the harsh environment, four separate systems were installed to accommodate four spa areas, hammams (steam rooms), tea room, shops, locker rooms, fitness and massage rooms. The four systems each have only an iPod as a music source, connected directly to a Crown 280MA mixer-amp with their volume operated by either the iPod or a Crown 1-VCAP in-wall volume control.

“Now that the system is in place, it’s apparent that having separate systems was the right approach for this installation,” Lilin stated. “Everything operates in a manner that’s easy for the hotel staff, and the HARMAN components provide the flexibility and functionality the Brando needs.” It’s a perfect combination of simplicity and functionality that complements the Brando’s beautiful surroundings.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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