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Audio Architect 1.0NORTHRIDGE, California — Demonstrating the strong market acceptance of HARMAN HiQnet as professional audio’s preeminent audio network configuration and control system solution, HARMAN Professional today announced that downloads of the newly-launched HiQnet Audio Architect version 1.0 has generated an unprecedented rate of downloads from registered audio professionals.  Audio Architect forms the third pillar of the new Architectural Media Systems installed sound solution, linking and combining processing and amplification from BSS Audio and Crown.  HiQnet Audio Architect provides systems integration professionals with step-by-step application workflow from which a carefully-constructed modal interface is derived, embedding users’ workflows directly in the main application.  With much of the development focus being on usability and user experience, it includes offline design tools specifically grouped for the system designer and online operation tools incorporated with the system, commissioning engineer in mind.  Also included is an integrated Full Screen Mode designed for the day-to-day operator, making the right control panels and options available for each user, application and project.  HiQnet Audio Architect automatically generates system control and monitoring interfaces that are instantly accessible regardless of the individual system hardware components.  In doing so, it enables better workflows, encourages best practices and provides more efficient operation.

HiQnet Audio Architect represents the sum of the functionality of System Architect and London Architect, merging HiQnet’s proven workflow-based user interface principles with open-architecture processor configuration. Commenting on its introduction, Adam Holladay, Market Manager, HARMAN Professional System Development and Integration Group (SDIG) noted, “With 1,500 downloads in the first week, the market response to Audio Architect version 1.0 has been nothing short of phenomenal and demonstrates the systems integration community’s appetite for the most advanced toolsets, efficient productivity tools and intuitive interfaces.  Following on from the success of HiQnet System Architect, Audio Architect is testament to the quality of input and direction we have received from our customers in the field.”

HiQnet Audio Architect features an intelligent venue navigation system which provides a context-sensitive tree view of the entire design, filtering out unnecessary information for each stage of the built-in workflow modes.  In doing so, screen noise is significantly reduced, even for complex designs, as is the need for training since for each workflow step only the relevant tools are presented.  It also provides the ability to go online to address not just the entire venue but also individual rooms, racks or even devices. This provides significant benefits in maintenance situations by eliminating the need to shut down an entire system while troubleshooting or upgrading hardware.

Audio Architect is the most comprehensive software application for routing multiple digital audio networks.  It features system-wide drag-and-drop routing and is designed to support the full ‘A, B, C, D’ range of AVB, HARMAN BLU link, Cirrus Logic CobraNet® and Audinate Dante™ audio protocols to meet any and all the market’s networking demands.  CobraNet compatibility assures legacy systems can continue to be supported and grown, AVB provides the path to an open standard networking future and lowers the barrier to entry for Ethernet-based media, and Dante enables complex audio routing in a managed Ethernet switch network.  The BLU link bus complements all three Ethernet-based transports by providing a high channel count, low latency redundant ring connection between processors and amplifiers, simultaneously alleviating bandwidth from the Ethernet network and reducing switch port and switch count.

Audio Architect enables configuration of open-architecture processors of the BSS Audio Soundweb London family in a new ‘Soundweb London world’.  Enhancing the usability of London Architect equivalent features, Audio Architect includes a matrix control, improved GPIO configuration and improved Soundweb London preset configuration.  It is also compatible with the new HiQnet Motion Control iOS app, enabling customized HiQnet control interfaces to be directly and wirelessly loaded onto iOS devices.

HiQnet Audio Architect also features the capacity to launch HARMAN’s IDX-100 Designer software from a representation of an IDX server in the main system design, merging the management of HiQnet and IDX systems, and  aligning the comprehensive IDX networked paging solution within the HiQnet system.

As of the availability of Audio Architect, System Architect becomes legacy software.  London Architect will continue a supported platform alongside Audio Architect while the full feature set is migrated over the forthcoming months.

Audio Architect is available for free download from the new HARMAN Architectural Media Systems website, archimedia.harman.com.

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.

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Architectural Media SystemsORLANDO, 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 result of 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 HARMAN product 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 quality assurance 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.

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ORLANDO, Florida — HARMAN Professional, in partnership with paging and information display specialist Com-Net Software, recently introduced its IDX Information Delivery System, a turnkey hardware and software solution that delivers paging, audio and video for professional applications. Ideal for use in amusement parks, theme parks and attractions, IDX has already been successfully deployed in major airports and transit facilities across the world

The IDX Information Delivery System employs proprietary HARMAN and Com-Net technologies to offer great-sounding, highly reliable audio networks and digital signage software platforms that can be scaled to any installation requirement, from an entire amusement park to a single attraction. IDX features a user-friendly interface that offers versatile configuration and control options.

“Amusement park and theme park paging systems have specific and critical requirements that absolutely have to be met,” said Martin Collins, Target Market Specialist, HARMAN Professional. “They have to offer highly intelligible speech reproduction so that people will always understand the announcements, even in a noisy amusement park. They should deliver clear music playback. Perhaps most of all, these mission-critical systems have to be absolutely reliable day in and day out, with specific feature sets and fail-safes to ensure 100 percent dependability.”

The IDX Information Delivery System builds on the strengths of audio solutions provider HARMAN and Com-Net. It integrates HARMAN’s HiQnet™ control and connectivity protocol with software based on Com-Net’s ECLIPSX Flight Information Display System. The result is a system that offers powerful audio networking and control for themed entertainment facilities, as well as paging and life safety for airports, transportation, healthcare, government, hotels, casinos and other commercial applications.

HARMAN’s HiQNet is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all products in the signal chain – mixing consoles, mics, power amplifiers, speakers and other hardware – for professional audio systems of all types, sizes and applications. Operators no longer have to manage or program multiple disparate operating systems.

Signature Technologies, Inc. dba Com-Net Software is a leading provider of audio-visual customer communications systems for the transportation, retail, hospitality, education and healthcare industries. Com-Net is a market leader in providing sophisticated turnkey solutions that include hardware, software, installation, maintenance and support worldwide

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. 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 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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NORTHRIDGE, California — Demonstrating its commitment to make JBL® HiQnet Performance Manager™ the most comprehensive and useful system configuration and control application in professional live sound audio, HARMAN Professional today released JBL HiQnet Performance Manager version 1.1 featuring support for the Crown VRACK 4×3500 and updated JBL V5 Preset Data. In doing so, the company is coupling the most efficient and best sounding audio hardware technologies with the industry’s most advanced yet intuitive configuration and control application.

“HARMAN’s stated goal for JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is that it should make the complex simple and enable better sounding performance audio systems to be designed and deployed more efficiently and economically,” stated Adam Holladay, Market Manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group. “With the release of version 1.1 and the addition of support for Crown VRACK 4×3500 and updated JBL V5 Preset Data for VTX Series and VerTec Series models, we’re making JBL HiQnet Performance Manager more inclusive and valuable to our customers for theatre, worship, and corporate and all live sound applications.”

JBL HiQnet Performance Manager dramatically reduces design time, simplifies networking and automates control interface configuration. With considerable expert system design knowledge embedded directly into the software, Performance Manager cleverly disguises the complexity of system configuration and guides even the less-experienced user through the process so as to achieve a far more optimal result than would otherwise be possible.

New in version 1.1:
• Support for the Crown VRACK 4×3500 with full integration into the Performance Manager workflow
• JBL V5 Preset Data for VerTec VT4889 (V5 R1) and VerTec VT4888 (V5 R1)
o Short Throw (ST) and Long Throw (LT) preset support for VT4888 and VT4889, with HF shelving characteristics that are consistent with VTX V25
o Sub / low preset (X, 60, 80) support for VT4888 and VTX G28, S28 subwoofers
o Sub / low preset (X, 60, 80) support for VT4889 and VTX G28, S28 subwoofers
o Cardioid preset (X, 60, 80) support for VT4882, VT4880, VT4880A subwoofers
o Cardioid preset (X, 60, 80) support for VT4880 (2x front-firing) and VTX S28 (1x rear-firing)
o Cardioid preset (X, 60, 80) support for VT4880A (2x front-firing) and VTX S28 (1x rear-firing)
o Revised subwoofer model limiter thresholds
• JBL V5 Preset Data for VTX V25 for Crown Audio IT12000HD (V5 R1.1)
o Minor changes to subwoofer model limiter thresholds
• JBL V5 Preset Data for VTX V25 for Crown Audio IT4x3500HD (V5 R1.2)
o Minor changes to subwoofer model limiter thresholds
o New extra long throw (XLT) support, compatible with IT12000HD XLT

Performance Manager 1.1 is available for purchase on the HiQnet website. A single license is available for $399, with volume discounts available for 2 license key purchases or more. The Performance Manager 1.1 installer will automatically utilize a valid, existing license key activated for a current installation of Performance Manager 1.0. Existing users should simply download and install Performance Manager 1.1 below to upgrade.

Performance Manager 1.1 supported devices include:
• JBL VTX Series V25, G28 and S28 models
• JBL powered VerTec DrivePack Series with DP-DA input card
• JBL passive VerTec Series
• Crown I-Tech HD Series
• Crown Macro-Tech i Series
• Crown VRACK 12000
• Crown VRACK 4×3500
• Crown I-Tech Series [discontinued]
• dbx DriveRack® 4800 / 4820

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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LONDON, United Kingdom – At PLASA 2012, HARMAN Professional is introducing its HiQnet Audio Architect™ configuration and control software, marking a new era in the HARMAN HiQnet platform. HiQnet Audio Architect represents the single-most comprehensive audio networking solution for professional fixed install applications, providing integrators with a unified platform for system design, programming and custom control.

HiQnet Audio Architect enables a greater level of integration for the end-user by combining the functionality of predecessor software applications HiQnet System Architect™ and HiQnet London Architect™. The new software platform will provide system-focused configuration of over 100 HiQnet products from AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL and Lexicon. It merges the open-architecture DSP backbone of the BSS Audio Soundweb London family with the comprehensive workflow and customizable control of HiQnet System Architect.

In adding the feature set of HiQnet London Architect to the HiQnet System Architect software platform to create HiQnet Audio Architect, the HiQnet team has included numerous user experience and workflow enhancements in order to provide the operator with as much depth and complexity as each system requires. It cleverly hides advanced features from a more novice user but does not inhibit the design of a large-scale system. The workflow paradigm introduced in System Architect 2 and adopted by JBL Performance Manager™ carefully guides the designer from start to finish, and presents a cleaner workspace by displaying only the tools appropriate for each and every stage of the design.

Being launched alongside HiQnet Audio Architect is HiQnet Motion Control™ – an Apple iOS app which enables customized control interfaces designed in Audio Architect to be imported on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices for mobile system control. Dedicated design templates are available within Audio Architect for the configuration of customized interfaces, which can be used to control devices from BSS, Crown, dbx and JBL. HiQnet Motion Control is available from the Apple App Store and will also function with HiQnet System Architect prior to the availability of HiQnet Audio Architect.

HiQnet Audio Architect positions itself as the most versatile software application available today for the network configuration, by providing the ability to route the emerging AVB open standard, Cirrus Logic CobraNet and Audinate Dante audio network protocols, as well as HARMAN’s proprietary BLU link high-channel, low latency digital audio bus, all within a single application. By providing the ability to route the three most widely-adopted audio network protocols within a single interface, a system designer educated in the use of HiQnet Audio Architect can flexibly move from one network platform to another without being experienced in multiple software packages. The BLU link digital audio bus offers a highly complementary solution to any network – whether AVB, CobraNet or Dante – by enabling far greater routing flexibility and the added benefit of alleviating bandwidth from the primary network.

“The introduction of HiQnet Audio Architect is a major milestone in the vision of the unified, end-to-end HiQnet networked audio system. We are now offering the all-in-one design, routing and control solution that the professional AV community has been waiting for.  No other manufacturer can match the diversity of product offerings and the versatility of networked audio routing within a single software application as HARMAN will now provide through HiQnet Audio Architect – and this phase of the HiQnet program is really only just beginning,” stated Adam Holladay, Market Manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group.

HiQnet Audio Architect, the network topologies it configures and controls, and the accompanying HiQnet Motion Control iOS app will be demonstrated at PLASA on the HARMAN stand 1-E21.

HARMAN HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. HARMAN HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across HARMAN’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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