Symetrix, Inc. recently announced the release of their Control Server platform, as well as the USB Audio Card for their Dante-enabled Radius and Edge DSPs, and an update to their award-winning open architecture design software, Composer v5.6.
With the introduction of the Control Server, a network-based, dedicated control platform for network AV systems, including Symetrix Radius, Edge, Prism, and Solus NX DSPs, with wired connections for the A/V network (up to 1000 Base-T) and built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity, both available for control. Integrators can program and configure a complete end-to-end DSP signal path with just one application.
The updated Composer v5.6 is a user-friendly control platform that provides administration and operational control from any web-enabled device. A new interface displays diagnostics and each DSP unit can support up to 4 Shure devices. The system now also supports Juice Goose Super-Modules to control their IP series power sequencing and control devices. With a sleek new custom graphic user interface it provides simultaneous control of the individual pods, and can power the pods up and down either together or individually.
The Symetrix USB card provides two functions, speakerphone and line in/out, with a handful of configurations. The speakerphone is plug-and-play setup with soft-codec acoustic echo canceling, ideal for popular third-party conferencing platforms such as Skype, WebEx and GoToMeeting, or can be disabled in order to use Symetrix’s wide-band, low latency AEC processing. The line in/out can be used for recording and playback in 2×2 or 8×8 configurations. The USB audio card is compatible with both MacOS and PC computers that support USB audio Class 1 and Class 2. (Class 2 drivers for PC are provided by Symetrix). The entire unit fits neatly in a 1U ½ rack configuration with an optional ½ U filler for a very clean install.