Powersoft to Unveil New Ottocanali Series at ISE 2015 and foster Training & Education

February 3 2015, 04:00
Powersoft announced the expansion of its successful Ottocanali Series, with the addition of three new high-performance 8-channel power amplifiers — the Ottocanali DSP+D series. The Italian manufacturer will launch the new installation amplifiers at ISE 2015 (February 10-12), and will present also for the first time at this show the award winning X Series amplifier, originally introduced at Prolight+Sound 2014 in Frankfurt.
Even more flexible and reliable, the new Ottocanali Series DSP+D offers a wide range of system control and monitoring functions as well as sound shaping options, with a total of up to 12,000 W output power at 4 ohm over 8 channels for lo-Z or distributed line systems, leveraging Powersoft’s unique approach to Class D amplification and DSP technology

As with former versions of Ottocanali, the new DSP+D versions feature switchable main and aux signal inputs per channel, adequate GPIO, alarms, Lo-Z and Hi-Z output connections as well as mono-bridgeable channel pairs. These 2 RU models implement two redundant universal switch mode power supplies with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and patented SRM (Smart Rails Management) technology that maximizes the efficiency of the system as well as drastically reduces power consumption.
With two redundant Dante by Audinate digital streams, the Ottocanali 4K4 DSP+D, Ottocanali 8K4 DSP+D and Ottocanali 12K4 DSP+D will fit any venue as ‘stand-alone’ unit, making it ideal for multi-zone applications in mid to large-scale installs.
Powersoft also highlights the efficiency gains, helping to save valuable energy, keeping both operational cost and ‘carbon footprint’ at a minimum. The new Ottocanali Series feature low power consumption and heat dissipation, dramatically reducing costs from the AC mains supply and air conditioning/cooling systems.
X Series
Also on the Powersoft stand will be the revolutionary X Series, integrating a large amount of functionality generally only found in separate outboard units. This includes an innovative system of channel routing, a truly universal mono, bi- and three-phase balancing power supply (from 85V AC up to 440V AC without the need for manual selection), and a fully-featured DSP.

The X Series consists of two models equally suitable for concert touring and fixed installations: the X8 (eight channels in a 2U chassis), and X4 (four channels in a single rack unit). Both models share the same power density and can deliver up to 5200W @ 2 ohms per channel.

The X Series natively supports AES3, two redundant Dante by Audinate digital streams and analogue inputs, providing up to four different selectable input sources per channel. The set-up parameters of the Powersoft X Series are fully integrated into Armonía Pro Audio Suite which offers an intuitive interface for parameter adjustment, a comprehensive control over the digital audio processing and complete real-time monitoring of the system performance. An integrated WiFi connection permits the Powersoft X Series to be accessed and managed via any smartphone or tablet through a user interface specifically developed for local monitoring.
ISE 2015
During the ISE 2015 Show Powersoft will be sponsoring the 5th Dante AV Networking World event by Audinate on February 9 at the Amsterdam Holiday Inn near the RAI Convention Center. The free all-day event will feature presentations, training workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry design consultants, AV installation contractors and IT networking experts. A hands-on Dante workshop will bring together teams of participants to demonstrate how quickly and creatively a Dante network can be designed. In this context, the Powersoft X8 will be placed on Dante’s Wall of Fame.

Finally, Powersoft will also sponsor the AudioForum@ISE, promoted by Connessioni, which will take place on the afternoon of February 9 in Room G001at the RAI Convention Center and is free to attend. Created in 2013 to establish a link between audio manufacturers and integrators, AudioForum is a full day educational event to disseminate knowledge and contents, and investigate the tools that can help professionals in correctly designing their audio systems. The Powersoft demo will be chaired by Luigi Chelli, Powersoft Sound Engineer, who will show X4 performance, focusing on the highest level DSP with multi-stage signal processing.
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