The latest update to Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software will give system integrators the tools to easily manage even the most intricate of fixed install (FI) projects through its dedicated Install Skin. This new version redefines what Powersoft amplifiers are capable of, through the implementation of a series of newly developed features and streamlining existing ones. ArmoníaPlus 2.0 introduces a series of solutions aimed at remotely controlling key system functionalities: introducing zone level control, source selection, and system scene selection.
With this update, the Italian company is set to give system designers and integrators new ways to streamline the design, management, and control of install projects. Although Live Sound projects in ArmoníaPlus will maintain the same intuitive structure from the original version, Install System projects now reflect the needs of system integrators, allowing the creation of fully customizable user interfaces and controls in the new Views Designer.
As well making fixed install projects easier and simpler, ArmoníaPlus 2.0 can now serve as the gateway into Powersoft's available online resources. By registering a copy, users will be able to gain access to the new MyPowersoft online platform through a single sign-in procedure.
Powersoft amplifiers are now capable of managing mono, stereo, and multichannel sources and zones. This allows for decentralized system processing that eliminates the need for an external matrix in many applications, and can also reduce the number of cable runs, resulting in simpler and more effective installations.
Any analogue or AES3 signal can be converted into Dante and shared over the network through the Dante Matrix, which is now natively integrated within ArmoníaPlus. Patching between amplifiers and Dante sources is only done when needed, which allows the creation of offline sources, and provides a lighter solution for systems that require the selection of Dante sources.
ArmoníaPlus 2.0 also introduces solutions aimed at remotely controlling key system functionalities:
Passive Controls – The WM Level and WM Select can be shared over the network, meaning that a passive wall controller can be connected to one amplifier via GPI and control the parameters of other devices in the same network. WM Level controllers can be configured to adjust the level of an amplifier output, as well as of single or multiple zones. WM Select controllers can be set to work as source selectors for a zone, or configured as scene selectors that allow users to choose from different system configurations with the turn of a knob.
WebViews – The Views Designer makes it possible to create dozens of customizable user interfaces (Views) to control and monitor the functionalities of multiple sources and zones. These can be accessed from any mobile device with a web browser.
Powersoft System Control – A dedicated app that allows users to control their system Views and to quickly load their ArmoníaPlus project designs to the amplifiers and external controls. The app configuration is also done in the new Views Designer.
As if this wasn’t enough, ArmoníaPlus 2.0 also introduces a new synchronization mode, which allows ArmoníaPlus to communicate directly with the amplifiers, allowing users to control and monitor their system. New Control and Views modes will also let WebViews and App Views users choose how they control their system.
"We are very proud to be launching a system that allows the user to control a complete audio system from our DSP- and Dante-enabled amplifiers. We have based this new development on the feedback from many system integrators that have already successfully applied our products in various installations around the world. We believe the new features will allow them to be even more successful and competitive,” says Marc Kocks, Powersoft business development manager and application engineering manager.
The new ArmoníaPlus 2.0 will be available for download starting October 2, 2020: https://bit.ly/3n6hUAX. Online webinars for in-depth information and training sessions will be available starting on October 7, via the Powersoft website. Click here: https://bit.ly/2HIPI6V