April 2013 Issue
New Gear

BSS Adds AVB-and-Dante-Enabled BLU-806 and BLU-326 Processors

Harman’s BSS Audio announced expanded network interoperability of its Soundweb London audio networking and processing platform at Prolight+Sound 2013 through the addition of Audinate Dante enabled BLU-806 processor, which also now features AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionalityFRANKFURT, Germany — Harman’s BSS Audio announced expanded network interoperability of its Soundweb London audio networking and processing platform at Prolight+Sound 2013 through the addition of Audinate Dante enabled BLU-806 (pictured here) and BLU-326 processors to a line that also includes Cirrus Logic CobraNet and AVB. (For more details on AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionality, scroll down for related press release from Harman).

Harman’s BSS Audio announced expanded network interoperability of its Soundweb London audio networking and processing platform at Prolight+Sound 2013 through the addition of Audinate Dante enabled BLU-326 processor, which also now features AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionalityMore details from Harman (www.harman.com):

FRANKFURT, Germany – In a move to broaden network interoperability of its category-leading Soundweb London audio networking and processing platform and provide integrators with more comprehensive choices, HARMAN’s BSS Audio today added Audinate Dante enabled processors to a line that also includes Cirrus Logic CobraNet and AVB.  As a result, Harman Professional and BSS Audio now provide deeper technology solutions and support for legacy projects, current large format fixed installations and progressive AVB-enabled networks in the pipeline.

The BLU-806 offers the same configurable signal processing capability as the existing BLU-800 device. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output card options, logic processing capability, the 256-channel Soundweb London digital audio bus and GPIO.

Each device offers up to 16 inputs and outputs, configurable in banks of four. Card options include analog mic/line inputs with Phantom Power, analog outputs, digital inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF), digital outputs, the Soundweb London AEC Input Card and the Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card.

The BLU-806 and BLU-326 devices allow 64 incoming Dante channels and 64 outgoing Dante channels.

“System designers using Soundweb London will now have the choice of AVB, CobraNet or Dante as the digital audio transport, using the Soundweb London digital audio bus to complement the application-specific transports. Most importantly, system designers are able to deploy each of these transports using a single software application,” stated Iain Gregory, Marketing Lead for Installed Sound at Harman Signal Processing.

The BLU-806 and BLU-326 along with the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.

 

BSS Audio Brings AVB to Soundweb London With Introduction of BLU-805 and BLU-325 Processors

FRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today introduced AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionality to its acclaimed Soundweb London family of digital signal processors with the addition of two Soundweb London devices. The new Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices are AVB versions of the BLU-800 and BLU-320 CobraNet siblings from which they are derived.

The BLU-805 offers the same configurable signal processing capability as the existing BLU-800 device. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output card options, logic processing capability, the 256-channel Soundweb London digital audio bus and GPIO.

Each device offers up to 16 inputs and outputs, configurable in banks of four. Card options include analog mic/line inputs with Phantom Power, analog outputs, digital inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF), digital outputs, the Soundweb London AEC Input Card and the Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card.

The BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices allow 64 incoming AVB channels and 64 outgoing AVB channels at 48kHz, or 32 incoming AVB channels and 32 outgoing AVB channels at 96kHz. Configuration, control and monitoring is provided by HiQnet London Architect.

Iain Gregory, Marketing Lead for Installed Sound at Harman Signal Processing stated, "Combining the proven and respected Soundweb London platform with the industry-supported AVB transport is a very natural evolutionary step for Soundweb London. It gives access to the incredible flexibility of Soundweb London and contemporary transport technology, all in a familiar environment.”

The BLU-805 and BLU-325 along with the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.


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