Crestron introduced a set of products they say are aimed at simplify audio in conference rooms, lecture halls, sports and entertainment venues, courtrooms and other spaces. Headlining the new audio technology is the full line of Avia Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) featuring a DSP programming tool, as well as a selection of amplifiers that support audio over IP using Dante audio networking.
The new DSP Tool provides a workspace that Crestron says streamlines audio design and programming. The channel-strip architecture simplifies configuration, allowing programmers to save, modify, and manage a library of custom strips. Built-in tools include a spectrum analyzer, virtual mixer, EQ editor, and Crestron speaker profile library to ensure quick acoustic setup. New controls and functions can be added on-the-fly so programmers no longer need to “re-wire and recompile” to make changes. I/O expansion amongst Avia DSPs, amplifiers, and third-party vendors is easy using integrated Dante controls. On top of all those benefits, the DSP Tool enables programmers to drag and drop audio controls and even VUs directly into VT Pro-e software for flawless touch screen UIs in one room or hundreds of rooms.
The new Crestron audio offering includes five Avia DSP models, a companion line of network-controlled and monitored amplifiers, as well as a convenient line of modular utility amplifiers that allow integrators to mix and match capabilities in less than 1U of rack space. Rounding out the new products are the latest updates to the Saros line of speakers including a new Saros sound bar for commercial applications.