Crestron is now shipping five new Avia DSP models that all use the Avia Audio Tool software. The Avia DSP-1283 is 12-channel DSP designed for use in meeting spaces and collaboration environments. It supports audio conferencing via VoIP and POTS, and USB connectivity for video conferencing via a Crestron RL2 Skype for Business solution, or BYOD presentation using Crestron AirMedia wireless gateway. I/O expansion with amplifiers and DigitalMedia blade-based switchers is supported via the Dante audio network. Additional models include DSP-1282, DSP-1281, DSP-1280 and DSP-860.
The Avia Audio Tool provides a workspace that streamlines audio programming. The channel-strip architecture is designed to simplify configuration, with a library of preconfigured strips for the most popular microphones and Crestron speakers. Built-in tools include a real-time analyzer (RTA), virtual mixer, EQ editor and AEC processor. Avia DSPs connect directly to Crestron touch screens without a central control system. Crestron says there’s no code to write or GUIs to design; just drag and drop channel strip objects for control and to generate a touch screen UI, including VU meters for visual confirmation that audio is passing through the system without needing special test equipment.
The new DSPs are a part of the new Crestron suite of Avia Audio Solutions, which also includes a companion line of network-controlled and monitored multichannel amplifiers. Here are all the specs.