HARMAN Introduces Interesting HARMAN Connected PA Ecosystem

harman-connected-pa-0117HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the HARMAN Connected PA — a complete ecosystem of live sound products that HARMAN says allows performers at any skill level to get professional results. At the center of the Connected PA ecosystem is the groundbreaking new HARMAN Connected PA mobile app, which provides one centralized solution for intuitive setup, configuration and control. The HARMAN Connected PA ecosystem brings together Soundcraft mixing consoles, AKG microphones, dbx stage boxes and JBL speakers that integrate HARMAN ioSYS technology to offer a flexible and scalable solution that makes it easy for customers to get great live sound.

The HARMAN Connected PA streamlines the setup process with one state-of-the-art central app for the entire component ecosystem, removing the need for multiple apps and GUIs. The app automatically identifies and configures connected equipment, provides setup wizards for quick and easy system configuration and offers access from a variety of devices, including iOS, Android, Mac OS and Windows.

The Connected PA product ecosystem is enabled via ioSYS technology and initially includes equipment from Soundcraft, JBL, dbx and AKG, allowing musicians to create systems that suit their specific needs. Additional HARMAN equipment can be added to increase performance flexibility and meet the demands of future growth. At launch, compatible products include:

  • Soundcraft Ui12, Ui16 and Ui24R Digital Mixers
  • JBL PRX800W Series Loudspeakers
  • dbx DI1 Active Direct Box
  • AKG P5i Microphone

The HARMAN Connected PA app is expected to be available Q2 2017 from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Soundcraft.com and JBL.com. Soundcraft Ui24R is expected to be available March 2017. The AKG P5i microphone will be available February 2017. JBL PRX800W speakers and the dbx DI1 are currently available but may require firmware updates to enable HARMAN Connected PA functionality. For additional information on the HARMAN Connected PA app and ecosystem, go here.