Powersoft just updated its ArmoníaPlus software for fixed install (FI) projects through a new dedicated Install Skin. Although Live Sound projects in ArmoníaPlus will maintain the same structure from the original version, Install System projects now reflect system integrators’ needs for sources and zones management, allowing the creation of fully customizable user interfaces and controls in the new Views Designer.
ArmoníaPlus 2.0 can now serve as the gateway into the Powersoft world by granting access to the new MyPowersoft online platform through a single sign-in.
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 more straightforward installations.
Any analog 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 introduces a series of solutions aimed at remotely controlling key system functionalities: zone level control, source selection and system scene selection:
- 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 other devices’ parameters in the same network. WM Level controllers can be configured to adjust the level of an amplifier output and 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 multiple sources and zones’ functionalities. 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 quickly load their ArmoníaPlus project designs to the amplifiers and external controls. The app configuration is also done in the new Views Designer.
ArmoníaPlus 2.0 also introduces new features aimed at improving the user experience, including multiple workspaces (to accommodate for the added complexity of FI projects), a synchronization mode (which allows ArmoníaPlus to communicate directly with the amplifiers, allowing users to control and monitor their system) and new Control and Views modes that will let WebViews and App Views users choose how they control their system.
The new ArmoníaPlus 2.0 will be available for download on Oct. 2.