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Articles May-June 2021

Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

PT got in touch with the Pro AVL Asia magazine core team of Editor - Caroline Moss and Sales Director - Sue Gould, who between them boast of over three decades of experience in the pro audio industry..... read more

NJSM Marks a Milestone in the Business of Sound

From Rental Company to manufacturer and innovator, Nixon Johnny has guided and grown NJSM from a two-person company to a fifty-person company, continuing to expand into virtual events with NJSM Virtual Studio..... read more

Tech Savvy Environment for T-Systems

Eyte Technologies installs high-tech AV Solution at T-System’s Experience Center facilitating brand value and delivering superior customer experience..... read more

Conversations with SudeepAudio

Sudeep Audio, one of India’s first pro audio web store selling studio software and equipment online commenced its YouTube Channel, ConverSAtions, in 2011 to share the journey of Indian Sound Engineers..... read more

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Q-SYS and Crestron plug-ins for Powersoft’ Amplifiers




Powersoft has released new plug-ins supporting Mezzo Series and its non-DSP install dedicated amplifier platforms ranges for the Q-SYS and Crestron control ecosystems. These free-to-download plug-ins allow for user friendly network-based control of amplifier functionality via third-party systems. They feature a refined, modern-looking interface, extended functionality, and a high level of user customisability, compared to legacy plug-ins for the format. In addition, a new Q-SYS plug-in supporting DSP+D versions of Duecanali, Quattrocanali, Ottocanali, X and T series is slated for release this summer with brand new functionality.

“Powersoft enables wide-ranging control and configuration of our amplifiers through our own ArmoníaPlus software, but we are also committed to ensuring interoperability with other popular control ecosystems,” said Michael Perry, Powersoft Application Engineer, North America. “Our new Q-SYS and Crestron plug-ins improve functionality and usability for any users integrating our premium amplifier technology with these popular products.”

 Q-SYS and Crestron for Mezzo

The latest plug-ins extend third-party network-based interoperability to Powersoft’s new ultra-compact Mezzo half-rack installation amplifiers. For Mezzo, the new plug-ins allow Q-SYS and Crestron controllers to access numerous key functions, including power and standby, LED blink / identify, amplifier nickname, backup strategy mode, source selection priority, gain and mute control, polarity control, and user delay. Read-only functionality allows the control unit to additionally poll and display serial number, mains voltage, headroom meters, and a wide range of alarm notifications.

The new plug-ins for Duecanali, Quattrocanali, and Ottocanali Series update and improve control via Q-SYS and Crestron for the powerful install line’s non-DSP amplifiers. Users will now have full control over mute and unmute, gain attenuation, maximum output voltage, standby OFF, and the blink/identify function. Read-only access will relay the amplifier’s name, dip-switch configurations, alarm notifications, and metering.

Custom Control

Powersoft’s new Q-SYS plug-ins allow users to conveniently drag-and-drop control elements from the plug-in to quickly create custom UIs without interrupting functionality or removing the control from the original plug-in UI. This allows users to situate and re-skin individual controls to create workflows optimised for their needs while maintaining underlying functionality and easily reverting to the original plug-in layout.

Supported Powersoft amplifiers can communicate with any Crestron 3-Series Processor via the new plugins. Integrators can choose Crestron Touch-panel, iOS, Android, PC, or Tablet formats to create custom graphics suited to anticipated use cases.

In addition to Q-SYS and Crestron, Powersoft products are now supported in numerous control eco-systems including those from Extron, Symetrix, Xilica and Atlona.

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