With the firm's al-4 line array now shipping, VUE Audiotechnik has released new software that will enhance the system's capabilities.
Firstly, VUE has licensed a complete suite of acoustic measurement and modelling software from Berlin-based AFMG Technologies. These include EASE Focus 2, SysTune, and AFMG's new FIRmaker technology.
EASE Focus 2 is a sound system design and aiming application that can predict line array performance in virtually any venue. Users can optimise the array's configuration to maximise both output and coverage. The free EASE Focus 2 software for VUE's al-4 line array is available immediately from the VUEaudio.com website. At the same time, VUE is also distributing the al-4 .GLL file for use with AFMG's full EASE 3D acoustic modelling application.
VUE Audiotechnik has also announced the immediate availability of SystemVUE networking and control software for all VUE DSP-enabled loudspeakers and processors. Currently, this includes the h-Class full-range systems and subwoofers, as well as the V4 Systems Engine that powers the al-4 system.
Designed specifically for easy set-up and operation, SystemVUE automatically creates a usable TCP/IP-based network without requiring manual operator intervention or special configuration servers. Any SystemVUE-enabled product will automatically recognise and connect to virtually any kind of IP configuration, including DHCP-based networks, a fixed IP network, or even an ad hoc network (directly connecting to a computer via Ethernet cable).
SystemVUE software is a "command central" for the SystemVUE network. The interface combines system and device-level control and monitoring capabilities with a powerful user interface that takes a practical, real-world approach and puts the most critical functions within easy reach.
It is available in beta form immediately from VUEAudio.com. The application is free and fully compatible with both Mac OSX 10.5.8 - 10.8.3, as well as Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems (64- and 32-bit versions).
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