|At InfoComm 2008, Las Vegas, Biamp introduced AudiaFUSION Networked Amplified Processor, a combination of a digital signal processor and a multi-channel amplifier designed to conserve resources, time, rack space and money in one 3RU component.|
AudiaFUSION provides the features and functionality of the company’s popular Audia digital signal processor (DSP), combined with
a modular amplifier configurable to 2,400 watts that can be controlled and monitored. The product also provides for mixing, room combining and resource sharing, all controllable on a distributed network.
Besides offering increased processing capabilities not previously available on hybrid components, AudiaFUSION also provides the advantages of decentralized system configuration that takes processing to the end points. Integrators can place components close to speakers, saving costs while yielding significantly improved sound quality. Because the system operates over Ethernet, expensive, time-consuming analog wiring is drastically reduced. Additionally, in systems with multiple AudiaFUSION or AudiaFLEX units, processing can be allocated between the DSPs across the network.
“AudiaFUSION is the first of its kind because it provides decentralized processing of sound, power and control data for the entire system—not just in the rack,” explains Steve Metzger, Vice President of Business Develoopment, Biamp Systems, “You can control your system costs with two systems in one product—and at the same time, expand your possibilities for future AV system development.”