Alcorn McBride's ProTraXX 16-channel audio repeater with zone paging, which has quickly become the go-to unit for multi-zone playback, is now shipping. Offering high-quality MP3 audio playback in a compact, solid-state unit, ProTraXX is already in use in a major theme park in Florida.
ProTraXX plays eight independent stereo, or 16 independent mono, tracks from a single, economical rack mount unit. Each track can be individually triggered using serial, Ethernet or its own discrete input – contact closure or voltage – allowing direct connection to proximity sensors or switches. All tracks can also be controlled from a single RS-232 or Ethernet port. These features are in demand for audio effects applications for dark rides, interactive museum exhibits and visitors centers.
One of the enhanced capabilities of ProTraXX is remote updating via Ethernet, which makes it ideal for retail applications requiring frequent modifications, such as audible signage. In addition, the microphone/aux audio input permits playback of BGM with live or pre-recorded paging in each zone.
ProTraXX offers up to 100 hours of playback, and it can store many hours of audio clips on CompactFlash cards for years of reliable service. The system sports a real time clock scheduler with battery back up for BGM playlists.
Easy to use and with no moving parts ProTraXX proves itself to be a durable platform for workhorse applications as varied as audible signage, retail audio, museum exhibits, BGM and real time announcements.
About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry's best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company's products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.