ORLANDO, Florida – Providing enhanced networking capabilities for a host of HARMAN products, BSS Audio today announced the introduction of its BLU-Si BLU link Card, which enables Soundcraft Si Expression, Si Performer and Si Compactmixing consoles to be connected to HARMAN components equipped with a BLU link interface to provide expanded audio distribution, mixing and control capabilities. The BLU-Si card is a 32 x 32-channel interface that connects to a BLU link digital audio bus via a standard Cat 5e cable.
The BSS BLU-Si card works with theseSoundcraft mixing consoles and a wide variety of HARMAN products equipped with BLU link including the dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller, BLU link-enabled BSS Audio Soundweb London devices, and Crown PIP-BLU Programmable Input Processor (PIP) amplifier input/control module.
“The BLU-Si provides an easy way to greatly expand the capabilities of a Soundcraft Si Expression, Si Performer or Si Compactconsole, without the need to connect the console to a network,” said Noel Larson, Market Manager for Portable PA, Tour and Recording at HARMAN Signal Processing. "For example, a Soundcraft Si Expression or Si Compact 16 can be connected to a dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller to create a highly cost-effective mixing and monitoring system that gives the sound person up to 32 channels to work with and enables everyone in the band to dial in their own personal onstage monitor mix using any combination of up to 16 of these available 32 channels.”
The BSS BLU link is a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels that can be connected to compatible BLU link-enabled devices using a Cat 5e cable of up to 328 feet in length. The BLU-Si can select sequential banks of 32 BLU link channels and transmits and receives from any BLU link-enabled product.
The BSS BLU-Si BLU link Card for Soundcraft Si Series mixing consoles will be available in June 2013 at a suggested retail price of $749.95.
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.