PC Application Streamlines Workflow and Simplifies Pro64® Series Network Management
LAS VEGAS, NV, JUNE 8, 2010 — Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world's most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is pleased to announce at InfoComm 2010 (Booth C6574) that its new Pro64® Network Managerâ„¢ PC control application will soon be available to download. While the Pro64 Series is uniquely designed with a simple front-panel user interface that makes it possible to create sophisticated audio networks without PC-based programming, the company has now introduced a software control application for those users who desire a centralized control and status monitoring option.
This new intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface provides both global and device-specific information to the user, allowing on-screen management of even the most complex audio networks from a single location. With Pro64 Network Manager, users have remote control of every Pro64 device in a network through a PC connected to the network's Control Master device. Network settings and audio parameters for each Pro64 device can be handled on screen, simplifying channel routing, network management, streamlining the workflow and increasing the flexibility of the network as a whole. The user has the option of saving device-level presets that can recall commonly used local settings for individual Pro64 modules as well as the ability to save network-wide scenes that can reset an entire network with just one click of the mouse.
Pro64 Network Manager connects to a Pro64 audio network via an RS-232 interface and makes use of its built-in Managed Mode to simplify tasks related to supporting and configuring Pro64 networks. All settings can be monitored, including channel activation and routing, internal/external clock source, sample rate, m-controlâ„¢ setup for remote control of Pro64 mic preamps from a Yamaha digital console, Virtual Data Cablesâ„¢, and firmware version. The software further simplifies network and device management by providing location, device and channel naming.
“In designing the Pro64 Network Manager, our goal has been to make the application as intuitive as possible from the user's perspective, building on the inherent strengths of the Pro64 hardware,” explains Aviom's Product Research and Development Manager, Ray Legnini. “The addition of the Pro64 Network Manager application increases the flexibility of the Pro64 Series by giving our users, particularly those with permanently installed Pro64 networks, even more setup options to meet their specific needs.”
The software is available as a free download from the company's website, www.aviom.com/networkmanager. To run the program, users will need a PC running Windows or an Intel-based Mac running Windows using the optional Parallels software. All existing Pro64 network devices must be updated to firmware version 3.0 or higher to be used with Pro64 Network Manager. A firmware update utility is built into Pro64 Network Manager to simplify the update process.
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom's innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA.