Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong Equips Stunning Facilities with State-of-the-art HARMAN Professional Audio Solution

January 19, 2021

PHUKET, Thailand—To elevate its facilities and provide guests an enhanced experience, Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong hired audio integrators Mahajak Development to design and install a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution that delivers world-class sound throughout the property.

Built with a unique, distinct design, Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong is positioned near Patong Beach in the heart of the city of Patong. Located in a touristy area with a property size of 6,400 square meters, the hotel includes 180 guest rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool as well as entertainment and dining amenities. The hotel also marks the first collaboration between renowned hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and Kebsup Group Company Limited. Adding to its allure as a top-notch travel destination, Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong required a premium audio system that provides excellent sound across the resort. Meeting those requirements, Mahajak selected a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplification, BSS signal processing and more.

“One of the challenges we faced was that the hotel had multiple zones with specific requirements, including meeting spaces, lobbies, seminar and banquet rooms, among others. We put our dedicated efforts to install HARMAN Professional products and provide the best service to the customer,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. “The client wanted the latest hi-tech audio solutions, and we were able to design the ideal systems using HARMAN products thanks to their flexibility, reliability and impeccable sound quality. To ensure consistent sound throughout the facilities, we installed JBL speakers with Crown amplifiers.”

Providing sound reinforcement throughout the hotel, the impressive solution includes several different systems that are tailored to meet the specific audio requirements of each zone. For the system that covers the hotel’s lobby, canteen, all-day dining area and fitness center, Mahajak installed JBL Control 14C/T and 8124 ceiling loudspeakers as well as Control 25-1 compact speakers. Powered by JBL CSA 2120Z Commercial Series Amplifiers, the system also includes BSS BLU-100 and BLU-50 signal processors with BLU Link. In addition to ensuring optimum sound quality, the signal processors and BSS BLU-3 wall-mount controllers allow each area to play music and adjust volume independently. Plus, in case of an emergency, the audio system is synchronized with the hotel’s fire alarm system.

Similarly to the previous zone, Mahajak equipped the bar, rooftop and pool areas with pristine sound by deploying Control 14C/T, 8214 and Control 25-1 speakers. Further adding excellent acoustics and creating a fun, party atmosphere, the system also features JBL Control 23-1 ultra-compact, two-way speakers, Control 29AV-1 premium monitor speakers and Control SB2210 compact subwoofers. BSS BLU-100 and BLU-50 signal processors help maintain peak audio performance, while BLU-3 wall-mount controllers provide added versatility. In addition to Crown XLi 3500 amplifiers, Mahajak used JBL CSA 1120Z and CSA 2120Z amps to power the system.

Creating an ideal business and presentation space, the sound system that covers the hotel’s meeting areas provides crystal-clear speech intelligibility as well as flexible configuration options. Depending on the size of the conference, seminar or banquet, the system is designed to allow both meeting rooms to operate separately with independent audio control, or be combined to form one large space. Equipping each room with incredible sound, Mahajak installed JBL Control 16 C/T and Control 8124 ceiling loudspeakers as well as Soundcraft Signature 10 mixers, which offer exceptional resolution, clarity and high headroom. The system is configured and controlled through BSS BLU-100 signal processors and driven by Crown XLS 1502 power amplifiers.

“We were confident that the Mahajak team will provide and install world-class and high-quality products. The system complements our designs very well,” said a spokesperson for Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. “We wanted to create an immersive audio experience for our guests, and HARMAN Professional Solutions has helped us achieve that objective.”

“Hospitality venues like Hotel Indigo host a variety of events throughout the year and therefore, require a system that’s versatile and flexible enough to suit the changing requirements of the events,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner Mahajak for reposing faith in our solutions and their continued customer-first approach.”

Montatip Hall, Udon Thani International Convention and Exhibition Centre Creates World-Class Business Venue Using HARMAN Professional’s State-of-the-art Solutions

Montatip Hall, Udon Thani International Convention and Exhibition Centre Creates World-Class Business Venue Using HARMAN Professional’s State-of-the-art Solutions

January 15, 2021

UDON THANI, Thailand—Upgrading its facilities to offer an unmatched business and collaborative experience, the Montatip Hall, Udon Thani International Convention and Exhibition Centre hired integrator Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. to design and install premier HARMAN Professional network AV and lighting solutions throughout its meeting spaces.

Continuing to establish the province of Udon Thani as a growing business centre, the Montatip Hall, Udon Thani International Convention and Exhibition Centre is a premier enterprise venue that caters to local and foreign business travelers alike. As the first-ever exhibition and boutique commercial property developed by Udon Plaza Co., Ltd. the facility covers 25,000 square meters and features 80 meeting rooms, several banquet halls and a convention and exhibition centre that accommodates up to 5,000 people. Providing an enhanced collaborative experience by elevating the conference areas with cutting-edge technology, Mahajak equipped Montatip Hall’s business spaces with world-class HARMAN Professional networked AV and lighting solutions.

“The client wanted powerful, flexible AV and lighting systems to support events of any scale, reinforce brand image and ensure customer satisfaction,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Project Director, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. “It was challenging to design the audio system to cover all areas of the venue and deliver sound uniformly in all directions. We integrated a range of HARMAN Professional's state-of-the-art AV and lighting systems across the facility, which provide premium performance with the versatility to accommodate future applications.”

In addition to hosting tradeshows, the facility’s largest halls—the Thanakorn Rooms—can be separated into two smaller meeting spaces. Integrating multi-functional audio systems that provide excellent sound with the versatility to support large-scale events or separate, simultaneous conferences, Mahajak deployed an array of JBL Professional speakers. Powered by JBL CSA 1300Z Commercial Series Amplifiers along with Crown XTi 2002 and XTi 4002 power amplifiers, the systems include JBL Control 16C/T two-way ceiling loudspeakers, Control SB-2 dual-coil subwoofers, SCS 12 surround loudspeakers and 305P MkII two-way studio monitors, which feature JBL’s revolutionary Image Control Waveguide technology. Incorporating a range of JBL SRX800 Series self-powered systems, Mahajak also selected SRX818SP and SRX828SP subwoofers as well as SRX815P and SRX835P loudspeakers. Rounding out the high-powered systems in the Thanakorn Rooms and delivering stunning detail and precise imaging, Mahajak installed PRX815W 15-inch powered loudspeakers as floor monitors.

Further creating an ideal meeting space, Mahajak equipped both Thanakorn Rooms with a 21-meter LED motorized display, Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console and Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 16i. While the screen provides visuals for everybody in attendance, the Si Impact and 16-channel digital stagebox help deliver pristine sound throughout the rooms. In addition to ensuring peak audio performance, BSS BLU-100 signal processors with BLU link, BSS BLU-B0B2 output expanders and BSS Ethernet controllers provide Montatip Hall with added flexibility and customizable zone control for a wide range of meetings.  

Complementing the Thanakorn Rooms’ excellent sound with dazzling lighting and high-definition video capabilities, Mahajak installed Martin Professional LED fixtures as well as AMX video distribution systems. Mahajak selected an array of MAC Quantum Profile fixtures because of their incredible white light, smooth CMY color mixing system and crisp gobo projection. Equipping the rooms with world-class AV technology that delivers excellent sound and video quality, the solutions include a networked AV system that features AMX NMX-ATC-N4321 audio transceivers, NMX-ENC-N1115-WP wallplate encoders as well as NMX-ENC-N1122 and NMX-DEC-N1222 AV-over-IP encoders and decoders. Mahajak also installed AMX MST-701 touch panels and NX-2200 NetLinx NX integrated controllers, which offer complete control over the system and easy operation.

Suitable for meetings and seminars, Mahajak equipped Montatip Hall’s smaller conference spaces with AV systems that are similar to those found in the Thanakorn Rooms. Accommodating up to 400 and 300 people, respectively, the Passakorn Rooms and Apicha Room feature JBL Control 328C and Control 16C/T ceiling loudspeakers, 305P MkII studio monitors as well as PRX815W and PRX818XLFW powered loudspeakers. Though the systems in all three halls feature a Soundcraft Si Impact digital console, JBL CSA 140Z and Crown XTi 2002 amplifiers supply the power in the Passakorn Rooms, while CSA 180Z and Crown XTi 1002 amplifiers support the system in the Apicha Room. Both Passakorn Rooms also feature a 250” motorized LCD projector, BSS BLU-100 signal processors and the same AMX networked AV components as the Thanakorn Rooms. In addition to AMX NX-2200 and MST-701 control systems, the Apicha Room system includes the dbx DriveRack VENU360 loudspeaker Management System, which offers the processing and flexibility needed between mixers and amplifiers to optimize and protect loudspeakers.

The Centre team asked Mahajak to help install a modern AV and lighting solution that could meet the needs of a range of events. Mahajak helped in realizing their goals, and the customer reported being thrilled with HARMAN Professional’s cutting-edge solutions that provided exceptional quality, coverage and versatility for all the Centre’s events.”

“Montatip Hall, Udon Thani International Convention and Exhibition Centre is a unique space designed to provide an exceptional event experience,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our partner Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. for their notable service and dedication in meeting the unique demands of the venue and creating immersive event experiences for their patrons.”

Daejeon Arts Center Delivers Dazzling Displays Using Martin Professional’s Industry-Leading Lighting Solutions

Daejeon Arts Center Delivers Dazzling Displays Using Martin Professional’s Industry-Leading Lighting Solutions

January 15, 2021

DAEJEON, South Korea—Elevating the ambiance in its main theater and treating guests to a world-class performing arts experience, the Daejeon Arts Center hired Hansam System to install a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional lighting solution that features Martin Professional fixtures.

Opened in October of 2003, the Daejeon Arts Center has a brought a new horizon of culture and arts to the city of Daejeon. Housed in a five-story building across a property size of 100,000 square meters, the center features four premier event and meeting spaces, including the large-scale Art Hall, Ensemble Hall, Conventional Hall as well as outdoor Amphitheater. Beyond hosting a wide range of productions such as theater and opera performances, Daejeon Arts Center also offers a Music Academy and Arts Cultural Program, which are designed to inspire and educate the future generations on performing arts. To enhance the 1,546-seat Art Hall and provide guests and even greater theatrical experience, Hansam System equipped Daejeon Arts Center with a cutting-edge Martin Professional lighting solution that offers dazzling displays.

“The client wanted to replace their existing lamp lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting units. They wanted LED fixtures that produce a balanced light beam from the center to the edge of the stage with a low failure rate, considering the heat generated during operation,” said Taehan Kim of Hansam System. “We used the Martin ERA 800 Performance LED fixture because of its exceptional performance, flexibility and price.”

Delivering ultra-bright light and captivating visuals, Hansam System installed 16 Martin ERA 800 Performance moving heads across the venue. In addition to featuring a highly efficient, super-bright 800W white LED engine that produces a sharp 6,500K gobo projection with a flat field, the ERA 800 Performance is equipped with 1:8 zoom, electronic dimming and strobe, full CMY color mixing and separate color wheel, variable color temperature control, animation wheel and much more. Altogether, combining unmatched performance with a loaded feature set, these powerful, compact lights provide the Daejeon Arts Center the flexibility to create the perfect look for any act.

“After seeing the ERA 800 Performance during a dance show by Daejeon Metropolitan Dance Company, we were quite impressed,” said Hun Chung, Lighting Director at Daejeon Arts Center. “With this installation, we have become the first art center or theater to introduce and operate the ERA 800 Performance in Korea. HARMAN products will undoubtedly help us maintain a standard of excellence across all aspects of our events and deliver superior lighting and ambiance.”

“The Daejeon Arts Center is a unique space that has been carefully planned to provide an exceptional theater experience,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner Hansam System for selecting Martin solutions, introducing ERA 800 Performance to Korea and redefining lighting in the Arts Center.”

Art Aquarium Elevates Unique Exhibits with World-Class Audio System from HARMAN Professional Solutions

Art Aquarium Elevates Unique Exhibits with World-Class Audio System from HARMAN Professional Solutions

January 08, 2021

TOKYO, Japan—Adding powerful sound to its striking visual displays, Art Aquarium collaborated with HIBINO Corporation to enhance its exhibit with a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution.

Established in 2007, Art Aquarium has exhibited all across Japan and overseas at places that communicate history and culture, including Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Kyoto’s Nijo-jo Castle as well as the 21st-Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. With more than 10 million visitors, Art Aquarium has expanded overseas into Milan, Italy and Shanghai, China. Wanting to elevate the “Kingyo” Aquarium to reach the vision of its creative director, Art Aquarium required an innovative, cutting-edge audio system that provided pristine sound quality and an enhanced guest experience.

“The client wanted a high-performance audio solution that would provide as much power and clarity as possible. After careful consideration, our team designed and installed an integrated HARMAN Professional audio solution made up of JBL Professional speakers, Crown amplifiers and BSS signal processors,” said a spokesperson at HIBINO. “We were confident the HARMAN solution would cover the museum’s needs and exceed their expectations.”

The system features an array of JBL Control Contractor 20 Series speakers, including Control 23-1 and Control 25-1 loudspeakers as well as Control SB-2 subwoofers. The compact speakers deliver a rich sonic character with wide, consistent sound dispersion across the venue, while the subs deliver authoritative, accurate low end. Further adding pristine sound to the exhibit, HIBINO installed JBL AC18/95 and AC28/95 two-way loudspeakers and ASB6118 high-power subwoofers. For unmatched power and reliability, HIBINO powered the system with Crown DCi 8|300N, DCi 8|600N, DCi 4|600N and CDi 4|1200BL amplifiers. To ensure pristine sound and optimum performance, the system also includes BSS BLU-160 signal processors with BLU link and BSS EC-V volume controllers.

“Audio is an important storytelling tool, and to help showcase our exhibit we entrusted HIBINO Corporation to install a world-class sound system,” said a spokesperson at the Art Aquarium. “HARMAN’s system integrated smoothly and we were able to create an immersive experience for the audience.”

“Venues like Art Aquarium that seek to popularize history and culture through both audio and visual mediums, need optimum sound performance,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner HIBINO Corporation for understanding the unique requirements of the space and giving the museum a sense of immersion with world-class sound reinforcement.”

Parklane Hotel Creates World-Class Conference and Hospitality Facilities with JBL Professional Audio Incorporating BSS Audio, Crown and Soundcraft

Parklane Hotel Creates World-Class Conference and Hospitality Facilities with JBL Professional Audio Incorporating BSS Audio, Crown and Soundcraft

December 17, 2020

LIMASSOL, Cyprus—ALA Equipment Company installed a state-of-the-art JBL Professional audio system at Parklane Hotel to provide guests with a premier hotel experience.

Parklane Hotel is a luxury resort that features luxury accommodations, from lifestyle suites to private villas. Formerly Le Meridien Hotel, the building was purchased in 2015 by Marriott, who commissioned a complete overhaul of all communications and A/V technology. Parklane Hotel hired ALA Equipment Company to renovate key facilities in the hotel, including the Diamond Ballroom, Park Room, Meeting Rooms, Kids Club, as well as other ancillary areas and guest suites. To deliver a world-class experience, ALA installed a JBL Professional audio system featuring JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown Amplifiers, BSS Signal Processors and AKG Microphones.

More than 2,000 Control 25, Control SB2210, Control 47HC, Control 24C, Control 26C, and Control 19CS loudspeakers and subwoofers were installed throughout the hotel, enabling staff to create a relaxed atmosphere by broadcasting ambient music. Additional Control 126W and 128W in-wall loudspeakers provide even coverage on the first floor. Audio systems installed in the gyms, spas and other recreational areas deliver class-leading JBL sound quality throughout the hotel, while JBL Control 80 Landscape series loudspeakers installed in the external areas of the hotel surrounding the swimming pools and outside bars provide extended coverage.

The entire system is routed through BSS’s Audio’s Soundweb London digital signalling processing via a combination of HARMAN’s propriatary protocol BLU link and Audinate’s Dante digital transport. More than 300 BSS Soundweb units are used throughout the installation with 200 additional BLU-BIB and BLU-BOB expanders increasing the capacityand integrated with the Extrol control system. More than 500 amplifiers power the system, including Crown I-Tech HD12000, HD5000 and HD9000 amplifiers, as well as Crown’s DriveCore DCi series multi-channel network amplifiers.

ALA selected a range of JBL Professional loudspeakers to provide high quality sound throughout the hotel.

In the Diamond Ballroom, the main PA system includes VTX V20 line arrays, which provide exceptional volume and clarity. A JBL VRX 932LA/918S subwoofer cluster and VTX G28 subwoofers deliver powerful bass response. VerTec VT48867/VT4887A and AC28/95s provide additional flexibility for a wide range of applications, including concerts, corporate presentations, private events and more. For stage monitoring, VTX M22 speakers offer an elegant, low profile design and focused sound for performers. VRX 932LA/918S arrays and CBT70J column speakers are deployed throughout the room to provide clear and balanced coverage.

Additionally, the 800-capacity Park Room was outfitted with VRX line arrays and Control 47HC ceiling speakers to provide additional coverage and improve speech intelligibility.

ALA selected the Soundcraft Vi3000 sound mixing console for FOH and monitor consoles with MADI Stage Boxes. The Soundcraft Vi3000 features extensive rear panel connectivity for a full range of analog or digital inputs and outputs, as well as 74 industry-standard plug-ins, making it an ideal mixing and monitoring console. There is also a pair of Soundcraft Signature 12 analog desks for auxiliary use, which incorporate Soundcraft’s iconic Ghost mic preamps to deliver high headroom, wide dynamic range and exceptional resolution. ALA provided AKG DSR800 wireless mics with Dante connectivity and integrated digital signal processing, including a low-cut filter, three-band equalizer, compressor and limiter.

Outside the hotel meeting rooms, ALA installed a complement of Samsung Commercial Displays connected to a MagicInfo server, allowing users to display information on the monitor. Inside, Samsung LED displays offer video conferencing capabilities and Samsung’s portable Flip display provides an interactive touchscreen digital display for easy collaboration. JBL Control 47HC High Ceiling speakers and subs minimise room reflections, making audio easier to hear. AKG wireless microphones provide freedom of movement and can connect to multiple rooms.

The game-changing technology renovations took six years and millions of dollars, ultimately transforming Parklane Hotel into a part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection.

“This installation has really put Cyprus on the map,” said Theofilos Lakkas, Food & Beverage Director at Parklane. “Technology wise it ranks alongside hotels in Las Vegas.”

This project has been recognised globally by winning an Inavation Award for best hospitality project 2020.

“HARMAN is thrilled to be associated with Parklane Hotel, an award-winning resort where guests can enjoy a world-class holiday experience accompanied by JBL audio solutions,” said Justin Hankey, Sales Manager - Installed Sound, EMEA HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The comprehensive JBL Professional audio system is the largest installation in the region, solidifying Parklane Hotel as a global destination. We thank our partner ALA Equipment Company for their technical expertise and superb attention to detail.”

JBL Professional and AKG Lead HARMAN Nominations for 2021 NAMM TEC Awards

JBL Professional and AKG Lead HARMAN Nominations for 2021 NAMM TEC Awards

December 11, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— HARMAN Professional Solutions, today announced that a total of six products from JBL Professional and AKG have received nominations for the 36th NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

The voting period for the TEC Awards opens today and will end on December 31, 2021. To vote, register at

HARMAN’s product nominations in their respective category, as they appear on the ballot, include:

  • JBL DSi 2.0 Cinema (Amplification Hardware)
  • JBL Compact Connect App (Audio Apps for Smartphones & Tablets)
  • AKG K300 Series (Headphone/ Earpiece Technology)
  • AKG Lyra (Microphones - Recording)
  • JBL EON ONE Compact (Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers)
  • JBL 104-BT (Studio Monitors)

“These nomination honors aren’t just about the HARMAN team’s tireless work to bring these products to market, but it’s also about our customers from whom we derive inspiration and direction to push audio technology forward in meaningful ways,” said Karam Kaul, Vice President, Audio, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We hope that everyone takes the time to vote for these and other worthy nominations to show support for the audio industry at time when it’s needed the most. We thank the TEC Awards Nominating Panel for again giving us the opportunity to compete in what continues to be the premiere audio recognition worldwide.”  

The 36th annual TEC Awards honor best-in-class products in the professional audio community, and will be presented at The NAMM Show 2021’s Believe in Music Week, held the week of January 18, 2021. The TEC Awards Nominating Panel is composed of leaders from across the audio and production industries. More than 1,000 products and projects in 22 categories were considered for Outstanding Technical Achievement nominations, ranging from computer audio hardware to recording microphones to wireless technology. At the show, 30 categories of products and projects will be recognized in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement to honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games.

For more information about the 2021 TEC Awards, please visit

JBL Professional Introduces FIR Tunings for AE Series Loudspeakers

JBL Professional Introduces FIR Tunings for AE Series Loudspeakers

November 19, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today introduced JBL Professional FIR (Finite Impulse Response) Tunings for the AE (Application Engineered) Series, providing further enhanced performance for the premium installation loudspeaker line.   

AE Series FIR filters optimize frequency response and phase response to a finer degree of precision than traditionally possible with standard IIR “parameter-based” filters. The result is overall enhanced sonic quality from the loudspeaker, along with improved, more consistent coverage, and improved arrayability.  In addition, built-in LevelMax™ Limiter settings further protect speakers from damage due to overpowering.

To cover the broad spectrum of AE Series models in their various configuration modes (passive and/or bi-amplified), the release contains 70 individual tuning files for use with Crown DCI-N and DCI-DA power amplifiers. In addition to new installations, these tunings can also be retrofitted into existing AE Series installations. The AE Series includes a broad line of permanent installation loudspeaker models of various sizes, coverage patterns, and power levels. 

“AE Series loudspeakers incorporate leading technology drivers, premium performance capabilities, incredible reliability, and a wide selection of models to meet just about any challenge,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Product Manager for Installation Loudspeakers. “These FIR Tunings do a phenomenal job of enhancing the AE line even further and producing unmatched performance and versatility.”

Additional Details

For more information on the AE Series FIR Tunings, please visit the product pages below. We also invite you to explore our on demand JBL Learning Session: Loudspeakers for Sports Facility Applications, that discusses achieving optimal audio coverage and musical clarity in overcoming crowd noise in stadiums and arenas.

AE Series FIR Tunings Technical Documents

AE Series Products with Applicable FIR Tuning Files:

AKG Announces New CS300 Digital Conference System Series for the China Market

AKG Announces New CS300 Digital Conference System Series for the China Market

November 17, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the new AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series, offering highly scalable configurations and features to support the unique needs of a variety of customers in the China market.

The AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series is a hand-in-hand, wired premium digital conference system that is ideal for convention centers, conference centers, hotel meeting rooms, corporate enterprises and government buildings. The system includes three components: the CS300MU Main Control Unit, CS300CU Chairman Unit with Redundancy and CS300DU Delegate Unit with Redundancy.

“Modern conference rooms require state-of-the-art communication systems that deliver rock-solid reliability, pristine audio quality and superior flexibility,” said Daryl Wong, HARMAN Professional Solutions Director, China Product Development. “The CS300 Digital Conference System Series provides a dependable, high-quality communications platform for meetings and conferences at any scale.”

With advanced testing and redundancy features, the AKG CS300 Digital Conference System Series provides maximum reliability for critical communications. Dual redundant microphone outputs on the CS300CU and CS300DU automatically prevent dropped connections. Both units can be connected or disconnected freely, without requiring extra downtime to boot up. And to ensure error-free operation, the entire system features self-testing capability with fault lists and locations of every microphone, speaker, button, screen and LED.  

To capture and distribute crystal clear audio with minimum latency, the CS300 Series employs RISC processing at premium 96 kHz, 24-bit quality. For enhanced clarity at the source, every microphone channel features a built-in noise gate, automatic gain and equalizer. Additionally, interference-resistant body materials protect the CS300MU, CS300CU and CS300DU from mobile phone signals and other noise sources. The system also provides internal MP3 recording with storage for up to 1.500 hours of meetings, interviews, speeches or lectures.

With plenty of connectivity, a flexible, modular design and advanced video tracking capability, the system can adapt and scale to a wide range of applications. The CS300MU Main Control Unit features six channel outputs, each capable of supporting up to 120 individual stations for a total of 4096 stations. Additionally, the CS300MU can be configured as main unit, mirror or expandable unit for larger applications. The system also supports video tracking via RS-422, RS-485 and RS-232, which can be pre-programmed offline for added convenience.

JBL Professional Introduces the EON ONE Compact USB Power Cable for EON ONE Compact Portable PA

JBL Professional Introduces the EON ONE Compact USB Power Cable for EON ONE Compact Portable PA

November 16, 2020

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the JBL EON ONE USB Power Cable, which expands the versatility of JBL EON ONE Compact battery-powered portable PAs by powering AKG WMS and DMS100 and DMS300 wireless systems and DigiTech and DOD guitar pedals directly from the sound system.

The 1-meter EON ONE USB Power Cable features a USB-A terminal that connects to an EON ONE Compact P.A. and a 5.5mm power terminal that connects to external devices. Two versions are available: A 12V version powers AKG WMS wireless systems; a 9V version powers AKG DMS100 and DMS300 wireless systems as well as DigiTech and DOD effects pedals.

Perfect for musicians, DJs, presenters and entertainers who want freedom of movement, crystal-clear vocals and an easy way to enhance their sound with effects, the EON ONE USB Power Cable lets performers turn any space into a stage. “Battery-powered P.A.s already give performers the freedom to cut the cord,” says Brandon Knudsen, Product Manager – Loudspeaker Professional Solutions at HARMAN. “When you don’t have to rely on a traditional power source to power your wireless system or pedal, now you truly have no limits on where you can perform. Whether you’re busking at the beach or speaking at a corporate event, the EON ONE USB Power Cable lets you bring legendary JBL sound wherever your gigs take you.”

CQUniversity Introduces Unified AV Streaming Experience with Industry-Leading Systems from HARMAN Professional Solutions

CQUniversity Introduces Unified AV Streaming Experience with Industry-Leading Systems from HARMAN Professional Solutions

November 03, 2020

SYDNEY, Australia – To future-proof classroom AV technology at CQUniversity, Videopro, have installed a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional AV solution that includes AMX SVSI Networked media systems.

With campuses across 25 locations in Australia, CQUniversity offers undergraduate, postgraduate, short courses and certificates in engineering, information technology, business and visual arts, among others. As a pioneer in the field of collaborative learning, many of CQUniversity's campuses are home to multi-pod collaborative classrooms. Integrated with video conferencing facilities that enable high-definition audio and video connectivity, the classrooms allow students to connect with lecturers across CQU’s network of campuses.  CQU engaged Videopro to develop the next-generation AV platform for these critical teaching spaces

"The university's new collaborative learning environment required a robust, integrated, networked AV system for content distribution within the classroom. A primary requirement was that the solution be able to provide application-level visibility, monitoring, and traffic control to the IT team," said Scott Maunsell, Account Manager and Programmer, Videopro. "We chose the AMX SVSi N1000 Series Conference Room Solution with the VLAN tagging feature. VLAN tagging allows for labelling packets of AV data with a specific VLAN number/ID, thereby allowing network administrators to regulate switches to allow or disallow traffic flow from one VLAN to other ports. This resulted in superior content distribution and enterprise-grade remote management of AV data from various VLANs across multiple campuses."

The AMX SVSi N1000 Series encoder/decoders were integrated with NX Controllers and Modero G5 Touch Panels. The N1000 Series provides highly flexible network customization features. It allows video & audio to be packetized into a standard IP format to distribute content via standard network infrastructure. The AMX NX Integrated Controllers provide secure machine-to-machine communication & automation, while the ultra-low-profile Modero G5 Touch Panels provide a fully customized, ultra-simple user interface for the teachers using these complex spaces.

"It was essential for CQUniversity to bring content closer to students, and provide our IT team full visibility, execute remote configuration, track performance and troubleshoot issues remotely. We wanted a simple-to-deploy digital media distribution and switching solution that has the ability to direct any source stream to any display,” said Phil Greig, Teaching Space Technology Coordinator, CQUniversity. "We’ve been able to make significant strides in advancing our efforts to establish a flexible, functional, feature-rich AV system, and are extremely satisfied with the support and commitment from Videopro and HARMAN Professional Solutions."

“We are privileged to be associated with the prestigious CQUniversity,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “The deployment called for a highly progressive solution. We would like to thank Videopro for their tireless efforts in creating impactful learning and teaching experiences through the effective use of AV technologies."

Cutting-Edge Lighting Systems from Martin by HARMAN Deliver Dazzling Displays at Art Aquarium

Cutting-Edge Lighting Systems from Martin by HARMAN Deliver Dazzling Displays at Art Aquarium

October 27, 2020

TOKYO, Japan—Bringing out the beauty and diversity of the underwater world, Art Aquarium hired TSP Taiyo to integrate and install a world-class Martin by HARMAN lighting solution that delivered stunning visuals and a mesmerizing experience for guests.

Since its inception in 2007 and subsequent shows every year after, the Art Aquarium has emerged as a summer tradition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. However, stretching beyond the base of Nihonbashi, Art Aquarium producer and artist, Hidetomo Kimura, has seen his exhibit on display in countries around the world. The shows take place every year with previous locations including Milan, Italy, Shanghai, China, Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Kyoto’s Nijo-jo Castle and the 21st-Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. To enhance the exhibit with dazzling lighting displays, Art Aquarium hired TSP Taiyo to integrate and install a cutting-edge Martin Professional lighting solution that provided unforgettable visuals and an elevated guest experience.

“To enhance the museum in the way the producer visualized it, the client required a powerful yet energy-efficient lighting solution,” said a spokesperson at TSP Taiyo. “Martin ERA 800 Performance is perfect for venues like Art Aquarium due to its compact design, tour-worthy moving head and excellent brightness.”

Producing a bright, crisp beam and gobo projection with a flat field, Hidetomo Kimura selected highly-efficient, super-bright Martin ERA 800 Performance fixtures. In addition to illuminating the exhibit’s artwork, the fixtures offer a variety of effects and features—electronic dimming and strobe, full CMY color mixing and separate color wheel, variable color temperature control, animation wheel, fixed and rotating gobo wheels and much more—that allow Art Aquarium to tailor the lights to fit their needs. Furthermore, the ERA 800 Performance includes a full curtain framing system, which offers a high degree of flexibility to achieve the desired looks.

“Our goal was to create a unique experience for our visitors,” said a spokesperson at Art Aquarium. “Martin lighting fixtures were the ideal choice for our exhibit as they are flexible, compact and efficient, which allowed us to alter the directionality and intensity of the light to get the perfect visuals our art designer required.”

“Hidetomo Kimura is a phenomenal artist and his work at the Art Aquarium is ground-breaking and inspiring,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner TSP Taiyo for creating a unique platform that provides an outlet for artists to express themselves and also provides an important educational experience about the history and culture of Nihonbashi.”