ISE 2017: New d&b amp plugin for Peavey MediaMatrix

d&b is using ISE 2017 to launch a new amplifier plugin for the Peavey MediaMatrix NION DSP and nControl PC.

The latest push by the German system manufacturer to improve third party integration makes a complete d&b sound reinforcement system accessible via any MediaMatrix control method, and completely interoperable with the MediaMatrix networking approach.

Integration with the MediaMatrix networked DSP and control system allows system designers to achieve high performance and sound quality in installation applications that require detailed, customised remote control features. The complete system is designed and managed via PC with the MediaMatrix NWare software, and then accessed and controlled wirelessly with any smart device supporting HTML5 via the Kiosk2Go remote control platform. The system can also be controlled using wall panels, touch screen devices and GPIOs.

The new d&b amplifier plug-in for MediaMatrix provides control parameters to adjust the mute status, levels, power On/Off, and alter the AmpPreset. This enables the complete system to be configured for speech reproduction, and, via a simple button, reconfigured for full program material. Critical status information can be monitored, ensuring the same is suitable as a PA-VA system in an emergency situation. MediaMatrix logs all audio connections to amplifiers, and the operating state of connected loudspeakers.

Amsterdam ArenA has recently become the first large project to incorporate a d&b loudspeaker system with MediaMatrix as the audio distribution and control backbone. The system complies with the strict voice alarm requirements for the stadium, while also fulfilling the expectations of international touring artists and performers.

“The key topic here is interoperability, and total integration between the control system, and the sound reinforcement system, whatever the application type,” explained Wolfgang Schulz, product manager for installation at d&b. “The system design for many permanent installations now starts with the method for control and management, so d&b is looking to support system designers with complete interoperability with a MediaMatrix system, which guarantees easy planning and operation.”

The d&b plug-in for MediaMatrix is available now on the d&b and Peavey MediaMatrix websites. More information is available at ISE, at the d&b stand 7-C173, and presentation room E103, as well as on Peavey’s stand 7-N210.