Prolight + Sound: d&b launching noise calculation software

d&b audiotechnik is introducing NoizCalc, a new software tool designed to predict the far field noise immission of open air events, at this year’s Prolight + Sound.

NoizCalc was created by d&b in collaboration with noise consulting and software development company SoundPLAN GmbH, and is used to predict sound propagation of multiple coherently emitting sources such as line arrays and subwoofer arrays.

Using 3D terrain data the software accurately predicts the far field noise immission across the terrain according to ISO 9613-2 and Nord 2000 standards, allowing system designers to predict any potential noise issues during the event planning stage.

Sabina Berloffa, chief marketing officer at d&b, commented: “NoizCalc is a straightforward solution for sound system designers who are now able to investigate how their loudspeaker systems will impact on a wider area. With SoundPLAN, our software development partner, we have found a counterpart who shares our vision to develop an easy to use noise prediction tool.”

d&b workstations at Prolight + Sound will introduce NoizCalc software and provide a step by step guide to the d&b workflow, from simulation to control. Meanwhile, videos and graphics at the networking station will uncover the nuts and bolts behind the recently launched, Dante enabling, DS10 Audio network bridge. The full loudspeaker family, from E- to Y-Series will also be on display along with the new generation four channel amplifiers.

d&b can be found on stand C15 in hall 3 at the 2016 Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, from Tuesday April 5 to Friday April 8.