The new capabilities are full system monitoring via the web, an audio over IP upgrade, a 7.2 HDMI upgrade and expansion from 16-channels to 20. These are available on all new StormAudio products, as well as those previously delivered.
The new web-based remote monitoring platform, which is called StormMonitoring, features complete up-to-date views on all parameters of system health, including critical ones, and has the ability to receive email notifications of desired thresholds. When the brand’s amps are used in the same install, StormMonitoring will merge all units into one interface.
Also on show at the 2017 CEDIA expo, the AudioVideoBridging (AVB) audio over IP capability greatly simplifies system installation and improves performance.
“The processor and each speaker are connected via standard RJ45 cables to an AV-enabled network router that manages the audio routing, delivering real-time audio-video streams to the speakers over the Ethernet-based network,” says StormAudio product manager Sébastien Gailleton.
In keeping with the evolving 2.0 HDMI format landscape, StormAudio is now offering a new 7.2 HDMI board with full support of HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 b. All StormAudio preamp / processors and AVRs in the field can be upgraded in about 20-30 minutes via an expansion slot swap.
Beginning November, the 16-channel preamp / processors will be able to be upgraded to 20-channels via an option called the 4-XLR, which takes place via an expansion slot.
StormAudio will also be exhibiting its entire line of preamp / processors and AVR. The brand’s ISP 3D.16 Elite 16-channel processor will be featured in live theatre demos taking place at the dARTS booth #5755 on the main show floor.