24 March 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
dbx® Professional Products, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced the Media Engine for its SC Digital Matrix Processors. As a factory option, the Media Engine brings cost-effective, flash-based, multi-channel playback of stored media to the SC 32 and SC 64.
The SC Media Engine comprises a DSP card and 1GB of flash storage. This allows storage of media files on the SC device itself for subsequent routing and playback. The Media Engine facilitates simultaneous playback of up to eight channels of stored media and a total storage time of around two hours. By integrating the media playback into the SC and leveraging the sharing of the SC chassis and components, the functionality of an external playback device can be obtained more easily and at a fraction of the cost. This allows contractors to add substantial functionality and value to a system without significant incremental equipment and programming cost.
Media playback can be triggered from dbx ZC Controllers, Control Inputs, HiQnet System Architect™ Custom Control Panels and third party control systems. It can also be scheduled through the HiQnet System Architect Scheduler function, either from a schedule running on a control PC or a schedule running on an SC device itself.
The ability to run scheduled preset recalls and media playback on an SC device means that, once configured, the control PC can be taken away, leaving the SC to make scheduled system changes and play back stored media at pre-determined times. This makes it the perfect device for simplification of audio systems through pre-engineered automation.
The SC 32 and SC 64 Digital Matrix Processors feature intuitive Wizard-driven system configuration using HiQnet System Architect. Unprecedented DSP power and routing flexibility make them the ideal foundation for even the most demanding systems. The SC 32 and SC 64 host a total of 32 and 64 analog I/O respectively, configurable in banks of eight.
The devices feature dedicated DSP for common processing functions as well as insert positions for specialized processing and popular audio tools including dbx Advanced Feedback Suppression™ (AFS™), Automatic Gain Control (AGC), dynamics, Sub-Harmonic Synthesizer, parametric equalizer (PEQ), Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC) and AutoWarmth®.