Compass points the way for Meyer Sound
Building on Meyer Sound’s remote monitoring technology, the new Compass RMS system features the RMServer – purpose-built network hardware that communicates loudspeaker performance data over Ethernet and a twisted-pair network. The control interface is now fully integrated into the Compass 3.0 software, which supports both Mac and Windows. Compass 3.0 also serves as the user interface for the Galileo loudspeaker management system and the CAL column array loudspeaker.
With the control interface moved to Compass 3.0, users of Compass RMS can perform mute, solo, and wink ID functions whilst efficiently monitoring more than a dozen parameters. They include peak amplifier power and voltage, average amplifier power, limiting, fan speed and heat sink temperature. Compass RMS also adds the ability to automatically discover RMS-equipped loudspeakers on the network, eliminating most data entry.
Compass RMS is built on the IEEE 1722.1 open standard for communication and control, meaning end-users deploying a standard router can operate the system via a wireless computer or tablet.
RMServer works independently of Compass, and can send emergency notifications via email even when Compass is not connected. The system is backwards compatible with all Meyer Sound loudspeakers equipped with an RMS module. It is an option for all loudspeaker models and the MPS-488HP power supply. Each RMServer can connect up to 50 RMS-equipped Meyer Sound loudspeakers or 96 low-voltage loudspeakers using 12 RMS-equipped MPS-488HP power supplies.