Harman launches HiQnet 22
Five years after introducing HiQnet, Harman Professional’s System Development & Integration Group (SDIG) used the Plasa show to debut HiQnet System Architect version 2.2.
The user continues to draw the graphical layout of the venue in the main workspace, physically adds the devices to the rack rooms and associate amplifiers logically with the output zones they serve, but now they can also set up comprehensive venue monitoring. Each room in the layout is automatically overlaid with an output meter, which represents the maximum output level of the amplifier channels associated with it. Additionally, each room in the layout of the venue can be assigned alert colours to indicate the conditions of devices physically contained within rack rooms, or devices logically associated with output zones. The same design workspace is able to be repurposed as an unparalleled monitoring and control interface in the new System Architect Kiosk Mode.
Kiosk Mode is installed as an option with the standard System Architect installer, runs from the startup directory as a separate control application, offers a pop-up, context sensitive alpha-numeric keypad and honours all Access Control configuration so multiple user logins are possible. Kiosk Mode simplifies operation and reduces repetitive tasks by reusing the very same venue workspace that was used for system configuration,.
In addition to Kiosk Mode, System Architect Version 2.2 offers three new ‘functional’ panels. A Room Tuning Panelis provided automatically for each room, grouping together all the correct EQ parameters from associated amplifiers. Similarly, an Amplifier Meters Panelenables monitoring of all associated amplifier input and output meters, while an Amplifier Level and Monitor Panelenables more detailed monitoring of all associated amplifier input and output channels and individual level and mute control. Each panel is directly accessible from each room within the venue representation and amplifier channels can be added to or removed from a room.
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