HiQnet Performance Manager V1.5 unveiled
Harman has introduced V1.5 of its HiQnet Performance Manager software. This newest iteration adds support for more JBL loudspeakers, provides enhanced cardioid subwoofer array support, and broadens the capability to create custom, mixed-model racks of Crown amplifiers.
New to version 1.5 is support for JBL Professional’s VRX Series Constant Curvature loudspeakers, including a new generation of V5 DSP presets. The new V5 presets makes the VRX Series compatible with VTX and VerTec Series V5 processing, allowing VRX enclosures to be effectively used as a fill system complement for tour sound and portable rental applications. The VRX Series V5 Preset Data includes bi-amp (two-way) and passive processing options for VRX928LA, VRX932LA-1 and VRX915M models including two-way and three-way options for use with VRX915S and VRX918S subwoofers.
JBL STX Series passive portable PA loudspeakers are also supported in Performance Manager V1.5, providing a greater set of sound design tools for complementary fill speaker purposes and medium- to small-format Front-of-House system design applications. Custom racks can now be designed with mixed Crown amplifier models and can include any number of Crown amplifiers up to a total of eight. Additionally, a new amplifier sleep-mode utility that greatly reduces the system’s AC current draw when not in use can now be controlled through Performance Manager.
JBL HiQnet Performance Manager has also introduced JBL V5 Preset updates for VerTec Series compact and subcompact models VT4887A/VT4887, VT4886 and VT4883. The new V5 preset release similarly enhances a number of performance attributes of the VT4887A, VT4887 and VT4886 line array loudspeakers with cardioid subwoofer processing introduced for all VerTec subwoofers including VT4883, VT4882, VT4881A, VT4880 and VT4880A.