Outline launches iMode website
WEB: Outline has launched a website dedicated to its iMode (Intelligent Digital Loudspeaker Multi-Control Platform) in order to ensure the technology involved is fully understood.
‘On outlineimode.com, the story behind the technology is told in two languages,’ said Outline’s Michele Noselli. ‘The style is as narrative as possible in order to take one step at a time to understand exactly why iMode offers the solution. Even if obvious, the suggestion is to start at the beginning: overview.
‘There are four large buttons on the home page, which lead visitors to four thematic areas: overview, details, experience and solutions,’ he explains. ‘We hope that the site’s design, based on this layout, reflects the simplicity at the base of the iMode concept. On the other hand, turning iMode into actual products was not so easy: it required resources, passion and intelligence, all factors that – modesty aside – there has never been a shortage of at Outline.’
‘iMode is the concrete response to the corporate mission announced before the arrival of the (dreaded) new millennium,’ commented engineer Daniele Pagani, the leader of the iMode project at the Brescia manufacturer’s R&D department. ‘The need, flexibility and enjoyment of putting the control of an entire system at engineers’ fingertips was discovered in Outline even before the arrival of mobile devices, which provided the perfect missing link between the iMode project and the IT world.
‘The most stimulating aspect is that this interaction will continue to evolve, offering Outline – and us designers – the possibility of experimenting and realising new forms of control and sound reinforcement system management, while users are ensured a platform structured in such a way as to avoid “ageing”. It’s great know that you’re investing in something that one day will be able to be updated with just a click.’