ASL Safety & Security has released Vipedia, a life-safety rated networked DSP audio system.
ASL Safety & Security has released Vipedia, a life-safety rated networked DSP audio system. Vipedia is ASL’s first product for the professional audio industry and aims to bridge the gap between pro audio networks and life safety systems. It is a Dante-enabled, voice alarm-compliant audio routing and distribution system. It conforms to voice alarm systems standards while providing audio quality and digital networking capacity for pro audio installers.
The system is modular ˗ option cards plug into the back of the unit, providing various processing, control and interface functions. The software and hardware is partitioned for ‘life-safety’ and ‘non-life safety’ functions. This enables a set of DSP functions to be built without compromising the operation of the system in an emergency. Vipedia will be powered by the VIPA software engine and have the ability to import 2D and 3D models directly from standard CAD packages.
A number of audio networking techniques are included, allowing large distributed systems to be built and facilitate integration with professional high-power amplifiers. In particular, the adoption of Audinate’s Dante network protocol has enabled the first collaboration with Swedish amplifier manufacturer, Lab.gruppen. Vipedia integrates with Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series Powered Loudspeaker Management systems, which are also based on Dante, enabling fully integrated control, monitoring and audio all on the same network as well as low latency, tight synchronisation and full redundancy for all channels on the network. Vipedia runs on industry standard 100Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet networks.
March / April 2010