Performance Manager gets Smaart
JBL Professional has released an update to its audio network configuration software, HiQnet Performance Manager, with version 2.1 providing measurement integration with versions seven and eight of Rational Acoustics’ Smaart analyser. This allows users of the Harman brand’s software to access measurement data in real time over a wireless network from a computer running Smaart.
Performance Manager 2.1 also brings a range of improvements to the software’s go-online mode, adds functionality to the select input sources mode, improves upon user groups and updates the line array control panel. Custom amplifier racks have seen improvements as have the add speakers mode, the new run show mode and the line array calculator. The error-reporting tool has new functionality and the speaker presets have been updated. Preset support for CSX F35 has also been added.
A number of bug fixes are part of the update as well, tackling issues such as the high CPU usage when meters were running, the loss of group EQ filters that were set to 1kHz and the opening file issue caused by Windows Localisation settings. A further update – Performance Manager 2.1.1 addresses a Generic Speaker creation issue and allows the software to be run on the same computer as Audio Architect.