SymNet Designer Version 6 for Windows is now available for public download from www.symnetaudio.com. The primary focus of the release is the addition of Acoustic Echo Cancelling (AEC) functionality to the SymNet platform. This process operates entirely within SymNet’s onboard DSP and requires no outboard cards or additional hardware. The system is capable of running up to eight channels of AEC in any of the SymNet family DSP devices.
Because the module is not directly tied to either a hardware or expansion card input, its audio and reference inputs can be derived in a number of different ways and changed on demand to suit different room configurations or alternate conferencing hardware.
SymNet’s control capabilities have been further enhanced with the Control String Output module. This allows SymNet to issue serial string commands to outboard devices over RS-232. This control module allows system designers to embed a command string of up to 63 characters in ASCII or Hex format. The command is then issued from the SymNet device over the RS-232 communication port.
SymNet Designer 6 also includes an assortment of site files and super-modules, which appear onscreen as single objects but have multiple processing objects nested inside. Ready-made super-modules, such as an input processing module or speaker manager, can be imported into a site file to save time during a project’s design phase. Site files include all aspects of a system design, including processing modules, audio pathways and parameter settings. The included site files can be used as templates or starting points for more specific project designs.
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