Meyer Sound (Berkeley, Calif.) has received its 33rd U.S. patent for the company's MAPP Online acoustical prediction software. MAPP Online is an Internet-enabled client-server system that allows modeling software running on Meyer's server to provide a computational back end to GUI software running on a user's computer. Designed for use by sound system designers and consultants, the system uses a Java applet and is free of charge for qualified users.
According to the company's Website, “The MAPP Online system generates accurate predictions of the performance of Meyer Sound loudspeakers in a given configuration within a venue.” To use the system, the user defines a venue's attributes and a choice and configuration of loudspeakers. The parameter data is then communicated to Meyer's server via Internet, drawing on a database of loudspeaker profiles to calculate the results. The server returns a color image to the user's computer to show the loudspeakers' expected coverage and frequency at any spot in the venue.
For more information or white papers on this technology, go to Meyer's Website at www.meyersound.com/news/2005/mapp_patent/.