EAW in Whitinsville, Mass., launches Resolution software driven by EAW’s proprietary FChart acoustics modeling software. Resolution offers significant enhancements by using measured 3-D acoustic data to accurately predict performance within a specified venue.
EAW Resolution software displaying an NTS250 subwoofer array in a cardioid configuration.
EAW principal engineer Nathan Butler states, “EAW Resolution is extremely powerful and user friendly, uses accurately measured acoustic data, performs real-time load analysis on each mechanical junction, and most importantly, displays the results in an easy-to-interpret manner.”
Resolution allows users the ability to calculate the mechanical load of the array along with the acoustic interactions that occur with a multiple array setup. Environmental conditions, such as user-defined temperature and humidity, can also be factored into the calculations. Further, real-time mechanical analysis is done on each loudspeaker enclosure and flybar to precisely display force limitations based upon the user-entered mechanical design factor. Users can manually enter arrays of EAW loudspeakers or create them with an embedded auto designer.
EAW Resolution software displaying a KF740 array with a frequency response plot of a location within the venue.
Venue views include side and top-down orientations, complete with zoom capability. Output levels are displayed by varying color using a variety of methods, including 1/3-octave and broadband SPL, A and C weighted. The direct SPL level and actual frequency response at any point in a venue can also be viewed. Users can print reports, as well as store and recall venue and array settings with a click of a mouse.
Currently, EAW Resolution supports EAW line array products including the KF740, KF730, KF737, KF760, KF761, NTL720, JFL118 and JFL210. Once installed, EAW Resolution can be updated by using the data files available from the EAW Website.