Peavey Brings NWare Control to New Digitool Series Multiprocessors

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At InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Fla., Peavey announces that the new Digitool digital audio processors from Peavey Architectural Acoustics bring NWare processing and network control to mid-market contractor and live sound reinforcement applications. The new Digitool Series is a trio of multichannel digital audio processing and control systems—Digitool MX16, Digitool MX32 and Digitool Live—that provide stand-alone or network-based audio control in 8x8 or 16x16 I/O formats.

Peavey Digitool digital audio processors, from top: Digitool MX32, Digitool MX16, and Digitool Live

The new Digitool processors can be networked with NWare, the proprietary programming and control application of the Peavey MediaMatrix DSP system. The new Digitool models share a common processing platform with the Peavey MediaMatrix NION processor, providing ample headroom for running processing algorithms on a subset of Peavey’s technology.

The Digitool MX16 features eight inputs and eight outputs; the Digitool MX32 features 16 inputs and 16 outputs; and the Digitool LIVE features eight balanced XLR inputs and outputs for live-sound FOH applications. The new Digitool processors feature a full-color LCD display on the front panel, enhanced front panel navigation, individual input and output mutes, and five-segment LED arrays for input and output signal monitoring. The entire system may also be configured and controlled via a dedicated NWare-based GUI running on an external PC.

All three Digitool models feature a front panel USB port for interfacing with a PC for software updates. The rear panel includes an Ethernet port for programming or connecting to a network; eight control voltage ports; and two RS-485 ports, allowing for a wide variety of external control. All three models also include a globally compatible, 100-240V power supply.

Peavey states that the Digitool MX16, MX32 and Live will be available in Q3 2011 from authorized Architectural Acoustics dealers.

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