Providing systems integrators in the European transportation and infrastructure markets with a robust, high-performing life safety paging system with airport Flight Information Display System (FIDS) software, Harman Professionalâ€™s IDX Information Delivery System today made its European debut at ISE 2011. Capitalizing on the advanced design capabilities of Harmanâ€™s HiQnetâ„¢ System Architectâ„¢ and coupling that with paging specialist Com-Net Softwareâ€™s ECLIPSX FIDS, the co-developed Harman IDX System features Crown CTs, and BSS London technologies. The combined result is great sounding, highly reliable audio networks with application-engineered interfaces and control in a versatile, cost-efficient package.
According to Van Williamson, Sales & Marketing Manager Commercial Systems, Harman Professional, IDX provides European integration professionals with an array of attractive features and benefits that, essentially, deliver the best of both worlds. â€œIDX builds on the best-performing audio components and software and the transportation communityâ€™s justifiably-preferred interface and software. We look forward to working with
members of the European integration community at ISE and in the months ahead to provide this complete solution to a host of new customers in the transportation and infrastructure markets.â€?
Using System Architectâ€™s unique, market-proven room design toolsets, paging and evacuation zones can be easily designed and stored as templates. System Architect seamlessly and automatically issues the zone and associated amplifier channel information to Com-Netâ€™s ECLIPSX system and the Com-Net ECLIPSX will in turn monitor and control the HiQnet system. Featuring these advanced system design and control capabilities and BSS London and Crown CTs audio networking and performance, the IDX System is a powerful, unified communication system: operators can monitor the status of every critical component of a system for status and full control over recording, playback, volume, and scheduling of audio and visual messages.
Chad Timms, Vice President, Product Development, Com-Net software said today, â€œThrough its broad array of professional systems for the worldâ€™s leading artists and performance facilities, Harman raised the expectation level for professional grade audio systems. Now with the IDX systems, Harman is bringing those same quality and design capabilities to the transportation market and partnering with our industry-leading information delivery system. I am confident that our European channel partners and customers â€” and indeed the flying publicâ€” will appreciate this improvement in information quality and sound quality!â€?
In addition to showing IDX at ISE, Harman Professional will be showcasing its range of professional and commercial audio systems and HPAV family of elite brands including Mark Levinson, Revel, JBL Synthesis and Lexicon. The Harman stand will include a demonstration area that will showcase how System Architect can be used to configure and control a typical House of Worship / Performing Arts system using AVB. Harman will also be an active participant at the AVnu Alliance pavilion with a demonstration of an Avid Venue console with a Lab X Technologies card installed passing AVB audio over a Marvell switch to a Crown amplifier.
Harman HiQnet is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across Harmanâ€™s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Signature Technologies, Inc. dba Com-Net Software is a leading provider of Audio-Visual Customer Communication Systems for the transportation, retail, hospitality, education and healthcare industries. Com-Net is a market leader in providing sophisticated turnkey solutions that include hardware, software, installation, maintenance and support throughout North America.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets â€“ supported by 15 leading brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark LevinsonÂ®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Companyâ€™s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.