Underscoring the consistent, widespread adoption of Harman HiQnetâ„¢ system configuration and control protocol among audio professionals in the contracting and touring communities, the Harman Pro Group System Development & Integration Group (SDIG) today announced that the total HiQnet-enabled product count now stands at 90, including the new Crown Macro-Tech i Series. In making the announcement, SDIG Vice President Rick Kreifeldt announced the release of HiQnet System Architectâ„¢ Version 1.70.1 and also pointed to the fact that the worldwide user base of System Arcihtect now exceeds 16,000 registered users.
â€œThe HiQnet platform is becoming one of choice for successful audio professionals because the protocol and System Architect provide real value in designing, integrating, automating and operating an audio system,â€? Kreifeldt explained. â€œThe success that we are experiencing is down to our customerâ€™s feedback and input and can also be attributed to the reality that HiQnet is as much a business acceleration tool as it is an audio system management tool. HiQnet makes audio professionals more efficient, more consistent, higher performing and it cuts costs in setup, programming, training and labor.â€?
Among the new features added to HiQnet System Architect is the ability to control BSS Audio Soundwebâ„¢ London devices from System Architect Custom Control Panels by importing individual parameters from a design file open in HiQnet London Architectâ„¢.
Kreifeldt explains that the Harman Pro Group will showcase HiQnet products at the upcoming InfoComm â€™08 exhibition by arranging its demo room around typical real-world environments where audio professionals make use of HiQnet to design and implement unified systems for a variety of applications including education, worship, corporate AV and more. The education example will be a university system comprising of a Media Lab, a Small Classroom, a Student Cafeteria, a University Conference Center and a Performing Arts Center.
â€œWe now are in the fortunate situation whereby our user community is sharing ideas, information and system designs among one another and this marks an important milestone in HiQnetâ€™s evolution towards a standard,â€? Kreifeldt added. â€œWe are committed to continuing to engage our customers and partner manufacturers in pro AV and adjacent industries like network computing, semiconductor design and consumer AV to advance the value HiQnet provides.â€?
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