Ateis introduces switching modes for IDA8 at ISE
Ateis is to introduce matrix and switching modes for its IDA8 modular public address and voice alarm system at this year's ISE show.
The controller, which can be built up into a zoned installation by adding slave units over IP and/or fibre optic connections, features on recent projects such as the Signal Iduna Park football stadium in Dortmund and Zurich railway station.
PA/VA installations for sports stadia and transport termini continue to grow in scale so all areas can be covered to ensure passengers and staff receive messages and information relevant to them. Switch mode has been added to the IDA8 family to make this possible and to increase the IDA8 system flexibility.
Both features can be achieved in the same IDA8 network: matrix mode is based on a single zone fed by one channel amplifiers; switching mode can use either one or up to four amplifiers to cover multiple zones, as long as there is enough wattage in the system.