Ateis will unveil IDA8 at PLASA

AUTHOR: Inavate

PLASA 2010 will provide the first major public showcase for Ateis International’s new integrated public address (PA) and voice alarm (VA) system, the IDA8.

Combining digital audio signal processing, matrix control, message play-out and microphone capability, the unit is the latest step in the development of Ateis’ PA/VA products.
With extended DSP memory and communications capability, the IDA8 is more technologically sophisticated than its predecessor, the IDA4, but it is also easier to use and set up. 
The IDA8 Master system controller features eight analogue audio inputs and eight analogue outputs. There are eight alarm control inputs and eight output relays, which can be programmed according to priority and the requirements of the user.
The Master unit is set up from a PC, which can then be disconnected, allowing the IDA8 to run independently. IDA8 Slave units can be added to expand a system, according to the size of an installation. Master and Slaves each offer up to four hours of WAV format audio capability, with an option for uploading message files using Ethernet link.
IDA8 can run on Ateis-Net networking technology, creating either a Local Network, handling up to 256 priorities for a maximum of 256 zones, or a Global Network, connecting up to 32 Master units covering 32 x 256 zones. Units can be connected using copper, fibre or IP circuits.
The new system complies with the main industry standards, EN 54-16 (VACIE&FACIE), BS 5839-part 8 and ISO 7240-16, and is currently with accredited testing houses awaiting EMC compliance.