SoundTube introduces IP-addressable speaker system

SoundTube Entertainment has introduced an IP-addressable powered speaker system running proprietary 40 watts PoE (Power over Ethernet) input power to its speakers.

The SoundTube STNet system includes a rack mountable 16-port switch and power supply, and in-ceiling and surface-mount PoE-powered speakers.

SoundTube uses the CobraNet audio standard to power, set up and equalise each speaker on the network via its Ethernet cable.

Each speaker can receive different audio signals and is continuously monitored by the system to provide report-back status to the main control point.

Any failure in the speaker will immediately trigger an alarm (either visible or audible), and the system can be configured to send an e-mail message to the installer.

The STNet is compatible with all other CobraNet-enabled control systems, and multiple SoundTube switches may be linked for large speaker systems.

In addition to the 16 Ethernet ports, the STNet-Switch includes two gigabit ports for linking of switches and a WAN port for connection to an outside network.