Powersoft offers interactive product showcase across 2 stands

Powersoft gave ISE visitors a tour of its Dynamic Music Distribution (DMD) systems as well as a “haptic experience” when it exhibited in Barcelona.

The Italian audio manufacturer showed its products across two stands with DMD dominating the main booth: 7#M700.

DMD allows integrators to scale inputs and zones efficiently with dynamic routing capabilities embedded on its amplifier platforms. This is designed to make it simpler to dynamically route music and other signal sources along with control signals between different zones and across multiple amplifiers, independently of source location and without the need for a centralised DSP.

To demonstrate the combined capabilities of Powersoft’s Mezzo amplifiers, ArmoníaPlus, WM Touch and SYS Control App, Powersoft’s booth walls featured interactive panels, representing three different DMD application examples, allowing visitors to physically explore the various combinations achievable with these applications.

On a second facing stand (#7K670), Powersoft showed how Mover, a patented low-frequency direct-drive/tactile transducer, can deliver an immersive haptic experience. Visitors experienced the vibrations from 12 inertial drive version Movers at 4Ω, powered by three Quattrocanali DSP+D amplifiers, situated under the floor panels. An interactive videowall displayed content in sync with the transducers. Two of the Movers were exposed by plexiglass floor panels, enabling visitors to take a closer look at the haptic technology in action.

Mover [demonstrated above] can localise and sync haptic feedback to video projection and sound, which Powersoft says can allow system integrators and audio system designers to turn a venue into a multi-modal space without an expensive AV upgrade. It can also create different haptic feedback for different zones, ensuring that sound reproduction is matched with the video projection being displayed.

The ability to localise sound and haptic feedback across a venue means visitors can receive individualised experiences based on where they are standing, reducing sound spillovers and low frequencies to adjacent rooms or neighbouring venues.

Mover is suited to various applications, including 4D cinemas, visitor attractions and venues with vibrating acoustic floors.

Featuring an external coupler that lets users connect its moving mass to the receiving surface, Mover can be used in direct-drive applications in which the transducer is anchored to an immovable surface and the moving magnet is connected to a movable surface, such as a floating floor or a chair, to efficiently produce dramatic effects.

Mover was recently installed at the Illuminarium in Atlanta, an entertainment venue listed as a project finalist in the Applied Technology category of the 2022 Inavation Awards.

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