July.26/ 2007 Filed in: What's Happening
Even though I hear that the fishing is great in Minnesota there will be none of that for Tommy who is attending the BOSCH Communications Systems Academy for the week getting his IrisNet/NetMax certification. BOSCH provides these intensive training sessions throughout the year at it's corporate headquarters in Burnsville, MN. CareySound continually trains so you don't have too.
From the introduction of the first IRIS (Intelligent Remote Integrated Supervision) software platform for amplifiers in 2002, EV has been developing a robust audio control protocol and new innovative audio hardware. The first was the RL line of remote controlled amplifier products. These amplifiers offered an amazing level of user control and monitoring, which brought reliability and ease of use to a wide range of users. Now EV is introducing the NetMax™ N8000, a comprehensive digital audio system controller — the next link in the IRIS-Net audio processing chain. IRIS-Net is EV’s answer to the ever-increasing complexity of audio system designs. It is a comprehensive software platform, which encompasses a huge array of control options. All aspects of the audio chain are under its supervision and control. The key areas of signal processing, supervision and signal routing are all manipulated under its shell.
The new NetMax N8000 is the central player in the IRIS-Net solution. It offers an extremely flexible hardware platform that allows for field level customization of the unit to nearly any application. This customization goes far beyond what is available today from other platforms. Everything from the matrix size and configuration to the processing power can be customized in the field, making it easy to design the best solution value for the customer.
Distributed vs. Central processing – The N8000 and IRIS-Net gives you both!
Now you don’t have to make the choice as to where your processing power resides. IRIS-Net gives you the ability to choose BOTH! IRIS-Net enables you to process all or part of the audio signal in a central component like the NetMax N8000 or to conduct the processing and supervision remotely at the amplifier. This gives the system designer incredible flexibility in designing the system. You can now design the system for the ultimate in reliability or design for efficiency and value. The IRIS-Net solution gives you all the hardware and software pieces to accomplish both objectives.
Open Architecture – Extensively Tested
The IRIS-Net software platform has been extensively tested in a variety of venues. Even prior to its introduction the system hardware and software underwent extensive testing and scrutiny. The software interface and hardware component design were made with the user and designer in mind. The open architecture of the hardware and IRIS-Net user protocol allow for the seamless functioning of external devices within IRIS-Net and its hardware components.
July.26/ 2007 Filed in: Special
If you didn't already know this, we are just a little Apple obsessed here at CareySound. All things Apple and Steve's newest toy defiantly ranks high as a necessity, and yes, John and I stood in line on the first day with the rest of the Mac faithful. Even Tommy shared in the excitement and ran out to get his very own new iPhone too.
And speaking of Apple, I have had a few people ask how careysound.com is produced. On a Mac PowerBook of course. The web software is RapidWeaver with numerous plugins and hand coding by John. The photo's are taken with various Cannon EOS digital camera's with an occasional iPhone shot and are edited with IPhoto and ImageWell.