The result of this collaboration will be the development of a Crestron Integrated Partners control module which allows the LA4 and LA8 Amplified Controllers to be controlled and monitored in an open-platform Crestron system environment.
"The seamless integration of our platform into any Crestron-based system is an important move forward in our strategy to develop complete and integrated solutions for the permanent installation market," says Cedric Montrezor, head of fixed installation technical support for L-ACOUSTICS. "We are delighted to join one of the leaders in control hardware and touch panel manufacturing, and will soon be able to offer system designers and consultants solutions for our amplified controller platform to effectively communicate with other equipment within this open platform architecture."
In related news, L-ACOUSTICS has also introduced its new KARA modular line source system at Prolight + Sound 2010 in Frankfurt.
With a design inspired by the K1 stadium system, the system features a compact size and lightweight enclosure complying with rigging and visual limitations and the complementary SB18 subwoofer for reinforced LF contour applications. L-ACOUSTICS says that KARA delivers a considerable number of improvements over its predecessor: added LF resources for increased bandwidth and coherence, improved directivity control in the horizontal plane, vertical coverage capability and improved ergonomics thanks to an integrated rigging system and lighter weight.
With a horizontal directivity of 110 degrees and vertical inter-element variation up to 10 degrees, KARA is configurable to match any audience geometry.
KARA and SB18 will undergo a pilot phase until June 2010 with a handful of rental companies that will collaborate closely with L-ACOUSTICS' R&D team and technical support to validate rigging, system setup and preset libraries. The system is then scheduled to ship in September 2010.