FAIRPORT, NY--The latest release of IRIS-Net software includes a wealth of additions and enhancements, adding more performance and flexibility to this powerful configuration, control and monitoring software package.
This release provides a significant expansion of the Electro-Voice NetMax N8000 Digital Matrix Controller Task Engine by adding a variety of new logic blocks, including delay, timer and debounce, as well as newly added functions for control of RCM-810 modules. These powerful additions allow a greater level of flexibility when programming complex logic sequences for custom applications. Additionally, the inclusion of the RCM-810 functions allows a user to configure the GPIs and GPOs of the RCM-810 module to interact with the logic functions of the NetMax Task Engine. This provides the ability to expand the existing GPI/O ports on the N8000 hardware for remote digital control interface.
Another major addition is the inclusion of a brand-new speaker protection algorithm for RCM-26 and Tour Grade Series amplifiers. The Thermal Energy Protection and Management Limiter (or TEMP Limiter) is an advanced DSP algorithm that is able to calculate and track the voicecoil temperature and apply specific gain reduction as needed to maintain the temperature of the components within safe margins. This is a different method to simply applying RMS limiting or peak limiting, because it is a dynamic behavior that has been tailored to how the program material, DSP and amplifier interact with the actual transducer components, as opposed to simply applying a set of control rules to the drive level based only upon the electronics. The TEMP Limiter actually works with the specific characteristics of the transducers it is driving, based on a behavior model derived from specific transducer characteristics and parameters measured and created by Electro-Voice loudspeaker engineering. The combination of the TEMP Limiter with the Existing Peak Anticipation Limiter (PA Limiter) provides the industry’s most advanced and best-sounding loudspeaker protection package.