BURNSVILLE, MN—Bosch Communications recently upgraded its IRIS-Net software—the proprietary digital audio networking protocol that works with the Electro-Voice brand of loudspeakers. It’s one comprehensive platform that lets integrators network speakers and send audio signals digitally, and even create a graphic interface. New advancements to IRIS-Net, according to product manager Ethan Wetzell, have increased the software’s functionality while simplifying its operation.
Like most software, IRIS has undergone numerous changes and refinements since its debut in 2002, so what’s special about IRIS-Net 2.0? New FIR-Drive technology and DSP integration are significant, says Wetzell. There is also a new peak anticipation limiter and new speaker settings for EV concert sound products.
Making this platform an “all-inone” solution simplifies the process for the integrator: “Addressing testing, GUI generation, DSP, all in different silos, is too steep a learning curve for your staff,” he said. “What we have created with IRIS-Net is a totally unified system.” As a total package, it is well suited for live sound venues, rental and staging, and the broad spectrum of commercial AV integration.
IRIS-Net 2.0 also supports remote monitoring and supervision for system diagnostics. Contractors can instantly troubleshoot the system if transducers aren’t operating efficiently or they suspect a wire was accidentally unplugged.
Another turning point for the software is its redesigned menu structure (tightened up for better navigation) and a project generator program for project creation from the ground up.
Wetzell added that in the current economic times, as people look to provide the best service and deals for customers, they also need long-term savings. Systematic efficiency for maintenance and service calls translate into peace of mind for the customer. “This is a platform for a more streamlined and unified operation, right out of the door,” he said.