EAW upgrades adaptive instantly with Resolution v2.3 software
Mon, 15 May 2017 10:03
Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the availability of Resolution v2.3
software. The software upgrade, available immediately to EAW Resolution users or
on the EAW website, provides users with a number of updates, including three
major features Spatial Equalization, improved Air Loss Compensation and a time-
saving Pre-set Recall function.
One of the core values of our Adaptive platform is upgradeability, explains Adam
Shulman, Director of Marketing and Applications Engineering. With this release of
Resolution, we are truly delivering on our promise of providing users with a system
that can expand and innovate, tangibly improving performance, via software alone.
The new Spatial Equalization (EQ) feature utilizes technology that allows users to
equalize parts of the coverage by simply selecting the audience areas in which the
change is desired and making an adjustment, resulting in tremendous time savings
during system setup. Spatial EQ eliminates the process typically required of system
engineers with traditional arrays, whereby the user must determine which part of
the array serves the section of the audience they want to affect, adjust, re-check to
see if the effect has been achieved or if there have been negative effects in other
sections, and then make further adjustments based on their findings. And because
Adaptive Systems have such a high transducer resolution, Spatial EQ offers far
greater precision and accuracy as compared to traditional mechanically-articulated
line arrays where adjustments can only be made to entire zones at a time.
The new version of Resolution also provides an Air Loss Compensation algorithm for
Adaptive systems, generating significantly greater high-frequency throw while also
improving HF consistency throughout the entire venue. Additionally, this feature
allows users to optimize the HF response of their system for different situations,
trading between headroom, throw and extension, providing up to 12 dB of additional
HF energy at distances of 300 feet or more from the array.
EAW takes pride in constantly re-examining real-world system usage to continue to
find opportunities to improve performance, even long after a product is launched
adds Shulman. The improved Air Loss Compensation algorithm is one such
example. The previous iteration of this technology worked very well, but with
Adaptive Systems we found ways to push it even further while using the same
hardware and without any added effort or investment from our customers.
Lastly, users can now easily store and recall system pre-sets via Resolution for
quick access. With this feature, radically different coverage and voicing settings can
be recalled within seconds with only a few mouse clicks, enabling users of all skill
levels to leverage the enormous power of Adaptive Systems. As an example, Pre-
set Recall could be used with a permanently-installed system to accommodate
different venue uses the main floor only, the main floor + the balcony, and only a
section of the main floor, as examples depending on attendance for a particular
event. This ensures that the sound system is directing energy only where there are
audience members, minimizing reverberation and enhancing clarity.