Allen & Heath iDR-4

Mar 4, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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At the NSCA Expo 2004, Allen & Heath (booth 2322) will introduce iDR-4, which is based on the same technology as the iDR-8 system and ideal for smaller installations. iDR-4 is a 4-input/4-output digital processor with additional 2-input, 2-output, dual-function monitor channels.

Three new iDR products in the accompanying series of PL remote-controller panels will also make their NSCA Expo debut. PL-7 is a stand-alone or surface-mounted LCD panel, which, using Allen & Heath's PL-Anet interface on CAT-5 cable and connectors, enables remote display of status information and text messages that can be stored in the recallable memory settings. PL-8 is a 4-input/4-output logic control panel mounted on a wall plate that can be connected to PL-Anet. It is designed to interface external systems such as alarm systems, jukeboxes, screens and lights. The PL-9 hub is a 1U rack- or deskmount unit that provides up to seven individual connections to chains of PL devices, simplifying wiring and eliminating the need for complex daisy-chaining.

Allen & Heath also launched the latest version of the Windows-based iDR Software Manager that configures iDR hardware components into an integrated audio distribution system. Version 3.3 supports the new iDR-4 signal processor and PL-9 "hub" unit, and reflects Windows-style applications and navigation, including Copy, Paste and Save functions between presets and DSP devices. System Manager 3.3 comes with a powerful new interface to design virtual wall plates and enables control of the Allen & Heath iDR series of mixers from a PC running Windows 95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP.

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