Underscoring its commitment to making the Audia® Digital Audio Platform one of the most intuitive processing tools available, Biamp today introduced its new Audia 4.0 Software at InfoComm 06. Audia 4.0 is Biamp's PC accessible operating software for its line of Audia digital signal processors. An upgrade from version 3.8, Audia 4.0 provides integrators with unprecedented features that allow them to design audio networks quicker and more efficiently, while affording them the ability to take full advantage of all of Audia's capabilities.
The new Audia 4.0 makes system design and creation much more intuitive by providing a software layout and interface that is comparable with modern PC operating systems. This affords integrators with the ability to create configurable and dockable toolbars and to take advantage of the Windows XP Theme Engine when customizing buttons, toolbars, layout, etc. Other new, unique features include a daVinci™-style enhanced application framework and a revamped menu that will allow integrators to locate data and processing libraries quicker.
"Our goal is to empower our customers with the newest and most powerful software and hardware for creating high-impact audio networks," said Mark Behrens, Software Development Manager, Biamp. "That starts at the inception point when integrators first set out to design the network. With Audia 4.0's new layout and design features, integrators will find intuitive functions that will help them efficiently build sophisticated audio networks for today's state-of-the-art facilities."
Other new features of Audia 4.0 give integrators the ability to create more effective presets. Audia 4.0 provides preset control of individual block attributes, greatly reducing the amount of information recalled in each preset and allowing users to manipulate particular cross points within a component much quicker. Users also have the ability to add custom labels to wires and modify channel counts and other block initialization parameters.
The new user-friendly Audia 4.0 also offers enhanced line drawing features within the software's design interface. These new drawing features allow users to perform a number of tasks not previously available with Audia software, including manual routing of lines within a system layout, creating single-to-multiple block line drawings and utilizing time-saving keyboard shortcuts. These new line drawing capabilites along with the new preset control functions are available for the first time on Audia 4.0
Audia 4.0 is standard on all Audia processors as of June 5th, 2006. For more information on upgrading to Audia 4.0, Audia users can visit booth 2369 during InfoComm or Biamp.com .