d&b Audiotechnik Introduces Far Field Noise Calculation Software

d&b is introducing NoizCalc, a new software tool to predict the far field noise emmission of open air events. Noise from outdoor entertainment events has become a serious topic, particularly as the number of events in populated urban environments increases. Gaining permission to stage an event frequently requires an official statement with a prediction of the noise impact on the surrounding areas.

NoizCalc is designed by d&b in collaboration with noise consulting and software development experts SoundPLAN, as the next tool in the d&b enabling technology portfolio. NoizCalc predicts sound propagation of multiple coherently emitting sources such as line arrays and subwoofer arrays. Using 3D terrain data the software accurately predicts the far field noise emmission across the terrain according to ISO 9613-2 and Nord 2000 standards, allowing system designers to predict any potential noise issues during the event planning stage.

Sabina Berloffa, Chief Marketing Officer at d&b commented: “Visitors to this year’s stand will see more clearly than ever how d&b is meeting the needs of customers, engineers and markets. NoizCalc is a straightforward solution for sound system designers who are now able to investigate how their loudspeaker systems will impact on a wider area. With SoundPLAN, our software development partner, we have found a counterpart who shares our vision to develop an easy to use noise prediction tool.”

From Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 April, everything that’s needed for mobile and permanent applications can be found at the 2016 Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, on the d&b stand, C15 in hall 3. Workstations will introduce NoizCalc software and provide a step by step guide to the d&b Workflow, from simulation to control. Meanwhile videos and graphics at the networking station will uncover the nuts and bolts behind the recently launched, Dante enabling, DS10 Audio network bridge.

For anyone looking to experience the products up close, the full loudspeaker family, from E- to Y-Series will be on display along with the new generation four channel amplifiers.