Powersoft has released new plugins supporting Mezzo Series and its non-DSP install dedicated amplifier platforms ranges for the Q-SYS and Crestron control ecosystems. These free-to-download plugins allow for user friendly network-based control of amplifier functionality via third-party systems.
They feature a refined, modern-looking interface, extended functionality, and a high level of user customisability, compared to legacy plugins for the format. In addition, a new Q-SYS plug-in supporting DSP+D versions of Duecanali, Quattrocanali, Ottocanali, X and T series is slated for release this summer with brand new functionality.
“Powersoft enables wide-ranging control and configuration of our amplifiers through our own ArmoníaPlus software, but we are also committed to ensuring interoperability with other popular control ecosystems,” said Michael Perry, Powersoft Application Engineer, North America. “Our new Q-SYS and Crestron plug-ins improve functionality and usability for any users integrating our premium amplifier technology with these popular products.”
Q-SYS and Crestron for Mezzo
The latest plug-ins extend third-party network-based interoperability to Powersoft’s new ultra-compact Mezzo half-rack installation amplifiers. For Mezzo, the new plug-ins allow Q-SYS and Crestron controllers to access numerous key functions, including power and standby, LED blink / identify, amplifier nickname, backup strategy mode, source selection priority, gain and mute control, polarity control, and user delay. Read-only functionality allows the control unit to additionally poll and display serial number, mains voltage, headroom meters, and a wide range of alarm notifications.
Control revitalised for non-DSP amplifiers
The new plugins for Duecanali, Quattrocanali, and Ottoconali Series update and improve control via Q-SYS and Crestron for the powerful install line’s non-DSP amplifiers. Users will now have full control over mute and unmute, gain attenuation, maximum output voltage, standby OFF, and the blink/identify function. Read-only access will relay the amplifier’s name, dip-switch configurations, alarm notifications, and metering.
Powersoft’s new Q-SYS plugins allow users to conveniently drag-and-drop control elements from the plugin to quickly create custom UIs without interrupting functionality or removing the control from the original plug-in UI. This allows users to situate and re-skin individual controls to create workflows optimised for their needs while maintaining underlying functionality and easily reverting to the original plug-in layout.
Supported Powersoft amplifiers can communicate with any Crestron 3-Series Processor via the new plugins. Integrators can choose Crestron Touch-panel, iOS, Android, PC, or Tablet formats to create custom graphics suited to anticipated use cases.
In addition to Q-SYS and Crestron, Powersoft products are now supported in numerous control eco-systems including those from Extron, Symetrix, Xilica and Atlona.