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Harman Professional launches HiQnet System Architect 2.1

Building on the new workflow principles and operational paradigms introduced with HiQnet System Architect 2.0, Harman Professional recently made its new System Architect 2.1 available to HiQnet users worldwide. The upgrade, which went live Dec. 17, allows System Architect to automate many of the more time-consuming system design tasks. System Architect 2.1 also provides greater compatibility between HiQnet devices from Harman Professional’s brands including Crown, JBL, dbx, AKG and BSS Audio.

New with Version 2.1 is support of the new Crown PIP-USP4/CN card and control of the AKG DMS 700 digital wireless system via the AKG HUB 4000 Q. The latter enables frequency coordination of the DMS 700 and can be controlled with one-click setup from AKG’s plug-in, producing discrete, intermod-free frequencies for the entire wireless system on the fly.

The upgraded System Architect can now take multiple like devices within racks and arrays and automatically group them into master panels. These are then made accessible from associated icons directly in the venue. Additionally, user-defined panels can be assigned to racks, arrays and areas.

Additional features added to System Architect 2.1 include the ability to readdress devices directly in the venue, both online and offline; the ability to reorder devices in racks and arrays by address; and a new region indicator control for use in advanced custom panel design. The user interface is upgraded to include a file load progress bar and also provides enhancements to the intelligent network troubleshooter to assist with solving network complications.