Real Ethernet Backbone pays Interoperability Dividend as HARMAN Crown Audio debuts “Powered By Crown” Apple® iPad Control Application at Prolight & Sound 2011
FRANKFURT, Germany — Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, HARMAN Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown” iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through HARMAN HiQnet™ System Architect™.
“Building amplifiers that can operate on an Ethernet network provides us with unlimited expansion opportunities and the addition of an iPad application couples our industry-leading amplifier technology with control and monitoring capabilities that make system control infinitely simpler,” stated Marc Kellom, Director, Marketing for Crown.
A strategic long-term commitment to Ethernet by Crown means that users have access to everything that is based on the technology. Its speed, price point, superior reliability, and wide deployment as a fundamental make it the best choice for enhancing the capabilities of amplifiers on a network.
Inputs, routing, load monitoring, metering, thermal conditions and levels are all controllable through the app. Crown’s unique commitment to Ethernet technology for cost efficiency and seamless integration makes this application simple to deploy and make it possible for both legacy and future Crown products to offer the same compatibility with the iPad/iPhone application.
This application will also be compatible with the iPod Touch and is now available on Apple’s iTunes store.
HARMAN HiQnet™ is the world's first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. HARMAN HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across Harman’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.