- by Debi Moen
in New Gear
VUE Audiotechnik announced the immediate availability of its latest version of SystemVUE software. Directly addressing some of the most requested features from its growing user base, SystemVUE 3.8.20 provides full Dante networking support, significantly expanded parametric EQ functionality, and an even larger library of pre-loaded configurations addressing point source, line array systems, and subwoofer arrays.
More details from VUE Audiotechnik (www.vueaudio.com):
SystemVUE 3.8.20 supports Dante networking capabilities for all h-Class high definition powered systems, as well as VUEDrive systems engines. Dante integration allows users to select the Dante networked audio stream input in SystemVUE, enabling VUE systems to be part of a complete venue-wide Dante audio network. Dante networks can directly incorporate any VUE h-Class system, as well as al-Class and a-Class models powered by a VUEDrive systems engine.
In addition to Dante, SystemVUE 3.8.20 delivers a dramatically expanded library of pre-loaded factory configurations for easy deployment of common and atypical arrangements. The list includes multiple, application-specific VUEDrive configurations for al-Class systems, allowing optimization of array performance. New mixed configurations add support for individual VUEDrive units to power a and al Class full-range systems along with subwoofers. Finally, new factory configurations allow for easy setup of directional subwoofer arrays using VUE’s h-Class subwoofers with patented ACM technology and VUEDrive system engines powered al-Class Flyable subwoofers.
EQ capabilities are also dramatically improved with SystemVUE 3.8.20. Further leveraging VUE’s powerful embedded DSP, users can now access comprehensive filter options for each system. Each system equalizer has 10 filters, and each filter can be high pass/low pass, notch, shelving, peaking/dipping and all pass.
Other improvements available with the 3.8.20 update include expanded grouping options:
- Improved device information, including software/hardware synchronization status
- Analogue, AES/EBU and Dante fall-over capabilities for maximum reliability
- Expanded OS support for Windows 10 and iOS (pending Apple approval)
“Thanks to the powerful, state-of-the-art DSP at the heart of our h-Class and VUEDrive system engines, new features and usability enhancements will continue to come very quickly,” commented Ken Berger, CEO, VUE Audiotechnik. “This latest release directly addresses many of the most requested features from our users, and further demonstrates our commitment to providing powerful, easy tools that streamline their business, enhance creativity and validate their investment.”
SystemVUE 3.8.20 is compatible with current Mac and Windows operating systems, and can be downloaded directly from the VUE Audiotechnik website at: http://www.vueaudio.com/software-support/. SystemVUE 3.8.20 also includes support for iOS, which will be available free in Apple’s iOS App Store in the coming weeks, pending final approval from Apple.
All new h-Class and VUEDrive systems engines are being manufactured with Dante hardware and firmware already installed. h-Class and VUEDrive models purchased on or after Sept. 16, 2016 are eligible for a free Dante upgrade. Dante upgrade kits can also be purchased for all VUEDrive and h-Class systems purchased prior to September 16, 2016.