The digital audio platform combines digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, programming software with touchless control and AI
AtlasIED, a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial environments, has devoted the past two years to develop a new digital audio platform that’s dramatically easier configure, install, and operate than traditional digital audio systems, but with the modularity, scalability, versatility and quality performance to support the audio needs of a wide range of commercial applications. Ideally suited for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments, and other commercial environments, AtlasIED’s new Atmosphere platform comprises an entirely new suite of innovative products featuring a host of revolutionary technologies.
Engineered to enable the utilization of touchless control, automation, and artificial intelligence, Atmosphere’s combination of digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, programming software, and controls sets a new operational and performance standard for digital audio systems. The components comprising the platform have been designed to work seamlessly together, to minimize training time and installation, configuration, and programming headaches for AV integrators, and reduce the learning curve for end-users.
“This product launch represents a new era for AtlasIED, signifying our commitment to the audiovisual community through a comprehensive product platform that offers unprecedented benefits to both integrators and end-users,” says John Ivey, president at AtlasIED. “The culmination of more than 480 man-months devoted to Atmosphere’s design, engineering, and execution, this platform launch and subsequent product rollouts positions AtlasIED as a leader in the digital audio industry and creates exciting business opportunities for technology integrators.”
Technologies Include Touch-less Control, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation
Gone are the days of multiple users touching the controls of a digital audio system to select sources, adjust the volume, and choose zones. Instead, Atmosphere enables each authorized user to manage the system from his or her own mobile device, lending a cleaner, more hygienic approach to control no matter which operating system is being utilized. Setup is simple: The controls of the Atmosphere digital audio processor populate automatically when a user’s mobile device scans the DSP’s QR code. Per parameters programmed initially into the system by the AV integrator, this QR code grants access to certain features; for example, allowing a manager to modify the schedule of outgoing messages, while staff is permitted to only adjust the volume level.
Leveraging this hands-off approach to control is Atmosphere’s revolutionary ambient noise compensation technology. Built into each Atmosphere DSP (two models are available) are multi-patented algorithms, which enable it to continually learn and adapt to changes in the environment. Through data collected and transmitted by an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor, the DSP comes to recognize patterns like the need to raise the volume at a bar during happy hour to compensate for high levels of ambient noise. Unlike systems that rely on external microphones to monitor the environment, Atmosphere™ uses artificial intelligence to analyze and respond to the predictable behaviors of its users, such as consistent commands issued from an Atmosphere volume controller, as well as data sent from an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor to the DSP.
The audio level isn’t the only setting that Atmosphere™ adjusts automatically. Messages uploaded to the DSP as WAV files can be dispatched according to a pre-programmed schedule based on priority or when triggered by an Atmosphere™ input device, such as a volume/source/zone selector. This level of automation affords AV integrators a digital audio solution that can be customized for exceptional operational convenience, efficiency, and performance. Adding another layer of customization is a built-in Tilter Filter™, which drastically simplifies tuning the audio for the specific room or zone with an easy-to-use feature that helps balance lows and highs.
“When a platform takes more than two years to develop and is multi-patented, you know it was built with intention,” says AtlasIED Director of Engineering and Product Management, Tom Lureman.
Interoperable Components Boast Attractive Industrial Design
Products currently comprising the Atmosphere™ digital audio platform include two varieties of digital signal processors (6-input/4-output AZM4 and 10-input/8-output AZM8; two amplifiers (400-watt AZA404 and 800-watt AZA804); six different plug-and-play accessories, including wall-mounted audio controllers (single- and multi-zone options); and remote audio inputs (RCA, Bluetooth, and XLR sources); and an ambient noise sensor. As many as 16 accessories can be daisy-chained to the AZM4 DSP and 20 to the AZM8. Plus, the entire Atmosphere™ lineup has been engineered to integrate with AtlasIED loudspeakers; integrators can use the preloaded EQ files in an Atmosphere DSP to easily tune the speakers for the specific application and environment. Boasting a clean, modern, industrial design, Atmosphere complements the aesthetic of most commercial environments.
See Atmosphere Live on July 28; Live Audio Demos on July 29, 30, and 31
There’s more in store for Atmosphere, as AtlasIED will continue to add products to the lineup in strategically planned phased releases. In the meantime, AV integrators are invited to attend a live 30-minute streaming event to learn more about the digital audio platform, hear AtlasIED’s plans for the future, and to participate in live audio demos of the product.
Integrators can register to attend the live product launch on July 28 at 12 p.m. EDT at www.atlasied.com/specialevent/newproductlaunch.com. To see the system in action, integrators can also register at https://www.atlasied.com/SpecialEvent/NewProductDemoRoom to attend live audio demonstrations on July 29, 30, and 31 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. EDT.