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.
Since every VUE DSP-enabled loudspeaker or processor ships with SystemVUE networking capabilities already onboard, and since every VUE DSP-based product was designed from the ground up to be part of the SystemVUE network, once connected, the software allows users to access any single product, or entire networks of them, through a highly intuitive user interface. Device and network-specific windows make optimizing and monitoring easy, with controls for input/output levels, volume, mute, delay, input sources and the ability to monitor a broad list of parameters right up front and within easy reach. SystemVUE automatically creates a usable TCP/IP-based network without requiring manual operator intervention or special configuration servers. Any VUE DSP-enabled system will automatically recognize and connect to virtually any kind of IP configuration including DHCP-based networks, a fixed IP network, or even an ad hoc network (directly connecting to a computer via Ethernet cable).
In addition to Dante, SystemVUE 3.8.20 now 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 utilizing VUE’s h-Class subwoofers with patented ACM technology and VUEDrive system engines powered al-Class Flyable subwoofers.
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 and 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. 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 September 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.