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Lab.gruppen introduces D Series at InfoComm 2014

At InfoComm 2014, Las Vegas, Lab.gruppen unveiled D Series, a new flagship install-dedicated 4-channel DSP amplifier platform. Drawing upon experiences and new technologies developed recently as the company’s flagship PLM 20000Q – built primarily for the high-end touring market – increasingly became the preferred choice for consultants in demanding stadia and arena installations, D Series represents an advanced install-dedicated platform by Lab.gruppen.
The D Series platform is available in two distinct variants – one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems – each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers a well-established and proven package of Lake Processing DSP with analogue, AES and a Dual-redundant Dante network solution; supported by the development of new custom software to provide extensive integration potential with most key systems manufacturers. With the Tesira variant of D Series, comes a potent new collaboration between Lab.gruppen and Biamp Systems. This has resulted in dedicated models equipped with Tesira DSP, with AVB audio and control, to offer amplifier and DSP platform integration designed to ensure seamless interoperability between respective systems.
Available in three power configurations (8000 W, 12000 W and 20000 W total power output), each available in either variant, D Series also heralds the debut of Lab.gruppen’s Rational Power Management (RPM) technology.
Klas Dalbjorn and Hakan Gustaffson Lab.Gruppen D Series
Klas Dalbjorn (Product Research Manager) and Hakan Gustaffson (Product Manager) present Lab.Gruppen D Series. Click on the image for a large picture of D 200-4 models.
RPM allows truly flexible power allocation across all channels to ensure the most efficient and rational use of total amplifier inventory.
At the heart of RPM, lies the unique ability for each model to deliver up to 5000 W output on any single channel, even on the lower power models, leaving the remaining available power to be allocated freely to the other channels. This enables more optimized system design, with each channel being tailored to the precise requirement of the load.
D Series reinforces Lab.gruppen’s position in ‘real’ green amplifier technology, having evolved from the tested and proven amplifier and patented power supply technology found in the PLM 20000Q. Augmenting green credentials is a new software suite called CAFE (Configuring Amplifiers For the Environment). In addition to providing full system surveillance capabilities as well as RPM configuration, CAFE also includes an innovative design aid in the form of ESP (Equipment Specification Predictor) that provides an optimized recommendation for specifying D Series into the project, including model and number of amps, heat generated, channel distribution and current draw. All coming together to enable more accurate mains management, avoiding over-specification of UPS (where required, such as in mission-critical PA/VA applications) and installed cooling systems.
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