Genelec Smart IP Installation Loudspeaker Overview – ISE 2020

Genelec Smart IP Installation Loudspeaker Overview – ISE 2020


Hi! It’s Howard from Genelec here at ISE 2020. We’re here on the booth and I’m just going
to give you a walk around and show you what we’ve got on display here this year. This time last year we had Smart IP technology. We previewed what Smart IP could do. We didn’t have any product at that point. It was just a kind of a proof of technical concept. In the last year we’ve given birth
to two Smart IP loudspeakers, so we have the 4420 and
the 4430 here on the booth. We think that Smart IP is
the future of installed audio. So I’m going to walk around here
and show you Smart IP products and tell you just a little bit about them. Here we are. We have the two models here – 4420 and 4430. What is Smart IP? It’s a technology we’ve developed that enables these loudspeakers to function via a single standard CAT cable, which provides power, audio and
loudspeaker management. So what that gives the installer is the ability
to deliver exceptional quality audio, but with reduced installation costs, far less cabling
and less man-hours involved in the setup process. That all adds up to significant savings
in both time and money. To talk about the technology, both of these speakers, on the rear panel, have an single RJ45 connector into which the incoming CAT cable
delivers Power over Ethernet, an audio IP stream that could be AES67 or Dante and it gives access to our
Smart IP manager software. That enables the installer to set up an almost infinite
number of rooms, zones, channels, loudspeakers and it provides device discovery, room
equalization and organization and monitoring of the entire
speaker system on the network. That’s designed for the installer
to use during the setup phase, but then after that we’ve got
a public API command set that will enable these speakers to integrate
with a third-party automation system. So we can pass end user control
of basic day-to-day parameters like power, volume, loudspeaker pre-sets etc. So that’s kind of the brains behind Smart IP, but all of that would mean nothing if
the audio quality wasn’t exceptional. Of course, being Genelec the clarity and intelligibility of these speakers
is second to none. Also has very uniform in-room coverage. So what that means is, because the off-axis response of these speakers is so clean and uncoloured, it means that wherever the listener
is situated in relation to the speaker, he is going to get a good listening experience and this is obviously a real benefit when you have multiple listeners scattered in
random locations around the room. In addition to that, our Smart IP manager
Software gives the installer control of EQ, delay and playback level,
for each of the speakers. So you can truly optimize every loudspeaker for
the acoustic environment in which they work in. They can be quickly re-configured for
different applications if necessary. They’re designed for long product life, low
power consumption, super high reliability and they’re available in black,
white, 120 RAL colour finishes, so you can pretty much colour match
these with any interior design. And we have a wide range
of mounting accessories, so weather you need to floor-mount them, table-mount them, wall, ceiling or truss-mount them, you can pretty much put these
speakers wherever you want to. That’s Smart IP. We’re here in Hall 3, Booth B-115,
so come and check it out. Thanks.

Danny Hutson

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