AtlasIED Atmosphere platform has its global AV trade show debut, bringing InfoComm 2021 attendees a a revolutionary digital audio system that’s packed with advanced technology yet is simple to configure, install, and use.
PHOENIX, AZ – (October 23, 2021) – AtlasIED—a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial environments, will debut for the first time at a global AV industry trade show its award-winning AtlasIED Atmosphere™ digital audio platform. Launched successfully last year, Atmosphere™ comprises a complete ecosystem of interoperable products rich with advanced features. The platform has been designed and engineered to be dramatically easier to 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, particularly well-suited for restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, and retail establishments.
“At last, a product line that removes the complexity of configuration yet maintains ample flexibility in designing a digital audio system for different types of venues,” says Cliff Stromeyer of Phoenix-based integration firm, Trox. Adds Mike Harpster of Capital Electric Wire & Cable, New Berlin, Wisconsin, “This platform enables us to help our customers deliver rich audio content to workplaces like never before. The simplicity and capabilities that have been engineered into Atmosphere™ make it a major game-changer for our clients. With the many plug-and-play wall-plate controls, getting a space up and sounding great is easier than ever before.”
For its InfoComm debut of AtlasIED Atmosphere™, the company will showcase several key components of the system, including an 8-zone and 4-zone audio processor (AZM8 and AZM4), wall-mounted controllers for volume, source and zone selection; remote input devices for RCA, XLR, and Bluetooth; a technologically advanced ambient noise sensor, and 400- and 800-watt, 4-channel power amplifiers. All of the components interoperate seamlessly, minimizing training time and installation, configuration, and programming headaches for AV integrators, and reducing the learning curve for end-users. Also setting Atmosphere™ apart from other digital audio solutions are integrated technologies including touchless control, automation, and artificial intelligence. Together, these features provide commercial establishments with a simpler, more convenient way to manage audio, resulting in greater customer and employee satisfaction and engagement.
New Black Wallplates and Accessories Blend in Better
New to the Atmosphere™ line is a choice of black wallplates and accessories. They join the platform’s original white wallplates and accessories as an option that blends better with the color schemes and construction materials of many hotels, bars, restaurants and other environments.
Firmware Update Introduces New AV Integrator-Inspired Capabilities to Atmosphere™
Additionally, AtlasIED will demonstrate Atmosphere’s new 2.0 firmware update, which introduces several new capabilities to the system. Stemming from integrator requests, recently implemented features include:
- Stereo and subwoofer support to produce dynamic, multi-dimensional music playback;
- bell scheduling for automatic notification of class dismissals, lunch breaks, and other events;
- room combine which enables large areas like conference rooms and banquet halls to be divided into multiple independent audio zones, and;
- self-healing accessories, which enables replacement Atmosphere™ components to be added to an installed system and be recognized and configured automatically.
“Atmosphere™ signifies 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. “AV companies can take full advantage of the numerous benefits afforded by this innovative digital audio solution in a wide range of commercial environments, from the smallest cocktail lounge to the largest luxury hotel. Further, this platform and subsequent product rollouts and system refinements positions AtlasIED as a leader in the digital audio industry and creates exciting business opportunities for technology integrators.”
Revolutionary Features Set a New Digital Audio Standard: Touchless 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 audio data 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.
InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s Atmosphere™ platform as well as several new product introductions. To see the entire Atmosphere™ product portfolio and learn more about the digital audio platform, please visit https://www.atlasied.com/atmosphere. The Atmosphere family of products is currently in stock and shipping.