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New Features for AEQ Phoenix

Company introduces firmware advances for Phoenix Studio, Phoenix Mercury

AEQ has released several new features for the Phoenix Studio and Phoenix Mercury.

The new PhoenixControl remote control software allows users to remotely manage and configure all AEQ audio codecs — with the exception of the Phoenix Mobile — through any PC running on Windows. The remote control software delivers additional functions such as common and individual phonebook management with import/export utilities, events log, configuration save/load/reset, and remote high-resolution vu-meters.

AEQ provides as standard a single-codec version of the PhoenixControl software. Multi-codec management is also available for download at an additional optional license fee. The new software permits the user to visualize each installation as a tile of individual control windows or as a list.

The company also announced its advanced SNMP management system, which authorizes Phoenix codecs to communicate with up to three clients, allowing integration into an existing system (including equipment from different manufacturers). The SNMP provides general alarms such as no audio, and loss of connection, and if a problem is detected, the PhoenixControl software can examine the faulty unit in further detail.

The new multiple-unicast feature also announced by the Spanish company means Phoenix codecs can now send IP audio streams to multiple destinations, using standard broadcast and multicast addresses within local networks or a predefined list of remote IP addresses. Thus the operator can select a single contributing source from a remote network location and send to a central station. This feature, says AEQ, is particularly useful since it allows the operator to send the same program to several regions or transmitters using a single codec for transmission.