IoT Amps are the next step forward in pro audio systems. It just makes sense. To begin with, pro audio systems are made up of interconnected devices work together to provide sound support. And IoT provides a next-level platform for interconnected devices. It seems so obvious!
But what are the real benefits that IoT provides to a pro audio amplifier? Well, here are five of the top benefits you will notice immediately:
1. Remote Monitoring & Control
First, you can check-in on your installed systems and make adjustments from anywhere without the need for a VPN. In short, IoT amps are constantly feeding performance data to the Cloud and it’s all just sitting up there for you to look at from the comfort of your couch. Plus, no matter where you are, you can feed information to the cloud as well. Therefore, you can make changes to the amplifier settings or DSP without ever actually going to the venue. PLUS, this provides the opportunity for installers to set up reoccurring revenue contracts with their clients for ongoing system maintenance.
The video blow demonstrates 3 ways to connect the amps (including wi-fi):
2. Automatic Updates
Secondly, it’s important for your installed systems to remain up-to-date in order to maintain optimum performance. Now, thanks to IoT technology, manufacturers can deliver amplifier updates to the cloud and you can keep your systems updated at all times, without even thinking about it. For example, just like your phone tells you when there are new updates available.
3. Speaker Tunings & System Presets
Need speaker tunings or system EQ settings? No problem! Installers can save all speaker tunings and system settings and store them in the cloud where they can access them whenever they want. Furthermore, manufacturers are also able to send these types of downloads into the cloud and make them available to the installer. As a result, there is no need to visit a separate website and download files. Everything is available in one place and easily accessible from anywhere.
The video below demonstrates how to import and export settings to the amplifier:
4. Push Notifications
Fourth, if any errors or faults occur, hear from the system first – not from the client or venue. For instance, push notifications can be sent directly to your mobile or desktop devices whenever the system detects an error or fault. Thus, you’ll be able to proactively pinpoint where the event has occurred and begin taking steps to resolve it, most likely before anyone at the venue even notices. Therefore, this can cut back on system downtime dramatically.
5. System Performance Data
Access all of the system data at anytime from anywhere. You’ll be able to maintain reports on error logs, fault logs, energy consumption, output performance, and more.