Crestron has begun shipping its complete line of new Avia DSPs, which consists of five models and promises a full range of professional-grade features in order to streamline audio programming, commissioning and expansion in meeting rooms and video conference rooms.

While some Avia DSP models are now available to integrate into commercial AV projects, Crestron has confirmed that its top of the line Avia DSP-1283 will begin shipping in January 2017. This model provides high-performance AEC and promises to meet most professional standards on all 12 channels.

Avia DSP-1283 supports audio conferencing via VoIP and POTS, as well as USB connectivity for video conferencing via a Crestron RL 2 Skype for Business solution, or BYOD presentation using Crestron AirMedia wireless gateway. Installers will be pleased to note that Crestron’s Avia DSPs have I/O expansion via the Dante audio network.

The Avia DSP-1283 will sit at the top of the company’s Avia line-up, but the company also has the DSP-1282, DSP-1281, DSP-1280 and DSP-860, all which support Crestron’s Avia audio tool for audio design and programming.

“The Avia platform delivers a new level of performance and simplicity for audio professionals,” notes Dennis Fink, audio technology manager at Crestron. “Programming, tuning, and expanding meeting room audio is actually easy with the Avia Audio Tool, which is loaded with powerful built-in tools, including channel strips with microphone and speaker profile presets, a real-time analyser and an exceptional echo canceller. Plus, audio controls and even VUs can be exported to touch screens in a small fraction of the time it used to take.”

The new DSPs are a part of the new Crestron suite of Avia Audio Solutions, which also includes a companion line of network-controlled and monitored multichannel amplifiers. Avia Audio Solutions are engineered to work together and have been specifically designed for installation in huddle spaces, presentation rooms and collaboration rooms.

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