Yamaha’s ProVisionaire Touch App for iPad has officially broken cover at InfoComm 2015, promising to allow wireless remote control of MTX and MRX series signal processors via ‘easily’ designed custom control panels.
The MTX and MRX processors are a key component of Yamaha’s Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) series, and can already be managed by WiFi.
Despite the in-built WiFi, Yamaha had, until now, not released a simple-to-use control App that would allow installers to tweak the MTX and MRX on the fly from a device like the iPad.
Now the ProVisionaire Touch App promises to deliver just that, but keeps the control in installers hands, allowing them to create the bespoke requirements needed for the installation in hand – if it be a conference room, retail store, restaurant, banquet hall or a house of worship.
ProVisionaire Touch’s goal is to make it easy to arrange faders, switches, graphics and other widgets via its user interface.
This will allow installers to create original touch control panels that match the requirements of the installation and the controls.
Yamaha has strived to make it as easy as possible and guarantees that little programming knowledge or experience will be needed.
Multiple pages can be created, allowing for optimised control panels with individual presets and parameter setting for different zones and/or users.
Three passcode levels can be used to limit user access to specific control panels, which should, in theory, enhance security and the overall operating convenience.
Rather than create its own control panel, Yamaha decided to utilise the power of Apple’s iPad, which the company says requires little fuss when it comes to mounting – with countless mounts already available on the market from third parties.
“At Yamaha we are always ready to respond to feedback and requests from our customers, so that users benefit from sound systems that truly satisfy their needs,” says Yamaha PA department manager Ken Hiraoka.
“Used in combination with MTX and MRX series signal processors, we are sure that the ProVisionaire Touch app will make a significant contribution to smoother, more efficient system design and setup, as well as improved operating ease and comfort.”
ProVisionaire Touch is scheduled for release at some time during the summer of 2015 and is currently available for demonstration at the company’s InfoComm booth 727.