Compass RMS Simplifies Real-Time Loudspeaker Monitoring

Meyer Sound has announced Compass RMST, a new hardware and software solution that streamlines the real-time monitoring of Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems.

Building on Meyer Sound's remote monitoring technology, the new Compass RMS

system features the RMServerT, the purpose-built network hardware that
communicates loudspeaker performance data over Ethernet and twisted-pair
network. The control interface is now fully integrated into the CompassR 3.0
software, which supports both Mac and Windows. Compass 3.0 also serves as
the user interface for the GalileoR loudspeaker management system and the
CALT column array loudspeaker.

"By providing loudspeaker performance data in real time, remote monitoring
is a tachometer that gives users a window to the status of a system. It's an
important tool that helps protect our customers' investment," says Luke
Jenks, Meyer Sound's product manager for loudspeakers. "With its redesign,
Compass RMS is giving a significant boost to Meyer Sound's monitoring

With the control interface moved to Compass 3.0, users of Compass RMS can
perform mute, solo, and wink ID functions and monitor more than a dozen
parameters much more efficiently. These parameters include peak amplifier
power and voltage, average amplifier power, limiting, fan speed, and heat
sink temperature. Compass RMS adds the ability to automatically discover
RMS-equipped loudspeakers on the network, eliminating most data entry.

Compass RMS is built on the IEEE 1722.1 open standard for communication and
control. Using a standard router, Compass RMS can be controlled with a
wireless computer or a tablet. RMServer works independently of Compass, and
can send emergency notifications via email even when Compass is not

RMServer is backwards compatible with all Meyer Sound loudspeakers equipped
with an RMS module. RMS is an option for all loudspeaker models and the
MPS-488HP power supply. To deploy Compass RMS, users should purchase the
correct number of RMServer units, download the free Compass 3.0 software,
and perform a quick, one-time procedure to set each loudspeaker's ID code.

Each RMServer can connect up to 50 RMS-equipped Meyer Sound loudspeakers or
96 low-voltage loudspeakers using 12 RMS-equipped MPS-488HP power supplies.
Compass RMS starts shipping in May 2013. Visit the Meyer Sound website for more information or
visit the Meyer Sound stand F70 in Hall 8.0 at Prolight+Sound for a product


Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs
and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement
loudspeakers, digital audio systems, active acoustic systems, cinema sound
systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry.

Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading
worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks,
convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental
operations. Meyer Sound's main office and manufacturing facility are located
in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors
located throughout the USA and around the world.

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