StormAudio launches new products and shares the company’s upcoming features roadmap, reinforcing its ongoing commitment to offering high-performing, feature-packed products that deliver seamless immersive experiences.
Nantes, France – In an online product launch and update conference hosted at its headquarters in Nantes, France, StormAudio unveiled its eagerly awaited ISP Core 16, the company’s newest addition to its acclaimed processors, together with an AoIP AES67 option for the ISP MK2 range. A completely redesigned cross-platform smartphone application was also presented, along with other significant feature updates that will be available in Q4 2021 and 2022.
LAUNCH OF THE ISP CORE 16
StormAudio made the worldwide announcement of the brand-new ISP Core 16 with presentations by CEO Olivier Thumerel and Product Manager Sebastien Gailleton. With a design based on the award-winning StormAudio ISP MK2 platform, this preamplifier/processor gives consumers a sleek, compact, and more accessible option that delivers StormAudio’s signature functionality and performance all in a 3U chassis. The product, manufactured in France, supports up to 16 channels and has the power to decode all the latest immersive formats—Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision—and do any post-processing, including Dirac Live, to optimize any speaker in any room straight out of the box.
All functionalities can be easily accessed by extensive control options; iOS and Android remote control apps, an IR remote control handset included, and compatibility with all major home automation providers. The ISP Core boasts an all-new advanced color display on the front panel that allows integrators to troubleshoot HDMI and codec issues directly from the front of the unit. Additionally, this is the first time a StormAudio processor has been available below MSRP €10,000/$12,000 USD*. The ISP Core will start shipping Q4 2021. Pre-orders are now being taken throughout the StormAudio global distributor network.
NEW AoIP AES67 MODULE
For its flagship sustainable ISP MK1 and MK2 platform, StormAudio is expanding the range with the addition of an AoIP AES67 option. The company has developed this new module to make the processors compatible with the increasing demands for AoIP application in different fields; especially for residential use cases, the module is fully compatible with DCI and Dolby ecosystems. The module supports up to 32ch input and 32ch output, based on merging ZMAN technology, and is Ravenna and Dante AES67 mode compatible. AoIP installations have full access to the ISP features, e.g., 32ch DSP processing, multi-theater and multi-zone management, Dirac Live and Bass Control in any room. This module is available now.
Aiming to make the user experience as seamless as possible, StormAudio has designed StormRemote Mobile, an app dedicated for smartphones that is compatible with both iOS and Android, so any end user can easily control their ISP processors. The app has been completely redesigned with a new responsive interface for the mobile, so key settings are at the user’s fingertips and are always easily accessible at any time.
Other unique game-changing features will also be coming to StormAudio processors later this year by way of software/firmware upgrades. Coming up first, later this month will be the in-house-designed proprietary StormXT engine, an ambiance channel expander that works in conjunction with existing upmixing algorithms to extract relevant audio signals from nearby speakers and redirect them to silent, unused speakers to make full use of all speakers in the theater. More information will come later this year on these important updates.
In addition to these landmark releases, there will be more exciting news to come from StormAudio in 2022.
Immersive Audio Technologies designs and manufactures high-quality audio amplifiers and processors in France, globally distributed under its primary brand StormAudio. The passion to deliver superior audio electronics is what drives the company. With headquarters in France and worldwide presence through its US subsidiary and Hong Kong office, Immersive Audio Technologies aims to provide premium technical support to its customers from fit to finish, at every stage of a project.