Over and over again, customers interested in Rane’s EXP7x Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC) for the HAL1x asked for this solution. Their problem is, there’s no way – conduit or otherwise – to get the ten mics and two lines in each of several conference rooms to an AEC and the interconnect for VoIP, video codecs (remember those?), control systems, et cetera. Enter the HAL1x approach below. Continue reading
Here are two short impromptu videos from the InfoComm 2013 show floor.
The first quickly reviews the four HAL products – the HAL1 through HAL4.
HAL Evolves at InfoComm – Video #1
The second video gives a brief overview of the HAL1x’s four EXP expansion devices – the newest is the EXP7x acoustic echo canceller. It also reviews the new Web Controls feature for any HAL device. (Boy, I sure sound nervous – I had to “wing it” and without a script or the makeup department!)
HAL Evolves even more at InfoComm – Video #2
Here’s a preview of Halogen 4.0’s products announced at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, June 2013.
- Drag and drop Acoustic Echo Canceling for the HAL1x in the new EXP7x Expander.
- Completely customizable Web Control of any HAL using almost any device with a web browser – no Apps required – just a smart phone, tablet and/or PC
- The new HAL4 with 2-channel drag-and-drop DSP.
New Halogen 3.0 supports 5 new HAL System devices and includes the new 512 x 512 audio channel Expansion Bus.
The new Expansion Bus surpasses any and all Ethernet-based control and audio transport solutions (e.g., CobraNet, Dante, and yes, even Ethernet AVB) since it allows HAL to do things none of these do – see this post for details. For Expansion Bus details, click here.
The significantly enhanced HAL1x Expansion Bus ships in the new EXP1x, EXP3x & EXP5x in April 2013. The new Bus supports daisy-chaining any combination of up to 32 EXPs, allows 512 x 512 audio channels, permits EXPs to be 100 meters (328 feet) apart, and supports unmanaged gigabit media converters (fiber) if EXPs need to be miles apart. This allows spreading HAL system audio and control I/O between distant equipment rooms in conference centers, campuses, classrooms, hotels, malls, arenas, sports centers, water parks, among others.