For Immediate Release
AUDIOSCIENCE'S CONNECT COBRANET RENAMED TO HONO COBRANET
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NEWCASTLE, DE (September 8, 2011) – AudioScience,
Inc., a professional digital audio innovator in the installed
sound industry, announces a name change for their Connect
CobraNet series; the series has been renamed the Hono
CobraNet series. The Hono series includes the Hono CobraNet
Fixed and the Hono CobraNet Mini interfaces. Additionally, the
ASI2416 has been renamed to Hono CobraNet Custom/ASI2416 to highlight
its modularity and ability to be custom-configurable. The
word "Hono" is New Zealand Maori (three of AudioScience's
engineers hail from New Zealand) and means "to join or connect",
highlighting the Hono CobraNet product's ability to interconnect the world of CobraNet network audio to traditional analog and AES/EBU digital signals.
The Hono CobraNet Fixed interfaces consist of 12 pre-configured devices that match the most popular input/output combinations and come in both analog and AES/EBU flavors. These devices are available in channel counts from 8 in or 8 out, up to 16 in/16 out. Mic/line input models provide 48V phantom power, parametric
equalization, and companding/limiting on each input.
Richard Gross, AudioScience’s President, commented on the Hono CobraNet Fixed series: “We are excited about this next generation, we see the dedicated feature set as being an easier way for our customers to order and take advantage of the fact that AudioScience supplies more of the features you need in one box. Adding AudioScience to any CobraNet project just fits.”
New features added to the Hono CobraNet Custom/ASI2416 include lua Scripting Extensions (LSX) and programmable audio delays of up to 10 seconds on all audio outputs. The LSX extensions allow the
Hono CobraNet Custom/ASI2416 to take action in response to input changes. Supported inputs include optos (switch closures), silence detector states, and meter readings. The supported actions include relay activation (on remote devices) and volume adjustments. Users have the flexibility to write their own lua script to match their requirements. The modularity of the Hono CobraNet Custom/ASI2416 allows anyone to configure their own device with the input and/or output modules of their choosing. AudioScience has a Hono
CobraNet Custom/ASI2416 Model Number Calculator on their website so customers can easily and quickly design the exact I/O combination that their application requires. Customers can even specify the connector types: terminal block, XLR on breakout cables, RJ-45 (StudioHub), or ¼ inch TRS.
The Hono CobraNet Minis are compact interfaces with a lower CobraNet channel count. These are perfect for adding just a few more inputs or outputs to an existing install. The Hono CobraNet Minis are Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled, allowing power supply-free operation when used on a PoE network. Initially shipping will be the Hono CobraNet Mini 4.4M with four mic/line inputs and 4 line outputs. 48V phantom power, parametric
equalization, and companding/limiting is selectable on each input. GPIO is standard on all models. Later models will include a 2-channel version and a 2 and 4 channel AES/EBU version. The Hono CobraNet Minis are fully configurable using ASIControl (AudioScience's mixer and set-up application) and include AudioScience's latest features such as LSX and up to 10 seconds delay on each output.
The Hono CobraNet Fixed will be available for purchase September 2011, while the Hono Mini will ship in October. For pricing and further information, contact Nicole Santiago in the US at +1-302- 324-5333, T.K. Pang in Asia at +65 98184303 or Delio Brignoli in the Europe at +34 951 105 667. Alternatively, email
Hono CobraNet Interfaces
About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa - California, Rochester - New York, Christchurch - New Zealand, Malaga – Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company’s website at www.audioscience.com.