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Prolight + Sound 2016: far field noise calculation software is the next step in the d&b audiotechnik enabling technology portfolio

Prolight + Sound 2016: far field noise calculation software is the next step in the d&b audiotechnik enabling technology portfolio

Germany – It’s tried and trusted that a d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker system is more than the sum of its parts. So what’s new at Prolight + Sound 2016?

d&b is introducing NoizCalc, a new software tool to predict the far field noise immission of open air events. Noise from outdoor entertainment events has become a serious topic, particularly as the number of events in populated urban environments increases. Gaining permission to stage an event frequently requires an official statement with a prediction of the noise impact on the surrounding areas.

NoizCalc is designed by d&b in collaboration with noise consulting and software development experts SoundPLAN GmbH, as the next tool in the d&b enabling technology portfolio. NoizCalc predicts sound propagation of multiple coherently emitting sources such as line arrays and subwoofer arrays. Using 3D terrain data the software accurately predicts the far field noise emission across the terrain according to ISO 9613-2 and Nord 2000 standards, allowing system designers to predict any potential noise issues during the event planning stage.

Sabina Berloffa, chief marketing officer at d&b commented: “Visitors to this year’s stand will see more clearly than ever how d&b is meeting the needs of customers, engineers and markets. NoizCalc is a straightforward solution for sound system designers who are now able to investigate how their loudspeaker systems will impact on a wider area. With SoundPLAN, our software development partner, we have found a counterpart who shares our vision to develop an easy to use noise prediction tool.”

From Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th April, everything that’s needed for mobile and permanent applications can be found at the 2016 Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, on the d&b stand, C15 in hall 3.

Workstations will introduce NoizCalc software and provide a step by step guide to the d&b Workflow, from simulation to control. Meanwhile videos and graphics at the networking station will uncover the nuts and bolts behind the recently launched, Dante enabling, DS10 Audio network bridge.

For anyone looking to experience the products up close, the full loudspeaker family, from E- to Y-Series will be on display along with the new generation four channel amplifiers.

d&b will also be at the PL+S Manufacturer Forum:

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 15:00 - 16:00 in Raum-Substanz, Forum Ebene C at Prolight+Sound 2016:

d&b NoizCalc - Extending soundfield prediction into the neighbourhood

Matthias Christner and Dr Elena Shabalina from d&b audiotechnik R&D and Jochen Schaal from SoundPLAN GmbH will present the development story of d&b NoizCalc

15th March 2016

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