2011

News and Discounts for ProLight+Sound

2011-02-25 13:40

Berlin, Germany, February 2011... AFMG, the German software company that has been leading in the field of simulation and measurement of room acoustics since the 1990´s, will be present at this year´s ProLight+Sound with a booth of their own. Versions 1.2 of both EASERA and SysTune will be released and bring a load of new features for these popular audio measuring programs. With SoundFlow and Reflex AFMG announces two world-firsts in simulation of room and building acoustics. To celebrate, AFMG will give a discount of 20% in April.

Starting at the beginning of this year, AFMG has taken over distribution of its software products in Germany. The company will exhibit at the upcoming ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, for the first time with its own booth. Announced are a handful of new products and advancements. Customers from German-speaking countries will benefit from a 20% welcome discount on all licenses of EASE, EASERA and SysTune throughout April.
AFMG: hall 8.0, booth G45.

Significant Developments: Four Seminars held by AFMG at the manufacturer's forum

The manufacturer´s forum is part of the congress accompanying the ProLight+Sound where companies have the opportunity to present new developments and trends. AFMG will be presenting four topics at the forum:

  • Planning and Simulation of Electro-Acoustical Voice Alarm Systems
  • Multi-Threading „on demand“ for Everybody Simulating Room Acoustics
  • Simulation of Multi-Layered Wall Constructions and Complex Diffusers
  • New, Simple and Precise Approaches for Delay-Alignment of Subwoofers

EASE Security: Simple and Fast Prediction of SPL and Speech Intelligibility in Voice Alarm Systems

NFPA 72 and EN 60849 define specific requirements for speech intelligibility (STI) that need to be fulfilled in public buildings and the like. A PA system for emergency use needs to be designed to meet these demands. Engineers and installation companies can now use EASE Security to easily and quickly predict the performance of basically any distributed loudspeaker system. This will help to avoid expensive errors at an early stage of planning.

EASE 4.3 Now Offers Multi-Threading on Demand for the Acoustical Simulation of Rooms

The new AURA Cloud Computing Service is a development of AFMG that will significantly speed up detailed room acoustical investigations. Users who already own EASE 4.2 will receive the upgrade to version 4.3 free of charge. They will then benefit from the opportunity to send their AURA mapping calculations to the AFMG cluster. Massive multi-threading on the cluster will produce results in much shorter time than any powerful PC could while local hardware is not burdened. The results can then be downloaded after receiving a notification email.

AFMG SoundFlow and Reflex: Powerful Add-Ons for Complex Wall Structures in EASE

Developments by AFMG in simulation of room acoustics have always been at the forefront of technology. With AFMG SoundFlow and AFMG Reflex, software developers have now pushed the limits once again: SoundFlow is able to examine reflection and more importantly, transmission properties of multi-layered walls and make acoustical predictions on them. Reflex, on the other hand, provides possibilities to model the complicated geometrical traits of diffusers providing a frequency-dependent forecast of acoustical reflection and diffusion. These data can be used to define the scattering coefficients and absorption of wall materials used in EASE which can in turn considerably improve simulation results in critical rooms.

AUBION X.8: 8-channel High-End Audio Interface for EASERA und SysTune

The new 8-channel high-quality audio interface AUBION X.8, developed by AFMG in cooperation with DSPECIALISTS will have its premiere at ProLight + Sound as well. The device is Ethernet-based and has 8 inputs and 4 outputs in a rugged, sturdy housing. It was specifically designed for simultaneously measuring multiple channels in real time and can be smoothly integrated with EASERA and AFMG SysTune. The announced retail price is 1.100 €.

Please see also:

AFMG Press Release (English)

AFMG Press Release (Deutsch)

Starting at the beginning of this year, AFMG has taken over distribution of its software products in Germany. The company will exhibit at the upcoming ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, for the first time with its own booth. Announced are a handful of new products and advancements. Customers from German speaking countries will benefit from a 20% welcome discount on all licenses of EASE, EASERA and SysTune throughout April.

AFMG: hall 8.0, booth G45.

Significant Developments: Four Seminars held by AFMG at the manufacturer´s forum

The manufacturer´s forum is part of the congress accompanying the ProLight+Sound where companies have the opportunity to present new developments and trends. AFMG will be presenting four topics at the forum:

·         Planning and Simulation of Electro-Acoustical Voice Alarm Systems

·         Multi-Threading „on demand“ for Everybody Simulating Room Acoustics

·         Simulation of Multi-Layered Wall Constructions and Complex Diffusers

·         New, Simple and Precise Approaches for Delay-Alignment of Subwoofers

EASE Security – Simple and Fast Prediction of SPL and Speech Intelligibility in Voice Alarm Systems

NFPA 72 and EN 60849 define specific requirements for speech intelligibility (STI) that need to be fulfilled in public buildings and the like. A PA system for emergency use needs to be designed to meet these demands. Engineers and installation companies can now use EASE Security to easily and quickly predict the performance of basically any distributed loudspeaker system. This will help to avoid expensive errors at an early stage of planning.

EASE 4.3 Now Offers Multi-Threading on Demand for the Acoustical Simulation of Rooms

The new AURA Cloud Computing Service is a development of AFMG that will significantly speed up detailed room acoustical investigations. Users who already own EASE 4.2 will receive the upgrade to version 4.3 free of charge. They will then benefit from the opportunity to send their AURA mapping calculations to the AFMG cluster. Massive multi-threading on the cluster will produce results in much shorter time than any powerful PC could while local hardware is not burdened. The results can then be downloaded after receiving a notification email.

AFMG SoundFlow and Reflex: Powerful Add-Ons for Complex Wall Structures in EASE

Developments by AFMG in simulation of room acoustics have always been at the forefront of technology. With AFMG SoundFlow and AFMG Reflex, software developers have now pushed the limits once again: SoundFlow is able to examine reflection and more importantly, transmission properties of multi-layered walls and make acoustical predictions on them. Reflex, on the other hand, provides possibilities to model the complicated geometrical traits of diffusers providing a frequency-dependent forecast of acoustical reflection and diffusion. These data can be used to define the scattering coefficients and absorption of wall materials used in EASE which can in turn considerably improve simulation results in critical rooms.

AUBION X.8 – 8-channel High-End Audio Interface for EASERA und SysTune

The new 8-channel high-quality audio interface AUBION X.8, developed by AFMG in cooperation with DSPECIALISTS will have its premiere at ProLight + Sound as well. The device is Ethernet-based and has 8 inputs and 4 outputs in a rugged, sturdy housing. It was specifically designed for simultaneously measuring multiple channels in real time and can be smoothly integrated with EASERA and AFMG SysTune. The announced retail price is 1.100 €.

New EASE Loudspeaker Data

2011-02-09 20:15

For the EASE simulation software package, the following new data files are now available or have been updated:

  • C-Mark: New GLL loudspeaker data
  • Community: Loudspeaker data for DDS ceiling speakers series
  • LAX-PRO: New GLL loudspeaker data
  • Meyer Sound: New GLL files for MINA, M3D, M3D-Sub
  • Soundking: New GLL loudspeaker data

To download the latest data select Help / Database Update in the EASE main window.

EASE Developer's Website

AFMG Appoints New Director of Marketing & Sales

2011-01-31 13:40

Berlin, Germany, January 2011... In the course of restructuring and taking over sales of all its software products in German speaking countries, Berlin-based AFMG, manufacturer of the renowned simulation platform for room acoustics EASE and audio measurement tools EASERA and SysTune, appoints graduate engineer Thilo Schuetz new director of press, marketing and sales.

tl_files/afmg/images/news/thilo_schuetz_163.jpgAFMG just lately announced to become the sole distributor for all of its own software packages in German speaking countries as of January 2011. The new director of marketing and sales will coordinate and implement this step nationally and internationally.

Stefan Feistel, managing director of AFMG is pleased. “We are proud to have won Mr. Thilo Schuetz as an experienced and committed professional for our team. He has come to grips with our company and products in no time.”

Thilo Schuetz, who has worked as production manager and CTO for Gahrens+Battermann GmbH in Berlin before coming to AFMG, has many years of experience in the field of audio engineering. Next to being in charge of live sound systems for uncounted productions he also knows what´s going on in the area of installations: He has been the 2007 winner of the Sinus-Award for systems integration in the “Business” category.

AFMG customers will benefit from his new position in two ways. On the one hand they can obtain all programs for room acoustical simulations and professional software for acoustic and audio measurements from one distributor. On the other, AFMG makes a big step forward to bring customer feedback closer to the developers.

Please see also:

AFMG Press Release (English)

AFMG Press Release (Deutsch)

Database Update for EASE Focus

2011-01-21 11:20

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AFMG is glad to announce new licensees of EASE Focus v2, AFMG's new 3D line array modeling software:

  • AD Systems, Germany
  • Coda Audio, Germany
  • D.A.S. Audio, Spain
  • Seeburg, Germany

The following companies recently licensed EASE Focus, the industry standard for line array modeling:

  • Maga Engineering, Spain

The free software download and more information are located here:

EASE Focus Website

AFMG Becomes German Distributor for EASE, EASERA & SysTune

2011-01-12 13:40

Berlin, Germany, January 2011... Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) will assume the German distribution of its software packages EASE, EASERA, and SysTune as of January 2011. This conscious decision will join sales of AFMG´s complete software products in the hands of the maker, thus greatly simplifying the approach for customers in German speaking countries.

tl_files/afmg/images/xmisc/office200.pngWith this step, AFMG also wants to strengthen the bonds between customers and developers in order to react to market demands more quickly and flexibly.

Former German sales partner audioone will continue sales and support through March of this year to guarantee a smooth transition. “Our relations with audioone are very cordial.” remarks Stefan Feistel, managing director of AFMG. “We have made this move with great accord to provide continuous and extensive support to our customers now and in future. All our software from audio measurement through to acoustical simulation will now be available from one distributor.”

Historically AFMG has been the distributor of their applications EASE Focus, EASE Address and EASE SpeakerLab for a long time. Additionally several interesting new versions and programs will be available soon – all of them with groundbreaking improvements in the fields of acoustical room simulation and calibration of sound systems.

Please see also:

AFMG Press Release (English)

AFMG Press Release (Deutsch)