2019

EASE 5 Preview at InfoComm: AFMG® Shows Innovations in Action

2019-05-31 14:15

There is already a lot of excitement in the industry about the innovations coming with EASE® 5. This year’s InfoComm in Orlando, Florida will be one of only a few occasions to see some of the new features in action such as:

  • Fast rendering engine: Get a clear understanding of a room’s geometrical details easily and quickly.
  • New room entry: Draw a theatre with 1,000 seats in less than 10 minutes.
  • Intuitive acoustic parameters: Watch the RT update in real-time while you modify room elements and absorption characteristics.
  • Easy sound system design: Use the comfortable search engine to browse more than 3,000 loudspeaker models for use in a project.
  • Innovative material management: See the distribution of absorption in the room at a single glance.
  • New AURA version: Unlimited supported RAM, new features, faster calculations.
                          

EASE 5 Feature Examples Collage

With its ground-breaking new feature set, version 5 of EASE will become a major milestone in the history of the EASE development. EASE 5 will be high-quality software that is consistent and stable as never before. It is not only being rewritten from scratch, but re-conceptualized to bring the best possible experience to the end user – intuitive, fast, and easy to learn.

For those who can’t wait to put it to use: An exclusive Early Adopter phase of EASE 5 will be started soon after InfoComm. In fall 2019 a limited number of current EASE users will be selected by AFMG to actively accompany the development process. These users will have the unique chance to provide us with their feedback about preferred workflows and desired next features based on how they apply the new software for their projects. Accordingly, the Early Adopter phase represents the final step towards the release of EASE 5. It highlights AFMG’s commitment to create a software solution that meets the needs of our broad and diverse range of users best.

Stop by and get a personal demo of the new feature set – live at InfoComm June 12 to 14!
Our booth: 6643 (exhibit hall west, level 2)

 

Impression EASE 5 Presentation
 

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GUZ BOX design + audio Assumes AFMG Distribution Partnership.

2019-05-21 09:45

GUZ BOX design + audio takes over AFMG distribution partnership from Scientific Acoustic. The head of Scientific Acoustic, Peter J. Patrick, our long-standing sales partner for Australia and New Zealand, is retiring.

We would like to thank Peter for his assistance and encouragement in support, as a beta tester and also as a trainer for AFMG Software. We are proud that he has represented us with his company for so long as a partner with an excellent reputation and outstanding expertise in his region.

For years Peter has maintained excellent cooperation with Tim Kuschel, the manager of GUZ BOX design + audio, not least of which is the implementation of EASE trainings in Australia and Asia.

EASE Training Singapore 2014, Tim Kuschel (3rd person 1st row from the left), Peter J. Patrick (4th person 1st row from the left)

In this respect Tim has already rendered outstanding service for us as a highly competent EASE instructor. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of environmental noise measurement, building acoustics, and professional sound-system design.
Moreover, he is a member of the Australian Acoustical Society (AAS), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and the Society of Acoustics Singapore (SAS).

Tim Kuschel´s experience as coordinator for architectural projects and professional musicians led to the foundation of his company GUZ BOX design + audio in the early 90s. Under this company he has now taken over the distribution partnership for AFMG in Australia and New Zealand effective as of April 1, 2019.

At this year´s Prolight + Sound, AFMG met with a lot of its sales partners such as from Japan, the USA, Russia, and South Korea. Tim, too, set off on his journey from down under and used the opportunity to meet us for a lively exchange and to get the latest updates on EASE® 5 development. This turned out to be an excellent starting point for the next steps of a promising collaboration.

We would like to welcome Tim on board and wish Peter all the best for his retirement!

Do you want to get in contact with one of our sales partners? This link provides an overview of our worldwide network of qualified distribution partners including their respective contact data:

AFMG´s Distributors Network

AFMG Sales Partners at PLS 2019 from North America, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and Australia

 

 



Prolight + Sound: AFMG® Forges Ahead with EASE 5 Development

2019-03-14 13:00

AFMG invites you to come to our booth at Prolight + Sound 2019 to take an exclusive sneak peek at the current EASE® 5 preview version.

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For two years the software development has been driving forward intensively. Our main goal with this effort is the implementation of a novel room building concept and a straight-forward approach to sound system design. This gives users more time to model the room acoustics and to optimize the loudspeaker system.

The next major version of EASE will feature numerous innovations mainly aimed at more intuitive room entry.

This encompasses a state-of-the-art rendering engine, new drawing tools, enhanced management of “holes”, and improved room volume calculation. All of this makes entering rooms significantly easier and faster.

Another innovative feature is the new acoustic editor. It provides a clear overview of the different room parameters that affect the simulation results, such as humidity, average absorption coefficient and reverberation time. This new function will greatly assist EASE users in their design and decision-making process.

 

Sample auditorium modeled in EASE 5 early preview version.
Sample auditorium modeled in EASE 5 - under development.

The new EASE version is also focused on the design of the sound-reinforcement system. Loudspeakers can be inserted, positioned, and aimed very quickly and intuitively. In addition, the new visualization of case drawings helps to manage loudspeakers much more easily. These functions give the ideal basis for the optimization of the loudspeaker system regarding design goals like coverage uniformity and speech intelligibility.

Finally, with respect to room acoustics, the management of acoustic materials has been greatly improved. A completely renewed, large database of absorbers and building materials is now only one click away. Absorption coefficients can be viewed directly in the program and the distribution of materials used within the room is visible at a glance.

Of course, AFMG´s world-renowned acoustic calculation engine will be integrated into EASE version 5 as well, ensuring that there are no compromises when it comes to the accuracy of results and performing advanced investigations.

Besides developing EASE 5, AFMG has recently introduced a number of Software Development Kits to the market. AFMG® SDKs allow equipment manufacturers to create customized plug-ins for our software and to integrate them with their own software, such as digital signal processors, control applications, and system management devices.

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With its ground-breaking new feature set, EASE version 5 will become a software tool that goes beyond state of the art. It will be a major milestone for all sound system designers, acoustical consultants, and application engineers. Use this exclusive chance and be one of the first to see the new features of EASE 5 in action.

Meet us at Hall 8.0, Booth D70!