Aviom's Pro64® Series was honored at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, as the best Sound System Technology for 2008. The award was given by the Musikmesse International Press Association, on the vote of the 100-plus member publications from around the world.
In accepting the MIPA. award, Carl Bader, Aviom's president and CEO, noted that the company has come a long way in the seven years since the A-16 Personal Mixer was first sketched out on a design board. "It's very gratifying to be honored for achievement in such a broad category, almost seven years to the day since we first started working on the mixer," said Bader. "Users around the world are recognizing the importance of the technological breakthroughs made with A-Net and are seeing the ways Aviom's technology simplifies their design process while improving the flexibility and fidelity of their systems."
Aviom officially unveiled the new Pro64 6416m Mic Input Module at Prolight + Sound, along with the RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface. "We're very excited to be showing these products to the public for the first time, and it's great to see how enthusiastic the reception has been," added Bader. "But it's significant that this award is for the technology itself and not any one product. As people connect more and more devices digitally, it's increasingly important for manufacturers to look at solving problems at the most fundamental, systemic level. Good product design is critical, and we take a lot of pride in the elegance of our product designs. But even the best product work can't compensate for shortcomings in the core technology."
The Pro64 Series includes analog and digital input and output devices, a bidirectional interface card for Yamaha® digital products, 10-port devices to support bidirectional parallel connections, and an interface to the company's familiar Pro16 Series products, including the A-16II Personal Mixer. "The goal was to create building-block kinds of products and allow users to build systems tailored to their application. Pro64 A-Net is a true network in the sense that you can connect devices in any order, in any combination, and in any physical topology without limiting the availability of your audio," explains Bader. "Our design philosophy is that you should be able to plug it in, turn it on, and it works. That's what we're used to with analog, and we shouldn't expect any less from digital."
Aviom is the world leader and pioneer of personal monitor mixing technology with the popular Pro16 Series, as well as the exclusive developer of the revolutionary Pro64 Series of audio networking products. All Aviom products are powered by A-Net®, the company’s groundbreaking high-speed digital audio transmission protocol. Aviom products solve problems in a variety of different environments, including live sound reinforcement, audio recording studios, houses of worship, theater, broadcasting and post-production facilities and a host of commercial installations. Aviom’s entire line of high-quality professional audio products are designed and manufactured in the USA.