Compass Control® System by Key Digital Now Compatible with Ashly Processors

Key Digital, an award winning (CES, CEDIA, InfoComm, NAHB) developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, has announced that Ashly’s ne24.24M Protea™ Matrix Processor and 4.8SP Protea™ DSP System Processor are now compatible with the Compass Control System, the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple’s iOS devices – iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® – as its backbone.

Key Digital has developed a driver and a pre-configured GUI template for their Compass Control® system to interface with Ashly’s ne24.24M Matrix Processor and 4.8SP System Processor. These products and profiles are rigorously tested by Key Digital.

The Ashly ne24.24M uses modular expansion cards to provide up to 24- channels of audio matrixing and processing. The base unit offers a standard 4-input/4-output configuration that can be expanded by the addition of four-channel input or output cards. Each input and output expansion card has an individual DSP processor. The Protea Matrix allows you to route any input to any output and control individual levels once they have been assigned. The ne24.24M Matrix Processor features include: Remote controls for level, preset recall, and programmable functions, 24-bit A/D-D/A audio resolution, 10/100 Ethernet & RS-232 computer interface standard, 31 preset locations, and a full suite of DSP processor options.

The Ashly 4.8SP is a 4-input by 8-outout system processor for loudspeakers, which offers USB and RS-232 interface. With active front panel controls, the 4.8SP are at home in a dynamic, live sound environment. The processor’s front panel interface allows quick access to all control parameters by offering dedicated function buttons, eliminating the need for hidden sub-menus. When used in a fixed installation, the 4.8SP can be programmed with Ashly’s Protea software via the USB or RS-232 ports. The 4.8SP System Processor features include: Front Panel or PC programming and control with 4 levels of security, inputs assignable to any output, 12, 18, 24 and 48dB/octave crossover slopes, limiting, delay and equalization.

To learn more about Ashly’s Protea™ ne24.24M Matrix Processor, click here.

To learn more about Ashly’s Protea™ 4.8SP System Processor, click here.

About Key Digital®
Key Digital® is an award winning (CES, CEDIA, InfoComm, NAHB) developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions as well as control systems marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit our webpage at