StormAudio has announced that it has built alliances with Performance Media Industries (PMI) and Domotz to assist home theater installers with a number of key design and remote monitoring facilities.
The company will team with PMI to provide high-end home cinema installers with advanced calibration and room design assistance services with both a 90-step calibration service and three design services packages. These consist of Level 1: Home Cinema Internal Acoustic Design; Level 2: Home Cinema Acoustical Isolation and Design, and Level 3: Full Home Cinema Audio and Video Design.
“Critical to all rooms are engineering, speaker placement and room acoustics,” says Performance Media Industries’ president Anthony Grimani. “The StormAudio ISP Series are certainly the best immersive audio processors on the market, and very much deserving of this special attention to fully shine. However, work like this demands considerable time of the installer. This is where PMI comes into play – it is through our new alliance that StormAudio dealers can take advantage of our CEDIA award-winning services. This allows dealers to get the most out of the room while alleviating them of all the exacting and often tedious engineering.”
Second, enhanced remote monitoring will be provided by Domotz. One feature standard in all StormAudio pre- and power amplifiers is StormMonitoring, which is a web-portal software tool used in conjunction with a provided onsite USB microphone. This enables an installer to diagnose all aspects of system health and adjust accordingly as if an engineer was physically onsite. Capabilities include up-to-date views on all parameters of system health, loudspeaker checks with real-time analysis, and the ability to receive email notifications of desired thresholds.
The StormMonitoring feature is now compatible with Domotz, the remote monitoring and management cloud-based service. Domotz will add greater functionality and security to remote management of StormAudio products. This will include on-demand access to the units for diagnosis and immediate correction. Domotz does not require internet router configuration. The dealer purchases the Domotz appliance and cloud services subscription directly from the company or from partner distribution channels. Dealers presently using Domotz will now see StormAudio visible as a device in their system.
“Domotz is a highly-efficient Remote Assistance as a Services solution for home theater systems installers,” says StormAudio USA Operations Service/Support Manager Chrisanne Rhodes. “We are thrilled to inform dealers that StormAudio fully integrates with Domotz.”
At CEDIA Expo earlier this year, StormAudio showed off its flagship 32-channel ISP 3D.32 Reference Edition immersive audio preamp/processor which was linked up to an active Alcons 9.x.6 proprietary pro-ribbon loudspeaker system. The demo was awarded a Best of Show by AVS Forum. The StormAudio product range is comprised of 16-, 20- and 32-channel immersive audio preamps available in both analog and digital versions; 8- and 16-channel amplifiers and a 16-channel integrated receiver.