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Yamaha adds new open architecture signal processor MRX7-D on commercial installation product line-up

June, 2015

June 18, 2015 Hamamatsu, Japan – Yamaha has announced the launch of the new open architecture signal processor MRX7-D at InfoComm 2015.

Since the launch of DME32 in 1999, Yamaha has maintained a long history of open architecture processors and recently released the MTX series of fixed architecture signal processors as a part of its CIS (Commercial Installation Solutions) series, which also contains XMV series multi-channel amplifiers and VXS/VXC series speakers.

As a compliment to its solid lineup of processors, Yamaha introduced MRX7-D for applications where more complicated signal processing and a higher I/O count are required.

The new signal processor will be used in applications such as hotel, ballroom, church, school, library, theatre, convention center and conference room.

For conference applications, the MRX7-D deploys a newly designed AEC (Acoustic Echo Canceller) and will be capable of being controlled from the Executive Elite products from Revolabs. Revolabs specializes in wireless microphones for conferencing and Yamaha group last year. Yamaha will extend its presence in conference market with MRX7-D and collaboration with products from Revolabs. (This feature will be implemented a future software update).

“The new MRX7-D is an exciting new product that will open up a new market opportunity for Yamaha”, said JP Carney CEO of Revolabs,“Yamaha has a vast wealth of technology and the introduction of this state of the art product will provide yet another best in class solution for their customers”.

The MRX7-D also features an automatic mixer designed by Dan Dugan Sound Design as one of the components. Yamaha has worked in collaboration with Dan Dugan Sound Design since the launching of DUGAN-MY16 card and later deployed its technology in CL and QL series digital mixers. The Dugan automixer is the standard of auto-mixing all over the world.

Dan Dugan, CEO of Dan Dugan Sound Design Inc. says “We are excited to work with Yamaha Pro Audio on this project. This system is perfect for installed sound applications, especially audio in conference rooms. Clear, understandable speech in audio and video conferencing has always been a challenge for users. The combination of the Dugan Speech System algorithm along with Revolabs microphones will make the MRX7-D an unbeatable voice processing system in the commercial market.”

In addition, the MRX7-D deploys Yamaha’s patented technology for sound masking with the introduction of new “Speech privacy” component and is the first pro audio product to include the technology. The risk of leakage of confidential information from meeting room is becoming a serious issue with Doctor Patient Confidentiality, Attorney client, and business privacy concerns, and many companies are trying to eliminate eavesdropping by employing various techniques. Yamaha’s approach is to utilize the sound created from human voices and to camouflage the conversational content with the sound. The MRX7-D has the ability to generate this proprietary algorithm, control, and distribute it.

The MRX7-D is equipped with 8 mic/line in 8 analogue outputs, 2 stereo RCA inputs, and 16 channels of YDIF I/O, a unique proprietary Yamaha technology that delivers 16ch audio and word clock transmission via standard CAT5 Ethernet cable. YDIF can be used for cascading multiple MTX Series or for feeding audio signal to XMV Series power amplifiers with very simple cabling up to 30 meters, and will greatly reduce installation time.

MRX7-D also features 64ch of Dante I/O to allow simple integration with hundreds of Dante enabled products in larger system applications. Yamaha has many Dante equipped products that can easily integrate with MRX7-D, and the Dante configuration of the system can easily be changed within the MTX-MRX Editor software.

In addition to the previously mentioned I/O, Yamaha’s “Mini YGDAI Card” can be used to expand local I/O and connect to other digital products. Thanks to the options of more than 30 MY-Cards with up to 16 channels of I/O (depending on the card). MRX7-D could have up to 110 inputs and 104 outputs in total simultaneously.

Ken Hiraoka, department manager of Yamaha Pro Audio comments:
“We are glad to add this new product in our product line-up of signal processor and products for commercial installations. After we launched MTX Series matrix processors, we received many requests of open architecture products because we have provided the solution with DME series. With the introduction of new product, we finally provide same value to the customers who require the flexibility of open architecture and offer the benefit of system solution we provide with amplifiers and speakers. On top of that, the collaboration with Revolabs.Inc and Dan Dugan Sound Design makes us realize the new era of conference application and we will enhance the area with the further addition of products.”

About Revolabs.Inc.
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s teleconferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass and a member of Yamaha group.

About Dan Dugan Sound Design
Dan Dugan is the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer. Over more than four decades, Dugan auto-mixing technologies have become the standard for management of live microphones in broadcast studios, corporate meetings, live events and houses of worship. The unique algorithm of the Dugan Speech System™ has been employed by Yamaha Pro Audio for several years via plug-in cards and has also been incorporated into Yamaha CL and QL Series consoles.

For more information about the products, please visit the MRX7-D Products page.

*MRX7-D is scheduled to ship this summer.

About Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations.
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