|D||Dual View||R+1||Mute (Show)|
|Q+2||Link||Ctrl+A||Select All (Amplifier or speakers)|
|Q+3||Match||Ctrl+C||Copy (Amps, speakers and others)|
|W+1||IP||Ctrl+V||Paste (Amps, speakers and others)|
|W+2||Preset||Delete||Delete (Amps, speakers and others)|
In this section, we will look at how an ArmoníaPlus project designer can use the project properties section on ArmoníaPlus to enable project details, Views Host, and access support information of the said project.
Within the Workspace select the A+ emblem found in the upper left-hand corner of the program window and click ‘Project Properties.’
This is the ‘Project Properties’ section. This section is divided into 3 subsections.
We are currently looking at ‘Project Details’ sub-section. This is where the designer can input information about this project such as ‘title’, ‘address’, and notes about the project. Let’s input the information about this project.
Next, let’s select Views Host. Within this sub-section, the designer can control the currently active View Host by selecting the Views Host within the ‘preferred’ column. Here they can also view the ‘location’ of different Views Host within their project. Lastly, they can choose whether to exclude certain Views Host’s from their project by clicking the ‘No Symbol’ found in the ‘Actions’ column.
Now, let’s access the ‘support’ sub-section. This is where the designer can input the support details for this project so that when the need arises, the client can conveniently access the details in the ‘Sys Control App’. Information such as the person in charge, ‘name’, ‘company’, ‘email address, and ‘phone number’ can be inserted here. Let’s input the information for this sub-section.
After all the information has been keyed in, we can now deploy this project to our system.
Now let’s move to Sys Control App.
While in the Sys Control app, if the client would like to gain access to the support information, all they need to do is to select the “i” icon on the top right corner within the ‘Control System’ page of the application.
The Project Properties tab is a very useful window to address certain aspects of the project file. It not only allows the designer a preferred choice over the Views Host server but also gives the end user quick access to technical support information if the need should arise.
A new feature added to ArmoníaPlus is the Synchronization button. It can be accessed by clicking on the upper right ‘A+’ emblem and is available from any window within the software in both the Live Sound and Install skin of Armonía Plus.
This feature allows the user to freely design using online amplifiers without making real-time changes within the current project while Synchronization is off (shown in red). While Synchronization is off the user cannot add any discovered amplifiers to their project and any amplifier previously synched to the project will appear offline.
When Synchronization is enabled ArmoníaPlus will pull all amplifier data in real-time to the active project. Here you can see we have enabled Synchronization and the emblem is now green. If the user would like to match virtual amplifiers to the discovered amplifiers the Synchronization feature must also be turned on.
To the right of Synchronization is the newly added Controls and Views button (rocket button). When the button is disabled, the user has full control of the system via ArmoníaPlus and no passive controls or views will be useable. Once engaged the user can control the system with the use of passive controllers and Views. Light control within Armonia Plus is allowed but only consists of EQ, Mute, Polarity, and Level changes.
Some Error messages may occur when trying to run the Controls and Views. It is important to note that these error messages are not bugs within the software but are due to one or many instances and it is recommended to check that all Zones, Sources, Speakers, and Amplifiers have been assigned properly within your project.
When enabling ‘Run Controls and Views’ ArmoníaPlus will let the user know that they are about to deploy an active system and will prompt the user to save the current setup before deployment. Once the project has been saved the system will configure itself to ‘Run’.
Once complete, a window with a checklist will appear confirming which ‘Views Host’ the system is running, that audio settings have been loaded to the amplifiers, and that the user can now close ArmoníaPlus. This can also be confirmed by viewing the status of the ‘green’ colored rocket found in the upper right-hand window.
With the proper use of Synchronization, Controls, and Views, the designer can be assured their system is complete and ready for deployment, allowing the end user, smooth, precise control of their background music system.
To update, we must go to Design, Match, and then click on Discovery.
We will see all the devices in our network, and below we will see the number of amplifiers that have new firmware available.
By clicking here … we would go directly to the System list view, where we could see the current firmware version in red and the new version available.
We can select one or more amplifiers simply by holding down ‘shift’, then we click on the ‘Update’ button, and then again on the ‘Update’ button.
Once the upgrade is complete (which may take a few minutes) you can check the version of the firmware installed.
Returning to Workspace, you will see that the amplifiers will be ready for use.
To enable this control, we need first go under options, and choose the tab VPN.
Now we need to insert the static IP address of every device we desire to control, in this example 10.10.1.1, click on enter e then click on apply.
Now we can discover our device in the match function.
And this is how you can easily control a device through a VPN.