Vari-directional Array - Sound travelling in the right direction

The Vari-directional Array from Bosch delivers the ultimate sound performance with unmatched sound quality and speech intelligibility for acoustically challenging environments like railway stations, airports, places of worship and conference centers.

 

Innovations

 

Consultant

Bosch’s active technology covers a large range, up to 160 ft (50 m), and generates an evenly distributed sound output pattern. Electrical beam steering optimizes audience coverage without wasting output energy on ceilings or open space above the audience, resulting in excellent speech intelligibility. Furthermore, the vari-control configuration software suite fully supports 1 Ease Simulation software.

On-board DSP technology: Active line array with up to 16 amplifier channels.

Built-in microphone: Register background noise for Automatic Volume Control (AVC)

Optional CobraNet™ networking: Seamlessly connect with other CobraNet™-based components, including Praesideo from Bosch.

Flush mounting: Front access to connections and front amplifier cooling allows flush mounting in walls. Non-critical mounting height: The arrays can cover the listening area from a wide range of mounting positions.

1 Ease© Simulation Software is a registered trademark of Acoustic Design Ahnert. Berlin, Germany.

 
 

Installer

Bosch’s active technology covers a large range up to 160 ft (50 m), and generates an evenly distributed sound output pattern, resulting in excellent speech intelligibility.

The configuration of an active line array has never been easier. By simply entering the room dimensions and the speaker mounting height, the software automatically generates the optimal setting for the beam in real-time. The final solution is perfect, without the need for time-consuming manual configuration.

The software generates a on-the-spot visual coverage pattern and features a complete on-line monitoring screen for Vari-directional Array diagnostics.

Front amplifier cooling: Front access to connections and an energy-efficient approach that allows flush mounting in walls.

Modular design: Practical to stock, user-friendly to transport and straightforward to install.

Optional CobraNet™ networking: Seamlessly connect with other CobraNet™-based components, including Praesideo from Bosch.

Indoor/outdoor casing: The stylish units are rugged enough to be used outdoors.

 
 

Architect

Bosch’s active technology covers a large range, up to 160 ft (50 m), and generates an evenly distributed sound output pattern. Less reverberation is generated, this results in excellent speech intelligibility with a minimum amount of speakers.

Flush mounting: Front access to connections and front amplifier cooling allows flush mounting in walls.

Non-critical mounting height: The arrays can cover the listening area from a wide range of mounting positions.

On-board DSP technology: Active line array with up to 16 amplifier channels.

 

Features

 

Consultant

Modular design, straightforward installation and user-friendly configuration make these loudspeakers the right choice for difficult environments.

Fewer installation points. The long throw combined with the wide horizontal opening angle and built-in amplifiers, means that fewer loudspeakers are needed to cover a large area, even an outdoor space like a recreation park. The result is a significant planning advantage with fewer installation points, less cabling and central equipment.

Superb speech intelligibility. Due to the optimal sound beam, there is no sound-energy loss and no disturbing reverberation, resulting in clear and easy-to-understand recorded messages and live speech. All relevant frequencies are present in the listening area, due to constant directivity. All frequency octaves are spread equally, for great music reproduction.

Full EVAC compliance means that the arrays conform to local and international requirements for voice-alarm applications. All the amplifier and loudspeaker components are fully supervised.

Using the optional CobraNet™ networking feature, Vari-directional Arrays can operate and be individually addressed in an infrastructure or larger system – such as a Praesideo public address system from Bosch – using the existing Ethernet network.

 
 

Installer

Modular design, straightforward installation and user-friendly configuration make these loudspeakers the right choice for difficult environments.

Full EVAC compliance means that the arrays conform to local and international requirements for voice-alarm applications. All the amplifier and loudspeaker components are fully supervised.

Digital audio via CobraNet™ (optional) enables the arrays to fully integrate with digital public address systems like Praesideo from Bosch.

Smart modular design means that the base unit and extension units connect together with a simple action. Automatic detection of the extension units speeds up configuration.

Vari-directional Arrays can be installed flat against a wall and do not need tilting, as the sound beam is steered by the software. The compact brackets can turn the array horizontally up to 80 degrees. Each base unit provides all the necessary connectors for networking, configuration and surveillance.

 
 

Architect

Modular design, straightforward installation and user-friendly configuration make these loudspeakers the right choice for difficult environments.

Fewer installation points. The long throw combined with the wide horizontal opening angle and built-in amplifiers, means that fewer loudspeakers are needed to cover a large area, even an outdoor space like a recreation park. The result is a significant planning advantage with fewer installation points, less cabling and central equipment.

Superb speech intelligibility. Due to the optimal sound beam, there is no sound-energy loss and no disturbing reverberation, resulting in clear and easy-to-understand recorded messages and live speech. All relevant frequencies are present in the listening area, due to constant directivity. All frequency octaves are spread equally, for great music reproduction.

Full EVAC compliance means that the arrays conform to local and international requirements for voice-alarm applications. All the amplifier and loudspeaker components are fully supervised.

 

Benefits

Consultant

The modular steel-cased array units can be mounted indoors or outdoors, flat against the wall or even flush-mounted. With their unobtrusive, elegant design, they are the perfect aesthetic choice for any environment or demanding interior. The unique configuration software automatically generates the perfect sound beam without the need for manual configuration.

 

Thanks to digitally controlled directivity, sound is only sent where it is needed, producing an optimal sound field with perfect speech intelligibility. The sleek, unobtrusive design looks great in any environment, and the modular units can be mounted flat against the wall or even flush-mounted. Supervision, backup power and optional support for CobraNet™ extend the options even further. The unique configuration software automatically generates the perfect sound beam without the need for time-consuming manual configuration.

 
 

Thanks to digitally controlled directivity, sound is only sent where it is needed, producing an optimal sound field with perfect speech intelligibility. The modular steel-cased array units can be mounted indoors or outdoors, flat against the wall or even flush-mounted. With their unobtrusive, elegant design, they are the perfect aesthetic choice for any environment or demanding interior.

 

Applications

 

Consultant

The Vari-directional Array is the solution for all acoustically challenging environments. Whether it’s an announcement of the next train, an inspiring sermon, a musical performance or a multimedia presentation, the message will always come through loud and clear.

 
 

The Vari-directional Array is the solution for all acoustically challenging environments. The speakers use best-in-class technology to ensure that the target audience hears everything perfectly, whatever the application. Whether it’s an announcement of the next train, an inspiring sermon, a musical performance or a multimedia presentation, the message will always come through loud and clear.

 
 

The Vari-directional Array is the solution for all acoustically challenging environments. The speakers use best-in-class technology to ensure that the target audience hears everything perfectly, whatever the application. Whether it’s an announcement of the next train, an inspiring sermon, a musical performance or a multimedia presentation, the message will always come through loud and clear.