Genelec to deploy Intelligent Signal-Sensing across range

posted on Friday, 25th January 2013 by Steve May

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Active speaker specialist Genelec will officially launch its far-reaching Intelligent Signal-Sensing technology at ISE 2013. Developed to meet the European Union ErP directive as well as the brand's own sustainability commitments, ISS will be applied to the entire Genelec portfolio, thereby significantly reducing power consumption when products are left in standby mode.

All Genelec integrated amplifiers will now have electronic activity detection circuitry built in. ISS monitors input connectors and detects if the monitor or loudspeaker is in use. If the circuit doesn't detect any audio for a period of time, it automatically puts the loudspeaker amp into a low-power sleep state, thereby consuming less than 0.5 watts of power.

"The typical idle state power consumption of an active loudspeaker, or any other audio amplifier system, is between 10 and 20 watts," explains Lars-Olof Janflod, Genelec's marketing and PR director. "If left in standby, this level of consumption is maintained by the amplifier system and released as heat." Upon entering the low-power sleep state, the power feed is removed from the electronics and no heat is generated. The setup is fully automated.

Genelec ISS is the latest development in the company's ongoing sustainability and environmental programme, which governs everything from loudspeaker and monitor housing to the packaging used for distribution. The brand's latest G and F series consumer monitor loudspeakers feature cabinets manufactured from recycled aluminium.

Genelec can be found at ISE 2013, Hall 1, G90. For the latest on ISE 2013, and your free invitation code to the event, click here.

Also read:
Genelec unveils first home audio speakers, trumps eco

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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