Press Release

Contact: Ellen Allhands
Rane Corporation
Phone: 425-355-6000
Mukilteo, WA, USA
June 12, 2013

Rane Ships New HAL System Units and Features

HAL System additions available now:

EXP7x is an eight-channel, drag-and-drop, acoustic echo canceller (AEC) that sets new ease-of-use and functionality, making it impossible to improperly route AEC reference signals. Proprietary Distributed Far End bus provides flexible far end I/O routing and selection, plus processing blocks automatically mirror the routed reference signal.

Free Web Control available in Halogen Version 4 works on any device with a browser, creating an HTML web page, with password protection to keep settings safe.

HAL4 is a two-channel DSP to satisfy the simplest of budget-conscious installations. Targeting two-channel analog I/O applications that need a powerful configurable DSP, choose between EQ, AGC, compression, limiting, subwoofer filtering, ambient noise compensation, noise masking, and remote level or preset control—even from an iPad using Web Control.

All of these products are shipping now, and Halogen is free to download here.

Press Release

Contact: Ellen Allhands
Rane Corporation
Phone: 425-355-6000
Mukilteo, WA, USA
October 22, 2012

HAL is Evolving

Rane continues its mind-boggling innovation for installations worldwide with five new products for their HAL System of open architecture DSP products. HAL is an expert in room combining, paging and distributed audio systems for meeting and class rooms, hotels, retail, conference centers and restaurants.

Rane’s new HAL1x and three new 1U expansion products, the EXP1x, EXP3x, & EXP5x, go where no DSP has gone before. The new Expansion Bus between these products now supports 512 inputs and 512 outputs – expanding the number and size of supported applications exponentially. Daisy-chain up to 32 Expanders in any order. Latency of a single EXP hop is only 750 nanoseconds, thus the latency across 32 devices is only 22.4 microseconds.

Now multiroom and campus facilities can spread HAL devices between distant equipment rooms since the HAL Expansion Bus supports 100 meters (300 feet) for copper CAT 5e or better. Or gigabit Ethernet media converters are supported allowing kilometers (miles) between Expanders.

Rane’s new RAD27 USB Audio sound card integrates today’s computer and iPad audio into professional HAL installations – and all without isolation transformers or the compromise of analog interfaces. The RAD27 transports digital audio to & from any HAL up to 100 meters away over Shielded CAT 5e or better cable. The RAD27 can simultaneously playback and record USB audio for presentation podiums, or web-based meetings (Skype…). Or play background music or recorded announcements from any PC into any HAL. With no drivers to install, the RAD27 is instantly compatible with Apple and all versions of Windows between 3.1 and 8.

All of these products are shipping now, and Halogen is free to download here.