Leading Australian distributor of sound, light and staging systems, Jands announces a new integrated PA system released by HARMAN Professional Solutions. The new HARMAN Connected PA streamlines setup and configuration from a single mobile app, allowing musicians of any skill level to get great professional sound quickly and easily during a performance.

At the core of the Connected PA system is the ground-breaking new HARMAN Connected PA mobile app, which provides one centralised solution for intuitive setup, configuration and control. The HARMAN Connected PA brings together Soundcraft mixers, AKG microphones, dbx stage boxes and JBL speakers that integrate HARMAN ioSYS technology to offer a flexible and scalable solution for customers to get great live sound.

Noel Larson, Senior Global Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions explains that musicians need a fast and easy way to set up their PA system so they can focus on performing instead of worrying about their equipment. The HARMAN Connected PA system provides musicians a simple and effective way to set up and operate their entire PA system from one central app, with minimal pro audio skills or previous live sound experience. This also means they can completely focus on their performance.

An industry first, HARMAN Connected PA streamlines the setup process with one state-of-the-art central app for the entire component system, removing the need for multiple apps and GUIs. The app automatically identifies and configures connected equipment, provides setup wizards for quick and easy system configuration, and offers access from a variety of devices, including iOS and Android tablets, Mac OS and Windows.

The Connected PA solution is enabled via ioSYS technology and initially includes equipment from Soundcraft, JBL, dbx and AKG, allowing musicians to create systems that suit their specific needs. Additional HARMAN equipment can be integrated to increase performance flexibility and meet future demands. Compatible products include Soundcraft Ui24R multi-track digital mixing and recording system, JBL PRX800W loudspeakers, dbx Di1 active direct boxes, and AKG P5i microphones.

HARMAN Professional Solutions plans to add many new products to the Connected PA family to provide musicians with greater versatility and adaptable performance.