The Newsroom - Article #253

PreSonus Active Integration Powers Next-Generation Product Ecosystem

January 24, 2013

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 2013… Products that sense each other,
interact and work together wirelessly, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and
seamlessly integrated software, and run on CPUs far more powerful than
competitors’ current audio products—PreSonus has realized this dream with its
new Active Integration technology.
PreSonus®’ next-generation Active Integration products combine powerful 32-bit
floating-point DSP, wireless and wired communication, and proprietary software
to solve real-world live sound and studio problems. During the past four years,
PreSonus has led the industry in hardware/software integration, and Active
Integration takes this concept to a new level, offering high-end capabilities that
have never been available before.
Active Integration products employ cutting-edge OMAP™ 5 multi-core ARM
2GHz Cortex-A processors — a whole computer on a chip. These 32-bit, 96 kHz
multi-stream CPUs include an operating system, wireless and 100 Mb Ethernet
communications, USB 2.0 and 1.1, and lavish amounts of 532 MHz LPDDR2 SD
The first fruits of Active Integration technology are the PreSonus StudioLive™
32.4.2AI digital mixer and StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers. These new
products include powerful wireless remote control over a variety of features,
using free Mac®, Windows®, and iPad® software. In addition, Active Integration
enables optional standard Ethernet and AVB Ethernet communications, making
possible extremely flexible, powerful, networked systems.
For the AI-series loudspeakers, massive DSP enables the use of Fulcrum
Acoustic’s high-end TQ™ Temporal Equalization algorithms to produce coaxial
speaker systems with exceptional clarity and coherence. It also makes possible
an extensive set of control features for customizing and optimizing the system
and for monitoring and fine-tuning performance in real time. To get anything
approaching the control features using outboard speaker processors would cost
at least $2,500.
Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixer has 64 times the
processing power and an incredible 10,000 times more RAM than the previous
top-of-the-line StudioLive 24.4.2. This makes possible an extended feature set,
including twice as many internal effects buses and the addition of mute groups,
user-assignable Quick Scene Recall buttons, and the ability to create two
complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel and then make quick
A/B comparisons at the touch of a button.

With Active Integration, new features and enhancements can be added in future
firmware and software updates—and PreSonus has earned a reputation for
regularly supplying such updates in its digital products.

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