Studio Six Digital Unveils dBPod Smart Sound Level Meter at InfoComm
Studio Six Digital is showcasing its new patent-pending dBPod smart sound level meter at InfoComm 2019 this week. The dBPod sound level measurement tool is designed for its cost-effectiveness and ease of use in enabling the gathering of data both onsite or remotely, says the company. Sound level management is achieved with colored LED lights that provide visual status in real time; more in-depth data can be accessed from the dBPod app.
Studio Six is a provider of microphones, audio interfaces, apps and software to audio testing and measurement professionals. Residential, commercial and automotive products brand AudioControl, which acquired an interest in Studio Six Digital last year and is its exclusive distributor in the U.S. and in 20 countries, is featuring the product with its lines at InfoComm.
The Studio Six Digital dBPod smart sound level meter system uses a MEMS wideband omnidirectional microphone coupled with an audio interface, a microprocessor, flash memory, a lithium ion battery and an audio output jack. It can be used as a portable instrument, as it features an onboard battery that supports up to two hours of remote wireless operation. It is also mountable as an installed device, and can be hardwired for power, connected to Wi-Fi and attached to any surface - and it need not be placed within easy reach as there are no controls that must to be accessed on the unit itself. The user can simply monitor its LED lights, which indicate status: below threshold (green), nearing threshold (yellow) and exceeding threshold (red).
The dBPod app enables users to monitor SPL and frequency spectrum locally from iOS or Android devices over Wi-Fi. They can also set the threshold SPL level to suit each use case, ensuring accurate noise level data that can be stored and accessed securely from the cloud, according to the company. The dBPod also features an onboard Bosch accelerometer that can be used for 3-axis vibration analysis, and the device meets ISO Class 2 SLM standards for all audio and filter parameters.
“We identified market demand for a self-contained professional sound level meter with a simple visual interface, providing our customers with instant access to SPL data,” said Studio Six Digital Founder Andrew Smith about the genesis of the product. “We anticipate adoption of this device for applications requiring regulated noise levels such as hospital corridors, airports, outdoor concert venues, houses of worship and so much more.”
The dBPod smart sound level meter is being shown at InfoComm alongside new AudioControl products in Booth 5160. Those products include the Avalon G4 4-/3-2-channel configurable amplifier and the DM-RTA real-time analyzer/multi-test tool for use in calibrating audio system performance.