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AtlasIED Atmosphere Control System Firmware Updates, Hardware-Option Expansion

AtlasIED announces new firmware updates, third party control modules and accessory options for its Atmosphere audio processing and control system.

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AtlasIED, the Phoenix, Ariz.-based global electronics manufacturer of audio, mass communication and security solutions, has introduced compatibility and design opportunities for its Atmosphere audio processing and control system.

Ideally suited for hospitality, education, worship, retail and other commercial environments, Atmosphere uses touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence to simplify the installation, customization and operation of digital audio systems. With the introduction of new firmware updates, third-party control modules and accessory options, AtlasIED has further optimized Atmosphere to meet the needs of its customers.

AtlasIED Atmosphere Firmware Updates

The firmware update offers a host of unique features, most notably its open API. With this update, AtlasIED expands the capabilities of the Atmosphere platform by facilitating third-party control support for manufacturers like Crestron, AMX and Extron. The company also developed native drivers to meet the industry’s top compatibility demands, allowing end-users to integrate AtlasIED technology into a greater variety of audio, video and network devices to create a unified system.

AtlasIED Atmosphere Loud Noise Detection Screen

AtlasIED Atmosphere Loud Noise Detection Screen

Atmosphere’s noise-detection sensors have also received an upgrade. Users can now set rules and thresholds for those sensors, which automatically turn volume up or down depending on the ambient noise detected in an environment. Users have the option to be alerted when an unexpected loud noise is detected or if ambient or crowd-generated noise becomes excessive. Similarly, a notification can be triggered when the ambient noise falls below a predetermined threshold.

In addition, the Atmosphere firmware update delivers an integrated help section, offering valuable videos for in-the-moment troubleshooting.

Now available as a free download on the AtlasIED website, the firmware update will automatically update the main unit and all related accessories with one file.

AtlasIED’s Three Control Modules

In addition to opening up its API, AtlasIED plans to further facilitate third-party programming with the release of three control modules. The company has released three official modules with Crestron, Extron and AMX. These allow for the Atmosphere API to be natively controlled within each brand’s programming environment. All modules are available for download on the AXM4 and AZM8 product pages. The Crestron module is available for Series 3 and 4 controllers and can also be found on Crestron’s Application Marketplace.

Hardware Options

On top of these firmware updates, AtlasIED also announced the availability of new hardware options designed to better blend into a greater variety of design aesthetics found in facilities across diverse industry sectors.

The company’s selection of accessory wallplates — these include ambient noise sensors, advanced multi-zone and volume controllers, and Bluetooth, XLR and RCA audio inputs — now come in a black option. This complements the previously available white models. Having multiple color options opens up new design possibilities across the hospitality market. Restaurants, retail stores, hotels and more can now make their hardware a subtler part of the decor, not drawing customers’ precious attention away from their overall experience in the space.

The black option is currently available on six design models in the U.S., with international availability forthcoming.