07 October 2016

NoizCalc notches up another win at the 2016 AV Awards

On Friday 30th September the audio-visual community gathered at Grosvenor House Hotel, London for AV magazine’s 18th annual international AV Awards. Each year products, businesses, people and projects from across the industry are recognised and celebrated for delivering best practice, innovation and excellence. This year saw a record number of entries go before the independent panel of judges whose esteemed assessments enhance brand reputation, highlight customer commitment, and set companies apart from the competition.

On receiving the Audio Product of the Year award, John Taylor of d&b Education Development commented:

“This is such cool recognition for the all the guys in the development team. They worked really hard to turn this complex issue into a piece of software that is as accessible to the system tech as it is to a consultant. For the first time, system techs and consultants can predict nuisance noise and design their systems accordingly before the event.”

At live open air events, d&b NoizCalc takes complex loudspeaker data from d&b ArrayCalc, which simulates the performance for the audience listening area, and models immission in the far field using ISO 9613-2 or Nord2000 calculation standards. Using 3D geographical data, NoizCalc overlays an accurate prediction of the transmission effects across the terrain from the listening area into the surrounding region. This enables system designers to evaluate the effects of the sound reinforcement system and any potential noise disturbances during the event planning stage, with audiences and neighbours equally in mind.