Digitally Steerable Powered Column Array Loudspeaker with 16 Independently Controlled Drivers, Integrated DSP and BeamEngine GUI Control for Life Safety Installation Applications (Weather Protected)
The QFLEX 16LS-WP is a powered, digitally steerable multi-channel, column array loudspeaker designed as a speech reinforcement solution for installed applications with challenging acoustics, such as transportation hubs, convention centres, and shopping malls. Certified for water and dust ingress protection to IP54 standard, QFLEX 16LS-WP is an exceptional choice for indoor swimming pools and areas with unusually high levels of dust or moisture, as well as outdoor applications where weather conditions are moderate. The heart of the system is our proprietary VNET loudspeaker networking platform, which comprises both software and hardware DSP components that produce high speech intelligibility, and complete loudspeaker system diagnostics and monitoring.
The QFLEX 16LS-WP affords ±40° steering control, plus 16 channels of integrated DSP and amplification for consistent and highly intelligible speech applications.
A Revolution in Sound Technology
QFLEX 16LS-WP’s revolutionary BeamEngine technology steers the sound away from surfaces that cause reflections. The intuitive BeamEngine GUI allows the designer to specify target areas. Rather than only providing a limited palette of opening and steering angles, the BeamEngine GUI generates a steering algorithm that is tailored for that specific area. The resulting asymmetrical pattern delivers similar sound pressure levels (SPL) in both the near and far field for superb coverage and intelligibility – all in a very aesthetically-pleasing package.
Drivers, Power & DSP
The QFLEX 16LS-WP column array loudspeaker comprises sixteen 4″ full range drivers, each with their own individual 100 Watt Class D amplifier and integrated cutting edge DSP. QFLEX 16LS-WP’s drivers provide digitally-steerable coverage for distances up to 50 m (165′). A robust internal DSP engine works seamlessly with the proprietary VNET and BeamEngine software, both of which are available for free download at tannoy.com.
Designed to provide premium-grade performance as a standalone self-powered column array, QFLEX 16LS-WP is also an exceptional choice for multiple-column configurations consisting of other TANNOY VNET enabled products. Implementation of the network between nodes is via high-quality AES3 input and link connections on RJ-45 connectors, and CAT5 cable. Each speaker has a unique address for auto-location on the network.
A wide range of accessory options are available for the VNET-enabled QFLEX 16LS-WP including:
The VNET ETHERNET INTERFACE; VNET USB RS232 INTERFACE; VNET2-AES INTERFACE, VNET INTERFACE POWER SUPPLY; VNET INTERFACE RACK MOUNT; SENTINEL SM1, for monitoring VNET networked PA/VA systems, as well as the QFLEX ISOLATOR, for eliminating potential ground/hum issues.
IP54 & PA/VA Compliant
In addition to its IP54 water and dust resistance certification, QFLEX 16LS-WP’s high level of telemetry functionality renders it fully PA/VA compliant for use in any life safety or mass notification environment.
The architecturally styled corrosion resistant aluminium enclosure and perforated grille are finished in a semi matt white paint. The QFLEX 16LS-WP also includes the necessary custom mounting hardware for quick and accurate installation.