Although it can look quite simple, a small multi-zone installation is not always an easy job for the installer. He or she needs to install and connect many electronic units to provide the perfect audio solution for the customer. With Apart’s Audiosystem8.8 the installer can propose a complete audio system to his customers that covers many small or medium sized applications, with just one unit.

The Belgium-made Audiosystem8.8 audio matrix has eight speaker outputs (four stereo or eight mono zones) each with a built-in 30 Watt digital amplifier and four additional line outputs. The unit has four FM radios built-in and it has 4/8 stereo / mono line inputs. Out of the box the Audiosystems8.8 is configured with four stereo inputs and four stereo output zones.

The installer / customer can easily access the integrated web server based GUI to configure and / or control the audio system. The audio system can be remote controlled via the DIWAC wall panels, but thanks to the web server based GUI, it can also be controlled via any mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet), or a computer that has a web browser installed. Browse to the correct URL and when the GUI opens, it’s a piece of cake to select your source and control the volume of your zone.

As Audiosystem8.8 is a perfect solution for many retail and corporate applications, the unit has been equipped with an emergency mute contact. In a shopping mall, for example, all retail stores should be connected to the central PA system. When connected via this emergency mute contact, the emergency messages coming from the central audio system will overrule the music in the shops when needed.

Furthermore the audio system has an all call paging functionality and a party mode function. On the DIWAC wall panels, an ALL ON / OFF button can be selected to shut down or start the entire audio system. The applications for Audiosysten8.8 are almost endless: doctor or dentist cabinets, supermarkets, bars and restaurant, office buildings, hotels, sport centres, wellness areas and schools.