Yamaha has launched the VXL1-16P, a Dante-enabled, Power over Ethernet (PoE) loudspeaker, designed for the corporate installation market.
The PoE functionality allows power to be supplied over a Cat 5e (or higher) Ethernet cable, meaning only one cable is needed for power, control and audio distribution.
Launched at InfoComm2018, the VXL1-16P is a slim (5.4cm/2.1inch wide) line array loudspeaker, optimised to deliver high quality audio into rooms that demand vocal clarity from a stylish design, but where space is limited.
The VXL1-16P receives audio via a Dante network, with power supplied from a PoE compliant L2 switch, such as the new Yamaha SWR2311P-10G, which can supply both PoE and Dante audio/control signals.
The VXL1-16P’s Dante/PoE provision means that an entire speaker system can be constructed as a network, allowing existing IT infrastructure to be effectively used.
“We are confident that the VXL1-16P and SWR2311P-10G will contribute to smoother, more efficient system design and setup, as well as improved operating ease and comfort for increasingly demanding conference system installations,” says Yoshi Tsugawa, Yamaha Pro Audio Division general manager. “At Yamaha we are always open to feedback from the field and ready to respond to the market, so that our users benefit from sound systems that truly satisfy their needs.”