APEX has announced the third major firmware and software release for its CloudPower installation amplifier series.The V1.3.0.R update provides full support for the CloudPower CP354D, CP704D, CP1504D and CP3004D amplifier models, each of which features integral 4×4 Dante networking. The new firmware also offers full support for a Dante retrofit kit, allowing existing CloudPower amplifiers to be integrated into Dante networks. V1.3.0.R additionally provides support for APEX’s newest sixteen-channel CP716D amplifier and for its integral 16×16 Dante networking module. CP716D delivers 16 700W and was developed for use in immersive applications and projects involving numerous separate audio zones. APEX’s IntelliCloud WebUI also gets multiple enhancements in V1.3.0.R, including the ability to view all CloudPower amplifiers of any type connected to a network and new screen layouts allowing users to comfortably manage CP716D’s sixteen channels from their device.
IntelliCloud is a browser-based software allowing remote control of CloudPower units, so users will automatically see the latest version when connecting to an amplifier that has been upgraded to V1.3.0.R.“V1.3.0.R unlocks the full potential of our latest CloudPower hardware,” explained APEX R&D Director, Hendrik-Jan Gielis.
“The amplifiers with integral Dante and the new sixteen-channel model have been hotly anticipated by our customers, so we’re excited to see CloudPower going into more immersive projects and upscale installations in the near future.”A number of other enhancements and bug fixes complete the V1.3.0.R release, including the ability to select lo-Z / hi-Z mode per channel and upgraded tools for speaker manufacturers wishing to create, manage and protect presets for their loudspeakers.