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Smaart 7 Hits the Streets

Rational Acoustics announced the debut of Smaart Version 7, what the company calls a milestone release of its acoustic test and measurement software.Smaart 7 delivers audio professionals improved performance, stability, and accuracy by exploiting the power, speed, and memory of modern processors.

Rational Acoustics announced the debut of Smaart Version 7, what the company calls a milestone release of its acoustic test and measurement software. Company officials said Smaart 7 delivers audio professionals improved performance, stability, and accuracy by exploiting the power, speed, and memory of modern processors.

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Smaart 7 is the culmination of a two-year development effort and it's the first version of Smaart designed and released by Rational Acoustics, which purchased the brand from EAW in November 2009.

"Smaart 7 is a completely new code base," said Rational Acoustics' CEO and Head System Tweak, Jamie Anderson, in a statement. "By starting with a clean slate, we have been able to reconsider, review, and improve all areas of the program from the fundamental architecture through to the details of the control interface."

One of the most powerful aspects of Smaart 7 is its object-oriented program architecture, according to the company. As a result of the architecture, users can run as many simultaneous single-channel (spectrum) and dual-channel (transfer function) measurement engines as their PC will allow. This new architecture also means that Smaart is ready for expanded application/interaction beyond the basic program itself, such as remote GUIs, real-time data export/sharing with other applications, and the creation of plug-in versions.

Other improvements in the program include enhanced data acquisition, improved Spectrum and Transfer Function engines, expanded Impulse Response mode, a new Delay Tracking feature, and a simpler, friendlier interface.

"The release of Smaart v.7.0 is by no means the end of its development" said Karen Anderson, Rational Acoustics COO and Den Mother. "Users can expect a slew of updates, add-ons, and bug fixes from us throughout the life of the product. We have a whiteboard full of 'after-dot' features we are already working on."

Smaart 7 is available for purchase immediately via the Rational Acoustics web site or from any authorized Rational Acoustics dealer or distributor. For the first 90 days of release, existing Smaart 4, 5 or 6 users can upgrade online for a special Early Adopter discount. Anyone who purchased Smaart 6 after June 1, 2009, is eligible for a free upgrade to version 7.



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