2018

AFMG Presents an Early Preview of EASE Version 5 at Prolight + Sound 2018

2018-03-23 12:40

AFMG is moving forward full-steam with the development of the next major version of EASE. At Prolight + Sound 2018, we will be showing for the first time an early alpha version of EASE 5 with exciting new features.

Long awaited by users of EASE 4, its modern successor EASE 5 is taking shape and offers new and innovative solutions. We will be glad to demonstrate the software and discuss the feature set currently under construction, including:

  • A modern and intuitive user interface for several rewritten software modules,
  • A 64-bit based platform, which allows for increased memory allocation and high performance,
  • Novel concepts and tools for building rooms based on imported CAD drawings,
  • Automatic management of “holes” and room volume calculation,
  • The new acoustic parameters editor showing the relationships between acoustic quantities,
  • A database shared with other AFMG products, such as EASE Focus 3,
  • A state-of-the-art rendering engine for viewing rooms.

If you have a general interest in EASE you are welcome to visit our stand to learn more about the program’s advanced capabilities to perform acoustical simulations.

During the tradeshow you will also have the opportunity to check out other upcoming software releases, and see some of our measurement and simulation tools in action. We will be happy to introduce you to our latest work, such as:

  • 3D Beam Shaping with FIRmaker - With high-end planar arrays and AFMG’s latest FIRmaker 3D, exclusive control over the array’s radiation pattern can be achieved not only along the vertical plane, but also in the horizontal plane.
  • Automatic Filter Selection in EASE Focus 3 - Coming soon, the tool provides automatic setup of the filter settings available for the line array.
  • Load and Safety Calculations for Line Arrays - The GLL Plug-in API and SDK are available now for EASE Focus 3 and give loudspeaker manufacturers the possibility to develop powerful plug-ins.
  • Outdoor Noise Prediction - Results of AFMG´s highly advanced line array simulation can now be imported into Wölfel’s IMMI 2017 software for prediction of outdoor noise pollution.

 

Visit us at Prolight + Sound 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 10 to 13.
We look forward to welcoming you at booth G30, in Hall 3.1!


As of March 12, EASE 4 Purchases Include a Free License for the Next Major Release, EASE 5

2018-03-12 10:00

Acoustical model viewed in an early preview version of EASE 5.
Acoustical model viewed in an early preview version of EASE 5.

Since 2016 a major update to AFMG’s market-leading acoustical simulation software EASE® is under development.

Large parts of the software are being rewritten on a new technological platform. Great care is taken to create an intuitive and modern user interface. It is the ultimate goal of the development to reduce the time users spend on building the room and to give them more tools to design powerful sound systems and effective acoustics.

Taking this approach, EASE modules dealing with geometry entry are completely redesigned and new features are added. Other modules will be retained for EASE 5 and reworked subsequently in order to shorten the waiting time for this release.

The release of EASE 5 is tentatively scheduled for late 2019.

AFMG® will be showing an early preview of EASE 5 at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt, April 10-13, 2018, as well as at the InfoComm18 tradeshow, June 6-8, in Las Vegas.

Free Licenses for EASE 5

In order to offer our customers a smooth transition, beginning March 12, AFMG will grant a free license of EASE 5 for every new license of EASE 4.4 JR or EASE 4.4 Standard.

  • New users now have the opportunity to acquire EASE 4.4 and become eligible to receive EASE 5 for free. 
  • Users who wish to extend their EASE 4.4 licenses with additional User Keys will receive a free EASE 5 license for each added User Key.
  • All EASE 4.4 JR users now have the unique chance to upgrade to EASE 4.4 Standard most cost-efficiently. By upgrading, they are also eligible for a free license of EASE 5 Standard.
  • EASE 5 Standard licenses will include any AURA and EARS modules purchased with EASE 4!

All EASE 5 free licenses can be used as soon as the software is released. Any EASE 4 licenses can continue to be used in parallel with EASE 5. Thus, our customers will be able to migrate to the new version at their own pace and without affecting ongoing design projects.

EASE Price Changes

As of March 12, 2018, a new price list for EASE will be in effect.

AFMG recommends that customers who intend to buy EASE should take the opportunity to purchase EASE 4.4 now, before the release of EASE 5. Current prices are significantly lower and a license for EASE 5 is already included.

Investments already made by EASE 4 users prior to March 12 will be honored by reduced prices for the upgrade to EASE 5 after its release.

EASE® Price List
(Effective March 12, 2018)

Product
Version 4.4
Version 5
EASE JR 890 € 1.100 €
Reduced price in case of an existing EASE 4.x JR license1 - 590 €
     
EASE Standard 2.110 € 2.460 €
Reduced price in case of an existing EASE 4.x Standard license1,2
890 €
     
Upgrade EASE JR -> Standard 1.530 € 1.700 €
     
AURA Module 840 € 890 €
EARS Module 660 € 690 €
InfraRed Module3 450 € -
     
EASE Standard + AURA 2.655 € 3.015 €
EASE Standard + AURA + EARS 3.249 € 3.636 €
     
All prices per User Key.

EASE 4.4 JR purchased after March 12 includes a free license for the next major release, EASE 5 JR.

EASE 4.4 Standard purchased after March 12 includes a free license for the next major release, EASE 5 Standard.
EASE 5 release prices are preliminary and may change in the future.

1If purchased before March 12.
2Includes any existing AURA or EARS modules purchased with EASE 4.
3InfraRed module will be discontinued in version 5.

All EASE 4 licenses are governed by the End User License Agreement (EULA) for EASE 4.


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