[AG-TECH] Access grid Hardware , expensive !

Richard Naylor richard.naylor at citylink.co.nz
Fri Oct 1 18:49:03 CDT 2004

At 12:15 PM 10/1/2004 +0100, Osland, CD (Chris) wrote:
>Access Grids can be expensive, but don't be put off by the
>spec you have found: that is YEARS out of date.
>3.  The only reason I would prefer to add a second computer is that
>it would allow me to run the ClearOne (Gentner) software in that,
>(without that software causing the CPU utilization to be 100% in the AG
>and also use it for DPPT / IgPix / VNC etc.  All the 'mainstream'
>AG applications happily run in a single machine as long as it has
>enough power - 2x2.6, 2x2.8, 2x3.06 or whatever.
>[If you're running APware under Windows, make sure that it is
>running at LOWEST priority, or you will get sticky windows
>at stupidly low window counts.]

One way I reduce the cost is by using the Gentner GT1524. Its under half 
the cost of an AP400. The GT1524 is a single channel unit and I add a small 
audio mixer (I use Behringer or Mackie) in front of the Gentner. This is 
*much* easier to drive and train an operator on, it save you one PC cost 
and because of the range of inputs on the mixer (mic, line, balanced, 
unbalanced etc) you can hook up almost anything so easily. CD Players, VHS 
players, etc.

There are only minimal controls and settings on the GT1524 and once set up, 
it just runs. Works a treat in both large and small rooms.


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