Phonic Corporation today announces plans to implement a new, environmentally-friendly system of providing instruction and literature to customers. Starting this month, select Phonic products will be shipped with new "Easy Manuals" – condensed manuals that provide vital instructions on operation. Comprehensive user manuals are still available in digital format through links provided on the Easy Manuals.
"For at least 2 decades, Phonic have been providing full user's manuals in each and every product," says Phonic Product Specialist, Grant Murray, "offering anything between 16 and 60 pages. When you stop and consider there were front and rear covers, index pages, blank pages, and much inconsequential data, the actual manual probably only consisted of 3 pages worth of information." He concludes, "The most important instructions have now been condensed and refined into simple, environmentally friendly guides."
Phonic's marketing team have calculated that, on average, the Easy Manuals use around 90% less paper than the traditional manuals. While majority of user manuals were printed on 100% renewable material, the Easy Manuals still help with environmental conservation two-fold: by reducing the amount of non-recycled paper waste while simultaneously using less resources for production.
"While we're determined to use less – and more environmentally sound – resources, this isn't a sign we're skimping on manuals," says Grant Murray. "Our Easy Manuals will now be printed in full color, with more succinct information to allow customers to immediately get started with the product."
Easy Manuals will be phased into Phonic productions from this month. All current manual stock will be exhausted before the Easy Manuals are implemented. Phonic would like to remind customers that the full, exhaustive manuals are still available at all times through the Phonic website. Stay tuned to www.phonic.com for updates.
Phonic Corporation today announces a long-awaited upgrade to the PAA6 personal audio analyzer. Offering increase stability and usability, but also a brand new feature, the PAA6 firmware can be downloaded right now directly from the Phonic website.
This new firmware update has been in the pipe-line for quite some time, and now – with the imminent release of the new PAA3X and other hush-hush analyzer projects in the works – just seemed like the right time to unleash it.
"It's easy to lose sight of just how much of an impact the Phonic PAA series had on the world," said Phonic Product Marketing Specialist, Grant Murray. "These products changed the way engineers do their jobs by providing an easy, portable way to take measurements while walking around." He added, "There's no complicated setup or messing around with menus; they're small, portable and powerful."
As of this moment, the PAA6 has the ability to capture the screen and save this as a BMP image file on your SD card. This can be later transferred to your computer or recalled on the PAA6 itself. The capture function is accomplished by simply clicking the new "camera" icon at the top of the screen. In addition to this, users can tap the PAA6's power button at any time to capture the screen.
A firmware update is, of course, required to use this new function. The firmware update is incredibly simple: Place the update file on a formatted SD-HC card and insert the card into the PAA6. Find the Update function within the Setup menu and presto. Phonic recommends connecting the PAA6 to the power adapter when installing the firmware.
Stay tuned for much more news on Phonic's series of professional audio analyzers in the coming months! For up-to-the-minute updates on this and many other great Phonic products, keep an eye on www.phonic.com or like us on facebook.
Phonic today announces the release of the Celeus series of analog mixers. These multimedia-ready mixers are not only the culmination of years of experience in designing and manufacturing mixers but add more than a few modern refinements.
Reimagining the Phonic line of analog mixers was no easy feat. "We had to come up with an original angle," says Phonic Product Marketing Specialist, Grant Murray. "The new design incorporates slick curves and a color scheme that screams 'Phonic.' But appearance aside, the new features incorporated into the mixers make them invaluable to any live setup."
Celeus 100, Celeus 200 and Celeus 400 mixers were re-designed from top to bottom. The all-new molded enclosure is matched with stylish new pots and color scheme. Phonic engineers also incorporated 41-segment level meters and 7-band graphic equalizers to further enhance the already feature-heavy series.
Larger-scale Celeus models – the Celeus 600, Celeus 800 and Celeus 1000 – all feature Phonic's new smartphone/tablet stand, allowing such devices to sit comfortably at the head of the mixer to ensure quick and immediate access to multi-media content.
Finally, all Celeus models feature Bluetooth connectivity and USB recording and playback for easy integration of digital media. "There are so many ways to access our multimedia now," Grant Murray comments, "So offering the two most commonly used multimedia interfaces was a no-brainer." He finishes, "The Celeus series is all about integrating your live music and multimedia experiences."
Celeus Multimedia Mixers will be available as of next month. Check your local Phonic dealer for more information. Like us on facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on this and many other Phonic products.