ELKHART, Indiana - October 2003 - Crown International has released an IQ Network software application for Pocket PC-compatible devices. Called "Pocket IQ," this free application allows audio control of TCP/IQ-based networks to be controlled with the convenience of a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). 

Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound, Touring and Cinema markets for Crown commented: "This new application makes the IQ Network even more flexible and user-friendly. With Pocket IQ, you can easily walk around and make system adjustments with an off-the-shelf PDA that you may already own and use."

Pocket IQ works together with Crown's free IQwic software suite, enabling Pocket PC PDAs with Ethernet connectivity to control and monitor the audio functions of devices on an IQ Network. IQwic allows users to develop custom control screens for the Pocket PC, which are then imported into the Pocket PC program running on the device. Both IQwic and Pocket IQ are available for free download to users via the IQ website, www.iqaudiosystems.com.

With Custom Control Screens, users can set up a common set of controls and meters to make it simple and easy to fine-tune their system. For instance, a consultant might place common controls for filters and delays on a custom control screen in IQwic beforehand, then make final adjustments via their PDA as they move about the space while commissioning the system on site. 

Currently, Pocket IQ supports devices running Pocket PC 2002 on the ARM processor. This includes (among others) the HP iPaq 3855 and iPaq 5450.

For more details on IQ Network products, please visit www.iqaudiosystems.com or contact the Crown Technical Support Group at support@iqaudiosystems.com, (800) 342-6939 or (574) 294-8200.

Crown International, a Harman International company, manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, please visit Crown online at http://www.crownaudio.com.