JBL are proud to announce that ten of their Control Series ceiling loudspeakers have been authorised for use in EASE® Address, a free, publicly available electro-acoustic simulation software that is utilised for designing distributed ceiling loudspeaker systems.

Provided by AFMG, EASE Address includes ceiling loudspeaker models from many manufacturers, allowing designers to select the loudspeaker they need for their project, determine quantities, tap settings, placement, and document how the system is expected to perform.

The ten JBL Professional models that AFMG has authorized for use in EASE Address are the: Control 12C/TControl 14C/TControl 16C/TControl 18C/TControl 24CTControl 26CTControl 45CTControl 47C/TControl 47HC, and Control 226C/T.

For those who already have EASE Address, the individual JBL files are posted on the Address site, as well as on each applicable JBL model webpage under the Downloads menu in the section named "Ease Data".

For those who do not have EASE Address, a full copy of the no-charge program containing the JBL ceiling loudspeaker files is posted on each of the applicable JBL model webpages. Again, those files are located under the Downloads menu in the section named "Ease Data".

“EASE Address and JBL’s Distributed System Design (DSD) software are similar in many ways and some system designers prefer to use independent modeling software rather than a program that comes from a manufacturer.

Address can provide some additional graphs (such as statistical distribution of SPL), while DSD includes all of JBL’s ceiling loudspeakers plus some other form-factor models that can be used in ceiling-type distributed sound systems, such as pendants and symmetrical-coverage surface-mount loudspeakers.

We have received authorization from AFMG to include a cross-section of our blind-mount ceiling loudspeakers. These include our smallest Control 10 Series models, our core Control 20 Series models, Control 40 Series Constant Directivity loudspeakers, and up to our high-output Control 200 Series.

This wide-ranging assortment allows system designers to select the JBL ceiling loudspeaker that provides the size, output level, and degree of pattern control that best meet the needs of the project.” said Rick Kamlet, JBL’s Senior Product Manager for Commercial Installation Loudspeakers.