IntroductionHAL is more than just another DSP drag-and-drop system. It has revolutionized system design and installation.HAL is an expert in room combining, paging and distributed audio systems. This groundbreaking architecture is dimensions beyond any solution in any industry. HAL easily guides even novice users through what used to be complex tasks in just minutes. No intricate matrix mixing or presets are required for room combining and paging. No virtual wiring is required to distribute pages and background music to multiple, even hundreds of zones. Seamlessly interface HAL to your application with web controls and/or a broad variety of peripheral devices including smart Digital Remotes, a 7-inch programmable touchscreen, Remote Audio Devices (RADs), portable or rack automixers, audio I/O, Dante, and logic expansion devices, wall sensors,ambient sensing mics, and an advanced Paging Station. Control HAL functions from a web browser in any smartphone, computer or tablet – including iPads, iPhones, Androids, Samsung, etc. In addition, the HAL Multiprocessor and Halogen™ software check the status, location, CAT 5 wiring integrity, and that audio is flowing in all peripheral devices, so you know your system is properly connected and ready to go. Does your DSP troubleshoot the cable install for you and offer a “Get on the Plane” indicator that shows you that the installers have truly finished their job? It should. Halogen software includes Ethernet control support for third-party control systems such as AMX®, Crestron® and Stardraw Control™, including well-documented examples. Standard TCP/IP set and get ASCII text messages control levels, selectors, presets and toggle software actions. Since the same Halogen software code runs on both Windows® and within HAL hardware, third-party control developers can test all their code using only the Halogen Windows software. Use only software for complete system design and validation. Buy the hardware only when the install date arrives and completely skip needing it early solely for control system programming verification. Standard TCP/IP set and get ASCII text messages control levels, selectors, presets and toggle software actions. Analog audio has always offered “plug it in, it works!” functionality. With HAL’s modern DSP system, finally digital audio offers “plug it in, it works”. Without IP anything, without DHCP servers, without unblocking ports, without firmware mismatches, without hours (or days?) of bad cable termination or swapped cable-pull troubleshooting, and other troubles caused by Ethernet and other supposedly modern digital audio and control transports.What's New with HAL and Halogen?Download and Install Halogen 6.0.1Halogen 6.0.1 FixesThe Event Manager - New in Halogen 6.0 Halogen 6.0 announcement video from Infocomm 2015 (duration 1:23)RAD16z Isolated Dual Mic-Line-Plus Inputs / Dual Outputs / Dual Logic Inputs and Outputs - Shipping now! RAD16z announcement video from Infocomm 2015 (duration 2:00)DR6 Touchscreen Remote ControlEXP2x Dante Expander for the HAL1x DR6 Touchscreen & Web Controls Programming Intro in the Rane Blog. EXP2x Dante Programming Intro in the Rane Blog. The Best Rane Contractor Blog Posts about HAL and Halogen.