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Aurora Net by dBTechnologies

Built with Qt

Crank up the volume with this cross-platform real-time sound reinforcement control and management system.

70%

development time saved

50%

development cost saved
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Aurora Net boosts the management and monitoring of your sound reinforcement systems into overdrive. Control everything from audio level and temperature to inclination and tilt to optimize your sound setup. 

Rock & Roll dreams come true!

Call Aurora Net by dBTechnologies the unsung hero of your concert experience. Think of them when the bass beats make the butterflies in your stomach flutter or the trebles make you tremble with excitement.

Aurora Net puts the control of your sound system at your fingertips. Individually control and arrange the sound of each amp remotely via touch-based controls and perform complex operations through a simple and intuitive interface.

Development challenges

  • Efficient code requirements for real-time software on low-performance hardware
  • Cross-platform UI development for desktop and touchscreen devices

How Qt helped

  • Optimized performance thanks to Qt's object-oriented and multithreading structure mixed with the efficiency of C++ 
  • Streamlined designer-developer workflow thanks to the flexibility of Widgets and stylesheets 

Qt allowed us to achieve what the graphics architect designed with a minimum effort of time and code, thanks to the flexibility of style sheets and Widgets. At the same time, its object-oriented and multithreading structure, mixed with the efficiency of C++, guarantees the best performance ever. And at the top of it all, it’s completely CROSS-PLATFORM!

Alessandro Barbieri, Software and Firmware Engineer, dB Technologies

How dBTechnologies Increased their Gain(s) with Qt

Aurora Net was designed to be something special from the outset: Every action can be performed with a single click or touch on any touch panel or mini PC. To this end, Aurora Net had to be built with scalability, extensibility, and the capability to adapt to different form factors in mind.

One of the challenges was to develop a user interface that would function for both PCs and touch-based platforms. Qt helped dBTechnologies recreate the graphic designer's proposal with a minimum of time and effort thanks to the flexibility and customization options of the style sheets and widgets.

Another challenge was to find the most efficient and reliable way to put a real-time system on low-performance hardware in place. The requirements should simultaneously match current hardware specs, quickly adapt to future platforms, and ensure continued backward compatibility with legacy products. Thanks to the efficiency of C++ and Qt's object-oriented and multithreading structure, dBTechnologies could achieve the best performance for their software compared to other frameworks.

dBTechnologies chose Qt after evaluating and comparing the documentation, performance, and development time of different toolkits and frameworks, some specific to the audio world. 

dBTechnologies designed a very unique interface, but thanks to the style sheets and widgets they turned out to be easy to develop.

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As soon as I started using Qt I felt comfortable: the ease of use of the toolkit, the vast documentation available, and the online support make this tool simply exceptional.

Dario Fortini, Software Engineer, dB Technologies

dBTechnologies operates in the professional audio equipment industry. Constant new materials and technologies, together with the ability to create unique design solutions, are the key ingredients for an ever-increasing market share and success. In January 2019, the brand was distributed in 160 countries worldwide, providing installation companies, rental companies, sound designers, and musicians with audio equipment combining top-quality sound performance with Made in Italy design.

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