Public Address System distributes voice messages and music.

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Designed for public address and background music, Plena Easy Line includes 2-zone mixer amplifier (120 or 240 W), one-zone mixer amplifier, mixer unit, 120 and 240 W power amplifiers, all-call call station, 2-zone call station, and wall panel. Products offer numerous and flexible inputs as well as features that facilitate zone setup and control. Applications include retail shops, restaurants, office buildings, and small businesses (warehouses/light industry).



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Bosch Introduces Further Extensions to Its Plena Public Address and Voice Alarm System



Plena Easy Line range provides easy solutions for public address and background music

o Flexible inputs offering a variety of solutions
o Easy-to-use front panel setting indicators and labeling solution
o Wall-panel connection allowing remote control of different zones

Bosch has recently extended its Plena public address and voice alarm system with its new Plena Easy Line range. The new range, specifically for public address and background music applications, includes two- and one-zone mixer amplifiers, a mixer unit, new power amplifiers, an 'all-call' call station, a two-zone call station and a wall panel.

The two-zone mixer amplifier is available in 120 W and 240 W versions. The unit features ten inputs to provide a variety of solutions for broadcasting announcements and music to listeners. Designed for straight-out-of-the-box use, it also features a new highly user-friendly user interface. Moreover, a variety of back panel connection points allow for true system integration and application flexibility. The mixer section has separate internal equalizers for music inputs and mic/line inputs that are easily adjusted with a simple turn of a dial.

The one-zone mixer amplifier features four mic/line inputs, three music inputs and a selectable line output for master or music only. Ideal for the general user, it is easy to use thanks to its straightforward interface, which includes 'recommended' setting indicators.

Combined with one or more Plena amplifiers, this mixer unit gives users total freedom to create zones with high power needs and install additional amplifiers outside the control location.

Available in 120 and 240 W versions, the new power amplifiers provide extra power for any Plena system application. Both units feature sturdy compact housings and temperature-controlled forced front-to-back ventilation for stackable installation.

The 'all-call' call station is a practical, user-friendly call station for all zones as well as two-zone announcements. It is provided with toggle key selection and a press-to-talk feature. The two-zone call station is a more advanced unit with two zones and seven built-in chimes. Up to six call stations can be daisy-chained into the system.

Finally, offering a practical and stylish solution for remote control, the new wall panel features two zone selections and one input selection. The panel allows users to select the source and control two zones.

With these new extensions to the Plena Public Address System, Bosch is able to offer full-featured public address and voice alarm solutions for cost-sensitive markets such as retail shops, restaurants, office buildings, small businesses (such as warehouses/light industry) and schools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2006, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering," the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of some 300 subsidiaries and more than 13,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.

The special ownership structure of the Bosch Group guarantees its financial independence and entrepreneurial freedom. It makes it possible for the company to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future, as well as to do justice to its social responsibility in a manner reflective of the spirit and will of its founder. A total of 92 % of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by the charitable foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

Additional information can be accessed at The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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