Digital Player Pianos by Piano
Players can be installed on virtually any piano
and Installation in the NW Florida and South Alabama area only)
The iQ player system can be operated from your choice of external devices, including
iPhones, iPads, iPods and other music delivery devices like MP3 players.
iQ uses PianoDisc's patented SilentDrive technology to play the piano with full expression at even whisper-soft levels. iQ can play music from PianoDisc's extensive
library, either by download or CDs, and can also play music from special PianoVideo DVDs.
iQ's electronics are hidden within the piano. The system can be controlled by any number of devices---the user can choose his own---including technologically advanced music delivery devices, like MP3 players, and from iTunes installed on a laptop or desktop.
(rt) iQ is shown controlled by an MP3 player; the piano is playing via the PianoVideo seen on the screen
SilentDrive allows more precise control of the key and pedal solenoids
by the PianoDisc 228CFX, PDS-128Plus or PianoCD control units.
Precision control means greater fidelity and more life-like
performance by the PianoDisc System.
The SilentDrive's four boards consist of one
CPU (central processing unit) and three custom ASIC
(Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) chip-driven boards. The
boards communicate using a type of serial information link that runs
faster than MIDI. This electronic link allows for the almost
instantaneous changes to the solenoid's speed when a new command is
given. With SilentDrive, the PianoDisc system plays at much quieter
levels, with whisper quiet movement of the solenoids and incredible
TFT Record Strip - The TFT sensor strip,
which PianoDisc calls Touch Film Technology, consists
of four pieces of piezo polymer film. Each piece is screen-printed
with conductive carbon ink on both sides, resulting is a pattern of 22
sensor fingers. The piezo film sensors are mounted between an aluminum
strip and four printed circuit boards. When the pianist strikes a key,
its movement slightly stretches the piezo film sensor over the curve
in the aluminum strip. This action develops a voltage in the sensor,
whose magnitude varies with the force of the key stroke.