Biamp ISE 2019: desono Conferencing, Pendant Speakers; Parlé Beamtracking Mics; Tesira Amplifiers, More

A slew of product announcemnts including desono speakers, Parlé Beamtracking mics and Tesira amps make “Biamp ISE 2019” a thing.

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Biamp ISE 2019: desono Conferencing, Pendant Speakers; Parlé Beamtracking Mics; Tesira Amplifiers, More

New desono Conferencing Speakers Extend Biamp Audio Quality and Design in the Conference Room

Biamp isn’t squandering opportunities to put new products in front of Integrated Systems Europe attendees. At ISE 2019, Biamp is introducing desono Conferencing and Pendant Speakers; Parlé Beamtracking mics and Tesira amps.

It also announces that it’s on pace to activate over 3 billion Crowd Mics and expanding capabilities of its SageVue browser-based monitoring and management platform.

Biamp, which recently acquired Cambridge Sound Management, has a lot to discuss at its ISE 2019 stand, 3-B120.

More on desono Speakers

Biamp says its new desono line of conferencing speakers with an optional AMP-450BP backpack amplifier, furthers its goal to bring high-quality audio to all meeting spaces.

The desono C-IC6 conferencing speakers offer termination-free connections using standard category cables, a removable magnetic grill, and acoustic performance tailored for superior speech reproduction, making them ideally suited for conference rooms, according to Biamp.

“As a conference room system industry leader, we know how to develop integrated conferencing solutions, from microphones and processors to PoE+ amps and Bluetooth streaming audio,” says Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp.

“It’s only natural for us to develop conferencing-specific speakers that ensure extraordinary audio quality and a simple a reliable installation experience to these important spaces. Our customers can be assured there’s Biamp quality through the entire audio signal path.”

More on desono conferencing speakers via press release:

Accompanying the desono speakers is the optional PoE+ AMP-450BP amplifier that mounts cleanly onto the back of the speaker — eliminating the need for multiple cable runs back to the rack. Each backpack amp powers up to seven additional desono speakers via category cable, creating a 100 percent termination-free installation, enabling a structured cabling crew to complete the entire above-ceiling audio rough-in for a conference room.

Adding to the simplest installation possible, the desono family of speakers feature dual RJ-45 ports for daisy chaining and standard 4-pin euroblock connectors providing additional flexibility for projects that utilize traditional speaker wiring. The AMP-450BP amplifier is designed with multiple mounting options and can be backpacked onto the speaker, mounted to a wall, or suspended from a Biamp tile bridge.

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New desono Conferencing Speakers Extend Biamp Audio Quality and Design in the Conference Room

Biamp’s combination of a termination-free solution, elegant industrial design, advanced Beamtracking™ technology, and integration of the entire audio signal path — from microphone to speaker — ensures that Tesira conference rooms sound better, look better, and are easier to install than any other system. The addition of the powerful SageVue® management tool makes monitoring and managing deployed systems a familiar and comfortable process for technology managers.

The new desono family of conferencing speakers and AMP-450BP amplifier will be available Q2 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Meanwhile, desono Pendant Speakers, available in two style models P6 and P6-SM, are designed for retail, restaurants, casinos and other applications that require background, foreground music or paging, says Biamp.

Paired with new Tesira 1200 series amplifiers (see below for more on those), Biamp says the new models deliver best-in-class audio and the easiest possible installation experience for integrators.

When used with Biamp’s innovative new Crowd Mics (more on those below) audience participation system, the new loudspeakers create an engaged audience, enabling presenters to encourage discussion and drive a truly collaborative event, Biamp says.

“The pendant styles of our new desono speakers are the combination of Biamp’s legendary audio expertise and careful attention to industrial design that delivers a product with an unprecedented combination of great sound and great looks,” says Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “Now facilities with open ceiling designs and open floor plan environments — in retail spaces or lecture halls, and houses of worship, to name just a few — can enjoy a superior audio experience that complements and accentuates interior aesthetics.”

More on desono Pendant Speakers via press release:

Engineered to solve a wide range of installations, the desono pendant series is mechanically steerable, providing a cost-efficient way to achieve optimal speaker coverage while keeping the audio where it’s needed most. Both styles of speaker include an internal 70V/100V transformer with a 16 Ohm bypass, giving designers fantastic flexibility. Paired with Biamp’s new AMP-450BP amplifier, a termination-free installation can be achieved, saving installers time and money.

Biamp’s offerings for larger spaces combine flexible network architecture, simplified installation features, and a unique, integrated audio and video platform to create an unbeatable toolset for designers and installers alike that is easily monitored and managed with the powerful management capabilities in the SageVue™ device monitoring and management application.

The new desono pendant speakers will be available Q3 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Biamp Brings Certified and Easily Deployed Pro AV Audio to Google Hangouts Meet Hardware

During ISE 2019, Biamp announces that its Tesira conferencing solutions are now certified for use with Hangouts Meet hardware, delivering its solutions to medium and large conference rooms. In addition, Biamp introduces a deployment tool that it says makes configuring a Biamp system for use with Hangouts Meet hardware a fast, simple, and reliable process.

More on Biamp’s Google Hangouts Solution via press release:

Biamp’s digital signal processing (DSP) is certified to work easily and ensure its Hangouts Meet hardware solutions will provide the high-quality conferencing experience users demand. Biamp’s certified solutions support all required Hangouts Meet functionality and automatically offload tasks such as automatic echo cancellation (AEC) processing to Biamp’s Tesira processor, which is optimized to handle challenging audio conditions in larger rooms. Additionally, Tesira supports automatic mute synchronization, which ensures the room’s microphone LEDs and control panels accurately reflect the mute status of meeting participants.

“IT and AV technology managers now have the ability to bring Biamp’s industry-leading audio to rooms outfitted with Hangouts Meet hardware solutions,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “The importance of the deployment tool we’ve provided cannot be overemphasized. Since professional-grade audio systems, like Tesira, are so powerful and configurable, they can be more challenging to install properly. With our free deployment tool, this is no longer a concern. We have reduced the entire setup process to answering just four questions, and the tool takes care of the rest, ensuring accurate, dependable system setup in minutes. Every room should provide the best possible conferencing experience for users, and now enterprises who select Google Cloud’s UC solutions have access to Tesira’s superior audio quality.”

Biamp is the first manufacturer to include a unique deployment tool, which saves IT and AV technology teams valuable time by automating the setup process for Tesira conferencing systems. Biamp’s certified products include TesiraFORTÉ® DSP processors.

Biamp’s combination of a termination-free solution, elegant industrial design, advanced Beamtracking technology, and integration of the entire audio signal path — from microphone to speaker — ensures Tesira conference rooms sound better, look better, and are easier to install than other systems. The addition of the powerful SageVue® management tool makes monitoring and managing deployed systems a familiar and comfortable process for technology managers.

More information on Biamp’s Hangouts Meet hardware-certified products can be found at https://www.biamp.com/google. Information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Biamp On Pace to Activate Over 3 Billion Wireless Microphones in 2019

Biamp‘s Crowd Mics audience engagement solution can turn smartphones and tablets into personal microphones and interactive response systems, enhacing experiences for event attendees and moderators alike. During ISE 2019, Biamp is demonstrating its Crowd Mics.

More on Biamp Crowd Mics via press release:

Designed for presentations, lectures, panel discussions, and other presenter/audience events, Crowd Mics is hosted on a small hardware appliance — the ATOM — that supports up to 1,000 event participants. The ATOM connects directly to the room’s audio system via USB or balanced audio outputs, includes the option to present video via HDMI, and provides moderators full access to the event’s participation log, including questions asked and poll results.

Audience members connect to the ATOM using a free iOS or Android app installed on their phone or tablet. The app lets event participants use their smartphones as a personal wireless microphone and give access to standard audience engagement tools like polls and messaging. The separate Crowd Mics moderator application allows a presenter or moderator to select who will speak next, create and publish polls, and select audience text comments to be pushed to the room’s AV presentation system.

“Trying to involve an audience by running around a room with a conventional wireless microphone is awkward and ineffective. Everyone carries a smartphone today that includes a great microphone. Not taking advantage of it for audience participation is absurd,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “Smartphones are the most widely adopted mobile device in the world and contain features that make them the perfect tool to empower audience participation with a device people have and are comfortable using. In the Crowd Mics concept, we saw something totally unique that completely aligned with our commitment to deliver extraordinary experiences in presentation spaces.”

The original Crowd Mics application was purchased by Biamp in 2018 from Crowd Mics founder Tim Holladay in Biamp’s first acquisition under resident and CEO Rashid Skaf. Mr. Holladay is joining Biamp at ISE as a special guest and will promote the launch of the product in the Biamp booth.

“I was really excited when Biamp expressed interest in acquiring Crowd Mics. The original team worked incredibly hard developing the idea and it was met with a lot of critical success. Biamp has the expertise, resources, and passion, to let Crowd Mics fulfill its full potential,” said Holladay. “I’m delighted that a company like Biamp sees the potential for Crowd Mics to transform a conventional presentation or event into something seamlessly interactive.”

Biamp President, CEO, and Co-chairman, Rashid Skaf added, “We see tremendous value and opportunity in Crowd Mics. The current audience engagement capabilities of the application are just the beginning of a planned roadmap of enhancements for enabling reliable, enjoyable collaboration in all our target venues.”

Biamp’s offerings for larger spaces combine flexible network architecture, simplified installation features and a unique, integrated audio and video platform to create an unbeatable toolset for designers and installers alike. Like other Biamp devices, Crowd Mics can be easily managed through Biamp’s SageVue™ 2.0 browser-based monitoring and management platform.

Biamp Crowd Mics will be available Q2 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Biamp Tesira Amplifiers

During ISE 2019, Biamp introduces what it calls the first enterprise-ready rack-mounted amplifiers with 100 percent asymmetric power distribution — the only amplifiers that support 802.1X authentication, making them the most secure option on the market, according to the company.

“Designers use a wide variety of loudspeakers in a given space and across projects. This means amplifiers must be highly flexible to accommodate the speaker selection and design philosophy,” says Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “The new Tesira amplifiers are the only digital amps to offer such extraordinary flexibility with selectable impedance, power distribution, and choice of a preferred network topology — from redundancy to daisy chain, single cable or separate control and media. No one else offers that. This flexibility let’s Biamp cover a range of applications with just two models that competitors need several more models to match, making Biamp’s amplifiers easier to stock, spec, and commission.”

More on Biamp Tesira Amplifiers via press release:

Ideal for sound reinforcement, the new amplifiers are offered in two models:
• Tesira 1200.1 — 4-channel, 1200W amplifier, single asymmetric bank
• Tesira 1200.2 — 4-channel, 2400W amplifier, dual asymmetric banks

The only true single-cable amplifier solution, both models employ media and control on a single port. Biamp’s unique power distribution architecture allows designers and integrators to distribute 1 to 100 percent of available power to any channel. Additionally, amplifiers support both selectable impedance (4Ω, 8Ω, 70V,or 100V) and patented delay equalization per channel, delivering maximum design flexibility. To streamline installations, both models include an audible locate feature on the front panel, allowing installers to quickly and easily validate connected loudspeaker runs.

The new amplifiers join Biamp’s extensive family of products targeting larger spaces like auditoria, lecture halls, and common areas. These solutions combine flexible network architecture, simplified installation features and a unique, integrated audio and video platform to create an unbeatable toolset for designers and installers alike. The amplifiers are fully supported by SageVue™, Biamp’s powerful device monitoring and management system.

The new Tesira 1200 series amplifiers will be available Q2 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Biamp’s New Parlé Beamtracking Microphones

During ISE2019, Biamp introduces its new Parlé family of Beamtracking microphones. The new TCM-X ceiling and TTM-X tabletop models join the TCM-1 pendant that each combine industry leading acoustic performance with sleek, attractive designs, providing crystal-clear conferencing with no aesthetic compromises, according to Biamp.

Biamp’s patent-pending Beamtracking technology follows meeting participants as they move around the room, ensuring the highest quality voice pick up wherever the person is sitting or standing. They also require zero microphone setup, reducing installation and programming time for integrators, according to the company.

“Our Beamtracking technology was the first to combine full room coverage and complete freedom of movement, while making system commissioning easier for integrators,” says Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “With our new Parlé mics we’re raising the bar again with models designed specifically for conferencing applications where room aesthetics are a top priority.”

More on Biamp Parlé Beamtracking Microphones via press release:

The TCM-X is a low-profile, ceiling mounted 6-inch microphone contained within a discrete enclosure that blends subtly into the ceiling. For rooms where a tabletop microphone is desirable, the TTM-X is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, minimizing the amount of table real estate it occupies. The new Parlé models feature four 90-degree tracking zones delivering dynamic, 360-degree room coverage, and each microphone uses just one channel of acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) for far more efficient processing resource utilization than conventional beamforming models.

Leveraging Biamp’s unique termination-free design, installations requiring two microphones can add an additional satellite microphone to either the ceiling or tabletop model by connecting it to the primary microphone’s processing unit. All models are available in black or white and come in the following configurations:
Parlé TCM-X — AVB-enabled Beamtracking ceiling microphone
Parlé TCM-XA — AVB-enabled Beamtracking ceiling microphone with 2-channel PoE+ amplifier featuring Biamp’s patent-pending burst power mode
Parlé TCM-XEX — Beamtracking ceiling microphone expansion model
Parlé TTM-X — AVB-enabled Beamtracking tabletop microphone
Parlé TTM-XEX — Beamtracking tabletop microphone expansion model

Biamp’s combination of a termination-free solution, elegant industrial design, advanced Beamtracking technology, and integration of the entire audio signal path — from microphone to speaker — ensures that Tesira conference rooms sound better, look better, and are easier to install than any other system. The addition of the powerful SageVue® management tool makes monitoring and managing deployed systems a familiar and comfortable process for technology managers.

The new Parlé Beamtracking microphones will be available Q2 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.

Biamp Enhances SageVueMonitoring and Management Platform to Better Support Large Systems (press release)

Biamp will be highlighting the expanding capabilities of its SageVue™ browser-based monitoring and management platform at ISE 2019 (Stand 3-B120). Enabling powerful, flexible, and effective systems monitoring and management for networked Tesira® and Devio® devices, the forthcoming SageVue 2.0 release provides technology managers with even more powerful tools to administer their Biamp equipment efficiently, the capability to work in strictly controlled IT environments, and a customizable user interface (UI) to ensure the most important information is visible to each user.

“SageVue is a superior management tool because of its inherent flexibility. It’s AV management your way, from the customizable UI to its fully featured RESTful API that enables easy integration with the IT network management system of your choice,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development at Biamp. “SageVue empowers customers to work the way they want, and we continue to add new features to support more device types and new customer needs thereby ensuring that solutions based on Biamp equipment are the most secure and easiest to manage in the market.”

New features available for AV technology managers in SageVue 2.0 include:
• Take control of your deployment by sending configuration updates to Tesira systems
• Automate your maintenance by scheduling events, including device reboots, firmware updates, Tesira preset recalls, and Devio auto-tune functionality
• Manage large deployments more easily with a refined user experience
• Customize SageVue by creating and saving personal views of devices and systems
• Monitor policy compliance by creating device profiles
• Support for Windows® Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016
• Monitor offline activation workflow for facilities with restrictions on internet access

SageVue already supports the ability to access and configure Tesira VoIP-enabled devices directly, without the need to use Tesira software, and comes preconfigured for the most popular VoIP proxy vendors.

The 2.0 release of the SageVue platform will be available Q2 of 2019. More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.