Nureva Inc., the Alberta, Canada-based innovator of IT-first audioconferencing solutions, announced that its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audioconferencing systems now integrate with Extron control and automation solutions to deliver camera-tracking features that support hybrid working and learning. Extron used Nureva’s sound-location device API, available through Nureva Developer Toolkit, to update the Extron Control Systems Driver. The Extron control processor receives sound-tracking data from the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems and sends a preset recall command to steer camera views to the location of the person speaking.
The supplied audio-location data leverages Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which fills a room with thousands of virtual microphones so everyone can be heard everywhere in a space. Sound direction, location and level are reported several times per second to enable automatic camera adjustments based on the location of the active speakers. According to Nureva, this results in more refined camera positioning and switching and a better experience for remote participants.
Hundreds of cameras by leading manufacturers integrate the use of preset recalls with the Extron control processor. With the launch of this integration, Nureva HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio systems can supply voice-tracking data to any of those cameras with the simple installation of the Extron driver. Nureva’s sound-location device API was created as part of a program to work with companies like Extron on steering cameras with Nureva audio systems to improve and simplify remote collaboration. Visitors to ISE later this month can learn more about Nureva’s camera integrations at stand 2N450.
“It’s exciting for Extron to combine our industry leading control and automation solutions with Nureva’s audio conferencing capabilities,” says Casey Hall, Extron’s CMO. “By simplifying integration between products, our shared customers will benefit from better meetings aided by enhanced audio and control experiences.”
Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO, says, “We are pleased to collaborate with Extron to deliver the simplicity and flexibility that our mutual customers demand for their hybrid spaces by combining our sound-location data for third-party cameras with Extron control systems. Using the intelligence built into Microphone Mist technology, our IT-friendly wall-mounted systems are delivering a level of camera-tracking sophistication that, until now, was only possible with traditional pro AV solutions.”