Key Digital, TOA Electronics Partner on LeCAMbio Conferencing Systems

Published: March 7, 2022

Key Digital, N.Y.-based innovator in AVoIP solutions, announced its LeCAMbio Conferencing Systems, a line of integrated corporate conferencing solutions for small to medium sized rooms. Per a statement, the company developed the line in partnership with TOA Electronics.

The LeCAMbio systems link microphone beam-steering technology in a separately purchased TOA LENUBIO soundbar. Here, Key Digital’s PTZ camera automatically delivers simultaneous voice and camera tracking of active users. Thus, it improves conference focus while eliminating operational distractions for the host.

According to Key Digital, four different LeCAMbio systems are now available. Each offers a range of solutions to meet the needs of a variety of conference room sizes.

Features of LeCAMbio Systems

The systems each include the Key Digital KD-CAMUSB PTZ camera with automation based on voice-tracking capabilities of TOA Electronics’ proprietary LENUBIO AM-CF1. This houses a seven-microphone array with active stereo speakers (available in white or black color options). Additionally, Key Digital’s KD-CX800 Control Interface is the final core hardware component. This facilitates IR and RS-232 system control via IP Routing.

Additionally, with a single USB connection, users can handle connectivity to a host computer. The systems generate 1080p full HD video with up to 10X optical zoom via the KD-CAMUSB with automatic beam-steering audio capture per the AM-CF-1’s microphone array.

In the LeCAMbio system, LENUBIO’s voice-tracking data is converted to the camera’s PTZ information. Thus, it provides both voice and camera steering to an active participant via Key Digital’s Compass Control Pro control software for iOS.

The Compass Control Pro is a simple-to-use, programing-free, plug-and-play solution for complete control and signal management under one platform. It is especially useful when working with multiple brand subsystems.

Mutually Beneficial Partnership

“The merging of complementary TOA Electronics and Key Digital technologies delivers dynamic capabilities for conference room applications,” says Key Digital president Mike Tsinberg. “As a Compass Control Partner, TOA Electronics has been an excellent company to work with, and our customers have benefitted from our joint efforts.”

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Mitsuhiro Omura, president and CEO, TOA Electronics, Inc., states, “Our latest collaboration, with the LENUBIO and KD-CAMUSB camera, has been our most exciting yet. The two work together, using our voice tracking system, to automate the camera’s movement to focus on the speaker. We were quite thrilled to debut this at InfoComm 2021, and have not seen anything like this on the market.”

Omura then praises Key Digital’s drivers that are compatible with TOA products. These include the DP-SP3, DP-K1, a multitude of the 9000 M2 Series models and the LENUBIO. Highlighting the companies’ mutual beneficial partnership, he expresses his excitement in taking it forward.

Other Features

The AM-CF1’s automatic echo cancellation, noise reduction and other built-in DSP functions also optimize audio fidelity. Thus, it ensures consistent high-quality transmission in both directions.

Furthermore, front mounted LEDs on the soundbar indicate the detected voice direction and distance. The touch-screen system control is handled via iOS (Compass Control Pro on iPad). What’s more, the manual camera control is also available via the free KDCam Software for Windows computers. Additionally, users can easily integrate further AV and room devices into the system’s signal flow.

The LeCAMbio System 1 (“Good”) supports up to 16 feet of USB/HDMI cable length from the display. System 2 (“Better”) scales up to 164 feet via the use of the KD-XUSB2 USB 2.0 Extender Kit. In addition, System 3 (“Best 1”) incorporates the KD-X100MRX HDBaseT Receiver and KD-X4x1WUTx or KD-X3x1WUTx HDBaseT Transmitter to scale up to 100 meters of cabling extension.

Finally, the System 4 (“Best 2”) also offers 100 meters with HDBaseT consolidation and in-rack connectivity for additional sources and other system components with the addition of the KD-UPS52U Presentation Switch.

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