Biamp Systems / InfoComm 2014
Biamp Systems will feature Tesira(R) 2.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based products. The centerpiece of Tesira 2.0 is TesiraFORTA‰, an all-new series of digital audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. Now shipping, TesiraFORTA‰ consists of eight models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) with fixed input and output configurations, designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to conferencing, telephony, and VoIP environments. Also shipping is the new Biamp(R) Dante(TM)-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, which, like its current SCM-1 card does with CobraNet(R), functions as a gateway interface to support 64×64 channels of Dante networked audio. In addition, Tesira 2.0 includes new firmware and software that enable two Tesira SERVERs to act as a redundant pair — with the secondary Tesira SERVER providing a mirrored backup to prevent any interruption in service in case of failure in the primary SERVER.
Also at InfoComm 2014, Biamp Systems will showcase Nexia(R), the company’s award-winning distance conferencing system, newly repositioned alongside the launch of the TesiraFORTA‰ series of audio processors. Together, Nexia and TesiraFORTA‰ provide a well-rounded and powerful DSP product offering designed to satisfy users’ routine audio requirements for professional AV solutions at an affordable price.
Vocia(R) 1.6 marks a significant addition to the Biamp(R) Vocia networked public address and voice evacuation system. The central aim of this release is to better integrate with Biamp’s Tesira(R) and Audia(R) platforms in order to provide seamless multi-functional solutions. With new capabilities for extending the platform to an even broader range of installations of various sizes, Vocia 1.6 provides three new hardware devices — the eight-channel Vocia Input (VI-8) device for analog and digital paging inputs, the VoIP-1 telephone-paging adaptor, and the POTS-1 analog telephone-paging adaptor. A large number of new features and enhancements in Vocia 1.6 software include impedance monitoring for the Vocia VA-8600 and VA-8600c amplifiers, support for unicast CobraNet(R) local inputs, and a dry contact control input mode for the Vocia Life Safety Interface (LSI-16e), VI-8, and Vocia General Purpose I/O (GPIO-1) devices.
Manufacturers’ Training Sessions at InfoComm 2014
Biamp Systems will highlight the Biamp(R) Education Experience, a robust program of education and training resources designed to provide customers with timely, targeted, and flexible learning options. This includes a new online certification program for Biamp’s all-new TesiraFORTA‰ series of digital audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. In addition to the online certification training, Biamp offers in-person certification training with multi-day, hands-on courses covering the Tesira(R), Vocia(R), and Audia(R) products at various locations around the world.
As part of the InfoComm 2014 Manufacturers’ Training program, Biamp will present two live training sessions:
Basics of Successful Biamp(R) VoIP Implementation
Session ID: MT05
Wednesday, June 18 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
This class will cover the basics of implementing a VoIP solution using Biamp Systems’ Tesira(R) products. Topics covered include network considerations, SIP protocol overview, setting up the Tesira SVC-2 VoIP card, and basic troubleshooting.
Zach Snook, Applications Engineer, Biamp Systems
Using TesiraFORTA‰ CI to Implement a Conferencing Solution With a Soft Codec (Taught in Spanish)
Friday, June 20 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Taught in Spanish, this class will show how to use a TesiraFORTA‰ CI to implement a remote conferencing application in conjunction with a software-based codec (Skype, Lync, etc.). System setup and control of the system using Tesira(R) software and Biamp(R) Canvas(TM) will be demonstrated as well as utilizing the TesiraFORTA‰ USB port for passing audio to and from the soft codec.
Claudio Berstein, Applications Engineer, Biamp Systems
“At this year’s InfoComm, we’re looking forward to showcasing our latest innovations in DSP technology, designed to offer powerful new functionality for both everyday and enterprise audio. In particular, TesiraFORTA‰ has generated great excitement and has been a tremendous success right out of the door, enabling us to reposition classic products like Nexia for wider adoption in a greater variety of today’s audio environments. For application-specific settings, TesiraFORTA‰ combines audio processing performance and ease of use for applying AVB in conferencing, telephony, and VoIP settings.”
— Graeme Harrison, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.
The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.
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