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Biamp Systems Powers Shared_Studios’ Portals at TED2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — April 26, 2017 —

Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that its Devio(R) technology will be powering the connection between Shared_Studios’ Portals at TED2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and numerous locales around the globe. TED2017 is being held April 24-28.

Shared_Studios, the global arts collective behind the public art initiative Portals, is partnering exclusively with Biamp to elevate the quality of audio used across the Portals network. Through Biamp’s Devio technology, participants in various Portals experience conversations as they unfold, providing a real-time, real-life experience. This connectivity enables people at different points on the planet to seamlessly create, collaborate, and play as if they’re in the same room together.

Shared_Studios is proud to work with Biamp — an industry leader in the pro-audio/video industry – to ensure all Portal conversations, interactions, and performances are heard and felt, from Herat to Honduras, Berlin to Brooklyn, and beyond.

Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When you enter one, you come face-to-face, live and life-sized, with someone in an identical Portal somewhere else in the world. Since launching in 2014, Portals have expanded to more than a dozen countries and have connected more than 35,000 people around the world in intimate, one-on-one dialogues. Prior Portals participants include Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon, Haider al-Abadi, John Kerry, Samantha Power, Sergey Brin, Fareed Zakaria, Ewan McGregor, and many more.

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About Shared_Studios

Shared_Studios is a multidisciplinary art, design and technology collective building an Internet you can walk through. With patented innovations in hardware, software, and design, Shared_Studios designs and installs interconnected environments around the world, including Shared_Portals, Shared_Playgrounds and Shared_Stages. Shared_Studios is creating a Shared_World, where we all talk, work, collaborate, debate, and play across all forms of distance as if sharing the same space.

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About 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 one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira(R) media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio(R) collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia(R) digital audio platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Vocia(R) networked public address and voice evacuation system, and Oreno(R) mobile control software for Tesira-equipped rooms. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia, and Rochester, New York. For more information on Biamp, please visit


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