At Integrated Systems Europe, AMX announced its new Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer, the ALR-AEC-8, a dedicated microphone mixer, designed specifically for web conferencing applications in medium to large meeting rooms.
PC-based web conferences, like Skype, are becoming increasingly popular because of their ease of use and low cost and AMX designed the Alero Mixer with support for up to eight boundary mics and automatic monitoring and adjustment of audio levels to. And AMX says that with included line level inputs/outputs the Alero is scalable to support traditional VTC conferences as well.
In addition, the ALR-AEC-8 includes a USB audio interface, direct output to a PC to enable a Lync, Skype or other PC-based web conference. In addition, onboard web configuration makes the Alero easy to install and configure. The technical training required to set up larger mic mixers has been eliminated and just about anyone can confidently host an Alero-managed conference.
The Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer (ALR-AEC-8) is expected to ship Q3 2015 and all the details are here [PDF].