Biamp Systems Launches Devio Audio Collaboration Tool for Huddle Rooms

devio_masthead-0116Biamp Systems today unveiled its new Devio collaboration system, created specifically for huddle rooms.

With as little as a single USB 3.0 connection to a Windows or Mac OS X-based computer, Devio brings an audio input and output and easy connectivity to in-room technology including displays, Web cameras and more. Once connected to the CR-1, end users can share content locally and initiate their preferred soft codec from their computers with no additional software applications or devices to learn how to use. With embedded DisplayLink USB graphics technology, Devio is able to send and receive audio and video over USB and extend the computer desktop to two displays.

Enabling flexible options to create the ideal huddle room setup, the CR-1 back panel includes two HDMI outputs to support in-room displays, a USB 2.0 port for USB Web camera connectivity, and a four-pin headset jack for phone bridging. Audio output options include an integrated 20W powered two-pin connector for rooms using passive speaker options or an RCA-out for amplifier connection. Devio includes Auto Setup, which automates the setting of audio input and output levels — reducing installation time and ensuring remote participants can hear and be heard. Multiple CR-1 units in an installation can be managed centrally using the Devio software administration utility (SAU) or via SNMP, and firmware and configurations can be mass deployed.

Devio comes bundled with the DTM-1 beam forming microphone and the eight-element DTM-1 microphone features 360-degree coverage collected from three 120-degree zones, tracking voices in each zone and mixing audio from multiple zones — giving remote conference participants a natural representation of the conversation as it occurs. Devio utilizes Biamp expertise in acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction to further optimize meeting audio. And, the CR-1 features a mounting clip that enables it to be installed on top of or under the room’s work surface, or even mounted on a wall behind a display. The DTM-1 can also be mounted to the table, minimizing cables and securing the microphone’s position in the room.

You can check out Devio here.

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  • This looks like a real disruptor. We’ll see how people will react.