AVer PTZ Link Software and PTZ Cameras Certified for CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP and BMA 360
ClearOne announced a co-development initiative that certifies AVer’s ProAV Cameras and PTZ Link software to be fully compatible with ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP and BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array. The collaboration leverages the “powerful capabilities of ClearOne’s BMA 360 ceiling tile beamforming microphone arrays to direct the tracking features of the AVer cameras through their PTZ Link software.”
The ClearOne BMA 360 beamforming microphone array incorporates over 100 MEMS microphones and uses digital signal processing algorithms to form a frequency-invariant beam pattern with low sidelobes enabling it to pick up and track audio from the active talker. AVer’s PTZ Link software and ProAV Cameras provide tracking functionality for the video side of the conferencing equation, so integrators can design and implement fully automated solutions that are simple to operate and provide class-leading quality and performance.
The key to the compatibility is AVer’s PTZ Link software, which can be hosted on a Windows or Mac OS X computer and provides data communication between signal processors and peripherals without requiring a separate controller unit.
The collaboration resulted from direct demand among distribution and integration partners, and ClearOne is now actively pursuing partnerships with leading hardware manufacturers to improve cross-platform performance and raise the standards of virtual collaboration industry-wide.