Biamp Debuts Tesira Beamtracking Microphones and PoE+ Amplifier Technology for Conference Rooms

Biamp Systems announced the expansion of its Tesira audio and video platform which include new power over Ethernet (PoE+) amplifier technology and a series of beamtracking ceiling microphones.

Providing full 360-degree room coverage, each of the new Tesira microphones uses Biamp’s beamtracking technology to identify and lock to a signal source — even if the person speaking is moving around. With little or no setup required, the Tesira Beamtracking ceiling microphones actively track and intelligently mix conversations from around the table, allowing everyone on the call to be heard. The microphone models include:

  • Tesira TCM-1: AVB ceiling microphone with built-in DSP for beamtracking
  • Tesira TCM-1A: All of the same features and capabilities of the TCM-1 plus a two-channel PoE+ amplifier with burst power mode
  • Tesira TCM-1EX: An expansion microphone specifically designed to be daisy-chained to either the TCM-1 or TCM-1A microphone for expanded coverage within the space

The new Tesira AMP-450P is a four-channel, PoE+ conferencing amplifier that can be placed wherever it’s needed, including air-handling spaces. Well-suited for ceiling speakers, program speakers, and mix-minus systems, it’s capable of operating in a burst mode to handle peak loads, providing up to 50 watts per channel.

For smaller conference rooms, solutions are available that utilize a single Ethernet cable to connect a TesiraFORTÉ AVB VT4 to the new Tesira TCM-1A beamtracking microphone. For larger conference rooms, use a TesiraFORTÉ AVB VT in conjunction with the Tesira AMP-450P and TCM-1.

The Tesira beamtracking ceiling microphones and the AMP-450P amplifier will be available in the second quarter of 2018 and all the technical specs are here.