Biamp Expands Devio Collaboration Tool With New Microphone Option

biamp-devio-0616Today at InfoComm 2016, Biamp Systems introduced the Devio DCM-1 ceiling microphone, the latest addition to the Devio collaboration portfolio. Created specifically for huddle rooms and small gathering spaces, Devio enables fast, simple, and intuitive collaboration. With Devio’s easy-to-connect device (Devio CR-1) and advanced beamforming microphones, meetings are equipped with high-quality, laptop-based audio and video conferencing for enhanced user engagement and productivity.

The Devio CR-1 base unit is bundled with either the DCM-1 ceiling microphone or the DTM-1 tabletop microphone. Both models feature eight element beamforming microphone arrays that track voices within and mix audio across three 120-degree zones. The result is full 360-degree coverage, providing remote conference participants with a natural representation of the conversation as it occurs. Audio quality is further enhanced with integrated acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction, and installation is simplified with Auto Setup. The DCM-1 is designed for easy installation in rooms with or without drop ceilings, and keeps the table clear for laptops or other meeting materials.

With the CR-1 base unit, Devio can pass video from the connected laptop to one monitor via a simple HDMI connection, or to two monitors via the included USB 3.0 cable using DisplayLink USB graphics technology. Devio also offers connectivity to a variety of other in-room devices, including USB web cameras, speakers, and more. Once connected to the CR-1, end users can share content locally and initiate their preferred soft codec from their computers — without additional software application or device training. For system administrators, multiple CR-1 units can be managed centrally using the Devio software administration utility (SAU) or via SNMP, and firmware and configurations can be mass deployed.

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