Biamp Systems today unveiled Tesira 2.3, a DSP-based processor that includes IEEE 1722.1 AVB support and capabilities for expanders, a new dedicated software block for Audio-Technica’s Dante microphones, and better telephony support. And Biamp is also applying for AVnu certification.
Tesira 2.3 implements IEEE 1722.1 support for AVB, enabling standards-based interoperability with other devices supporting IEEE 1722.1 — giving customers the ability to do larger customized, networked audio installations.
Tesira’s increased reporting capabilities include status and fault reporting for the series’ expander devices that Biamp claims makes it simpler for large setups to rapidly identify and troubleshoot systems. If an expander is not operating as expected, that device can be easily identified along with the status or condition of the expander.
For systems incorporating Audio-Technica microphones, Tesira 2.3 provides explicit input blocks in Tesira software for the ATND971 and ATND8677 Dante units. With a DAN-1 card, Tesira not only receives networked Dante audio from the A-T microphones, but through the new blocks, system designers can design the exact button and LED controls desired. Tesira configures the microphone with the settings and also triggers button and LED events, as well as controlling filters and related parameters. The new block can also accommodate up to 32 microphones with identical settings — facilitating fast and easy design.