Biamp Systems Tries Again With New Version of Devio Collaboration Platform

If you don’t succeed, you try again, right? Well, Biamp Systems today announced the next generation of the company’s Devio collaboration platform. Devio is the first collaboration solution that integrates Beamtracking microphones.

Many conference rooms feature microphones or integrated audio devices that are static. Equipped with Biamp’s patented beamtracking technology, Devio microphones not only identify and lock onto a signal source, but also track that source as they move around the room. This ability to capture participants’ conversation as they collaborate, while mixing conversations from around the table, allows far-end conference participants to experience a more natural-sounding conversation as it unfolds.

The new Devio product family includes the following:

  • Devio CR-1: A fixed configuration DSP optimized for small rooms and ready for the demands of BYOD use cases.
  • The new Devio SCR-20: Building on the capabilities of the Devio CR-1 with additions that include full integration of HDMI audio, support for 4K30 video and HDCP 1.4.
  • The new Devio SCR-25: Adds to the capabilities of the SCR-20 with support for Bluetooth wireless technology and a wired VoIP/POTS headset interface.
  • Devio DTM-1 (tabletop) / DCM-1 (ceiling) microphones

The Devio base unit can be mounted under the table or surface or behind the display. Multiple speaker options are supported, including a ceiling speaker powered by the integrated amplifier, powered speakers connected via RCA line-out or even the integrated display speakers. The Devio microphone form factors require little or no table space while being centrally positioned within the room.

The new Devio SCR-20 and SCR-25 are sold bundled with either the DTM-1 or DCM-1 microphone, and will be available in the second quarter of 2018. All of the specs are here.