Bose Pro Ships the ControlSpace EX Audio Conferencing System

Bose Professional is now ready for global distribution of its ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system including an all-in-one DSP, three under-table Dante endpoints, and ControlSpace Designer software with features specific to build-outs of audio conferencing systems.

At the heart of the system is the ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing processor. It addresses a common need in conferencing audio for consolidated, single-model connectivity. The EX-1280C includes integrated support for VoIP, PSTN, analog and USB audio. Twelve advanced, routable AECs with adaptable noise cancellation, non-linear processing and comfort noise enhance the clarity and intelligibility of meetings.

The entire ControlSpace EX system leverages Dante audio networking for simplified routing and connectivity. The EX-1280C processor has 64×64 Dante I/O and native support for all Dante conferencing microphones. Additional onboard connectivity includes 12 mic/line inputs, eight analog outputs, an eight-channel Bose AmpLink digital output, stereo in/out USB audio, dual-line VoIP, and PSTN. To help with installation and monitoring, a front panel OLED display and rotary knob allow for metering and control of basic parameters such as IP settings.

An interesting design of the ControlSpace EX system is its connectivity via three Dante-based, PoE+ under-table endpoint models. With daisy-chainable power and networking boxes that are designed to mount underneath conference tables.

The two microphone endpoints, the EX-4ML and EX-8ML (four and eight channels respectively), feature 48V phantom power as well as +12V LED power and three logic I/O per channel (one in, two out) to interface with most types of analog conferencing microphones. Up to 24 microphones with LEDs and push-button muting can be connected over a single CAT 5 or 6 cable.

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The EX-UH endpoint extends conferencing for BYOD with mobile phones and laptops via USB and 3.5 mm TRRS analog jacks. Additionally, desktop phones can be interfaced using the RJ-9 telephone handset connector.

All components are configured and controlled with Bose ControlSpace Designer software, version 5.1, that brings new features and the new Conference Room Router and Conference Room Combiner tools that are designed to automate system setup. In addition, version 5.1 includes drag-and-drop Dante programming, native support for all Dante microphones, Predictive Feedback Suppression and Standard Room Combining. ControlSpace Remote 2.2 software has been upgraded to support the EX-1280C and includes a dialer for creating a tablet-based user interface for conference rooms.

All the ControlSpace EX details are here.