Biamp Systems and Shared_Studios Create Collaboration Experience at TIDE 2018

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Biamp Systems today announced that Portals will be featured at the 2018 TIDE (Technology | Innovation | Design | Experience) Conference as a component of its global partnership with Shared_Studios. Portals — in the form of gold shipping containers or inflatable rooms — are equipped with immersive audiovisual technology that allow visitors to connect with […]

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

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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. […]

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Ron Camden Returns to Biamp Systems

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Biamp Systems announced that Ron Camden, who had previously announced he was retiring, will remain in his role as vice president of sales for the Americas following the company’s acquisition by Highlander Partners. Camden will report directly to Rashid Skaf, the new president, CEO and co-chairman, and continue to serve customers and business partners throughout the North, Central and […]

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Biamp Now Has Dante Wall Plates for Tesira — Built By Attero

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Biamp Systems has announced a new line of Dante wall plates specifically available for Tesira. Developed in collaboration with Attero Tech, this new offering enables audio connectivity and control, as well as individual device monitoring. The wall plates are available in three models. The Tesira 3.4 software allows customers to control specific wall plate elements, such as audio input signal types, […]

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Rashid Skaf (of AMX Fame) Is Back — This Time at Biamp Systems

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Biamp Systems today announced that effective immediately, longtime AV industry executive Rashid Skaf is assuming the role of president, CEO and co-chairman for the Beaverton, Ore. company. Matt Czyzewski, previous president and CEO of Biamp, will remain as executive vice president of technology. This appointment is concurrent with the completion of the acquisition of Biamp […]

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Biamp Adds New Features to Oreno Suite

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Biamp Systems today announced the release of Oreno 1.1, the latest version of its groundbreaking mobile control software for Tesira-equipped rooms. The new features and improvements include Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration, the ability to automatically assign room access to new users, and removal of the requirement to have a dialer in every room. […]

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Biamp Systems Adds Networked 4K Video to Tesira Platform, Enters Video Distribution Market

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Building on the company’s line of digital signal processing (DSP)-based products, Biamp Systems today unveiled TesiraLUX, which introduces low-latency, 4K networked video distribution to the Tesira platform. The solution transports both audio and video signals over a single network through the reliability of AVB/TSN. The TesiraLUX product line will initially include an AVB video encoder […]

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What’s To See At InfoComm 2016? Part 2: Some of the (Many) Exhibitors at the Show

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Yes, over 1000 exhibitors for the first time at any InfoComm show. Where to begin? Here are some suggestions: Oblong (N2337) will unveil new capabilities of Mezzanine, the immersive visual collaboration solution for globally connected enterprises that is changing the way teams work at companies including IBM, Accenture, Fujitsu and Dentsu Aegis Network. Dubbed Mezz-In, this […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/11

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While this could be considered last week’s news, I did say there would be a followup to the final story from my previous This Week blog. Here’s what it looks like when your startup passes a make-or-break test (12/4) The future is looking very bright now for videoconferencing company Blue Jeans Network after “Big Papi” […]

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This Week (In AV and IT)

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A new series – I’ll be looking at news and developments in both AV and IT within the industry during the week. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano (11/20) Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and […]

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Biamp Systems’ Tesira 2.4 and HD-1 Hardware Dialer Ship

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Biamp Systems new Tesira 2.4 platform and HD-1 hardware dialer. Designed to meet the needs of today’s VoIP and POTS conferencing requirements, the solutions provide customers with innovations such as new Lync Enterprise Voice and Skype for Business integration capabilities, an intuitive physical dialing device, and a number of networking enhancements. Supporting Lync Enterprise Voice […]

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Biamp Systems Expands Vocia Paging System Capabilities

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Biamp Systems today announced the release of Vocia 1.7 public address and evacuation system. With its decentralized architecture, Vocia is designed with no single point of system failure for reliable public address and paging applications in healthcare, corporate office, convention space and high-volume transportation environments. Vocia 1.7 is equipped with new 2RU amplifiers, passive end-of-line […]

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Biamp Systems Equips Tesira Platform With

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Biamp Systems today announced new Lync Enterprise Voice integration and a new hardware dialer for its flagship Tesira platform. VoIP integration support coupled with the new HD-1 hardware dialer provides an easy-to-install, streamlined conferencing solution. By adding support for Lync Enterprise Voice to the Tesira platform, teleconferencing applications that utilize a Lync Server as their […]

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Biamp Systems Introduces the Oreno Suite

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Biamp Systems today unveiled its all-new Oreno platform — one of the products featured on our InfoComm TOP 10 TOUR. Created specifically for conferencing environments, the system has the ability to control any Biamp Tesira — equipped conference room via mobile devices. Designed to simplify the complexity of conference room setups, the Oreno suite is […]

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Biamp Systems Announces Tesira 2.3

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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 […]

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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series

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At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant […]

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Biamp Ships TesiraFORTÉ

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Biamp Systems is now shipping its TesiraFORTÉ series of audio processors. TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight models — four AVB models and four non-AVB models — with fixed input and output configurations. These processors are a part of Biamp’s Tesira family of DSP-based media systems. Also shipping is Biamp’s new Dante-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, […]

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Biamp Introduces Vocia 1.6 With Nurse Call Integration

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Biamp Systems’ new Vocia 1.6 with Nurse Call Integration (NCI) is a networked public address and voice evacuation system that combines zoned paging and prioritization with simple system supervision to provide critical messaging capabilities. Part of Vocia’s networked public address and voice evacuation system, the Biamp NCI system enhances the line’s professional-grade critical paging capabilities. […]

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Biamp Systems Repositions Nexia to Support a More Robust DSP Product Family

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Biamp Systems today announced the repositioning of Nexia and the launch of TesiraFORTÉ, a new family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based media systems. Biamp’s Nexia products are pitched as “affordably priced” boxes for single-room provision of video- and teleconferencing, speaker processing and multimedia presentations. In addition to the Nexia repositioning, the AudiaSOLO discontinuation (announced Oct. […]

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Biamp Ships AVB-Based Networked AV System Tesira

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Biamp Systems has just started shipping Tesira, its digital signal processor (DSP)-based networked media system, which uses AVB as the primary digital media transport. In case you didn’t know, AVB is the new IEEE open standard that allows media streams to be carried over Ethernet networks — it’s what Audinate uses for Dante and Harman uses […]

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Biamp Debuts Four New Vocia Amplifiers

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Biamp Systems today introduced four new small amplifiers as part of its Vocia networked public address and voice evacuation system. The concept of Vocia is decentralized, networked paging system without one home-run for all signals to terminate. So, for example, a building on campus with a bunch of small classrooms where each one needs amplified […]

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Biamp Systems Introduces Vocia 1.2

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This month Biamp Systems introduced the release of Vocia 1.2, an upgrade on Biamp Systems’ critical paging and life safety system and one of Biamp’s newest networked media systems. Compliant with current stringent life safety standards, such as EN 54-16, Vocia 1.2 provides improved scalability for seamless integration in almost any size facility, and delivers […]

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Biamp To File Appeal in ClearOne Judgment

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The day after the Federal Court Ruling against them, Biamp issued a statement saying that the Judgment, “will have no material effect on Biamp System’s operations, current products, services or technologies. “ Biamp Systems maintains it had no knowledge of any misappropriation of the ClearOne Communications code, and will immediately file an appeal. “Biamp has […]

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ClearOne Wins Almost $10 Million Judgement Against Biamp

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A federal court issued a Memorandum Decision and Order on April 21 in favor of ClearOne Communications, Inc., awarding it approximately $9.7 million in joint-and-several and individual judgments against Biamp Systems Corporation and a group called WideBand Solutions, Inc. – three of WideBand’s principals – Dr. Jun Yang (a former ClearOne employee), Andrew Chiang (previously […]

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ClearOne Granted Permanent Injunction Order in Federal Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

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Two orders, including a permanent injunction order prohibiting, among other things, the use of infringing computer code and products by Biamp Systems Corporation (“Biamp”) and WideBand Solutions, Inc. (“WideBand”), were issued by the federal court on Thursday, April 9, 2009, in favor of ClearOne Communications Inc. (“ClearOne”). These orders come in the case, which was […]

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Biamp Responds to Court Order; Explains That Injunction Order Does Not Affect Its Current Products

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Biamp Systems, global manufacturer of audio and conferencing solutions equipment, has confirmed its current products, services and technologies are unaffected by the permanent injunction order granted to ClearOne Communications on April 9, 2009, which formalized an earlier preliminary ruling. Biamp Systems has been involved in a court case between ClearOne Communications, based in Salt Lake […]

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