Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

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By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Biamp to Show a Portfolio of AV Solutions at InfoComm 2022

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Biamp is showing a full portfolio of AV solutions that simplify installations at booth W2603 and audio demo room W212 during InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. Included are demonstrations of Parlé audio and video conferencing bars, Vidi conferencing cameras, Apprimo touch interfaces, Impera control systems, Devio SCX conferencing hubs, Desono EX loudspeakers, TesiraFORTÉ X premium […]

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Biamp Announces New Line of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers Without Dante

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Biamp’s ALC-404D, ALC-1604D, and ALC-3202D Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers with DSP and Dante but, are in short supply, mainly due to the temporary unavailability of the Dante chipset used within these models. So, today, Biamp announced three new ALC models that will assure ALC system design continuity for the majority of users, ALC-404AN, ALC-1604AN, and ALC-3202AN. […]

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Biamp Announces Adds New Camera to Vidi Line, Plus ePTZ Feature to Line

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Biamp today announced the launch of Vidi 150, which the company is describing as a pro-grade conferencing camera for meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to small and medium-sized conference rooms and UCC applications. The Vidi 150 has all the features of the Vidi 100 including a 4K camera with a 120-degree field of view, […]

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Biamp Announces Conference Room Audio Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Biamp today announced that four new conference room audio solutions have been certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, enabling customers to design a complete Biamp audio solution in medium and large spaces. Each solution includes everything required for an extraordinary conferencing experience and is available to conveniently purchase as a bundle. Biamp’s four newest certified Microsoft Teams Rooms bundles contain a […]

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Biamp Announces Desono EX Series Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

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Desono EX Series is Biamp’s modern line of surface-mount loudspeakers for high-fidelity music or speech reinforcement. The Series includes 6.5-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch two-way coaxial loudspeakers and a 10-inch matching enclosure subwoofer. The product family is designed for indoor and outdoor use with time-saving installation features. Features: Exceptional audio clarity with discreet styling High-fidelity music, […]

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Biamp Announces the USB 200 is Now Shipping, Supports Devio SCR-10, SCR-20 and SCR-25

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Biamp announced the USB 200 is shipping and supports the Devio SCR-10, SCR-20 and SCR-25. The USB 200 adds USB switching to rooms, making it easier to share peripheral devices between in-room PC and BYOD laptops. Supporting both USB 2.0 and 3.0, the USB 200 allows easy switching of a device between two host computers. […]

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Biamp Releases Desono DX Line of Ceiling and Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

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Biamp introduced Desono DX, a new line of high-output ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers that will replace Biamp’s Desono D Series loudspeakers. Desono DX loudspeakers integrate many of the features from the D Series, including the same intelligibility, uniform coverage and what Biamp says is the shallowest back cans in the industry. The new DX series […]

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Biamp Launches Line of Parlé Audio and Videoconferencing Bars

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Biamp announced the launch of Parlé audio and videoconferencing bars, a line of professional-grade conferencing solutions for small- to medium-sized rooms. The family of Parlé conferencing bars includes the ABC 2500 Audio Bar and the VBC 2500 Video Bar. The ABC 2500 Audio Bar offers the following features: Biamp Audio Intelligence; a 27-element microphone array that creates […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Awards 2021 Quality Cup Awards to Preferred Vendor Partners

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PSNI Global Alliance awarded Shure, Biamp, Samsung and Anixter | Wesco its Quality Cup awards for 2021. “During the pandemic challenges of the past year, PSNI’s Preferred Vendor Partners have once again excelled, and these accolades reinforce the incredible work and support they continue to provide to our CSP network around the globe,” said Chris […]

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Biamp Is — All of a Sudden — a Control System Manufacturer, Too

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Biamp just bought Neets A/S, based in Horsens, Denmark. Neets is a small manufacturer of AV control systems that includes a family of device controllers, control interfaces and control software. Neets’ products certainly amp-up Biamp’s current control offerings but, Needs also makes collaboration bars, cameras, device hubs and in-table connectivity systems. “Neets is a company […]

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Biamp Releases ‘Desono EX’ Line of Surface Mount Loudspeakers

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Desono EX is Biamp’s newest line of surface mount loudspeakers, designed for a range of distributed applications, including presentation spaces, restaurants, hotels, bars, multipurpose spaces and themed entertainment and sports facilities. Desono EX is for indoor and outdoor use and includes three full-range models and one matching enclosure subwoofer. The 6.5-inch model is available to […]

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Biamp Appoints Charlie Hughes Principal Engineer

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Biamp has appointed Charlie Hughes as principal engineer. Hughes now leads Biamp’s acoustic design across a wide range of professional applications, amplifying Biamp’s focus on producing high-quality loudspeakers with premium performance. “Nearly two years after our acquisition of Community Loudspeakers and Apart Audio, our line of loudspeakers has expanded to include audio solutions for a […]

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Two Biamp Conference Room Audio Bundles for Zoom Rooms Are Now Zoom-Certified

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Biamp says that Zoom has certified two conference room audio bundles aimed at medium and large Zoom Rooms. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the ceiling and all the connectivity required. The system includes automated EQ, minimal cable requirements (with zero termination), zero network setup and what Biamp is calling a simper install aimed […]

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Biamp Announces Solutions for K-12 Hybrid, Remote Classrooms

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Biamp is attempting to take aim at K-12 hybrid and remote classrooms with its Devio SCR Series signal processors and Parlé Beamtracking microphones. Biamp says setting up Devio SCR is just like connecting any USB-based mic to any UCC platform — then all you need to do is select and connect the equipment to suit […]

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Biamp Awarded Patent for Magic Cable

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Biamp says it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “Magic Cable,” used in the company’s Desono family of business audio loudspeakers. Magic Cable comprises two stainless steel suspension cables, two 18 AWG signal conductors within a separate cable jacket, and integrated ripcords that allow the installer to […]

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Biamp Releases TesiraFORTÉ X Series of Audio-to-IP Solutions

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The Biamp TesiraFORTÉ X series is the latest audio-to-IP addition to Biamp’s range of UCC solutions designed for mid-sized rooms up to the very largest spaces. Including compatibility with AVB and Dante, the TesiraFORTÉ X includes the TesiraFORTÉ X 400 (four channels), the TesiraFORTÉ X 800 (eight channels) and the TesiraFORTÉ X 1600 (16 channels) […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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Biamp Announces New Range of Open-Architecture Meeting Room Processors

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Biamp announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate conferencing applications in which customization is required. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all […]

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Biamp Just Mic Dropped Every Other Sound-Masking Manufacturer With Cambridge Qt X Series

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Biamp announced the Cambridge Qt X Series, the industry’s first sound-masking solution to offer complete direct and indirect field sound masking in one system. Then Qt X Series helps protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions and increase acoustic comfort in every type of facility — regardless of the architectural design or ceiling type. The new […]

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Biamp’s New Conference Room Audio Bundles Are Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Biamp announced Friday that four new conference room audio bundles have been certified for Microsoft Teams. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the tabletop or ceiling and all the other audio gear needed to build a Teams Room. With each bundle, installers get automated system deployment and configuration and minimal cable requirements with no […]

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Biamp Conference Room Solutions Approved for Use With Zoom

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Biamp conference room solutions are now approved by Zoom for use with both Zoom software and Zoom Rooms. Thus, Biamp now supports bidirectional mute synchronization to share mute or unmute commands with Zoom. (This means Biamp microphones display mute status — red or green — and pass mute commands to the overall system with the […]

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Biamp Streamlines Inclusion of Dante in System Designs

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AMSTERDAM — Feb. 11, 2020 — Biamp today announced the expansion of the TesiraCONNECT line to include the TesiraCONNECT TC-5D. The new dual network device allows designers to seamlessly incorporate both AVB and Dante® into their AV solutions, underscoring Biamp’s commitment to multi-protocol support and providing integrators with the tools they need to deliver complete […]

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rAVe Scoop: Biamp to Acquire Wireless Sharing Company HRT

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Oregon-based Biamp will announce at ISE 2020 here in Amsterdam, that it has purchased Huddle Room Technology (HRT). In case you haven’t heard of HRT, it makes a wireless sharing and collaboration product (think Barco ClickShare) but its version includes wireless USB, as well (think Barco ClickShare Conference). However, the HRT HuddleHub has one wireless sharing […]

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Biamp Announces New European Distribution Model

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Just ahead of ISE, Biamp announced Tuesday the company was releasing a new streamlined European distribution model to strengthen the company’s sales, support and product distribution in the region. With a continued focus on rapid investment and expansion across Europe, Biamp has transitioned to either a sole distributor or dealer-direct distribution system to better support […]

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Biamp Streamlines European Distribution System

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ANTWERP, Belgium — Dec. 10, 2019 — Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audio and video solutions based in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, today announced a new streamlined European distribution model to strengthen the company’s sales, support, and product distribution in the region. With a continued focus on rapid investment and expansion across Europe, Biamp has […]

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Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands

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By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

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Why in the Heck Would Biamp Buy Community and Apart Audio? Hint: QSC

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By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rashid Skaf-led Biamp is buying Audioprof Group International, which is the parent company of Community Loudspeakers (based in Philadelphia) and Apart Audio (based in Antwerp, Belgium) from 3d Investors of Gent, Belgium. Bruce Howze founded the company in 1968, which was first named Community Light and Sound. […]

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Biamp AVB-Based TesiraCONNECT to Connect and Power All Biamp Devices Debuts

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Biamp is introducing something called TesiraCONNECT, a five-port AVB connection box that provides power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers and microphones. TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room and offers the following features: Five RJ-45 Ports: TesiraCONNECT comes with […]

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Are Crowd Mics a Potential Game Changer?

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A couple months ago, I wrote about the various problems that arise when people choose not to use microphones during large meetings or classes. In particular, I was discussing the negative impacts this choice has on people who have some type of hearing issue or hearing loss. I wrote about my belief that all rooms […]

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