Biamp Systems has announced the next generation of the company’s Devio collaboration platform, introducing new products enhanced with unique features and patented capabilities that further improve audio quality, while also simplifying installation and programming for integrators. The new Devio models offer enhancements that broaden room design flexibility, deliver improved video capabilities, and expand support for VoIP/POTS handsets and mobile devices.
“The rapid adoption of open-plan offices — in combination with an increasingly dispersed workforce — is driving the need for more informal spaces that are equipped for effective conferencing and collaboration,” said Rob Houston, unified communications product manager at Biamp Systems. “We’ve developed our Devio collaboration platform to address this need, whether it is a small room equipped with a dedicated computer or designed for people to use their laptops when presenting content and joining web conferencing sessions. Companies can tailor the room experience to fit their culture and get audio quality that keeps remote participants engaged and productive.”
Many conference rooms feature microphones or integrated audio devices that are static in nature, restricting participants’ ability to move around a room and still be clearly heard by people joining remotely. Equipped with Biamp’ 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 intelligently mixing conversations from around the table, allows far-end conference participants to experience a more natural-sounding conversation as it unfolds.
Devio is a cost-effective, uncomplicated USB audio interface that provides users of web-based conferencing systems with an exceptional AV experience. Devio supports a variety of room designs for computer-based conferencing including a BYOD approach or connection via a dedicated in-room PC.