As demand on audio systems increases, it’s important to design a system that’s flexible, scalable, and has the appropriate horsepower to make your audio sound great. A Tesira SERVER-IO solution is easily configurable, and allows you to leverage VoIP while networking multiple rooms together over AVB. In this scenario, the Tesira SERVER-IO is supporting 12 […]

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Unified Communications is not a specific technology. The term refers to using technology to take separate elements and make them function better together. In the conference room, for example, video, audio, and data are present. Making those components work well together is Unified Communications in the simplest term. At Biamp, we approach Unified Communications from […]

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From small neighborhood hubs to major complexes capable of accommodating thousands of parishioners, houses of worship have a number of unique audio needs. It’s important for all attendees to hear the message clearly from anywhere in the building, whether seated in the front row or soothing a fussy baby in an adjacent “cry room.” Like […]

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Consider a typical conference room setup: there may be a number of microphones distributed around the tabletop or hanging from the ceiling. With multiple people talking, the conference can lose focus if the room’s microphones are not managed effectively. Auto mixers are designed to take the audio present at each microphone and ensure that a […]

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All conferencing is a substitute for face-to-face conversation. When talking in person, we can interject, we can analyze tone and body language, and we tend to interrupt each other. This is natural to us; this is what we expect. Traditional telephone systems can hinder this natural style of communication. When you’re holding a handset to […]

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As discussed in our previous post, there are numerous microphone models and styles designed to suit specific applications. The appropriate microphone for your space should include frequency response that covers the source’s spectrum, enhancing desired frequencies while rejecting unwanted frequencies. Your chosen microphone should be capable of withstanding the source’s maximum level. The microphone should […]

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Microphones have a tremendous impact on sound quality, and different spaces require specific equipment in order to optimize clarity. Think, for example, of a corporate boardroom that accommodates 20 executives, versus a 500-seat university lecture hall. Regardless of type or intended function, all microphones are transducers – devices that convert one type of energy into […]

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We’ve all probably experienced dinner at a restaurant that’s so noisy you can’t hear the conversation around the table, or been in an airport terminal with announcements so loud you have to plug your ears, or a train station where you had to strain to understand announcements that sound like they’re being made by Charlie […]

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The core job of DSP is to process signals. In some cases, it’s adding or subtracting from the amplitude. In other cases, it’s enhancing or suppressing parts of the frequency response, and many DSPs are excellent for reducing and/or eliminating noise from the source signal. Unfortunately, the “Garbage In-Garbage Out” theory applies to AV signals: […]

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You can connect two Tesira server-class AVB devices (Tesira SERVER, SERVER-IO AVB, TesiraFORTÉ AVB) together without the use of an AVB switch. The devices must be directly connected from AVB port to AVB port. The Control ports on the server-class devices may be directly connected to one another, or connected through an Ethernet switch. If […]

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