The digital revolution in audio happened slowly. Digital devices replaced analog gear (single devices that performed one function); however, the digital devices remained single devices that performed one process, just in the digital domain. Years passed before industry professionals began to make single devices that could perform multiple digital processes. Networks of digital devices soon […]

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With its long lines and crowded waiting rooms, Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, California, was known for inefficiency. In addition, the structure was deemed unsafe due to faulty equipment and lack of proper earthquake protection. After operating for more than 50 years, the facility was in need of an upgrade in order to […]

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Welcome to the first post in our new blog series, It Really Can (and Maybe Should) Be Interconnected. We’ll begin the series with a discussion about Unified Communications (UC). Biamp is involved in important areas of the UC spectrum by connecting highly engineered audio technologies to “plain old telephone systems” (POTS), VoIP, and/or soft codec […]

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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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