True to our goals of learning and sharing as much about the AV and IT industries as possible, Biamp Systems will be attending over 30 national, international, and regional tradeshows and conferences in 2013. As AV and IT continue to converge, Biamp is staying on top of changes in the industry. One of the best [...]

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Even though our products are very reliable (they come with a five-year warranty), the reality is that all gear occasionally fails in the field. Shocking, huh? Although we’d like to say we’ve seen it all, we still get surprised once in a while. We’ve received units from desert environments that were full of sand, and [...]

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Automixers 101

Automatic mixers (Automixers) balance multiple sound sources based on each source’s level, quickly and dramatically adjusting the various signal levels automatically. They lower the hiss, reverberation and other extraneous noise that occur when several microphones operate simultaneously. Typically Automixers should only be used for installations with multiple microphones, and they offer the following benefits: Improved [...]

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Although EN54 does not include explicit specifications for some network equipment, such as switches, below is a list of products that have been used in existing EN54-16 compliant Vocia installations. This is not an exhaustive list of third party products suitable for use with Vocia. Please confer with the applicable Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for [...]

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Presets 101

Why and when do we need presets? Presets are a quick and efficient way to recall a known configuration of one or multiple DSP blocks. The process of creating presets is the same for Audia or Nexia software. A preset resides in the layout file (.dap or .nex) and can be recalled from the Audia/Nexia [...]

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It’s hard to stay aware of all of the features and capabilities that a robust system like Vocia offers. Here are a few things you might not know: Vocia knows when paging station microphones stop working When a microphone is not in use, the paging station “listens” for ambient (background) acoustic noise.  If it cannot [...]

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Biamp’s Applications Engineering and Training team has launched a new online training channel on YouTube featuring a robust series of short, high-quality videos on a range of subjects from Nexia Networking, Wall Controls and IP basics, to Vocia paging configurations and setup to Tesira software and more. These are designed to address the most common [...]

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The Vocia® networked public address system has been installed at the heart of one of London’s most famous heritage sites. But as a protected building the project came with a few challenges, like limited space and strict regulations around construction work. Here is how a successful merging of past and present was accomplished… The St. [...]

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http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_why_architects_need_to_use_their_ears.html

I think most all of us can relate to experiencing beautifully designed environments with poor sound. Certainly anyone that's been in a hip restaurant with an industrial feel - concrete floors, brick walls and thick wood beams - knows how hard it can be to carry on a conversation with the person next to you. We encourage to listen to this short TED Talk by sound expert Julian Treasure on just how big of an impact sound has on productivity and the experience.

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Cathedrals are notoriously tough environments to achieve good sound all around. Sound and Video Contractor profiles a complex installation by Monte Brothers Sound Systems in St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut. Featuring Biamp’s daVinci control software and four Nexia digital signal processors, the end result is an easy-to-use system that adapts to the wide-ranging sound [...]

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