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Jan 31, 2007

Biamp Breakthrough: The Power of an Amp in a Card. Dual-Channel Power Amplifier for AudiaFLEX.

Providing integrators with a cost effective, turnkey solution for power amplification in any Audia® powered system, Biamp today introduced its new PA-2 Dual-Channel Power Amplifier Card at ISE 2007. Ideal for small to medium size venues such as courtrooms or boardrooms, PA-2 cards enable any AudiaFLEX to directly power 4, 6 or 8 ohm speakers, eliminating the need for extra, separate amplifiers, saving power and rack real estate and reducing overall project time and cost.

"PA-2 cards are a cost-effective alternative to cumbersome external amplifiers," said Matt Kotvis, Engineer, Biamp Systems. "With the PA-2 card and AudiaFLEX, integrators simply need to install microphone and line inputs then terminate the corresponding speaker outputs at the appropriate modules. It's a powerful and versatile amplification package that can only be achieved using AudiaFLEX."

With software configurable options for customizing output power, the new PA-2 cards provide integrators with an equal blend of versatility and functionality. PA-2 cards can be configured from 5 to 30 watts dual-channel and from 10 to 60 watts mono-bridged. An upgraded AudiaFLEX can support up to 12 PA-2 cards with a total power output of 120 watts, providing ample power without compromising processing power dedicated to other DSP functions.

Each PA-2 seamlessly integrates with the AudiaFLEX chassis and provides two amplifier channels, the ability to be configured for mono-bridge, selectable power output ratings, manual or automatic load impedance selection and load and thermal monitoring.

The new PA-2 card is RoHS compliant and complies with all AES grounding practices. PA-2 cards are also covered by Biamp's five-year warranty program. For more information on the Audia PA-2 Dual-Channel Power Amplifier Card, visit booth #R10 during Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, or Biamp.com.

About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, and Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia, and Rochester, New York. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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