Biamp September 2023 Newsletter
Biamp Acquires Scheduling Pioneer Evoko
Biamp announced the acquisition of Evoko, a Sweden-based manufacturer renowned for its advanced scheduling systems. The acquisition marks another major step in Biamp's expansion strategy and commitment to provide more comprehensive, integrated solutions to its customers.

Evoko, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leading innovator in intuitive technology solutions for workplaces. Its suite of products includes room booking solutions and desk scheduling systems designed to enhance productivity and streamline office operations. Evoko's technology, already found in more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, will enable Biamp's customers to streamline their scheduling processes, creating an enhanced, unified experience.

These unique and forward-thinking offerings will expand Biamp's current portfolio and consolidate its status as a comprehensive provider of professional AV solutions. The acquisition underscores Biamp's commitment to invest in companies that share its mission to connect people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences.
Biamp CEO Rashid Skaf Featured in AV Magazine
While many businesses continue dealing with the effects of the pandemic-induced global supply chain crisis, Biamp managed to weather the storm largely unaffected thanks to savvy planning.

In the August/September issue of AV Magazine, Biamp President, CEO and Co-Chairman, Rashid Skaf, was interviewed for the publication’s “Setting the Bar” feature.
26-port AV Switch Now Available
We are excited to announce this addition to our lineup of managed AV switches!

Joining our lineup of AV switches, the Biamp NMS-NG26GPX-AVB (NETGEAR model M4250-26G4XF-POE+) is a pro-grade managed switch designed from the ground-up for 1G networked AV systems. The switch provides 26 1G ports and four 10G SFP+ ports that all support AVB and Dante. 24 of the ports are PoE+ capable with 480W of total power budget. The NMS-NG26GPX-AVB is preconfigured by Biamp with the AVB license and is out of box ready for networked AV systems.

Recommended applications for both the 10-port and 26-port switches include large divisible rooms, multipurpose spaces, large houses of worship, lecture halls, court rooms, and auditoriums. Both switches also integrate seamlessly with our Cambridge Qt X sound masking solutions.

Click below to learn more.

 Project Designer Software Update
Biamp has released an important new update to our Project Designer configuration software for Impera control systems. If you are using Project Designer or plan to configure a Biamp room control system, here are three big reasons why you want to  update to our latest version – 1.34 .

Cool New Features for the Apprimo Touch 8i

With the update to Project Designer 1.34, you can now  configure two LED indicator strips  that are built into the back of the Apprimo Touch 8i control panel. These indicator strips can illuminate in green, yellow or red based on user action or device feedback, now enabled and easily configured in Project Designer 1.34.

Using the new Project Designer update enables individual projects to support up to eight Touch 8i control panels.

This latest version of Project Designer also improves live monitoring and system configuration for the Touch 8i.

Improved Experience

Project Designer 1.34 features tweaks and enhancements that make it more enjoyable to use. Improvements have also been made to the scaling of buttons, text and icons.

Important Fixes

As with every Project Designer update, there are always updates, improvements and corrections that make the latest version our best version. Whether you’re new to Project Designer or a current user, take a moment to download version 1.34.
New Qt X Update Now Available

New firmware is available that enables NPX paging station configuration in the Qt X software application, making it easy and convenient to add paging to a Qt X sound masking solution. All NPX models feature both AVB and Dante interfaces, making them compatible with AVB or Dante-configured Qt X systems.

The Qt X 2.2.0 release delivers new features and updates including but not limited to:

  • Simple network connection to Qt X
  • Onboard EQ for each microphone
  • Up to 999 paging codes:
    • Each can be configured to page to any Qt X zone
    • Matches Qt X virtual zoning capability
  • Rich feedback on NPX paging station:
    • Up to 10 stored messages per paging station
    • Zone busy notification
    • Stored message playback active
    • Microphone level meter

The article “NPX paging integration with Qt X controllers" explains how to manage and configure an NPX device and to build a paging system within a Qt X design.

NPX requires firmware 1.2.0 or newer to use Qt X.

Click the links below to read the full release notes and download NPX and Qt X software and firmware.

Biamp Celebrates Energy Star Certification for Voltera A Series 600 watt Amplifiers
We are excited to share that our Voltera® A Series 600 watt amplifiers have achieved Energy Star certification, a significant milestone in our commitment to environmental responsibility. The Energy Star certification is a result of rigorous testing and adherence to stringent energy efficiency guidelines, ensuring that the amplifiers consume less power without compromising on their powerful sound distribution and reinforcement capabilities. This certification reflects Biamp's dedication to providing energy-efficient audio solutions while preserving our planet for future generations.

With Energy Star certification for the Voltera A Series amplifiers, we continue to uphold our promise of delivering high-performance, eco-friendly solutions. As we celebrate this achievement, we remain steadfast in our mission to deliver exceptional audio solutions while leaving a positive impact on the environment we all share.
Announcing Zoom Certification for Desono Loudspeakers
We’re excited to share that all Desono loudspeakers have achieved Zoom certification.

Now users of one of the world’s most popular unified communications platforms can benefit from the elegance, superb speech intelligibility, and full music reproduction delivered by the renowned Desono loudspeaker lineup—the ideal choice for corporate conferencing spaces of all types and sizes.
Upcoming Events & Tradeshows
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Biamp has a presence at industry tradeshows around the world and regularly speaks on trends, technologies, and other relevant topics. Find the show or speaking event you're interested in and join us

Event or Tradeshow

Date, Location & Booth Number

Microsoft Teams Community RoadshowChicago, IL - September 20
IFMA World WorkplaceDenver, CO – September 27-29 – Booth 555
ZoomtopiaSan Jose, CA - October 3-4
UC Expo LondonLondon, UK – October 4-5 – Booth 607
Church Facilities ExpoDallas, TX - October 9-11
Rocky Mountain Audio Video ExpoDenver, CO - October 18-19 - Booth 602
InfoComm IndiaMumbai, IN - October 25-27 - Booth G10
CoreNet Global SummitColorado - October 28-30 - Booth 438

Upcoming Webinars & Trainings
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Biamp is focused on providing high-quality online and in-person trainings and webinars. Here is a sampling of our upcoming webinars; and don’t forget to explore our extensive online training courses.
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