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Feb 3, 2010
AMSTERDAM — At Integrated Systems Europe, Biamp® Systems (Stand #1G89) is introducing Sona, its latest innovation in acoustic echo cancellation technology. Sona offers features that will deliver enhanced audio quality — even in the most challenging acoustical environments — while also providing increased efficiencies for integrators when installing audio networks.
"We know from experience, how difficult it is to effectively echo cancel in challenging room environments," said Steve Metzger, president of Biamp Systems. "With the advancements we've developed within Sona, we believe it will be accepted by integrators and end users as a leap forward in making tough rooms work for distance conferencing."
Adding further perspective to this expectation, Metzger cited the growth in distance conferencing as a component of Biamp's business. "We sold tens of thousands of distance conferencing channels in our previous fiscal year. We expect this to increase with the availability of a powerful innovation like Sona, which customers can obtain for free as a firmware upgrade to existing Biamp distance conferencing systems, or when they purchase AudiaFLEX or Nexia with AEC."
Sona AEC technology is now available in AudiaFLEX AEC-2HD card, Nexia® VC (videoconferencing) and Nexia TC (teleconferencing) processors.
In addition to true 20Hz to 20kHz wideband AEC, Sona introduces the following innovations and benefits.
The new Sona technology provides wideband echo cancellation without compromising resources dedicated to other DSP functions. During multiple-participant conferences, the technology allows for full duplex wideband transmission of speech in every instance, including doubletalk, and greatly enhances intelligibility and audio performance. Sona also provides users with improved background noise reduction resulting in clearer, more natural sound.