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Apr 10, 2014
BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that the company has been selected as a finalist in two categories for Installation magazine's inaugural InstallAwards. The Biamp® AudiaFLEX digital audio system — installed in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado — is a finalist for the Star Product Award in the Corporate/Industrial category. In the Education category, the installation at Purdue University's France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec) — which includes an expansive Biamp AudiaFLEX system — is a finalist for the Best Project Award.
Biamp's AudiaFLEX allows users to select any configuration of input (IP-2) and output (OP-2e) pairs for the ultimate in flexibility. Providing unprecedented control, the entire audio network can be controlled over Ethernet or via the most popular control platforms. With AudiaFLEX, multi-channel audio can be seamlessly distributed among multiple units using cost-effective Cat-5 cable. Each AudiaFLEX unit can provide up to 24 channels of I/O with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) available as a separate input module.
At the NREL, AudiaFLEX was utilized as part of an Audia®/Nexia® audio solution combination in the newly built ESIF, which required a system that could meet the diverse needs of eight distinct workspaces. AudiaFLEX was chosen for the project due to its flexibility and modular DSP architecture. At Purdue University, AudiaFLEX was a key component in the remodel of CoRec facility. To create one large DSP audio network across the entire 355,000-square-foot facility, 18 AudiaFLEX units were installed, with many pulling double duty — operating as room audio processors as well as performing paging and background music functions.
"At Biamp, we develop and manufacture audio solutions that support the world's most sophisticated installations. Every person at Biamp is dedicated in one way or another to making sure our products embody excellence in quality, reliability, and support," said Biamp Systems President and CEO, Steve Metzger. "We are honored to be recognized for these two InstallAwards."
The 2014 InstallAwards were introduced to coincide with Installation magazine's fifteenth year of publication. The awards recognize achievement and excellence across the full spectrum of installation projects in a wide variety of applications. Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Hilton London Wembley hotel on June 12.