Feb 11, 2020
Biamp Launches Family of Sleek, Touch-Enabled Control Interfaces
AMSTERDAM — Biamp (Booth 3-B90) expands its portfolio of conferencing and sound reinforcement solutions with the introduction of TEC-X, a family of easy-to-use, elegant wall and table controllers. The contemporary-style devices allow users to control AV equipment in presentation spaces and conference rooms that utilize the Tesira® platform.
The TEC-X family includes two models: the TEC-X 1000 and TEC-X 2000. The TEC-X 1000 combines a rotary encoder and small touchscreen. The control pad can be programmed to display a variety of button layouts that can initiate virtually any action desired. The large, weighted rotary encoder is designed to be instantly recognizable to end-users as a volume control but can be programmed for any purpose. The rotary can be pushed to select for one additional button to those displayed on the screen.
For applications that require more buttons, the TEC-X 2000 features a larger touchscreen in lieu of the rotary encoder. It can be programmed with a variety of layouts that feature up to 12 touch buttons. Both options are PoE-powered to simplify installation cabling, and up to four controllers can be daisy-chained to support environments that require multiple devices. The design is modern and slim, extending only 13mm (0.5”) from the wall. Only a very small element is housed within the wall, allowing the TEC-X controllers to be installed in a wide variety of back boxes from around the world. TEC-X supports 802.1X authentication and features an ambient light sensor for energy efficiency, as well as a programmable lightbar that can be used to indicate room or device status as desired.
While a common use case will be to control volume levels and source selection, system programmers can use the TEC-X for any control purpose and have extensive customization capabilities of the user interface through Tesira software. As new features are added to Tesira or changes are made to the room, programmers will be able to easily extend the new capabilities to TEC-X devices and make operational adjustments, futureproofing the room’s control capabilities. The TEC-X family is the perfect user interface for AV systems in lecture theaters, multi-purpose rooms, auditoriums, and common areas as well as conferencing spaces of varying sizes.
“The TEC-X design team thought of everything,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “For users, we have a sleek, easy-to-use touch interface with a clear and precise up/down knob to quickly adjust volume, select sources, and similar jobs. For installers, Power over Ethernet, simple mounting, and daisy-chaining capabilities make it easy to install and highly flexible, while reducing the number of cable runs. For programmers, our new interface is intuitive, fast, and integrated right into the Tesira programming environment they’re already familiar with. TEC-X is an exciting addition to the Tesira product family.”
TEC-X control pads will be available in the second quarter of 2020.
More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.