May 4, 2021
Biamp Supports Hybrid Learning with Simple, Affordable Audiovisual Solutions for K-12 Classrooms
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Biamp is supporting cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, and consistently great audio experiences in K-12 hybrid and remote classrooms with DevioTM SCR Series signal processors and ParléTM BeamtrackingTM microphones. The Devio SCR Series ensures every student, either at school or at home, can clearly hear and understand classroom instruction, regardless of the teacher’s location in the room. Devio SCR includes Parlé tabletop or ceiling microphones, leveraging Biamp’s patented Beamtracking technology, which tracks and mixes voices intelligently anywhere in the classroom — even as the teacher moves around the space.
“Classroom audio has traditionally been limited to the personal speakers and microphone systems found in computers and mobile devices, which deliver a very poor audio experience if you are not speaking directly into the mic. Now, with so many schools offering hybrid or remote instruction, it’s essential that kids at home can hear the teacher as clearly as if they were in the classroom,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “Devio delivers crystal clear audio with a truly plug-and-play installation experience. IT staff can simply connect the microphones and speakers to Devio and push the auto setup button. For less than $2,000, it is an affordable, flexible system that ensures a streamlined deployment and an exceptional audio experience for teachers and students, whether they’re in the room or remote.”
Setting up Devio SCR is extraordinarily simple, ensuring a positive experience for any user. Select and connect the equipment to suit the space, then simply press the auto setup button. Devio SCR will then immediately verify device connections and perform a tuning cycle.
Biamp’s Parlé microphones with Beamtracking technology leverage an array of microphone elements to create virtual microphone beams, which track human voices in a space and follow the talker when they change location within the room. Supporting the movement that naturally occurs in the classroom, the gain applied to each microphone beam is automatically adjusted, compensating as the teacher moves closer to or farther from a mic. For example, if the teacher turns to write on a whiteboard or use an interactive display, it ensures that remote listeners hear other meeting participants at a constant, uniform volume without the volume peaks and fades commonly experienced with microphones not using this approach. The versatile microphone range includes the TCM-X flush-mount ceiling, TTM-X tabletop, and TCM-1 pendant microphones.
Devio SCR is also fully supported by SageVue™, Biamp's advanced AV device monitoring and management platform. It allows technology managers full access to the status of their Biamp devices and includes important functions such as scheduling, firmware and system updates, and also features a RESTful API for integration with enterprise dashboarding systems.
More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.