Biamp Systems' Mix-Minus Design Whitepaper Wins APEX 2011 Award of Excellence

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Jul 27, 2011

Biamp Systems' Mix-Minus Design Whitepaper Wins APEX 2011 Award of Excellence

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world's most sophisticated audio/video systems, has been awarded the APEX 2011 Award of Excellence in the One-of-a-Kind Technology and Science Publication category for its work on "Taking On Mix-Minus Design: 4 Best Practices For Speech Reinforcement" whitepaper that it co-authored with Pivot Communications, a channel marketing firm for AV and IT companies.

APEX 2011 — the 23rd Annual Awards for Publication Excellence — is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and Web sites.

According to the APEX 2011 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness."

Biamp Systems' "Taking On Mix-Minus Design: 4 Best Practices For Speech Reinforcement," addresses the challenges of creating unique audio feeds to loudspeakers within the same acoustical space. The whitepaper provides best practices aimed at helping the audio-visual (AV) professional master the science of mix-minus configuration. Through the best practices, AV professionals learn timesaving techniques such as proper gain structure, attenuation from zone to zone, microphone compensation and good audio system design.

"Providing exceptional educational materials for the AV and IT industries is a key priority for Biamp. It's important that the quality of the educational content we provide aligns with the high quality products we manufacture for our customers and end users," said Steve Metzger, president of Biamp Systems. "We're honored to have this project recognized by the APEX Awards."

"This award represents the strong collaborative relationship we have with Biamp and the depth of talent possessed by our content team," said Jane Johnson, director of content development at Pivot Communications. "We share a deep commitment to delivering high-value content to Biamp's customers."

About the APEX Awards
The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. It is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., publishers of business communication reports, including Writing That Works, a subscription bimonthly for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as writing feature articles and Web publishing. In the Twenty-third Annual APEX Awards, awards were given in 130 communications categories, in 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; magapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; electronic and video publications; Web and intranet sites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

About Pivot Communications
Pivot Communications is a channel marketing firm that develops targeted lead generation and nurture programs to engage decision makers at every stage of the sales cycle. Pivot works exclusively in the AV and IT industries, and uses their significant experience in technology, vertical markets, content development, and channel programs to reach, engage, and motivate prospective customers. Pivot is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with clients throughout the US, and can be found at

About Biamp

Biamp Systems, LLC is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Global Installed Audio Conferencing Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Biamp® is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system, and Cambridge Sound Management QTPro® and DynasoundPro® sound masking solutions. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, open floor environments, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, retail, military and government, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional offices around the globe. For more information on Biamp, please visit

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