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May 1, 2024

Thunderbird School of Global Management Optimizes for Hybrid Learning with Biamp Conferencing Solutions

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, announced today its collaboration with Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (ASU) and Phoenix, Arizona-based HT Consultants and Tech Providers, Inc., to upgrade 140 classrooms, lecture halls, and collaboration pods across its downtown Phoenix campus with audiovisual technologies designed to optimize the learning experience for in-person, remote, and hybrid scenarios.

Thunderbird is now utilizing the Biamp Modena bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution for its multiple classrooms and learning spaces. Each space also includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones to consistently capture speakers’ voices around each respective room, even when attendees move as they talk. HT Consultants and Tech Providers also installed Biamp Desono loudspeakers to ensure exceptional audio clarity along with Biamp Tesira DSP technology that works behind the scenes to process and route all digital signals to the proper destinations.

“With the BYOD capabilities of Modena, instructors, students, and guest speakers can all join the same session with whatever devices they’re most comfortable using,” said Mike Grasso, director of digital initiatives, AV and media, Thunderbird. “By combining Modena’s ease-of-use and flexibility with the outstanding voice pickup capabilities of the Parlé microphones, we’ve created optimal teaching and learning environments for all involved at Thunderbird, whether in-person, remote, or hybrid.”

“Thunderbird needed an upgraded technology infrastructure in order to embrace an innovative approach to education and, through Biamp, instructors and students now have technology that provides an extraordinary experience no matter where participants are located,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp.

Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU is ranked No. 1 in the world for international trade by QS International Trade Rankings 2023, scoring 100 out of a possible 100 points. ASU is ranked No. 1 as the most innovative school by U.S. News and World Report for nine years running.

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About Biamp Systems

Biamp® is a leading provider of innovative, networked media solutions that connect people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing them with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

The award-winning Biamp product suite includes Tesira™ digital signal processors, Parlé™ Beamtracking™ microphones and conferencing bars, Apprimo™ touch interfaces, Impera™ control systems, Cambridge™ sound masking solutions, Vocia™ networked public address and voice communication systems, Desono™ business audio loudspeakers, Community™ performance loudspeakers, and Evoko™ room and desk booking systems, among others. Biamp solutions are used in a wide range of applications, including conference rooms, hybrid work environments, open floor plans, performing arts venues, stadiums, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, classrooms, retail and hospitality environments, and government 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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