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Biamp receives U.S. patent for Beamtracking technology

The technology allows mics to track and mix voices intelligently from around a meeting room

Biamp has announced that it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Beamtracking technology used in its award-winning Parlé family of ceiling, tabletop, and pendant microphones. The innovative patented technology, combined with Biamp’s advanced signal processing algorithms, allows the microphones to track and mix voices intelligently from around a meeting room, enabling communications of unparalleled clarity. 

“Our Parlé microphones are empowered by this patented Beamtracking technology,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Biamp. “Beamtracking enables us to deliver truly extraordinary meeting room experiences by allowing Parlé microphones to provide participants with crystal clear sound whether they are in the room or collaborating remotely.” 

“Ensuring that all meeting contributors are heard equally is a key component of any successful collaboration. We are focused on ensuring efficient exchanges of ideas in meeting spaces of all sizes and complexities, and Parlé, along with the rest of the Biamp conference room solutions, delivers that to our customers,” continued Andrulis.

The patent covers use of an array of microphone elements to create virtual microphone beams, which track human voices in a space and follows the talker when they change location within the room. The gain applied to each microphone beam is automatically adjusted, compensating as the presenter moves closer to or farther from a mic. For example, if they turn 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.

Beamtracking technology is built into several different microphone form factors for targeting different use scenarios: the TCM-X flush-mount ceiling, TTM-X tabletop, and TCM-1 pendant microphones. These compact, elegant designs are available for both Tesira and Devio conferencing solutions, bringing Biamp’s legendary audio quality to collaboration environments of all shapes and sizes.

Biamp’s combination of advanced technologies, elegant industrial design, and integration of the entire audio signal path — from microphone to speaker — onto a single cable type ensures that Biamp conference rooms sound better, look better, and are easier to install than any other system. The addition of the powerful SageVue browser-based management tool makes monitoring and managing deployed systems a familiar and comfortable process for technology managers.

More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com

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Tim Albright

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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