By Corey Moss
For all of those familiar with Biamp’s Devio Collaboration tool, the company has been demonstrating it this week at Enterprise Connect, the UC&C trade show for the enterprise public. For those who may not be familiar, Devio is specifically engineered to address unified communications requirements of huddle rooms and other small meeting spaces. Devio allows users to come together quickly, and collaborate without having to deal with complex technology.
Devio brings high-end audio input and output and easy connectivity to in-room technology, including displays, web cameras, and more, via a single USB 3.0 connection to a Windows or Mac OS X-based computer. The Devio CR-1 base unit is bundled with either the DCM-1 ceiling microphone or the DTM-1 tabletop microphone. Both beamforming microphones feature three 120-degree zones, providing full 360-degree audio coverage of the meeting space.
The Devio microphone tracks and intelligently mixes conversations from around the table, allowing far-end conference participants to experience the dialogue naturally in real time. Devio also features Biamp’s acoustic echo cancellation technology to diminish echo and feedback, while dynamically monitoring the room to lessen or eliminate unwanted background noise.
Another bonus is in how Devio helps ease installation and management tasks for IT managers as the platform’s Auto Setup automates audio input and output levels, reducing installation time and ensuring remote participants can hear and be heard. Multiple CR-1 units in an installation can be managed centrally using the Devio software administration utility (SAU) or via SNMP, and firmware and configurations can be mass deployed.
I wrote in a recent blog “Some of the Important Elements of AV and IT, Communications and Collaboration for the Smaller Meeting Room Environment” where the whole AV/IT discussion (which started over a decade ago) is concerned, one needn’t look any farther than who for the most part owns the IT and AV technology implementation and integration in the organization – it’s IT. This is where developing solutions with the IT manager in mind comes into play, as is evidenced here with Devio.
Devio continues to be recognized in the AV industry as a key solution for enterprise collaboration needs (Biamp took home awards, including for Devio at InfoComm 2016), and should receive a very good look from enterprise end users, and AV integrators in attendance at Enterprise Connect as well.
You can hear Shell Haffner, Director of Product Management at Biamp talk about Enterprise Connect and Devio here on The AV Life.
With almost 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent Tech – online publications Convergent Tech Blog and Convergent AV, and consulting. Corey writes for the publications and hosts/produces podcasts – Convergent Tech Blog Discussion (on Convergent Tech Blog) and The AV Life, The Edge of AV, EdTech Focus and The Show Corner all on Convergent AV. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers.