New feature of Microphone Mist™ technology takes breakthrough approach to managing undesired sound sources in audio conferencing sessions
Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the addition of intelligent sound targeting (IST) to the Microphone Mist technology platform that powers its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. This patent-pending technology adds new intelligence to the thousands of virtual microphones that fill the meeting space and provide full-room audio coverage. Using IST, the system identifies and ignores persistent undesirable sound sources that can disrupt the efficiency and flow of audio conference sessions. Typically, several noise suppression techniques are required via post-processing methods to reduce undesirable sounds. IST preemptively identifies and ignores these sounds in real time through the virtual microphones that are always listening throughout the room. This eliminates the need for complex post-processing algorithms to filter and reduce unwanted sounds, thereby improving overall system performance and the audio conferencing experience.
The introduction of intelligent sound targeting brings a fresh approach to addressing the issues caused by undesired sounds during audio conference sessions. HVAC systems, display fans and active cooling systems are just a few of the distracting sounds that can cause frustration and reduce productivity. Building upon the concept of virtual microphones that create a listening grid throughout the room, IST addresses the issue while providing a natural listening experience for meeting participants. Instead of attempting to suppress undesired sounds completely, it uses its intelligent sound identification capabilities to mitigate the negative impact of those sounds in an elegant and efficient manner. Visitors to InfoComm in Las Vegas, June 6–8, 2018, can learn more about IST in Nureva’s booth N1276.
“Achieving rich, full-room audio pickup in noisy meeting spaces has always posed a significant and stubborn technical challenge,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We are very excited about intelligent sound targeting to address this issue and deliver the audio conferencing experience that organizations are looking for.”
Availability and pricing
Intelligent sound targeting is part of a firmware update to Microphone Mist technology that will be available to all Nureva audio conferencing system customers at no additional charge at the end of July.
About the HDL300 audio conferencing system
The HDL300 audio conferencing system resolves the frustrating and persistent issue of poor audio pickup, especially in dynamic environments where participants move around the room. When combined with the Nureva™ Wall visual collaboration solution or other interactive display, the HDL300 system can also be used as the primary source for audio and video playback. At the core of the HDL300 system is Nureva’s breakthrough Microphone Mist technology, which places 8,192 virtual microphones throughout a room to pick up sound from any location to ensure that everyone is clearly heard regardless of where they are in the room or the direction they are facing. The system uses sophisticated algorithms to simultaneously process sound from all virtual microphones to provide remote participants with a high-quality listening experience, enabled by continuous autocalibration, simultaneous echo cancellation, position-based automatic gain control and sound masking. The HDL300 system is optimized for small to mid-sized environments and is designed to work with Skype® for Business, Zoom, Blue Jeans, Cisco® Spark, Cisco WebEx®, GoToMeeting™, Pexip® Infinity Connect and other common UC&C applications. For more information, visit the HDL300 section on the Nureva website.
Nureva Inc. is a multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds solutions for tapping the creative and problem-solving potential of diverse teams around the globe. For businesses, that means enabling the group creative processes that are used to solve problems and develop breakthrough ideas that drive organizational advantage. In education, it means enabling the student-led, collaborative activities that deepen learning and equip students with the skills required for future success. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit Nureva’s website.