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Biamp acquires mic processing company Dev-Audio

Biamp Systems has acquired Dev-Audio, the Australia-based developer of the award-winning Microcone table mic.

Networked audio systems manufacturer Biamp Systems has acquired Dev-Audio, a Australia-based developer of advanced microphone processing technologies. The company’s flagship product is the award-winning Microcone table mic (pictured) which, with its associated software application, Microcone Recorder, actively tracks and enhances voice quality, adaptively reduces background noise, and records directly to any computer.

“The acquisition of Dev-Audio is a natural fit for Biamp as a company focused on delivering high-quality audio products to its customers,” said Biamp Systems’ president and CEO, Steve Metzger. “Innovating communications is part of Biamp’s stated vision, and the products and technologies of Dev-Audio align perfectly with it.”

Using a high-quality beam-formed microphone array designed specifically for group settings, Microcone actively locates voices and simultaneously reduces background noise, resulting in clear audio for a wide variety of applications.

Available for Windows and Mac OS X, Microcone Recorder records, tags, and recalls meetings via a searchable database. The full Microcone product suite also includes Microcone Voices, which is an app for Skype that identifies participants in a conference; and Microcone Remote, which is an app for iPhone providing full control of the Microcone, including scheduling and meeting tagging.

Iain McCowan, founder and managing director of Dev-Audio, has extensive experience in microphone array technology and will join Biamp as a DSP engineer.

“We are all excited to welcome Iain to the Biamp team. His experience in new product development, speech recognition and enhancement, and microphone arrays will enable us to develop more innovative products for the conferencing market,” said Matt Czyzewski, executive vice president of operations at Biamp.