Yamaha has introduced its new ADECIA collaboration and conferencing solution, designed to provide flexible audio intelligence for meeting rooms.
Yamaha’s brand new RM-CG dynamic beamforming ceiling array microphone and RM-CR conference processor are the heart of the new intelligent ADECIA conferencing solution, which applies automated room tuning and dynamic, multi-beam tracking to the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s conference environments.
Available from Q1 2021, it is based on Dante audio networking and comprises the new RM-CG dynamic beamforming ceiling array microphone, the dedicated RM-CR conference processor, Yamaha’s VXL1-16P line array speakers and the optimised SWR2311P-10G PoE+ switch.
ADECIA is easy to install, set up and operate. The heart of the system is the RM-CR conference processor, which automatically recognises microphones and speakers on the same network. During commissioning it automatically sets the optimum sound settings for the environment, taking into account the location of speakers and microphones, the room’s reverberation characteristics and echo responses. Auto-tuning is achieved with a simple, five-step process using a special web-based interface. The system then performs auto mixing of all connected Dante audio sources. The conference processor can handle a wide range of sources, including dynamic microphones, analogue line level I/O, USB, Bluetooth and SIP telephony.
The RM-CG dynamic ceiling array microphone features multi-beam tracking technology which focuses on voices. Due to the spiral layout of its microphone elements, the RM-CG claims to provide the most precise beam for voice capture, while continuous background noise is eliminated using Yamaha’s noise reduction algorithms and Human Voice Activity Detection (HVAD). Combined with its beam tracking technology, it can clearly pick up individual voices, even when more than one person is speaking.
“As times and business requirements change, achieving pristine audio quality in rooms for training, conferences, meetings and multi-purpose use normally require costly expertise to design, install and set up,” said Nils-Peter Keller, senior director pro audio and AV group Yamaha Europe. “The introduction of ADECIA now allows customers to easily customize and configure a professional audio solution for remote conferencing and collaboration. With added safety requirements in today’s spaces, ADECIA enables a contact-free conference experience, meaning remote working and social distancing have no impact on the ability to communicate.”