Tesira 2.0, the latest version of Biamp’s flagship family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based systems, was launched at ISE 2014 yesterday. At its heart is TesiraFORTÉ, a series of audio processors that extend audio-video bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. Eight preconfigured models (four AVB and four non-AVB) are available – designed for conferencing, telephony, and VoIP environments.
Biamp’s new DAN-1 digital server networking card, which functions as a gateway interface and supports 64x64 channels of Dante audio. Shipping with Tesira 2.0, the DAN-1 can be installed as a standalone solution, alongside AVB or CobraNet; or can work with both. A single Tesira SERVER-IO can operate with all three protocols.
Tesira 2.0 firmware and software enable two Tesira SERVERs to act as a redundant pair: the secondary Tesira SERVER provides a mirrored backup to prevent any service interruption should the primary SERVER fail.
“As an enterprise-level platform, our Tesira family has been widely applauded since its initial release,” said Justin O’Connor, audio product manager, Biamp Systems. “And now, with TesiraFORTÉ, we’re extending that sophisticated technology to application-specific and value-conscious designs – bringing exceptional AVB audio solutions to everyday applications. And the new DAN-1 server card is the latest in our series of interfaces designed to bring the power of the Tesira platform to a greater number of audio systems.”
Designed for applications such as corporate, government, and higher education, TesiraFORTÉ uses a customer’s existing cabling infrastructure for a cost-effective networked audio installation.