Collaboration-solutions company Nureva has added Active Zone Control to the Microphone Mist technology platform that powers its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems.
This feature gives users a new level of control over the thousands of virtual microphones that fill a space and provide full-room audio coverage. Using a simple, visual interface in Nureva Room Manager software, IT staff can designate a zone within the room to be optimised for audio pickup. The system reduces the pickup outside the active zone by disabling the virtual microphones in that part of the space. Unlike technologies that attempt to create pickup zones by turning physical microphones or beams on and off, Active Zone Control leverages the unique nature of virtual microphones to provide user control over the size and dimensions of the pickup zone.
For situations where a user wants to capture voices outside the zone, Active Zone Control can be easily turned off using a single button on the HDL300 system remote control.
“The ability to easily designate the audio pickup zone is a breakthrough that we expect many of our higher education and business customers to embrace,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We are very excited to offer a simple solution that overcomes the many challenges associated with alternative products and approaches.”