Biamp has announced its new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of premium open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate demanding conferencing applications in which customisation is essential. There are three models in the range, the X 400, X 800, and X 1600 with four, eight, and 16 channels of AEC (acoustic echo cancellation), respectively — enough for up to 16 Biamp Parlé Beamtracking microphones.
The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all the connectivity and processing required in a single device.
“The TesiraFORTÉ X Series is the next generation of Biamp’s popular TesiraFORTÉ meeting room processors,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development, Biamp. “The TesiraFORTÉ X Series offers powerful signal processing, AVB and Dante network connectivity, POE+ device power, enhanced VoIP support, and advanced automation all in an amazingly small device that can be mounted virtually anywhere.”
Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the functionality of the current TesiraFORTÉ with the connectivity of TesiraCONNECT in a small, attractive design, perfectly suited for modern UC-based or VoIP conferencing environments. Each unit is compact enough to be installed anywhere and includes mounting hardware ideal for installation on a wall or behind a display. TesiraFORTÉ X Series supports both Dante and AVB out of the box, making integration with other AV components simple and flexible.
TesiraFORTÉ X also offers fast and simple setup with Biamp Launch, Biamp’s one-touch automatic device discovery and tuning feature, accessible at the press of a button. Installers connect all the devices for their room and press the Launch button for a fully automated setup experience. By automating the room tuning and commissioning process, Biamp Launch guarantees consistently great audio in any space with remarkable speed. Alternatively, installers can program the TesiraFORTÉ X Series in the traditional way with all the customisation and flexibility they would expect from Tesira.
Each unit includes five (four PoE+-powered) network ports to connect other conferencing peripherals, which can be utilised for Dante, AVB media, VoIP, and control traffic. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series includes a USB interface for audio connections to UC host devices, which support HID synchronisation between Tesira and soft codec applications. It pairs perfectly with Biamp’s Modena wireless presentation systems for an enhanced BYOD conferencing experience.
TesiraFORTÉ X is fully supported in SageVue, Biamp’s advanced AV device monitoring and management platform. SageVue allows technology managers full access to the status of their Biamp devices and includes important functions such as scheduling, firmware and system updates, and also features a RESTful API for integration with enterprise dash-boarding systems.