The value of video conferencing has proven itself for almost every type of organization in better communications, increased productivity, reduced travel costs and better decision-making.
As useful as videoconference rooms have become, however, high quality video is not enough. The quality of the sound is also crucial to the communication process.
That’s another reason why you should consider ADTECH Systems for your next teleconferencing project. Our engineers and technicians have years of experience plus factory and industry certifications in designing, installing and supporting audio as well video systems.
An audio system used in a tele-conferencing system generally includes:
In many cases, ADTECH Systems can supply a modular audio conferencing device, such as those from LifeSize, Polycom or ClearOne, to handle audio-only calls or the audio portion of a videoconference.
For example, we recently designed audio conferencing systems for seven rooms at Myriant Technologies, a biotech firm based in Quincy, MA. We set up the IP network-based LifeSize Phone in conjunction with an amplifier and ceiling speakers in five of these rooms; in two more Myriant uses the LifeSize Phone’s built-in loudspeaker. It does very well in these environments and the client has been quite happy with the audio quality, as well as the video quality from LifeSize video systems we also supplied.
As conference or classrooms get larger and the requirements for the audio system get more sophisticated, we will design a custom system based on a dedicated audio conferencing codec with audio processing capabilities (most likely from Biamp, Polycom, ClearOne or BSS Audio) plus multiple microphones and ceiling speakers.
For example, we recently finished a high-definition videoconference room at the new CVS Caremark headquarters in Woonsocket, RI, which includes an audio setup based on a Biamp Nexia digital signal processor. The Nexia handles feedback elimination, echo cancellation, mixing of table-mounted microphones plus the dialing of video calls through their Tandberg codec. Since the system has full DSP functionality, we were able to use it to tune the sound system to the acoustic properties of the room, providing very crisp, intelligible, pleasing sound.
The audio conferencing system that’s right for your room depends on a number of factors, so we will normally complete a detailed needs analysis before recommending a technical solution. In many cases, we work with a design supplied by an AV or acoustical consultant (as was the case at CVS Caremark), and then engineer, program and install the system.
ADTECH Systems is New England’s largest, most experienced and knowledgeable designer and installer of audio conferencing systems. We would be very interested in helping you with your next teleconferencing project. Please contact us to learn more.