Biamp latest version DSP-based system for AVB
Biamp Systems has announced the launch of Tesira 2.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based media systems. The centrepiece of Tesira 2.0 is TesiraFORTÉ, an all-new series of audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings.
TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight preconfigured models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to today’s conferencing, telephony and VoIP environments.
Also shipping with Tesira 2.0 is Biamp’s new DanteTM-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, which, like its current CobraNet card, functions as a gateway interface to support 64×64 channels of Dante networked audio. The DAN-1 card provides system integrators with a Dante digital transport within Tesira media systems. While the Tesira platform operates over AVB, with the addition of the DAN-1 card customers will have the flexibility of integrating with different system types. The DAN-1 can also be used alongside AVB and/or CobraNet in the same Tesira SERVER or SERVER-IO.
In addition, Tesira 2.0 includes new firmware and software that enable two Tesira SERVERs to act as a redundant pair — with the secondary Tesira SERVER providing a mirrored backup to prevent any interruption in service in case of failure in the primary SERVER.
“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.”
The four new models of TesiraFORTÉ include both AVB and non-AVB versions: TesiraFORTÉ AI provides a basic audio interface for high-quality audio in small- to medium-sized spaces; TesiraFORTÉ CI includes Sona AEC technology for conferencing applications; TesiraFORTÉ TI provides specialised conferencing over a standard telephone service and includes Sona AEC technology; and TesiraFORTÉ VI is a VoIP conferencing solution with Sona AEC technology.
Each model can be used as a standalone system (non-AVB) or within an AVB-networked solution to deliver the specific features and connections needed for each application.