Biamp has announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate demanding conferencing applications in which customization is essential, combining the signal processing of the original series with streamlined network connectivity and a small industrial design.
“The TesiraFORTÉ X Series is the next generation of Biamp’s popular TesiraFORTÉ meeting room processors,” says 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.”
The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the functionality of the current TesiraFORTÉ with the connectivity of TesiraCONNECT in a design suited for modern UC-based or VoIP conferencing environments. Each unit is compact enough to be installed just about anywhere and includes mounting hardware for installation on a wall or behind a display.
There are three models in the TesiraFORTÉ X Series, 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.
TesiraFORTÉ X also offers setup with Biamp Launch, the company’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 an automated setup experience. Alternatively, installers can program the TesiraFORTÉ X Series in the traditional way.
Each unit includes five (four PoE+-powered) network ports to connect other conferencing peripherals, which can be utilized for Dante, AVB media, VoIP, and control traffic. Also onboard is a USB interface for audio connections to UC host devices, which support HID synchronization between Tesira and soft codec applications. In addition, it pairs with Biamp’s Modena wireless presentation systems for enhanced BYOD conferencing.
TesiraFORTÉ X is supported in SageVue, Biamp’s AV device monitoring and management platform. SageVue allows technology managers full access to the status of their Biamp devices and includes functions such as scheduling, firmware and system updates, as well as a RESTful API for integration with enterprise dashboarding systems.