At 2009 InfoComm in Orlando, BSS Audio introduced the Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) card to its Soundweb London family of digital signal processors.
Designed specifically for the Soundweb London BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 devices, the Soundweb London AEC input card complements the analog and digital, input and output card options, extending the reach of Soundweb London into teleconferencing applications.
The Soundweb London AEC input card utilizes a proprietary algorithm developed by Wavemakers, a Harman International company and specialist in voice optimization software for automotive and communications applications. The algorithm used on the Soundweb London AEC input card has been specifically designed to meet the needs of installed sound applications and the high expectations of today’s teleconference participant.
The Soundweb London AEC input card features four microphone / line level channels with Acoustic Echo Cancellation per channel. A direct microphone feed is made available to facilitate local sound reinforcement. Configuration, control and monitoring of the AEC input card is provided by Harman HiQnet London Architect.
The Soundweb London BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 devices joined the existing BLU-80, BLU-32 and BLU-16 devices. The newer devices feature a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels.
In addition to providing a backbone for the transportation of multiple channels, this bus also facilitates the creation of large, fault-tolerant, centralized matrices containing multiple devices. The BLU-800 and BLU-160 models feature configurable DSP, boasting four times the processing capability of BLU-80 and BLU-16 devices.
The BLU-BOB cost-effective break-out box was also added to the family and represents an inexpensive solution to increasing the number of outputs in a Harman HiQnet networked system.
Since its advent, the BSS Audio Soundweb London family has drawn acclaim for its flexibility and intuitive operation. All eight models offer pristine audio quality, advanced A/D and D/A conversion, 96 kHz capability, drag-and-drop system design with CobraNet bundle assignment, Ethernet-based control, an extensive range of control options from simple to sophisticated, easy expansion or reconfiguration of system hardware in the field and an upgrade path for future enhancements.
Each of the eight different Soundweb London devices offer a different mix of signal processing, CobraNet and digital audio bus functionality, making a Soundweb London system the perfect match for any application.
(Be sure to visit PSW’s 2009 InfoComm New Product Gallery.)