BSS Audio has introduced a new full-bandwidth Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) algorithm for its Soundweb London conferencing processors.
The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm is released with HiQnet London Architect v3.04 and can be used with existing Soundweb London AEC Input Cards and the recently-introduced Soundweb London BLU-101 and BLU-102 devices.
The existing 8kHz-bandwidth AEC algorithm is optimized for POTS, VoIP phone system and digital phone system applications.
The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm facilitates enhanced fidelity for specific applications, while also offering a reduced processing latency.
A property within HiQnet London Architect v3.04 allows users to switch between the new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm and the existing 8kHz-bandwidth algorithm.
Dedicated full-bandwidth ‘dry’ signals for local sound reinforcement or recording are offered for both AEC algorithms.
Existing installations can be upgraded to accommodate full-bandwidth content, without the requirement for additional hardware.
However, when upgrading systems to HiQnet London Architect v3.04, they will continue to use the 8kHz-bandwidth AEC algorithm unless manually switched to use the new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm. This means changes will not be forced upon existing systems.
New Soundweb London designs will default to using the new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm, which also gives excellent performance with POTS and VoIP systems, in addition to the accommodation of full-bandwidth content.
“BSS Audio is new to the conferencing market but our products and algorithms have already won favor with many experienced consultants and system integrators as a direct result of live demonstrations,” said Iain Gregory, market manager for installed sound at Harman Signal Processing.
“The addition of a full-bandwidth AEC algorithm as a software upgrade for the AEC Input Cards and the BLU-101 and BLU-102 devices brings another important conferencing tool to applications large and small.”