In an effort to improve audio conferencing quality, Nureva has added Active Zone Control to the Microphone Mist technology platform that powers its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. This feature gives users a new level of control over the thousands of virtual microphones that fill a space and provide full-room audio coverage.
Nureva showcases its Active Zone Control at ISE 2019.
Using a simple, visual interface in Nureva Room Manager software, IT staff can designate a zone within the room to be optimized for audio pickup. The system reduces the pickup outside the active zone by disabling the virtual microphones in that part of the space. Unlike technologies that attempt to create pickup zones by turning physical microphones or beams on and off, Active Zone Control leverages the unique nature of virtual microphones to provide user control over the size and dimensions of the pickup zone.
Active Zone Control is ideal for any scenario in large spaces where it’s important for audio pickup to be focused on a specific area of a room, such as lecture capture or presentations where audio is being recorded or listened to by remote participants. Presenters can speak and move freely within the active zone without the need for a lapel mic or complex ceiling-mounted solution. The feature can also be used to designate an audio pickup area in an open office environment where teams huddle for meetings involving remote participants. For situations where a user wants to capture voices outside the zone, Active Zone Control can be easily turned off using a single button on the HDL300 system remote control.
“The ability to easily designate the audio pickup zone is a breakthrough that we expect many of our higher education and business customers to embrace,” says Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We are very excited to offer a simple solution that overcomes the many challenges associated with alternative products and approaches.”
Availability and pricing
Active Zone Control will be made available through an included device subscription and is backward compatible for existing HDL300 systems. A beta version of Active Zone Control will be available in February for interested customers, with the final version available at the end of March. Customers interested in participating in the beta program should contact Nureva at firstname.lastname@example.org.