Positional audio data integration delivers enhanced remote experience
Calgary, Alberta --- June 7, 2023 --- Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces a Lumens Digital Optics Inc. integration that enables sophisticated positional camera tracking. It involves pairing Nureva’s HDL410 audio conferencing system with Lumens’ PTZ cameras. Using Nureva’s sound location device API, available through the Nureva® Developer Toolkit, and the Lumens® CamConnect™ Pro, this software-free integration allows coordinate-based location data from Nureva’s HDL410 system to steer one or multiple cameras accurately and smoothly to where people are speaking in the room. The HDL410’s accurate sound location data delivers improved camera views across a large, crowded boardroom or classroom, where face and body tracking can often be challenging. The precise steering and switching of cameras creates an enhanced remote collaboration experience by accurately focusing on the active talker and eliminating the need for configuring lobes mapped to camera presets. Lumens completed an integration with Nureva’s HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems in January. The integration with the HDL410 system is set to be completed this summer.
Camera tracking is becoming a key requirement in hybrid spaces, and the upcoming Lumens integration is one of many to leverage Nureva’s next-generation Microphone Mist™ technology. Its thousands of virtual microphones are used to accurately locate sound sources everywhere in a room, and advanced processing algorithms filter out unwanted sounds that make it difficult for remote participants to follow the presenter. Nureva’s API streams data regarding sound location and sound level, tailored to the Nureva audio system being used. Sound locations are reported several times per second to enable automatic camera adjustments based on the location of the talker or multiple talkers. This ensures accurate camera positioning and an enhanced experience for remote participants. Visitors to InfoComm, June 14–16, 2023, can get a sneak peek of both products working together at the Lumens booth (2061).
“Nureva audio systems pair perfectly with Lumens CamConnect and we are thrilled to work with Nureva to expand our integrated offering with the new HDL410 system,” said Steven Liang, VP of product development at Lumens Digital Optics Inc. “Our combined products offer large room audio coverage and superb sound location data with accurate voice-tracking conferencing cameras to deliver an enhanced hybrid meeting experience.”
“We are delighted to see Lumens leverage our positional sound location data with the HDL410 system after completing their integrations with our HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems earlier this year,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The advanced capabilities of Microphone Mist technology allow us to continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with an IT-friendly wall-mounted audio solution working alongside leading camera products.”
Download an image of Nureva audio systems and Lumens cameras.
Availability and pricing
The Lumens integration with the Nureva HDL410 system will be available in August 2023. The MSRP for CamConnect Pro in the United States is $1,999. Prices in other countries will vary.
Lumens Digital Optics Inc., a Pegatron Group company, is a leader in optical products. Lumens’ product offerings include HD and 4K PTZ cameras, auto-tracking and auto-framing cameras, media processors, IP transmitters and decoders, and document cameras. Founded in 1998, the company was created by a team with a deep technological heritage of image processing, video electronics and optical technology. With the support of the Pegatron Group, Lumens is continuously improving product designs to be used in video studios, live events, classrooms, conference rooms and distance learning. For more information, visit Lumens’ website.
Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich private company that makes it refreshingly easy for IT teams to equip meeting and learning spaces with great audio. Every Nureva system is powered by the company’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which fills rooms with thousands of virtual microphones so voices are picked up everywhere, no matter where people sit, move or face. The technology also features continuous autocalibration, noise reduction, position-based gain control and simultaneous processing, providing remote participants with a clear, reliable listening experience. Nureva’s award-winning product line offers a variety of solutions for small, mid-size and large spaces. They include the HDL310 and HDL410 audio systems, which deliver pro AV performance in mid-size and large rooms without the cost and complexity associated with traditional pro AV solutions. A passion for achieving simplicity through deep user understanding drives the company’s product roadmap and the value it creates for its customers. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow the company on LinkedIn at Nureva Inc.
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Posted on Jun 7, 2023 1:00:00 AM