New system delivers pro AV quality features and performance in an IT-friendly solution
Calgary, Alberta --- October 18, 2022 --- Nureva Inc., an innovator of advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces the HDL410 system, the first of a new generation of Nureva® audio conferencing systems designed to further simplify the task of getting great audio in larger hybrid spaces without the cost and complexity of traditional solutions. The system combines two Nureva microphone and speaker bars with a new connect module, powered by next-generation Microphone Mist™ technology and a new groundbreaking unified coverage map to deliver pro audio performance in extra-large working and learning spaces up to 35' x 55' (10. 7 x 16.8 m). The unified coverage map enables the two microphone and speaker bars to act is if they were a single device with a single coverage map that spans the entire space. This greatly improves audio performance and sound location data accuracy for camera switching and steering, while avoiding the complications and performance challenges of systems that require manual setup and complex processing to stitch together overlapping coverage areas from multiple ceiling microphones. A new Console Direct feature provides a secure and continuous connection between the HDL410 and Nureva Console, allowing IT managers to manage the HDL410 remotely without having to rely on an in-room computer running client software. Users get access to remotely install firmware updates, check device status, view analytics and historical data, change settings, access APIs from the Nureva Developer Toolkit and more. Also new to the HDL410 is an audience mute feature within Nureva’s Voice Amplification Mode, which can focus microphone pickup on the presenter or instructor’s voice while reducing all other microphone pickup in the space.
The continued shift to hybrid environments has put a strain on IT resources to meet new and growing needs in collaboration spaces of all sizes, requiring solutions that dramatically improve the experience of remote participants. For audio in larger spaces, this challenge is amplified by the higher cost and complexity of designing, installing and managing traditional pro AV solutions. Nureva has been at the forefront of finding innovative, IT-friendly ways to meet these challenges with intelligent audio systems that are easy to deploy and manage. Like all Nureva audio systems, the HDL410 connects easily by USB and can be installed and operational in about an hour, with no DSP required, simple bar mounting on the wall via 2-screws and continuous autocalibration. Microphone Mist technology handles echo cancellation, noise reduction, position-based gain control and the challenges of multiple in-room participants speaking at once. Nureva audio systems integrate with leading UC&C platforms including Microsoft® Teams and Zoom, and the HDL410 is currently in the certification process for Microsoft Teams, which would make it the first microphone and speaker bar certified for extra-large Microsoft Teams Rooms.
Nureva will debut and demonstrate the HDL410 system at EDUCAUSE in Denver, Colorado, October 25–28, 2022, and Zoomtopia in San Jose, California, November 8–9, 2022. Press and analysts can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a briefing at either show.
“We were looking for a quality microphone and speaker system for our larger classrooms and training rooms. After trying several systems from other companies, Nureva’s HDL410 was hands down better than anything else. It was much easier to install, get up and running as well as remotely monitor to fix any issues before anyone else became aware of them,” said Nathan Cline, technology coordinator at Ozarks Unlimited Resources Educational Service Co-op. “Prior to beta testing the Nureva system, we had constant audio coverage issues requiring participants to move closer to a microphone to be heard, breaking the flow of discussions. With the HDL410, we don't have to think about audio coverage, and all I need to do is plug in a USB cable.”
“Today’s IT leaders are asking for intelligent solutions that deliver the collaboration experience their users demand without putting a strain on IT resources,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The Nureva HDL410 system is our latest and most dramatic example of using our IT-first approach to innovation to deliver great audio in large spaces.”
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Additional product details
Unified coverage map
The unified coverage map is a patent-pending, groundbreaking approach to microphone pickup in large spaces. It enables the physical mics from two microphone and speaker bars to be processed together instead of separately, creating a single microphone coverage map that spans the entire room. The HDL410 automatically determines the relative location of the two microphone and speaker bars and generates a coverage map when installed. Each virtual microphone is targeted with greater precision, resulting in pro AV performance without the complexity of setting up multiple lobes. This enables
- Precise sound localization
- Increased processing gain
- No mixing of artifacts
- More accurate and consistent gain control
- Accurate sound location data
- Flexibility in the placement of each microphone and speaker bar
Connect module 2
Thoughtfully designed to sit on a credenza or table or behind a cabinet or display, the new connect module (only available with the HDL410) unlocks next-level audio capabilities and features in Microphone Mist technology, including
- Powerful audio processing and expanded memory
- Advanced features such as the unified coverage map and audio location data stream
- Clear LED indicators providing useful information to simplify installation and troubleshooting
Console Direct provides secure 24/7 direct connection to Nureva Console, which gives IT staff continuous remote management, intelligent monitoring and access to analytics and insights without the need for an in-room computer running client software. The benefits include
- Secure, cloud-based device dashboard to remotely change device settings, update firmware and solve time critical issues remotely
- Modern security powered by a secure IoT OS and system software with device-specific X.509 certificates and external services encrypted using 256-bit Transport Layer Security (TLS)
- Reporting of unique data on audio room acoustics, usage and device ability
- Ideal for room configurations where there isn’t a dedicated room PC
- Collaboration hubs, such as Barco ClickShare or Mersive® Hub
- Collaboration appliances, such as the Logitech Roommate
- Video conferencing codecs
- BYOD rooms where users connect their own laptops
Camera companies can use Nureva’s API to stream precise sound location coordinates for the purpose of camera steering and switching. This level of accuracy creates a better remote collaboration experience by
- Framing of the person speaking more accurately
- Delivering accurate sound locations across an entire space with large crowds of faces, where traditional face and body tracking may have challenges
- Avoiding the limitations of configuring lobes that are mapped to camera presets
Availability and pricing
The Nureva HDL410 will be available for delivery in December 2022 through a global network of value-added dealers and resellers. The MSRP in the United States is $8,499. Prices in other countries will vary.
About Nureva audio solutions
Nureva’s line of audio conferencing systems solve the frustrating and persistent problem of poor audio performance in meeting and learning spaces from small to extra-large. Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist technology places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from any location, ensuring that everyone is clearly heard regardless of where they are in the room or the direction they are facing. Nureva’s product line includes the HDL200 audio system for small rooms, HDL300 audio system for mid-size rooms, Dual HDL300 audio system for large rooms, HDL410 for extra-large rooms and Nureva XT, a tightly integrated audio and video solution for classrooms. The systems use sophisticated algorithms to simultaneously process sound from all virtual microphones to provide remote participants with a clear, reliable listening experience. Broad deployment of multiple Nureva systems is supported by Nureva Console, a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for organizations to manage their systems across multiple locations from a single, secure dashboard. For more information, visit the Nureva website.
Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich, multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds audio conferencing solutions that solve the frustrating and persistent problem of poor audio performance in meeting and learning spaces. At the core of every system is the company’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from anywhere in the room and deliver clear, reliable audio to remote participants. 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 Oct 18, 2022 1:00:00 AM