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Nureva integrates with Extron to enable sound location camera tracking

Posted by Shari-Lynn Sare on Jan 10, 2023 1:00:00 AM
Nureva integrates with Extron to enable sound location camera tracking

Extron® driver for HDL300 systems leverages Microphone Mist™ technology to enhance tracking performance

Calgary, Alberta --- January 10, 2023 --- Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced IT-first audio conferencing solutions, announces that its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems now integrate with Extron control and automation solutions to deliver camera-tracking features that support hybrid working and learning. Extron used Nureva’s sound location device API, available through Nureva® Developer Toolkit, to update the Extron Control Systems Driver. The Extron control processor receives sound tracking data from the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems and sends a preset recall command to smoothly steer camera views to the location of the person speaking. The supplied audio location data leverages Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which fills a room with thousands of virtual microphones so everyone can be heard everywhere in a space. Sound direction, location and level are reported several times per second to enable automatic camera adjustments based on the location of the active speakers. This results in more refined camera positioning and switching and a better experience for remote participants.

Hundreds of cameras by leading manufacturers integrate the use of preset recalls with the Extron control processor. With the launch of this integration, Nureva HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio systems can supply voice tracking data to any of those cameras with the simple installation of the Extron driver. Nureva’s sound location device API was created as part of a program to work with leading companies like Extron on steering cameras with Nureva audio systems to improve and simplify remote collaboration. Visitors to ISE later this month can learn more about Nureva’s camera integrations at stand 2N450.

“It’s exciting for Extron to combine our industry leading control and automation solutions with Nureva’s audio conferencing capabilities,” said Casey Hall, Extron's CMO. “By simplifying integration between products, our shared customers will benefit from better meetings aided by enhanced audio and control experiences.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Extron to deliver the simplicity and flexibility that our mutual customers demand for their hybrid spaces by combining our sound location data for third-party cameras with Extron control systems,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Using the intelligence built into Microphone Mist technology, our IT-friendly wall-mounted systems are delivering a level of camera tracking sophistication that, until now, was only possible with traditional pro AV solutions.”

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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.

About Extron

Extron is an AV technology leader. Every day, millions of customers around the world have their AV experiences enhanced by Extron audiovisual signal processing, distribution and control solutions. The company designs advanced technologies to create better looking images, higher quality sound as well as systems that are easier to control and work more reliably. Extron’s powerful asset management tools help technology professionals efficiently manage large numbers of audiovisual systems deployed throughout their enterprises and institutions. Extron AV technology solutions serve the diverse needs of organizations around the world and are deployed in a wide variety of corporate, educational, government, health care, retail and entertainment applications. For more information, visit the Extron website.

About Nureva

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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Topics: media release HDL300 system Audio conferencing Nureva audio video conferencing Microphone Mist technology Integrations APIs Nureva Developer Toolkit 3rd-party camera tracking