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Nureva sound location data enable tracking for Lumens PTZ cameras

By Shari-Lynn Sare on Jan 24, 2023 1:00:00 AM
Nureva sound location data enable tracking for Lumens PTZ cameras

Microphone Mist™ technology delivers sophisticated sound location data without the cost and complexity of pro AV solutions

Calgary, Alberta --- January 24, 2023 --- Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces that Lumens is now using sound location data provided by Nureva’s HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems to enable camera-tracking via its PTZ cameras. Until recently, sophisticated camera tracking using sound location data had only been possible with traditional pro AV solutions. Using Nureva’s sound location device API, available through the Nureva® Developer Toolkit, and Lumens CamConnect software, the integration allows sound location data from Nureva audio systems to steer the camera focus accurately and smoothly to where people are speaking in the room.

Camera tracking is an essential part of an effective hybrid space, and Lumens is one of many upcoming integrations that use Nureva’s revolutionary Microphone Mist technology to deliver a better collaboration experience. Thousands of virtual microphones are used to accurately locate sound sources everywhere in a room, and advanced processing algorithms filter out undesirable sounds that make it difficult for remote participants to follow the presenter. Nureva’s API is used to stream 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 results in more refined camera positioning and a better experience for remote participants. The HDL300 and Dual HDL300 integration with Lumens is available today. Integration with the HDL410 system will be available in Q2 of this year. Visitors to ISE, January 31 to February 3, 2023, can learn more about Nureva’s camera integrations at stand 2N450.

“Microphone and speaker systems with webcams have offered a static, subpar view of a meeting room or classroom, and this integration with Nureva audio systems delivers an elevated experience to remote participants,” said Steven Liang, head of product development, Lumens Digital Optics Inc. “We are thrilled to offer a superior audio and video experience to our mutual customers.”

“We are pleased that Lumens has used our audio location data to deliver the kind of integrated audio and video experience that customers are asking for,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Using the intelligence built into Microphone Mist technology, we continue to redefine what an IT-friendly, wall-mounted solution is capable of.”


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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 audio system 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 Lumens

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 for distance learning. For more information, visit Lumens’ 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: HDL300 system Ecosystem Microphone Mist technology APIs Nureva Developer Toolkit Camera integrations Lumens