Polycom offers new solutions
Dubai, June 25, 2007
Polycom announced the SoundStructure series, the first installed audio solutions for voice and video conferencing applications that deliver truly immersive sound quality.
Leveraging Polycom’s proven technology and market leadership in installed audio solutions, the SoundStructure series are flexible, scalable, and comprehensive systems that deliver state-of-the-art performance and audio processing capabilities with breakthrough sound quality for conference rooms, class rooms, customized meeting rooms, and telepresence environments.
“Great voice quality can dramatically improve the effectiveness of audio and video conferences, and the SoundStructure series delivers a truly immersive experience,” said Paul Waadevig, global director, Conferencing and Collaboration for Frost & Sullivan.
“With features like full-stereo echo cancellation and high definition audio, the SoundStructure systems enable customers to communicate over distances as effectively as if they were in the same room.
“The SoundStructure series significantly raises the bar for installed-room audio systems, giving customers unmatched audio quality and clarity without compromise for their voice and video conferences,” said Craig H. Richardson, vice president and general manager of installed voice solutions at Polycom.
“The SoundStructure series with Polycom HD Voice technology complements our industry-leading high definition HDX video conferencing solutions to give customers an unequaled experience called Polycom Ultimate.
“A SoundStructure system will provide a completely immersive collaboration experience that can’t be implemented with today’s installed audio solutions.”
The SoundStructure series features several breakthroughs in audio performance that make communicating over distances as effective as being in the same room.
For example, the SoundStructure series are the first to support high-definition StereoSurround audio (22kHz) as well as full-stereo echo cancellation.
This next-generation echo cancellation technology makes conversations clear by eliminating echoes while maintaining full-stereo separation of the remote talkers’ audio, even when two people are talking at the same time.
In addition, new noise cancellation technology eliminates the broadest range of background noises, and a new gain-sharing automatic microphone mixer provides additional flexibility and smoother transitions to ensure robust performance in a variety of operating environments.
Greater Flexibility, Scalability; Simplified Design and Installation
The SoundStructure series are designed for installed room environments and the needs of systems integrators and audio/visual professionals.
The comprehensive system features multiple input and output options and submix processing capabilities that simplify installation and provide flexibility for any room configuration. Several design features have been implemented to support integrator needs, including:
22 kHz stereo acoustic echo cancellation on all input channels
- Feedback elimination on all input channels
- Advanced ambient noise cancellation on all input channels
- Flexible telephony options with single-line and dual-line PSTN plug-in cards
- Seamlessly scales from 8x8 to 128x128, with all inputs available to all outputs
- Connection to Polycom HDX systems via a digital signal path
- 8, 12 and 16 input/output “C” (conferencing) models, plus a 12-channel “SR”
(sound reinforcement) model designed for stand-alone sound reinforcement applications or as additional audio inputs to a conferencing system
New SoundStructure Studio software (Microsoft Windows-based) features advanced signal grouping and labeling, enabling systems integrators and audio/visual professionals to leverage existing design and configuration work dur