ClearOne announces new BMA 360 beamforming mic array ceiling tile
ClearOne has announced its new BMA 360, a beamforming microphone array ceiling tile which gives users strong audio performance and ease of deployment.
It’s the world’s first truly wideband, frequency invariant beamforming microphone array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands.
With the FiBeam technology from ClearOne, conference participants will experience the ultimate in natural and full fidelity audio across all beams and within a single beam.
Deep sidelobe beamforming, DsBeam, provides unparalleled maximum sidelobe depth, below -40dB, resulting in superior rejection of reverberation and noise in difficult spaces for superb clarity and intelligibility.
On top of full 360° coverage, there are also a number of advancements in adaptive steering which can build on the impeccable coverage of each conference participants as well as enhanced camera tracking.
It also comes with 6G acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) which delivers unmatched per-beam full-duplex audio performance as well as on-board audio algorithms like noise reduction, filtering and automatic level control which eliminates the need for per-beam processing in a DSP mixer, needing fewer DSP mixer resources.
ClearOne’s own technologies, FiBeam, DsBeam and 6G AEC combine to create VividVoice, building on professional conferencing.
“We introduced the world’s first professional conferencing beamforming microphone array in 2012 and it revolutionised the conferencing microphone in the Pro AV industry. Since then, we have introduced a diverse line-up of beamforming microphone array solutions to meet evolving market applications, performance, and pricing needs,” ClearOne chief executive and chair Zee Hakimoglu says.
“And with the new ClearOne BMA 360, we have pushed the envelope again by developing a product that is superior to any other competing product in the market.”
The BMA 360 supports three different ceiling grid sizes: 24”, 600mm and 625mm. It incorporates a VESA-standard hole pattern that supports pole mounting. Hard-ceiling mount accessory kits are also available.