Yamaha Unified Communications, the Sudbury, Massachusetts-based audio and video conferencing solutions provider announced the RM-TT tabletop and RM-CG ceiling mount microphones for conferencing applications designed around the Dante platform.
Self-contained microphones incorporate all of Yamaha’s sound technologies, including automatic voice tracking, automatic gain control, adaptive echo cancellation, noise reduction and reverb suppression for collaborative experiences while integrating seamlessly with the room’s existing conferencing equipment or a variety of third-party components. .
“Following the success of our ADECIA range, the RM family of microphones has been designed to provide all the benefits we have built into this complete solution, but in a standalone model for applications using Dante network protocols,” says Holger Stoltze , Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing at Yamaha Unified Communications.
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“This allows integrators looking for Yamaha’s high-quality audio leadership to upgrade room microphones easily and with confidence. They can, for example, add each microphone to the room’s existing DSP while benefiting from all of Yamaha’s latest state-of-the-art audio processing technologies. It also allows designers and consultants to use Yamaha technology in new designs with third-party equipment.
Yamaha’s RM-TT Dante-compatible wired tabletop microphones and RM-CG Dante-compatible ceiling-mounted microphone array both feature voice tracking technologies, allowing conversations to be picked up and transmitted clearly to each other end.
The tabletop model’s voice tracking feature automatically selects the microphone closest to the person speaking for voice pickup, and its human voice activity detection technology anticipates additional voice locations for seamless conversation pickup. It also includes six directional modes – omnidirectional, bidirectional, unidirectional, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid and toroidal, which installers can set for even more personalized room capture.
The RM-CG features Yamaha’s beam tracking, which uses multiple beams to automatically track voices in the room simultaneously. The technology eliminates the need to program fixed lobes, which can often lead to dead spots in the meeting space. Design changes or room configuration flexibility can also be made without the need to reprogram microphones. The ceiling microphone array supports ceiling mount, wire mount or pole mount options.