Shure’s IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor is a new digital signal processor created specifically for conferencing applications.
The P300 offers Shure IntelliMix DSP algorithms that significantly enhance the audio quality in video meetings, a variety of connectivity options, plus seamless operation with Shure Microflex Advance and Microflex Wireless microphone solutions for A/V conferencing.
The new processor connects up to eight Dante microphone channels to a room video system, USB soft codec, or mobile device. Each channel supports multiple IntelliMix DSP features, including Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Reduction, and Automatic Gain Control, plus best-in-class automatic mixing. These features provide full duplex communication for echo and noise free meetings.
The fixed architecture provides simple and intuitive setup, resulting in less DSP programming and commissioning time onsite. The USB connectivity enables the P300 to be used with common soft codec programs such as Skype and BlueJeans, while the 3.5mm connector means anyone on a mobile phone or tablet can easily bring any remote participant into the conversation. Its compact half-rack footprint enables discrete installation behind a display, under a table, or in a credenza.
‘Great audio should not be reserved for boardrooms, it should be in every room,’ says Shure Product Manager, Paul Gunia. ‘The Microflex Advance and Microflex Wireless product lines are the most innovative microphones on the market. We strove to develop a powerful yet simple to configure DSP that complements our networked microphone systems. A conference room designed with Microflex and an IntelliMix P300 processor will provide our customer a full Shure audio solution, without requiring extensive program training or installation considerations. Now any size room can fully support a quality audio conference call.’
As an alternative to the IntelliMix P300, the ANIUSB-Matrix provides flexible routing of up to four Dante audio inputs and one analogue input to a room video conferencing system or a soft codec. This device accommodates small- to medium-sized rooms intended for audio and video conferencing. With fewer features than the P300, the ANIUSB-Matrix offers performance, connectivity, and affordability for videoconferencing where acoustic echo cancellation of a hardware or software codec will be used. The ANI22 provides Dante-to-analogue signal routing that enables two audio channels to be routed on and off a Dante network. These additions to the ANI family increase the connectivity options available to users of Shure’s Dante-enabled microphones.
The IntelliMix P300, ANIUSB-Matrix, and ANI22 will be available worldwide in Q3 2017.