Bose is using ISE 2017 to unveil its ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system, comprising the new ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing signal processor and three new Dante-based ControlSpace under-table endpoints (EX-4ML, EX-8ML and EX-UH).
Designed with input from seasoned integrators and available in August 2017, the system features connectivity for various types of audio conferencing, including USB, VoIP, PSTN, analogue and phone headset audio.
“We focused on creating one audio conferencing DSP that includes everything an integrator might need – Dante, USB, VoIP, PSTN and analogue audio – all in a single 1RU box,” says Darryl Bryans, Bose DSP product line manager. “We also recognised the growing need to reduce wiring, locate equipment remotely and address retrofit applications. Bose under-table endpoints are microphone-agnostic and use PoE and Dante to provide a ‘one cable from the table’ microphone and BYOD ATC solution.”
Bose outlines the system’s key features:
Advanced AEC: 12 routable acoustic echo cancellers (AEC) with adaptable noise cancellation, non-linear processing and ‘comfort noise’ to enhance the clarity and intelligibility of the meeting; multiple AEC references support multiple rooms and zones.
Dante audio networking: 64 x 64 Dante audio networking for digital audio connectivity with any Dante-based product, including newer conferencing microphones.
All-in-one connectivity: 12 mic/line analogue inputs, eight analogue outputs, eight Bose AmpLink digital outputs, USB (stereo in/out), VoIP (2 lines) and PSTN.
Open-architecture signal processing: provides the flexibility needed for any conferencing application.
SIP 2.0 compliant VoIP: Includes a web-configurable interface, two independent lines with multiple call appearances and support for popular codecs including G.722 HD, G.726 and G.711.
Front-Panel Display: Large 256 x 64 element OLED display and rotary knob for metering, viewing/changing IP settings and more.
All three EX Dante under-table endpoints feature PoE, daisy-chainable power and networking, multiple mounting options and a slim, high-density form factor that makes them suitable for mounting under conference tables.
The two under-table microphone interfaces, the EX-4ML and EX-8ML (four and eight channels respectively), feature 48V phantom power as well as +12V LED power and three logic IO per channel (1 in, 2 out), to interface with most types of analogue conferencing microphones.
The EX-UH Dante under-table endpoint extends conferencing versatility for BYOD applications such as connecting mobile phones, laptops and telephone headsets using the built-in 3.5 mm TRRS analogue jack, stereo-audio USB and RJ-9 connector.
All components are configured and controlled with Bose ControlSpace Designer 5.0 software. ControlSpace Remote 2.1 has been upgraded to support the new EX and includes a dialer for creating a complete tablet-based user interface for conference rooms. Drivers for popular control systems are also available.
In addition, Bose Professional’s portfolio of amplifiers and loudspeakers can be integrated using convenient presets and audio connections.
The ControlSpace EX system is being introduced at ISE on stand 7-C172 and 11-A135.