ISE 2017: Bose showing new audio conferencing system

Bose Professional is to introduce its new ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system at the 2017 ISE Show which opens tomorrow (7 February) at the RAI Amsterdam.

The system includes the ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing signal processor and three new Dante-based ControlSpace under-table endpoints (EX-4ML, EX-8ML and EX-UH). The system features connectivity for various types of audio conferencing, including USB, VoIP, PSTN, analogue, and phone headset audio.

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 (one in, two 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 analog 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.

The ControlSpace EX-1280C processor features:

•Advanced AEC: 12 routable acoustic echo cancellers (AEC) with adaptable noise cancellation, non-linear processing and comfort noise to enhance clarity and intelligibility of a 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.

•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, & G.711.

•Front-Panel Display: Large 256 x 64 element OLED display and rotary knob for metering, viewing/changing IP settings and more.

The ControlSpace EX system can be found on Bose stands 7-C172 and 11-A135 at the ISE Show, with availability in Autumn 2017.