The Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia Selects Commercial-Grade Yamaha UC Video and Audio Conferencing Solutions
The Biocomplexity Institute studies the multifaceted interplay between living and non-living systems — essentially: life. Two years ago, the organization opened a new facility at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. The building includes a variety of conference rooms, huddle rooms, and other collaboration spaces used for teaching, research, and meetings. Prior to COVID-19, these spaces were installed with off-the-shelf consumer-grade conferencing equipment. However, the organization quickly learned that the products didn’t easily integrate with the Crestron room control system also installed in the room nor did it deliver the caliber of audio quality necessary to support the high-frequency of remote lectures and meetings due to COVID-19.
Because of the high-level research the organization performs for the government and the university, the organization needed a professional-quality UC system that would easily and neatly integrate with Crestron and deliver the clarity of speech essential for lecture capture and meetings. Known for providing interoperability with leading room control systems as well as superior audio Integration firm Horizon AVL turned to Yamaha UC.
For the huddle rooms, the Horizon AVL selected the all-in-one Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound BarTM. The Zoom-certified CS-700 Video Sound Bar combines an adaptive beamforming microphone array for perfectly captured conversation; four Yamaha speaker elements to provide the highest degree of audio intelligibility; and a wide-angle HD camera that captures participants and the room in clear detail for students and other participants on the far end. The solution eliminates the inherent inefficiencies of touching and operating disparate video and audio during calls and the eye sore of cables snaked around the room.