BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has announced a new line of DanteTM wall plates specifically available for Tesira®. Developed in collaboration with Attero Tech, this new offering enables audio connectivity and control, as well as individual device monitoring — unique to the protocol-agnostic Tesira platform. The wall plates are available in three models to address a range of input needs.
“While Tesira has always been capable of connecting audio to and from Attero Tech’s Dante wall plates, it’s the newly added capability of controlling and monitoring the wall plates directly through the software that truly benefits our customers,” said Zach Snook, audio products manager for Biamp Systems. “It’s just another way that Biamp continues to provide versatile tools to design the fastest, easiest and best solutions possible.”
The Tesira 3.4 software allows customers to control specific wall plate elements, such as audio input signal types, mute state, volume level, invert state and source selection. The platform also features a locate function, which enables programmers or IT personnel to quickly identify the location of a specific wall plate within the software.
The software can also act as a single point of connection for third-party control systems using Biamp’s control API, Tesira Text Protocol (TTP). Before this collaboration, traditional control systems had to communicate with each wall plate directly. This worked functionally, but it did not scale well for large systems. Now all control commands can be sent through the Tesira software and then routed to the individual plates, providing a truly scalable solution.
Tesira 3.4 also monitors the communication connection to each individual device, and a fault is triggered if communication from a device drops for any reason. A fault message will identify the specific wall plate in the device logs, in the software’s fault reporting window, and on the front panel of Tesira server-class devices. Faults will clear automatically once the connection issue is resolved. Ideal for programmers, service technicians, and other technical management at the end-user site, this monitoring capability increases service responsiveness.
Specifically designed to interact with the Tesira platform, the new wall plates from Attero Tech are available in three models, each identified with a “-B” at the end of each part number. The unDX2IO+ model features two XLR inputs, two XLR outputs, and two line inputs; the unDX4I includes four XLR inputs and two line outputs; and the unDX6IO boasts two XLR inputs, two RCA or 3.5mm inputs, two 3.5mm outputs, and two line outputs. Each model is available in either a black or white finish.