The BluePOD Solo Dante system from Williams AV is ready to rock the world of audio and video conferencing with its innovative integration of Bluetooth® technology and Dante control.
The BluePOD Solo Dante is designed to simplify making conference calls in your meeting rooms with your computer, laptop and mobile phone. Making a conference call is now as simple as tapping the Bluetooth connect button on your device; no special software is needed. Adjusting the volume, muting and connecting is all done on the standard volume control on your device. Using the system setup screens on the embedded web server provides complete setup control and the ability to adjust input gain on each audio source.
BluePOD gets its name from the small pod-shaped enclosure housing the patent-pending B-WAP (Bluetooth wireless access point) transceiver. The B-WAP is equipped with a Bluetooth 4.2 aptX HD long-range transceiver – elevated by a new HD codec standard that supports 24-bit, high-resolution Bluetooth audio. The end result: excellent audio quality, low latency and minimal background noise. The B-WAP provides up to a 50-foot radius of coverage when connecting your Bluetooth devices to your room’s audio system.
Integrators can add BluePOD Solo Dante into their audio system by using the Dante interface with AES67 support. The BluePOD Solo Dante analog interface can support either a balanced or unbalanced audio input and output, and is based on the Audinate UXT Ultimo chipset. This chipset supports both AES67 and SMPTE 2110. Dante’s Ultimo UXT support of AES67 and SMPTE 2110 allows integrators multiple audio options to chose from for greater interoperability with other audio equipment with their system design. This allows the BluePOD Solo Dante to be controlled by the Dante Controller -- the easy-to-use software from Audinate for setting up and managing audio routing of Dante-enabled products on an audio network.
“We designed the BluePOD Solo Dante to provide the AV industry with not only a Bluetooth wireless access point platform for connecting Bluetooth devices anywhere in a meeting room. We also added the often-asked-for flexibility of Dante Control,” says Rob Sheeley, president and CEO of Williams AV. “Our B-WAP solution gives integrators the ability to design a Bluetooth network into a meeting space -- a network that allows wireless devices to connect to an existing audio system and then allow software applications such as video conferencing, video playback and lecture capture to use the audio equipment in the room.
“Our goal was to offer a broadcast-quality Bluetooth solution with Dante control to support the needs of the professional AV integrator. Like our assistive listening products, we now offer such a high-quality solution, compatible with any existing audio system or a new system in the process of being designed. We are definitely here to help support your Bluetooth projects.”