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Biamp TesiraFORTE AI

DSP Fixed I/O Server

Product Highlights

  • DSP Fixed I/O Server
  • Standard model for high quality audio
  • 12 mic/line level inputs, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage
  • Digital server-class device by definition

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Biamp TesiraFORTE AI

The TesiraFORTÉ AI is Biamp's standard model for high quality audio. Perfect for small to medium sized rooms (i.e. conference rooms or council chambers), the TesiraFORTÉ AI model is designed for installations that require premium audio solutions such as those with voice lift and mix minus. The TesiraFORTÉ AI (non-AVB model) is ideal for environments where a standalone DSP is required for localized audio in each room. The TesiraFORTE AI is a digital server-class device by definition, and features fixed I/O configuration of 12 mic/line level inputs and 8 mic/line level outputs, 4 GPIO connections, and up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio. Other TesiraFORTE models include the CI, TI, and VI. Continue reading below for more details on each model.

TesiraFORTE AI Key Features:

  • Standard model for high quality audio
  • 12 mic/line level inputs, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB (AVB model only)
  • Fully compatible with Tesira servers, expanders, and controllers (AVB model only)
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage
  • Covered by Biamp Systems’ 5-year warranty

Excellent For:

  • General Room Audio
  • Background Music
  • Court Recording
  • Lecture/Meeting Recording
  • Voice Lift and/or Mix-Minus
  • Soft Codec Integration

Great Sound. No Matter What.

When Biamp created Tesira®, it was always part of their plan to complement their enterprise-level platform with devices built for everyday audio. The TesiraFORTÉ family is the next step in Biamp's plan: four different models with optional AVB networking, and optimized for specific applications with fixed I/O configurations. By combining experience with market feedback, Biamp has identified a need for this kind of audio solution from our user community. Each TesiraFORTÉ model is designed and optimized to address a different business challenge, with an eye towards accommodating evolutions in audio technologies. Biamp also recognizes that some applications don’t require audio networking. That’s why they offer an AVB and a non-AVB version for each model. Don’t worry, both versions offer the same full set of features. The only difference is the ability to transport audio using AVB.

TesiraFORTE Benefits:

  • Allows integrators to choose which model works best for the installation environment.
  • Application-specific models make system design, configuration, and installation easier and faster.
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage.
  • Highly scalable and cost-effective solution that can grow over time with the needs of the customer.
  • SpeechSense™ technology enhances speech processing.
  • Integrates directly with soft codecs and other USB audio hosts.

Why So Many Tesira FORTES?

Because you shouldn't have to pay for functionality you don’t need. That’s the answer in a nutshell. Some audio DSP platforms perform best in small, non-networked spaces, while others do better in distributed, networked installations. TesiraFORTÉ lets you decide what’s right for your project and budget.

The non-AVB models have all the same functionalities listed below, except those specifically related to AVB networking. They can still interface with third-party controls and be controlled and programmed remotely over a network. The non-AVB TesiraFORTÉ models offer a cost-competitive, quality audio solution for environments where audio networking isn’t needed. These models are ideal for conference rooms that require their own audio DSP in the room.

*MODEL SPECIFICS:

1) TesiraFORTÉ AVB AI: Standard Model for High-Quality Audio

  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB
  • 12 mic/line level inputs, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • 2-line OLED display with capacitive-touch navigation
  • Rack mountable (1RU)
  • Internal universal power supply
  • Tesira server-class device

2) TesiraFORTÉ AVB CI: External Codec Conferencing Solution

  • Includes all features of the standard AI model, plus Sona™ AEC technology on all 12 inputs

3) TesiraFORTÉ AVB TI: Conferencing over Standard Telephone Service Solution

  • Includes all features of the standard AI model, plus Sona AEC technology on all 12 inputs and standard telephone interface via an RJ-11 input connector

4) TesiraFORTÉ AVB VI: VoIP Conferencing Solution

  • Includes all features of the standard AI model, plus Sona AEC technology on all 12 inputs and VoIP connectivity via an RJ-45 input connector

TesiraFORTE Expanders:

  • EX-IN: PoE+ 4-channel mic/line input expander
  • EX-AEC: PoE+ 4-channel mic/line input expander with AEC
  • EX-OUT: PoE+ 4-channel mic/line output expander
  • EX-IO: PoE+ 2-channel mic/line input and 2-channel mic/line output expander
  • EX-MOD: Modular expander that can be configured with up to three input and/or output cards
  • EX-LOGIC: PoE logic expander with 16 logic GPIO (4 GPIO are configurable for potentiometer interface)

TesiraFORTE Controls:

  • Tesira HD-1: Tesira Tabletop Dialer
  • Tesira TEC-1s: Tesira PoE Ethernet control device: surface mount
  • Tesira TEC-1i: Tesira PoE Ethernet control device: in-wall mount
  • Tesira EX-LOGIC: Tesira PoE logic expander with 16 logic GPIO (4 GPIO are configurable for potentiometer interface)

EX-MOD EXPANDER CARDS AND KITS:

  • Tesira EIC-4: Tesira 4 channel mic/line input card
  • Tesira EEC-4: Tesira 4 channel mic/line input card with AEC
  • Tesira EOC-4: Tesira 4 channel mic/line output card
  • Tesira EIOC-4: Tesira 2 channel mic/line input & 2 channel mic/line output card
  • Tesira EIC-4 CK: Tesira 4 channel mic/line input card (Card Kit)
  • Tesira EEC-4 CK: Tesira 4 channel mic/line input card with AEC (Card Kit)
  • Tesira EOC-4 CK: Tesira 4 channel mic/line output card (Card Kit)
  • Tesira EIOC-4 CK: Tesira 2 channel mic/line input @ 2 channel mic/line output card (Card Kit)

Biamp TesiraFORTE AI DSP Fixed I/O Server

Frequency response:

  • 20Hz to 20kHz ,+4dBu output    

THD+N (22Hz to 22kHz):

  • 0dB gain, +4dBu input  
  • 54dB gain, -50dBu input

EIN: (no weighting, 22Hz to 22kHz):

  • < -125dBu

Dynamic Range (in presence of signal):

  • 22Hz to 22kHz, 0dB gain

Input Impedance (balanced):

  • 8kΩ

Output Impedance (balanced):

  • 207Ω

Maximum Input:

  • +24dBu

Maximum Output (selectable):

  • +24dBU, +18dBu, +12dBu, +6dBu, 0dBu, -31dBu

Input Gain Range: (6dB steps):

  • 0dB to 66dB

Overall Dimensions/Weight:

  • Height: 1.75 inches (44 mm)
  • Width: 19.0 inches (483 mm)
  • Depth: 10.5 inches (267 mm)
  • Weight: 8 lbs (3.63 kg)

Phantom Power:

  • +48 VDC (7mA/input)

Crosstalk, channel to channel, 1kHz:

  • 0dB gain, +4dBu input
  • 54dB gain, -50dBu input

Sampling Rate:

  • 48kHz

A/D – D/A Converters:

  • 24-bit

Power Consumption (100-240VAC 50/60Hz):

  • <35W

USB:

  • Bit Depth: 16 or 24 bit
  • Number of Channels: up to 8
  • Sample Rate: 48kHz

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