National Renewable Energy Laboratory Installs Dedicated Biamp Audio Systems

U.S. DOE laboratory features Audia/Nexia audio system combination.
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BEAVERTON, ORE. —Biamp Systems, a provider of networked media systems, has installation an Audia/Nexia audio solution combination in the newly built Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado.

As the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, the ESIF houses 200 researchers and staff in eight diverse work spaces. Each of the spaces was uniquely designed to fit the research and testing needs of the different work groups.

It features:

• a 3D collaboration lab • a control room that monitors and controls the facility processes

• a visualization center where experiments being performed in the electricity, thermal, and fuel labs can be visualized on a large, high-definition screen

• conference rooms of various sizes

The architectural firm of record, SmithGroupJJR, engaged Convergent Technologies Design Group to design an audio solution. Audia and Nexia’s flexibility and modular DSP architecture allowed Convergent Technologies to design the appropriate solution for the building.

The Biamp product suite includes the Tesira media system for digital audio networking, Audia Digital Audio Platform, Nexia digital signal processors, Sona AEC technology and Vocia Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multibuilding facilities.