Biamp today announced the expansion of the TesiraCONNECT line to include the TesiraCONNECT TC-5D. The new dual network device allows designers to seamlessly incorporate both AVB and Dante® into their AV solutions, underscoring Biamp’s commitment to multi-protocol support and providing integrators with the tools they need to deliver complete solutions.
Debuting at Booth 3-B90 at ISE 2020, TesiraCONNECT TC-5D features the same plug and play simplicity of the recently introduced TC-5 connectivity appliance and adds the interoperability of Dante. With the TC-5D, designers and integrators can easily connect and power via PoE+ both Dante and Biamp AVB devices in the same system with no configuration required.
The new appliance allows connected Dante devices to be managed using Dante Domain Manager as well as configured in Dante Controller. Once installed, the TC-5D can be monitored and maintained using Biamp’s SageVue™ management platform like other Biamp products.
“No matter which components are selected, Biamp is committed to supporting the network protocols that our integrators prefer to use,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “TesiraCONNECT TC-5D ensures networking protocol and product selection decisions stay firmly in the hands of designers and integrators while providing them with all the benefits of the Tesira® platform. Integrators now have the flexibility they need to create the most effective system without burdening IT departments with special network considerations and lengthy installations.”
The new TC-5D is designed to support a range of use cases, from customers utilizing a Dante enterprise backbone to bridge multiple Biamp conference rooms together, to solutions that need to combine Biamp Tesira products with common Dante devices such as mixing consoles or wireless microphone systems.
Andrulis continued, “When a system uses only Biamp components, the TC-5 is an effective and economical connectivity solution. However, with simultaneous support of Biamp AVB and Dante, the TC-5D represents the most flexible connectivity solution for the Tesira platform, enabling the ease of use, performance, and flexibility our customers need no matter what mix of devices their system incorporates.”
Both TC-5D and the existing TC-5 model come with five network connections, four of which are PoE+-powered RJ-45 ports that support single-cable connectivity. An additional unpowered RJ-45 port is included to easily pass all signals back to a Tesira DSP such as the TesiraFORTÉ®. For more complex installations requiring greater port capacity, integrators can daisy-chain up to four TesiraCONNECT devices. Both the TC-5 and TC-5D feature a small, attractive enclosure, which gives integrators the flexibility to mount them under a table, in a cabinet, or behind a monitor. The TesiraCONNECT TC-5D and the TesiraCONNECT TC-5 integrate with Biamp's SageVue management and monitoring system for incredible ease of management.
The TesiraCONNECT TC-5D will be available in the third quarter of 2020.
More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.