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Orbis as a video conference solution at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration

The Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin helps companies to develop and build robust and reliable electronics and integrate them in an application environment. As part of a renovation and expansion of the Institute’s conference area, beyerdynamic’s partner SDF Event und Medientechnik GmbH was commissioned with enhancing and updating the media technology in its entirety. The accompanying media plan was created by engineering firm Thomas Graap.

As part of the renovation, three new seminar rooms were fitted with media technology. All the tables were given a table connection system and desktop microphones. Each seminar participant can thus project presentations onto the screen from their seat. All sources and microphones can be operated centrally via a media control system.*

In addition, one of the rooms was fitted with a video conference system and suitable microphones from beyerdynamic. The Orbis wired conference system was used here, with Classis RM 31 Q array microphones in conjunction with Orbis under-table system connector units. These flush-mounted microphone units, which are available within the Orbis product family, can be integrated discreetly into the room, meaning that only the microphone appears in the table. The cabling runs invisibly under the tables and uses standard Cat cables, thus enabling simple integration and cable infrastructure. The system impressed users with its ease of use as well as its special feature that allows operation of the system in voice-activation mode. This means that the microphones are automatically activated by participants when they speak. Users were also impressed with the innovative advantages of the vertical microphone array, which offers a large horizontal area for speech reception and thus maximum freedom of movement while maintaining high sound quality. The systems have been used regularly since installation and reliably ensure speech intelligibility during video conferences.

beyerdynamic products installed
2x Orbis CU control units
20x Orbis SU 63 system connector units
20x Classis RM 31 Q array microphones

*See source: SDF Event und Medientechnik GmbH