Broadata Communications Announces New
Integrated Control Processor (ICP)
Single Room Collaboration Product with Amazon Alexa for Business
TORRANCE, CA — June 4, 2018 —Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI), a leading developer of market-driven solutions for the transmission of digital multimedia, announced today that they are shipping their Integrated Control Processor (ICP), now compatible with the Amazon Echo for conference room voice-control.
Late in 2017, Amazon Web Services released Alexa for Business, opening the door to extend voice-controlled assistance beyond home-automation and into the workplace. Broadata immediately answered the call by developing the new ICP for voice-activated control of audio and video conference room systems and services.
In the past, setting up a conference room for an in-person meeting, conference call or video screen share was sometimes complex for a seemingly simple task. The user running the meeting could get distracted using the technology and often needed technical support to get everything up and running. This wasted time and used expensive and cumbersome technology that needed constant hardware and software updates and personnel training to stay current.
Today, customers are looking for simplicity with power. Some will want to use a touch panel and some will want to use voice. But across the board, customers want technology that is convenient to use, less complicated and needs less interaction. A system that can be easily configured to work within the requirements of a space, so that there isn’t technology overkill or underwhelming features.
Broadata introduced their ICP line as the first single room collaboration system that provides every possible option needed in a conference environment in one single solution. It is built for integrators, so they have all the tools needed for their customers, including small to large room scalability, standards-built network connectivity, a variety of control automation I/Os and control port flexibility. Integrators learn the new equipment once and both engineers and the sales team can design and sell the same system repeatedly.
1. Standardize on a single product rather than individual solutions that only meet the requirements of a certain room type.
2. Create room templates and standards so bids can be answered without the use of engineering resources.
3. The right fit for the money. The Broadata ICP is 15% less expensive than competing solutions.
4. Offer a total room experience with keyboard or voice control for an easy-to-use user interface.
5. Product stays current. Amazon is releasing business related skills and software daily, insuring that voice-control will keep up with the pace of technology.
6. The Amazon Alexa for Business uses the same hardware as home automation but not the same software so that protection and privacy for business protocols are met.
Amazon Alexa for Business is more than just a technology buzz word. It enables end users to have the same features and functionality in their office as they’ve become familiar with in their homes, creating a more sophisticated solution with less training, confusion and frustration. Come see a demo of the ICP in action at Broadata’s booth #C3870 at Infocomm 2018 being held in Las Vegas on June 6-8.
Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI), is a privately held, California-based corporation that has quickly developed a reputation as a leading developer of market-driven solutions for the transmission of digital multimedia including video, audio, data, and control. BCI’s clients are world leaders in their industries, which span a wide variety of segments including: medical, professional audio/video, houses of worship, education, government, military and broadcast. For more information, visit www.broadatacom.com.
Broadata Communications, Inc. Joins SDVoE Alliance
Reach of SDVoE solutions expands to mission-critical surgical, military and command & control applications
MONTREAL — June 6, 2017 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI), a leading developer of market-driven solutions for the transmission of digital multimedia over fiber, has joined the alliance as an adopting member.
“At BCI, our particular expertise is in designing and delivering AV products for mission-critical applications across several markets including medical, command & control and broadcast,” said Jim Banda, Vice President of Sales at BCI. “The SDVoE platform provides the uncompromising video quality and zero latency that will let our customers move to cost-effective AV-over-IP architectures. We are proud to be an adopter.”
“Adhering to stringent quality and performance specifications, and delivering products that are certifiable for surgical applications where lives are on line, is what BCI is known for,” said Justin Kennington, President of the SDVoE Alliance. “Their adoption of the SDVoE standard is a ringing endorsement of the underlying technology and we welcome their participation in the alliance.”
All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency, uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology. This provides an end-to-end hardware and software platform for AV extension, switching, processing and control through advanced chipset technology, common control APIs and interoperability. SDVoE network architectures are based on off-the-shelf Ethernet switches thus offering substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.
The SDVoE Alliance will feature member products and demonstrations at InfoComm 2017 (Orlando, June 14-16) at booth 3729. BCI will showcase the latest addition to the LinkBridge™ product line at booth 4121, in which the new LBN encoder and decoder are SDVoE-compatible.
About Broadata Communications, Inc.
Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI), is a privately held, California-based corporation, that has quickly developed a reputation as a leading developer of market-driven solutions for the transmission of digital multimedia (video, audio, data, and control) over fiber. Many of BCI’s clients are world leaders in their industries, which span a wide variety of segments including: medical, professional audio/video, house of worship, education, government, military and broadcast. For more information, visit www.broadatacom.com.
About the SDVoE Alliance
SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.
SDVoE is a trademark of the SDVoE Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.