Bosch Debuts All-in-One Conferencing System
Bosch Security Systems launched the CCS 900 Ultro in the Americas at InfoComm 2010.
Bosch Security Systems launched the CCS 900 Ultro in the Americas at InfoComm 2010. The CCS 900 Ultro is a new discussion system designed and developed by Bosch in Europe primarily for small- to medium-sized meeting areas, including town halls, local business centers, and courtrooms, according to the company. It includes a new patent-pending Possible-To-Speak function that provides a visual indication of when the microphone is available for a delegate to take the floor.
The system uses Bosch's proprietary DAFS (Digital Acoustic Feedback Suppressor) technology to enhance speech intelligibility. The new all-in-one system's control unit can record and play back up to 64 hours of discussion using a 2GB SD card. It also features a 60-second buffer, enabling the SD card to be changed when it's full to allow recording to continue without any data loss.
Delegate and chairman units include a built-in loudspeaker, a single-touch-activated microphone, and two headphone sockets with volume control. The chairman units also include a priority button, which temporarily or permanently mutes all active delegate microphones and sounds an attention tone.
The CCS 900 Ultro supports four operating modes for flexibility. One to four microphones can be active simultaneously during meetings, with the chairman always having speaker priority. Unused microphones are switched off automatically if delegates forget to switch off their units. Moreover, to support external participants (during town-council meetings, for example), extra microphones (wired, wireless, handheld or podium) can be connected to the system.
As a plug-and-play, all-in-one discussion solution, the CCS 900 Ultro requires no special training or operator, according to the company. The system is designed for expansion up to 150 units, with the possibility of adding a wide range of other equipment and auxiliary components, including an interpretation system, language distribution, a public address system and an interface for tele/video conferencing.