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Crash Course: Teleconferencing Fundamentals

Aug 8, 2011 1:41 PM

Understanding the theory, terminology and application of audio conferencing systems.
With Iain Gregory and Kevin Brown
August 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CDT | 2:00 PM EDT

Successful teleconferencing environments depend on understanding how audio quality fundamentals can be applied. With that in mind:

Can you answer the following questions?

  • Why wouldn’t we just use a speaker phone in a conference environment?
  • What is Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) and why do we need it?
  • Does AEC benefit the people in the conference room or the people on the phone who are calling in?
  • Why won’t AEC remove noise from a projector fan?
  • When does AEC processing latency matter?

Iain Gregory is the Marketing Lead for Installed Sound at Harman Signal Processing. He studied Physics at the University of Birmingham, England and began his audio career in Technical Sales at a reseller of professional audio equipment in West London. Iain joined BSS Audio as UK and Ireland Sales Engineer in 2002, prior to assuming the role of Product Manager for BSS Audio in 2004. He moved to live and work in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005 and now has marketing and product development responsibility for Installed Sound products from BSS Audio and dbx Professional Products.

Kevin Brown is the Product Specialist for Installed Sound at Harman Signal Processing. He studied International Business Finance at the University of Kansas while also performing with and mixing live bands, a passion of his since the age of 11. Kevin joined BSS Audio in 2009, and has since taken on the role of lead domestic trainer for Soundweb London Level 1 courses. He also assists in product development, marketing, and pre/post sales support for Installed Sound products from BSS Audio and dbx Professional Products.


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