Nureva is announcing the HDL200 audio conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio solutions. Using a all-new industrial design, the HDL200 covers any meeting room up to 18′ x 18′ (5.5 x 5.5 meters), in a 10-pound speakerbar-like form-factor that’s designed to fit above or below a monitor (or even on the wall). And, the HDL200 system is even integrated with the same technology as Nureva’s HDL300 systems (designed for larger spaces). Using Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which fills the entire meeting space with thousands (in the case of the HDL200, approximately 4,000) of virtual microphones so that everybody is heard no matter how softly they talk, where they move in the space or the direction they face. Unlike beamforming and tabletop omnidirectional microphones, Nureva says there are no dead zones where it is difficult to be heard. The HDL200 is 46.4″ W x 4.8″ H (1.18 x 0.12 meters) with 10 front-facing microphones to offer maximum installation flexibility. It can be mounted above or below a display, on the wall (mounting bracket included) or on a mobile stand. Supporting third-party meeting room peripherals was also a design consideration, with the option of a cleverly designed optional magnetic camera mount and a display mount. The HDL200 also has an integrated full-color display that is perfectly sized for small rooms to give in-room participants helpful information such as time, volume and mute on/off. Further enhancements are envisioned through future integrations with other products such as room control, building information management and room booking systems.
rAVe got an exclusive, up-close first-look at the HDL200 while at Nureva’s HQ and here’s an interview with its VP of Products, Rob Abbott speaking about the HDL200’s positioning and unique features:
Now, the Nureva product line includes the HDL300 for medium spaces up to 25′ x 25′ (7.6 x 7.6 m), the Dual HDL300 for large spaces up to 30′ x 50′ (9.1 x 15.2 meters) and now the HDL200 for small spaces. Deployment of the full Nureva audioconferencing product line is supported by Nureva Console, a new cloud-based platform that makes it easy for IT staff to implement and manage all Nureva systems at scale from a secure dashboard that can be accessed remotely. Once a Nureva audio system is enrolled through Nureva Console, customers also receive an additional year of warranty, an increase from two years to three.
No one outside of Nureva in Canada has seen the HDL200 in-person other than me (Gary) — I’m up in Calgary, Canada to show it to you! In fact, I’ll take you through a LIVE product video tour at 1:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, January 14th (today) that you can watch on my LinkedIn, here.
Nureva has experienced rapid growth in its customer base over the past year, including the addition of Google, Intel, MIT, VMWare, Allstate Insurance and Deloitte. Nureva says customer feedback continues to guide the expansion of Nureva’s audio platform and ecosystem relationships with the goal of making it easy for IT professionals to achieve consistent, hassle-free audio performance throughout their spaces.
Here’s an interview with Nureva’s CEO, Nancy Knowlton, who explains their company positioning: