Boom Collaboration launches HALO videobar with expandable audio

Boom Collaboration has launched a new version of its HALO videobar that features expandable audio.

The Boom HALO Business Edition includes a high performance videobar and an additional microphone/speaker to increase the audio range in larger rooms.

Launched earlier this year, the standard HALO delivers crystal-clear audio and 4K video with enhanced AI facial framing and speaker tracking. Multiple additional microphones/speakers can be daisy-chained too.

To meet further demand, the company has created a dedicated dual combo package, for added value and convenience.

Boom Collaboration co-founder Fredrik Hörnkvist said that the Business Edition overcomes traditional acoustic limitations of standard videobars. It is ideally suited to a wide range of use cases where extra audio reach is required, such as flexible rooms, dedicated tasks and growing teams.

"Our flagship Boom HALO videobar already features a 4K UHD camera, six beamforming mics and high fidelity speakers for a seamless collaboration experience," said Hörnkvist. "But as videobars are generally installed at the front of room there's often limited flexibility for additional audio pick-up especially on a large scale.

"With the additional speaker/microphone, audio can easily be extended by a further three metres for each device. This is useful in many ways such as for legal depositions which are already proving very popular, or a quietly-spoken CEO who often sits at the far end of a boardroom and struggles to be heard. It’s a bit of a game-changer in terms of total audio capacity."

Available in white and black from UK distributor Westcoast, the HALO includes many advanced features such as intelligent noise reduction.

Boom Collaboration co-founder Holli Hulett said, "There's little doubt the popularity of videobars will continue to grow this year and the Boom HALO Business Edition will add more fuel to the fire.

"With 120° wide angle field of view, 10x zoom and smart mic array, the HALO detects both participants and speakers in real time locking in on attendees. Six array MEMS microphones and a superior 4K lens with an eight megapixel CMOS sensor combine to create a superior solution for a variety of spaces. The additional speaker enables much greater audio pick-up for a truly exceptional and optimised meeting experience across a wider range of meeting spaces."

Hulett also highlighted the videobar’s in-built audio quality. She said, "High-fidelity audio with a 48kHz sampling rate and dual 10W speakers provide lossless audio and full spectrum sound for meeting participants. Acoustic echo cancellation and automatic gain control further enhance the meeting experience and work to ensure full duplex quality at a distance of six metres."

Bluetooth 5.0 allows for easy pairing with mobile phones and other devices. A user-friendly remote control is included too, while an automatic privacy shutter is combined with the ability to disengage wireless connectivity for added security.

Hörnkvist added, "Our whole ethos is to create better meetings. Simply. The Boom HALO Business Edition is another example of this continual vision."


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