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Biamp Systems Introduces Vocia 1.3


June 16, 2011 - ORLANDO, FL

Today at InfoComm 2011, Biamp Systems released Vocia 1.3. Designed for facilities where audio reliability and scalability are paramount, the EN 54- and ISO 9001:2008-compliant Vocia 1.3 adds increased functionality to its decentralized, network-based system architecture. With these new features Vocia 1.3 continues to be an ideal solution for a critical paging system in North America and critical paging and life safety paging systems elsewhere in the world.

Vocia 1.3 introduces four new amplifiers to the full family of paging product line. These small amplifiers are ideal for projects that have areas to be covered with small zones or provide local analog inputs. Underscoring the importance of reliability, Vocia's new failover module adds comprehensive failover capability, with 7:1 or dual 3:1 failover, complementing the already built-in, device-to-device and 1:1 channel failover capability in the large amplifier.

Additionally, Vocia 1.3 software provides improved notification options, including more intuitive email notifications and a System Mute option for each "world" within a Vocia system (or "universe"). The System Mute function will mute all paging and background audio but does not mute emergency-level pages or messages. Finally, system programming and use is easier with additional VoIP routes, support for 10,000 .wav audio files in the VTP (Vocia Text Protocol) use, and alarm categories that provide better system visualization.

"We're committed to developing a system platform in Vocia that provides systems integrators with the things they need most -- flexibility, scalability and reliability. This Vocia release of enhanced hardware products and software tools will enable them to approach critical paging applications more creatively and at a lower cost to their customers," said Steve Metzger, President of Biamp Systems. "Vocia is built by Biamp in its Oregon factory, and it meets the same incredibly high standards of quality that all Biamp products and services meet. The Vocia 1.3 release represents our continued commitment to the development of the world's best paging platform."

About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world's most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-wining Biamp product suite includes the Audia® Digital Audio Platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Sona™ AEC algorithm, and Vocia® paging system. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

Karl Pawlewicz
Horn Group
646.202.9778
Karl.Pawlewicz@horngroup.com

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