Standalone Microphones Feature Yamaha's Voice Tracking and Dynamic Beamforming Technology, Compatible With Existing Conferencing Technology
SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 15, 2022 — Yamaha today announced the RM-TT tabletop and RM-CG ceiling-mount microphones for conferencing applications designed around the Dante platform. These standalone microphones pack all of Yamaha's powerful sound technologies, including automatic voice tracking, auto gain control, adaptive echo cancellation, noise reduction, and reverberation suppression for optimal collaboration experiences while seamlessly integrating with the room's existing conferencing equipment or a variety of third-party components.
"Following the success of our ADECIA line, the RM microphone family was engineered to provide all the advantages we built into that complete solution, but in a standalone model for applications utilizing Dante networking protocols," said Holger Stoltze, Senior Manager of Technical Sales and Marketing at Yamaha Unified Communications. "This allows integrators seeking Yamaha's high-quality audio leadership to upgrade the room's microphones easily and with confidence. They can, for example, add each microphone to the room's existing DSP while still benefitting from all of Yamaha's latest, state-of-the-art audio processing technology. It also allows designers and consultants to use Yamaha technology in new designs with third-party equipment."
Yamaha RM-TT Dante-enabled tabletop wired microphones and RM-CG Dante-enabled ceiling-mount microphone array both feature voice tracking technologies, allowing for lively conversations to be picked up and delivered clearly to the far end. The tabletop model voice tracking function automatically selects the microphone closest to the person speaking for superior voice capture, and its human voice activity detection technology anticipates additional voice locations for seamless conversation pickup. It also includes six directional modes — omnidirectional, bidirectional, unidirectional, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, and toroidal, which installers can set for even more customized room capture.
The RM-CG features Yamaha's dynamic beam tracking, which utilizes multi beams to automatically track voices within the room simultaneously. This technology eliminates the need to program fixed lobes, which can often lead to dead spots within the meeting space. Design changes or room setup flexibility can also be done without the need to reprogram microphones. The ceiling microphone array supports ceiling mount, wire mount, or pole mount options.