Bosch Microphone For Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is a two way interactive communication that allows people at different location to come together for a meeting. A lot of benefits can be offered by video conferencing. Firstly, it saves time and money. There are no flight preparations, airport delays, hotel stays, and other inconveniences of traveling. Plus, participants in a meeting can see and hear all other participants and communicate both verbally and visually, creating a face to face experience. Not only for a meeting, distance education can also be made possible by the development of video conferencing system, such as thesis defense, telemedical procedures and online conferences.

Video conferencing can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private point or involve several sites with more than one person in each sites. Which is why basic setup for video conferencing involves a camera and a microphone. For video conferencing, a video and a microphone will be converted into a digital format which later transmitted to a receiving location by using a coding and decoding device which often referred to as “codec”.

There is video conferencing and there is conference call. Most people or offices use video conferencing when visual information is an important component of the conversation and the parties of the conversation can’t physically come to the same location. In order to make the most of video conferencing, then the type of network connection, the bandwidth between sites, and firewalls must be considered.

Bosch, a German multinational engineering and electronics company is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company portfolio includes professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music.

With its motto, “When you think conference, Think Bosch”, Bosch has earned global recognition with its versatile DCN (Digital Conference Network) Next Generation Conference System. The Bosch DCN Next Generation Conference System offers innovative digital technology to discussion, conference systems.
The system is the first entirely made digital system of its kind. Offering versatility, high audio quality and data transmission while providing complete control over conference proceedings. The Bosch DCN is ideal for applications ranging from discussion groups to multi-lingual conferences with thousands. On its most straightforward level, Bosch DCN can handles speaking and listening without an operator; or at its most advanced, becomes an integrated communication infrastructure for facilitating and managing even the most complex international conferences.

The Bosch DCN is suitable for use in every conferencing system from a small group discussion to more complex multilingual meetings. Including choice of wired and wireless system. In fact, Bosch DCN can accommodate up to 4000 microphone positions when one Central Control Units (CCU) are stacked.

In 2006, Bosch introduced new Synoptic Microphone and Voting Software that provides a range of functions such as: automatic seat assignment, synoptic microphone monitoring and control, synoptic voting management, easy control of the system, monitoring and adjustments of all settings as well as automatic link to PowerPoint. Enhanced the Bosch DCN’s flexibility even further.

The new Bosch DCN’s software also departs from traditional control panel and buttons. Both are replaced with such intuitive user interface based on a graphical representation of the conference venue. When a device is connected to the system, it will recognized automatically and an icon will appear on the on-screen layout. The icons displays information about device status and can be used by the operator to select individual devices for remote control functions. Bosch DCN has also made possible for automatic control of a video camera which can be achieved by making use of the DCN Camera Control Software.

Truly understand the importance of design in technology as it also has a vital function in creating environment that encourages constructive dialog. Therefore each of Bosch DCN’s striking the right balance between aesthetic appeal and ergonomic efficiency. The enhanced acoustic plus display technologies make the Bosch DCN units easy to hear and help users to feel in control of the situation.

Recently, in order to extends the functionality of Bosch DCN, Bosch Security System launched a new central control unit which is called the CCU. The enhancements includ a 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Rijndael encryption functions to optimize proctection against eavesdropping.
As “Mission Impossible” or “007” as it sounds, the function is considered important for top level government security meetings. Additional voice activation mode is also featured, allows users to switch microphones automatically once the delegates begin to speak. The new system enables spontaneous and open discussions. As well as made possible to program a list of VIP participants into the system, so that these delegates have special privileges and their comments have priority over those of the other delegates.

Futhermore, the Bosch DCN Wireless Disuccsion System equips with a video client solution for displaying conference specific information on a large screen, as well as the option to configure and manage DCN Next Generation interpreter desks.

As for less massive use, Bosch DCN has introduced DCN-D or Discussion Unit system which is good to be used in every needs from small discussion steups to more complex, multilingual meetings. Bosch DCN-D has a unique design combined with the renowned and intuitive Bosch user interface. Allows users to relax and enjoy the speaking and listening experience. The Bosch DCN-D appearance is stylish with a streamlined modern design and elegant dark charcoal and silver matt finish.

Apart from the Bosch DCN-D and CCU, Bosch recently introduced Bosch CCS 900 Ultro Discussion System in 2012. The system offers new design features and extra functions including a patent-pending “Possible-to-Speak” indication. Designed and developed by the company’s experts, the system is an easy to manage meetings and lets users record the proceeding digitally via...believe it or not, an MP3.

More than a pretty face, video conferencing tools supposed to ensure transparency and efficiency in its decision-making processes. The municipality of Almelo, The Netherland, was reportedly using Bosch DCN Next Generation system for the town’s plenary session. Bosch DCN Next Generation System consists of Concentus microphone units for the delegates, a Central Control Unit and Software Suite for the operator, helped particularly high speech intelligibility in a full range, straightforward voting facilities. Enabling all debates, decision making processes and votes of the city’s representatives to be recorded and uploaded to the internet in both video and audio format.

The Bosch DCN Next Generation Sytem which is based around CCU allows the residents of Almelo followed the meetings live or viewed the recording at a later point of time. After series of political turbulence in these past years, we Indonesians might want to suggest the use of Bosch DCN in the House of Representative...

(Date: 10 June 2013; Frida)

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