Nureva, Extron and TU Delft collaborate on new audio system integration
Dutch tech university instructors get improved audio control through a familiar interface
Nureva Inc., innovator of advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces an integration between Nureva® audio systems and Extron scaling presentation switchers with integrated IPCP Pro control processors. The integration was inspired by a request from IT staff at TU Delft, a large technical university in the Netherlands, that wanted to streamline operation of its Nureva audio systems through its Extron TouchLink Pro touchpanels. Built by developers at Extron and Nureva and supported by TU Delft, the integration between Extron control processors and Nureva devices was made possible in part by the Nureva Developer Toolkit, which provides cloud-based APIs to enable system control integrations.
The integration allows users to mute and unmute the audio and adjust volume, treble and bass from the Extron touchpanels. Users can also enable or disable the Nureva Active Zone Control feature, adjust the microphone pickup zone and set the active zone for full or partial coverage. This provides a reliable, convenient and integrated experience through a single user interface within the Extron Control system. The Nureva-certified control system driver supports all Nureva audio systems and is part of the robust portfolio of integrations available from the Extron website.
As part of the development process, Nureva implemented a new authentication method better suited to hardware communications. The result has been that instructors at TU Delft are able to easily control the Nureva audio system in their classrooms through a familiar interface. TU Delft chose Nureva because it wanted audio systems that were simple to install, use and maintain. The creation of an integration that saves time and effort for teachers has reinforced their decision.
“It’s been exciting working with Nureva to provide enhanced control of their audio systems and help them integrate with the systems at TU Delft,” said Rainer Stiehl, Extron’s vice-president of marketing, Europe. “The custom TouchLink Pro touchpanel interface displays a broad variety of audio parameters, all intuitively displayed and easily controlled from anywhere on the network.”
“When we introduced the Nureva systems at TU Delft, we wanted to keep things simple by providing a consistent experience for our teachers. We achieved that,” said Marco Buitenhuis, an AV/IT specialist at TU Delft. “The process was simple and any issues were quickly recognized and dealt with.“
“We created the Nureva Developer Toolkit to give our customers the power to customize their experience with Nureva audio in ways that simplify processes and tasks according to their specific needs,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We were very happy to support TU Delft and Extron in the creation of this new integration, simplifying everything about their audio conferencing experience.”
Read more about how Nureva audio is making it easy for teachers and students to collaborate at TU Delft.
Extron is an AV technology leader. Every day, millions of customers around the world have their AV experiences enhanced by Extron audiovisual signal processing, distribution and control solutions. The company designs advanced technologies to create better looking images, higher quality sound as well as systems that are easier to control and work more reliably. Extron’s powerful asset management tools help technology professionals efficiently manage large numbers of audiovisual systems deployed throughout their enterprises and institutions. Extron AV technology solutions serve the diverse needs of organizations around the world and are deployed in a wide variety of corporate, educational, government, health care, retail and entertainment applications. For more information, visit the Extron website.
About TU Delft
Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (TU Delft) is a modern university with a rich tradition. Its eight faculties and over 30 English-language master programs are at the forefront of technological development, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Ranked among the top universities of technology in Europe, TU Delft’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities, research institutes and research schools. TU Delft maintains close links with international industry, a strategic alliance contributing to the relevance of its academic programs and career prospects for its graduates. For more information, visit the TU Delft website.
Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich, multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds audio conferencing solutions that solve the frustrating and persistent problem of poor audio performance in meeting and learning spaces. At the core of every system is the company’s patented Microphone Mist™ technology, which places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from anywhere in the room and deliver clear, reliable audio to remote participants. A passion for achieving simplicity through deep user understanding drives the company’s product roadmap and the value it creates for its customers. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow the company on LinkedIn at Nureva Inc.