InfoComm 2019: Biamp Launches TesiraCONNECT Room Expander

Biamp released its TesiraCONNECT room expander at InfoComm 2019. The TesiraCONNECT device is a five-port AVB connection box that simplifies the Biamp conference room by providing power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers, and microphones.


“As Biamp’s family of processors and peripherals grows, integrators have been asking for a simple, dependable device to connect and power them. TesiraCONNECT fills that need,” said Biamp’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Joe Andrulis.

“Simply plug up to five AVB devices into the expander and they’re connected and ready to work. If you need more than five connections, multiple expanders can be daisy-chained.”

“TesiraCONNECT is the ideal appliance for the conference room to connect Parlé microphones, PoE+ amplifiers and desono loudspeakers, EX-UBT USB extenders, and TesiraFORTÉ conferencing system.”

TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room, and offers the following features:

5 RJ-45 Ports
TesiraCONNECT comes with 4 PoE+ powered RJ-45 ports, each supporting single-cable connectivity to a Biamp endpoint.

An additional unpowered RJ-45 port is included to easily pass all signals back to the TesiraFORTÉ conferencing system.

Easy Expansion
For more complex installations, daisy-chain up to 4 TesiraCONNECT devices to support four PoE+ amplifiers connecting up to 32 desono speakers and 12 Parlé Beamtracking microphones.

Small Form Factor
The design is small and unobtrusive at 14.7 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.8 cm (5.8″ x 5.8″ x 1.1″) and weighs only 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs), and easily mounts under a table, in a cabinet, or behind the monitor.

Ease of Management
TesiraCONNECT is fully compatible with Biamp’s SageVue management and monitoring system.

Simple Interface
Built for the conference room, all the ports are located in the back — reserving the front for status indicator lights — and there’s no easily accessible power button for end users to accidentally push.

TesiraCONNECT will be available in Q3 2019.