TesiraFORTÉ

TesiraFORTÉ is the next step in our plan: four different models optimized for specific applications with fixed I/O configurations. All of our models are well-suited for many applications, from background music to court recording to soft codec integration. The chart below illustrates some of the differentiating factors for each model.

Differentiating Factors

We also recognize that some applications don't require audio networking. That's why we offer an AVB and a non-AVB version for each model. The non-AVB models have all the same functionality as the AVB versions, except those specifically related to AVB networking. They can still interface with third-party controls and be controlled and programmed remotely over a network. The non-AVB TesiraFORTÉ models are ideal for conference rooms that require their own audio DSP in the room.

TesiraFORTÉ hosts a Tesira configuration file and, therefore, does not require a SERVER or SERVER-IO in order to function. TesiraFORTÉ can also host a Biamp Canvas™ file and can be controlled by Biamp Canvas interfaces. The AVB models can host all expander-class devices (audio and logic expanders) as well as send firmware updates via the Ethernet port. All TesiraFORTÉ models can host Tesira TEC-1 control devices, EX-LOGIC devices and can connect via Ethernet or RS-232 with third-party control systems. TesiraFORTÉ is accessible locally or remotely over Ethernet for management and maintenance.

USB AUDIO

To enhance the functionality and flexibility of TesiraFORTÉ, we added a USB port to each model. Each model supports up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio that can be allocated in the programming interface. With multiple combinations of inputs and outputs, transporting audio over USB makes TesiraFORTÉ a powerful solution for a number of common business challenges. Here are a few applications where you may want to consider using USB audio:

Example Applications For USB Audio
TesiraFORTÉ AI — Standard Model for High-Quality Audio

At its best in small- to medium-sized rooms such as conference rooms or council chambers, the sweet spot for the AI model is installations requiring high-quality audio solutions such as those with voice lift and mix-minus.

For those customers who want to link multiple rooms together for centralized control, or add them to an existing Tesira AVB network, TesiraFORTÉ AVB AI models are the right choice for general audio applications.

The TesiraFORTÉ AI is a better choice for those environments where a standalone DSP is needed for localized audio per room.

  • 12 mic/line level inputs, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB (AVB model only)
  • Fully compatible with Tesira servers, expanders, and controllers (AVB model only)
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage   
TesiraFORTÉ CI — External Codec Conferencing Solution

Soft codec conferencing is quickly becoming the way the world does business, and TesiraFORTÉ CI is the ideal model to help you get the most from this technology. By passing all audio signals through a powerful DSP that’s built to make sure every word is heard, you get the best of both worlds.

With the USB port enabling direct integration with soft codec technologies, and AEC technology ensuring superior conferencing audio, both the AVB and non-AVB CI models are built for truly collaborative communications.

  • 12 mic/line level inputs with AEC, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB (AVB model only)
  • Fully compatible with Tesira servers, expanders, and controllers (AVB model only)
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage

    
TesiraFORTÉ TI — Conferencing Over Standard Telephone Service

The TesiraFORTÉ TI models are built to provide specialized conferencing capabilities using standard telephone service. For those customers who conference over analog telephone lines, the TI model is a cost-effective solution for getting quality audio in their conference rooms, without having to pay the cost of reconstructing existing infrastructure.

Whether you plan to link multiple rooms together, add them to an existing Tesira AVB network, or keep the units separate, the TI models facilitate broad communication over standard telephone lines and leverage AEC, with or without AVB.

  • 12 mic/line level inputs with AEC, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • Standard telephone interface via a RJ-11 connector
  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB (AVB model only)
  • Fully compatible with Tesira servers, expanders, and controllers (AVB model only)
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage
    

 
 
 
 
TesiraFORTÉ VI — VoIP Conferencing Solution

Equipped with AEC and VoIP technologies, the TesiraFORTÉ VI models were born for conferencing. Audio solutions using VoIP can be challenging, complex, and time-consuming to design and install. With the VI, VoIP teleconferencing has never been easier.

We've leveraged our years of experience creating high-quality VoIP solutions to bring you the VI model for high-level VoIP teleconferencing. Having the USB port and VoIP capabilities gives you two options for conferencing, and even more ways to manage your network.

  • 12 mic/line level inputs with AEC, 8 mic/line level outputs
  • Up to 8 channels of configurable USB audio
  • RS-232 serial port
  • 4-pin GPIO
  • SIP VoIP interface via a RJ-45 connector
  • 128 x 128 channels of AVB (AVB model only)
  • Fully compatible with Tesira servers, expanders, and controllers (AVB model only)
  • Included default configuration file allows for plug-and-play usage