Recent advancements in web conferencing technology has opened up the ability for more, smaller huddle spaces to be able to provide quick and easy collaboration. This is something we’ve obviously discussed before. However, how do you provide that same quality, simple-to-use conferencing experience in a larger conference room space—without adding a lot of extra complexity into the situation?

This Application Brief reviews best practices for designing an optimal collaboration and conferencing solution for large meeting spaces.

The challenge is that larger conference rooms need acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) for audio calls, but require four or more microphones placed throughout the room. They also require more complex video switching, and because ceiling speakers are standard in these spaces, an amplifier is needed as well. It is these needs that has traditionally led to complex AV systems with racks full of gear. Thankfully, with a combination of the AMX Incite All-in-One Presentation Switcher, BSS DCP-555 Digital Conferencing Processor, and the AMX Acendo Core Collaboration Platform, easy to use collaboration is possible with less space in your rack and less complexity in your system.

The AMX Acendo Core allows users to easily connect to any web conferencing platform without needing to bring in a separate device. Video switching and distribution is provided by the AMX Incite. Audio is routed through the BSS DCP-555 for mic mixing and AEC. The audio is then routed back through the AMX Incite, leveraging the built-in Crown DriveCore amplifier before heading to the JBL speakers. Control is provided by the Incite’s onboard NetLinx NX controller.

With this solution, collaboration in larger spaces is simple for users—and simple for integrators as well. To learn more about this solution, check out our application brief, which has more information, including a full system diagram.

Do you have experience designing large conference room AV systems for web conferencing? Share your insights in the comments.