BEAVERTON, OR-Marking an impressive track record of product innovation, quality manufacturing, and unrivaled customer support, Biamp Systems celebrates its 30th anniversary in the professional audio and systems integration industry. Founded in 1976, Biamp Systems began by manufacturing sound reinforcement products for touring musicians. Today its products are found in courtrooms, schools, healthcare facilities, convention centers, large stadiums, houses of worship, and more.
Biamp's Learning Center provides professional guidance and hands-on experience to better grasp Biamp's products, and is one of many highlights of the company's 30 years in the professional audio and systems integration industry.
In 1986, Biamp was acquired in a management buyout led by current president Ralph Lockhart and three colleagues, who together initiated the shift to systems integration with the successful Advantage line of processing products for commercial and installed sound.
Three years later the company became affiliated with Skokie, IL-based Rauland-Borg Corporation, which ultimately set the stage for the 2002 launch of the Audia digital audio platform, which includes the AudiaFLEX, providing digital audio networking processing power, control of systems, as well as flexibility in design. In 2004, in close cooperation with integrators and consultants seeking a cost effective DSP with the advanced processing capability, Biamp launched the Nexia line of three audio processors dedicated for presenting, conferencing, and speaker processor applications. This was followed by daVinci, a graphic control screen software package for Audia and Nexia that allows integrators to create customized graphic interfaces at the control level. Most recently Biamp introduced the AEC2w input card for FLEX that provides acoustic echo canceling for broadband technologies.
At Biamp's testing facility every product is 100 percent functionally tested.
"Our products have been a driving force in our acceptance in the market," Lockhart said. "But it's certainly not the only aspect-our dedication to training, and support of our customers from a technical standpoint have been major influences in our growth."
Biamp's Learning Center, for example, is an intensive training facility that provides professional guidance and hands-on experience to better grasp Biamp's products. Biamp also places a great emphasis on technical support, and has established a successful crew of professional engineers that spends virtually all of their time helping dealers design systems and solve problems. "It's our goal to have 24-hour support so that anybody in the world who's using Biamp products can get a support engineer," added Lockhart.
"You are only as good as your last project," he concluded. "30 years is a great milestone to acknowledge, but we will continue to measure our success on the success and satisfaction of our customers."