Wondering what distinguishes a Beamtracking microphone from a beamforming microphone?
Beamforming microphones are arrays of microphone elements that can be controlled and shaped via DSP. This allows the beams to be “aimed” at specific areas of the room. While beamforming microphones have been a significant advancement for professional AV in terms of improving communication, the fact remains that the beams determine where the people should be.
Beamtracking microphones differ considerably from beamforming. You can use a single beamtracking microphone to cover a wide area with little to no setup, since the microphone identifies and locks to a signal source, even if the person speaking is moving around. Biamp’s beamtracking microphones also intelligently mix conversations from around the table, allowing far-end conference participants to experience a more natural-sounding conversation.
Check out the video below to learn more about the difference between Beamtracking microphones and beamforming microphones.