The Phoenix Audio Condor is a beamforming SIP microphone that uses 15 microphones and DSP to pick up audio clearly, all while rejecting and cancelling out noises, echoes, and reverberation. As such, it is quite suitable for video-conferencing, especially when multiple parties are involved at either end of the connection.
In order to capture audio at a range of 30', the device deploys seven long-range beams, examining the output from these beams from a preset direction. At the same time, intelligent DSP analyzes the signal multiple times per second in order to make its decisions, thus concluding which audio to keep and which to discard. This results in clear audio, free of echoes and unwanted noises, with uniform levels of speech represented no matter how far away the speaker is standing from the Condor itself.
The Condor provides RCA inputs and outputs, so you can route other speakers (such as those found in standard visual monitors) into and out of the microphone, and thus, better utilize the Condor's echo-canceling functions. Networking is possible via RJ45 Ethernet link, while a USB port both powers the unit and allows you to access VoIP applications. No drivers are necessary when hooking the Condor up to computers, and you'll find automatic bridging between IP phone and USB communications. Two wall-brackets and two stands are included.
Key Features at a Glance
- Highly directional, 48-inch aperture
- 15-microphone array
- Seven fixed-direction directional beams with Constant Beamwidth design
- Pickup range up to 30' with recommended range of up to 25'
- Angular reception of 180°
- DSP-based noise- and echo-canceling, AGC, de-reverb
- 100% full duplex
- Digital interface using USB telephony protocol
- Analog interface for use with analog codecs
- Built-in IP phone (SIP)
- Automatic bridging between the IP phone and USB communication
- USB for data and power
- Analog speaker inputs via two RCA jacks (left and right signals)
- Analog speaker outputs via two RCA jacks (left and right signals)
- Analog system out (microphone output) via RCA jack (line level)
- Digital speaker input via optical link (stereo)
- Digital speaker output via optical link (stereo)
- RJ45 Ethernet link – for network connection and IP phone