Vaddio launches EasyUSB Audio Bridge for integrating professional audio equipment into USB-based PC applications – Unified Communications, lecture capture, recording or any other application that requires professional audio. Existing meeting room audio equipment can now be used with any UC soft client – Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber, Google+, etc.
Equipped with both balanced and unbalanced audio inputs/outputs for maximum flexibility, the Audio Bridge easily integrates with external audio mixers, wireless microphones, amplifiers, powered loudspeakers – any audio I/O devices that require USB integration.
Professional audio equipment connects to the Audio Bridge with balanced line level inputs/outputs on a 3-pin Euro Terminal block. Unbalanced audio inputs/outputs are supported with RCA connectors.
“The Audio Bridge converts the analog audio input/output signal into a USB stream detected by the computer as a USB sound input/output device,” explained CEO, Rob Sheeley. “As a result, the PC can control both input gain and output volume from the application (Cisco Jabber, Google+, etc.) and OS control panel. There is also independent USB and analog audio gain control. The gain structures can be configured between the pro audio equipment without being impacted by PC volume controls.”
Additional functionality includes, System Gain Lock for controlling AGC audio gain on the PC to eliminate interference with the external audio mixer’s AGC. Two conferencing mixing modes configurations are available: one is used when connecting to professional audio conferencing mixers with echo cancellation, while the second is used when connecting to audio equipment without internal echo cancellation. This feature improves performance with Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber and other soft clients.