Biamp’s Crowd Mics audience engagement solution utilises smartphones and tablets for use as personal microphones and interactive response systems, creating an engaging experience for event attendees. At Stand 3-B120 at ISE 2019, Biamp will demonstrate the advantage of using these devices as personal, wireless microphones, eliminating the need to hand microphones around the room.
Designed for presentations, lectures, panel discussions, and other presenter/audience events, Crowd Mics is hosted on a small hardware appliance — the ATOM — that supports up to 1,000 event participants. The ATOM connects directly to the room’s audio system via USB or balanced audio outputs, includes the option to present video via HDMI, and provides moderators full access to the event’s participation log, including questions asked and poll results.
Audience members connect to the ATOM using an iOS or Android app installed on their device. The app lets event participants use their smartphones as a wireless microphone and give access to standard audience engagement tools like polls and messaging. The separate Crowd Mics moderator application allows a presenter or moderator to select who will speak next, create and publish polls, and select audience text comments to be pushed to the room’s AV presentation system.