Bill Nattress joins Biamp as director of channel strategy-paging
WORLD: Biamp has appointed Bill Nattress as its director of channel strategy with a specific focus on paging. Reporting to vice president of global sales, Ron Camden, Mr Nattress will be responsible for expanding Biamp’s presence in large-scale paging projects worldwide.
‘Bill comes to Biamp from one of the most respected consulting firms in the industry, and we feel honoured to welcome him aboard the Biamp team,’ stated Mr Camden. ‘His passion for the A/V marketplace, project management expertise as an integration consultant, and experience working with some of the most impressive installations in the world make him a remarkable asset. We look forward to what the future holds as we move into new areas.’
Mr Natress joins Biamp from Shen Milsom & Wilke, where he led projects at large venues including the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, and Princess Nora University. He brings to the position project management experience in the design, engineering, installation and integration of audio, video, conferencing and control systems. Mr Natress is a senior university faculty member for InfoComm and was named InfoComm’s Educator of the Year in 2009.
‘During my career, I have had the pleasure to provide design solutions that were both innovative and cutting edge, while addressing the needs of the customer,’ added Mr Nattress. ‘Biamp was often an integral part of the solution for satisfying communication needs. I am delighted to be a part of the Biamp team and look forward to assisting in our continued global growth.’
Alongside Mr Natress’ appointment, the manufacturer has confirmed interoperability between its TesiraForté family and Icron Technologies’ USB 2.0 Ranger 2201 and 2211 extenders.
‘With USB audio increasingly becoming a requirement for A/V systems in today’s conference rooms, we work with a few manufacturers to ensure their equipment works with our products,’ commented Kiley Henner, director of customer experience for Biamp Systems. ‘When using USB extenders in installations where the distance between a TesiraForté and the computer equipment is greater than 5m, ExtremeUSB extenders reliably provide the connection that maintains optimum sound quality.’
‘We are very pleased to have our ExtremeUSB technology included in the ecosystem supporting Biamp’s prestigious TesiraForté product series when USB audio extension is required,’ said Glenn Antonelli, VP of marketing at Icron.