Biamp provides a dedicated control software application for the Parlé soundbar and Vidi 250 camera. The application is available for free download and supports PC and Mac platforms. The application is not required for basic camera operation, however, you will need it to use the full suite of features available for these products.
Software and firmware download options
Software can be downloaded from the main biamp.com website, or directly from the Vidi Software and Firmware page on this site.
Once downloaded, the software will detect a connected camera, and allow for video preview window along with available controls. A shortcut to the application will be installed on the desktop once loaded.
The help file for the camera control software can be found by clicking here:
Camera control overview
After it's launched, the camera control application opens to a camera preview. The application also contains a pages for video and settings. Preset controls are available on both pages. Up to three presets can be saved or recalled.
Video Page options
- Autoframe function on/off
- ePTZ zoom and camera manual panning
Settings page options
- Backlight compensation
- Image mirror on/off
- Image flip for under display mounting
- Refresh rate 50Hz/60Hz
- Microphone on/off (Vidi 250 only)
- Firmware upgrade
- UC Profile selection (future Vidi 250 support)
- Max Zoom setting
Video Page Settings Page
UC profile (Camera App version 1.4.0 and later)
Video UC profiles for the Vidi 250 will be available in a future firmware release.
Max Zoom UC profile (Camera App version 1.4.0 and later)
Choose the maximum zoom setting (2x - 5x) from the dropdown. If a value less than 5 is chosen, this will limit the zoom function in both autoframe and the manual zoom controls. The camera will reboot with any change.
Up to 3 camera presets are available to store via the controller software. To allow for preset store and recall to be available, the autoframe mode must be set to the off position. When autoframe is enabled, you will see that the preset buttons, and save as preset selections are grayed out and disabled. Autoframe mode also disables the zoom and pan controls in controller software while leaving the flip option available.
To store a preset, use the zoom and pan controls to position the camera view to the desired location. Then by selecting the "save as preset" option you will be given the choice via pop up window to update preset. Select the desired preset store location and select save to store. Repeat the process to save up to 3 custom camera views.
To recall the saved presets, select from the left side preset locations to instantly recall your saved camera view. Presets can also include camera flip orientation for setups that sometimes require the camera to be inverted, to allow for easy recall of views based on camera positioning.
The Biamp Camera Controller software can initiate camera firmware updates, but currently cannot check to see if there is a new release available. Loading new firmware isn't necessary if your camera is functioning well, but is suggested to utilize the features available with newer versions of the controller software. The camera firmware version is shown on the Settings page after the device name/type.
To update the firmware installed on your camera, you must first download it from the Biamp website. Check the version number and compare against the latest version available on the appropriate Vidi or Parlé product page. Open the Software & Firmware dropdown to quickly compare version numbers. If a newer one is posted, download it. It will have a ".bin" extension.
Press the Upgrade Firmware button. A popup window will appear with a browse button to navigate to, and select the new file.
The file name will appear in the Target field. Press the Start Upgrade button and let the process finish. Once finished a popup window will show the new version. Press "Close", the camera will reboot and then will be available in the controller app.
IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the camera / video bar during the update!
UVC control protocols
The VBC 2500 and Vidi 250 both support the UVC protocol standard. This protocol used by many UC systems for 3rd party camera control via USB connection. If a UC client supports UVC control, it can be used with our camera products.
- Zoom Rooms support and utilize this today
- Teams Rooms have this feature road mapped