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Innovative Solution Gives Shure-fire Conferencing Experience

June 05, 2023

By Greg Tavarez, Business VoIP Editor

Everyone has sat in meetings where remote workers cannot be heard clearly (or at all) on the audio device in the room or, vice versa, the remote workers cannot clearly hear everyone in the office’s meeting room. That’s why IT managers and AV professionals actively seek a dependable audio solution that can be effortlessly set up and configured. This solution should eliminate the complexities associated with audio systems, enabling the quick transformation of small to medium-sized rooms into inclusive meeting spaces.

The goal? To facilitate efficient collaboration and communication among team members, both in-person and remote.

By providing an equitable meeting space, an easy-to-configure audio solution ensures that everyone's voices are heard, irrespective of their location or method of participation. This can foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, essential for organizations embracing remote work and hybrid models.

Also, a more simplified setup not only benefits IT managers and AV professionals by saving time and resources, but also improves the overall user experience. Participants can focus on the content and discussions, rather than struggling with irksome technical difficulties, thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency.

Shure, known for its Microflex Advance ceiling, wall and table array microphones, is extending its Microflex Ecosystem portfolio with a bold new audio solution for meeting rooms that delivers microphone, loudspeaker and DSP technology in one device: the Microflex Advance MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array.

“Most conference rooms and meeting spaces no longer address the needs of modern-day professionals,” said Evan Groom, Conferencing Product Manager, at Shure. “Employees are more discerning than ever. We’ve recognized the depth of our customers’ needs with the MXA902 as a solution that delivers the best audio capture and reproduction technology for all users in the room.”

With the MXA902, setting up the audio system becomes a breeze. Its streamlined design allows for quick installation, saving valuable time and effort.

The device also creates a seamless collaboration experience with official certification for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms when used in conjunction with the USB Audio Network Interface with Matrix Mixing, ANIUSB-MATRIX.

As for the sound quality, the MXA902 incorporates the innovative Single Zone Automatic Coverage Technology (SZACT), which simplifies the configuration process by automatically covering a 20-foot-by-20-foot area. SZACT enables users to effortlessly capture the voices they want to hear while minimizing noise from other parts of the room. Additionally, the MXA902 features a wide-dispersion 2.5-inch high-quality loudspeaker, ensuring high quality sound capture and playback from a single device.

With Shure's onboard IntelliMix DSP, the MXA902 leverages advanced functionalities like automatic gain control, acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction and automatic mixing, resulting in clear and crisp audio for both in-room and remote participants.

Shure also recognizes the importance of secure communication. Therefore, Shure implemented Shure Audio Encryption in the MXA902. The reason for this is to ensure that audio content remains protected among all Shure Microflex Ecosystem devices within the room, guaranteeing meeting confidentiality and giving customers peace of mind.

“With the microphone, loudspeaker and DSP all in one device, the MXA902 helps improve the overall room design, creating a sleek and elegant meeting room without extension mics and extra wires – a win for end users and a win for IT and installation professionals,” said Groom.

The MXA902, with its certified compatibility, advanced features and secure audio encryption, offers organizations a reliable solution for their sophisticated audio requirements

Edited by Alex Passett



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