Optimize Workflow by Optimizing Workspace

By Iulia Popescu
Coordinator, Digital Content

Less than 10% of conference rooms are equipped properly for companies. To paint more of a picture, that means around 60 million offices are ill-prepared for productivity within conferences.

Nothing halts productivity in a meeting or conference more than audio complications – whether that be background noise, microphone issues, or disrupted audio.

Some may not even utilize their camera functions during a conference call, but if you are unable to clearly hear the speaker, that disrupts the entire flow of the conference and, with frequency, hinders office productivity.

InfoComm 2021’s conferencing and collaboration speakers agreed that, althoughCOVID-19 has presented challenges, it has moved forward the need for digital conferencing. And made apparent just how vital technology can be in our lives.

Now more than ever, audio quality and clarity must be at the forefront of meeting spaces, classrooms, or large format presentation rooms in our increasingly hybrid workspaces and schools.

The search for higher quality conference calls has been prominent in discussions, especially during the pandemic where video conferencing took off like a rocket.

To enable meeting success through technology and human connectivity, audio issues are a critical aspect of the conference that can appear daunting to tackle but that needs to be dealt with to optimize businesses and classrooms.

Leading experts are recommending the MXAT Linear Array Microphone as one viable option to combat sound inflections. The MXAT Linear Array Microphone represents the next evolution in Shure array microphone technology, designed for high-quality audio capture in premium AV conferencing environments.

This microphone features:

  • Steerable coverage technology™, designed to capture audio anywhere in the room (up to 4 lobes with 2-foot array and 8 lobes with 4-foot array.)
  • Autofocus™ technology
  • Default room coverage template which enables quick and easy lobe optimization for wall, ceiling, or table installations
  • Automatic Mixing, Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Noise Reduction, and Automatic Gain Control
  • A linear form that allows for placement anywhere in a meeting space
  • IntelliMix® DSP that provides all the processing power needed for echo and noise-free audio

It also includes a wide variety of available installation accessories for flexible mounting on walls, ceilings, and tables.

Shure Visionally and Blinn College solved their audio challenges for various room types around campus, where they deployed this technology in 250 classrooms. The result? Fuss-free audio with noise reduction. A sure solution to a problem that has plagued conference calls since the beginning of conference calls.

Intuitive, programming-free LED mute sync functionality with leading third-party software codecs solutions including Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams and Cisco, and Skype for Business when connected to the IntelliMix® P300 or ANIUSB-MATRIX Audio Network Interface.

Just as you wouldn’t go into a battle without a sword, you must leverage the proper gear to combat vexatious sound issues. Decrease technological stress by never having to worry about another audio disruption in a meeting again with the MXAT Linear Array Microphone.

See what you missed during InfoComm 2021 (or re-live the highlights!) on November 9 and 10 during the InfoComm 2021 Post Show event. Visit www.infocommshow.org/virtual to log in or register.


Iulia Popescu
AVIXA, Coordinator, Digital Content

A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests.  As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.