Audio solutions provider Shure is launching a new addition to its lineup of conferencing array microphones with its new MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone, featuring advanced audio capturing technologies and easy deployment and management.
The in-ceiling networked array microphones feature pre-configured audio capture, next generation array architecture for enhanced directional pick-up and more natural speech and an onboard IntelliMix DSP for noise and echo cancellation as well as intelligibility for rooms of all types and sizes.
Shure hails the new microphones – which come in either circular or square models – as the next generation of the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone, which will no longer be available with the launch of the new product.
The MXA920, the new flagship of the Shure’s Microflex Advance series, is designed for a wide variety of rooms, including executive boardrooms, education environments and meeting spaces where both in-room and remote participants need to benefit from clear intelligibility.
Set to be available later this year, Shure’s MXA920 is certified for Microsoft Teams with other conferencing apps to follow. The MXA920 is designed with hybrid working environments in mind including better camera tracking features, voice lift and sound reinforcement, according to Shure.
The onboard IntelliMix DSP enables IT to configure the array microphones to cancel noise from specific areas of the room to eliminate unwanted noise and keep the focus on the speakers and other in-room participants.
According to Shure, the MXA920 features minimal setup, with out-of-the-box functionality and automatically covers up to a 30-by-30 foot area that can be configured to suit different room layouts or seating arrangements. The product also offers more directional pick-up across the frequency spectrum to maintain accurate coverage of specific areas, with new DSP algorithms that enable more natural speech to be heard clearly. The MXA920 also sends the precise location of every speaker to camera control systems for more accurate camera tracking.
The microphones come with versatile mounting options, including in-ceiling, ion-ceiling, pile or wire rope configurations.
Shure calls networked audio capture capable of covering challenging acoustic spaces that supports customized applications “table stakes” for hybrid working environments.
“AV conferencing is only as good as the quality of participants’ audio,” said Doug Daube, director of microphone systems at Shure. “Now more than ever, we’re seeing our customers require solutions that capture the voice naturally, fitting beautifully into a room’s aesthetic, and making it effortless to connect participants—no matter where they are. These modern and evolving demands are met by the MXA920, ensuring easy deployment and unmatched voice capture.”
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