Audio manufacturer Shure is launching the Microflex Advance MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array. The product is the first conferencing ceiling-array microphone with integrated loudspeaker and IntelliMix DSP for small and medium-size meeting rooms.
Shure’s Microflex Advance ceiling, wall and table-array microphones have been a popular choice for AV conferencing applications since 2016. The launch of the Microflex Advance MXA902 comes after Shure launched the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone in 2022. Now, the company is extending its Microflex Ecosystem portfolio with a new audio solution for meeting rooms. Importantly, it delivers microphone, loudspeaker and DSP technology in one device.
Microflex Advance MXA902: Complete Ceiling-Mounted Solution
In today’s work environment, IT managers and AV professionals seek reliable, easily configurable audio solutions out of the box. This enables them to efficiently transform any small to medium-sized room into an equitable meeting space. The MXA902 is a complete ceiling-mounted audio solution for AV conferencing. It’s well suited to deliver premium audio capture and reproduction, while requiring minimal setup. It offers an array microphone for enhanced directional voice capture and an integrated wide-dispersion loudspeaker for natural-sounding far-end speech. Thus, the company says, users experience a blend of excellent sound quality and streamlined deployment. Onboard IntelliMix DSP applies automatic mixing, echo cancellation, noise reduction and automatic gain control for an excellent audio mix.
Evan Groom, conferencing product manager at Shure, says most conference rooms and meeting spaces don’t address modern-day professionals’ needs. Thus, they opt to meet in spaces that best support hybrid collaboration with in-office technology that’s flexible and effective.
“We’ve recognized the depth of our customers’ needs with the MXA902,” Groom notes, adding that the solution delivers the best audio-capture and reproduction for all users in the room. “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.”
Shure Provides Seamless Collaboration
To provide a seamless collaboration experience, the MXA902 is certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms when paired with the USB Audio Network Interface with Matrix Mixing (ANIUSB-MATRIX). Indeed, the MXA902 and ANIUSB-MATRIX have undergone testing in both lab and real-life environments.
The MXA902 is designed with Single Zone Automatic Coverage Technology, which covers a 20’x20’ space with minimal configuration needed. Thus, users can easily and automatically capture the talkers they wish to hear, while avoiding noise in other areas of the room. This feature is combined with a wide-dispersion, 2.5-inch, high-quality loudspeaker to deliver excellent sound capture and listening. Most importantly, it’s all from a single device. The MXA902 comes equipped with Shure’s onboard IntelliMix DSP. Moreover, it can leverage automatic gain control, acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction and automatic mixing to help deliver clear, crisp sound for all in-room and remote meeting participants.
MXA902 Suits IT Managers, AV Professionals
Shure built the MXA902 for IT managers and AV professionals of all experience levels. Therefore, it suits anyone looking for an installation-friendly Microflex Ecosystem solution for small to medium collaboration spaces. The MXA902 is further compatible with MXA900 series accessory kits. This, of course, delivers a simplified mounting system that works with a variety of ceiling types. These include in-ceiling, on-ceiling, pole or wire rope. A sleek, white (and paintable) industrial design fits most architectural needs of today’s meeting rooms, so installers don’t have to worry about making additional cosmetic changes.
This article originally appeared on our sister site Commercial Integrator.
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