Shure just announced the launch of the Microflex Advance MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array integrated loudspeaker and IntelliMix DSP for small and medium-sized meeting rooms. Since 2016, Shure’s Microflex Advance ceiling, wall and table array microphones have been a choice for AV conferencing applications. Following the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone launch in 2022, Shure is extending its Microflex Ecosystem portfolio with a bold new audio solution for meeting rooms that deliver microphone, loudspeaker, and DSP technology in one device.
The MXA902 is a complete ceiling-mounted audio solution for AV conferencing, ideal for delivering premium audio capture and reproduction with minimal setup required. Offering an array microphone for enhanced directional voice capture and an integrated wide-dispersion loudspeaker for natural-sounding far-end speech, users will experience the ultimate blend of superior sound quality and streamlined deployment. Onboard IntelliMix DSP applies automatic mixing, echo cancellation, noise reduction, and automatic gain control for a pristine audio mix.
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To provide a seamless collaboration experience, the MXA902 is officially Certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms when paired with the USB Audio Network Interface with Matrix Mixing (ANIUSB-MATRIX). The MXA902 and ANIUSB-MATRIX have undergone rigorous and comprehensive tests in lab and real-life environments. IT professionals and integrators can be certain that Shure continues to deliver only the highest standards in collaboration performance. Meanwhile, end users will enjoy premium audio in an easy-to-use conferencing experience.
The MXA902 is designed with Single Zone Automatic Coverage Technology, which covers a 20’ x 20’ space with minimal configuration needed, enabling users to 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” high-quality loudspeaker to deliver excellent sound capture and listening from one device. The MXA902 comes equipped with Shure’s onboard IntelliMix DSP, and 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.
Shure recognizes that communicating confidently is essential for organizations installing such sophisticated audio equipment, which is why the MXA902 was built with Shure Audio Encryption. This ensures audio content is protected among all ShureMicroflex Ecosystem devices in the room, giving customers peace of mind when it comes to meeting confidentiality.
The MXA902 was built for IT managers and AV professionals of all experience levels, making it ideal for 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, delivering a simplified mounting system that works with a variety of ceiling types, including 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.
by Gary Kayye Source: ravepubs.com