Microphone Mist™ technology improves engagement for remote students
Calgary, Alberta --- August 27, 2019 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces that five new Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing systems are helping Massachusetts’ Bristol Community College improve engagement for students in remote classrooms that are conducted via audio and video conferencing. Students had been frustrated with the poor quality of the audio from the college’s legacy conferencing systems, which included all-in-one microphone, speaker, camera bars, tabletop mics and a lapel mic for the instructor. These traditional solutions inhibited interaction and collaboration because the students in satellite campuses could not hear or be heard adequately during class discussions. Then Bristol’s AV supplier, Red Thread, recommended the HDL300 system, which is powered by Nureva’s breakthrough Microphone Mist technology and features true full-room pickup. With the HDL300, every student can hear and be heard and feel engaged in class.
The response from faculty to the HDL300 systems has been overwhelmingly positive, and complaints from remote students about bad audio have stopped. The simplicity and ease of use of the HDL300 systems have also been game changers for IT staff at the college. The wall-mounted systems can be installed in 30 minutes or less and feature continuous autocalibration that provides optimal performance no matter how a room is configured. Since instructors and students find it easy to start and use the systems, IT staff are saving many hours each week that they previously spent attending to issues with the traditional systems, time they can now devote to higher value tasks.
“We’ve heard nothing but praise from instructors, and there’s no comparison between the audio conferencing systems we had before and what we have now,” said Bristol’s technical assistant Dennis Baldwin. “I used to spend significant time in classrooms troubleshooting our old systems, but ever since we installed the HDL300 systems, I’ve never been back to those classrooms.”
“Solving audio frustrations like the ones experienced by Bristol Community College is what inspired us to develop Microphone Mist technology and the HDL300 systems,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Hearing that students are able to be more engaged in their classes because of our solution is very gratifying.”
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About the HDL300 audio conferencing system
The HDL300 audio conferencing system resolves the frustrating and persistent issue of poor audio pickup, especially in dynamic environments where participants move around the room. At the core of the HDL300 system is Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from any location to ensure that everyone is clearly heard regardless of where they are in the room or the direction they are facing. Users also have the option to limit the audio pickup to a specific zone within a space, such as the front of the room, making it ideal for corporate presentation scenarios and lecture capture in higher education. The system uses sophisticated algorithms to simultaneously process sound from all virtual microphones to provide remote participants with a high-quality listening experience, enabled by continuous autocalibration, simultaneous echo cancellation, position-based automatic gain control and sound masking. When combined with the Nureva Wall visual collaboration solution or other interactive display, the HDL300 system can also be used as the primary source for audio and video playback. The HDL300 system is designed to work with Microsoft® Teams, Skype® for Business, Zoom, BlueJeans, Cisco® Spark, Cisco WebEx®, GoToMeeting®, Pexip® Infinity Connect and other common UC&C applications. For more information, visit the HDL300 section on the Nureva website.
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College (Bristol) has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region including locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access. Bristol annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. The college is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities and lifestyles. Bristol is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). For more information, visit the Bristol Community College website.
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Posted on Aug 27, 2019, 1:00:00 AM