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UNC journalism school standardizes on Nureva for classroom audio

Posted by Shari-Lynn Sare on Oct 27, 2021 1:00:00 AM
UNC journalism school standardizes on Nureva for classroom audio

Combination of simplicity and performance set Nureva systems apart from alternatives

Calgary, Alberta --- October 27, 2021 --- Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces that the University of North Carolina Hussmann School of Journalism and Media has chosen Nureva® audio for all the learning spaces in the Carrol Hall building, its home on the UNC campus at Chapel Hill. Eighteen Nureva HDL300 systems are deployed in the building with plans to add up to six more. Standardizing on Nureva audio throughout the journalism school allows UNC to provide a consistent and reliable experience for instructors and students. Nureva systems are ideal for hybrid learning as remote students feel like they are in the classroom with their fellow students. They can hear and be a part of every conversation no matter where the instructor or in-class students move in the room or the direction they face. This is made possible by Nureva’s Microphone Mist™ technology, which fills a room with thousands of virtual microphones so there is always one nearby.

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In addition to clear, reliable audio performance, Nureva received high marks from the Hussman School IT team for ease of installation. Each integrated microphone and speaker bar was installed in about 30 minutes, with no need for an outside technician. Price was another factor. A Nureva HDL300 for mid-size spaces and the Dual HDL300 for large spaces provide true full-room microphone coverage for a fraction of the cost of multicomponent, customized solutions. Instructors like being able to move anywhere in the room and be heard clearly by remote students, without the hassles associated with lavaliere or handheld mics. The success of Nureva audio in the journalism and media school has inspired four other departments at UNC to purchase Nureva systems. UNC has selected Nureva as the audio system of choice for Curtis Hall, a state-of-the art building for media education currently under construction. The showcase building will have up to seven HDL300 systems in key studio and learning spaces.

“What I like best about Nureva audio systems is the simplicity. All I have to do is plug it in, and it works. It just works,” said Gary Kirk, broadcast engineer at UNC’s Hussman School. “Nureva is the perfect choice to fulfill our goal of building classrooms that are collaborative, scalable and affordable.”

“Our relationship with UNC goes back to when they outfitted their first ‘dream classroom’ in 2018, and we are excited by the success they have experienced with our solutions,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The Hussman School is one of the top journalism and media schools in America, and we are honored to be their provider of choice for audio systems.”

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Customer story

Read more about how Nureva audio has enabled a better teaching and learning experience at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

Higher education adoption

The University of North Carolina is one of a growing number of postsecondary institutions globally that are broadly deploying Nureva audio systems to meet the needs of hybrid and HyFlex learning models. Nureva audio systems enable these institutions to continue providing a high-quality education to students by delivering advanced full-room audio coverage in classrooms and lecture halls. In-room participants can make full use of their space, and remote students can fully engage and feel like they are in the room with classmates.

About Nureva audio solutions

Nureva’s line of audio conferencing systems solve the frustrating and persistent problem of poor audio performance in meeting and learning spaces from large to small. At the core of every system is the company’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from any location, ensuring that everyone is clearly heard regardless of where they are in the room or the direction they are facing. The systems use sophisticated algorithms to simultaneously process sound from all virtual microphones to provide remote participants with a clear, reliable listening experience. Broad deployment of multiple Nureva systems is supported by Nureva Console, a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for organizations to manage their systems across multiple locations from a single, secure dashboard. For more information, visit the Nureva website.

About the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC

The mission of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in North Carolina, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and administers a variety of professional development and distance-learning programs. Enrollment includes about 900 undergraduates and 150 graduate students in addition to professional development and distance education students. Faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected in the public realm. For more information, visit UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media website.

About Nureva

Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich, multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds audio conferencing solutions that solve the frustrating and persistent problem of poor audio performance in meeting and learning spaces. At the core of every system is the company’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which places thousands of virtual microphones throughout a space to pick up sound from anywhere in the room and deliver clear, reliable audio to remote participants. A passion for achieving simplicity through deep user understanding drives the company’s product roadmap and the value it creates for its customers. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow @NurevaInc.

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For more information, please contact

Shari-Lynn Sare
Public Relations Manager
Nureva Inc.
Email sharilynnsare@nureva.com
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