Designers at #1 U.S. architecture firm drawn to HDL300’s performance and aesthetics
Calgary, Alberta --- July 8, 2019 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration solutions company, announces that WRNS Studio, America’s number one architecture firm in 2018 – as chosen by Architect magazine – has picked Nureva’s HDL300 audio conferencing system for 10 of its conference rooms. Frustrated with the poor audio pickup provided by its legacy systems, WRNS Studio chose the HDL300 because it allows everyone to be heard in meetings. This supports vital communication and collaboration with international clients and among the offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu and New York. As an architecture firm, aesthetics are also very important. The HDL300 system’s clean lines, wall-mounted design and black and white color options were very appealing to the WRNS Studio design team members and not something they found in other systems.
The HDL300 system features true full-room pickup and continuous autocalibration that automatically accommodates any room configuration. This ideally suits the needs of WRNS Studio, which has a variety of meeting room types, from a lounge-style room with couches to a traditional boardroom, a room with a large round table and even a room with retractable walls to allow for larger meetings. The HDL300 works well in all scenarios, prompting immediate positive feedback from the firm’s partners and staff on the quality of the audio and how easy it is to start meetings. The IT staff also report getting far fewer audio-related service tickets.
“We were looking for a system that would provide clean and crisp audio quality that was able to pick up anyone in the room and even pick up cross-talk between people,” said Chris Niewiarowski, WRNS Studio’s IT director. “The HDL300 fit the bill in each of our rooms. We’re very happy – I’m honestly not sure how you could make it better.”
“Nureva’s high-quality audio along with our video conferencing brings us together like never before,” said Jason Halaby, WRNS Studio senior associate, architect and BIM manager. “As we are committed to sustainability in our projects, we also look for ways to reduce the carbon footprint in our own practice by reducing travel. Now with Nureva’s system in all our conference rooms, we can reduce travel without sacrificing connectivity and collaboration.”
“Audio performance comes first for most of our customers, but aesthetics are also very important to companies like WRNS Studio,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Our customers like that we designed the HDL300 to hang out of the way on the wall and that its sleek design is available in two colors to complement a wide range of looks.”
Download images of the HDL300 system at WRNS Studio.
Photography: ©2019 Celso Rojas
Read more about how the HDL300 system is improving remote collaboration at WRNS Studio.
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 WRNS Studio
WRNS Studio works with today’s most transformative organizations – Microsoft, Stanford University, Google, Princeton University, Airbnb, the University of California and the Trust for Public Land, to name a few – to steward its brands with exceptional architecture. Recognized for sustainable, site-specific design at any scale, WRNS Studio has offices in San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle and New York. The firm consistently earns a top 10 spot in Architect magazine’s annual ranking of firms across sustainability, design and business, including the #1 in 2018. For more information, visit the WRNS Studio website.
Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich, multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds solutions that make it easy to unlock the collaborative potential of diverse teams around the globe. For businesses, that means enabling the group creative processes that are used to solve problems and develop breakthrough ideas that drive organizational advantage. In education, it means enabling the student-led, collaborative activities that deepen learning and equip students with the skills required for future success. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product roadmap. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow @NurevaInc.
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Posted on Jul 8, 2019, 1:00:00 AM