Shure Microflexes its mental muscles at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
HONG KONG: The Faculty of Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is made up of 11 departments that run a multitude of undergraduate, masters and doctorate educational programmes. Several committees coordinate the faculty’s activities and meet regularly in the department’s main conference room. When the existing conferencing solution began to fail regularly, an upgrade was deemed necessary, with 31 channels of Shure’s Microflex Wireless microphone system installed by A/V solution provider EduServe.
‘The head of faculty wanted a higher quality solution to ensure that discussions and meetings could take place without interruptions,’ recalled EduServe manager Carl Poon. ‘A solid acoustic environment and interference-free system were the top priorities.’
Due to the range of topics discussed between varying numbers of committee members in the conference room, the new system also needed to provide a degree of flexibility. A rechargeable MXW8 wireless gooseneck base transmitter operating with 31 15-inch Microflex gooseneck microphones provided the solution for participants seated around the meeting table. Adding speech reinforcement for anyone standing in the room, EduServe also deployed three MXW1 bodypack transmitters with lavalier microphones. An access point transceiver, networked charging stations and audio network interfaces for integrating third-party equipment complete the setup.
‘Microflex Wireless elegantly fits into the room’s existing sound structure,’ concluded Mr Poon. ‘It is fully compatible with the already installed, custom-programmed AMX central control system, and is also certified for use with the Polycom video conference system available in the room.’