EDHEC Business School chooses MXA and MXW systems for its campuses.

Customer Profile

Founded in 1906 in Lille, the EDHEC Business School is one of Europe’s top 15 business schools. World renowned in finance, the school distinguishes itself with 2 innovation centres and more than 180 world-class professors and researchers.

With campuses in Lille, Paris, Nice and Singapore, EDHEC counts almost 8000 students across its different programmes. Directly linked with major international economic centres and equipped with state of the art technologies, the Lille campus embodies the dynamism of EDHEC and its innovative strategy.

Within the project to update its audio-visual infrastructure, the EDHEC IT department selected Shure (through integrator INS Vidéo Côte d’Azur) to equip all its classrooms with MXW wireless and MXA910 ceiling microphones. The objective was to replace existing analogue cables with audio over IP for more flexibility and scalability. 

Challenge

EDHEC needed wireless microphones that would satisfy the requirements of a school renowned for its modern teaching methods based on digital technologies. They needed a solution that would : 

  • Guarantee high quality audio
  • Eliminate technical constraints
  • Adapt to changing room configurations.

Flexible, innovative and easy to deploy, the Shure solutions were chosen by EDHEC to deliver the ambition for a digital audio network that could separate the antennas (access points) from the microphone deployment . Another requirement of a digital campus is the ability to digitally record and stream courses. EDHEC also chose Shure for its ability to provide microphones that offer the users (professors, speakers, students) the freedom to speak, along with unparalleled listening comfort.

Solution

Classrooms for courses and events must be able to accommodate multiple microphones. With traditional wireless technology, this would mean multiple receivers. Thanks to the MXW system, all microphones are centralised at reception and are assigned to any room in under three seconds through a control system. This provides real time monitoring of deployment, battery status and location. Up to 8 microphones can be connected to an access point. In the case of distance learning, it is imperative for the remote site to be able to follow the course as though participants are in the classroom. EDHEC chose the MXA910 ceiling microphone because it allows users to manage dynamically the way the audio is captured, while ensuring a natural, intelligible, comfortable and efficient experience.

Advantages

A simplified install with substantial cost savings and up to 8 microphones connected to one access point. A clear glitch-free video conference, with a minimum of gear and ease of use. With seamless integration into the classroom, the MXA910 supports smooth and natural interactions within a classroom setting: an unobtrusive microphone that is quickly forgotten.

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
MXA910 The new MXA910 with IntelliMix® represents the next evolution in the Microflex® Advance™ Ceiling Array Microphone platform.
MXWAPT8 8-channel wireless access point transceiver that assigns clean frequencies to wireless microphones for conferencing.
MXW1 Hybrid bodypack transmitter offers compatibility with Microflex Wireless systems and includes input jack, and a belt clip for conferencing.
MXW2/SM58 Includes the MXW2 Handheld Transmitter and SM58 capsule for presentation and conferencing applications.
MXW6 Boundary transmitter offers a low-profile design and cardioid or omnidirectional polar pattern options for conferencing and presentation applications.
MXW8 Desktop base gooseneck transmitter offers compatibility with Microflex Wireless systems and a stylish design to complement any conference setting.
MXWAPT8 8-channel wireless access point transceiver that assigns clean frequencies to wireless microphones for conferencing.
MXWNCS8 8-port networked charging station charges handheld, bodypack, and boundary transmitters and gooseneck bases.
MXWANI8 Audio network interface streamlines Microflex Wireless connectivity to conference room AV systems over 8 channels.