Central Access Speaks Freely with Stem Audio
Founded in 1954, Central Access Corporation has provided the K-12 education community with tools to assist in the development and delivery of quality computer software products and top-notch support services. Central Access works hand in hand with the Mississippi Department of Education and many other K-12 service providers to offer the best solutions possible to their customers.
Central Access was looking for an audio solution that would meet all of their needs. They were looking for a solution that would deliver exceptional audio quality and coverage, could be installed on their own, and wouldn’t break the bank. “I received quotes from different vendors for conference room equipment ranging from 50, 60, to 70 thousand dollar quotes for our 16 person conference room. That wasn’t what we needed and I thought to myself, ‘there’s got to be a better way to do this.’”
Alex Manning, CTO & EVP of Central Access, wanted to find an audio system that integrated with their phone system, Cisco Webex, and could be installed without needing to hire out.
Manning personally installed two Stem Walls paired with a Stem Hub to work with his existing setup in their 26x14 ft. meeting room. “With Stem, everything was all-inclusive. All I needed was a PoE switch and to connect it to the network,” said Manning. “Every little feature that was provided through the ecosystem platform just made it easy to install in 15 minutes. These tools give you a sense of security to understand what you’re doing and they’re easy to use!”
In deploying Stem Audio, Central Access was able to outfit their meeting room with a solution that checked every box and provided users with the high-quality conferencing experience they needed in order to have great meetings and truly speak freely from anywhere in the room. “Our end users used to be frustrated because they couldn’t hear anybody and weren’t able to be part of the team dynamic we were trying to build when we had video conferencing meetings. Now, everyone can be heard loud and clear!"
|Stem Wall||2||With 15 beamforming microphones plus two full-range speakers and subwoofers, the Stem Wall can be wall mounted in any room so everyone in your meetings can hear and be heard.|
|Stem Hub||1||Hub connects multiple Stem devices through your network and acts as the central communication device for the audio in a room. Hub comes with multiple connectivity options including USB Type B, Dante® (Hub only), SIP, and external analog speakers.|