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Chinese University of Hong Kong Bolsters Sound with Shure Microflex Wireless System

Hong Kong, November 2016  The prestigious Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) recently upgraded the audio setup at the central conference room of its Faculty of Arts, installing 31 channels of the state-of-the-art wireless microphone system from Shure – Microflex® Wireless.

The CUHK Faculty of Arts comprises 11 departments offering numerous undergraduate, master and doctoral programs. To plan and coordinate the activities of the various departments, the Faculty has established several Committees who frequently meet and hold program discussions at the Faculty’s main conference room. As a critical collaboration place, the conference room was recently upgraded with the Shure Microflex® Wireless microphone system, replacing an old system that had started to fail and cause problems during Faculty meetings.

“The Head of Faculty wanted a higher quality solution to ensure that discussions and meetings could take place without interruptions,” says Carl Poon, Manager of Hong Kong-based AV solution provider EduServe, who handled the installation. “A solid acoustic environment and interference-free system were the top priorities.”

Operating in the 1.9GHz range, Microflex Wireless is an ideal solution that avoids congested spectrum and interference from dominating wireless frequencies on university campuses. The Automated Frequency Coordination feature is particularly useful also considering the large number of microphone channels used in the conference room. The system actively scans the available spectrum and coordinates clean, compatible frequencies for every microphone channel. While in use, the system automatically moves away from unexpected interference to ensure flawless audio.

The conference room is a central meeting place for the Faculty of Arts’ many Committees, and with changing discussion topics and number of attendees, it required a flexible audio solution that could cater for any need. The Faculty opted for 31 channels of the rechargeable MXW8 Wireless Gooseneck Base Transmitter with 15” Microflex Gooseneck Microphones for seated meeting participants. 3 additional MXW1 Bodypack Transmitters with Lavalier Microphones provide speech reinforcement for standing presenters. The system is completed with Access Point Transceiver, Networked Charging Stations, and Audio Network Interfaces for integration with third party AV equipment.

“Microflex Wireless elegantly fits into the room’s existing sound structure,” adds 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.”

The Faculty currently uses Microflex Wireless for local sound reinforcement only, but with the reliable interoperability and solid, high quality audio performance it offers added flexibility if needed in the future.

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