Japan’s leading technology innovator Sony has launched MAS-A100, a beamforming microphone that is capable of delivering hands-free and hassle-free lectures, as well as meetings with acoustic feedback.
Designed for environments such as meetings, lectures and presentations, the new microphone is mounted on the ceiling to offer advanced clear audio quality features as well as for speech reinforcement. It also records with a fusion of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function.
The microphone has a dual-channel output for “simultaneous recording for wide area” to capture both the speaker and students/participants voices. Moreover, the microphone is equipped with auto-noise reduction capabilities to minimise background sound from air-conditioners, projectors and so on – making it ideal for capturing and delivery important presentations.
The MAS-A100 is easily integrated into existing AV set-ups, and can address the key pain points of flexibility experienced by the organisations when installing a new system.
Together with the support of Dante and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to enable easy installation, the MAS-A100 will provide significant improvement to the audio experience in education and corporate organisations.
“High costs, poor audio quality or complicated installation processes are just some of the challenges we’ve faced when installing professional microphones in our classrooms or auditoriums in the past. With the new beamforming microphone from Sony, we are now able to capture crystal clear audio, allowing our lecturers to build strong engagement with their students – whether they are physically present or studying remotely – and create the active learning environment of the future,” commented Lyndon Shirley, executive head of technology-enhanced learning at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.