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.

Challenge

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.

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.

About the MXWAPT8:

What interested us was the ability to provide flexibility in the use of the microphones. Today, in my mind, Shure is the only company that properly separates the antenna from the audio.

Patrice Loche, IT Manager, EDHEC

Solution

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.

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.

About the MXA910:

The MXA910 solution is perfect as it allows us, with one ceiling microphone, to cover a large area with the same quality as though the professor was using a handheld microphone. This means that we achieve distance-learning courses that are very clear with a minimum of effort and infrastructure for both the EDHEC technical team and the users, who can speak naturally to their local audience, as well as to the audience at the remote site without questioning the technology.

Charley Dalmasso, System Integrator, INS Vidéo

Advantages

A simplified install with substantial cost savings and up to 8 microphones connected to one access point.

A clear glitch-free videoconference, 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.

About the MXA910:

In the case of distance learning, it’s imperative that attendees at the remote site can listen and follow a course as if they were present. It’s important that attention isn’t side-tracked by the brain’s efforts to understand what is being said. EDHEC chose the MXA910 for its distance learning classrooms, allowing the professor to lecture on one campus and have it broadcast live, in full duplex, to another campus.

Patrice Loche, IT Manager, EDHEC

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