Shure Microflex ceiling mics provide clarity at KPMG’s U-Collaborate space

Shure’s Microflex Advance MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone has recently been installed at KPMG’s U-Collaborate space in Canary Wharf, UK as part of the company’s new Voice Lift system.

Voice Lift is designed to boost the frequency range most critical for intelligibility, restoring the natural speech level for far-end participants within a room by increasing speech level 3 to 6 dB.

KPMG’s U-Collaborate pace is a bespoke, innovative environment that combines problem solving expertise and SME insights to help clients overcome complex challenges, such as strategy, transformation delivery or a new operating model, with the ability to host live events of up to 120 participants all working rapidly in parallel to co-create effective solutions, delivering months of work in just one to three days.

“A lot of the work we do is actually conversation,” said Paul Guy, Collaboration Solutions engineer, KPMG. “It’s people talking to people, from different parts of the business, understanding their different vantage points. We need to make communication very easy.

“There’s a whole group of people that actually view a microphone with horror,” Guy added. “The great thing about using the MXA910s with Voice Lift is they take all of that away. You no longer have to give out microphones to people; all they have to do is talk and they’re picked up immediately. It’s made collaboration much easier.”

Shure’s MXA910 features Steerable Coverage and built-in automatic mixing, helping to accurately capture every voice anywhere in the room. The MXA910 can also easily connect to the vast ecosystem of Shure and third-party networked audio devices like Dante and AES67.

Additionally, Shure Network Audio Encryption can be enabled when used with the IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor or Shure Audio Network Interfaces, which utilise AES-256 technology to protect confidential content.