ADECIA Making the Grade at University of Arizona
ADECIA'S Simple Installation
“A big reason why we went with Yamaha was the set up. It was extremely easy to do,” said Zac. When looking at solutions made by other manufacturers, Zac realized that he would need to buy all separate components and figure out how to configure these separate devices to work together. Conversely, ADECIA came as a packaged deal, with only one PoE network cable. “It felt a lot like plug-and-play,” he said.
Zac worked closely with the facilities management team to install and test the ADECIA Ceiling Solution, first in the mining department’s classroom, then in the systems engineering classroom. Both solutions were installed with an AVer 530 Camera, a Kramer Room Manager, and a Barco ClickShare. Instructors appreciate ADECIA’s software-agnosticity, as their recording process requires a lecture recording software called Panopto. The instructor is able to immediately start class on either a room laptop or their own device, without having to configure the recording software each time.
ADECIA Decreases IT Troubleshooting Issues
Furthermore, unlike other types of microphones, the ADECIA ceiling microphone doesn’t require users to charge batteries or alter anything manually before speaking and recording. Zac recalls past situations where microphones died half-way through lecture recordings, often requiring professors to re-record lectures all over again. “With ADECIA, there are far fewer troubleshooting calls to the IT department,” says Zac. “That’s a success, in my opinion.”
Overall, feedback from staff, teachers, and students has been consistently positive. “Everyone on the far end can easily hear the in-room participants clearly, even if they walk around the room,” said Zac. “The microphone picks them up clearly, without picking up background noise from the room’s air conditioning unit.”
Not to be outdone, Yamaha’s line array speakers have also proven successful at replacing the room’s previous amplifiers. “The speakers provide sound to encompass the whole room…it just sounds fantastic.”
The University of Arizona is also currently installing ADECIA in a conference room, and actively considering additional ways to improve audio quality and pick-up in various use cases across campus.
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