Sennheiser’s solutions for education were designed to be user-friendly and to be easily operated by professors, students and IT staff alike. The new products can be effortlessly integrated into existing infrastructures and work reliably, while providing users with maximum flexibility. This ensures an uncomplicated learning atmosphere in which ideas can be easily shared – even in large groups – providing students with optimal support in their personal development.
Sennheiser's SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone series offers solutions that are specially customized for speech applications. Depending on the speaker's preference, different microphone types can be selected: If the professor wishes to move freely in the auditorium during the lecture, he or she can choose between a handheld transmitter or a bodypack transmitter with either a clip-on microphone or a headset microphone. In a podium discussion, for example, (wireless) table stands can be used in combination with gooseneck microphones for the panel participants, while handheld transmitters can be used for questions and reactions from the audience.
With the SpeechLine Digital Wireless range, it does not matter if the microphones are installed in a single room or used campus-wide: The system can be extended at any time and fulfils all the requirements of everyday lecture activities. It uses the future-proof and license-free 1.9GHz frequency range via two different modes. In Automatic Mode ensures easy installation and a reliable, maximum range for up to 20 concurrent microphone links. In multi-room mode, a significantly larger number of links is possible by modifying the transmission power – a campus-wide installation with more than 2000 links overall is possible.
The solution is managed using Sennheiser's Control Cockpit software, allowing IT managers at universities to make their digital workflows as simple and productive as possible. The software offers control over all campus-wide set-ups as well as an overview of all devices on the network, including their location and status.
Settings or firmware updates for microphones can be made remotely – as can troubleshooting, with error messages helping to identify problems and often allow for these to be rectified remotely too. Saving IT staff considerable time in maintenance, educational institutions can use the software to improve their digital processes and minimize future investments. The Sennheiser Control Cockpit software is entirely compatible with the SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone series, as well as evolution wireless G3, evolution wireless G4 and Digital 6000 radio microphone systems.
Optimized for use in educational institutions, providing all students’ needs using the latest and user-friendly audio technology, the Education Solutions portfolio is also complemented by the MobileConnect app, Sennheiser’s Wi-Fi-based solution for hearing assistance. The MobileConnect app, available for iOS or Android, is downloaded onto the mobile device. The “Personal Hearing Assistant” then allows the user to adapt the sound to their individual hearing needs via an intuitive touchscreen interface.
The lectures are broadcast in real time and high quality to mobile devices and smartphones via Wi-Fi. Thanks to the solution’s “Bring Your Own Device” approach, students don’t require any additional hardware and simply can use their own smartphone. The latency is extremely low due to real-time audio streaming, while Unicast technology allows the transmission of audio content to all smartphones worldwide. This ensures that students with hearing impairments can participate in normal lectures without facing any barriers.