To effectively collaborate in today’s hybrid business climate, audio technology must address the real issues that end users, IT professionals and AV integrators face every day. Innovations in audio quality have proven essential to conducting value-added meetings by improving the experience for remote and in-person attendees.
Even before the recent shift to virtual meetings, a 2019 survey Shure conducted with Illuminas found that two-thirds of business professionals believe their employers lack the right conferencing technology. One-third of enterprise meetings have technical issues and users often face challenges when working with conferencing technology.
But better audio doesn’t have to be complicated.
With the award-winning Stem Ecosystem solutions, anyone has the freedom to mix and match devices to create the perfect audio pickup in any collaboration space. Since Stem Ecosystem products were designed for anyone and any type of room, customers can design, install, and manage their meeting rooms all while more easily staying within budget and on time. Plus, the devices are backed by a robust platform full of tools designed to make the process of adopting new technology effortless.
“With Stem Ecosystem solutions, you can build the perfect customized audio experience,” said Jacob Marash, Managing Director of Stem Audio. “We are excited to finally offer Stem Audio products to customers across the globe and provide a complete portfolio for all types of environments, whether it requires a fully integrated system or a solution you can install yourself.”
Stem Ecosystem solutions include wall and table speakerphones, along with a ceiling microphone that blends into any room and syncs with networked loudspeakers, as well as dedicated control systems for a complete audio package:
Stem Wall: Equipped with 15 microphones that perform beamforming, plus full-range speakers and subwoofers, Stem Wall product ensures everybody has a voice.
Stem Table: Optimized for tabletops and flat surfaces, the Stem Table product is equipped with nine microphones that perform beamforming and a downward-facing speaker for superior performance.
Stem Ceiling: A 100 microphone ceiling array comes with two mounting options (low profile or chandelier mode) and three-beam options for exceptional coverage.
Stem Speaker: Built to give users the freedom to expand sound to anywhere in the room, the Stem Speaker product is an external speaker with three mounting options and a powerful driver for exceptional sound in any meeting space.
Stem Hub: When more than one Stem Ecosystem device is used in a room, the Stem Hub product enables multiple units to communicate with each other in the room and function more effectively as a solution. With USB Type B, Ethernet, Dante®, VoIP connectivity, and pluggable terminal blocks for external speakers, the Stem Hub product has all bases covered.
Stem Control: A dedicated touch controller that connects to the network with a single Ethernet connection. The Stem Control product allows access to the Stem Ecosystem platform and remote management of an organization. Alternatively, it can be used as an in-meeting controller with video conferencing platforms.
All Stem Ecosystem devices are networked PoE+ powered products. They are easy to install for IT professionals and systems integrators looking for the ideal scalable audio solution specifically in standard meeting rooms or educational spaces that do not have any special requirements.
To make the swift transition to online learning, Azusa Pacific University in Southern California selected Stem Ecosystem products to quickly outfit 217 classrooms across seven campus locations with video conferencing in time for the Fall 2020 semester. The devices provided remote students with the best online learning experience while at the same time staying within budget and allowing their team to install it themselves.
“With a team of two full-time people, six part-time student employees, and four part-time IT department employees, we needed a solution that we could install ourselves with no CTS certifications or formal technical installation training needed,” said Jonathan Lord, Classroom and Events Technology Manager at Azusa Pacific University. “Stem Wall and Table have really blown away everyone who has used them. Obviously, the looks are great but they also fit into just about any space and the price point is awesome.”
Stem Ecosystem solutions deliver high-quality audio products backed by the award-winning industry support infrastructure that Shure is known for. From small collaborative spaces to the large enterprises or local colleges, Stem Ecosystem solutions scale to the needs of any sized institution.
“The Stem Ecosystem is a powerful solution for organizations of any size seeking a straight-forward and customizable experience that can help users save money through its no-programming approach,” shared Rob Smith, Senior Director of System Sales, Shure. “Now, Shure can offer a more diverse array of solutions for a wider variety of customers.”
To learn more about Stem Ecosystem solutions contact your local sales representative or visit www.shure.com/stem.