CHICAGO — As meetings continue to evolve in today’s hybrid workforce, the desire for a complete AV conferencing solution that sounds great and is user-friendly has never been in more demand. Shure, a global leader in audio technology, recognizes this and is extending its offerings to additional markets later this year.
Following the acquisition of Stem Audio in late 2020, Shure is redefining their award-winning conferencing portfolio in a unique way. This will reinforce the market-leading position of Shure’s Microflex® product line while adding Stem Ecosystem solutions as the optimal proposition for end-users seeking straightforward audio for their daily conferencing needs. Together, Shure’s Stem Ecosystem and Microflex Ecosystem solutions offer customers a choice of complete audio systems for a best-in-class experience for any meeting without compromising on performance or ease of deployment.
Effortless Audio with Stem Ecosystem
Better audio doesn’t have to be complicated. With Stem Ecosystem solutions, anyone has the freedom to mix and match devices to create the perfect pickup in any collaboration space. Since Stem Ecosystem products were designed for anyone and any room, customers can easily design, install, and manage their meeting rooms. Plus, the devices are backed by a robust platform full of tools designed to make the process of adopting new technology effortless.
“We believe in the difference a complete solution can make,” said Jacob Marash, Managing Director of Stem Audio. “By joining forces, we can truly serve any type of customer from any technical background with 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, the 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 real 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 in any meeting room.
Stem Speaker: Built to give users the freedom to expand sound to anywhere in the room, the Stem Speaker product is a PoE+ powered 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, or 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, with or without professional support.
Experience Precision In Any Environment with Microflex Ecosystem
From microphone to DSP to loudspeaker, Shure’s Microflex Ecosystem solutions offer a complete networked portfolio delivering premium audio that is highly scalable and customizable for best-in-class collaboration experiences for the most demanding spaces and clients. Microflex Ecosystem products can be custom-tailored to meet precise coverage, connection, and control requirements in complex meeting spaces used for AV conferencing, sound reinforcement, recording or voice lift applications.
Microflex Ecosystem solutions work with leading third-party software and hardware conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Cisco WebEx, and others. Microflex Ecosystem microphones, DSP, and loudspeakers are certified for Microsoft Teams. Connections are secure for Shure devices in the room with Shure Audio Encryption and users can seamlessly expand and manage their entire audio chain over any network infrastructure with Dante Domain Manager.
Microflex Ecosystem products include:
- Microphones: Microflex® Advance™ MXA910 Ceiling Array, MXA310 Table Array, and MXA710 Linear Array Microphones, and Microflex Wireless (MXW) Systems
- Loudspeaker: Microflex™ MXN5-C Networked Ceiling Loudspeaker
- DSP: IntelliMix® P300 Audio Conferencing Processor and IntelliMix Room® Audio Processing Software
- Software: Designer System Configuration Software and SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software
- Accessories: MXA Network Mute Button and Audio Network Interfaces
“By maintaining the Stem Audio portfolio as a distinct set of products and offering our customers the option of two ecosystems, Shure can offer products with the right levels of customizability, features, design, and price to suit every type of customer and every type of environment without having to compromise,” said Jim Schanz, Vice President of Global System Sales at Shure.
AV experts focused on performance, or IT professionals focused on simplicity, security and support will find an option in Shure’s portfolio to meet their needs. Shure will continue to offer premium solutions for the most challenging projects, while also offering options to support end-customers seeking efficient global deployments at scale.
Both Shure’s Microflex Ecosystem and Stem Ecosystem solutions deliver high-quality audio products backed by a legendary support infrastructure that the Company is known for. Shure offers innovative audio solutions that are straightforward to set up, user-friendly, and built to last. With two distinct product portfolios for conferencing audio, Shure has systems ideally suited to any type of customer and any type of meeting or teaching space. From small collaborative spaces to large multi-purpose rooms, from the largest global enterprise or university to the small-medium business or local college, Stem Ecosystem and Microflex Ecosystem solutions scale to the needs of any sized institution.
To learn more about Stem Ecosystem solutions visit www.stemaudio.com.
To learn more about Microflex Ecosystem solutions visit www.shure.com/mxecosystem.