District Deploys Wireless Mic System in Largest Rooms
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Michigan school has standardized its audio set-ups for gymnasiums,
music rooms, cafeterias, media centers and multipurpose rooms. Forest
Hills Public Schools
in Grand Rapids chose the implementation services of Sport
for the deployment in its 15 schools. The equipment included
microphone wireless systems and AtlasIED's
BlueBridge DSP units, power amplifiers and SM12CXT
Hills Public Schools' mobile carts feature portable PA systems andwireless mics. Source: Audio-Technica
least three spaces in each school were outfitted with the audio gear.
According to SVT Solutions Architect Eric Pounds, Forest Hills
specified six to 12 wireless microphones per system, since the "bulk
of the systems were being used for large group instruction. He said
the district also wanted a mobile cart in each building with wireless
mics and portable public address systems "so they could wheel
around a system to address the staff and students for different uses
throughout the facility."
noted that Audio-Technica's support was an important part of the bid.
"A big part of our success in securing the bid and winning over
the customer was having support from the manufacturer," he said.
"We were able to contact A-T, use their expertise in selecting
the right microphone system and get the ball rolling that way. They
helped us with of the design elements as far as configuring the
antennas and selecting frequencies."
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.