Big Ten Adds Revolabs’ Executive Elite to Conferencing Playbook

Article by Yamaha (January 2016)

Revolabs today announced that its next-generation Executive Elite™ wireless microphone system has been integrated into the large multipurpose meeting space in the Big Ten Conference headquarters and conference center in Rosemont, Illinois. Installed by Frequency Audio-Visual Services, the best-of-breed microphone solution is renowned for its ability to capture speech levels from a distance while keeping ambient noise levels extremely low, allowing the Big Ten to provide incredible audio intelligibility for meeting participants within a challenging acoustic environment.

“Because of its large dimensions, amplification requirements, and high participant count, the Big Ten’s modular meeting space was a difficult setting for implementing voice lift,” said Alec Gorecki, President, Frequency Audio-Visual Services. “Options such as installing ceiling or fixed microphones did not meet the modular nature of the client’s room configurations, and utilizing traditional tabletop units was out of the question since it would lead to feedback loops and overall intelligibility problems. By turning to Revolabs’ Executive Elite system, we were able to install a market-leading 44 wireless microphones across the space — allowing seamless audio quality and powerful pickup for voices up to 12 feet away.”

The Big Ten’s new multipurpose room was created to accommodate meetings with more than 100 attendees, featuring videoconferences and presentations. With high ceilings and a low-profile speaker system, the approximately 75 foot long, 40 feet wide, and 25 feet high room required a microphone solution that could easily satisfy the space’s various furniture arrangements as well as voice lift and conferencing requirements. By installing Revolabs’ next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system, the organization gained a powerful solution that combines robust audio quality, secure communication capabilities, and the flexibility to place microphones anywhere inside the modifiable room.

Featuring a beautiful form factor and leading-edge audio engineering, Revolabs’ Executive Elite tabletop microphones allow organizations to easily satisfy a variety of application settings, acoustic requirements, and room configurations. Supporting up to eight wireless microphones per system, the solution also allows users to link multiple Elite units easily in order to support up to 44 microphones across large conferencing spaces. Loaded with audio-enhancing technology, the innovative solution uses “Designed for Speech” technology, built-in equalization options, and advancements such as an improved signal-to-noise ratio to provide meeting participants with a best-in-class audio experience.

“The Big Ten Conference’s challenging requirements provide the perfect illustration of how our award-winning Executive Elite system can bring dependable voice comprehension to any meeting environment,” said Holger Stoltze, Senior Product Manager, Revolabs. “It’s these types of audio challenges that drive our company to continuously innovate — pushing the boundaries of sound engineering to bring face-to-face audio quality to today’s collaborative business applications.”