Audio Systems

Audio is the most basic requirement for effective collaboration over distance.  Without audio, the other collaboration technologies are, rendered ineffective. The key characteristic of good quality audio in a boardroom or meeting room is that speech must be clear and easily understood, both in the room, and at the remote location.

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  • Considerations

    • Every room is unique, so specific acoustical characteristics need to be considered to deliver good quality audio
    • Sound is not just ON or OFF. There is a large spectrum of sound quality that can be achieved, and the different types of collaboration should determine the optimal level required
    • Choosing the correct sound technologies can significantly enhance the audio experience and foster greater collaboration over distances.
    Whether it is a meeting within the room, an audio conference, a video conference or a remote whiteboarding session, the speech of all participants needs to be clear and easily understood.

    Factors that can negatively impact speech intelligibility:

    • Reverberation
    • Feedback
    • Uneven volume levels
    • Inadequate speaker/microphone coverage.
    Another important feature for good audio is privacy. Hearing people from adjacent rooms is distracting and compromises the information being shared in the room.

    Components of a boardroom’s audio system:

    • Microphone
    • DSP (Digital Signal Processing)
    • Speakers
    • Amps

    Top microphones

    • Clockaudio
    • Revolabs
    • AKG

    Top speakers

    • Tannoy
    • JBL