A Clean Solution with No Clutter
Why was a ceiling microphone solution chosen?
Weinkauf: On the one hand, we were looking for an audio solution that would capture voices in the best possible quality when facing the video screens and at the same time had to be easy to use with notebooks via standardised interfaces.
Kirchner: The ceiling microphone is located in the centre of the room and can pick up all participants very well, no matter where they are in the room. Because the Yamaha ceiling microphone has four beams, several speakers can be picked up at the same time.
Which elements from Yamaha were used in the overall system?
Kirchner: The complete ADECIA system was used, only the switch is an IT-certified device. Four rooms are equipped with it, some with one ceiling microphone and some with two. The speakers used were the VXL1-16P line array speakers.
Were there any special features you had to pay attention to during the installation of the systems?
Weinkauf: We wanted to avoid having to manually re-calibrate the system for every meeting. We have rooms where we change seating positions, and the speakers should not have to be newly calibrated every time. We do not have multimedia specialists in-house, we are IT people. And usually those who hold the meetings are not from IT, so it has to be easy to use. ADECIA ticks all those boxes.
To what extent does the topic of "contactlessness" also play a role in times of Corona?
Weinkauf: That was not an issue at the time. First and foremost, we wanted a clean solution with no clutter on the desks or tables. There is only one cable from a docking station so that the speakers can dock their notebooks, that is it.
Is VPV satisfied with the solution? Would you recommend this solution again?
Weinkauf: We are thrilled with the ADECIA solution. How well the microphones and the system work - that is quality. We had also considered other market competitors, but ADECIA was the best solution for us, which is why we will equip more rooms with it. When we hold meetings with business partners in our Stuttgart head office and remotely connect colleagues via ADECIA, we often receive questions from the business partners as to which audio solution we are using here.
The ADECIA solution works perfectly for us and our users in Microsoft Teams meetings; the audio quality in video conferences is simply outstanding!
Marco Weinkauf, Data Centre Manager
Based on the customer’s prerequisites and requirements, we engaged in a very productive dialogue with our partner exertis | PRO AV. It quickly became clear that the high-quality solution portfolio by Yamaha was a perfect fit for the customer’s concept.
Lukas Kirchner, Key Account Manager, Bechtle IT system house Neckarsulm