The MAS-A100 is a state-of-the-art speech reinforcement* and recording solution. Attaching and positioning lavalier microphones is time-consuming, and handheld microphones restrict movement. However, the Beamforming Microphone is simply affixed to the ceiling, then ready to use – leaving the orator location-free, hassle-free and hands-free to focus on presenting. And what’s more, operation is totally contactless, reducing risk of infection for users.
*Loud speaker system is required for speech reinforcement
Our comprehensive solution employs audio volume stabilisation and clear audio processing to produce sharp recordings.
The MAS-A100 has two channel outputs. The main channel provides speech reinforcement in a classroom environment, while the dedicated rec channel records with a wider capture range and optimal intelligibility – perfect for lecture capture and remote learning*.
The dual output channel enables true hybrid learning by providing speech reinforcement in the classroom, and recording for remote learning simultaneously, to create a true hybrid learning solution.
*Lecture capture system required
**Pre-testing recommended for remote learning applications.
The integration of beamforming technology and our market-leading Intelligent Feedback Reducer produces clear audio with hands-free speech reinforcement, leaving the presenter hands-free. Sony’s high-performance digital signal processing and unique algorithms extract speech sound while supressing unwanted feedback (howling).
Our Ceiling Microphone incorporates advanced noise reduction technologies to minimise ambient noise. Stationary background noise arising from projectors and air conditioning are automatically detected and reduced to achieve clear sound resulting in better intelligibility and, ultimately, better understanding for listeners.
In addition to this, the Ambient Noise Filter* feature automatically detects and filters out intermittent and distracting sounds, such as the typing of a keyboard, click of a mouse or the turning of pages. (Version 1.1)
*The Ambient Noise Filter feature is scheduled to be available in March 2021
The MAS-A100 has a useful inbuilt volume normalisation feature to maintain stable volume regardless of the distance between the presenter and the microphone, leaving the presenter free to move around the space without the audio quality deteriorating. Automatic gain control adjusts the strength of the signal received to ensure clear and consistent sound for easy listening.
The Beamforming Microphone optimises the parameters of audio processing for speech reinforcement automatically. The microphone generates a test signal, which is captured by the loud speakers. The system then calculates and configures the parameters for speech reinforcement. This calibration is required only on initial installation, minimising time-consuming set-up and system maintenance.
Listen to how the Beamforming Ceiling Microphone performs — and the difference the Beamforming technology makes — in a standard classroom setup.
Compare the performance when users are wearing masks.
Our comprehensive solution includes free Microphone Array System Manager software (MASM-1). The software supports installation and configuration of initial settings, as well as monitoring, operations and firmware management. MASM-1 is a total management solution, enabling users to manage multiple microphones in multiple locations centrally and easily via the local network.
Whether you’re integrating into a Dante audio system or an existing analogue system, Beamforming Ceiling Microphone provides simple integration with minimal fuss. You can also calculate how many microphones you need to deliver seamless lectures with our online configurator tool, which calculates the dimensions of your room to provide the optimum setup.
Enhance audio quality for clear and easy listening with adjustable levels of bass boost. (Version 1.1)
Scheduled to be available in March 2021
The MAS-A100 is compatible with third-party Dante mixers, converters and other devices, as well as power over ethernet (PoE). There’s no complicated wiring – a single cable can connect the microphone to the system.
The microphone has an inbuilt status LED, enabling both instructor and operator to easily recognise the microphone status.
Our Beamforming Ceiling Microphone can be operated by API, permitting simple external control and customisation as well as linking with existing systems.
Discover more about the user benefits and features of the MAS-A100 Beamforming Ceiling Microphone.