Webex + Shure: Solving the audio equation for the meeting room
The challenge of creating an inclusive workplace is a fundamental aspect of the hybrid work era.
More than half of remote workers feel shut out of conversations their in-person colleagues are having, which means that the interplay between remote and in-office workers needs to be seamless. No doubt, audio quality picked up in a physical workspace can make or break the effectiveness of any meeting where you have employees joining from outside the office and may significantly impact the engagement of remote participants.
Webex + Shure: the best of both worlds
For this reason, Webex and Shure, a leading global manufacturer of sound technology and audio equipment, joined forces to infuse reliability and performance into the video conferencing environment while enabling high quality, inclusive meeting experiences through crystal clear, high-fidelity audio to help end users connect and get work done.
Underscoring our commitment to providing exceptional audio experiences, our teams are proud to announce a new chapter of our partnership, including approval of Shure Microflex Ecosystem® hardware devices as part of the Webex Compatibility Program.
Removing the audio barrier from hybrid meetings
This extended partnership underpins the Webex device strategy to provide openness and optionality for users to integrate their Webex room endpoints with external room peripherals.
Using Shure’s best in-class audio and market-leading Webex room devices, organizations can ensure superior audio and video conferencing experience in rooms of all purposes and sizes, including large training areas. Our teams have both independently tested and verified functionality across a wide range of devices, ensuring Shure Microflex products are optimized for Webex Room Series and Room Kit Series deployments with full support documentation provided for the AV integrator’s and IT admin’s peace of mind.
Here is a high-level architecture of a Webex Room Kit Pro deployment when combined with the Shure MXA910 ceiling microphone in a large meeting room environment:
This is only one of the many combinations that organizations can deploy, there is no barrier to find the scenario that best meets your specific workspace requirements.
Premium audio and video conferencing for everyone
Going beyond, with mute, LED sync, and call status features available via the Webex Room Navigator touch panel, users can seamlessly manage their entire conferencing environment, including Shure microphones and other audio components, without requiring additional programming.
Thanks to the close-knit integration, the mute LEDs on the Shure solution are synchronized with the mute state of the Webex device while the mute buttons on a Shure microphone can be used natively to mute the entire system. All of this to bring intuitive meeting experiences and seamless collaboration moments for in-person attendees while ensuring everyone has an equal seat at the table.
The comprehensive Microflex Ecosystem solutions offer Webex-enabled rooms endless flexibility with an extensive selection of installed and wireless microphones to meet all types of conferencing and presentation needs. This flexibility and compatibility allow for streamlined setup and deployment across an entire enterprise, providing the highest level of audio and video collaboration in any room.
To support IT, designers and users, Shure and Webex have co-created a comprehensive reference guide for setup and system design to help ensure successful meetings when combining the Microflex Ecosystem solutions with select Webex video conferencing endpoints.
For more information, read Shure’s press release. Shure is a silver sponsor of WebexOne 2021, the premier collaboration event of the year – register today.
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May 15, 2023 — Kevin Adamson