MINNEAPOLIS, MN-When AV designer and integrator Enhanced Systems was asked to outfit the new 400-person auditorium of Starkey Laboratories, one of the world's largest hearing aid manufacturers, with a wireless microphone system that would provide maximum clarity and dependability, Lectrosonics was the choice.
"This was a room with a lot of RF-related challenges to conquer, in addition to the fact that we wanted the wireless mics to have a better build quality and superior audio capabilities," said Dave Wogsland, CEO of Enhanced Systems. "The sole system to meet all those criteria was Lectrosonics."
Equipped with the Lectrosonics Venue receiver system and multiple UT400 wireless microphones, LM belt-pack transmitters, and SNA600 antenna system, all featuring Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, the William F. Austin Education Center serves as a key videoconferencing training hub that both corporate employees and numerous volunteers in the charitable organization The Starkey Hearing Foundation rely on. The attention to sound in the large, curvaceous 95-foot by 95-foot auditorium ensures that the critical process of education on the proper fitting of hearing aids is carried out accurately.
"When we specify and install gear, we're always thinking about the long-term reliability of the systems," said Wogsland. "Starkey Labs uses everything in this facility six days a week, practically non-stop. The Lectrosonics mics don't miss a beat."