Lightspeed Wins a T.H.E. Journal 2021 New Product Award

TUALATIN, ORE. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 09, 2021– Lightspeed, a leading provider of powerful instructional audio solutions, announces the company’s Topcat instructional audio system wins a T.H.E. Journal 2021 New Product Award, winning platinum in the “Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement” category.

T.H.E. Journal’s  2021 New Product Awards honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be noteworthy in the transformation of education technology. Launched in 2020, the awards program recognizes leading product and services providers—like Lightspeed—in education. The 2021 awards program drew an impressive number of submissions.

Lightspeed’s Topcat, an all-in-one ceiling-mounted instructional audio system, produces an even distribution of sound throughout classrooms, ensuring students hear their teachers’ natural voices. The wireless audio integration makes installation simple and cost-effective for both new construction and existing classrooms. Plus, the Topcat now connects with life-safety systems ensuring building-wide communications are never missed.…Read More

Nureva XT Classroom Solutions Extend In-room Experience to Remote Students

Calgary, Alberta — September 15, 2021 — Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces Nureva® XT classroom solutions, a unique and highly integrated combination of audio, video, device management and product services designed specifically for educators who want the flexibility to extend the in-classroom experience to remote students. Easily combined with existing classroom technology products (such as projectors and displays), the solutions enable live participation of remote students, while also supporting full-classroom audio pickup – all via a single USB connection to the instructor’s computer. There are four Nureva XT solutions for standard-sized and large classrooms. Each combines a Nureva audio system (HDL300 for standard, Dual HDL300 for large) with the new Nureva CV30 classroom camera kit and a three- or five-year subscription to Nureva Pro, which includes advanced device management features in Nureva Console, 24/7 technical support, extended product warranty and advance replacement. Refer to the additional product details section below for more information on each solution component.

Nureva XT solutions support a variety of in-room and remote classroom scenarios and use cases, such as hybrid and HyFlex learning, and remote participation of guest speakers or students. They can be deployed and managed by a small IT team and are focused on ease of use and simplicity for instructors as they move from room to room – with a quick start-up experience and no lost class time. Each solution delivers a unique combination of full-room microphone pickup, in-room voice amplification, playback of audio content and front-of-room video coverage with auto tracking, camera presets and digital pan/tilt/zoom, allowing teachers to move around freely. Unlike complex, one-off solutions that are often not purpose-built for classrooms, have limited functionality, and require time consuming installation and maintenance, Nureva XT solutions bring together all this capability in an affordable package that is easy to install, set up, manage and scale. The solutions also overcome the limitations associated with webcams and all-in-one systems that were designed for small meeting spaces and have insufficient microphone pickup range for classroom environments. Each Nureva XT component has been thoughtfully designed and rigorously tested to work as an integrated classroom solution that is flexible, adaptive, future proofed and responsive to evolving needs. Using breakthrough Microphone™ Mist technology, Nureva’s unique approach to audio conferencing provides the flexibility to support multiple classroom layouts (including on-the-fly changes), various teaching approaches and learning styles, along with changing health and safety guidelines. In-room students can spread out, face any direction and move around the space as they talk. The first microphone and speaker bar to be certified for large Microsoft® Teams Rooms, the HDL300 system’s patented continuous autocalibration automatically adjusts to changes to in-room configurations, reducing the need for IT staff or technicians to visit learning spaces. In addition to Microsoft Teams, Nureva solutions integrate with other leading UC&C platforms like Zoom, Cisco Webex®, Lifesize® and many others to give students an exceptional remote learning experience.

“Today’s classrooms require the flexibility to support a wide variety of scenarios that involve the need for people outside the classroom to participate in learning sessions, whether they be guest speakers participating remotely or students joining the class from home, other classrooms or elsewhere,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “We are excited to announce a full-featured classroom solution that is future proofed and offers the simplicity, flexibility and reliability that have become so critical in today’s education environments.”…Read More

Carousel Digital Signage Transforms Information Workflow at Mount Desert Island High School

MINNEAPOLIS, August 31, 2021 – Carousel Digital Signage continues to build its K-12 education customer base with a Carousel Cloud deployment at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Carousel Cloud network reliably delivers digital signage content to 63 displays, covering all classrooms and several common areas.

The installation marks a first for Mount Desert High School, which relied exclusively on e-mail and public address audio to keep staff and students informed. This became increasingly challenging at the start of the 2020-21 school year as in-person classes resumed following a period of pure remote learning due to COVID-19-related lockdowns. With staff and student safety a priority, the number of announcements quickly increased; classes were often interrupted for updates on social distancing and release schedules.

The shift to digital signage in early 2021 now provides everyone inside the school with immediate access to information that often changes quickly, while also fostering a stronger sense of community and school spirit.…Read More

Nureva joins the Logitech Collaboration Program

Calgary, Alberta — June 29, 2021 — Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program to bring clear, reliable audio performance to large spaces in combination with Logitech conferencing products. Through the program, Nureva’s HDL300 audio conferencing systems are combined with the Logitech Rally Camera, Logitech Tap meeting room touch controller and the new Logitech RoomMate meeting room appliance (available this summer). Together, the products offer customers an exceptional conferencing experience with audio performance that is optimized for large meeting and learning environments.

The first microphone and speaker bar to be certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Nureva® audio systems use patented Microphone Mist™ technology to fill a space with thousands of virtual microphones to provide full-room coverage so remote users hear every word. Simple, DIY installation and cloud-based device management make the systems easy to deploy and maintain. The Logitech Collaboration Program enables industry-leading technology companies to integrate and optimize their products with Logitech products to create conferencing solutions that are easy to use and deploy. The combination of Nureva audio and Logitech products make it easy for teams to instantly collaborate in a hybrid environment where in-room participants are clearly heard – no matter how they’re distanced. Using its breakthrough Microphone Mist technology, Nureva’s unique approach to audio conferencing easily accommodates physical distancing requirements, so that in-room participants can spread out, face any direction and move around the space as they talk. The system’s patented continuous autocalibration automatically adjusts to changes in room configurations, reducing the need for IT staff or technicians to visit meeting spaces.

“We are thrilled to join the Logitech Collaboration Program and offer a unique solution to address the audio requirements of large meeting and learning spaces,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “As both companies’ products are certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, the combination of Nureva and Logitech makes it easy for customers to enjoy the quality, hassle-free conferencing experience they demand.”…Read More

Aver Launches Advanced 4K AI All-In-One Distance Learning Collaboration Solution

FREMONT, CA – June 28, 2021AVer Information Inc., the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the innovative VB130 All-In-One Distance Learning Collaboration Solution.  Designed for the evolving K-12 distance learning classroom, the VB130 combines 4K video and selectable 120o or 90o Field of View with clear bult-in audio to give remote students a true in-class experience, while allowing in-class students and their teacher to hear audio from classmates at home.

The VB130 video bar features advanced AI technology combining SmartFrame technology with voice tracking to keep the teacher in camera view while reducing background noise so remote learners do not lose site of their teacher. The 4X zoom focuses on the teacher as he or she moves about the classroom, while USB connectivity allows it to seamlessly integrate with all distance learning platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and others.

The built-in soundbar provides clear audio for the class while remote learners are participating, while the built-in microphone captures teacher and in-class audio for remote students to clearly hear. Its compact size at under 14 inches wide makes the VB130 extremely portable, easily moving it from class to class, or even brought home if the situation calls for it.…Read More

Nureva adds Voice Amplification Mode to audio systems for K–12 classrooms

Calgary, Alberta — June 22, 2021 — Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, has added Voice Amplification Mode to its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. With this addition, which is currently available in public beta, the HDL300 systems solve the difficult audio problem of supporting in-room amplification of the teacher’s voice, while simultaneously providing full-room pickup of student voices so that everyone can be heard by remote students. The addition of voice amplification is made possible by Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist™ technology and makes the HDL300 systems the only multifunction classroom audio solution that easily and reliably covers all in-class and remote scenarios.

The public beta for Voice Amplification Mode is available to all HDL300 and Dual HDL300 customers through Nureva Console. Customers can access this no-charge feature by updating their firmware and selecting enable voice amplification in Nureva Console Cloud. Once enabled, teachers use their personal wireless headset microphone to amplify their voice through the HDL300 speakers so that students in the classroom can clearly hear. At the same time, the teacher’s voice is picked up for remote students via their UC&C client, like Microsoft® Teams, for which the HDL300 system is certified. Voice Amplification Mode is designed to work in typical classrooms using the HDL300 system. For larger spaces, the feature can be enabled on a Dual HDL300 system, which amplifies the teacher’s voice through both microphone and speaker bars in rooms up to 30′ x 50′ (9.1 x 15.2 m). There is a clear need for a multifunction solution that can deliver a combination of full-room microphone pickup and in-room voice amplification. Unlike other classroom audio products, Nureva delivers all of this in a single system that is installed in under an hour without any special technical expertise, automatically adjusts to changes in room configurations and is easily managed from anywhere using Nureva Console. 

“Teacher voice amplification is required in many classroom scenarios, but in today’s modern classrooms, it needs to be flexible enough to involve remote students,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The addition of this feature to Nureva audio systems will give educators the multifunction solution they’ve been looking for.”…Read More

Yamaha UC Partners With HuddleCamHD to Enable Clear Collaboration in Classrooms

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 10, 2021Yamaha Unified Communications is teaming up with HuddleCamHD to further enhance Yamaha’s portfolio of scalable, high-quality collaboration solutions with easy-to-deploy audio and video product bundles perfectly suited for meeting and learning spaces. Adapted for today’s evolving video conferencing and hybrid learning requirements, the bundles are designed to fit a variety of small, medium, and large meeting and teaching environments and budgets, incorporating Yamaha’s portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth® speakerphone, YVC-1000 USB & Bluetooth conference phone, or Yamaha’s HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone systems.

“Great meetings and learning sessions are a result of best-in-class audio and video solutions that enable clear, distraction-free conversation,” said Michelle Baeza, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yamaha Unified Communications. “By partnering with HuddleCamHD, we are providing our customers with more interoperable options that are easy to deploy and incredibly simple to use to ensure flawless collaboration in any room.”

Yamaha’s rich history delivering audio hardware and HuddleCamHD’s innovations in video conferencing will provide customers with scalable solutions for video conferencing, hybrid learning, and other communications from the home, office, or event space. For small rooms, the portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth speakerphone with SoundCap ensures the best-quality audio, no matter where a meeting happens. The YVC-1000 conference phone is an intuitive communications system featuring separate microphone and speaker units for flexibility during audio, web, and video conferencing in medium to large spaces. For large rooms such as boardrooms, lecture halls, or auditoriums, the HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone system features a portable plug-and-play design with simple setup and produces superior HD sound quality. …Read More

Teachermade Launches Upgraded Pro Version Of Its Popular Interactive Worksheet Software

TeacherMade, the app for making free interactive worksheets, has launched TeacherMade PRO, a premium edition with powerful capabilities for interactive digital learning. 

June 1, 2021

Amelia Island, FL — TeacherMade, the Teacher’s app for making online interactive worksheets, has added a premium edition to its popular free digital worksheet software today. The new service is called ‘TeacherMade PRO.TeacherMade PRO includes dozens of powerful upgrades, including time-saving features for Teachers, integrations with popular learning management systems, and tools for multimedia enhancement of PDFs, such as video, audio, and hyperlinks. Teachers, Schools, and School Districts can now purchase TeacherMade PRO with either a credit card or purchase order.…Read More

Atlona and Lightspeed Partner to Elevate AV Capabilities for K-12 School Districts

Atlona, a Panduit company, has partnered with Lightspeed to promote professional classroom AV solutions for K-12 applications. The partnership will allow both companies to design integrated solutions that address the unique challenges of hybrid learning environments, while strengthening audio and video capabilities for educators inside classrooms and throughout school buildings.

Atlona and Lightspeed are both leading suppliers of classroom AV technology. The Omega™ Series from Atlona is a family of switching, extension, and video processing solutions with features and technologies specifically designed for today’s educational spaces. Lightspeed instructional audio systems engage the whole classroom, ensuring every student can clearly hear through low-volume, highly intelligible sound that is evenly distributed through the classroom.

The partnership will expose both firm’s customers to a range of solutions that span across all school budgets, from standard set-ups to more advanced classrooms with video conferencing capabilities. Regardless of scale, the partnership will bring together independent Atlona and Lightspeed products to serve a common purpose. This will provide integrators and IT departments with affordable and flexible options for streamlined educational AV systems.…Read More

Nureva receives Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. The prestigious award recognizes Nureva’s Microphone Mist technology as a high value innovation in audio conferencing. Nureva’s advanced audio systems leverage the technology to provide consistent full-room microphone pickup, continuous autocalibration and intelligent sound targeting to eliminate unwanted sounds, like HVAC, making them an ideal match for today’s hybrid meeting and learning spaces. The product line includes the  HDL200 for small rooms,  HDL300 for mid-size rooms and  Dual HDL300 for large rooms, featuring easy DIY installation.

The Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award is part of Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards that recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets that have accomplished an innovative or disruptive breakthrough in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research.

“Our rigorous selection process highlighted the extent of Nureva’s technology leadership, and we are thrilled to honor the company with this award,” said Roopam Jain, senior director ICT, Frost & Sullivan. “We see Nureva as a forward-thinking company that has the potential to disrupt the meeting-room audio experience with products powered by its Microphone Mist technology.”…Read More