Saxion University of Applied Sciences upgrades its audio with Shure ULX-D

Saxion University of Applied Sciences upgrades its audio with Shure ULX-D

Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, currently with over 26,000 students and 2,200 staff members. Because of their rapid expansion in the last 5 years they needed to equip new buildings and new classrooms with audio equipment.

 

Edwin Noordink, Policy Advisor Saxion

Besides good audio quality, reliability really was our biggest requirement. Failing equipment is unacceptable for our professors, the products in use are bound to a simple plug & play principle.

Client Needs

Client Needs

The old material being used was facing difficulties due to the recent frequency changes. With the rollout of 4G mobile broadband, problems started to occur.

They wanted to have uniformity across all three cities and in all buildings. Essential for teachers changing location, the equipment needed to be easy to operate. The audio quality needed to be outstanding and because of the many classrooms next to each other, systems needed to handle a high count of operating and compatible systems.

Another well-known issue with wireless systems are the batteries, if this could somehow be tackled with a new system it would be a big plus.

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Solution

Solution

As a solution to these requirements, PTH Groep proposed Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless System. This system is well known for its outstanding performance and reliability in the most extreme demanding installed situation. This system can handle a high count of operational systems in a relatively small spectrum.

Another advantage is the rechargeable Li-ion batteries. One rechargeable battery from Shure is the equivalent of 2,500 conventional alkaline AA batteries. Besides being friendly for the environment this is also a huge benefit for budgets. And when it comes to operating times, the rechargeable batteries also have an advantage over conventional batteries, with times lasting up to 16 hours which is almost twice as long.

Results

Results

Recharging of the batteries takes place in the SBC200 docking chargers, and multiple chargers are linked to form a charging station. Batteries can be charged in or outside the transmitter, meaning that the whole handheld microphone could be placed in the station or the batteries could be placed separately. The system allows accurate monitoring of the current battery status and its overall performance in the battery lifespan.

All transmitters are labelled for their corresponding classrooms and are stored centrally, allowing for easy and efficient charging and dispatching. Everybody can use the wireless systems with confidence, which is an important issue for both the service team and the professors. Edwin Noordink, Policy Advisor Saxion, explains “Besides good audio quality, reliability really was our biggest requirement. Failing equipment is unacceptable for our professors, the products in use are bound to a simple plug & play principle”.

The various rooms that are equipped with Shure ULX-D are:

  • College rooms
  • Theater rooms
  • Central hall

In addition, mobile sets are available which can be used flexibly whenever the situation requires extra wireless channels.

Product maintenance is performed by PTH Groep, onsite handling is done by the technical team from Saxion. 

 

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