Huntington Beach School Board Taps Shure for Meeting Audio

Discreet ceiling tile mic runs sound for board members occupying a Huntington Beach City Elementary School
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Shown is the Shure Touchscreen Controller (next to the computer) and the installed Microflex Advance Ceiling Array Microphone (in the ceiling above).

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA–A Shure Microflex Advance Ceiling Array Microphone is discreetly supporting the sound needs for board meetings and educational gatherings held in an auxiliary room inside of S.A. Moffett Elementary School, located in Huntington Beach, California.

Ross Ricks of the Huntington Beach, CA-based systems integrator, Surf City Sound, was asked to find an audio solution that was suitable for city council meeting settings and something that was aesthetically pleasing.

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Ricks liked the idea that the Microflex has an inconspicuous look as a ceiling tile microphone and its versatility due to its customizable pickup pattern function via a web interface.

It was decided that in addition to the Microflex, other Shure solutions to make the room fully functional would be installed. This came in the form of a touchscreen controller so users can mute or adjust mic levels and Shure SLX24/BETA58 handheld wireless microphones.

The Microflex’s proprietary Steerable Coverage technology was a big selling point, according to Ricks, who ended up configuring specific templates for whatever seating position is in place.

“In terms of setup and installation, the software configurations made the implementation of the system very straightforward,” said Ricks. “The simplicity of the touchscreen design and appearance allowed for ease-of-use and outstanding overall performance.”

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