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CASE STUDY sometimes offsite as HWU has lectures from professors who are outside of the UAE .
The solution
A combination of SpeechLine Digital Wireless gooseneck , lavalier and handheld microphones were installed over two collaborative lecture theatres and in the town hall . In addition , the wired MEG 14-40 gooseneck microphones were installed in all teaching spaces where they work robustly and provide great speech intelligibility .
A decisive criterion for choosing SpeechLine Digital Wireless was familiarity with the brand and satisfaction with the products . HWU ’ s campus in UK had already installed Sennheiser products . As the IT team was very happy with the installation of SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphones on their campus , they recommended the same for the Dubai campus .
“ Each classroom has a mic which is always on . It is sensitive but also smart , so we have no unwanted sounds . The system has performed well beyond our expectations . We know it can be extended to add more devices . The ‘ plug and play ’ characteristic appeals to professors who don ’ t need to be techsavvy to communicate effectively . It has simplified our work incredibly ,” said Anas Abu-Ghoush , Head of Information Services , Heriot-Watt University Dubai .
Heriot-Watt University Dubai worked with Sennheiser to select microphones for the larger classrooms and flexible meeting spaces . Digital enablement solutions provider AVI-SPL was responsible for the hardware design and system integration across the university .
AVI-SPL is a digital enablement solutions provider that designs , integrates , manages , and supports on-site and cloud-based communications and collaboration technologies for organisations around the globe . The solutions provider has been innovating the way work gets done and unlocking new business value since 1979 . Today , the company is even more proud of what each of these solutions represents to its customers : modernised experiences that accelerate results and create flexibility in support of hybrid work .
Optimal speech intelligibility and perfect IT integration
Heriot-Watt University Dubai chose the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphones because they are very simple for the faculty to operate and offer excellent speech intelligibility , which is crucial in an education environment . A combination of gooseneck , lavalier , and handheld microphones as well as four units of the SL Multi-Channel Receiver was installed across two collaborative lecture theatres and in the town hall . Once networked , the microphones can be remotely monitored and controlled with the Sennheiser Control Cockpit software . This is ideal for the IT and audio visual ( AV ) manager operating such a large AV and IT solution across the campus as it gives an overview of the entire system and clear alerts on status information for the audio , radio frequency and battery settings .
A key feature of SpeechLine Digital Wireless is that faculty can simply pick up the microphones from their chargers , turn them on and use them immediately . The radio frequency management is done automatically by the system , and there are no audio controls to manage in case of different usage styles as this is also managed automatically by the system .
Abu-Ghoush said : “ Each classroom has a mic which is always on . It is sensitive but also smart , so we have no unwanted sounds . The system has performed well beyond our expectations . It has simplified our work incredibly . We are happy with the investment we made for this reason . The system supports the most common IT standards and integrates smoothly into our IT infrastructure .”
SpeechLine Digital Wireless
SpeechLine Digital Wireless is a digital wireless microphone system for speech and lecture . It is designed and optimised for university and corporate use . Thanks to its broad product portfolio , the system is particularly versatile and can be adapted to the requirements of individual applications . The goal is to

HWU ’ S CAMPUS IN UK HAD ALREADY INSTALLED

SENNHEISER PRODUCTS . AS THE IT TEAM WAS

VERY HAPPY WITH THE INSTALLATION OF

SPEECHLINE DIGITAL WIRELESS MICROPHONES ON THEIR CAMPUS , THEY

RECOMMENDED THE SAME FOR THE DUBAI CAMPUS .

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