The new products include a component-based system, a link to add wireless microphones to existing classroom audio, and a two-way communication solution for small-group instruction
(PORTLAND, Oregon) January 19, 2016 — As a returning sponsor at Bett Show 2016, Lightspeed Technologies is proud to introduce a new line of classroom audio solutions featuring Access Technology, designed for the full-access, collaborative classroom. This groundbreaking audio platform ensures clear, dynamic communication among teachers and students, with easy connectivity to multimedia throughout the primary and secondary classrooms.
Distance, background noise, and cases of undetected mild hearing loss among students can combine to mask the intelligibility of the teacher’s voice. As classrooms adopt small-group learning, multiple conversations and activities happen in different places, all at once. Lightspeed’s three new classroom audio solutions conquer distance and noise, deliver speech clarity to the whole class, and provide two-way communications between teachers and students.
The 955 Access component-based system has all the features necessary for whole-room instruction, while delivering clarity and even distribution of sound of all audio, including multimedia. It is flexible enough for any room size.
Access Link lets teachers add wireless microphones to virtually any amplifier and speaker system. Powered by Lightspeed’s Access Technology, Access Link works in any classroom configuration and at long distances. Just as importantly, it operates on a bandwidth that virtually eliminates interference with other technology.
Lightspeed’s innovative Flexcat is a two-way audio communication system designed for small-group instruction. It consists of a wireless microphone and earpiece for the teacher and multiple two-way audio pods equipped with a microphone and a speaker for each small student group. Teachers can address and listen to each group individually, allowing them to monitor small groups, redirect off-task behavior, and encourage collaboration. Teachers can now take charge of managing the system with a new app available for iOS.
“As new instructional methods change the ways teachers and students use the classroom, Access Technology audio systems have the flexibility to interact with the entire class, small groups, individuals, and even students in the hallway,” said David Solomon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Learning Technologies. “Schools can start with whole-group instruction using Topcat or Redcat Access systems, and then easily add the Flexcat group-learning pods in the same classroom. Wireless multimedia integration enhances other instructional technologies without costly installation. It all works seamlessly, with no impact to a school’s wireless network.”
At Bett Show from January 21–24, 2016, Lightspeed Technologies will offer live demonstrations and consultations with our classroom communications solutions team. Visit us at Excel London Stand E379.
About Lightspeed Technologies
Established in 1990, Lightspeed Technologies is the trusted provider in classroom audio solutions. Our passion is to improve the listening and learning environment for every child. We believe strengthening the connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning.
Lightspeed classroom audio systems allow teachers to speak in normal conversational tones while being assured that every child has an equal opportunity to hear all of the instruction. The no-installation Redcat provides clear, low-volume, highly intelligible sound that is evenly distributed throughout the classroom so every child hears every word. The company’s audio system for small group instruction, Redcat, gives teachers the ability to gain insights into small group interactions and learning. The Topcat has become the premier solution for new construction and renovations due to its ease of installation, wireless connectivity, and remarkable audio quality. For more information about Lightspeed classroom audio products, visit Lightspeed-tek.com.
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