Shure Stem Ecosystem: Customizable Audio for Effortless Collaboration
Posted by SoundPro Staff on Dec 22nd 2021
The Stem Ecosystem
delivers excellent collaboration and conferencing – with customization options,
and freedom to mix-and-match.
We’ve all seen the huge increase in the use of conferencing and collaboration technology over the past two years. While AV collaboration tools had been growing in use for years, 2020/21 fast-tracked the trend and ushered in even more challenges.
What did the fast pivot to remote collaboration – combined with new lessons learned from today’s heavy AV users – teach us about choosing the right collaboration tools? A key lesson we’ve learned at SoundPro is that creating true collaboration ecosystems can quickly and efficiently take the pain points out of remote communication.
Beyond the videoconferencing platforms – Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, BlueJeans, WebEx, etc. – good collaboration is impossible without great audio. A combination of carefully curated table or ceiling microphones, loudspeakers, room/system controllers, and PC/Hubs are just as important for productive collaboration.
But too often, when people cobble together what they may have laying around, that creates new challenges, particularly compatibility and software/support issues. We see a growing number of our customers solving that challenge by using Shure’s Stem Ecosystem.
With Stem, you have the best of all worlds: cost savings combined with the freedom to mix and match, creating custom solutions for specific needs. Shure’s Stem solutions include ceiling, table, and wall speakers to meet the challenges of any room. And Stem not only provides you with the freedom to customize your rooms but also Shure’s no-programming approach, saving time and money. Stem supports collaboration needs for organizations of all sizes – from scrappy start-ups to large multi-conference room corporations and everything in between.
The Stem Ecosystem provides the ability for an end user to deploy multiple devices to a room with little to no programming knowledge needed. With automatic room adaptation, device location assignments, and easy room combining, an end user or contractor can save hours of programming, tuning, and training. It has all the pieces needed to ensure the room has sufficient microphone and speaker coverage anywhere, from a small room for one-on-one meetings to a large room boasting a 16-seat conference table.
Shure’s Stem Ecosystem?
Stem Speaker's innovative design gives you the option to mount the device on the ceiling, wall, or table for ultimate flexibility. With its powerful driver and built-in technology, Stem Speaker delivers an exceptional sound experience in any meeting room. As an Ecosystem device, you can mix and match devices until your room is customized to meet your needs.
The Stem Table, optimized for tabletops and flat surfaces, is a high-quality conferencing speakerphone that turns any environment into a professional conference room. Equipped with nine microphones that perform real beamforming plus an innovative downward-facing speaker for amplified performance, Table takes the quality of your meetings to the next level.
Stem Wall optimized for tabletops and flat surfaces, is a high-quality conferencing speakerphone that turns any environment into a professional conference room. Equipped with nine microphones that perform real beamforming plus an innovative downward-facing speaker for amplified performance, Table takes the quality of your meetings to the next level.
Stem Ceiling is a 100-microphone ceiling array that comes with two mounting options (low profile or chandelier mode) and three-beam options for exceptional coverage in any meeting room.
Stem Control is a dedicated touch controller that connects to your network with a single Ethernet connection. Control allows you to access the Stem Ecosystem platform to remotely manage the Stem devices in your organization or can be used as an in-meeting controller with your favorite video conferencing platforms.
When you have more than one device in a room or you need more than just USB connectivity, Stem Hub becomes the brains of the operation. Hub enables multiple units in a room to communicate with each other and function as one ecosystem. With USB Type B, Ethernet, Dante (Hub only), VoIP and pluggable terminal blocks, Hub has all your bases covered.
The bottom line? It takes more than laptops, Zoom, and a speakerphone to achieve great conference room audio. It takes a customizable audio ecosystem – optimized for cost savings while achieving excellent results for collaboration. Shure’s Stem Ecosystem offers the ease, compatibility, and flexibility needed for conference rooms, huddle rooms, classrooms, and more.
For more information on the Stem Ecosystem, please contact your SoundPro account manager to discuss. Our entire team is Stem Audio Ecosystem-certified and can help curate the right solution for your space.