AE’s Classroom Audio Systems Make the Grade At Ron Clark Academy

Unique Academy Offers Best Practices and Tools for Innovative Learning Environment, Including Infrared Sound Systems.

Salt Lake City, UT (October 18, 2007) – He’s been named Disney’s Teacher of the Year, he’s written a best-selling book, he’s been on the Oprah Show and TNT made a television movie about him.  And his new school, scheduled to open this Fall, is equipped with advanced education enhancement systems from Audio Enhancement  because Ron Clark, the award-winning educator and founder of the Ron Clark Academy, understands how kids learn best.
“If you really want to level the playing field and provide the best learning environment for all students, then an Audio Enhancement system is a necessity for every classroom,” said Clark.  “We have had the opportunity and freedom to design the Ron Clark Academy in the best way that we, as teachers, know a school should be built.  Our team knew from the beginning that the technology that Audio Enhancement provides was a major requirement that would play a key role in the success of our students and our school.”

The state-of-the-art school, based in Atlanta, offers unique curriculum for 5th through 8th grade students from low income areas who have potential but are not succeeding for various reasons.  As part of the curriculum, students travel on international trips each year with the intent of visiting six of the seven continents by the time they reach the 8th grade.

The advanced audio systems from Audio Enhancement (AE) fit perfectly within the school’s innovative classrooms and teaching techniques.  Teachers wear a small infrared wireless microphone that transmits their voice(s) to a speaker system evenly distributed throughout the classroom, typically in the ceiling.  Using this device, teachers speak in a normal one-on-one voice, creating a comfortable listening and learning environment for each student.

The AE systems, powered by Panasonic’s world renowned audio technology, also employ handheld wireless microphones used by the students in the classroom to help them feel more comfortable and confident as they increase their participation in learning activities.

“As soon as the system was in place in all of our classrooms, we knew we made the right choice,” stated Clark. “Audio Enhancement offers a spectacular product and a gift to all teachers and students!” 

AE has recently introduced a series of enhanced Audio Learning Systems, all powered by Panasonic technology, including the Innovator Classroom Audio System, the Ultimate II Classroom Audio System and the Achiever Classroom Audio System.  All of the new AE Systems feature the RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphone System.  This innovative teardrop style pendant microphone features a revolutionary new patented remote control feature that allows the teacher to control the volume of the student microphone, his or her own microphone or the auxiliary input level to continuously keep all audio sources at optimal levels.

AE Introduces New Enhanced Learning Systems Powered By Panasonic

Proven Classroom Audio Systems Now Powered By Panasonic Technology To Raise Student Achievement and Teacher Satisfaction Salt Lake City, UT (February 6, 2007) – Audio Enhancement, the education industry’s leader in enhanced classroom learning systems, has introduced a new line of advanced educational tools powered by Panasonic’s world renowned audio technology. The new systems deliver a host of innovative features including a unique infrared teardrop style teacher microphone designed with an industry first infrared remote control. This feature is designed to further improve the effectiveness of Audio Enhancement’s classroom audio systems.

“It is a proven fact that students perform better when they are better able to hear their teachers,” said Jeff Anderson, President, Audio Enhancement. “Today’s students face more challenges and distractions than ever before. Noise levels within and around the school can impact their ability to hear and comprehend the teacher. Audio Enhancement was founded nearly 30 years ago to help students overcome some of these challenges by improving their ability to receive information. Today, we are pleased to be working with Panasonic to make our classroom learning solutions more efficient with new audio technologies.”

With Audio Enhancement’s classroom systems, teachers wear a small infrared wireless microphone that transmits their voice(s) to a speaker system evenly distributed throughout the classroom, typically in the ceiling. This allows the teacher(s) to speak in a normal one-on-one voice, creating a comfortable listening and learning environment for each individual student. This proven teaching technique also helps to improve student behavior and on-task performance.

The systems also employ handheld wireless microphones used by the students in the classroom, helping them feel more comfortable and confident as they increase their participation in learning activities. For many students, increased participation leads directly to stronger reinforcement of the subject matter being taught and ultimately to better retention of information. When students realize they are learning, their own confidence improves in addition to their academic achievement and their grades.

The new Audio Enhancement classroom audio systems feature up to four simultaneous infrared wireless microphones, multi-media mute control while a teacher is talking or during PA announcements, and control of all audio sources through one intelligent friendly PC user interface.

All of the new Audio Enhancement systems feature the RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphone System. This innovative teardrop style pendant microphone features a revolutionary new patented remote control feature that allows the teacher to control the volume of the student microphone, his or her own microphone or the auxiliary input level to continuously keep all audio sources at optimal levels.

Audio Enhancement’s new Classroom Audio Systems include:
The Innovator CAE-100W Classroom Audio System includes a four-channel receiver with 100 watts total output power, a RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphone System,  four ceiling speakers, dome sensor, cable and charger. The system simultaneously accommodates four RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphones and features multi-media mute control, Advanced PA interface, control of all audio sources through one intelligent friendly PC user interface, 8 speaker outputs, and 4 stereo auxiliary inputs. 

The Ultimate II CAE-50W Classroom Audio System a dual channel receiver with 50 watts total output power, a RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphone System, handheld student microphone/transmitter, four ceiling speakers, dome sensor, cable and charger. The system accommodates up to two RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphones simultaneously and features multi-media mute control, a patented remote control feature, eight speaker outputs, and four stereo auxiliary inputs. 

The Achiever CAE-30W Classroom Audio System a dual channel receiver with 30 watts total output power, a RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphone System, 4 ceiling speakers, dome sensor, cable and charger. Up to two RC-07 Infrared Wireless Microphones can be used simultaneously. Additional features include a patented remote control feature, 4 speaker outputs, and 4 auxiliary inputs.