To facilitate discussions in front of colleagues sitting around a conference table, microphone systems are a must. They not only amplify the voices of discussion participants, but also allow moderators to control the flow of the conversation with a chairman mic.
Table microphone systems also come with a host of additional features that allow for voting and simultaneous interpreting. Some systems will even expand for conferences and meetings of varying sizes, or for meetings being held in front of an audience.
But how do you decide which microphone system is the right one for you?
To help you identify your ideal, here’s a brief summary of the features offered by 3 table microphone systems that will electrify your conference.
1. A table microphone system with a built-in amplifier gets your voice heard.
Will your conference be a simple panel discussion or meeting in a single language?
If so, you may be well-served by a conference microphone system with “push-to-talk” microphones that allow participants to join a discussion with the push of a button.
Push-button control keeps speakers from talking over each other, and preserves the flow of the dialogue. Their voices are boosted through individual speakers on the microphones, or in the case of events with audiences, through a PA system.
For events with Q&A sessions, choose a system with a wireless handheld microphone to make sure that everyone can hear questions from the audience.
2. Multi-channel microphone systems support multilingual discussions and large groups.
Don’t let more participants or more languages bloom into more problems. For large conferences with international participants, your microphone system must increase in complexity.
Sophisticated conference microphone systems include microphones with programmable control units that allow you to add dozens (if not hundreds) of additional mics — more than enough for most conferences.
Multi-channel microphone systems feature additional channels that allow a simultaneous interpreter to provide play-by-play translations of the proceedings to participants in their own languages via headphones — eliminating any potential communication barriers.
3. Voting microphone systems allow feedback on important issues.
For meetings or discussions where you wish to tally votes on issues that emerge, voting microphones are an ideal (and discrete) choice.
As motions arise, participants can vote up or down with a single button that tallies votes quickly and quietly. Efficient voting prevents confusion and allows conferences to flow quickly, keeping the discussion on track.
Table microphone systems offer a range of features for your conference.
Amplification, interpreting, and voting are just three of the features offered by modern conference table microphone systems.
Consider our wide selection of robust conference microphone systems that can handle hundreds (or even thousands) of delegate microphones, dozens of interpreting channels, as well as features to support multimedia presentations.
What microphone system sits on your conference table? Let us know in the comments!