...or attendee from any location in the room can begin speaking and be heard by the streaming audience, thus eliminating the need for individual microphones. This advanced audio is also helpful when those from the in-person audience speak or ask questions, allowing virtual attendees to hear every word.
“There is one other key element to this training environment that is really special,” adds Kuntz. “We now have 4K wireless cameras with wireless microphones available allowing us to go on location, say from classroom to spray booth, further enhancing the experience for those live streaming the course or training.”
The whole operation is orchestrated at a production station in the back of the room – much like the production of a television show. Each individual meeting or instructional session will have a production script specifying exactly how digital assets will be used. The production script is then uploaded to live stream production software, allowing AkzoNobel to seamlessly integrate video streams, video clips, still photos and presentations. Microphones are all connected to a hub and controlled from the production station by a common amplifier.
“Kudos to Michael and the entire team responsible for so quickly making this new training center a reality to better serve our customers right now and well into the future,” concludes Helmut Piotrasch, sales excellence and commercial operations manager – AkzoNobel Automotive & Specialty Coatings - Americas.