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Saville Gives Audiences a Voice

Saville Gives Audiences a Voice

UK and US – Conference and live event technical services provider Saville Audio Visual has announced an exclusive UK partnership with US technology specialist Crowd Mics. Designed to harness true audience engagement, Crowd Mics is the ultimate way to achieve interactive delegate question management and control.

Tim Holladay CEO and co-founder at Crowd Mics commented: "Since our launch we've had significant interest from the UK and have been looking for the perfect partner to drive this forward. Saville combines a vast technical know-how with a forward-looking and personable team. Perfect for Crowd Mics."

“Using a free downloadable app for both iOS and Android, participants are able to use their mobile device as a wireless microphone to ask questions at live events. Questions are facilitated via a moderators iPad with speakers selected at the touch of the screen,” explains Jim Young, head of digital events at Saville.

At the heart of the system is the dedicated Crowd Mics ATOM interface that bridges the audio between users’ mobile devices and the wireless network used to carry the signals. With ultra low latency and wide frequency response the end result is crisp, clear audio delivered efficiently.

“Most Q&A sessions involve handing round a wireless microphone that users are often uncomfortable with using and which also introduces delays and ruins the flow of the event,” continues Young. “Everyone knows how to use their phone and because the system allows for instant speaker switching there is no delay meaning the event can run smoothly, be more engaging and ultimately more productive.”

The system is perfectly designed for conferences, meetings, AGMs and lectures, indeed anywhere that requires an audience to have a voice. With text commenting plus live polling including results displayed on screen, the Crowd Mics system is the guaranteed way to boost audience interaction in a simple controlled way.

“We are extremely excited at being able to bring this latest BYOD event technology to clients as part of our extensive range of complete AV technical production solutions,” adds Young. “Crowd Mics is definitely the smarter way to ask questions!”

23rd March 2016

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