FAQ

This page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our solutions. Click on the category and questions below to reveal the answer. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.

  • What are the benefits of using conference microphones versus other types of microphones?

    Among their many benefits, the most important is that conference microphones increase the quality of the audio in your meeting room, and at the far site of your teleconference call.  Digital conference microphone systems allow for large numbers of microphones to be managed (up to 4,000 in one system) and installed easily minimizing the amount of cabling required.  Conference microphones also allow for additional built in functionality like the ability to cast a vote, or plug in a headphone to hear language interpretation.

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    What are the benefits of the built-in loudspeaker on the conference microphone?

    The built-in loudspeaker on each microphone creates a low level distributed sound system that provides a local sound field – which allows you to reduce the output of the overhead PA, resulting in better performance (gain before feedback) from the microphones.  They also serve as an unobtrusive assistive listening system!

    Do you have any alternatives to gooseneck microphones?

    Ah – the age old battle between aesthetics and functionality. The answer is yes we do. Depending on your application, we have boundary microphones, and microphone array units that are lower profile than our gooseneck solution. Having said that, we are still firm believers that the closer you get the microphone to the person speaking, the better quality your audio will be.

    Is there a setting allowing all mics to be active at one time?

    In a TAIDEN Conference System, the method for increasing intelligibility on the audio signal is to limit the number of open microphones. Because of this premise, conference systems do not have an “all open” mode. However, TAIDEN offers different operating modes and we recommend using the “Override” mode when in need of an “all on” option. Override means that the user will only have to press the “mic on” button to activate the microphone and if the number of open mics is at the limit, the system will simply deactivate the mic that has been on the longest. That way, the user will always be able to use the microphone whenever he wishes to speak and be heard clearly.
  • Do you provide training online and/or onsite?

    Media Vision offers both online and onsite training from our Technology Department; to learn more or schedule a session please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • How many microphones can I connect to one main unit?

    Each of the TAIDEN delegate microphones draws power from the Main Unit (except our TAIDEN Digital Infrared Wireless Conference System microphones, those are battery operated) and they differ by the types of features offered. For an exact count by model number, please consult the TAIDEN manual or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help.

    How many line inputs are available on your systems?

    Each of the TAIDEN Main Units has at least 1 Line Input and depending on the model number there could be two. To learn more about the TAIDEN system components and integration options, contact our Technology Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 415-391-9090.

    Can I combine multiple systems for multi-room configurations?

    TAIDEN Conference Systems can be linked together in multiple ways. For the wired systems, there are two categories for system combination: Combination with Booth Borrowing (Language Interpretation) and Combination without Booth Borrowing.

    Each of these categories allows for full system combination for up to 24 systems across a fiberoptic backbone. The TAIDEN wireless systems can also be combined, but use a specific hardware matrix to route the signal path of the TAIDEN Digital IR Transceivers to the appropriate TAIDEN Main Unit.
  • How many infrared transceivers are needed to cover a conference room?

    This is a very important question and involves many variables; one must take into account the room characteristics such as ceiling height, room materials (what are the walls made out of, what color are they, etc) and even the shape of the room.

    One must also consider where the participants will be seating and how closely they will be sitting. Once this information is known we can compare it to the distribution of the TAIDEN IR Transceiver, which at a height of 8 – 16ft covers 30ft in diameter
  • What is a paperless multimedia conferencing system?

    What happens when you add a video touch screen to a conference microphone? You get the capability to capture and display video, as well as pull down documents from your server, view them, edit them, and share them with your colleagues – as opposed to printing them out!

    TAIDEN is the originator of this technology and now offers a 60fps webcam, and capacitive touch video screen. Video can be forcibly displayed to all monitors, or you can choose from up to 10 live streamed sources individually at each unit.
  • What are the benefits of using conference microphones for video teleconferencing?

    The primary benefit is the increased quality of audio both in the meeting room and at the far site. Secondarily, these microphones have the ability to steer automated pan/tilt/zoom cameras to report directly to whichever microphone has been activated.

    Alternately, we have models that include an onboard webcam that activates when the microphone turns on. Lots of choices to enhance your video teleconference experience.

Media Vision
Media Vision is a leading provider of professional wired and wireless conferencing solutions for multipurpose meeting rooms, VTC boardrooms, training centers, council chambers and auditoriums.

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