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Juno Connect Brings Voice Activated Control to Classroom AV Systems

This low-install solution integrates PA and intercom systems with classroom audio and AV management.

Chrissy Winske

FrontRow has released a new version of its Juno classroom sound line, Juno Connect, a low-install solution that integrates a PA and intercom system with classroom audio and AV management.

A new network module routes paging and intercom communication through Juno tower, making it more intelligible. It also allows teachers to use voice commands to control projectors and other devices, record and post screen capture videos and initiate and answer intercom calls without a using a computer. 

FrontRow’s product development and engineering teams developed Juno Connect not only to boost efficiency in the school, but also to complete a unification of the company’s major communication technologies. In a single tool, it offers all the student achievement benefits of FrontRow’s other classroom sound systems, plus the advantages of automated lesson capture pioneered last year with the Juno system.

With voice-activated control of a wide variety of devices, Juno Connect leverages the company’s ezRoom AV control technology. And when used together with FrontRow’s Conductor IP-based paging/intercom/bell platform, it allows totally hands-free two-way communication with the front office.

The Juno Connect package includes a teacher microphone, an audio tower with built-in networkable control module, and Teacher Edition software. The control module interfaces with any controllable device either through the school network or directly via RS-232. Custom actions — single or multiple/cascading — can be triggered for each of the nine standard voice commands (for example, turning on a projector and dimming lights simultaneously).

The Windows and Mac compatible software also allows voice-activated capture of screen activity, automatic titling of the video based on the teaching schedule, plus automatic posting. The network module serves as a streaming endpoint for the Conductor paging/intercom platform, eliminating the need for separate amplifiers, 70-volt speakers, and wiring. The suggested educational price of the FrontRow Juno Connect begins at $1,499.

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