Mapua Global Classroom

February 22, 2024

Mapua Global Classroom

Mapúa University: Three-Month Transformation into a Seamless Hybrid Learning Solution
The client

A premier university in the Philippines, ranked in the top 100 universities in Southeast Asia, is renowned for its commitment to excellence in education and its dedication to producing future leaders and innovators. Mapúa is recognized for its rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research, and a tradition of fostering creativity and critical thinking. Mapúa University’s mission is to empower students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to make a positive impact on society and meet the challenges of an ever-evolving world. Mapúa University continues to be a hub of learning and innovation, shaping the future of countless students and contributing to the growth and progress of the Philippines and beyond.


The challenge

Implement a seamless hybrid learning solution within a tight three-month timeline, including ideation, equipment shipping and installation.


The solution

The final choice fell on TeamConnect Ceiling 2, alongside LG screens, Q-SYS processors, PTZ cameras and Martin Audio ceiling speakers that work harmoniously together. Thanks to these cutting-edge technologies, the path to the hybrid learning experience was paved. In an alliance with Arizona State University (ASU) and 20 other universities worldwide, this collaboration has brought an innovative approach to education and knowledge sharing with approximately 150 students participating virtually and 40 students physically, offering a glimpse of the future of global education. 
"We wanted the best products & room for this project. We are glad to realize this with Definitive AV and Sennheiser. Special appreciation to Dr. Boni Doma Jr. for facilitating the collaboration between ASU & Mapúa on bringing cutting-edge technology into the global classrooms."

Sev Astilla, Facilities Officer, Mapúa University.
Mapúa University's embrace of Sennheiser technology not only propels them into the future of education but also sets an inspiring example of collaborative innovation in a rapidly changing educational landscape.


Why Mapúa University chose Sennheiser

A crucial role in the decision-making process was Mapúa University’s with Sennheiser, utilizing approximately 6 channels of EW G4 100 with 835 capsules and 2 channels of XSW 1 from Sennheiser's professional audio portfolio. Besides comfort and confidence with the brand, Mapúa University’s choice was reinforced by Sennheiser’s cutting-edge features. The automatic dynamic beamforming technology to ensure voices can be heard anywhere in the room, and the TruVoicelift algorithm to significantly increase speech amplification on site were particularly decisive factors in the collaboration with Sennheiser.

"The ceiling microphone has newer and more advanced technology, such as the dynamic beamforming and TruVoiceLift, which met our project requirements. The support rendered from Sennheiser's local partners in terms of product knowledge, installation process, and the warranty is fantastic"

– Alex Zeta, Definitive Audio Video Solutions Inc.


A Seamless Collaboration Despite Challenging Conditions

Definitive Audio Video Solutions Inc, the integrator for this project, played a crucial role in facilitating the partnership. Mapúa's department heads, including the head of facilities, alliances, and purchasing, worked closely with the integrator to bring the project to life. The collaboration was smooth, with the help of local support and the quick resolution of any product-related issues.

"Close monitoring, effective communication and strong facilities management helped the project progress smoothly."

– Sev Astilla, Facilities Officer, Mapúa University.


Despite the challenges, Mapúa University and Definitive AV worked collaboratively to manage facilities, ensuring the project's successful completion. 

The Tech Behind the Transformation

The transformation at Mapúa University involved the installation of 8 units of Sennheiser's TCC 2 in three branches of the university - 2 units in Makati, 3 in Laguna, and 3 in Davao. These units found their home in the campus's ASU Global Classrooms, specially designed for hybrid lessons and global signature courses. The purpose of these rooms is to provide an immersive and interactive learning experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among students from across the globe.