Activate

A small group instructional audio system that includes up to 12 audio pods to enable 2-way communication between the teacher and each collaborative student group in the classroom.

MSRP $3,094.00

Not sold online. For more information on this product, please contact us via our website or call 800.732.8999.

Reveal the hidden insights in group learning

Activate and Pods allow teachers to listen to small group collaboration, revealing critical insights in instruction. With real-time feedback into the learning process, teachers gain the insight needed to activate learning for every student. Teachers are able to monitor each group, reinforce and redirect when needed.

Activate in the classroom

Activate

Teachers must know where to invest their attention

With multiple groups, learning moments and teaching opportunities are ever present,
and often missed.

Activate Classroom Scene

Activate the fundamentals of small group learning

Clasroom Ambient Noise

Direct Instruction

Address the whole class or any small group to instruct, reinforce or redirect.

Distance in the classroom

Monitoring

Listen to group conversations without changing the group dynamic.

Teacher voice strain

Small Group Sharing

Empower students to share with the class, using the pod as a microphone.

Classroom hearing loss

Capturing Video

Capture and share audio and video of critical teaching and learning moments.

Activate System enables collaboration and reveals insights

Topcat Access Teacher

ACTIVATE PODS

2-way communication
Place a pod with each small group keeping the teacher within earshot - but without disrupting - every learning moment.
The wireless, battery-powered pods include a speaker and microphones to enable 2-way communication. Up to 12 pods can be connected to a single system.

Topcat Access Integrate

ACTIVATE APP

Control and capture
The teacher can connect to each pod and the whole class from the mobile app, or directly from the microphone, maintaining hands-free flexibility.
The Activate app also records video synced with high-quality audio from the pods to capture critical teaching and learning moments.

Topcat Access Scalability

ACTIVATE STATION

Charge and connect
In addition to charging Pods and Flexmikes, Activate Station is also the connection to teacher's mobile devices via Bluetooth for Pod control and audio streaming.
Audio jacks make it easy to connect computers and other audio sources, acting as the audio hub for all your multimedia devices.

Activate the power of video capture in your mobile device

Video capture is powerful and accessible
Video is becoming an important tool in the classroom. Video and photo capabilities in our everyday devices are rapidly increasing teacher's use of video capture for:
• Self-reflection on their own instruction
• Evidence of student engagement and understanding
• Classroom observation and coaching
• Exchanging teaching ideas with peers



Video Capture


Video Capture

Activate lets teachers synch up the audio from anywhere in the class
The Activate App overcomes a device's inability to capture quality audio beyond a few inches of the built-in microphone. High-quality audio synched with video from the teacher microphones and pods allows you to:
• Self-record whole class instruction for high quality lesson capture
• Select a pod to capture student learning moments
• Record teacher and student interaction
• Record audio only to capture inconspicuous evidence of learning
Easily share and collaborate
Reviewing, sharing and storing your recordings is easy from the Activate App's Library. All captured videos, audio and photos are stored and available for playback, sharing via email or messaging, or upload to cloud storage like Google Drive or a video management system.
• Share with your coach for feedback, improvement and evaluation
• Send great student learning moments to their parents
• Model how to conduct a lesson for one of your teammates



Video Capture

Start with a Whole Class Audio System

Whole class audio systems provide even distribution of sound so all students hear, and understand instruction. They are the foundation for the Activate System,which includes microphone(s),
Pods and Activate Station.

Choose from three whole class audio systems to fit your classroom layout and installation preference:

Redcat Access

Redcat

Table-top solution,
no installation

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Topcat Access

Topcat

Ceiling mounted,
all-in-one system

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975 Access

975

Installed system,
amplifier + speakers

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SKU: ACN
$831.00 MSRP

Activate Station with Bluetooth.

Activate Base Station

Short Description Device charging station with wireless audio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Total Harmonic Distortion <1%
Acoustic Frequency Response 80 Hz to 7 kHz +/- 3 dB
Wireless Communication Access Technology (1.9 GHz + RF4CE), Bluetooth audio (2 channels), Bluetooth LE (2 channels)
Mobile App Functionality

Bluetooth interface with companion mobile application with the following functionality:

1. Control and connect to small group 2-way audio Pods 
2. Adjust system audio levels and tone control 
3. Mobile device audio streaming from audio books, podcasts, music, etc. 
4. Audio/video recording synched with microphone and Pod audio 
5. Enable advanced system features

Wireless Range Up to 200 ft. (60m) from base system, up to 100 ft. (30m) from mobile device
Tone Control Yes
Device Registration (2) push buttons for Bluetooth device pairing, (1) push button for Access device registration
Audio Input with Volume Control (4) 3.5mm stereo jacks with volume control
ALD Output with Volume Control (2) 3.5mm jacks with volume control
Cradle Charging (2) Flexmikes, (8) Pods
USB Charging Ports (2) 5V/0.3A charging for Pods, Sharemikes or remotes; (2) 5V/1.0A charging for mobile devices or Pods
Controls Audio input, audio output, and Tone control with 10-segment level indicator
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.3' x 5.9" x 1.9" (340 x 150 x 52mm)
Weight 1.85 lbs (0.8kg)
SKU: POD
$250.00 MSRP

Student group speaker with a rechargeable battery. The Pods must accompany an Activate Station and a whole-room instructional audio system built on our Access Platform.

Pod

Short Description 2-way audio Pod with integrated speaker and microphones
Power Output wattperPod
Wireless Range Up to 200 ft. (60m) from Access base system, up to 100 ft. (30m) with walls
Tone Control No
Device Registration Push button and LED for registration with Access base system
Charging 2 contacts for cradle charging + 5V/0.3A micro-USB
Integrated Speaker highoutputspeaker
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1" x 5.2" x 1.1" (54 x 132 x 28mm)
Weight 6.4 oz. (181g)
Integrated microphones (2) omni-directional electret with noise rejection
Headphone output 3.5mm
SKU: RCN
$1,198.00 MSRP

Redcat speaker amplifier with power supply.

Currently not available for online purchase. To order or for more information on this product, please see below.

Redcat Base Station

Short Description All-in-one classroom audio system with integrated receiver, amplifier, and speaker
Power Output 15W
Total Harmonic Distortion <1%, 10 W
Wireless Range Up to 200 ft (60m) open field
Tone Control Yes
Audio Input with Volume Control [1] 3.5mm
ALD Output with Volume Control [1] 3.5mm
Integrated Speaker flatSpeaker
Speaker load impedance 8 Ω
Controls (1) power button; (1) audio input volume control; (1) audio output volume control; (1) tone control
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 16" x 9" x 1.75" (40.64 x 22.86 x 4.45 cm)
Weight 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg), with battery pack 3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)
Mounting Table top or wall-mount
SKU: TCN
$1,393.00 MSRP

Topcat speaker only with power supply.

Topcat Base Station

Short Description In-ceiling Classroom Audio System
Power Output 20W
Acoustic Frequency Response 60 Hz - 18kHz -10db
Wireless Range Up to 200 ft (60m) open field
Tone Control Yes
Connections (1) Direct AC Mains Power Input (1) Optional DC Power Input (1) Audio Input (1) Optional page Mute Input Wireless Range: Up to 200 ft (60m) open field
Integrated Speaker exciter
Controls (1) Tone Control (1) Audio Input VC (1) PageFirst Sensitivity Adjustment 1. 6-pin euro-block system interface with: a. 24/70V page-sensing mute (PageFirst™) b. Contact closure input mute c. Contact closure output trigger
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 24" x 12" x 3.7" enclosure (595 x 295 x 94mm)
Weight 13.6 lbs (6.2 Kg)
Mounting In-ceiling installation or wall-mount with bracket
SKU: 975
$1,026.00 MSRP

975 base station with power supply.

975 Base Station

Short Description 975 wireless audio hub
Total Harmonic Distortion < 1% @ 40 Watts (20W / Channel)
Acoustic Frequency Response 120 Hz - 7 kHz
Wireless Range Up to 200 ft (60m) open field
Tone Control Yes
Device Registration Push button for registration with microphones, Activate Station, Pods or Media Connector
Connections (1) 6-pin euro-block connector; (1) mixed audio output - 3.5mm; (1) DC power input; (4) audio inputs - 3.5mm 1. 6-pin euro-block system interface with: a. 24/70V page-sensing mute (PageFirst™) b. Contact closure input mute c. Contact closure output trigger
Audio Input with Volume Control 3.5mm stereo (x3) one Toslink optical w/ master volume
ALD Output with Volume Control 3.5mm stereo (x1) mixed w/ volume control
Speaker load impedance 4Ω / Output
Controls (1) power button with LED; (1) audio input volume control; (1) audio output level control;Page mute (PageFirst™) sensitivity level control; (1) tone control
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.6" x 5" x 1.13" (193mm x 127mm x 29mm)
Weight 9.5 oz / 260 g
SKU: FMN
$313.00 MSRP

Flexmike is designed for the teacher: easy to operate and comfortable to wear.

Flexmike

Description Pendant-style transceiver
Lanyard earbudMag
Wireless Communication Access Technology (1.9 GHz)
Audio Distortion <1%
Integrated Microphone Uni-directional electret
Earbud Output 3.5mm
Audio Input USB-C 2-way digital audio interface
Battery Power 3.7V Lithium polymer battery pack
Battery Life 8 hours (fully charged)
Charging 2 contacts for cradle charging
USB Connection Type C for charging and audio
Power On/off switch
Dimensions 2.9” x 1.1” x 0.7” (74 x 28 x 18mm)
Weight 1.2 oz (34g)
Volume Control Range +/- 6 dB
SKU: SMN
$344.00 MSRP

Sharemike is designed for student pass-around use so that all students can clearly be heard in the classroom.

Sharemike

Description Handheld transceiver
Lanyard none
Wireless Communication Access Technology (1.9 GHz)
Audio Distortion <1%
Integrated Microphone Uni-directional electret
Audio Input USB-C 2-way digital audio interface
Battery Power 3.7V Lithium polymer battery pack
Battery Life 8 hours (fully charged)
Charging 2 contacts for cradle charging
Power On/off button
Dimensions 6.0” x 1.1” x 1.1” (153 x 28 x 28mm)
Weight 2.6 oz (73g)

24V 1.75A Power Supply

SKU: 24V-1.75-NA
$37.00 MSRP

This UL listed power supply is used with Redcat Access, Activate Station and compatible with older 1st and 2nd generations of IR Redcat.

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3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable

SKU: MSC3535
$13.00 MSRP

3.5mm stereo audio cable.

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Activate Station Pod Charging Slot Cover

SKU: ACTCVR
$4.00 MSRP

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