Topcat ®

All-in-one ceiling-mounted instructional audio system with integrated hybrid speaker system.

MSRP $1,757.00

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Full-range audio, simple ceiling installation

Topcat's hybrid speaker system delivers superior audio quality of voice and multimedia. The all-in-one design combined with wireless audio integration makes installation simple and cost effective for both new construction and existing classrooms.

Topcat in the classroom

  1. Wearing the Flexmike, the teacher talks in her natural voice
  2. Connect to classroom multimedia for wireless transmission of audio to the Topcat
  3. Topcat lays into the ceiling, producing even distribution of sound throughout the rooom
  4. Add Sharemike or Pods for student participation and small group instruction

Wireless simplicity, seamless ceiling integration

Topcat Ceiling

Seamless
design approach

Disappears into the
ceiling for a clean,
clutter-free space.

 

Hybrid speakers optimized for the classroom

A flat-planel speaker for even distribution of speech and cone speaker for full-range multimedia sound.

Wireless audio
integration saves cost

Wireless connectivity to multimedia eliminates the need for long cabling runs.

Access technology makes the difference

Powered by Access Technology

Superior wireless
performance

Longer wireless range, no interference, no impact to wi-fi, and scalable to your evolving technology and instruction.

Flat-panel speaker technology

Point-to-pair: easy and versatile

Simply point the microphone at Topcat to pair, allowing for greater teacher mobility between rooms and simplicity of adding components.

Wireless Integration

2-way audio for distance learning

Interface with computer USB to connect students at home with the teacher and students in the live classroom.

Built-in Integration with Life-Safety Systems

Powered by Access Technology

Paging

Mutes instructional audio system when classroom announcements are broadcast.

Flat-panel speaker technology

Fire Alarms

Mutes instructional audio system when fire alarm is activated.

Wireless Integration

Alert Notifications

Activate alert
from the teacher's
Flexmike.

Empower student participation and collaboration

Activate System for small group learning

As new instructional methods change the ways students use the classroom, audio systems need the flexibility to interact with the entire class, small groups, individuals, and even students in the hallway.

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T3 student microphones

Students simply tap the button to talk. They can be clearly heard in the room through the classroom speaker and by their peers in remote locations when integrated with the teacher computer or interactive display.

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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
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 Technology, Flat-panel Speaker, 1" high output speaker, flatpanel
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: FMN
$313.00 MSRP

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

Flexmike

Description Pendant-style transceiver
Lanyard Magnetic clasp with integrated earbud
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)
SKU: MCN
$313.00 MSRP

Integrate all classroom multimedia audio sources. Computers, panels, mobile devices, and more can be connected to the compact Media Connector which wirelessly transmits the signal to a Lightspeed audio system.

Media Connector

Short Description Transceiver
Acoustic Frequency Response Digital Audio Interface: USB-C 2-way digital audio interface
Connections 1 LED on front panel
ALD Output with Volume Control 3.5mm stereo (x2) mixed with volume control
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.75” x 4.25 x 1.25”(197 x 108 x 32mm)
Weight 7.36 oz (209g)
Mounting Table top
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
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 1 Watt per Pod speaker
Wireless Range Up to 200 ft. (60m) from Access base system, up to 100 ft. (30m) with walls
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 Exciter Technology, Flat-panel Speaker, 1" high output speaker, flatpanel
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

Activate Base Station

SKU: ACN
$831.00 MSRP

Activate Station with Bluetooth.

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Sharemike

SKU: SMN
$344.00 MSRP

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

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Flexmike

SKU: FMN
$313.00 MSRP

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

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Media Connector

SKU: MCN
$313.00 MSRP

Integrate all classroom multimedia audio sources. Computers, panels, mobile devices, and more can be connected to the compact Media Connector which wirelessly transmits the signal to a Lightspeed audio system.

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Pod

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.

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Topcat/TCQ Mounting Bracket

SKU: TCMB
$188.00 MSRP

Optional mounting bracket for Topcat or TCQ speaker.

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Microphone Cradle Charger

SKU: FSC
$69.00 MSRP

Microphone cradle charger for Flexmike (FMN) and Sharemike (SMN) with power supply.

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DC Power Cable Kit

SKU: DCPEX-NA
$40.00 MSRP

50 ft DC power cable kit.

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24V 2.5A Power Supply

SKU: 24V-2.5-NA
$37.00 MSRP

Compatible with the Redcat Media and 800 Series classroom audio products.

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USB type C cable

SKU: USBC
$18.00 MSRP

USB-A to USB-C cable for microphones and Media Connector.

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3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable

SKU: MSC3535
$13.00 MSRP

3.5mm stereo audio cable.

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Flexmike Lanyard

SKU: FL
$13.00 MSRP

Flexmike adjustable lanyard.

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Topcat Installation Guide

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