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

Teachers must know where to invest their attention

Activate the fundamentals of small group learning

Direct Instruction

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


Listen to group conversations without changing the group dynamic.

Small Group Sharing

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

Activate System enables collaboration and reveals insights

2-way communication

Place a pod with each small group keeping the teacher within earshot – but without disrupting – every learning moment.

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.

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.

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:


Table-top solution,
no installation


Ceiling mounted,
all-in-one system


Installed system,
amplifier + speakers
Activate Base Station (ACN)
Short Description
Device charging station with wireless audio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Total Harmonic Distortion
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) 80 Hz to 7 kHz +/- 3 dB
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
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)
1.85 lbs (0.8kg)

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Lightspeed Activate Instructional Audio System for Small Group Learning
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Training for Activate System ACN Instructional Audio System
Activate (ACN) System Training
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Activate App Training for Lightspeed Instructional Audio
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How to pair an Activate Station to a Lightspeed Instructional Audio System
Pairing an Activate Station to a Lightspeed System
Pairing an Activate Pod to a Lightspeed Instructional Audio System
Pairing an Activate Pod to a Lightspeed System

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