Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters).

The IR Plus features a distributed IR emitter array architecture allowing up to four emitters either stacked together for large room arrays or distributed throughout the room to accommodate wings in room design, balconies or other obscured venue locations.

The rack mounted or remotely located IR Control Center comes standard with support for up to four IR emitters. Each emitter runs back to the modulator via a Cat5e/6 cable, providing the audio and power needed to support the remote emitter. Very large room applications can be supported by adding up to four IR Arrays to support a total of 16 IR emitters. Using Cat5e/6 could be more cost effective than using a coax connection.

The IR Plus system can be controlled and monitored remotely via an internal webpage, allowing for easy and flexible setup and control. The integrated Ethernet jack provides easy connection to the building network or a dedicated system-only network.

The IR Plus system also features a WaveCAST network output for streaming audio via Wi-Fi when combined with a wireless access point. The WaveCAST Wi-Fi Assistive Listening Output features an iOS or Android app for supporting mobile devices. The WaveCAST Wi-Fi system can also be used with the Williams Sound WF R1 Wi-Fi receiver for those that don’t want to use mobile devices or for those looking for ADA compliance from a wireless system.