Williams IR Plus Assisted Listening System
Williams AV makes hearing assistance more accessible with introduction of IR system with optional WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi in one box.
Williams IR Plus is the first IR technology that is audio-over-Wi-Fi capable as well as being the first technology in its class that provides a single cable solution from the modulator to the emitter.
This scalable IR system uses Distributed Emitter Array design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in a space up to 26,750 square metres. 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 IR Plus system 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. This means users can discreetly access hearing assistance without the need to ask facility managers for an additional device. The WaveCAST Wi-Fi system can also be used with the Williams Sound WF R1 Wi-Fi receiver for those that do not want to use mobile devices or for those looking for Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance from a wireless system.
The IR Plus system can be controlled and monitored remotely via an internal web UI, allowing for easy and flexible setup and control. Integrated ethernet provides easy connection to the building network or a dedicated system-only network. Williams IR Plus is also the first IR product that has a display on the front and has interface options on the back of the device to increase access for installation and maintenance.
The rack mounted or remotely located IR modulator comes standard with support for up to four IR emitters. Each emitter runs back to the modulator via a CAT5e/CAT6 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 A4 1:4 splitter to support longer cable lengths a up to 16 IR emitters.