Bosch announced the Integrus OMNEO transmitter, a new addition to the Integrus Wireless Language Distribution System. The Integrus Wireless Language Distribution System, which is widely found in parliaments and used for international congresses, is designed for multilingual meetings to enable attendees to understand speeches in their native language. The audio signals of simultaneous interpretations are transmitted to pocket receivers and headphones via radiators utilizing proven, tamper-free infrared technology.
Thanks to the built-in OMNEO IP architecture, the Integrus OMNEO transmitter can interconnect with the fully IP-based Dicentis conference devices from Bosch. This allows all existing Dicentis users — building owners, rental companies and system integrators specifying the Dicentis conference system — to integrate Integrus systems in an easy, time-saving and future-proof way. By becoming part of a complete IP workflow, open industry standards and protocols such as Dante and AES67/70 can also be used.
All language settings are automatically detected and transferred between the Dicentis conference system and the transmitter, and the entire setup can be configured in the Dicentis meeting application. Once integrated into an IP network with the Dicentis conference system, it is also possible to take full advantage of flexible power options supporting PoE and redundancy concepts. The IP infrastructure further ensures enhanced security through encryption.
Aside from the added IP connectivity of the new transmitter, the Integrus Wireless Language Distribution System offers the same user experience, feature set and operation. All available system components — such as pocket receiver, radiator and accessories — are fully compatible with the new Integrus OMNEO transmitter, which can process up to 32 digital audio channels, so existing Integrus users don’t have to purchase any additional Integrus system devices. With its compact 1RU form factor, the Integrus OMNEO transmitter takes up half the space of its predecessor.
A new licensing model allows users to fit the number of required audio channels to the exact number of languages to be transmitted. The transmitter setup starts with four channels; up to 28 additional channels can be unlocked via software license as needed.
“We are often asked whether infrared technology is still the best performing and most reliable technology for language distribution,” said Lars van den Heuvel, Director Global Product Management at Bosch Building Technologies. “I can clearly confirm that. We and our customer base continue to rely on IR technology.” This has several reasons. “The infrared audio signals are distributed in superior audio quality with a studio-like signal-to-noise ratio of 80 dB. In addition, Wi-Fi signal jammers or lighting don’t harm the signals in any way, and, most importantly, privacy and confidentiality are always guaranteed, as infrared signals cannot pass through walls and ceilings,” said van den Heuvel.
The Integrus OMNEO transmitter is available now. Additional connectivity features will be implemented over time to ensure keeping up with the latest technology.
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