Infrared Systems use transmitters to flood a space with light waves. The light waves carry the sound/audio signal and are received by the user through a compatible IR Receiver.
Infrared (IR) systems are ideal in venues where confidentiality is needed. The IR signal can’t travel through windows, walls or doors making it a good solution where overspill is a concern. IR is also a favorable option when users travel from room to room with different sound sources, such as a museum exhibit.
Radio Frequency (RF) systems use transmitters to wirelessly transmit the sound/audio signal through radio waves. The signal is received by the user through a compatible RF Receiver and pair of headphones. If the user has a hearing device, a neck loop can be worn around the neck in place of the headphones.
RF Systems use internationally compatible frequencies and can support 40 selectable channel groups. This allows for a wide array of applications such as multi-language interpretation.
RF Systems can be used in:
Window intercom systems offer effective communication in situations where regular speech is hindered by barriers like glass or security screens. Many of our standard kits include a hearing loop that enhances communication for individuals using hearing devices.
Window Intercom System kits provide a microphone and speaker for both the staff and customer to transmit speech from one side of the glass to the other. The clarity provided from the system alleviates miscommunication and need for raised voices.
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Our standard kits are made in a robust metal housing, operate hands-free making them hygienic, and come with a hearing loop for the customer.
Window Intercom Systems can be installed in places such as:
Other assistive technologies are being developed, such as Bluetooth, but they are several years away from being released to the market. If you are looking to offer an assistive listening option to your customers/patrons it is best to select a readily available option rather than waiting for a technology that has not been fully developed yet.
The International hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA) has a complete guide to assistive listening technologies, available to download from its website or by clicking here.