Infrared (IR) assistive listening systems ultilize infrared light to carry audio to individuals needing auditory assistance or language interpretation to overcome background noise, reverberation, and distance from the sound source. Ideal for mid-range to large-area group listening scenarios. Individuals use personal infrared receivers anywhere within the coverage area to hear crystal-clear sound directly from the sound source.
Think of infrared emitters as a beam of invisible light. Emitters are available in different sizes, depending on the area of coverage and number of channels required. In most applications, multiple emitters are used to ensure even coverage of the light, so users do not experience blind spots.
IR+ features a distributed infrared 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 M1 Control Center comes standard with support for up to four IR emitters. Each emitter runs back to the modulator via a CAT5e cable, providing the audio and power needed to support the remote emitter. Each emitter has a coverage area of 18,000 sq. ft. (1670 m2).