Minneapolis, MN — Williams Sound is ready to revolutionize the world of assistive listening with the introduction of FM+, the industry’s first system able to broadcast both FM and Wi-Fi audio from a single source.
The new FM+ integrates professional WaveCAST Wi-Fi audio server technology into a Williams Sound FM assistive listening system. End users can now listen with either an FM receiver or with their own smartphone (via the WaveCAST Listening App). Along with this flexibility comes exceptional audio quality, as the FM+ is built on a professional digital audio (DSP) platform. Added plus: Its optional Dante interface provides integrators with a full audio networking solution.
The new FM+ is designed to support those who want to use their own smartphones and headphones for a more discreet assistive listening experience. Simplicity is also available for those who want a more traditional assistive listening system with a dedicated FM receiver and headset. Venues no longer need to choose between providing FM or Wi-Fi assistive listening systems. FM+ supports both the new iOS and Android WaveCAST Apps — in addition to all of the current and legacy Williams Sound FM receivers operating on the 72-76 MHz bandwidth.
“At NAB 2019, we will be previewing the newest member of our WaveCAST family, the FM+,” notes Rob Sheeley, President and CEO of Williams AV. “The FM+ adds an innovative twist to the world of Wi-Fi assistive listening systems by integrating a professional FM transmitter into the WaveCAST system. Any Williams Sound FM receiver can now be used with the FM+ system.”
Serving professional communication needs worldwide since 1976, Williams AV offers digital, FM, infrared
and induction loop wireless audio, as well as video annotation, presentation and conferencing systems. Our products are used in an array of commercial applications, including hearing assistance, language interpretation, tour, corporate, education, government and house of worship. Systems currently include Digi-Wave™ digital communication, Personal PA® FM Listening, SoundPlus® infrared, Digi-Loop® induction loop, Pointmaker annotation and Williams AV presentation and conferencing systems. For more information, please visit www.williamsav.com.