Sennheiser MobileConnect streams audio content via WiFi live and in great quality directly to any smartphone. Let your audience adjust the sound characteristics intuitively with the free MobileConnect App.
MobileConnect is Sennheiser’s WiFi-based system for accessible hearing. It is optimized for the use in universities where it serves best the demand of students for state-of-the-art audio technology that is easy to use. Following the BYOD philosophy, MobileConnect is also perfectly suitable for the use in Theatre, Opera and Musical.
In academic education, nothing will ever replace inspiring lectures by charismatic luminaries. How would it feel if you missed all the content and emotions, because you can´t hear a thing? MobileConnect delivers high-definition sound to your ear on your own mobile phone.
In theatres, musicals and opera performances, emotions are carried by the voices, instruments and vocals of the protagonists. We believe that everybody should hear the best possible audio to get the full experience. That is why we created MobileConnect as an Assistive Listening App for everybody.
MobileConnect streams audio content via WiFi live and in great quality directly on your personal smartphone. Adjust the sound characteristics intuitively with the free MobileConnect App and route the audio signal to your headphone, hearing aid or Cochlea implant.
Personal Hearing Assistant
Developed with Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT, the Personal Hearing Assistant allows to adjust the audio signal easily according to individual hearing needs. This intuitive touchscreen control offers assistive listening for the hearing-impaired and enhances speech intelligibility and sound quality for everyone!
MobileConnect provides Assistive Listening Over WiFi to all smartphones (iOS & Android) worldwide thanks to our unique Unicast Mode, a feature that no other solution can provide. Most providers use Multicast transmission technology that is not compatible with a lot of Android smartphones.
How it works
With MobileConnect, the innovative assistive listening system, lectures are transmitted over WiFi in real-time and in high quality to mobile devices and smartphones. To access a live stream, students simply need to download and install the free MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android) and connect to their university's WiFi network with their own device.
Low Latency: The real-time audio streaming server enables extreme low-latency transmission of audio content to mobile devices. Low latency is indispensable for Assistive Listening over WiFi.
Best Audio Quality: We provide real-time audio streaming using the Bring your own device-principle to provide high definition sound and perfect speech intelligibility.
Unicast Transmission Technology: With MobileConnect, transmission of audio content over WiFi to all smartphones (iOS & Android) worldwide is possible.
Quickly amortized - Bring Your Own Device
Audiences and students use their own smartphones, so no additional hardware is necessary. MobileConnect requires neither maintenance nor operational costs, which means a lower Total Cost of Ownership and faster Return on Investment. Save yourself the effort for device handling, headphone hygiene or battery management.
Fast setup, easy operation
MobileConnect integrates easily into any existing audio infrastructure and can be installed within a day. Simply link the ConnectStation to your existing audio system, connect to your WiFi and start the app – you’re all set. The entire system is easy to maintain and fast to configure via Admin Web Interface.
As one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) plays a vital role in the health of the nation. The society’s headquarters at 1 Wimpole Street is also one of central London’s premier conference venues and, always looking to provide the best facilities for delegates. The RSM has become the first professional body to install a Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system in the UK, which has been installed as part of a £200,000 upgrade project in the Guy Whittle Auditorium, completed in 2016.
AIDAprima has an impressively equipped TV management system in which all of the picture signals run in parallel and can be distributed to any play-out points. Four Neumann KH 120 A loud speakers provide the sound for the images. A Sennheiser ConnectStation CS1-M was recently installed in their “Broadcast Center.” “For people with hearing difficulties, it's a wonderful thing!” says Martin Zniva, technical manager for entertainment on board AIDAprima.
In August 2015, the Ernst Deutsch Theater was fitted with a Sennheiser MobileConnect system for audio description and assisted listening. This new feature means the venue is the first German theater to provide a vital added benefit for people with impaired hearing and vision and promote participation in cultural life with more commitment than ever before thanks to Sennheiser MobileConnect. Theater guests can watch the event using their own smartphones without queuing at a service desk or relying on assistance from theater personnel.
The ConnectStation – the versatile core of the system
The ConnectStation is a WiFi-based multi-channel audio transmission system for mobile devices. The system can be used wherever audio is transmitted. The ConnectStation and the free MobileConnect app accomplish the prerequisites for assistive listening at lectures, speeches, presentations and events.
Seamless network integration
MobileConnect meets the technological requirements of today. It easily integrates into any existing network and audio infrastructure. The system is fully interoperable and no proprietary solution is needed.
Integrated Mode makes it possible to integrate MobileConnect into your existing WiFi network infrastructures. In Integrated Mode, the operation of up to 10 ConnectStations per network is possible.
• Connect and manage up to 10 ConnectStation in one network.
• 4 channels per ConnectStation.
• 100 clients per ConnectStation.
Standalone Mode is the right choice if you want to set-up your event the easiest way. Just connect the ConnectStation with the supplied Access Point's and our software will do the rest. --> Plug&Play-wireless-low-latency-audio-streaming made by Sennheiser.
• Access-Points are only delivering the audio-streams. No additional internet-connection will be provided for the end-user.
• Range extension: Connect and manage up to 8 access points to increase the WiFi coverage.
• WiFi encryption is manageable via the ConnectStation’s admin interface.
With the Client Balancer, you can easily increase the maximum number of simultaneously active clients for one or more audio channels. To this end, the individual ConnectStations located in the same network communicate with each other and set up a cluster. As soon as a defined number of clients has been reached on one ConnectStation, new clients will be connected to and supplied by another ConnectStation. This optimally balances the workload across all ConnectStations.
With the Client Monitoring function, you can conveniently evaluate the usage of your MobileConnect network by people listening to the MobileConnect App. With Client Monitoring, the total number of connected clients per day will be displayed. Also, the maximum number of simultaneously connected clients will be displayed. All statistics will be stored on the ConnectStation and can be viewed in the ConnectStation’s admin interface.
Enter the system settings on your smartphone and choose the local WiFi network.
After starting the app choose your desired channel. The "Personal Hearing Assistant" allows for a truly intuitive sound adjustment. Tweak spatial sounds or speech intelligibility simply by swiping your finger over the touchscreen.