As part of its ongoing commitment to inclusion, Sennheiser is advancing the availability of assisted listening solutions for universities, with its innovative MobileConnect solution. By offering the ability to live stream audio via WiFi to a user’s own device, the system is ideally suited to academic institutions wishing to quickly and cost effectively enable access to education to hearing impaired students.
At MobileConnect’s heart is the ConnectStation, a streaming server providing near latency-free multi-channel audio streaming over WiFi in auditoriums, classrooms, theaters, gymnasiums and wherever the campus WiFi is available. As MobileConnect operates over the existing WiFi infrastructure, it is fast and cost-effective to install and integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure and audio equipment. The service is supremely convenient to users too: Without the need for bulky equipment, hearing impaired individuals can use their choice of smart device and headphones to listen to audio via the intuitive MobileConnect app, which is available free of charge for iOS and Android.
“MobileConnect is a disruptive solution that elegantly rethinks accessibility,” explains Xenios Maroudas, Portfolio Manager of Business Communication at Sennheiser. “MobileConnect utilizes existing network technologies and a “bring your own device” approach. The system thus reduces the total cost of ownership for organizations such as universities by removing barriers to being able to offer a genuinely practical to the needs of hearing impaired students.”
In addition to academia, MobileConnect can also be used to complement digital signage, offer assistive listening, audio description or even simultaneous translation. Its virtually unlimited fields of application include theaters, houses of worship or conference centers.
Sennheiser’s MobileConnect app makes the service highly intuitive to use and can also be tailored to a user’s particular hearing needs via the Personal Hearing Assistant. This innovative piece of software makes it possible not only to adjust volume but also to adapt speech intelligibility and sound quality, including the amplification and dynamic range of high and low-frequency audio content. Users can adjust sound to their particular requirements by simply sliding their finger across an on screen control until it is just right. The features were developed in close collaboration with hearing experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology as part of Sennheiser’s ongoing efforts to develop dedicated solutions for inclusion.
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塑造未來音頻並為客戶創建獨特的聲音體驗-這就是Sennheiser全體員工和全球合作夥伴共同的目標。成立於1945年的Sennheiser一直是全球範圍內耳機、咪高峰和無線傳輸系統產品製造廠商中的佼佼者。公司在50多個國家中擁有21個銷售公司和長期的貿易合作夥伴，並且在德國、愛爾蘭、羅馬尼亞和美國擁有自己管理和控制的產品生產基地。自2013年以來，Sennheiser公司開始由Daniel Sennheiser和Dr. Andreas Sennheiser共同管理，成為了家族企業的第三代管理者。在2017年，Sennheiser集團的整體營業額達到了6.667億歐元。