The HCS-5100 Digital Infrared Language Distribution System from Taiden now benefits from a series of upgrades, and these are being showcased by the company at ISE. Enhancements include support of 1+39 channels of simultaneous interpretation - up from a total of 32 – and an increase in transmission range by more than 20%. This, says the company, allows it to support even larger international meetings.
The system uses a proprietary Taiden chipset and is compliant with international standards – such as IEC 61603-7 and IEC 60914 - for digital IR systems. It features a complete LCD language name display, a 270° super wide reception angle and transmitter combination mode, making it, according to the company, the world’s most advanced IR language distribution system.
Capable of distributing a maximum of 4, 8, 16 or 32 audio channels and said to be immune to interference from HF-driven lighting, the HCS-5100 provides automatic synchronisation: the number of available channels is the same as number of channels in use by the system. A bypass mode can be used for signal distribution to multiple rooms, and delay compensation for cable transmission is also featured.
Taiden also emphasises the security of the unit: conference privacy is said to be guaranteed as infrared signals do not pass through opaque walls or ceilings, freeing users from worries about eavesdropping and radio interference that it says are inherent in radio wave-based wireless communications.