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 InfoComm 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 WaveCAST system.”
The WaveCAST family now features the WaveCAST, FM+ and the soon-to-be-released WaveCAST-8, and eight-channel system planned for launch at InfoComm booth 3320.