Revolutionizing Language Distribution: Unite System Enhances Communication at OIST
Televic's Unite digital wireless simultaneous interpretation reception system has been implemented in four rooms of the Lab4 project—a newly constructed, state-of-the-art fourth research building—at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).
A Pioneering Approach to Research and Communication
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), a top research institution in Japan, is recognized for its commitment to cross-disciplinary research and exploration of new frontiers of science. As an interdisciplinary graduate university with a five-year doctoral program in science and engineering, OIST contributes to global science and technology by inviting outstanding researchers from Japan and abroad to conduct high-quality research, forming a world-class research center.
Enhancing Language Distribution with the Unite System
To enhance language distribution within its diverse community of faculty, administrators, and students, OIST has implemented Televic's Unite digital wireless simultaneous interpretation reception system. Installed in four rooms of the newly constructed fourth research building (Lab4), the system features a total of 192 "Unite RP" receivers. These receivers transmit audio interpreted by simultaneous interpreters, allowing participants to select their preferred language by operating the channel select switch.
The Unite System's Superiority Over Infrared Systems
The decision to opt for the Unite system over an infrared system was driven by its digital wireless capabilities, which do not cause interference. The Unite system supports wireless transmission through the Dect method, which automatically avoids radio interference without requiring special settings. The system can securely transmit audio and video signals using digital encryption, ensuring that voice communications are protected against eavesdropping.
Compared to conventional infrared systems, the Unite system offers a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing room design, as well as cost savings due to the reduced number of devices required. In the spacious lecture room where the system was installed, the entire area could be covered without any dead points by installing only one access point.
User-Friendly Features and Flexibility
The "Unite RP" receiver is designed with user-friendly features, including an LCD display that allows users to check the selected channel and remaining battery level at hand. The receiver's rechargeable storage case has a pairing function, enabling receivers used in different rooms to be automatically set up by simply placing them in the storage case of the room in which they are to be used. This feature allows for the sharing of receivers across multiple rooms and accommodates changes in the number of participants.
A Testament to the Efficiency of the Unite System
OIST's decision to implement the Unite system for language distribution has proven to be a game-changer. Their selection of the Unite system over an infrared system resulted in a streamlined room design and significant cost savings. The system effectively caters to the institution's language needs by seamlessly integrating Televic Lingua IDs and providing an impressive installation of 300 receivers.
As one of Japan's leading research institutions, OIST's successful language distribution project stands as a testament to the efficiency and reliability of the Unite system in addressing complex communication requirements.
- Televic Lingua ID
- 300 receivers