Williams Sound, Eden Prairie, Minn, has boosted the functions of its language interpreter, guided by input from interpreters themselves.

The IC-2 is a self-contained audio control center designed to provide all the functions necessary for simultaneous interpretation of one or more languages. As a stand-alone unit, it allows one or two interpreters to monitor floor or relay sources, activate microphone inputs, and route the interpretation signal to one of two language groups. The system is useful for presentation-style conferences for up to four language groups, where a floor and a key language are used.

It features a new CAT 5 audio bus that allows for quicker setup with simplified cabling, easy cascading to support additional interpreters, and no need for external distribution amplifiers. Soft-touch buttons on the IC-2 provide for smoother, quieter operation. And the system offers enhanced flexibility, providing each interpreter multiple microphone and headset options. Individual volume and tone controls are provided to ensure optimal listening levels.

The unit can be used with the company’s FM, IR, and Digi-Wave transmitters for portable or fixed installations, and meets international standards for portable interpretation consoles.

[Source: Williams Sound]