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The coverage pattern of a typical B-WAP.

Like any wireless access point system, the goal is to on the aptX HD codec. The aptX HD codec is the high-deficentralize the location of the B-WAP to maximize the nition version of the aptX codec that Qualcomm developed a Bluetooth broadcast coverage. So, whenever possible, the few years ago. The goal of utilizing the aptX HD codec was location of the B-WAP should be as close to the center of to significantly improve the audio quality with a higherthe room as possible. Wireless signals tend to spread the quality 24-bit/48kHz audio stream. This is done at a slightly signal downward, so it’s best to mount the B-WAP as high higher bitrate by increasing the bandwidth of the Bluetooth as possible to maximize coverage. We recommend mountstream. The result is excellent audio quality, low latency and ing it on the ceiling. The B-WAP can be directly mounted ver y little background noise. to a single-gang electrical box (if conduit is required), or it Professional B-WAP solutions offer a simple and secure way can be mounted directly to a sheetrock ceiling or wall usof delivering wireless Bluetooth functionality in enterprise ing screws and anchors. If mounted to a suspended-tile or conferencing environments. Users don’t have to do a massive locked-in, mineral-tile ceiling, make sure adequate support upgrade to their current audio system, and integrators can has been added behind the ceiling tile. B-WAPs tend to be easily add it into new room designs. This technology will begin ver y light, weighing less than eight ounces. A standard showing up more frequently in enterprise environments as usCat6 cable provides the power to the B-WAP and also ers and integrators experience the simplicity of installation and distributes the audio input and output and control signals the power and value of the wireless solution. back to the headend unit. The cable distance between the B-WAP and the control unit can be up to 150 feet. Another thing to consider during BWAP placement is that wireless signals can pass easily through open space and even through sheetrock walls. However, these same signals can be blocked by steel beams, concrete, brick, wire mesh, and even windows and mirrors. If any such materials are located in the room, plan accordingly to prevent any possible signal blockage and interference. In large lecture halls or auditoriums with higher ceilings, larger space coverage and a multitude of other wireless equipment, the best placement location for the B-WAP might be in the front of the hall, next to the presenter’s work area. The presenter is typically located where the connected device is located, so this is a great choice for placement. In order to meet the needs of the professional audio integrator, we need to provide the highest-quality audio signal. The Bluetooth transceiver in our B-WAP is based A diagram of a prospective system.

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IT/AV Report

Profile for Sound & Communications

IT/AV Report Spring 2019  

Topics featured in this issue include Understanding AV Over IP, 2019: The Do or Die Year for Enterprise Team Chat Solutions, The Changing Fa...

IT/AV Report Spring 2019  

Topics featured in this issue include Understanding AV Over IP, 2019: The Do or Die Year for Enterprise Team Chat Solutions, The Changing Fa...