Doha Mosque gets Williams Sound 'Hearing HotSpot'

Installation allows visitors to listen to real-time prayer translations via their own device
The installation is considered to be the first major project for Hearing HotSpot in the region.
The installation is considered to be the first major project for Hearing HotSpot in the region.

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Qatar-based Darwish Technology has recently installed the Williams Sound Hearing HotSpot at Education City Mosque in Doha.

The listening technology was purchased through Nicolas M Kyvernitis Electronics Enterprises (NMK), the Dubai-based distributor of Williams Sound audio, video, and communication equipment in the Middle East.

The installation is considered to be the first major project for Hearing HotSpot in the region. Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) Mosque was looking for the transmission of multiple channels of audio signal coming from a simultaneous interpretation system. Darwish Technology proposed a Wi-Fi solution rather than using conventional RF and IR solution. The design team designed and configured the system for simultaneous interpretation of prayers conducted in Arabic to multiple languages, while the project management team made sure that the system was installed, tested and operated to the requirements of the client.

The next-generation Hearing HotSpot technology features everything needed to stream multiple channels of audio in real time over an enterprise Wi-Fi network. Once a system is installed in a venue, the software license is activated by Williams Sound based on the number of channels at that venue. The users can bring their own device - either iOS or Android - then, by installing a free application of Williams Sound Hearing Hotspot from App Store or Google Play, they are able to listen to all the interpreted channels.

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