Lately, everywhere you turn, wireless audio is popping up. From residential to commercial installations, wireless audio is becoming the norm.

In our latest webinar, we uncovered the inner-workings of the PeerSound™ Wireless Audio System and discussed technology compatible with this solution, other solutions available, and how integrators can implement it within their desired application settings.

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For those of you who were unable to attend, we’ve recapped the highlights below.

Audio Integration

Traditionally, audio installations are more customized than visual display installations. In residential applications, we’ve seen audio lead the pack as far as installed services for more than 10 years, with media rooms focusing on sound quality as the number one installed integrated service.

Analog vs. Digital Audio

Simply put, analog encompasses a continuous sine wave with an infinite amount of information. It is compromised of all aspects of sound recording and can be very nuanced.

Digital audio, on the other hand, is the representation of a sine wave that is finite. To allow for more information in digital audio signals, the sampling frequency and bit depth can be raised. This allows audio to sound more natural, but not as natural as analog. In digital audio, increments of the wave are assigned a digit, and the greater the bit depth equates to more digits per curve, resulting in a more natural sound.

Commercial Integrated Audio

There are many applications for audio in commercial settings and, as with residential applications, the opportunities have also grown in recent years.

Audio is used to both mask sounds and to relax customers. For example, music is used in medical offices to reduce anxiety in patient waiting areas. In retail spaces, audio is used to increase the length of time people will engage in a given activity while also enhancing marketing messages.

The type of audio used in these spaces has changed in recent years due to on-demand music services, and thus, better than average audio that allows for a greater fidelity of audio is needed for these new types of audio. For many spaces—like trendy bars with tin ceilings and wood or cement walls—a wireless system is a must.

Challenges in Retro-Fit Environments

In many situations, running wires can create unforeseen challenges. Opening up drywall and then repairing it equates to higher installation costs, which is eventually passed down to your customer or client. When you do not know what exists behind a wall, the risk of costly mishaps increase—you could accidentally splice a wire, or conversely, another integrator could damage your wired system.

Robust wireless devices can eliminate this. Wireless devices have a great range of transmission and can easily be integrated into any applications.

PeerSound Wireless Audio System

The industry’s first and only rack mountable wireless audio transmission system with a remote antenna, the Peerless-AV PeerSound™ system provides a reliable wireless solution for zoned audio systems or can be used to support surround sound applications—especially in areas that are difficult and/or costly to run speaker wires.

The PeerSound™ easily integrates into an existing component rack for a quick, flexible installation that provides an aesthetically pleasing look for customers. The remote antenna mounting capability allows for moving the antenna up to 10 feet away from structures that may reduce Wi-Fi performance.

The PeerSound™ system also offers an in-wall or on-wall amplifier, allowing for clean installations and hidden wires, even when cutting drywall isn’t an option. Unlike many other solutions available, the PeerSound™ interfaces with any audio component for source or speaker, giving customers the freedom to use the brands and equipment they want. Additionally, the PeerSound™ system creates its own wireless network so it does not affect any existing wireless data network service.

With eight independent channels, the PeerSound™ removes the need for multiple transmitters. Featuring a built in 120/240 volt power supply, the PeerSound™ also gives installers the freedom to forgo high voltage to low voltage converters, offering more install flexibility and ease.

If you’d like to learn more, listen in to the entire webinar here.