What is the difference between infrared (IR) equipment and radio frequency (RF) equipment? Why does Conference Rental use IR?
Both infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) (RF is sometimes referred to as FM (frequency modulated)) are technologies used to transmit audio wirelessly. For this instance the IR and RF equipment is used for language distribution systems and wireless conference microphone systems.
The main difference between the two technologies and the reason Conference Rental USA uses IR equipment is that IR is inherently secure from eavesdropping. As IR light does not pass through opaque surfaces, such as walls, it keeps meeting data confidential by only allowing individuals inside the room to listen to the conference. Since the IR transmission does not pass through the walls of a conference room, it also allows two systems to be in adjacent rooms without interfering with one another.
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