WiFi translation system deployed at QFIS mosque
Wireless solution provides multi-language translation of prayers direct to mobile app
The Mosque of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) has deployed a new WiFi-based broadcast system to provide instant translation of prayers in multiple languages for worshippers.
The mosque, based at Education City in Doha, has installed a Williams Sound's Hearing HotSpot solution, which can deliver multi-channel simultaneous translation of sermons and prayers.
The solution was configured, designed, installed and tested by Darwish Technology, and supplied by Williams' distributor NMK.
Darwish Technology proposed the wireless based system, as opposed to conventional RF and IR solutions, to provide a more simple deployment and multiple channel capabilities.
The WiFi distribution system is part of a wider translation system, where the floor language is transported to a remote interpretation centre, and the translated signal is pushed back to the mosque on the same infrastructure. Hearing HotSpot takes this signal (multi channels) representing the different translated languages plus the floor language and distributes it wirelessly in the venue.
Users can listen to all of the interpreted channels via a free app from Williams Sound, available for iOS and Android, installed on their own devices.