07.10.2008 - Wedemark, Germany
The intelligent audio solution: tourguide 2020-D
Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching two new products to enhance its tourguide 2020-D system for installed sound applications. The SR 2020-D stationary transmitter and the L 2021-40 charging unit are the perfect addition to the familiar HDE 2020-D stethoset receivers. Together, these components form the ideal solution for conferences involving interpreting as well as for meetings and presentations in several languages and for assistive listening in theatres and churches. The digital system transmits on up to eight license-free frequencies and is ready for operation immediately with virtually no installation effort. For mobile applications, the SKM 2020-D handheld transmitter and the SK 2020-D bodypack transmitter are available.
One system — endless applications: a single tourguide 2020 system enables companies to manage the most varied audio applications, from factory tours with mobile handheld transmitters right through to multilingual conferences. Museums can combine stationary applications with mobile ones and provide film soundtracks in several languages in a cinema room while guided tours with mobile transmitters take place at the same time. In theatres, tourguide 2020 can be used for assistive listening, benefiting from the continuously high sound quality of the digital system.
“With tourguide 2020, we are offering our customers a license-free audio system that requires little installation effort,” explained Martin Gurtner, head of the Installed Sound team at Sennheiser. “The two new components — the stationary transmitter and the charging unit — make the system ideal for speech transmission in churches and theatres as well as for conference applications.” The switchable XLR-3 socket on the SR 2020-D transmitter can be used to directly connect the microphone at the speaker’s lectern (for example an ME 34, ME 35 or ME 36) or an external audio source. That can be an interpreting system, a mixing console, a PC or a CD player.
Up to eight transmitters can be combined, for example to allow conferences to be held in eight languages. For this purpose, the transmitter is switched from “Tourguide Mode” with six channels to “Conference Mode” with eight channels.
The SR 2020-D can be installed in a 19-inch rack and has a 6.3 mm (1/4”) jack plug headphones connection for monitoring. The transmitter is easy to operate and its clearly legible backlit display shows the channel and the mic/line input level. The RF transmitter has a range of up to 50 metres in buildings and 100 metres outdoors.
The intelligent L 2021-40 tourguide charging unit allows the receivers to be charged quickly and conveniently in around two-and-a-half hours. It has bays for up to 40 receivers and their reception channels can be easily programmed using the “Copy” button. An Ethernet connection and the software supplied with the charging unit provide even more user-friendliness and offer access to further functions. For example, channels for individual receivers or groups of receivers can be programmed and the users’ receivers can be converted from six (Tourguide Mode) to eight channels (Conference Mode).
TheL 2021-40 can be used as a desktop unit or installed in a 19-inch rack (9 U). Up to 125 charging units can be programmed together via a PC. The SR 2020-D stationary transmitter and the L 2021-40 charging unit are available immediately.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of over €395 million in 2007, 83% of which were generated abroad. Sennheiser employs almost 2,000 people worldwide, around 55% of whom are in Germany. Sennheiser has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA, and is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones), K + H Vertriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Klein + Hummel studio monitors, installed sound) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
pressrelease_07.10.2008_en.zip (4 MB)
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiser.com/, or by contacting:
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Press & PR • Edelgard Marquardt
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark
Tel.: +49 (0)5130 600 329
Fax: +49 (0)5130 600 295
Technical Data — SR 2020-D transmitter
RF frequency range: 863 — 865 MHz
Number of channels: 6 (Tourguide Mode), 8 (Conference Mode)
RF output power: 10 mW
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 70 dB(A)
THD at 1 kHz: ≤ 1%
Input voltage range: 2 V max. (line), 100 mV max. (mic)
Phantom powering :48 V
Current consumption: max. 300 mA
Operating temperature range: 0 — 50°C
Range: 50 m indoors, 100 m outdoors
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 212 x 145 x 38 mm (1/2 19” x 1 RU)
Technical Data — L 2021-40 charging unit
Mains voltage: 100 — 240 V ( 50 / 60 Hz)
Power consumption: ≤ 150 W
Voltage: 5 V per charging bay
Power supply: 400 mA per charging bay
Charging time: ≤ 2.5 h
Operating temperature range: 0°C - 40°C
Dimensions: 483 mm x 399 mm x 172 mm (19” x 9 RU)
Weight: 8800 g