How Sony has created the best audio for a language lab
Great audio in a language lab is of vital importance to the learning of languages. If your existing lab has a significant delay between a teacher speaking and a student hearing that teacher or there is a high level of echo and reverb, this diminishes effective teaching outcomes. With ‘next generation’ Sony Virtuoso language lab software talking heads sound perfect.
Sony’s US software developers have just released the most advanced a sophisticated VOIP audio software router – called SANStalk, which provides the highest audio quality of any language lab – anywhere. SANStalk no longer is reliant on the inbuilt PC sound card for ‘stereo mix’, it has a higher sampling rate for a crisper sound, it has the lowest VOIP latency at 20 milliseconds and now pretty much eliminates any echo and reverb during pair exercises, via its unique ‘Acoustic Echo Cancellation’ feature.
In reality this means that not only is the sound cleaner, clearer and quicker but also there is no reliance on board sound PC cards, so the sound quality through Sony software is excellent on any PC anywhere across your whole site. Equally there is no need (as with other systems) to invest in proprietary sound cards to supplement the variety on board chips to maintain an even and balanced audio.
Sony’s US developers have also added some other small but significant features that no other language lab has, that many client users have now as part of their essential and favourite features of their Sony software. A clock / timer is displayed on the teacher interface helps both students and teachers practice more effectively for oral exams; the ability to disable Windows on the student PC at a click of a button. Students can call the teacher for individual support by button or via a tone, a sophisticated pairing programme and split class features allows for enhanced differentiation.
For more information on how your language lab can sound perfect with Sony Virtuoso please contact firstname.lastname@example.org