Yamaha Introduces New 16-channel Wireless Access Point RM-WAP-16 for Remote Conferencing and Voice Lift Applications

Yamaha Introduces New 16-channel Wireless Access Point RM-WAP-16 for Remote Conferencing and Voice Lift Applications

Rellingen, Germany – 19th July 2023, Yamaha is pleased to announce the RM-WAP-16, a new 16 channel wireless access point (WAP) which doubles the previously available number of channels from a single unit.

Before this, two eight channel RM-WAP-8 units were required for nine or more channels of Yamaha's RM-W wireless microphones. With its increased channel count, the RM-WAP-16 offers greater flexibility, saves installation space and required PoE ports, and is more cost effective for systems where a higher number of wireless channels is required.

In addition, with the latest firmware (V2.0), the new low-latency mode of the entire RM series of wired and wireless microphones allows them to be used for voice lift applications with appropriate signal processors, such as the Yamaha MRX7-D or DME7. In this configuration up to 64 RM-W series wireless microphones can be used in parallel using four RM-WAP-16 units.

The new 16 channel access point is also a key component of the ADECIA wireless solution for hybrid meetings and conferences, which is designed for a wider variety of rooms to be used without the layout limitations of wired microphones. ADECIA Solutions, including Wireless, Ceiling and Tabletop, ensure that everyone in a hybrid meeting can communicate and collaborate equally, regardless of location.

The RM-WAP-16 offers standard support for Dante audio networking, providing audio/control and PoE power over a single network cable. Built-in audio signal processing, such as high speed auto echo cancellation, noise reduction and de-reverberation, ensures the highest audio quality and speech intelligibility. Using 1.9GHz Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT), both the RM-WAP-16 and RM-WAP-8 eliminate any concerns about radio wave interference and are designed to be secure in terms of information leakage and security.

Of course, the RM-WAP-16 is fully compatible with the easy auto-setup and auto-tune features of ADECIA Wireless, allowing users to choose the RM-W wireless microphone models that best suit their needs, while reducing the amount of knowledge and experience required for installation and setup.

"As expectations for remote conferencing and voice-lift applications increase, so does the need for greater flexibility in implementation and operation. The RM-W series is at the forefront of this technology, ensuring that installers and end users alike benefit from the latest in flexibility and sound quality," said Marcus-Michael Müller, Manager Unified Communications Europe at Yamaha Music Europe GmbH.

"We will continue to add versatile components to the RM-W series to provide the most comfortable remote meeting and interaction environments possible.”

About Yamaha Unified Communications

Audio and video conferencing solutions from Yamaha make collaboration more efficient and increase productivity wherever people work. Yamaha's renowned, quality-driven approach to designing and manufacturing professional microphone systems, conference phones and video soundbars ensures superior audio quality, reliability and flexibility.

Yamaha's Unified Communications (UC) products are available both wired and wireless, enabling users to have natural and clear conversations in any meeting room.