Bosch Extends the Functionality of its Digital Congress Network Wireless Discussion System


New interpretation facilities and enhanced connectivity

o Connects to any DCN Next Generation Wired Discussion System
o 10-language capacity for interpretation
o Easy to install and operate with no impact on location

Bosch Security Systems has introduced important extensions to the functionality of its DCN Wireless Discussion System. The wireless discussion units can now be combined with DCN Next Generation wired discussion units to provide an easy and efficient way of adding extra capacity to any wired DCN Next Generation conference facility. Moreover, in addition to discussion and voting facilities, the DCN Wireless system now offers 10-language interpretation capability, enabling participants to follow discussions in their native language via a channel selector on the wireless discussion units.

Introduced in 2006, Bosch's DCN Wireless Discussion System has been specially designed for multi-use venues, particularly where rapid set-up and dismantling are needed for different configurations and number of participants. Up to 150 of Boschs attractively designed table-top discussion units can be quickly placed anywhere and rearranged to suit a change of configuration. The system can be installed, rearranged and operated with virtually no impact on the integrity of a historical location, which means there is no need to worry about damaging antique decoration or affecting the aesthetics of a grand hall. The single Wireless Access Point (WAP) unit, which can be mounted on a wall, ceiling or tripod, has an effective range of 30 meters, which is usually more than adequate for a conference venue with up to 150 participants, depending on the seating configuration.

For connection to a DCN Next Generation Wired Discussion System, Bosch has introduced an upgrade of the existing Wireless Central Control Unit capable of controlling up to 150 wireless and up to 95 wired units.

Three new versions of the wireless discussion unit are available. The basic version allows one delegate to talk and listen, a second version is designed for two delegates, while a third version has voting functionality. All three new versions have a built-in channel selector for language selection and all can be easily converted into a chairman unit by adding a 'priority' button and throwing a switch. Discussion units are protected against interference from other devices such as mobile phones or those that use Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® or even microwave signals.

The DCN Wireless Discussion System is controlled by Windows®-based Congress Control Software, which is easy to install and to operate. Discussion unit icons in the synoptic control interface are simply assigned to operating functions. The software allows operators to view the status and key functions of each discussion unit. If voting units are used, results can be shown on a large-screen display and logged. Moreover, the software is optimized for touch-screen control with a multi-lingual graphical user interface (GUI).

The wireless system offers high-level security thanks to Bosch's digital protection technique. This features automatic subscription blocking in which further subscriptions are prevented even if the administrator forgets to close the subscription process.

See www.boschsecurity.com for further information

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 272,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Bosch Security Systems
Erika Garge
P.O. Box 12 70
D-85504 Ottobrunn
Germany
Phone: +49 89 6290-1647
Fax: +49 89 6290-281647
E-mail: erika.goerge@de.bosch.com
www.boschsecurity.com

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