Press release

Providing safety and service through announcements at unique intelligibility

PA systems at airports first and foremost are meant to keep passengers safe, informed and reassured. In cooperation with AviaVox, TOA now offers the possibility to generate automated voice announcements at a unique voice clarity using the EN54-certified voice alarm system VX-3000 in combination with the AviaVox intelligent announcement systems. With its wide range of high quality speakers, TOA guarantees the continued surpassing voice intelligibility of these announcements even in the challenging acoustics of wide and crowded spaces common to airports.

With its unique phoneme technology, AviaVox is able to generate fully natural announcements in a multitude of languages. In fact, the quality of these announcements, though created by a software, cannot be distinguished from a well-trained human speaker.

The system is connected to the airport operational database, and constantly receives flight status updates. In accordance with the individual airport announcement policy these updates trigger automatically generated announcements which are then distributed by the VX-3000 – with all the benefits that come with the capabilities of TOA’s flagship product e. g. such as addressing specific zones, prioritizing of announcements and offering comfort and atmosphere through background music.

The flexible and scalable IP-based system architecture of the VX-3000 provides up to 320 kW rated output power. This makes it applicable for airports from small to large, with up to 2560 zones and 1280 remote microphones. The addition of the VX-3308WM – TOA’s new all-in-one voice alarm wall mount system – allows its use even in small and remote locations. 

Dr. Thomas Schäfers, Manager Productmanagement from TOA Electronics Europe, states:

“Thanks to the cooperation with AviaVox we are able to combine the benefits of automated human-like messages at airports with a sophisticated voice alarm and public address system to set a new standard when it comes to safety and comfort in airports.”

TOA showcases the integration of AviaVox with its voice alarm and public address system at the ISE 2019 in Amsterdam:

ISE 2019 | Booth N205 in hall 7 | 5-8th February 2019 | Invitation Code 706584

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About TOA Electronics Europe

Founded in 1934 in the Japanese city of Kobe, the TOA Corporation draws upon more than 80 years of experience in research developing and selling of professional audio and security technology.  Starting with the first transistor megaphone, TOA became a globally operating company and now sells voice evacuation systems and acoustic solutions in over 120 countries. TOA Electronics Europe GmbH is the European subsidiary of the TOA Corporation and responsible for the business operations in the EMEA markets.

“We supply sound, not equipment”. TOA provides professional audio solutions for all kinds of applications – e.g. schools, concert halls, shopping malls, airports and stadiums.

The TOA product range includes:

  • Voice Evacuation Systems and certified loudspeakers
  • Intercom Systems
  • Speakers
  • ProSound Systems
  • Wireless Microphone Systems
  • Conference Systems

The infographic shows the principle integration of the AviaVox system that generates human-like voice announcements at airports which are then distributed by the voice alarm and public address system – the VX-3000 – by TOA.

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