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Overview

The Navilution EVO System is a GPS triggered commentary system with up to 60 channels for simultaneous delivery of audio to passengers in different languages and topics.  The system includes everything needed (except for seatback controllers and CAT5 cables- sold separately). Included is a display control panel and external GPS antenna/receiver for reliable GPS triggering.  Passengers use headphones to plug into seatback controllers that enables them to select language, adjust volume and select “More Info”.  This system is referred to as a “hardwired system”, as each seatback controller is installed in the seat or on a sidewall and connected to the system via a CAT5 cable run through the seat, or sidewall of the vehicle or vessel, supplying power and audio. The seatback controller also has a patented design which includes braille for the visually impaired and contoured channels which help guide the user’s finger over the contactless switches for volume and channel adjustments. Route planning, GPS triggers and tour development are simple and easy using Navilution Cortex, a proprietary cloud-based software tool. Data can be collected from the EVO system and graphed with the cloud-based Cortex software to show data gathered regarding languages and segments played. For audio tour development, there is basic, advanced and creative tour development training and Listen tour development partners that can help in the development of your audio tour.  The system also supports video delivery to an onboard monitor to enhance passenger experience and can be used for ASL

The Display Control Panel (“DCP”) is an external display that improves safety and reduces drivers and captains’ distractions. Displaying the elapsed time of audio tour commentary, drivers and captains manage route timing without slowing down or speeding up. The easy to read touch screen shows the audio commentary playlist, with play, pause, and stop features for guides. Users access safety and emergency announcements, off-route audio commentary, and quickly set the language to play over the public address system’s speakers using one-finger touches.

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Includes

One (1) LN-100E Navilution EVO Server
One (1) LN-075-DCP Navilution Display Control Panel
One (1) LN-050-GPSR Navilution GPS Receiver
One (1) LNA-100E-SBCT Navilution Seatback Controller Mounting Template
One (1) LNA-046-7HK Navilution SBC Installation Hex Key – 7/64″, Qty: 4
One (1) Quick Start Guide
Cortex – Cloud-based Tour Development Software

Highlights

  • GPS triggered commentary system with up to 60 channels for simultaneous delivery of audio to passengers in different languages and topics.
  • Passenger headphone plug into mounted hardwired seatback controllers to select language or topic, adjust volume, and select “More Info”.
  • Proprietary Cortex cloud-based tour development software makes it simple, easy and fast to build audio tours. Basic, advanced and creative tour design training is available, or tour development partners can create your tours.
  • HDMI video delivery of story supporting visual experience or ASL for the hearing impaired and deaf.
  • Display Control Panel (DCP) enable the operator to start/stop tours.
  • Local audio-video dealer can provide sales, installation and support
Configurations & Architectural Specs

Configurations

LNS-100E-DC (12VDC/24VDC) Navilution EVO System
LNS-100E-01 Navilution EVO System (North America)
LNS-100E-02 Navilution EVO System (Asia, UK)
LNS-100E-03 Navilution EVO System (Europe)

Architectural Specs

The multi-channel GPS triggered commentary system (system) shall be capable of playing up to sixty channels of audio simultaneously to be used on a moving vehicle or vessel with the audio being delivered to seatback controllers and to an onboard public address system. The system shall be triggered automatically via GPS or manually by an operator via a control panel, a mobile device or a foot switch. The system shall include an external GPS 18X OEM, high sensitivity GPS sensor and receiver to ensure reliable location triggering. The system shall be capable of being operated on DC voltages 12VDC or 24VDC or AC voltages 110VAC or 220VAC. The system shall have audio connections to connect to a public address system and shall receive both line and microphone inputs. The system shall have an HDMI output for playing of video on a remote on-board monitor.

Programming of the system shall be done using on-line software based on Google maps and shall include route planning; GPS trigger zone programming; uploading of audio files; and exporting to the system via a USB flash drive or similar.

Seatback controllers for passenger use shall be provided and will be connected to the system via daisy chained CAT-5 cables. The controllers will have provision to select up to sixty channels of audio. The controllers will have user controls for selection of channels and volume control. The connector to user headphones shall 3.5mm. The controller will have provisions to enable persons with sight challenges to easily use the controller.

The Listen LNS-100E Navilution EVO System is specified.

Product Specifications
Specification LNS-100E
This specification only details the specification of the LN-100E server. For specifications of the other components of this system, please go to the product page of that component.

Physical

Dimensions (H x W x D) 44.14 mm (1.74 in.) x 236.89 mm (9.33 in.) x 207.27 mm (8.16 in.)
Unit Weight 1.72 kg (3.8 lbs.)
Shipping Weight 2.72 kg (6.0 lbs.)

Controls

IMP Switch PA Out Mic/line switch. Up- Line, nominal -13dBu / Down-Mic, nominal -59dBu.

Indicators

Power / Status LED Solid Green under normal operation. Flashes Green when uploading tours or firmware updates.
SBC Port 1-8 Amber LED Flashing Amber, data transfer.
SBC Port 1-8 Green LED Solid Green, physical link established.
DCP Port Green LED Solid Green, physical link established. Flashing Green, data transfer.

Interconnections - Rear Panel

Power Molex CONN HEADER R/A 4POS 5.7MM, 24Vdc at 16 amps under max load, 12Vdc at 13 amps under max load.
GPS RJ-11, Dedicated connection to LN-050-GPSR GPS receiver.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Connects to HDMI enabled monitor for displaying video segments.
USB Type A 2.0 female
DCP RJ-45, Dedicated port for LN-075-DCP Display Control Panel connection.
SBC RJ-45, Dedicated power and data ports for SBC loom connection.
ANT SMA Antenna, Female for Wifi Control.
CTRL DB-9 Male D-Sub Connector. Control port for Track Advance Switch connection.

Interconnections - Front Panel

Audio Inputs RCA: 4 analog mono, unbalanced inputs.
Mic A Female XLR, 1/4" Phone combo jack, unbalanced.
Mic B Female XLR, 1/4" Phone combo jack, unbalanced.
12V2A Power Out 2 Pin Molex, Dedicated port for LN-075-DCP power.
PA Outputs RCA: 2 analog, mono, unbalanced outputs.

Audio - In

Nominal Level -10dBu
Max Level +13dBu
Noise Floor -75dBu
Dynamic Range 88dB
Impedance 3K Ohms
Frequency Response +/-1dB from 20Hz to 20KHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65dB
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.05 @ 1KHz

Audio - Mic A & B

Nominal Level -45dBu to -35dBu
Max Level -19dBu
Impedance 100K Ohms
Frequency Response +/-1dB from 20Hz to 20KHz
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.05 @ 1KHz

Audio - PA Out

Nominal Level -22dBu
Max Level -10dBu
Noise Floor -69dBu
Dynamic Range 59dB
Frequency Response +/-4dB from 20Hz to 15KHz
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.2% @ 1KHz

AC Power Supply

AC Power Supply Input 120 - 240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2.5A
AC Power Supply Output 24Vdc, 10A
Connector Molex CONN RCPT HSG 4POS 5.70MM
Fuse 20A Blade Fuse, ATO (Regular).
Compliance FCC, CE

DC Power Cable (LNA-040-PC)

Connector Molex CONN RCPT HSG 4POS 5.70MM
Fuse 20A Blade Fuse, ATO (Regular).
Cable Length 183cm (72 in.)

Environmental

Temperature - Operating 0 C to +40 C (32 F to +104 F)
Temperature - Storage -20 C to +50 C (-4 F to +122 F)
Relative Humidity 0 - 95%, Non condensing.

Compliance

Standards FCC, IC, RoHS, TUV, CE

Server

Programming Via Cloud Software: Navilution Cortex software for route building and content management.
Max Channels 63
Max SBCs (24VDC power) 40 max per loom pair, 150 max per server
Max SBCs (12VDC power) 34 max per loom pair, 100 max per server
Max SBCs (AC Supply) 40 max per loom pair, 90 max per server
Audio Media File Format MP3, 128kbps, mono
Audio Bit Depth 16 Bit
Audio Sampling Rate 44.1KHz
Video Media File Format MP4
Max Trigger points 120 per route
Wi-Fi Control 2.4GHz HTTP
FAQ
Q How many seatback controllers can be used on Navilution EVO?
A The maximum number of seatback controllers on a 110/220VAC or 24VAC system, is 160 and on a 12VDC system, the maximum is 64. However, this number may be lower depending on the total length of the connecting cables.
Q What is a loom?
A This refers to the daisy-chained connections between seatback controllers. There are eight loom connectors on Navilution EVO. A CAT5 cable is connected to the server, then to the first seatback controller. Then additional seatback controllers are daisy-chained from the first seatback controller.
Q Why should I choose the Navilution System from Listen?
A For over 23 years, Listen has been a quality developer and manufacturer of reliable and mission-critical audio-visual equipment to the world. Rest assured, you know that Listen is constantly improving and supporting its products. And our worldwide audio-visual partners will be there to support you in the design, installation, and maintenance of your system today and as you expand to meet future demands.
Q How do I get support for my Navilution system?
A Call your local reseller you purchased it from and/or call Listen directly. We provide support in most countries worldwide.
Q What are the options for power on a Navilution Server?
A The Navilution Server can be powered from a vehicle DC power source that is 12VDC to 24VDC or it can be powered from an 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz AC power supply.
Q I need a single language system going to the PA system in my vehicle or vessel – which system should I purchase?
A Any Navilution system can be used for your PA system. However, if you ever wanted to add seatback controllers, you would want to use a Navilution EVO system or if you ever wanted to upgrade to a Listen EVERYWHERE system for Wi-Fi commentary delivery to smart devices, you would want to use a Navilution NEXT system.
Q How many channels does Navilution EVERYWHERE System have?
A The Navilution EVERYWHERE System has 16 channels that can be expanded by duplicating systems.
Q I already have my audio stories recorded. Can they be used on Navilution?
A Yes. Simply import them into Cortex, Listen’s proprietary on-line tour development software.
Q What format should the audio files be in?
A Audio files need to be in .mp3 128kbps Mono 44.1khz format. Whatever format your audio files are in they can easily be converted to meet those parameters using free software on the internet. These files will have to follow a specific file naming protocol so that Cortex can recognize different language files.
Q How do you get route information, GPS coordinates and tour audio onto the Navilution server?
A Using the proprietary on-line software called Cortex, you do the tour development which includes routing planning and adding GPS trigger points on Google maps, and then uploading your audio stories to your media library. Once completed, you export the audio tour to a USB thumb drive and then simply plug the USB drive into the Navilution Server USB port. Your tour automatically updates the Navilution server.
Q Is it possible to have both seatback controllers and a Listen EVERYWHERE on the same Navilution server?
A No, not at this point. Stay tuned!
Q What are my options for purchasing, installing and supporting my Navilution system in my country?
A Listen has many audio-visual integrators throughout the world that are experts in designing, programming, installing, and supporting your system. Contact our Sales team at [email protected] to assist with finding an AV Integrator in your area.
Q How do you control a Navilution System?
A The most common way is to use the included Display Control Panel (DCP). You can also connect to the Navilution server using a smart phone or tablet.
Q What does the Display Control Panel (DCP) do?
A This is used by the operator to start and stop automated tours, manually start stories and other functions such as setting the default language for audio out to your PA’s systems speakers as well as notifying the operator which story is next in your playlist.
Q How does the GPS work?
A To ensure reliable operation of system, a Garmin GPS receiver and remote antenna comes standard with all Navilution systems. The antenna should be mounted outside of the vehicle or vessel to ensure it has a strong signal from GPS satellites.
Q What happens if you go into a tunnel or a location where there is no GPS signal?
A There are two ways of solving this: 1) Just before entering location of the GPS dead spot, you can GPS trigger an audio story to start with a predefined time delay and then trigger the audio story based on the time; or 2) audio stories can be manually started by the operator.
Q Can I GPS trigger commentary when delayed by heavy traffic?
A Yes, using Cortex you can set up audio stories for both low and high traffic scenarios, so your passengers remain entertained on routes where high traffic is a challenge.
Q Can I GPS trigger audio stories if I go down a street in both directions?
A Yes, your audio stories will trigger in both directions. You can assign a directional heading to a GPS trigger which means your audio story will only play based on the direction your vehicle or vessel is moving.
Q Does GPS triggering work in highly remote areas?
A Yes, we work with many operators around the globe, GPS triggering stories from remote mountain canyons, Norwegian Fjords to Middle Eastern deserts.
Q Does the Navilution system support assistive listening?
A Yes, and you can deliver GPS triggered ASL stories using video to external screens using HDMI out on the server. With Listen EVERYWHERE, users can stream audio to their hearing aids from their smart devices using Bluetooth.
Q Can I play music between audio stories?
A Yes, you can use music between audio stories, an option in the online tour development software.

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