Wireless tour systems will help you communicate effectively during a tour. These tour guide systems have less mess as they do not have cables and wires, and they are easy to install and operate. However, wireless tour guide systems are not created equal. In most cases, people on tours may not hear the guide properly. This happens when there are distractions and noise pollution.
What To Consider Before Purchasing Wireless Tour Guide Systems
The challenge with wireless tour headsets is that they may have a short range, the battery may be poor quality, and the audio quality may be poor. Having a microphone that only operates over short-range limits your tour as you always try to stay within the range. A poor system battery limits the time you can hold the tour and also necessitates the need for backup batteries. In most poor-quality wireless tour guide systems, you will hear crosstalk as noise from other groups having a tour of the facility.
There are so many factors in a factory that can affect communication. Noise, physical obstacles, and other waves within the facility can affect how you communicate. As such, you need a headset that beats all these to ensure communication is clear at all times.
At Plant-Tours.com, we ensure you have the best quality headsets for crisp clear audio. We offer you one-way systems and two-way systems that transmit audio over a range of 150 feet. These are systems that meet the needs of even the largest factories.
WHAT MAKES THE BEST QUALITY WIRELESS TOUR GUIDE SYSTEMS?
Our tour guide systems comprise:
- Transmitters (transceivers)
The system is easy to set up and works effectively in large and noisy factories. You can use them on the manufacturing floor and still enjoy crisp, clear wireless communication. These are fully wireless headsets with only a short cord connecting the headset to the transmitter/receiver. They deliver high-quality sound regardless of the level of noise in the background. Here is what each wireless system gives you:
Push to talk
Each headset has a push-to-talk feature, which allows you to operate it as hands-free as possible to minimize distractions during the tour.
Long operating range
Our Wireless PT-5500 microphone sends audio over a distance of 80 – 100 feet and communicates to large groups. If you have a large facility, you can go for our PT-1000 receiver that allows you to speak to a group of people about 150 feet away and serves an even larger crowd.
Several programmable channels
If you have more than one tour at the same time, having multiple channels helps you avoid confusion. Program the channels and then pick one that no one else is on, and there will be no crosstalk. The digital one-way tour guide system operates in the frequency range 72-76 MHz while our analog two-way system offers 15 channels with a 462 MHz frequency range with pll, UHF signal. Having multiple channels allows you to accommodate multiple tour groups at the same time. For instance, you can set up interpretation where a language interpreter gives their interpretation at the same time as the tour guide without any interference. This simultaneous translation helps you save time and accommodate attendees from all walks of life.
This button helps reduce noise and gives privacy to people attending the tour. When you mute, you reduce the noise from breathing and conversations and noise between attendees.
Long battery life
Our wireless headsets can last for at least eight hours with one full charge. After a tour day, place the lithium batteries in their case (which is their charger) and charge them overnight for tours the following day.
You can use our headsets for many years to come without them breaking down. For instance, you can drop down our PT-1000 receiver, and it will continue operating as it should when you pick it up. It has a triple UV coating that ensures the impacts of everyday use are not visible.
Noise cancellation features
Once set on, the headsets cancel out noise in the background. The noise from machines, production lines, and HVAC will not be audible through the headsets. You will clearly hear the tour guide even on the manufacturing floor.
FEATURES THAT MAKE A GOOD WIRELESS TOUR GUIDE SYSTEM
Although a good sound topples all other qualities of the best wireless headset system, you also need a convenient and comfortable system. It should be easy to set up and easy to use. For starters, the attendees will prefer a simple microphone system that they can hold in their hands. Further, you need lightweight equipment, especially for tours that go on for a few hours.
A headset you can wear in multiple positions also comes in handy. You can wear our headset with a hard hat on, with your lanyard, with a turtleneck, safety glasses, and your mask comfortably. No matter how long the tour lasts, you will be comfortable in the headset. Each of our proprietary headsets is PPE friendly, so you are safe wherever you decide to take the tour.
Quick Audio Adjustments
You can turn the headset on and off and raise or lower the audio volume using the same dial. This way, you remain hands-free during most of the tour. The charging case provides you with a simple and convenient carrying case to hold your headset, especially when not in use.
There are charger bays that allow you to change the channels on all the headsets at the same time. This is ideal when you need to make a quick channel change to a channel no one is using. Once you change the channel, you can communicate to the attendees and answer their questions if you are using a two-way headset.
Easy To Use And Good Sound Quality
A system with only a few buttons and dials is impressively simple to use. The guide and the attendees will have an easy time using the microphone system. You also want a sound that doesn’t damage or irritate your ears, and that is what our system offers. By canceling out noise, the system leaves only the voice of the guide, which is comfortable for the ears.
PREPARING FOR THE NEXT CORPORATE TOUR
Before the day of the tour, have a plan of activities to carry out in order to ensure a successful plant tour. This will help ease the confusion that may arise if there are more than two tour groups at the same time. Plan for events where there are multiple tour attendees or there are large groups that you have to divide into smaller groups. A tour group should have between 30 and 40 people. The size of your facility will determine the number of attendees you have in each group. These small groups are easy to handle if an unplanned activity comes up during the tour.
Set Up a Greeting Space
On the day of the tour set up a greeting space. There should be a table with all the needed equipment for the tour. The headsets should be on the table ready for distribution. Also, have ID tags for the attendees. An LCD screen comes in handy when you need to display something and to help you recognize group members. For any announcements and greetings before the tour, have a PA system with an amplifier. However, if the greeting area is not noisy, you can do the opening remarks without a public address system.
Test The Tour Guide System a Day Earlier
With our multi-channel headsets, you can hold up to 17 tours at the same time. If you have not used our systems before, set them a day earlier and test their operation. We will guide you the whole way to ensure you have everything you need on the big day. Even if you have used the headsets before, it still pays to test the system before the day of the tour. With social distancing and other health concerns, it pays to have a headset that allows you to reach tour attendees even when you are several feet away from them.