When you want to make an impression during a facility tour, you need clarity in communication. Convenience and efficiency make for a smooth tour when corporate staff and potential clients come to visit. However the real value of factory tours is the information gained from the speakers. Therefore organizers must make sure clear audio is transferred from the presenter to the tour group.
The problem is, not every wireless audio tour guide system performs the way it should. For instance, headsets systems from companies like sennheiser, tgs, and listentalk offer bluetooth technology that can result in broken speech, static or no audio. High background noise and numerous physical obstacles on the factory floor can disrupt the radio waves that affect audio quality through wireless receivers. Spotty wifi service is a potential obstacle for the same reasons. Another issue you might notice is that you can only talk and listen within a short range on a bluetooth enabled wireless microphone. You may also hear crosstalk in your earbuds from a separate group of tour participants on site if using a below-grade wireless tour guide system.
The good news is, Plant-Tours.com offers you the newest, most advanced choices for producing clear sound during a tour. We supply one-way and two-way communication systems rated up to a 150 foot range to ensure you deliver crisp, clear dialog.
Features of High-Quality Wireless Tour Guide Systems
Our proprietary tour guide headset systems include earphones or an earpiece, receiver, transmitter (transceiver) and are built specifically for large and loud areas, like the manufacturing facility floor. With a simple cord that attaches the headset to the receiver/transmitter you can be sure that ease of use and audio quality will be perfect no matter what the environment is like. A push-to-talk feature allows a participant to remain as hands-free as possible during the tour.
Large operating range – For instance, we have the Portable Wireless PT-5500 microphone that allows a speaker to reach a group of people within 80-100 feet. We also can provide you with a PT-1000 receiver that reaches up to 150 feet in case you have a larger crowd.
Multiple programmable channels – Avoid audio conflicts when you schedule more than one tour at a time. Choose a channel that no one else is on, and you will not hear any crosstalk. Our digital one-way tour headset systems operate in the 72-76 mhz frequency range and our analog two-way system has 15 channels and operates in the 462 mhz frequency range – pll, uhf signal. Having multiple channels available is perfect for multiple tours groups communicating at the same time without audio interference. An example of this would be for language interpretation: tour organizers can set up an interpretation system easily by putting an interpreter in an area of the facility where they can perform simultaneous interpretation while the tour group, wearing their assistive listening devices, can hear the simultaneous interpretation going on at the same time without distraction.
Mute button – This will allow for greater privacy when needed. It also helps you reduce noise occurring from breathing and side conversations between tour attendees.
Long battery life – We provide wireless tour guide systems that last over eight hours on one full power supply. We also have systems in which you can place your transmitters and receivers in a charging case overnight which acts as a charger for your rechargeable batteries. By morning, your lithium battery charged units will be ready for you to use for a whole day.
Impact resistant – A durable, strong system will last you for years. For example, our PT-1000 receiver will stay intact even if dropped. Its triple UV coating also slows down the everyday wear and tear process.
Noise reduction features – Noise reduction eliminates background noise, such as machines, HVAC, production lines, etc. It allows you to clearly understand the tour guide, even in loud conditions.
CoNvenience Attributes to Look for in Wireless Tour Guide Systems
In addition to providing you with clear audio sound, the convenience of your systems will also impress your corporate plant visitors. Ideally, you will want a microphone that you can hold in your hand and easily pass to another speaker. In addition, lightweight equipment will ensure you are not weighed down during long tours.
Equipment that can be worn in different positions, such as a multi-position headset, results in smoother tour guide sessions. We also have systems that you can wear with a hard hat to allow for high-fidelity audio plus maximum protection when entering production work spaces. All our equipment is PPE friendly too. Wear comfortably with safety glasses, masks and a neck loop or lanyard.
The ability to turn equipment on and off with the same dial used to adjust the volume also makes presenting tours easy. Having units on hand you can keep in the charging case even when not in use also helps, especially if you need to keep it stored in a tight space and transport it often.
Some charger bays provide you the ability to change the channel on all your devices at once. This provides for easy access to frequencies no one else is currently using. When on the correct channel, you also can answer questions immediately if using a two-way system.
How to Prepare for Your Next Corporate Tour
We recommend dividing your tour groups into a maximum of around 30-40 people to allot for unplanned events that can come up during a tour. Have a greeting area set up with tables containing id tags and headsets systems ready for distribution. If lcd screens are available, identify group participants for easy recognition. A PA system or sound system with an amplifier can be used to make tour announcements and opening remarks. If need be, you can schedule up to 17 tours at a time with our multi-channel systems.
If you need help setting up your corporate tour guide system or translation system, you can count on us for plenty of tour tips to make sure they will work on the “big day.” Even if you already rent or own our products, we recommend conducting tests before your next set of scheduled tours.
Contact us if you have more questions about choosing the right wireless system for your next corporate tour.