Hampton Court Palace recently purchased a Tourtalk TT 40 system for educational tours. After discussing their requirements in detail, it was clear that the Tourtalk system would be perfect.
Tourtalk is a portable wireless tour guide system that helps tour groups overcome background noise and distance from the guide. Tourtalk operates up to a distance of 120 metres and accommodates a limitless number of receivers.
This one-way radio communication system enables the guide to speak at a comfortable level to the group whilst ensuring they are clearly heard. The guide uses a transmitter. They can either speak into a microphone or connect another audio device e.g. mp3 player, to communicate with the group. The audio message is then transmitted to the receivers.
The visitors are supplied with a receiver and an earphone to hear the guide’s message. Each receiver has a volume control enabling each person to adjust their own volume to a comfortable level, without disturbing other people in the vicinity.
The system was supplied with two transmitters and thirty-nine receivers, for maximum flexibility. Depending on the size of the audience, the guides can choose to either conduct one large tour with one guide and thirty-nine visitors, or conduct two separate tours, and split the visitors between them.
The Tourtalk system comprised of-
2 x Tourtalk TT 40-T Bodypack transmitter with lapel microphone and Aux-in lead
2 x Tourtalk TT-HM Headband microphone
39 x Tourtalk TT-R Bodypack receiver with TT 40-SEP single earphone
2 x Tourtalk TT-C25 Charger/Transport case
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex, and within the postal town East Molesey, Surrey. It has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century.
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