What is a tour guide system?
Tour guide systems provide audio reinforcement in in situations when a speaker’s voice must overcome distance and background noise (such as a factory tour).
Tour guide systems consist of a wireless transmitter with a microphone that broadcasts the voice of the tour leader or the interpreter to individual receivers with headphones or earbuds. The… Read the rest
All PA systems (or public address systems) have three things in common: a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to boost it electronically and at least one speaker to broadcast it to a listening audience.
Beyond these commonalities, PA systems come in all shapes and sizes
, from handheld megaphones at football games to massive, scaffold-mounted systems with dozens… Read the rest
Adding audio to your presentations should be simple: just hit play on your device, and sound comes out of your PA system. Right?
As many event planners have found out the hard way, it’s not so easy. Different media players have different audio adapter sizes, cords aren’t always long enough and PA systems don’t always offer enough audio inputs.
Fortunately,… Read the rest
Conference microphone systems can be a major research and resource investment for event planners.
But as meetings and conferences balloon in size, microphone systems that ensure everyone’s voice is heard and that the the dialogue flows smoothly are no longer a luxury — they’re indispensable.
What exactly are conference microphone systems, and why are they so critical to the smooth… Read the rest
If you’re planning your next big meeting, wireless conference table microphone systems are a terrific choice to electrify your event and give everyone a voice.
Perhaps you’ve already reviewed the various types of conference table microphones
available for different types of meetings and events. But there’s still another question: why should you take the plunge and choose wireless over wired… Read the rest
When buying or renting microphone systems, event and conference planners routinely face unfamiliar technological challenges.
Perhaps you’re familiar with table microphone systems
, or you’ve investigated the pros and cons of renting conference microphones
Now you need to ponder the next challenge: is it time to step up and add sophisticated voting microphone systems
to your conference table?
Here… Read the rest
When planning multilingual events and international conferences, event planners find themselves up against many different challenges on top of the usual headaches of planning a large, hi-tech event.
By far the largest hurdle, however, is the language barrier.
Simultaneous interpreting using a dedicated, wireless interpreting system is likely to be the best solution for many events.
But buying an interpreting… Read the rest
At many large events — in particular international conferences — planners rely on simultaneous interpreting
to keep discussions flowing smoothly between multilingual participants.
involves isolated interpreters (usually working in groups or teams) who listen to a presentation in one language and then relay the speech in a target language as the presentation continues. The target audience listens on… Read the rest
To facilitate discussions in front of colleagues sitting around a conference table, microphone systems are a must. They not only amplify the voices of discussion participants, but also allow moderators to control the flow of the conversation with a chairman mic.
Table microphone systems
also come with a host of additional features that allow for voting and simultaneous interpreting. Some… Read the rest
What is a breakout group?
Breakout groups are a common fixture at conferences and business events. But what are they?
Breakout groups are small-group sessions organized within larger conferences around topics determined by conference attendees or organizers.
These groups adjourn to smaller conference rooms, explore challenges and solutions related to their topics, and then return to the larger conference audience… Read the rest