It’s good to Talk
Listen Technologies is boasting the ‘largest range of any existing portable FM technology’ with the 100m it cites for its ListenTalk mobile two-way communication system. The solution has been developed for noisy, crowded and/or mobile environments where people need to communicate with others and wish to avoid having to shout or whisper, such as worship services.
The communication system has been created to allow contact with leaders and other participants in a group via the one-touch talk-back feature. Participant talk-back mode can be set up for one-to-one, one-to-many or all-to-all communication. ListenTalk operates with encryption on the 1.9GHz band while a docking station case charges, stores and programs the devices. Additional ListenTalk features include a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, simple user interface and technology that enables devices to be deployed globally.
Users have the option to carry the ListenTalk transceiver with built-in microphone in their pocket or attach it to a belt or lanyard. The device comes standard with an ear speaker. Additionally, a variety of headsets are available, and the system is compatible with personal smartphone earbuds.
One of the most notable features is the way the system is configured. Instead of manually selecting and configuring channels, this is done using near field communication (NFC). As such, ListenTalk devices can be automatically configured in the docking station tray to accommodate up to 10 simultaneous groups operating in the same space. Thanks to NFC, users can switch groups by touching the ListenTalk device to another leader device.