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Tour-Mate’s Eco-Box audioguides
enable visitors to listen to infor-
mation in an environmentally
friendly way without power
comparison, but they’re just as inno-
vative. The Eco-Box is designed to
provide audio segments to visitors
without requiring batteries or an
external source of power. It oper-
ates like a battery-free crank radio,
with users turning a handle on the
front of the box and pushing a but-
ton to listen to audio.
The weather-resistant, energy effi -
cient boxes can withstand extreme
heat and cold conditions, and have been used in environments Tour-Mate CEO Neil Poch says he believes venues are increas-
from Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada to Red Rock Canyon ingly looking for diverse platforms, from hand-held devices to
in Nevada, US. Another version of the box has been introduced, products like Eco-Box, to deliver interpretation to a broad range
allowing visitors without full appendage use to access audio by of demographics. “The same client that uses Eco-Boxes for out-
sliding a forearm under a dual wheel handle. And new from Tour- door interpretation may also use our SC550 Wand system, or an
Mate is its EB200 model, which stores energy as the user turns the RF-based group guide system inside their buildings,” he says.
wheel, allowing users to stop and listen for 90 seconds after 30 With the increasingly diverse set of technologies in the mul-
seconds of cranking. (Energy will be stored on a bank of capaci- timedia guide and audioguide realms, venues looking for more
tors to keep the box carbon neutral.) platforms to engage with visitors defi nitely have plenty of choice. ●
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