High performance group audio-guide system for smartphones
VoxOverWiFi is a cutting-edge tool for group audio-guiding or audio-commentary in museums, theatres, cultural attractions, conferences, and tour or cruise groups. It uses proprietary application software on guest and escort smartphones to relay the voice of your guide to visitors over WiFi, thereby eliminating the need for investment in audio hardware. This unique system gives tour participants the flexibility to wander at will while enjoying live, interactive commentary and feedback though multiple channels using their own smartphones and headsets.
How it works
VoxOverWiFi is a simple but robust application that turns iOS mobile devices into a transmitter for your local guides, conference hosts or tour leaders. The same downloaded app also converts visitor or guest smartphones (both Android and iOS) into receivers. The local guide then creates a streaming channel in the app using a simple personalised name (e.g. “4 pm English Ancient Egypt tour”). Tour participants scan the available channels and join the appropriate tour. Speakers may set passwords to prevent unauthorised access to their tour.
To connect a transmitter and a receiver, guides and participants must be connected on the same Wi-Fi network. This link is enabled using your own Wi-Fi routers (if the building has consistent coverage across the length of the tour), or by one of our sophisticated Vox Portable Routers (VPR). The system does not require an internet or 4G connection (except for the initial app download) as audio streaming happens only on the localised network.