Audio & multimedia guides

Opus Series

Opus is a revolutionary series of compact and robust screen-based players, developed and designed specifically for on site interpretation of museums and visitor venues.


This ground-breaking series of guides ushers in a new world of interpretive possibilities for institutions that value sophisticated design and require rugged, easy to use players. With Opus, institutions can provide visitors access to various digital resources - video, images and animation on top of the traditional audio - in a platform catering exactly to the needs of their visitors.


The high-performance computing capabilities of Opus will amaze visitors accustomed to sophisticated graphic images and digital movies: its processing speed and memory capacity enable delivery of high resolution video files and the CD-quality sound that users of consumer technology demand.


The content manager is intuitive and flexible, allowing for simple additions and deletions of content, as well as more complex functions, like integration of timed audio with video and images.


Opus comes in two formats: Opus Click™ and Opus Touch™
 

Opus Click™ is a keypad-driven guide


- High quality color landscape 55 mm/2.2" screen; automatic backlight
- Self-lighting mobile phone style keypad
- Numeric and programmable function keys
- Scrolling function
- Dedicated help key and site-specific customizable key
 

 

Developed and designed for Museums
Key features include:
- Sleek design, rugged case, lightweight
- Full color TFT LCD screen
- Large, expandable memory
- Compatible with a complete range of audio, video, image and animation multimedia formats
- Dual listening mode, via internal speaker and/or through headset/earpiece
- Full day usage between charges
- Remote activation via IR & RF
- Opus Content Manager - easy set up and install, can be used by client
- Modular charging racks


Dual-use Design: Dual-listening mode
Featuring a unique fold-out speaker, each player can be used either as a true wand or as a headset unit

 

Opus Content Manager (OCM)

- A proprietary software package

- Software runs on Windows-based PC

- Allows the creation and modification of content packages for Opus players

- Friendly, easy to use interface

- Enables setting of different behavioral attributes

- Allows drag & drop of media files

- Verifies package integrity


Superb Sound Quality
- CD quality stereo sound
- Range of 10 stepped volume levels
- Over 500 hours of multi-lingual audio content


Highest Image Quality
- Superb visual quality
- QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels), full color
- Over 28 hours of video, or 10,000 images


Memory
- 2GB memory; expandable
- Holds multiple languages and tours
- Guides can contain any combination of audio, images, animation or video clips


Content Delivery
- Software supports audio, video, images and animation
- Multiple ways to access content
- Graphically-rich user interface with menu selection & navigation functions
- Site-customizable screens
- Opus Content Manager for easy on-site content handling


Access for All
- Audio jack induction loop compatibility
- Supports video programming for sign language tours
- Raised marker on key no. 5 (Opus Click™)
- Tested for suitability with disability regulations


Remote Triggering and Synchronization
- Remote content activation via IR and RF technologies
- Synchronization to external multimedia or show control systems
- Fully compatible with Espro Acoustiguide's Positioning and Orientation technology: map-driven or object-driven modes


Data Collection & Visitor Surveys
- Software tracks user click stream
- Customized surveys can be incorporated into the guide's audio/visual content
- Produces easy-to-read reports


Bookmarking
- Visitors can bookmark items of interest either for on-demand printing via MyCollection™ or other post-visit services such as emailing information home
- Map-driven or object-driven modes


Player Dimensions
Length: 132 mm / 5.2” (speaker closed)
180 mm / 7.0” (speaker open)
Width: 57 mm / 2.2”
Depth: 24 mm / 0.9”
Weight: 160 grams / 5.2 oz (including battery and strap)


Energy
Full day operation


Modular Charging System

Innovative modular bay system allows installation flexibility and efficiency


Linked modules (5 players per charging rack) can be wall-mounted, shelf-mounted, placed on a desk or in a drawer.


Charging Rack
- Charges the Opus re-chargeable batteries
- Supports 25 Opus players
- Lockable doors
- Optimized for convenient operation with slanted-up insertion/removal of Opus players
- Shallow foot-print


Standards
Compliance to ISO9000, CE, FCC part 15 and RoHS
 

Opus Touch™ is a touchscreen guide


- High quality color portrait 72 mm/2.83" screen; finger touch sensitive, automatic backlight
- On-screen virtual keypad allows hierarchical menus, thumbnails, or traditional numeric entry
- Self-lighting keypad with Play/Pause & Stop keys, and programmable function keys
- Screen layouts optimized for fingers use - no need for stylus


Developed and designed for Museums
Key features include:
- Sleek design, rugged case, lightweight
- Full color TFT LCD screen
- Large, expandable memory
- Compatible with a complete range of audio, video, image and animation multimedia formats
- Dual listening mode, via internal speaker and/or through headset/earpiece
- Full day usage between charges
- Remote activation via IR & RF
- Opus Content Manager - easy set up and install, can be used by client
- Modular charging racks


Dual-use Design: Dual-listening mode
Featuring a unique fold-out speaker, each player can be used either as a true wand or as a headset unit

 

Opus Content Manager (OCM)

- A proprietary software package

- Software runs on Windows-based PC

- Allows the creation and modification of content packages for Opus players

- Friendly, easy to use interface

- Enables setting of different behavioral attributes

- Allows drag & drop of media files

- Verifies package integrity

 

Superb Sound Quality
- CD quality stereo sound
- Range of 10 stepped volume levels
- Over 500 hours of multi-lingual audio content


Highest Image Quality
- Superb visual quality
- QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels), full color
- Over 28 hours of video, or 10,000 images
 

 

Memory
- 2GB memory; expandable
- Holds multiple languages and tours
- Guides can contain any combination of audio, images, animation or video clips


Content Delivery
- Software supports audio, video, images and animation
- Multiple ways to access content
- Graphically-rich user interface with menu selection & navigation functions
- Site-customizable screens
- Opus Content Manager for easy on-site content handling


Access for All
- Audio jack induction loop compatibility
- Supports video programming for sign language tours
- Raised marker on key no. 5 (Opus Click™)
- Tested for suitability with disability regulations


Remote Triggering and Synchronization
- Remote content activation via IR and RF technologies
- Synchronization to external multimedia or show control systems
- Fully compatible with Espro Acoustiguide's Positioning and Orientation technology: map-driven or object-driven modes


Data Collection & Visitor Surveys
- Software tracks user click stream
- Customized surveys can be incorporated into the guide's audio/visual content
- Produces easy-to-read reports


Bookmarking
- Visitors can bookmark items of interest either for on-demand printing via MyCollection™ or other post-visit services such as emailing information home
- Map-driven or object-driven modes


Player Dimensions
Length: 132 mm / 5.2” (speaker closed)
180 mm / 7.0” (speaker open)
Width: 57 mm / 2.2”
Depth: 24 mm / 0.9”
Weight: 160 grams / 5.2 oz (including battery and strap)


Energy
Full day operation


Modular Charging System
Innovative modular bay system allows installation flexibility and efficiency


Linked modules (5 players per charging rack) can be wall-mounted, shelf-mounted, placed on a desk or in a drawer.


Charging Rack
- Charges the Opus re-chargeable batteries
- Supports 25 Opus players
- Lockable doors
- Optimized for convenient operation with slanted-up insertion/removal of Opus players
- Shallow foot-print


Standards
Compliance to ISO9000, CE, FCC part 15 and RoHS
 

exSite Premium

One of the most advanced audio tour technology on the market today, Acoustiguide's exSite Premium offers superior sound quality, automatic infrared activation and video synchronization, onsite programming and data collection. It also has programmable soft-keys, integrated advanced software applications, and full compatibility with Acoustiguide's MyCollection system.


exSite Premium is part of the exclusive exSite line of wand players designed and manufactured by the Espro Acoustiguide Group. With up to 1GB memory, exSite audio tour system can hold over 250 hours of content to satisfy the most ambitious of institutions. The unit offers high-end CD-quality sound based on advanced audio processing technology which is delivered through a high fidelity speaker embedded in the wand-style unit that is most favored by museum visitors. Advanced features include IR activation and sophisticated survey and data collection capabilities.


The most advanced unit in our exSite line of wand players, the exSite Premium comes with four programmable soft keys for a variety of customized site applications to meet specific institutional needs. An example includes bookmarking, which complements our MyCollection system and enables visitors to download images of their favorite objects for on-demand catalogue and poster-printing in real time at the site.


Superior Sound and Capacity
- CD quality stereo sound
- Rich audio content integrating voice, music and sound effects
- Each unit capable of delivering over 250 hours of multilingual audio content
- Built-in high fidelity speaker
- Can also be used with headphones or single ear-piece
- Multiple ways to access content with tour menus and a choice of tour formats


Accessible Design
- Ergonomic design ensures comfortable use for long periods of time
- Built-in speaker and headphone jack plug for use with headsets
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Wide, alphanumeric and graphic back-lit display screen
- Solid state technology with no moving parts
- Built-in radio triggered alarm (optional)
- Sleek brushed silver casing, customized colors are optional
- Selection screen for easy switching between languages or tour types
- Easy on-site content updating and modification
- ADA sensitive with programmable volume range, T-switch and induction loop compatibility, keypad navigation aid, large back-lit buttons and large graphic display


Customizable Advanced and interactive Features
- Infrared remote activation
- Precise synchronization to external multimedia and Group Guiding systems
- Programmable keypad
- MyCollection/Bookmark capability
- Data Collection (optional)
- Electronic visitors surveys


Memory Capacity
- Up to 1GB, gives up to 250 hours of high quality audio, including narration, music and effects
- All languages, tour types, and content variations can be loaded on the same exSite Premium for maximum convenience


High Performance Soft Keypad
- Up and down keys allow user to easily scroll through various menus and text on screen
- Blue and yellow soft keys beneath the screen are programmable according to a site’s specific needs. These keys can be dedicated to advanced functions including bookmarking, “Yes/No” survey questions, etc.

 

Multiple Ways to Access Content
- Direct Access – by pressing a number or by infrared auto triggering
- Layering – guiding the visitor via audio and menus on the screen to access additional content
- Guided Tour – allowing the site to guide and direct the visitor’s path, leading the visitor through a predetermined linear route.
- Advised Tour – the ability to alternate between Direct Access and Guided Tours – the visitor can either follow audio or screen based recommendations or directly select items of interest


Data Collection
The exSite Premium system enables the collection and statistical analysis of data related to visitor usage patterns. It documents the visitors’ paths through the museum, recording visit duration, language selection, listening behavior and the popularity of different audio segments. This and other data can be categorized according to type and can be exported to external statistical systems for further analysis.


Visitor Surveys Via Electronic Questionnaires
exSite Premium’s software allows the site to collect visitor profiles through electronic questionnaires that are embedded within the unit’s audio program or LCD display. These interactive surveys may inquire about visitor demographics, membership and overall satisfaction.


 

Player Dimenasions
Length 9” (230mm)
Width 2.25” (60mm)
Depth 1.5” (40mm)
Weight 10.25oz (290gr)


Battery
Unit is fully charged from 0 to 100% in 3 hours
Full day usage
Built-in sleep function

 


Programming / Charging Rack
- The Programming / Charging Rack loads content while providing a continuous charge to 40 exSite Premium units simultaneously.
- Updating tour content using a standard CD
- Ability to segregate languages and tour types among units within a single Rack.
- The Rack’s hard drive automatically stores statistical data collected by exSite Premium units about visitors and their usage patterns.


Dimensions
Width 25.5” (64cm)
Height 19” (48cm)
Depth 14.5” (36cm)
Weight 44 lbs (20Kg)


Standards
Compliance to ISO9000, CE, FCC part15 and RoHS

 

exSite Classic

exSite Classic is part of the exclusive exSite line of wand players designed and manufactured by the Espro Acoustiguide Group. With up to 1GB memory, the unit can hold over 250 hours of content to satisfy the most ambitious of institutions. The units offers high-end CD-quality sound based on advanced audio processing technology which is delivered through a high fidelity speaker embedded in the wand-style unit that is most favored by museum visitors. Advanced features include IR activation and sophisticated survey and data collection capabilities.

 

Superior Sound and Capacity
- CD quality stereo sound
- Rich audio content integrating voice, music and sound effects
- Each unit capable of delivering over 250 hours of multilingual audio content
- Built-in high fidelity speaker
- Can also be used with headphones or single ear-piece
- Multiple ways to access content with tour menus and a choice of tour formats


Accessible Design
- Ergonomic design ensures comfortable use for long periods of time
- Built-in speaker and headphone jack plug for use with headsets
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Wide, alphanumeric and graphic back-lit display screen
- Solid state technology with no moving parts
- Built-in radio triggered alarm (optional)
- Black standard color
- Selection screen for easy switching between languages or tour types
- Easy on-site content updating and modification
- ADA sensitive with programmable volume range, T-switch and induction loop compatibility, keypad navigation aid, large back-lit buttons and large graphic display


Customizable Advanced and interactive Features
- Infrared remote activation
- Precise synchronization to external multimedia and Group Guiding systems
- Programmable keypad
- MyCollection/Bookmark capability
- Data Collection (optional)
- Electronic visitors surveys
 

Memory Capacity
- Up to 1GB, gives up to 250 hours of high quality audio, including narration, music and effects
- All languages, tour types, and content variations can be loaded on the same exSite Classic for maximum convenience


High Performance Soft Keypad
- Up and down keys allow user to easily scroll through various menus and text on screen
- Blue and yellow soft keys beneath the screen are programmable according to a site’s specific needs. These keys can be dedicated to advanced functions including bookmarking, “Yes/No” survey questions, etc.

 

Multiple Ways to Access Content
- Direct Access – by pressing a number or by infrared auto triggering
- Layering – guiding the visitor via audio and menus on the screen to access additional content
- Guided Tour – allowing the site to guide and direct the visitor’s path, leading the visitor through a predetermined linear route.
- Advised Tour – the ability to alternate between Direct Access and Guided Tours – the visitor can either follow audio or screen based recommendations or directly select items of interest


Data Collection
The exSite Classic system enables the collection and statistical analysis of data related to visitor usage patterns. It documents the visitors’ paths through the museum, recording visit duration, language selection, listening behavior and the popularity of different audio segments. This and other data can be categorized according to type and can be exported to external statistical systems for further analysis.


Visitor Surveys Via Electronic Questionnaires
exSite Classic’s software allows the site to collect visitor profiles through electronic questionnaires that are embedded within the unit’s audio program or LCD display. These interactive surveys may inquire about visitor demographics, membership and overall satisfaction.


 

Player Dimensions
Length 9” (230mm)
Width 2.25” (60mm)
Depth 1.5” (40mm)
Weight 10.25oz (290gr)


Battery
Unit is fully charged from 0 to 100% in 3 hours
Full day usage
Built-in sleep function
 

 

Programming / Charging Rack
- The Programming / Charging Rack loads content while providing a continuous charge to 40 exSite Classic units simultaneously.
- Updating tour content using a standard CD
- Ability to segregate languages and tour types among units within a single Rack.
- The Rack’s hard drive automatically stores statistical data collected by exSite Classic units about visitors and their usage patterns.


Dimensions
Width 25.5” (64cm)
Height 19” (48cm)
Depth 14.5” (36cm)
Weight 44 lbs (20Kg)


Standards
Compliance to ISO9000, CE, FCC part15 and RoHS