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Califone Launches Assistive Listening System

Califone has introduced a new portable assistive listening system intended for use in auditoriums, lecture halls, school outings, or other situations where an instructor or guide requires amplification to be heard above surrounding ambient noise. The unit debuted last week at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas.

The central transmitter wirelessly sends voice or other audio through one of 16 selectable channels to any number of receiver units, which feature dual headphone plugs and a switch to limit output to 85 decibels, an industry-accepted volume level to prevent hearing damage. The portable transmitter and receiver units can be worn around the neck with a lanyard or clipped to a belt. Battery life ranges from 7 to 10 hours of use.

The Assistive Listening System is priced at $2,420 for 10 receivers and headsets with case capacity for 2 more. (Other configurations are available.) A "Tour Group" option replaces a charging cradle with a headband microphone and costs $2,360. Some components are sold separately.

This and other Califone will also be shown ISTE 2010 in Denver, CO June 27-30 in booth 1189.

More details can be found here.