production intercom systems have a wide variety of business uses. Let's
start by defining what a production intercom is. Users wear a headset
that can either cover both ears or just a single ear. These headsets all
communicate with each other. That communication can occur over wires, or
in this case, over the airwaves. In most cases there may be some sort of
central hub that all communication goes through. Production intercoms
are used for lots of applications including: audio/visual productions
like live theater, sports games, churches, TV studios, or recording
But you don't need a production to find a use for these systems. You
could use them for training students to snow ski, horse ride, hang glide
or any other activity that requires two-way communication without
shouting. Business communication uses include construction, restaurants,
tree care, and crane operators among lots of others.
These systems are either full-duplex, or half-duplex (sometimes
called simplex). Full-duplex is like a telephone conversation. Both
sides can speak at the same time without having to press a button to
talk. Half-duplex requires a button press and only one user can speak at
a time. In live theater and many other applications where hands need to
be kept free for working, constant full duplex communication is needed.
The benefits of a wireless system or a wired production intercom are
obvious. With wired systems there is usually a beltpack that is worn on
your belt and a cable is attached between it and the central hub. So if
you need to move around a wire is dragging around behind you, or under
your feet, or getting tangled and hooked on equipment. With wireless,
you have full freedom to move anywhere within the range of the system.
The systems are often used in a "partyline" mode where everyone can
talk to everyone. You can also get systems that enable you to set up
groups of people who can talk together.
For more information contact the intercom experts at IntercomsOnline.