Home » Uncategorized » Automated Tour Guide: Orpheo NEO Visitor Digital Assistant
Image_18663_tmimage.jpg

Automated Tour Guide: Orpheo NEO Visitor Digital Assistant

If you’ve ever been to a major tourist attraction, there’s a good chance that they presented you with an opportunity to rent an “audio tour.” This would usually consist of little more than a tape and a set of headphones that would help guide you through the maze of a museum. Well, the whole idea of an audio tour is finally stepping into the 21st century with the introduction of the Orpheo NEO Visitor Digital Assistant. This is much more than a book on tape.

Instead, you get a handheld PDA-like device that sports a large touchscreen for ease of use, “high quality” sound, and even more techie features like GPS and an IR receiver. To be used at museums, zoos, theme parks, and larger national parks, the Orpheo NEO — sold by Orpheo USA, a subsidiary of Ophrys Systems — is supposed to “revolutionize all cultural visits with its technical and aesthetic features.” And because it’s wrapped in rubber and the loudspeakers contain a special aperture, the NEO is well suited for outdoor sites too.

No word on pricing or availability, but it’s not something you’d be buying directly anyways.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.