Advances in Older Technology: The Megaphone

We all know the megaphone. But now the scourge of school field trips and outside assemblies is getting a technological update.

Califone is introducing two new models: The PA-25RX with a 3.5mm aux input jack, and the more 21st century PA-25RBT. Can you guess what “BT” stands for?

If you said Bluetooth, you win. According to Califone, the PA-25RBT is the first megaphone to be outfitted with Bluetooth Wireless Technology, enabling it to transmit audio wirelessly from any mobile device that supports the Bluetooth Standard.

Sound quality? Do you really have to ask?

In case of an emergency, the megaphones are designed so that important messages can be conveyed clearly up to a range of 1,250 feet, providing wide coverage on a typical school campus. The megaphones can also broadcast a siren wail to get people’s attention, and feature a detachable microphone that can record a ten-second message to be replayed at the touch of a button. Digital technology comes to the megaphone…and we lived to see it.

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