When it comes to choosing speaker microphones, with so many choices, it can be a minefield, so how do you decide? We've compiled this handy guide to help you choose the right product to match your requirements.

The first question we always ask our customers is, "What environment will the speaker microphone be used in?"  The operating environment can be noisy, or do you require something light duty? Another factor which needs to be added to the equation is whether the user is required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Let's explore the different scenarios.

Noisy environments

If you operate in a noisy environment, there are some important features to consider. Selecting a microphone with noise-cancelling technology will offer users a clear transmission, because it reduces background noise.   The ease of adjusting your output volume is also another important factor, particularly if noise levels fluctuate.   

Light duty environments

If you require speaker microphones for a retail or a hospitality setting, you will seek features such as hands-free listening and easy access. We'd recommend something lightweight and comfortable to wear, therefore a compact-sized microphone will be ideal for this scenario.  Depending on the noise levels at the location, you may also have to consider whether you need a noise-cancelling feature.   

PPE equipment

If you operate in public safety, there is a good chance that you will also need to wear PPE, such as gloves and a helmet.  In such scenarios,  look out for microphones with a large PTT (push-to-talk) button for quick and easy access.

The lowdown on speaker microphone options

We stock a variety of speaker microphones from the market-leading brand, OTTO Communications.  Here, we will guide you through the various microphone models, and advise you which environment they will be suitable for.

OTTO Revo NC2™

This corded microphone features revolutionary noise-cancelling technology, offering users with crystal clear communications.  A clever built-in debris screen protects the components from dust and dirt, ensuring the transmission remains clear.  The product is compatible with PPE, it has a large PTT button and volume control.  Its slim profile makes it comfortable for users to wear.

Suitable for:

  • Entertainment venues
  • Sporting events
  • Construction sites
  • Law enforcement

 

OTTO Bluetooth® Revo NC2

The world was introduced to a new generation of speaker microphone when the Bluetooth Revo NC2™ was launched. This wireless speaker microphone is perfectly suited for mission-critical operations. With its revolutionary noise-cancelling feature, users can expect high-definition voice audio. 

As with the sister model, this version also contains a built-in debris screen to protect internal components from dirt and debris. Performance is second to none, it has been scrutinised under harsh environmental conditions, such as 40mph blowing rain.

Suitable for:

  • Military
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Construction sites

 

OTTO Storm™ Speaker Microphone

OTTO's omni-directional microphone has been designed with durability in mind.  Along with a built-in debris screen, the product has been extensively tested to withstand water submersion for 31 minutes under 1 metre of water.  It includes a large PTT button, volume control and optional noise-cancelling.

 

 

Suitable for:

  • Construction sites
  • Emergency responders

 

OTTO 500™ Fire Rated Speaker Microphone

Every minute counts.

The OTTO 500 microphone is leaps ahead when it comes to comparable speaker microphones available on the market.  Designed for those operating in highly demanding firefighting environments, the OTTO 500™ speaker microphone can withstand heat up to 500° F, functioning for a minimum of 5 minutes in that extreme temperature.

Equipped with a dual grill, with a removable and replaceable front screen for easy cleaning, the microphone contains an enormous snap-action PTT button, designed for quick and ease-of-use with gloves.  The microphone reduces ambient noise, offering users with clear audio during those critical minutes.

Suitable for:

  • Firefighters

 

OTTO Evolution™ Speaker Microphone

If you're after a versatile and reliable speaker microphone, then look no further. Designed for use in demanding environments, the mic features a built-in debris screen, it is fully sealed to operate in harsh environmental conditions such as 40mph blowing rain.  It has an adjustable volume control depending on the noise levels in your environment. It comes with a clothing clip and the heavy-duty cabling is designed to withstand strain relief. 

Suitable for: 

  • Police
  • Industry
  • Military

 

OTTO Revo NC1™

The original and classic, Revo NC1™ speaker microphone offers optimum performance and comes with a noise-cancelling microphone.  The product is lightweight and compact, ideal for covert applications.  Containing a large PTT button which is easy to activate. There is a sealed earphone jack, enabling discrete listening, when used with earphone accessories.

 

 

Suitable for:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment venues

 

OTTO Genesis II™ Speaker Microphone

This model was designed with input from end-users, fire professionals.  Built for rescue operations, it features advanced audio which can transmit and receive under extreme conditions.   The dual grill provides immersion and high-pressure water seal, tested to withstand 1 metre of water, for 31 minutes.

Suitable for:

  • Police
  • Fire officers
  • Maritime
  • Law enforcement
  • Military

 

We hope that this guide will help you to choose the right speaker microphone based on your needs.  As experts in radio communications, our technical team can also tailor and adapt speaker microphones to suit your specific requirements.  For further information or to view our full range of speaker microphones, visit: https://www.jumacommunications.com/shop/our-products/speaker-microphones/