Now your remote broadcasts can be even easier and more foolproof! The new Sports Pod has Talkback so you can communicate with talent! And there’s Remote Mic Control….no more hollering “HEY BOB! Your mic’s not on!” Plus all the great features of the original Talent Pod…the new Sports Pod has it all.
The Sports Pod is an announcer’s mic/headphone controller and intercom system for use by talent at a remote broadcast. It is ideal for use at sporting events, on-location broadcasts, or in any studio. Sports Pod is similar to Henry Engineering’s Talent Pod, but with three additional features: an integrated intercom system, active mic audio on/off switching, and the ability to remotely control the mic. It solves the problem of providing talent with a mix Local and Return (IFB) headphone audio, and provides duplex off-air communication with a producer or engineer. Its simplicity allows for error-free use by non-technical users, and it provides an easy way to link several units for use at broadcasts with multiple announcers.
The Sports Pod’s illuminated Mic On/Off button lets the announcer control his mic; the Cough button momentarily mutes mic audio. The mic can also be turned on/off via a remote pushbutton, with a Tally LED to remotely indicate when the mic is on. The Talkback button lets the talent to talk to an off-site producer or engineer. Pressing the Talkback button mutes mic audio from the main (air) output, and sends it to the Talkback output. When used with a Multi-Phones II Master unit, duplex off-air communication (intercom) is possible, allowing the producer to talk to the talent via the talent’s headphone audio.