HOOTS stands for High Output Optical Talk Set. This LED based talk set also serves as a calibrated -20 dBm light source. It uses our LED light source technology to convert your voice into optical signals. The HOOTS is a reliable alternative to wireless communications systems used within a premise environment due to its electromagnetic immunity.
We designed the HOOTS to be economical in order to be sold as an alternative to walkie-talkies. Optionally, they can be embedded as a permanent part of a fiber network installation. Use it during the installation for end-to-end voice communications. After installation leave it attached to a pair of dark fibers inside the fiber patch panel. This way, the HOOTS can be used by Information Technology (I.T.) personnel for talking over any time operations or management functions need to be done in the fiber cable closet.
There are several advantages to using a fiber talk set versus walkie talkies. The first advantage is when I.T. personnel are setting up voice or data optical equipment, they may give away passwords and secret net addresses over un-secure walkie-talkie channels to a nearby neighborhood of listening ears!
The second advantage is that everyone is buying these cheap walkie-talkies from the local discount stores. It's getting much more difficult to find free channels over the air waves.
The third advantage is the noise and walls in many plants drown out radio signals. Fiber communications is more secure and most of all, immune to the effects of EMI/RFI.
With all this in mind you can see why one would prefer to use and embed HOOTS for clients on spare or otherwise dark fibers. Call today to see what potential applications the HOOTS can have for your voice and data fiber networks.
OWL optical talk sets come with two (2) units - one for each end of the communications link. Each unit comes with a protective rubber boot, a 9-volt battery, a hands-free headset, a NIST-Traceable certificate of calibration, and a CD-ROM containing product manuals.
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