How do they work?

What are radioguides and how do they work?

Technically speaking, the system consists of an emitter (or transmitter) carried by the guide, who connects wirelessly with a given number of portable receivers, which are given to each member of the group.

The emitter and receivers communicate through a common transmission channel, free of external interference. This way, the guide can get across all relevant information to the group members without overexerting themselves or disturbing other colleagues, and without having to constantly keep an eye on each person.

Advantages of radioguides

- Fulfill the current rules of many monuments that require these systems to be used during visits (e.g. Cathedral of Seville, the Alhambra of Granada, the Mosque of Cordova).
- Easy to use, optimal listening quality (hearing) and work for long periods of time.
- No interference with other groups of visitors.
- Freedom of movement: allows the visitor to move away from the guide a considerable distance (50 - 80m) without losing details of the explanation or worrying about their own location; also, it guarantees the guide’s mobility, helping them focus on the content of their explanation.
- Locate each member of the group through constant communication with the guide or group leader (especially useful for elderly people).
- Possibility of giving guided visits to large groups since, regardless of size, the guide can always be in touch with each member of the group.

Description of technical features