Coati develops and produces an open source version of the Spider, a small portable device for simultaneous interpretation.
If you have never seen a Spider in action, read our introduction to Spiders.
- 12 interpretation headphones on each Spider and each extension module.
- Possibility to chain various extension modules from a single Spider.
- 2 floor headphones with a separate input. Interpreters can listen to what is being said in the room using the same Spider as the public.
- Each input, floor and interpretation, accept either a microphone or a line input.
- Uses standard jack ø 6.5 mm inputs and ø jack 3.5 mm headphones.
- All the headphones are joint stereo: the same audio is heard in both left and right ears.
- Low noise power supply using either a common 12 V DC transformer or a 9 V battery.
- Battery lid on top of the Spider for easier replacement.
- Consumption: 145 mAh with 1 extension and 12 headphones.
- Weight: 250 g for the spider, 150 g for the extension (without accessories).
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- We received financial support from the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind to develop this project.
- We were provided invaluable technical support by Befaco throughout the design process.
- We were inspired by the Alis Spider and other previous versions.