How Outdoor Talking Platforms are made ?

We have the partners to make the actual outdoor platforms, be they in wood, metal or laminates.
All you need to do is provide us the 300dpi PDF artwork. We can print up to 70cm wide and 1.5m long (portrait or landscape).  Also, on a rough artwork indicate where you would like sound spots. Each sound spot can hold up to 60 minutes audio. We will then do the rest, and supply the platform along with the DPENs.

Unlike other interactive outdoor platforms/panels, all the electronics are kept inside the DiscoveryPEN, not inside the outdoor panel. Therefore there are no costs for power cables, outdoor air-conditioning, expensive video screens, etc. Also, the cost of changing audio content is low since you just need to replace the artwork sheet using the DiscoveryLINK process.

Image Credit: 
© Julie Hein-Frank Lake Ledge Naturalist.

"The DiscoveryPEN has been very successful in our trial and has received excellent feedback. We have extended its run and will certainly look to use this on a wider scale in the Museum in the future – incorporating different languages too."

British Golf Museum.

"This is probably the most accessible trail of people of all kinds of disabilities in the entire state. I really hope it spreads."

Accessibility Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Fern Trail

"The pilot project has been so successful that the pen will be extended to more galleries and collection."

Paul Sullivan - Museum Access and Inclusion Officer, Bristol

"The audio was great. Very easy to follow and find sites and I am directionally challenged. Excellent guide for all ages. It was very easy to use. I wear hearing aids and I could hear it very clearly. Thankyou for a very interesting tour"

Visitor Feedback - Oxford Botanical Garden

"We are very pleased with the Discovery PEN - It is an easy way to increase accessibility within the galleries."

Katey Boal - Learning Manager, Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre


"We are very excited to get started. There are so many possibilities. This will really benefit our site."

John Fletcher, Manager of Oral Histories, Anderson House

"There is this 'Ah Ha' moment when visitors used the pen. It is magic."

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden