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Automated Message Player

Automated Message Player

Automated Message Player

I am looking for an automated MP3 player that will play a message when a contact is closed. I plan to use it over a stores intercom system to play several messages when a relay is thrown. If the device can be intergraded into a board design that would be even better.


RE: Automated Message Player

Please DO NOT post the same question twice


RE: Automated Message Player

I will need one device for each store location. About five messages will be great, but right now I need to get something in place so even one message would work. As far as relays go I can put as many on the board as needed.

Note: The reason this was posted twice is because someone mentioned that the question was better suited for this forum.

RE: Automated Message Player

How many stores and how long message? speech or music quality?

MP3 needs costly processing -- unless quantity is huge.
It may be more economical to digitize the raw audio
and do it with brute force -- memory is cheap and
getting cheaper.

Fix message or changeable?

<nbucska@pc33peripherals.com> omit 33 Use subj: ENG-TIPS
Plesae read FAQ240-1032

RE: Automated Message Player

We are looking to have a couple hundred stores by the end of the year. Each message would be speech and for about 10-15 seconds. Once we design the message it is unlikely that we will be changing it, and if we do it will not be frequent.

RE: Automated Message Player

I think the simplest solution would be a serial flash
RAM connected to a DAC. For recording an existing PC
could be used with some additional circuits.

<nbucska@pc33peripherals.com> omit 33 Use subj: ENG-TIPS
Plesae read FAQ240-1032

RE: Automated Message Player

There are some micro based projects that control
a computer CDROM to play audio tracks (not mp3)
elector magazine did one- you could select the track to play

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