Wireless speaker-mic that turns your smartphone into a Walkie-Talkie 2-Way Radio with your free Zello or other Push-to-Talk app. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 16, 2014.
About this project
The ALLCOM™ ONE supports any smartphone:
The ALLCOM™ ONE connects over Bluetooth with Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Together with your free Walkie-Talkie PTT app from Zello, Voxer, TiKL, HeyTell, AZT or any other free or professional app the ALLCOM™ ONE turns your smartphone into a true Walkie-Talkie experience. The ALLCOM™ ONE is a remote speaker-microphone, similar to the shoulder-mics that everyone knows from Fire, Emergency and Safety. Now get this professional grade Bluetooth accessory also for your smartphone and turn it into a Walkie-Talkie.
The ALLCOM™ ONE is a global project:
We are going to make the ALLCOM™ ONE available worldwide. To show our appreciation for our global backers, we filmed the video describing our project in five languages.
↓ Watch our video also in the following languages: ↓
Schauen Sie sich unser Video auf Deutsch an / Watch our video in German:
The ALLCOM™ ONE for your walkie-talkie app:
Turn your iOs, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry into a fully functional walkie-talkie The ALLCOM™ ONE offers walkie-talkie-app users a hands-free way to communicate while keeping their phone in a safe place or on the charger. Instant communication over PTT apps are typically brief, but in many cases the participants have to carry their phone constantly in their hand or pull it out of a pocket and unlock it every time they want to say something or even hear what was said. This can become a tedious and potentially dangerous process. With a portable Bluetooth speaker-microphone, the ALLCOM™ ONE, no messages will be unheard and the users can keep their phone in their pockets while being hands free.
The ALLCOM™ ONE also turns your smartphone into a real conference call device:
Your ALLCOM™ ONE connects to any Bluetooth enabled phone, computer or tablet. Press the big button once to answer a phone call. Another short click turns the LED into red so you notice you are on mute. Now you can talk to your friends and colleagues around the table for a moment, before pressing it again to unmute the line and be back on your conference call. Your Voice over IP or company conference calls can now be heard with crisp sound and the people on the other end can hear anyone sitting around the speaker. No need to keep landlines only to have expensive conference call systems and no more phone on its own on the conference call table. The ALLCOM™ ONE turns your phone into a fully functional conference call device.
The ALLCOM™ ONE is a Bluetooth boom box with big sound:
Your ALLCOM™ ONE uses A2DP technology, wide-band audio and a high-power speaker reaching over 100dB. It gets very loud. Connect your phone to your ALLCOM™ ONE and play your favorite music at home or at a party. Connect it via Bluetooth to your computer to play a game with a big sound using little space on your desk.
看我们的视频在中文 这里 / Watch our video in Chinese here:
Mira nuestro video en español aquí / Watch our video in Spanish here:
Assista ao nosso vídeo em Português aqui / Watch our video in Portuguese here:
The ALLCOM™ ONE for your own apps:
Pledge $25 or more and we will share our software interface with you. You will then be able to program the buttons on the ALLCOM™ ONE to do what your own app requires. We created a dynamic hardware with many buttons. Maybe tomorrow your app should do something different than it does today. When you can change your app, the ALLCOM™ ONE comes with you.
- ON/OFF Button
- 2 Push-To-Talk Buttons
- Alarm Button
- Volume Button
- Big Button To Answer Phone Calls
- 2 Additional "free" buttons to adapt to your app today or tomorrow
ALLCOM™ ONE product details:
- Compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry.
- Audio DSP Enhancement Software: Noise Suppression, Echo Cancellation, Wind Noise Reduction and Aptive Equalization.
- The ALLCOM™ ONE is rugged and survives drops on concrete from about 2 meters, around 6feet.
- Ingress Protection of 67, which mean it is completely dust proof and can be submerged into 1m deep water for 30 minutes.
- Waterproof Micro-USB connection for software updates and charging.
- 2 PTT-buttons for the ability to be part of different talk-groups simultaneously .
- A2DP technology for a great music experience .
- Wide-band audio and high power speaker .
- Speaker mute-on/mute-off function for conference calls .
- Loudspeaker with an estimated 100db .
- 3.5mm standard audio headset jack.
- Battery life: est. 48 hours.
- Docking station (optional) for charging of one or more devices (docking stations are stackable).
Why we need your support:
The ALLCOM™ ONE is ready for production. We have a working prototype, suppliers for components, a manufacturing facility has been chosen, and everyone is ready and steady until you say: go! Your support support will finance tooling, including plastic injection molds, and the necessary set up for production. We plan to get Bluetooth certified and get all other quality assurance and required certificates. The funding goal is calculated to cover all ramp-up costs, quality testing and certification, such as the production and delivery of the ready ALLCOM™ ONE to your doorstep .
ALLCOM™ ONE custom name tag:
We give supporters the opportunity to customize the ALLCOM™ ONE. Add $20 to your pledge and we can put your logo in the place where it’s says ALLCOM on the device right now. You will be required to send us an image file with your logo or name. We will be in touch on the format after the campaign. Just keep in mind that the area to put your logo or name tag is only 19mm by 6mm.
ALLCOM™ ONE docking station:
We are also building docking stations for the ALLCOM™ ONE. The docking stations are stackable letting you charge several devices at the same time from only one electric outlet. This is especially useful when different people are using the same devices. Add $30 to your pledge to get your device together with a docking station.
ALLCOM™ ONE Production & Fulfillment plan:
ALLCOM™ ONE PRESS KIT
Risks and challenges
Challenges always arise with building hardware. However, this is not our team's first project and therefore none of the challenges will be new to us.
A delay in the delivery of components is the most common challenge for a project like this. In addition we will become Bluetooth certified and get all other necessary certifications to be able to ship the ALLCOM™ ONE worldwide. This certification process could also cause a delay depending on the schedules of the authorized testing agencies or if they require any adjustments in the product.
We calculated our budget in a way that we will be able to cover all ramp-up costs and any sudden obstacles. Our engineers are within walking distance of the manufacturing facility and thanks to many years of experience with procurement, new product implementation, production, quality assurance and logistics, we have all steps in place to stay on budget and deliver you the ALLCOM™ ONE should unforeseen costs arise.
We will keep you up to date with any challenges that come up and let you know how they affect delivery times. We have calculated them into the plan, so we are prepared to jump any hurdle.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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