With more than 5 billion smart phones world wide, ToneTip offers Audio Hyperlink technology to easily engage customers across all venues, including broadcasts, podcasts, stadiums, theaters, boardrooms, and classrooms.
Picture Hyperlinks – 1960s
Barcodes and QR codes are picture hyperlinks. They appear on products and packages. The package producer add QR codes to packages they create. If we want more information about the product, we simply scan them with our smartphones, get product information, ratings and prices. We also scan them at a store during the checkout process.
Text Hyperlinks – 1980s
Before the Internet, there were paper documents, books, and the Dewey decimal system. Back then, people used a paper card index to look up books in a library. Then came the Internet, electronic documents, text hyperlinks and the World Wide Web. Web designers and producers insert text hyperlinks into documents they created. Text hyperlinks instantly connect people to online information. We just click a text hyperlink and view information on a webpage.
Audio Hyperlink™ Technology – 2020s
We are surrounded by audio and video media. There is YouTube, TV, radio, podcasts, streaming media, as well as audio in airports, train stations, grocery stores, and in our cars.
When we hear something interesting, we have to search with our smartphones. Similar to text and picture hyperlinks, Audio Hyperlink files are audio data files that include embedded code, decoded by a user device, that references cloud-based data or user device data. Media producers may add Audio Hyperlinks files to their audio and video media productions to provide links to more information.
We use the ToneTip app to listen for Audio Hyperlink files and get information we want, when we want it. The ToneTip app is like an audio barcode reader.
Audio Hyperlink files work in nearly all audio environments and media types. This includes YouTube, TikTok, podcasts, Powerpoint, radio, and TV. It works well in boardrooms, classrooms, stadiums and theaters, restaurants and malls, airports, and nearly any venue with a speaker system.