A melaphone is a device which allows natural vocal communication and visual communication between people on opposite sides of a divider, without the use of electricity or electronic communications equipment.
Most commonly seen in reinforced glass windows or the windows into clean rooms, operating rooms and other enclosed environments, a melaphone accomplishes this incredible task by functioning as a sort of small speaker, transmitting the vibrations of a speaker’s voice through a cylinder to the other side of the glass. A divider prevents the transfer of particles and pathogens from one side of the glass to the other, but doesn’t restrict sound waves, so natural speech can pass through and a good flow of communication can be maintained. At the same time, the presence of the window means that eye contact and body language can be used for a more intuitive, natural conversation.
This technology is crucial to our hospitals, clean rooms, banks and any other application involving the separation of two people who must communicate – but what’s the point of fitting a mesh guard to it?
Since melaphones are such useful pieces of technology, it makes sense that they should be made as durable and long-lasting as possible. Without any components which could wear down, and without any reliance on electricity or other fuel, a melaphone is already a hard-wearing piece of kit, and a mesh guard makes them even more so.
Woven from sturdy wire mesh, these guards provide a flexible, puncture- and tear-resistant armour layer on the outside of your melaphone, helping to absorb any accidental damage or wear.
In many fields, it is important to protect the people who work behind the melaphone. The toughened glass or protective polymer window which they work behind may protect them well from physical assault or criminal action, but the melaphone could potentially be seen as the weak point in the defence, making it vulnerable to a concentration of force. A mesh guard not only boosts the protective value of a melaphone enormously, it also looks much more protected, projecting strength and deterring attack.
A mesh guard, unlike other forms of physical protection, does not compromise the ability of the melaphone to fulfil its primary duties – continuing an uninterrupted ability to transmit sound waves and permit unrestricted conversation on either side of the glass.
While metal covers or reinforced polymer outer sheaths may provide physical protection and durability to the melaphone, they unfortunately also block out some of the sound which comes through the device. While this is an unfortunate side effect of their construction, it isn’t seen with wire mesh guards, which allow sound to pass straight through them as if they weren’t even there.
If you are interested in wire mesh guards for your melaphone, you can get in touch with Melaphone on +441359233191 or visit their website, linked in this article! The experts on the other end of the line will be happy to help you find the perfect protection solution to suit your needs.