FOLLOWING the successful deployment of 65 units last year, Netherlands Railways has purchased a further 110 Minivox portable public address units from Anchor Audio for use by station staff in emergencies or power cuts.

NS required a PA device which would not obstruct the users' view, and so adopted Minivox which can be used with handheld, lapel, headband or wireless microphones, leaving at least one hand free. Minivox offers a 100 Hz to 12 kHz frequency response, 15 W output, and has been specially produced in yellow to match the NS corporate colours.