Lifeplayer MP3

Lifeline Energy

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Solution Overview & Benefits

The Lifeplayer MP3 is an MP3-enabled multi-band radio designed and engineered for the humanitarian sector. This tool combines radio, media player, cellular and Internet content. The Lifeplayer MP3 is powered by a solar panel and a fail-safe winding mechanism and has outstanding speaker quality enabling 60 listeners to hear it clearly. Created to deliver on-demand programming that classrooms or communities can replay continually, the Lifeplayer is an oversized MP3 player that can be pre-loaded to hold 64GB of educational content, can download Internet audio and can record live voice or radio programs for playback later. With a wireless solar panel and a hand-wound crank, the Lifeplayer can even charge mobile phones.

Using a microSD card, dozens of hours of MP3 audio content can be pre-loaded at our factory or loaded locally. Content can be repeated and paused as desired. The Lifeplayer can be used for school-based learning and a variety of other applications. A community can listen to an unlimited range of programs that is either pre-loaded onto the Lifeplayer or can be recorded from the radio or downloaded from the Internet or a cell phone via a microSD™ card. This might include how to start a business; how to use micro-finance; how to tackle local environmental issues; how use fertilizer and pesticides correctly; or how to prevent diseases. Even oral histories that are in danger of being lost can be recorded onto the Lifeplayer and saved for future generations.

The Lifeplayer is the first of many products that Lifeline Energy has designed through our new product development and commercial arm, Lifeline Technologies Trading Ltd. (LTTL). LTTL not only focuses on developing clean energy, self-powered products for the poor, but also donates profits from product sales to Lifeline Energy.

History & Development

Continuing our leadership in the global effort to tackle energy poverty, the Lifeplayer represents the first time that the extremely poor have the opportunity to access real-time information on demand anytime, anywhere – in even isolated locations -- without concern for electricity or batteries.


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Countries where available: Worldwide
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-FM, AM and three short-wave radio bands. -Up to 64GB of pre-loaded educational or informational content on miscroSD cards in any subject or language. Unlimited amounts of content can be updated locally via additional microSD cards. -LCD screen to make navigation easy. -Programming that can be factory or locally loaded as needed on microSD cards. -Radio or live voice recordings for playback later. -On-board monitoring and evaluation software to determine how the device is being used (optional). -Battery and electricity independent capability, using solar or wind-up technology to charge it. -Ability to be charged via mains electricity or a car battery. -A retractable antenna and a SW booster cable. -The Lifeplayer comes in two models, the Plus and the Start. The Plus has both an internal and an external microSD card slot, whereas the Start has an internal one only. -Units can be customised to the needs of a project or an NGO.

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