Summary: Listen Technologies and Ampetronic will preview Auri, an Auracast broadcast audio-based assistive listening solution, at the HLAA 2024 Convention, marking their first co-developed product.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Introduction of Auri: Auri is the first Auracast-based assistive listening solution from Listen Technologies and Ampetronic, offering high-quality, noise-free audio to an unlimited number of Auracast compatible devices.
  2. Comprehensive Solution: Auri includes networked installation transmitters, dedicated receivers, docking stations, and a range of accessories like headphones and neck loops, catering to various venue sizes and ensuring compliance with accessibility standards.
  3. Demonstrations at HLAA Convention: Attendees of the HLAA 2024 Convention can experience Auri firsthand at the Bluetooth SIG booth and during educational workshops, showcasing its potential to enhance communication access for people with hearing loss.

Listen Technologies and Ampetronic will offer HLAA 2024 Convention attendees a preview of Auri, an Auracast broadcast audio-based assistive listening solution. Auri is the first product Listen Technologies and Ampetronic have co-developed since announcing their partnership. Auri is expected to ship later this year.

The HLAA, or Hearing Loss Association of America, Convention is an annual communication-accessible conference designed to support hundreds of people with hearing loss from all walks of life around the United States. Attendees at the Convention are invited to experience Auracast broadcast audio and see demonstrations of Auri at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) booth 405-407 and during select educational workshops.

Further reading: Ampetronic and Listen Technologies Develop Auracast-Based Assistive Listening Solution

About Auracast Audio

Auracast broadcast audio is a new standard for Bluetooth Low Energy that can broadcast audio simultaneously to an unlimited number of Auracast compatible devices. In spaces where Auracast broadcast audio is available, people with hearing aids, cochlear implants, earbuds, receivers, or other devices that are Auracast compatible will be able to receive high-quality audio from a public Auracast transmitter without added noise or effects caused by the room environment. This will provide both improved experience and broader inclusivity.

Auri is the first-generation Auracast broadcast audio-based assistive listening solution that lets venues and end users access the emerging Auracast market now, the company says. 

The New Auri Solution

Listen Technologies and Ampetronic designed Auri as a complete solution that includes networked installation transmitters for multi-channel broadcast for any size space, with the option for open or secure transmission, the company says. The solution also includes dedicated receivers and docking stations. Most venues will use the dedicated receivers so guests without Auracast compatible devices can access Auracast broadcast audio.

Auri will feature a complete line of accessories, including headphones, neck loops (or personal induction loops), and network management and configuration software. Auri will offer multi-language support. When combined with neck loops and signage, Auri will help venues meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or global accessibility requirements for assistive listening.Listen Technologies and Ampetronic are part of Allvida, a rapidly growing group of companies offering products and solutions for accessibility. Listen Technologies and Ampetronic are also active members of the Bluetooth SIG working to make Auracast broadcast audio, a reliable, new assistive listening option, as widely available as possible.

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