Listen Technologies, a provider of assistive listening products, is demonstrating its mobile collaboration device, ListenTALK, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam this week, Listen Technologies announced. ListenTALK recently began shipping globally and, according to the company, has been “positively received” by AV and systems integrator professionals, as well as end users of the product.

ListenTALK is designed to enable clear, secure, reciprocal communications and features a pocket-sized device for groups of two or more people to listen and talk with the push of a button. It is designed to be used in noisy, crowded, and/or mobile environments where people need to communicate with others and wish to avoid having to shout or whisper. Applications include guided tours, training and collaboration, mobile sales or safety presentations, intercom/event production, language interpretation, and many more.

Listen Technologies has reportedly sold ListenTALK in more than 20 countries.

“Listen Technologies is excited to return to ISE and be able to demonstrate ListenTALK to integrators and AV professionals from around the world,” said Russ Gentner, president and CEO of Listen Technologies. “The opportunity to engage with so many industry leaders who are committed to advancing communication through the latest technology and applications and to hear their feedback on our product is invaluable.”

How It Works

ListenTALK groups are designed to be set up quickly and easily using the free software suite, docking station tray, or by simply touching the units together using near field communication (NFC). ListenTALK devices can be configured in bulk by the simple push of a button on the docking station tray. Up to 10 groups can operate simultaneously in the same space. Users can also switch groups simply by touching the ListenTALK devices to another leader device to pair. The group leader can set up participant talk-back mode as listen-only, respond (participants can listen and respond to leader only), or discuss (participants can listen and respond to leader and group) modes.

Users have the option to use the ListenTALK transceiver with built-in microphone, or any other standard 3.5 mm headset or earbuds (including standard smartphone earbuds). A variety of headsets are available, based on the unique needs of the venue or environment. Users can hear leaders clearly, even in large, crowded, or noisy environments, and can communicate with leaders and other participants in a group using the one-touch, TalkBack feature.

Additional ListenTALK features include a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a battery pack that accommodates AAA alkaline batteries can also be purchased), an intuitive user interface, and global technology that enables devices to be deployed worldwide. A portable docking station case that charges, stores, and programs ListenTALK devices is also available.

Source: Listen Technologies