Listen Technologies Corporation, a provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 23 years, is adding to its Listen EVERYWHERE product line. The company has announced a dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver which makes the Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to the company.
The LWR-1020 receiver is available as an add-on to existing Listen EVERYWHERE servers in the market. The receiver also is available in a bundled ADA-compliant assistive listening system SKU (LWS-10) that includes a two-channel server, rack mount kit, two LWR-1020 receivers, two protective cases for the receivers, two neck loops, two ear speakers, and a signage kit.
ADA Compliant Wi-Fi Assistive Listening
Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio over Wi-Fi to personal smart devices so they function as receivers for assistive listening systems. In venues offering Listen EVERYWHERE, guests can listen to venue audio from their smartphones using headphones or earbuds. They also can stream sound directly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers, headphones, or hearing aids, according to the company.
Venues with Listen EVERYWHERE can now offer dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to guests who do not have, or prefer not to use, their own smartphone to stream real-time audio. The receiver also supports hearing aid telecoils when used with a neck loop. Having dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to offer guests, in addition to neck loops and signage, ensures venues “are in full compliance with ADA requirements for assistive listening.”
“Listen Technologies pioneered audio over Wi-Fi for assistive listening and continues to develop this powerful technology and add to the popular Listen EVERYWHERE product line,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO of Listen Technologies. “We are thrilled to bring the dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver to the market and help venues meet the audio needs of their guests so they have a positive experience and will want to return.”
“We have heard from channel partners that their customers want an ADA-compliant assistive listening solution that utilizes audio over Wi-Fi technology,” said Cody Hall, product manager at Listen Technologies. “The complete Listen EVERYWHERE offering with dedicated receivers meets that need. It is an incredibly powerful system that is easy to set up, easy to operate, and easy for guests to forget they are using while they hear clearly. What users won’t forget is feeling included and engaged.”
How Listen EVERYWHERE Works
Listen EVERYWHERE works on a venue’s existing wireless network. The Listen EVERYWHERE server “sets up easily and broadcasts any audio across the network and over Wi-Fi to smart devices.” Venue operators can customize the Listen EVERYWHERE app with welcome videos/ads, brand colors, sliding banners, and logos, the company says.
To access Listen EVERYWHERE for assistive listening, guests download the free Listen EVERYWHERE app on their personal smartphones, select their preferred venue audio channel, and hear audio in their headphones via their devices. If guests do not have their own smartphone, they can borrow a dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver for use at the venue.
Listen EVERYWHERE is ideal in “challenging audio environments” such as museums, houses of worship, classrooms, lecture halls, corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, and other spaces where hearing loss, noise, distance, and acoustics can make it difficult to hear clearly.
New SKUs now available in the Listen EVERYWHERE product line include:
- LWR-1020 Wi-Fi Audio Receiver (available only in USA)
- LA-511 Protective Case for LWR-1020
- LWS-10 Two-Channel Wi-Fi System (available only in USA)
Source: Listen Technologies
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