Listen Technologies announced that its ListenWiFi personal listening system was recently installed at the new 80,000 square-foot student recreation center at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). According to Listen Technologies, the recreation center serves as the hub of recreational, intramural, and club sports on UCR’s campus. California-based firm High-Tech Electric was contracted to install a large multi-screen media wall in the recreation center for showcasing school events, sharing news, broadcasting sports games, and for other entertainment and educational purposes. The 7x7x28.5-foot media wall reportedly connects 18 channels of content, including cable channels, static digital images, and messaging, as well as DVD and other media inputs.

UCR recreation center

UCR’s new recreation center

Since the media wall is located near the fitness center portion of the recreation center, UCR wanted students to easily access audio content from any of the 18 channels through their headphones using their mobile devices (iPhones, Androids, tablets, etc.). Listen Technologies reports that UCR chose the company’s ListenWiFi Personal Listening System because it broadcasts audio from multiple TV channels or other audio sources using digital WiFi transmission. Students can bring their own WiFi-enabled device (iPhones, Androids, tablets, etc) and headphones or earbuds to use the free ListenWiFi App available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. ISP connectivity also provides Internet access for students connected to the ListenWiFi network.

Source: Listen Technologies; University of California, Irvine (UCR)

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