Top Three Reasons to be Excited about New Update to ListenTALK


What do courtrooms, cultural attractions, college campuses, worship services, conference centers, manufacturing plants, events, and boardrooms have in common? They’re places where ListenTALK can help ensure everyone can hear clearly and share in the same experience – obliterating communication barriers like not speaking the same language or hearing loss. Now, ListenTALK—our award-winning mobile communication system—is even better.

The latest firmware update to the system adds new capabilities to ListenTALK. Here are the top three reasons to be excited about the latest update to ListenTALK.

Enhanced Radio Performance

The firmware update enables more simultaneous groups operating in the same space. In North America and Japan, 20 different ListenTALK groups can now occupy the same area. In Europe, that number is 30.

This group-number increase benefits groups for simultaneous language interpretation as well as large-scale training and tours. For example, 20 tour guides could lead separate groups within a museum or cultural attraction. Or in Europe, up to30 simultaneous language interpreters can use ListenTALK in one conference center or meeting room.

Enhanced Communication Performance

ListenTALK’s update also improves the user experience.

  • Conversation flow. Now up to three people can speak at the same time, instead of two.
  • New algorithm. The update keeps the most recent contributor to the conversation and bumps the person who’s contributed the least when a fourth speaker joins in.
  • Channel dedication. The system now has the option to dedicate a priority channel to a group subleader.

Interpreter Mode

Gone are the days when a simultaneous language interpreter needed two transceiver units or headsets. In the past, they needed one to hear the speaker and one to broadcast the interpretation to a group. Now, they can hear the person speaking, then transmit the interpretation using a single unit and headset. It also allows a group leader to take an entire group and connect to another presenter without repairing the whole group.

What if the interpreter doesn’t speak the presenter’s language? With ListenTALK 2.0 this is no problem! The interpreter simply pairs to another interpreter speaking a language they do understand to create a relay interpretation scenario with a single unit. It takes less than a minute to pair to a group with ListenTALK.

ListenTALK has been the trusted mobile communication system since 2017. Now, the latest firmware update provides more capabilities than ever, with enhanced radio and communication performance and interpreter mode.

Are you interested in learning more about ListenTALK? Contact our communication specialists to develop a customized solution for your business or venue that you can try risk-free so everyone can hear clearly and share the same great experience.

Listen EVERYWHERE Software Update Includes Private Channels


In the face of the pandemic, the BYOD (bring your own device) culture has gone from trendy to necessary.

Businesses around the globe are required to have employees physically distancing and wearing masks while on the job. In courtrooms and other government buildings, quietly conferring about sensitive or confidential matters is difficult if not impossible. In classrooms, teachers and professors are routinely losing their voices because they have to raise their voices to be heard through masks.

Having a pro-BYOD policy, along with the right technology, allows employees, students, and others to continue to communicate, work, and experience social events under these new conditions. With its latest free software update for designated private audio channels, Listen EVERYWHERE is the right solution to help businesses, courtrooms, classrooms, and more stay open while keeping employees and patrons safe.

Private Channels

Listen EVERYWHERE private channels allows for an added measure of security while adhering to social distancing mandates and the peace of mind associated with using one’s own device. Administrators, IT personnel, and professors can designate channels as private on their network protected by a password. Users can then access the audio using the password, preventing anyone else from listening.

Keeping information, conversations, and lectures secure is essential for venue administrators, professors, and IT personnel. Physically distancing can make it almost impossible since meeting in enclosed spaces and sitting near each other is unadvised and, in some cases, in violation of the law.

As an example, a network administrator can set up a private channel for a board meeting in which members are sitting in different areas of the building to maintain physical distancing. A professor can designate a channel as private to broadcast a closed-class lecture to multiple classrooms. In addition, organizers of a drive-in event can prevent non-patrons from streaming the audio.

More Highlights

The new features of Listen EVERYWHERE make the system an essential tool for venues of any kind, including:

  • System flexibility with any combination of public and private channels
  • Easy password management for administrators
  • New admin section on the mobile app for simple setup from a smart device
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Free upgrade for new and existing customers

“As BYOD trends increase and people maintain physical distance from others in the workplace, schools, and drive-in worship services, Listen EVERYWHERE plays a crucial role in helping them hear and engage safely,” says Maile Keone, president of Listen Technologies.

More than ever, Listen EVERYWHERE is the right solution to help venues and businesses stay open while keeping staff members, patrons, and others safe. With private channels for added security and additional app features, it’s the ideal technology to enhance the necessary BYOD culture.

To upgrade your Listen EVERYWHERE server, watch this video:

To setup and use the new private channels feature, watch this video:

For more information about Listen EVERYWHERE and the latest update, go to listentech.com/listen-everywhere/ or call (888) 296-1623, or +1-801-233-8992.

The Benefits of a Portable Communication System

Taking Complications Out of Communication

Try to recall the last time you were a member of an audience. It could be a tour, a conference, or a gathering. Do you remember the sounds of the group, the occasional cough, the shuffle of people moving, and the person next you whispering to ask what the leader just said?

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3 Ways to Use ListenTALK in Your Facility

Key Points

  • Background noise can severely limit the amount of communication that takes place in an industrial setting.
  • ListenTALK systems provide a simple solution that will work in a variety of scenarios.
  • Effectively communicating to investors, executives, trainees, and others on facility tours can guide the safety of participants, provide a medium for clear communications, and ensure a good experience for all involved.
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How to Make Great Artwork for Listen EVERYWHERE’s App

Best in streaming audio? Check. Best personal listening experience? Check. Customizable app? Check. Now, what about the artwork?

One of the best features of Listen EVERYWHERE is the customizable app. Venues can use their own artwork and brand to add a welcome ad or video as well as sliding promotional banners. So where do you start?

Begin with the theme artwork

The theme is what customers see first when opening the app. You’ll need a 640×280-pixel image to represent the business. A 640×500-pixel image can be used for tablets, but the app can generate this size from the 640×280-pixel image.

The business website may have the right photo, but it’s not always the right size. If you’re a reseller and don’t have access to the graphic artist who made the image, try the business’s Facebook page. The social networking site has made uploading images so easy that there’s always a variety from which to choose.

Determine the right aspect ratio for the theme

The aspect ratio for artwork sounds like a complicated term, but computer programs make it easy. The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width to the height of the screen or image. Try Photoshop, Canva or another photo-editing program to set the aspect ratio. What you should never do, though, is stretch the artwork to fit the box. If it’s too small, consider instead adding a color frame around it to fill the whitespace. If you need some theme art examples, check out our customer testimonial page.

Listen EVERYWHERE gives patrons the best personal listening experience, and the app is an essential part of that. Set the right artwork for the theme, get the proper aspect ratio and focus on signs inside the business to maximize the benefits of Listen EVERYWHERE.

What we Love About ListenTALK

Not since the invention of the walkie-talkie in the 1930s has group communication been as simple to enjoy and deploy as ListenTALK.

ListenTALK stands a head above the rest of the hand-held, one- and two-way group communication systems (yes, it can be both). First of all, it’s simple to set up — either pair groups in the docking station or with a tap. After that, using the system is a cinch. With a push of a button, the group leader and members can communicate easily with each other. Plus, it’s lightweight and connects with a lanyard or clip.

Here are more reasons we love ListenTALK:

Crystal-clear Sound

The ListenTALK system uses 1.9 GHz frequency to reduce interference, so you won’t cut out or have static interrupting your audio. It also has a sensitive internal mic, which means you don’t even have to hold it up to your mouth. When you combine the right frequency with the best internal mic, you get crystal-clear audio for everyone.

It’s Secure

If you’re worried about privacy in a communication system, ListenTALK has your back. It’s encrypted to ensure security.

Group Size Doesn’t Matter

ListenTALK works perfectly, delivering high-quality, crystal-clear audio, no matter how big your group is or where it is. That means you could be in a group of five or 50, in a quiet museum or wandering around a campus of 30,000 students. The only limit is how many ListenTALK receivers you own. It can even have up to 10 simultaneous groups operating in the same space.

It’s Compliant

Are you worried about ADA and IBC requirements? Well, ListenTALK checks all those boxes, too. Unlike other compliant systems, users don’t need cochlear implants, hearing aids or other specialized equipment to use it. Plus, not only does it meet ADA and IBC rules—it’s inclusive for everyone, whether they have hearing loss or perfect hearing.

You’ve Got Choices

Do you want a communication system that has two-way communication functionality? Or is one-way communication more critical? ListenTALK has both options. With our combination transceiver/receivers, you’ll have the choice of one-way or two-way communication. Or you can choose our more affordable receiver-only units, for one-way communication.

Then there’s the choice of how to listen. You can use our headsets, provide your own, use noise-canceling headphones, or have your guests bring their own earbuds.

It’s Fun and Easy to Use

Maybe we’re biased, but ListenTALK is cool tech that’s fun to use. How many other group communication systems can you connect by tapping them together? You can personalize ListenTALK units with a specialty lanyard, and guests can choose how they look when using them by providing their own earbuds. Once you experience the cool tech of ListenTALK, you’ll never want to touch a walkie-talkie or other group communication system again.

No other group communication system compares to ListenTALK. This cool tech provides crystal-clear, secure sound to any group. Plus, it’s ADA and IBC compliant and gives you and your group members the choice of how to listen.

Are you ready to try ListenTALK? Call us now at (888) 296-1623 or request a demo.

 

 

 

 

 

What we love about Listen EVERYWHERE

Audio streaming over Wi-Fi is the listening solution you need, whether your venue is a bar, house of worship, restaurant, airport, or large arena. So if you’re looking for the right streaming system, look no further than Listen EVERYWHERE.

Listen EVERYWHERE offers distinct advantages to venues and users. It’s easy to set up. All you need to do is plug it into your existing audio source and connect it to your existing Wi-Fi. Our app is completely customizable so you can add logos, links and more. Once you’re set up, your customers, guests, or parishioners only need to download a free app to their iOS or Android device. Then they choose the audio they want to hear. Plus, our complete solutions are affordable, starting at less than $800.

We have more reasons to love Listen EVERYWHERE.

Low latency (aka no lip sync issues)

Have you ever tried watching a video, live performance, or sermon with out-of-sync audio? It’s frustrating, and viewers quickly lose interest. That’s why we built ultra-low-latency into Listen EVERYWHERE. When the sound matches what people see, they pay more attention and connect with the message. They also retain the information more easily and are more likely to want to stay in their seats—whether the seat is in a bar or house of worship.

Choices

People want to choose what they watch and hear. In a venue, though, people often only get one audio choice because otherwise, the noise would be overwhelming. Imagine 10 TVs broadcasting audio at the same time in a gym, or the sound of five football games playing in a crowded sports bar. That’s where Listen EVERYWHERE steps in. With a 16-channel capacity, customers can pick their audio-streaming source, whether it’s a language interpretation in a house of worship or a football game in a sports bar.

Patrons also can choose how they listen. That’s because they use their own headphones, earbuds or headsets. That means they can go all in with the audio, or use one earbud so they can still socialize.

Works everywhere

There’s no limit to where Listen EVERYWHERE works. If there’s an audio source (even just a TV) and Wi-Fi, you can use Listen EVERYWHERE. Airports can broadcast information that’s streaming across screens or sound from TVs in VIP lounges and at gates. At sports bars, restaurants or other public venues, patrons can use the audio streaming over Wi-Fi to hear their game of choice or binge on their favorite TV show while out. At home, broadcast the audio to your iOS or Android so you can hear everything clearly without having to turn up the sound. In houses of worship, transmit different languages and send sound to cry rooms and overflow areas. The only limit is your Wi-Fi signal.

Make Money

First of all, when your customers are happy, they stay and spend more money. Clear audio without lip sync issues results in happier patrons, so Listen EVERYWHERE helps your bottom line there. It also provides even more money-making opportunities. In the customizable app, you can add 5-second ads, labels for TV channels, text banners, and custom sliding banners. You can use that space to advertise your venue. Or you can sell it to your affiliates and vendors, to promote their products or services.

Communicate

Whether your venue is a church or a bar, chances are you’ve got a way to make announcements—a cork board on the wall, social media, newsletters via email or snail mail, or reminders at the end of a service. With the customizable Listen EVERYWHERE app, you can use banner space to make those announcements or include social media links and website. Best of all, it’s up to you what you communicate and how you use the app space.

Assistive Listening

Listen EVERYWHERE does not meet regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act or International Building Code. However, it does provide hearing help via audio streaming to people with hearing loss, which may be up to 20 percent of your patrons or parishioners. Also, because Listen EVERYWHERE comes from Listen Technologies, you can get an affordable all-inclusive listening package, with Listen EVERYWHERE and an IBC- and ADA-compliant solution with RF or IR technology.

Listen EVERYWHERE gives your patrons and parishioners streaming audio choices without lip sync issues. It also has clear-cut advantages for any venue, with a customizable app that includes ad and announcement spaces and options for assistive listening.

If you’re ready to make your customers or guests happier with the best streaming audio solution, check out our website for more information or contact us today!

 

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