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 or call (888) 296-1623, or +1-801-233-8992.

Inspire Everywhere with Drive-In Worship

In the last few months, COVID-19 has spread around the world, infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Now, more than ever, people are looking for comfort in faith and the support of religion, unfortunately, gathering in large groups is discouraged. How can we stay connected to our congregation during a worldwide pandemic? Some houses of worship are trying to stay connected via social media or host services that are live-streamed and facilitating video chats, but the feeling of community is lost.

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ListenTIPS: 7 Tips for Superior Wi-Fi Streaming

Listen EVERYWHERE is the best-in-class, award-winning Wi-Fi streaming solution, allowing users to stream audio straight to their iOS or Android device. It’s also easy to set up—as simple as plug and play.

Here are seven tips to get the most from the Listen EVERYWHERE system.

1.    For cleaner sound, use 5 GHz with a 20 MHz wide channel.

The 5 GHz band is superior because it has more non-overlapping bands. It also doesn’t have as many devices using it as the 2.4 GHz band. The 2.4 GHz band is used by

  • wireless phones
  • microwaves
  • garage door openers

Setting the 5GHz band to 20 MHz means less interference.

2.    Consider dual-band access points.

Though 5 GHz is superior, older phones can only handle 2.4 GHz. Having dual access points allows people with those older devices to use the system.

3.    Set an access point.

Advanced Wi-Fi access points will jump from frequency to frequency to find the clearest channel. That’s fine for an hour or so, but after that, it can be a problem with Wi-Fi streaming. You can remedy that by using a Wi-Fi scanner for a manual scan to find the clearest band. Then set the access point to that channel.

4.    Use a Wi-Fi scanner.

A Wi-Fi scanner also will help increase performance by finding a signal at least 20 dB higher than any interferer.

5.    Watch data limiting.

Most public Wi-Fi systems limit data per phone. However, this can be a problem for Wi-Fi streaming. We can help in these situations by customizing the compression for clearer audio.

6.    Don’t use Wi-Fi accessories.

Range extenders, multi-hop Wi-Fi systems and mesh networks increase lip-sync issues, variance and cause audio hiccups with Listen EVERYWHERE.

7.    Let Listen EVERYWHERE do its job.

In most cases, it’s best to let Listen EVERYWHERE run. It adapts to the network traffic characteristics and learns from it—minimizing the clicks and pops in the Wi-Fi streaming.

It’s easy to get the best performance from Listen EVERYWHERE. To get started with this unparalleled Wi-Fi streaming system, go to or call (877) 760-9270 now!





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.


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.


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!


Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance Systems

If you could increase your business up to 20% by doing one simple thing, would you do it?

Inclusion has become one of the major values in modern society. We provide drivers tests in multiple languages. There are buttons to automatically open doors. We even provide pet life insurance. Yet, there’s a very important accommodation many businesses are neglecting.

The US Census ( is an analysis of our population of over 300 million, and it gives statistics on different ethnic and minority groups to help us better understand the needs of our citizens. There is one group whose percentage of the population eclipses any “minority” group in the US, yet seldom are accommodations available for their needs. Not only that, this particular demographic will typically embrace any businesses who would include one simple and relatively inexpensive need.

Did you know that 1 in 5 people worldwide suffers from measurable hearing loss? 1 in 5. That’s 20%. Compare that to the approximately 0.17% of the population who have impaired mobility. Additionally, the needs of the hard-of-hearing are covered by Federal Law under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fortunately, there is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to include your customers with hearing loss.

By law, any venue in which audio amplification is integral to the use of the space, assistive listening MUST be provided. That means if you are a convention center, sports arena, movie theater, or any public space that uses a public address system you need to provide assistive listening devices. The most common assistive listening systems use either radio frequency (RF) or infrared (IR) to broadcast audio to a receiver that your customer checks out during their visit. And although required by law for many venues, it can be cumbersome to use–no one knows where to check out receivers, and when they do find them, the receivers don’t work or have broken headsets.

A better, more inclusive system lets your customer decide how they utilize your assistive listening system. Modern hearing aids can pair to smartphones via Bluetooth allowing hard-of-hearing customers to listen to audio through their own phones. What if you could deliver your own, custom audio content directly to them, on a device they already have in hand?

Enter Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance Systems. Combo Compliance systems include the federally mandated assistive listening solution of your choice, whether it’s RF, IR, or Hearing Loop, and combines it with a powerful WiFi system that streams audio directly to a person’s smartphone via a free app that you customize, and they download. Now, you can not only satisfy ADA assistive listening requirements, you can enhance your customer experience by providing high-quality audio content streamed directly to your customer anywhere in your business. And with approximately 2.5 billion smartphones in use today, you get a tremendous return on investment. Combo Compliance systems are easy to install, and the WiFi servers can be connected to your existing wireless network by your own IT professional.

With Listen Technologies’ Combo Compliance systems in place, you are actively inviting 1 in 5 people, 20% of the population, into your business with a simple and inexpensive solution.

Contact one of our assistive listening experts today at 1.800.330.0891.

Members Rejoice: Churches Ask Congregants to Bring Their Phones to Service

Instead of asking parishioners to turn off their cell phones during worship service, what if they could use them to hear your sermon clearly, no matter where they are in the building, or how well they hear? Venues everywhere are embracing the omnipresent smartphone as an assistive-listening solution and using the devices to get churchgoers more involved in the service.

But how does that work? It’s simple: Wi-Fi. Streaming audio over Wi-Fi isn’t a new technology. However, recent advances improved the technology and reduced latency, so there’s basically no audio delay. That’s made streaming audio over Wi-Fi to smartphones the perfect solution for assistive listening as well as live audio. Here’s why you need it and how it works:

Build Connections
Delivering sound over Wi-Fi to devices parishioners already carry is a simple way to re-engage churchgoers who’ve felt disconnected because they can’t hear or understand.

Maybe you’ve got parishioners who spend parts of the service in the cry room or lobby with their children. Or maybe members of your congregation have hearing loss—statistics show that’s likely as high as 20 percent of your congregants. Perhaps your worship service is a popular place, and audio for overflow seating is an issue. Or do you have parishioners who need translation, but have no way to broadcast it? That means you’ve got people who can’t engage and won’t feel connected to the service. You can help them feel that essential spiritual connection through the power of Wi-Fi with audio delivered straight to their smartphones.

Simply Connect
Audio over Wi-Fi is not only easy for you to install and simple to use, but it’s also affordable. With a small investment—less than $800—churches can deliver clear audio to parishioners in the building with Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies. All you need to do is connect your audio system—like a TV or microphone—to the local area network using a secure server. It may sound complicated, but it’s as easy as plug and play. Then parishioners connect to your Wi-Fi, download a free app to their smartphones, and start streaming audio. They can listen via their own headphones or earbuds. Or if they have Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, they can stream straight to their ears. And it’s scalable, so that you can accommodate small groups or thousands of users.

Churches can use this as an addition to existing assistive-listening solutions, like radio-frequency systems and hearing loops. Or it can be a standalone assistive-listening solution. Congregants use their own smartphones and headphones, so there’s no equipment for you to buy, store, or maintain.

An audio-over-Wi-Fi system is affordable and easy to install, but invaluable for your members who struggle to hear.

Spread the Word
Once you’ve installed Audio Everywhere, it’s essential to help your parishioners know about the system.

● Publicize: Use your regular news bulletins and website to promote your new listening solution. Also, post signs and posters about the system.
● Teach: Train your staff and volunteers how to use the system and troubleshoot. That way they’ll be ready to show parishioners what to do and answer questions.
● Celebrate: Share the success of Audio Everywhere with online reviews and word of mouth. Laud your increased engagement and attendance at church services.

Streaming audio over Wi-Fi to smartphones is an ideal solution for assistive listening. So, embrace the power of the smartphone and help your parishioners connect with their worship community with Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies. Go to to get started today!

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