Listen Technologies is excited to announce a dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver which makes the Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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. Pair the new receiver with neck loops and the system is now compatible with t-coil enabled hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Listen EVERYWHERE offers the lowest latency in the industry and is easy for venues to install on their existing wireless networks.
Venues currently using 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. 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. All guests who would like to experience audio over Wi-Fi and the exceptional audio clarity it provides will be able to do so.
“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.
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 clear 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, lecture halls, classrooms, 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: