Offers first low-cost assistive listening solution for smart phones that utilizes existing wireless networks for plug and play audio streaming
BLUFFDALE, UTAH – December 6, 2017 – Listen Technologies, a leading provider of assistive listening products for more than 18 years, has acquired the Audio Everywhere brand and products from ExXothermic, Inc. ExXothermic, Inc. is the global technology leader in Wi-Fi streaming technology with four related patents. Audio Everywhere technology has become the go-to solution for affordable, plug and play streaming of wireless audio over existing Wi-Fi networks and is the perfect complement to Listen Technologies’ portfolio of innovative assistive listening products. Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies products will begin shipping December 11, 2017.
“Listen Technologies has partnered with ExXothermic, Inc., the developer of Audio Everywhere, over the years because Dr. Lance Glasser and his team share our passion for designing technology and solutions that deliver clear sound to everyone, regardless of the setting and acoustics,” said Russ Gentner, CEO, Listen Technologies. “We are taking our partnership to the next level with Listen Technologies’ acquisition of the Audio Everywhere brand and products, and we are proud to continue offering our best-in-class assistive listening systems, now with best-in-class Wi-Fi audio streaming under the Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies brand.”
Listen Technologies continues to create innovative assistive listening systems that enable people to hear the world around them, even in challenging audio environments. Its products include the new ListenTALK two-way collaboration system, the award-winning ListenIR, ListenRF, and ListenLoop.
ListenWiFi will become Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies, offering an affordable plug and play, low latency solution for assistive listening that can operate on a venue’s existing wireless network. Even in crowded, loud environments such as houses of worship, restaurants and bars, waiting rooms and other venues featuring multiple screens or media walls, where ambient noise and distance make it difficult to hear TV or venue audio, users are able to easily stream sound on their smart phones.
Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies is easy to add to a venue’s wireless network and can accommodate thousands of users and over 50 channels, providing more choices and an enhanced experience for patrons and guests. In venues and facilities that offer Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies, guests simply download the free app on their mobile device, connect to the Wi-Fi network and tune into the channel displayed on the TV screen of their choice.
“Listen Technologies is the undisputed leader in assistive listening technology solutions, recognized for its advocacy on behalf of those with hearing loss and for bringing clear, personalized sound to individuals in houses of worship, classrooms, meetings rooms, entertainment venues and more,” said Dr. Lance Glasser, founder, president and CEO, ExXothermic, Inc. “Listen Technologies’ acquisition of Audio Everywhere will enable us to bring our audio-over-Wi-Fi offering to more markets and will facilitate greater collaboration among our teams and more product innovation.”
Current ListenWiFi customers will receive a free upgrade to Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies software. There is no change in hardware. Additional information about Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies is available at www.listentech.com.
About ExXothermic, Inc.
ExXothermic, Inc. is the leading provider of high-quality Wi-Fi audio solutions for assistive listening, fitness centers, bars and restaurants, casinos and a range of other environments and applications. Founded by Dr. Lance Glasser in early 2012 as a Silicon Valley startup, ExXothermic’s Wi-Fi audio systems feature free downloadable apps for iOS and Android users and leverage global Wi-Fi standards to provide wireless audio. www.exxothermic.com
About Listen Technologies
Listen Technologies believes all people deserve to hear the world around them. The company’s assistive listening products equip users with the personalized solutions they need to listen and engage in environments where hearing is difficult, whether they are in a house of worship, tour group, fitness center, stadium or other venue. Listen Technologies sets the standard for innovation as it develops products that minimize noise, distance, clashing conversations, hearing loss and other audio challenges. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.