LA-490 Listen Bluetooth/IR Beacon (COMING SOON)

Item:LA-490 Price:$299.00

The LA-490 Bluetooth/IR Beacons are compact, wall-mounted devices that enhance venue experiences using ListenWIFI. These beacons transmit Bluetooth(r) and/or Infrared signals, enabling mobile apps and receivers to pinpoint user locations. This functionality automates the delivery of the appropriate audio channel directly to listeners, eliminating manual selection or QR code scanning. Perfect for multilingual settings, the beacons ensure seamless audio distribution in the user’s preferred language, making them essential for venues with multiple audio channels.

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  • One (1) LA-490 Bluetooth/IR Beacon
  • Two (2) AA Alkaline Batteries
  • One (1) USB Power Supply
  • One (1) Mounting Hardware
  • One (1) Oversized Wall Plate
  • One (1) Quick Start Guide


  • Fully automates the user’s experience
  • Enables automatic channel selection on user devices
  • Supports both ListenWIFI mobile apps and LWR-1050 Wi-Fi Audio Receivers
  • Small size and light weight
  • Bluetooth and IR triggering in one device
  • Adjustable power and interval
  • Battery or USB powered
  • Easily mount on a wall or attach to an electrical box
  • Simple to program and install using ListenWIFI Manager software (Windows®)
  • Secure and tamper proof



Dimensions (H x W x D) with Mounting Plate11.7 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm (4.6 x 3.0 W x 1.0 in.)
Unit Dimensions (H x W x D)11.4 x 7.1 x 2.3 cm (4.5 x 2.8 W x 0.9 in.)
Unit Weight with batteries143 g (5.0 oz.)
Unit Weight76 g (2.7 oz.)
Shipping Weight430 g (15.2 oz.)
Enclosure/Mounting MaterialsPC plastic (IR transparent)
LEDMulti-colored, multi-function
ColorDark Grey, chrome logo
USB ConnectionUSB-Micro for power and programming
Mounting HardwareMounts to wall or single gang electrical box (US and European), tamper proof hex screw
Oversized Wall PlateFits standard US and European single gang electrical box
Battery DoorRemovable for battery replacement


Bluetooth (BT)5.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), for programming and audio triggering
Infrared (IR)Infrared light used for audio triggering
ProtocolsiBeacon, SyncLink
SecurityPIN-protected for tamper-proof operation, restricted to authorized software only (OTA).


BluetoothTo be published
InfraredTo be published


User ControlsBluetooth triggering, Bluetooth power, Infrared triggering, Infrared power, transmit interval, LED indicators, low battery LED, OTA configuration, trigger ID, UUID, firmware updates, reset to defaults
Setup/ProgrammingProgramming via USB connection or Blueooth OTA connection with ListenWIFI Manager software. The ListenWIFI Manager provides central management of the entire ListenWiFI system, including Beacons.


LEDBlue flash every 5 seconds indicates normal operation (can be disabled); Red flashing every 5 seconds indicates low battery (can be disabled); Green flash every second indicates active Bluetooth OTA connection with ListenWIFI Manager software; Alternating Amber/Red indicates beacon is performing a firmware upgrade

+Power & Battery Life

Power SupplyUSB-Micro - 5V, 500mA
Battery TypeAlkaline batteries, non-rechargeable, field replaceable
Battery SizeAA
Battery LifeTo be published
*Dependent upon device configuration and batteries. Recommend powering via USB for Infrared mode.


Temperature - Operation-10 ºC (14 ºF) to +40 ºC (104 ºF)
Temperature - Storage-20 ºC (-4 ºF) to +50 ºC (122 ºF)
Relative Humidity0 to 95% relative humidity, non condensing


Regulatory MarksFCC, CE, ROHS, UKCA


Beacon Warranty1 year
*Specifications are subject to change without notice