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Listen Technologies Announces ADA Compliant Wi-Fi Assistive Listening Systems

Listen Technologies launched the new LWR-1020 Wi-Fi audio receiver, a dedicated assistive listening receiver for venue operations.

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Listen Technologies Corporation, a Bluffdale, Utah-based provider of advanced wireless listening solutions, announced a dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver which makes the assistive listening system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new receiver is part of the company’s Listen EVERYWHERE product lineup.

Per a statement, the LWR-1020 receiver is available as an add-on to existing Listen EVERYWHERE servers in the market. The receiver also comes in a bundled ADA compliant assistive listening system (LWS-10). This 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. Thus, it functions as a receiver 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. According to the company, it offers the lowest latency in the industry. Additionally, it is is easy for venues to install on the existing wireless networks.

What’s more, venues with 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. The receiver also supports hearing aid telecoils when used with a neck loop. The combination of neck loops and signage ensure that venues are in full compliance with ADA requirements for assistive listening. It also enables venues to provide optimal audio clarity over Wi-Fi for guests.

“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,” says 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.”

Cody Hall, product manager at Listen Technologies, underlines the need for ADA compliant assistive listening solution for channel partner’s customers. He continues, “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.” Hall remarks that it creates an engaging and unforgettable experience for users.

How Listen EVERYWHERE Works

Per the company, 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 also customize the Listen EVERYWHERE app. These include welcome videos/ads, brand colors, sliding banners and logos.

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Guests can download the free Listen EVERYWHERE app on their personal smartphones. From there, they can 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 at the venue.

The company also states that Listen EVERYWHERE is ideal in challenging audio environments. These comprise museums, houses of worship, classrooms, lecture halls, corporate boardrooms, conference rooms and other spaces where hearing loss, noise, distance and acoustics can make it difficult to hear clearly.

Availability

New SKUs now available in the Listen EVERYWHERE product line include:

  • LWR-1020 Wi-Fi Audio Receiver (available only in U.S.A.)
  • LA-511 Protective Case for LWR-1020
  • LWS-10-A1 Two-Channel Wi-Fi System (available only in U.S.A.)
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