The Rock Star Assistive Listening System Formerly Known as Listen EVERYWHERE is now ListenWIFI
Listen Technologies has launched the next generation of its audio-over-Wi-Fi solution and has rebranded the solution as ListenWIFI. ListenWIFI will replace Listen Technologies’ Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system.
“ListenWIFI is a clear and simple descriptor for a sophisticated new listening system that delivers audio seamlessly to smart devices,” said Kim Franklin, vice president of global marketing at Listen Technologies. “The name ListenWIFI aligns with what the technology is and follows the convention of other Listen Technologies solution names like ListenIR and ListenRF. ‘WIFI’ is also universally recognised and synonymous with wireless accessibility.”
As many of you know, Listen launched their first Wi-Fi-based audio product, ListenWiFi for Personal Listening, in 2014. The original ListenWiFi was created based on feedback from the pro AV channel. Many things were learned as Listen worked to improve and innovate this quickly evolving product line.
One important lesson learned was that the product was not meeting all of the needs of the market. That’s why in 2017, Listen acquired ExXothermic’s Audio Everywhere to create the perfect storm of superior technology combined with a commercial-grade audio experience with access to a world-class ProAV distribution channel. Listen rebranded the product line to Listen EVERYWHERE, which continues today. A lot of time has been spent innovating the product line based on the demands of the markets they serve as well as feedback from consultants.
Listen EVERYWHERE met many of the challenges the previous iterations could not, including operating on an existing network, private channels, custom branding in the app (with no monthly fees), ultra-low latency, Dante on-board, (US) receivers for compliance, and much more. Listen have continued to take feedback onboard and are aware there are additional market requirements that have evolved which need to be addressed, so they’ve been working behind the scenes to make that happen.
ListenWIFI is the evolution of Listen EVERYWHERE and the industry’s most advanced, universally accessible, audio-over-Wi-Fi assistive listening solution.
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