Introducing the Audio Everywhere system designed for Colleges, Universities, and other large enterprises. Audio Everywhere’s System helps educational institutions affordably meet 2012 ADA Assistive Listening regulations using their existing IT infrastructure. The system works by streaming audio over Wi-Fi to the students’ own Android or iOS phones. The app is free from the Google Play and Apple app stores. The system is also highly effective in helping ESL students comprehend English better in lecture halls with flutter echo or muddy acoustics and also for multilingual “United Nations” type events. Cloud managed and highly customizable with in-app functions that support welcome messages and videos, sliding banners, pdf documents, etc., this new technology dramatically lowers costs compared to old-style analog solutions and has the advantage that the students and visitors generally bring their own listening devices.
The system scales from the small classroom to the auditorium to the whole campus. Smart phones replace expensive specialized receivers. We have models that serve from one to dozens of audio sources.
- ADA compliance for hard-of-hearing students and visitors.
- Stream audio from TVs in fitness centers and student unions.
- Multilingual conference events.
Audio Everywhere systems are low latency; the delay is just a small fraction of a syllable. See the system specifications here.
The system is easy to set up. For our entry-level system, just connect one (stereo) or two (mono) line-level audio sources to the system using the cables and connectors provided. Typical audio sources are pre-amplifiers, soundboards, mixers, and TVs. Existing assistive listening systems can be extended because they generally also have an output that can be tapped as an input to Audio Everywhere. We find that mixed systems are common, e.g., Inductive Loop + Audio Everywhere, FM + Audio Everywhere. Connect the Audio Everywhere system to the network, plug in the worldwide power supply and the system is up and running in 90 seconds. A typical installation takes fewer than 30 minutes and is easier to set up than a wireless home router.
Welcome Image or Video: the first thing participants see when opening the app. You set the number of seconds before your welcome image or video can be skipped.
Sliding banners: upload announcements or special event banners that can click through to your website, event schedule, activities, or other resources.
Audio Everywhere systems provide a breakthrough in affordability because they ride on mass-produced Wi-Fi and smart phone technology. Our entry-level system, which connects to an existing Wi-Fi access point, is only $499. Contrast this to FM, IR, or Loop technologies where an installation can cost 10 or more times as much plus you have to provide numerous receivers. We also have solutions for larger audiences.
- Uses but does not overload existing IT infrastructure.
- Users bring their own devices.
- Enterprise-capable. Does not rely on broadcast mechanisms such as mDNS, Bonjour, or SSDP. Spans multiple LANs in an enterprise.
- Public IP addresses are not required, but if used, then the audio can be heard anywhere on the Internet.
- QoS/ToS customization available.
- Expandable and flexible.
- Integrated social media.
- Cloud managed.
- Compatible with eduroam.
Because the systems are digital Wi-Fi based, they avoid issues of dead spots (IR) and program audio leakage (FM and Loop). You reach a wider audience and create more opportunity for increased engagement. The system does not unduly stress the IT infrastructure, using only about 120 kbps per smart phone.
By focusing mass-produced 21st century digital technology on the Educational market, Audio Everywhere has created products that are simultaneously better than the old-school competitors and hugely more affordable. From the cozy meeting room to the expansive auditorium, Audio Everywhere products enable everyone to afford assistive listening systems of unparalleled clarity and flexibility. Audio Everywhere systems are available now, worldwide.
Streaming audio over Wi-Fi for University and Enterprise Assistive Listening is the new new thing for the hard-of-hearing, for ADA compliance, and for multilingual events. Let us help you make your campus more inviting, inclusive, and compliant.