Introducing the Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies streaming Wi-Fi solution designed for colleges, universities, and other large enterprises. Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies helps educational institutions affordably provide an Assistive Listening solution 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 the Apple app store. The system is 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.
How it Works
Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies 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 from Listen Technologies. We find that mixed systems are common, e.g., Inductive Loop + Audio Everywhere, FM + Audio Everywhere. Connect the Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies 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.
In-App Marketing and Social Media
Because Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies is built on digital networking technology, quality audio is only part of the value. The system supports multi-language broadcasts and also provides:
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.
Why Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies?
Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies 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 under $1,000.
- 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.
- Compatible with eduroam.
By focusing mass-produced 21st-century digital technology on the Educational market, Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies 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 from Listen Technologies products enables everyone to afford assistive listening systems of unparalleled clarity and flexibility. Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies 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.