Assistive listening specialists Contacta celebrate return to InfoComm

Assistive listening specialists Contacta Inc are returning to InfoComm in 2019 with a range of new products and a host of high-profile installations at some of the USA’s best-known attractions.

The Michigan-based company last appeared at the show in 2014 and since then has been concentrating on expanding its offering and building its network of North American and Canadian installers, which has seen its products transform accessibility for visitors with hearing loss to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Kennedy Space Center.

Visitors to booth 5462 will be introduced to Contacta Inc’s all-new infrared and radio frequency systems, offering a comprehensive range of assistive listening technology.

Contacta Inc RF systems have amplified volume levels, offering clarity of sound for all users not just those with hearing devices.

The RF systems have a transmission range of up to 300m and can utilise 40 channels simultaneously, allowing for multiple language presentations to groups of up to 99 people.

The IR systems have a coverage area of up to 2700m² and deliver desired sound while maintaining confidentiality in conference rooms, police stations or court rooms.

In addition, Contacta Inc will be launching its new V Pro hearing loop drivers at the show, the latest addition to its industry leading V Series of large area loop drivers. Contacta’s new V pro drivers use cutting edge technology proven in the pro audio world to achieve life-like speech and first-class music reproduction.

“We’re really excited to be back at InfoComm,” said Contacta Inc MD, Richard McKinley.

“There is a growing understanding of the role of hearing loops in the United States, alongside the established IR and RF technologies, and we’re hoping to see installers who would like to work with us to increase accessibility for people with hearing loss.”

The company’s products have recently been installed in major attractions across the US: hearing loops are now in place in the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and MOMA in New York as well as in theaters, churches, transport hubs and airports.

Contacta’s speech transfer systems, which are transforming communication for visitors at the Space Center’s tickets offices and passengers on the BART rail line in San Francisco, will be demonstrated live at InfoComm, allowing visitors to test them for themselves.

“I think the fact that we are working with such renowned locations shows the quality of the products we offer,” said Richard. “We are constantly working to improve our offering and with these new products on board, we’re looking forward to a successful show.”

Contacta Inc will be at booth 5462, West 2 at infoComm between June 12-14.