Listen Technologies and Ampetronic Debut AURI at ISE 2024
BARCELONA – January 31, 2024 – Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 25 years, and Ampetronic, a world-leading provider of audio induction loop systems, debuted AURI today at ISE 2024. AURI, powered by Listen Technologies and Ampetronic, is the first installed assistive listening system utilizing Auracast broadcast audio technology. The new system will ship later this year.
Auracast Broadcast Audio
Auracast is a new standard for Bluetooth Low Energy audio. It can broadcast audio simultaneously to an unlimited number of Auracast compatible devices, including receivers, hearing aids, earbuds, and smartphones.
Auracast is part of the new Bluetooth Low Energy audio specifications. This is the first time Bluetooth has supported broadcast audio, which unlocks a variety of new use cases, including wide area assistive listening.
Listen Technologies and Ampetronic are active members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) working to make Auracast broadcast audio technology as reliable and widespread as possible.
AURI – The Evolution of Assistive Listening
AURI, powered by Listen Technologies and Ampetronic, is the first Auracast broadcast audio-based solution for assistive listening.
“Auracast broadcast audio technology will enable Auracast compatible devices to connect to transmitters in public spaces and receive high quality, low latency, energy-efficient audio, but it will take time for all devices to support Auracast,” said Tracy Bathurst, chief technology officer at Listen Technologies. “Listen Technologies and Ampetronic have developed the first solution to let venues and end users adopt Auracast broadcast audio technology for assistive listening applications. AURI harnesses the power of Bluetooth Low Energy so venues and end users can enjoy improved audio accessibility and better hearing.”
AURI is the first product Listen Technologies and Ampetronic have developed together since the companies announced their partnership and creation of a single source for assistive listening technologies and solutions.
AURI will include networked installed transmitters for large and small spaces, dedicated receivers and charging bases, and a complete line of accessories, including headphones, neck loops, and network management and configuration software.
AURI Features and Benefits
Provide high quality multi-channel broadcast.
Support open or secure audio transmission.
Feature Auracast compatible dedicated receivers venues can provide guests to use if they do not have Auracast compatible devices.
Offer multi-language support.
Help venues meet global accessibility compliance requirements.
AURI will ship later this year. To see a demo of AURI at ISE, please visit the Listen Technologies-Ampetronic Booth 3Q220 in Hall 3 or contact Katye Bennett at email@example.com.
Ampetronic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of assistive listening solutions, specialising in hearing loop systems. With more than 30 years of experience, Ampetronic has been at the forefront of developing technologies that enhance communication accessibility for individuals with hearing impairments. Their solutions are widely used in diverse sectors, including education, hospitality, corporate, and public spaces. All Ampetronic solutions are developed to provide a genuine benefit to those who experience hearing loss. For more information check ampetronic.com.
About Listen Technologies
Listen Technologies enriches lives by providing assistive listening and communication solutions so everyone can hear clearly and share the same great experience. Listen’s innovative products serve those with hearing loss and enable inclusive experiences for all guests. Listen solutions are used in various venues and settings, including houses of worship, higher education facilities, performing arts centers, courts, tours, and manufacturing plants. Our vision is to improve life’s experiences through sound by providing exceptional audio anytime, anywhere, on any platform. To learn more about how Listen Technologies delivers a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.