Listen Technologies Product Roadmap – Re: Pandemic

Listen Technologies responds to AV Technology Product Roadmap question: How has the pandemic shaped your company’s product/service offerings?
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We created the AV Technology Thought Leadership Roadmap Series to provide you with updated perspectives from manufacturers and solutions providers within the AV/IT industry.

Several times a year, we ask thought leaders representing the full range of products and services integral to the AV/IT ecosystem to share insight into their company’s roadmap. Sometimes we will ask for responses that focus on a specific technology or category, and other times it will be broad-stroked.

Below, we are spotlighting one company’s response to a specific question. Check here (opens in new tab) to see the continually updated list of all companies and the roadmap question.

Listen Technologies Product Roadmap – Re: Pandemic

AVT Question: How, if at all has the pandemic shaped your company’s product/service offerings? [October 2021]

Thought Leader: Sam Nord, Vice President, Global Sales, Listen Technologies

The past 19 months have illustrated the versatility of Listen Technologies’ solutions, as well as the creativity and adaptability of our partners and customers who continue to apply our systems beyond traditional assistive listening to meet their unique communication needs. Early on in the pandemic, we realized that for people who did not have the luxury of working from home, such as employees in the manufacturing sector, our ListenTALK (opens in new tab) solution worked great as a mechanism to overcome many of the challenges of hearing clearly while following safety precautions. Employees could hear and understand in noisy factory settings while maintaining physical distance and wearing face masks. 

We see ListenTALK’s value across other industries too, as more employees return to the workplace and need to communicate while following new rules pertaining to safety. For example, courthouses have used our assistive listening products for years. Now, they also use ListenTALK for safer sidebar conversations and lawyer-client communication. The system lets them speak confidentially, without getting too close. Similarly, we found ListenTALK became instrumental in the return-to-campus movement for many K-12 schools and universities. It allows for clear communication among students and instructors while maintaining recommended safety measures, and also facilitates communication between in-person and remote students in hybrid learning environments.

We have also seen a drastic increase in use of our Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening solution. While there has always been great interest in a BYOD-based assistive listening system, the pandemic caused greater demand for a solution that allows users to be accommodated with limited interaction with outside devices. 

We will continue to deliver wireless listening solutions that facilitate communication and meet the unique needs of users in every environment.

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Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.