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Audio One Marketing Welcomed As New Representative Firm for Listen Technologies

To continue strengthening its sales force, Listen Technologies announces the appointment of a key representative firm for Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and the western half of Wisconsin.

Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to welcome Audio One Marketing as the company’s representative for Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and the western half of Wisconsin.

Audio One Marketing will be working Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications.

Tim VonBargen, Owner of Audio One Marketing brings over 14 years of sales, management, engineering and technical experience in the audio industry. Before launching Audio One Marketing VonBargen was Regional Sales Manager at Starin Marketing.

Commenting on the partnership, Tim Von Bargen said, “I believe this is great timing for Audio One Marketing to represent Listen Technologies and we’re excited to get started with this great brand.”

“Tim VonBargen brings new ideas for representing the pro audio industry.” said Peter Papageorge, Listen Director of Sales, North America. “He is passionate about educating and training our resellers on all Listen solutions. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

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Listen Technologies Announces FIS Marketing Inc. as New Representative Firm for Western Canada

To continue building its North American sales team, Listen Technologies appoints a key representative firm for Western Canada.

Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce FIS Marketing Inc. (dba Future Image Systems) as its new representative firm for Western Canada.

FIS Marketing Inc. will offer Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications.

FIS Marketing Inc. has been representing leading Professional Audio-Visual and Security manufacturers in Canada since 1998. Based in Vancouver, BC, FIS Marketing’s customer service oriented staff are committed to providing both technical and non-technical sales and marketing services to resellers in Western Canada.

“Our team at FIS Marketing Inc. is excited to represent Listen Technologies for Western Canada,” noted Ed Tchoi, FIS CEO. “Listen has a solid reputation amongst our dealers of having unparalleled customer service. In addition to this, Listen is well known for manufacturing high quality sound solutions for a variety of environments, from classrooms to boardrooms. Listen’s focus on customer service and high quality products makes for a winning combination, which we are proud to be a part of.”

Commenting on the partnership, Peter Papageorge said, “FIS Marketing’s commitment to provide reliable service and excellent support to help their resellers and dealers grow their business aligns well with Listen’s values. We look forward to a rewarding partnership.”

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Listen Technologies Announces Videos Showing Integration to Others as a Solution

Listen Technologies announces the release of videos to show the integration of Listen solutions to other manufacturers. These videos came at the request of the dealers asking great questions on “how to” integrate.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation announced the release of two new videos to show customers how Listen solutions can be integrated into systems and interface to other non Listen equipment. These short clips offer insight on the “how to” and more importantly that integrating Listen solutions, offers a great overall system approach. Listen sees videos as an important tool to many who offer Listen solutions for Assistive Listening, Tour Group, Language Interpretation, Soundfield and Conferencing.

Both videos can be viewed and shared on Listen Technologies’ YouTube channel. These initial “how to” videos feature Listen’s Wireless Conferencing solution interfacing with teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems. To watch the videos use the following URLs.

Teleconferencing Video: http://youtu.be/_OQz7bjxAUI

Videoconferencing Video: http://youtu.be/UDISWzPKOVo

“We realize that often our equipment is only a part of an overall integrated system.” said Peter Papageorge, Listen’s Director of Sales, North America. “The most successful installations are those that our partners involve us in and allow us to guide them on the best way to install Listen solutions with other equipment. We realize that most won’t read a manual or application note and these videos offer a quick view on the “how to” integrate. ”

In October 2011, Listen Technologies began distributing Televic Conference’s Confidea ® Wireless products in North America, maintaining its role as a leader in delivering conferencing solutions to the North American market. For more details on Televic Conferencing visit
http://www.televic-conference.com

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Listen Technologies Announces Change In EMEAI Distribution Structure

Listen Technologies Corporation announced today that all sales distribution will now be managed out of Listen Technologies headquarters in Bluffdale, Utah; a change to the current distribution structure for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

In the second quarter of 2011 Listen Technologies expanded its Wireless Listening and ListenPoint® business units’ worldwide sales, marketing and product life cycle capabilities with the hiring of two new product group leaders. Tracy Bathurst assumed leadership for the ListenPoint Product Group and Craig Paller as the Product Group Leader for Wireless Listening.

Bathurst and Paller will work closely with Cory Schaeffer, VP of Worldwide Sales to execute the sales and marketing plans for ListenPoint and Wireless Listening worldwide. With this new leadership in place all distribution decisions will now come from Listen Technologies headquarters beginning on January 1, 2012.

“Listen Technologies has had a long favorable relationship with Jan Wintersberg and Christian Schiele who ran Listen GmbH over the past several years.” Cory Schaeffer, Listen VP of Sales Worldwide said. “We are pleased that their partnership in Prodytel in Stein Germany will allow them to concentrate on their core competencies of their distribution company. Their knowledge will be invaluable to assisting Listen Technologies during this transition. Also, Prodytel will be the German distributor for Listen products.”

All EMEAI inquiries regarding Listen Technologies solutions should be directed to +1.801.233.8992 or via email to info@listentech.com.

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Listen Technologies & Technitect to Present InfoComm Webinar on March ADA Deadline for AV Systems

InfoComm will offer a webinar on January 10, 2012 to educate audio-visual professionals about the Department of Justice’s amendments to the American with Disabilities Act requirements for assistive listening systems and other AV systems.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the InfoComm webinar “Addressing the March ADA Deadline for AV Systems.”

In 2010 the Department of Justice amended the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for assistive listening and other AV systems. The new requirements go into full effect on March 12, 2012.

InfoComm has partnered with Listen Technologies and Technitect to present the details of what the new requirements will mean to the audio-visual industry. Timothy Cape, CTS-D a Principal Consultant at Technitect and Craig Paller, Wireless Listening Product Group Leader at Listen Technologies will deliver the presentation.

The webinar is scheduled for January 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST is free. Participants who are CTS holders can earn CTS renewal units. Advanced registration is required; go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/401952962

“This changes the specification for all audio systems, and assistive listening is now required for all public venues that offer sound reinforcement of any kind,” noted Craig Paller, Wireless Listening Product Group Leader at Listen Technologies. “This is not a product webinar in any respect. It’s about the changes in legislation and what that means to our AV community.”

About Timothy Cape, CTS-D

http://www.technitect.com/principal.shtml

Timothy Cape, CTS-D has been an independent consultant in the fields of acoustics, audiovisual systems, distance education systems, videoconferencing systems, lighting and related disciplines since 1982. He formed his first consultancy in 1985 and expanded that firm into the largest AV consulting firm in the southeast US. He then became a partner of his second firm which also grew into the largest in the southeast. He formed Technitect, LLC in 2004.

Mr. Cape is a recognized specialist in the field of audiovisual, distance education and videoconferencing systems and facilities design, and regularly conducts talks and seminars on the subjects both nationally and internationally. He is currently focusing his practice on AV technology management in the enterprise. He is an active industry advocate and a prolific writer. He was the founding author of the monthly column “Consultant Connection” for Pro AV magazine for over 5 years (over 60 columns plus special assignments). He is co-author of the book AV Best Practices: The Design and Integration Process for the AV and Construction Industries.

He is an InfoComm Faculty member, formerly a two-term chair of the InfoComm consultants’ council ICAT, and was a former founding member of the NSCA consultants’ council. Mr. Cape holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Washington in Seattle and has held the CTS-D certification since 2000.
Tim is also a member of the Focus Expert Network, an online resource for Information Technology professionals. Tim started his professional career in acoustics, and received recognition for 25 years membership in the Acoustical Society of America in 2008.

About Craig Paller

http://www.listentech.com/about-us-craig-paller

Craig Paller has over eighteen years of management, sales management and marketing experience in the professional audio industry. Prior to joining Listen Technologies Craig was VP, Worldwide Sales for Harman International’s BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Digitech, DOD & Lexicon Professional lines. Craig also held leadership roles with Shure, Incorporated and Electro-Voice, Inc.

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Listen Technologies Announces New 2012 North American Dealer Price Catalog

Listen Technologies announces the release of its annual dealer price catalog for 2012. The catalog offers all Listen solutions including the new Wireless Listening systems designed to meet the 2010 ADA requirements. The catalog also includes the new Wireless Conferencing solution and a lower price on the CDS 4000 Discussion systems which has become a solid “go to product” for many rental partners.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation announced the release of its 2012 dealer price catalogs. The Listen dealer catalogs have become an important tool to many dealers who offer Listen solutions for Assistive Listening, Tour Group, Language Interpretation, Soundfield and Conferencing.

In an effort to meet the needs of all Listen dealers the catalog is offered in many versions including hard copy and electronic. The electronic versions are available in PDF (shareable and interactive), Excel or the InfoComm E-Zip Excel standard. To understand what the E-Zip standard is reference http://www.listentech.com/blog/infocomm-ezip-format/

Listen’s preferred method of providing pricing to dealers is via customizable quotes. Listen has established a high standard for responding to inquires and can proudly state that 99% of quotes are sent within 30 minutes or less of their being requested. These requests should be sent to sales@listentech.com.

“When we have the opportunity to provide a customized quote for our dealers, we are able to guarantee the pricing for a longer period of time, we ensure that nothing is missed on the recommendation ensuring the dealer has everything required to complete a project and we are able to build a closer relationship with our dealers.” said Cory Schaeffer, Listen’s Vice President of Sales Worldwide. “The most successful dealers for Listen are those that we customize quotes for on a regular basis. We are able to learn more about them and their clients and this helps us know their verticals better. We then know who best to forward Listen leads to and it helps us understand how our solutions are being used which helps everyone.”

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Showcore Supports Event With New Listen Technologies Wireless Conferencing Solution

Showcore Event with Listen Wireless Conferencing

Showcore , a cutting-edge event design services provider has partnered with Listen Technologies to add Wireless Conferencing products into their professional inventory to meet the audio needs of their customers that have meetings and events in conference centers or anywhere that running cable is difficult, simply not feasible, or situations that require rapid deployment.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Showcore has added a new line of multi-band Wireless Conferencing products to its rental inventory. Confidea® delivers a highly reliable communication solution for meetings and events where participants need to hear and be heard.

The Confidea® system allows event coordinators to manage meetings easily and more effectively with minimal setup up time making better and more effective use of the space. There are no cables to manage or to run the system. Individual microphone units can be set out for meeting participants and are unobtrusive and intuitive to use.

“The addition of the Wireless Conferencing products to our rental inventory was perfect timing,” said Mark Chalberg, Technical Director & Audio Manager, at Showcore. “We were facing an immediate challenge of how to implement the audio-visual solution we had designed for a client holding an event in a very unique environment.”

Showcore’s client was looking to maximize their investment in their event planning by using the main event room of the hotel for their opening session and then quickly turning the room into two separate break out rooms; both requiring audio-visual solutions.

“We came up with the perfect design that included a large center screen with two side screens to allow the event participants to see the presentations when they were all assembled for the opening session,” described Chalberg. “We knew that during the break we could simply split the event room in half and that the center screen would be enclosed in the air walls leaving the side screens to be used for display in the now separate break out rooms. Our challenge was how to have the same simplicity and efficiency with the audio.”

Showcore recognized that the Confidea® Wireless Conferencing system was the solution. The opening session was set with crescent round tables for seven people with one microphone unit on each table. Two Wireless Conferencing Access Points were placed at each mixing station so that when the room was split in half a single system became two systems in a matter of minutes.

“Our client was completely satisfied,” said Chalberg. “They thought the table mics were a hit, and that they’ll be a permanent fixture in their meetings going forward. They felt it turned what used to be a one-way lecture into a two-way conversation and kept the audience involved and captive.”

For more information on the Wireless Conferencing products contact Showcore at +1.651.994.1500 or visit www.showcore.com.

About Showcore
Showcore, Inc is the leading event production & design services company that utilizes new technologies to turn events into catalysts to drive excitement, innovation, and change. As developers of the revolutionary Audience Encapsulation℠ design concept, they have changed the way audiences interact with events. For over 20 years, Showcore has been providing specialized in-house personnel while leveraging one of the largest staging and AV inventories in the nation, to provide turnkey event planning, event design, show logistics and unsurpassed execution for corporate, association and entertainment events anywhere in the U.S. and throughout the world.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products world-wide for use in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Listen Technologies Introduces New App for iPhone and iPad

Mobile App: ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

Listen Technologies Corporation announces a new app for mobile devices in response to customer requests for assistance in calculating their requirements to meet the new 2010 ADA standard for assistive listening devices.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies announces a simple-to-use mobile program for the Americans with Disabilities Act Assistive Listening Standards. The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator is a complete tool-set for understanding and calculating your facility requirements to meet the 2010 ADA STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN.

Complete with an easy-to-use calculator, e-mail capability, helpful ADA information links, product assistance and quote request button. This application will take out the guess work for ADA requirements.

The mobile app is based on Table 219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems from Section: 706 Assistive Listening Systems of the Department of Justice Title III of the ADA. The table outlines the minimum number of receivers/ALDS required based on the capacity seating of assembly areas; and the minimum number or receivers/ALDs that are required to be hearing aid compatible.
The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator App is available as a free app at:
iTunes Media > App Store > Productivity > Listen Technologies Corp. (ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator)

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BP Marketing Group, LLC Named New Representative Firm for Listen Technologies

Steve Garber

Steve Garber, President BP Marketing Group, LLC

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of BP Marketing Group, LLC as the company’s representative for Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

BP Marketing will be working Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation applications.

BP Marketing is a progressive firm that represents manufacturers for video, streaming, document cameras, projectors, product mounts, and digital signage. Steve Garber, President of BP Marketing was one of two winners of the 2009 InfoComm Young AV Award and has successfully expanded his business throughout 18 states in the US. BP Marketing is headquartered in Savage, MN. Stephanie Hunter, Regional Sales Manager for BP will be Listen’s key sales person for the more

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Listen Technologies Introduces New ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

Listen Technologies Corporation launched its new ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator, in response to customer requests for assistance in calculating their requirements to meet the standard.

The calculator formula is based on Table 219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems from Section: 706 Assistive Listening Systems of the Department of Justice Title III of the ADA. The table outlines the minimum number of receivers/ALDS required based on the capacity seating of assembly areas; and the minimum number or receivers/ALDs that are required to be hearing aid compatible.

Listen’s ADA Calculator allows you to enter the number of seats in a venue to calculate the minimum number of assistive listening devices and neck loops needed to meet new 2010 ADA requirements.

“I knew there had to be a quick and easy solution to repeatedly answering the question ‘What do I need to do to more

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