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Bose® RoomMatch® Asymmetrical Array Module Loudspeakers Chosen for First Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma

Recently-introduced asymmetrical modules offer exactly the solution needed for the church, where long-throw capability and wide horizontal dispersion were both critical factors in the sound system design

Framingham, Massachusetts, June 30, 2014 – In the process of replacing the sound and broadcast video systems at the First Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma, leading AV integrator and systems designer FBP Systems (a subsidiary of the Morse Group family of companies) looked to Bose® Professional Systems and its recently introduced RoomMatch® asymmetrical array module loudspeakers to solve the church’s unique audio challenges. With a large balcony that completely wraps around the sides and back of a 1,000-seat sanctuary, this church required a sound system that was able to throw sound clearly and intelligibly over a long distance, and at the same time cover a very wide area. A typical line array wouldn’t be able to fulfill all of these requirements without numerous adjacent hangs and then would still run the risk of interference between arrays. Fortunately, by installing the RoomMatch asymmetrical array module, First Baptist Church got the sound it needed in time for Christmas services.

The depth and width of the sanctuary interior posed a significant challenge when it came to coverage. Mark LaBouff, National Sales Manager, and Robert Coggins, Senior Engineer, both at FBP Systems (which has offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Elgin, Illinois) were aware that the RoomMatch asymmetrical speaker design had just become available in October. “The RoomMatch modules offer amazing engineering, and we knew that it would form the basis of our design response to this church’s sound system needs,” explains Coggins.

But he was also aware that in using an L-C-R three-array design, which this situation called for, the arrays closest to the building’s side walls risked becoming reflective surfaces that would splatter the sound and interfere with the intelligibility of the overall system. The Bose RoomMatch asymmetrical array modules addressed that problem by reducing side-wall reflections, which helps improve consistency of sound quality, seat-to-seat, without the need for “yaw-in” array aiming.

The system, as designed and installed, consists of a center array using one RM7020, two RM9020 and one RM12040 modules, as well as two RMS215 subwoofer modules. The left and right arrays, which use the asymmetrical array modules, are made up of RM283505, RM286010 and RM286020 modules (one apiece) on the left side, and RM352805, RM602810, and RM602820 modules (also one apiece) on the right. The entire system is powered using six Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifiers and is managed using Dante™ from a Yamaha mixer to a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-00 engineered sound processor. Four ESP Link® I/O cards link to the PowerMatch amplifiers. FBP Systems also upgraded the video production suite to full HD and utilizes a Broadcast Pix Mica switcher as the heart of the system.

“The system is designed to keep energy off of the side walls yet still project it well into the seating areas on the floor and in the balcony,” LaBouff explains. “And the way we’ve configured the arrays using the RoomMatch asymmetrical array modules, we achieve that with a seamlessness that we couldn’t have gotten with any other system or product.”

Coggins notes that he talked with Bose engineers about the idea of reversing the left and right arrays in the design, and they encouraged it, which he says shows the robustness of the Bose product designs and the willingness of their engineers to help users innovate on their own. And both Coggins and LaBouff point out that the First Baptist Church installation is the first U.S. project to incorporate the new asymmetrical array modules and the first use of Bose products on a Dante network. “Bose keeps coming up with great products that let us serve our customers better,” says LaBouff. “The RoomMatch asymmetrical array modules came along just in time.”

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Listen Technologies Receives 2014 InfoComm Best Of Show Award from Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology and Pro Sound News Magazines

BLUFFDALE, UT, June 30, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of assistive listening products, is proud to announce that it has received a 2014 InfoComm Best Of Show Award for its iDSP (Intelligent Digital Signal Processing) products from New Bay Media publications Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology and Pro Sound News. The announcement was made on Friday, June 20, the final day of InfoComm 2014.

With thousands of new product introductions at InfoComm 2014, more than 37,000 attendees, 218 new exhibitors and nearly 200 award nominations, NewBay Media’s “Best Of Show” program helps separate the good from the great. AV Technology’s awards specifically recognize technological innovation that benefits tech managers and end users. The “Best of Show” Awards are judged by an anonymous panel of six AV/IT technology managers, AV systems integrators, and industry experts from submitted nominations. Awards criteria include ease of installation, ease of maintenance, anticipated reliable performance, richness of the feature set, relevance in the marketplace, value proposition/ROI, network friendliness, and versatility.

“To be recognized by such an esteemed group of industry experts and peers is the highest compliment one can receive,” stated Russ Gentner, Listen CEO. “InfoComm 2014 was a great show for Listen Technologies and the addition of this award is the icing on the cake.”

“We congratulate Listen Technologies on this award. We are impressed with not only the integrity of their mission but the scope and diversity of their sound solutions,” said Margot Douaihy, editor of AV Technology, EDUwire, & Tech Manager Today. “Our Best in Show judges voted in favor of the Listen Technologies iDSP RF receiver for myriad reasons: its focus on the fine details and nuances that make a great user experience; quality performance; and a surprisingly compact form-factor. Even inventory management and battery management — pain points for most tech managers & venue managers — were considered in the iDSP RF’s final design.”

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Bose® L1® Model II System Chosen for Acclaimed Vocal Duo Joey+Rory

Academy of Country Music’s 2010 “Top New Vocal Duo” award winners take their Bose® L1® Model II loudspeaker system with B2 Bass subwoofers to their Middle Tennessee farm, where it becomes the house PA and monitor system for the duo’s The Joey+Rory Show on RFD-TV

Framingham, Massachusetts, June 26, 2014 – Critically acclaimed vocal duo Joey+Rory have done it all. Rory Feek has written four number-one country hits, among them “Some Beach,” recorded by Blake Shelton, and “A Little More Country Than That,” recorded by Easton Corbin, and has had dozens of other songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in country music. He and his wife, Joey, are road warriors and regulars on the Grand Ole Opry, where they’ve performed over 40 times. While they garnered the Academy of Country Music® “Top New Vocal Duo” award in 2010, have their own television show on RFD-TV, and a radio program on Nashville’s WSM, Joey still finds time to work at their family-owned café while Rory handles farm chores. To make the most out of busy lives and careers, they know they have to choose the right tools, and one of their most important pieces is the L1® Model II system with B2 Bass modules from Bose® Professional Systems.

After deciding to embark on a performing career in 2008, Joey+Rory got to work making records and hitting the road. In 2011, Rory encountered the Bose L1 sound system being used by a colleague and he asked to borrow it for a few dates on the road. Both he and Joey quickly realized how the Bose L1 system could make their lives easier, by functioning as a combination PA and monitoring system. The highly portable L1 system fit nicely in the cargo bay of their bus. Once they had acquired their own pair of L1 Model 1S systems and two B1 Bass modules, the systems also served as the main PA and monitoring system for the filming of their popular television program. The Joey+Rory Show is filmed in a converted barn right on their Tennessee farm. Joey and Rory soon realized that this barn/studio would also make a great concert hall, and with the help of the L1 system, Joey+Rory now perform sold-out “Farmhouse Concerts” in this intimate 300-seat venue. In 2013, they upgraded to a pair of L1 Model II systems with B2 Bass modules.

“We can use the Bose PA anywhere, in almost any sized room, so it’s a very effective choice for us,” says Rory. “We’ve used it in pretty big halls where it’s both the PA and the monitor system, and we also use it in the café, which seats 60 people, for really intimate songwriter performances. The L1 system keeps the vocal out in front and it makes the live performance sound like the way you recorded it.”

The Bose L1 system has become so deeply enmeshed in Joey+Rory’s lives that it was also the PA used at the reception for their daughter’s wedding. “It’s just a great sound system – reliable, portable, easy to use and great sounding,” he says. “I guess you could say it’s part of the family now.”

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Listen Technologies’ Cory Schaeffer Honored with InfoComm Women in AV Award

BLUFFDALE, UT, June 23, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, is proud to announce that Cory Schaeffer, Listen Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development Worldwide, has been honored with a Women in AV Award by InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association. The award was presented at InfoComm 2014, which took place June 14-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Schaeffer received her award alongside fellow honoree Jan Sandri, founding member of FSR, a well-known manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the AV industry.

Schaeffer stated, “It’s great to be recognized by InfoComm International with this prestigious award. I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish, and I believe that this award will help in my main goal: to raise awareness about the disability of hearing loss. And being acknowledged alongside Jan Sandri, whom I respect and admire, made the honor even more meaningful.”

In 1998, Schaeffer co-founded Listen Technologies. In 2011, Listen Technologies was named the most recognizable brand of assistive listening system in North America. Listen products are now sold worldwide in more than 30 countries.

Schaeffer’s talents in the AV industry extend beyond sales and business development. She holds two patents for her contributions to the ListenPoint product line. In addition, Cory played a key role in establishing partnerships with Ampetronic, the global leader in hearing loop systems, and Televic Conferencing.

Schaeffer is deeply committed to shining a spotlight on what she calls the invisible disability of hearing loss. She has been involved in supporting the HLAA Utah Walk4Hearing. She is a thought leader within the AV industry, building awareness about hearing loss, the ADA standards, and hearing loss prevention. She contributes regularly to the InfoComm International’s “All Voices” blog.

In Utah, Schaeffer leads the effort to build awareness for the AV industry. For the past six years she has successfully lobbied Utah’s governor, the mayors of Salt Lake County and Park City, and the Bluffdale City Council to proclaim one week every October as AV Week. During AV Week, Schaeffer organizes community activities to highlight the AV industry, including tours of AV systems in the Capitol Theater, the Utah State Capitol, Rio Tinto Stadium, Adobe and the Hale Theater. She has also spearheaded fundraising efforts to purchase AV equipment for a Utah school.

Schaeffer is motivated by creating and selling products that change lives, whether it is helping the hearing-impaired participate in church services or a student hear instructions in the classroom. This has taken her to the top of her profession: the industry recognized Cory’s impact on AV technology by electing her to the Board of Directors for InfoComm International to serve a four-year term from 2009 to 2012.

The Women in AV Award was created by InfoComm to raise awareness of the growing role of female professionals in the male-dominated field of audiovisual technology. These award winners are in the upper echelon of AV professionals and symbolize the strength of entrepreneurship and excellence in developing tomorrow’s AV talent.

“Both Jan Sandri and Cory Schaeffer have demonstrated extraordinary levels of professional knowledge, while taking time to improve the industry and better the lives of others,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “InfoComm is pleased to celebrate Cory and Jan’s achievements.”

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Grand Ole Opry Installs New Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™)

- Iconic venue replaces its legacy PFS™ with the latest technology and protocols -

Nashville, TN: As part of a recent control room upgrade, the Grand Ole Opry has installed a new PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) – 2 to replace its legacy PFS. Included in the upgrade are custom PFS-positioned Genelec 8250A monitors and a new Studer Vista 9 console. “We’re very gratified to know that PFS users are choosing to replace or upgrade their original systems with the newer technology that renders dramatic sonic improvements over the previous iterations,” states TEC Award-winning studio designer and creator of the PFS, Carl Tatz.

Grand Ole Opry/Ryman Auditorium Chief Broadcast Engineer King Williams describes his experience of upgrading from the older legacy PFS to the current offering: “Having worked with the Phantom Focus System for a number of years in both our broadcast rooms (Opry and Ryman Auditorium), I was pretty certain that I knew how it was going to sound when Carl brought in the new equipment to upgrade our current PFS after the installation of the Studer Vista 9. I was right and I was wrong. It was a familiar sound, yes, but the detail was increased by at least a factor of 2, and that was fairly astounding.”

Williams further explains, “The Phantom Focus System is a tool to be used for both diagnostics and artistic achievement – you know what is wrong immediately, and getting to what is right is easier than ever before. Thanks, Carl!”

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Broadcast Production Mixer Michael Abbott Uses Waves MultiRack SoundGrid® and Plugins on NBC’s The Voice

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Broadcast production mixer Michael Abbott (NBC’s The Voice)is part of a growing trend of live and broadcast audio professionals using tools from Waves Audio’s WavesLive division (http://www.waves.com/live-sound), a leader in all live sound market segments and an innovative developer of solutions for live platforms. As The Voice entered its live performance phase, leading up to the crowning of winner Josh Kaufman in May, Abbott inserted the Waves SoundGrid® processing platform and Waves MultiRack with plugins into the show’s vocal microphone signal chains, running them through a Calrec Alpha console. By using Waves plugins on the microphones used by the judges, host, contestants and guests on the Emmy®-winning TV talent competition, Abbott was able to significantly improve the clarity and quality of the live broadcast audio.

“I typically mix in environments that have a very high noise ambient floor (HVAC, fans, etc.), so you have to utilize these tools,” says Abbott, whose resumé includes American Idol, Shark Tank, Survivor, Rising Star, The X Factor, and productions such as the annual GRAMMY® Awards. On The Voice, with Hugh Healy, NEP Denali broadcast systems engineer, Abbott integrated the redundant Waves SoundGrid server, together with an eight-fader MIDI controller, into the company’s Denali Silver truck. Abbott mixes the production’s audio elements, and the music mix is created by Randy Faustino in his Creative Sound Solutions mobile production vehicle parked nearby.

Abbott selected the SoundGrid system following discussions with Brian Riordan, owner of Levels Audio Post in Hollywood, who mixes the audio for the preliminary episodes of The Voice. “For the five live weeks, we try to create the same kind of sound-field as the posted shows, which is the majority of the season,” says Abbott. “What SoundGrid has allowed me to do is emulate the intelligibility and crisp sound Brian has in his post-production mix and transfer it to a live broadcast environment.”

Abbott previously used five outboard noise processing hardware units on the lavalier mics worn by Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher and Blake Shelton — the celebrity judges on certain seasons of The Voice — plus the contestant’s handheld mic. Now, through the judicious use of Waves plugins, Abbott has been able to significantly clean up the singing and dialogue channels by controlling the levels of the enthusiastic audience and reducing noise from the air conditioning and loud on-set equipment which was leaking into the live microphones.

“For instance,” he says, “for Shakira’s track, I have two Waves Noise Suppressors on her mic. I use the first WNS to control noise from 100 to 1200 Hz. I filter a second WNS on the same track starting at 1,200 Hz — a pass-through from the first WNS — on up to 9 KHz cycles. I don’t need all the spurious high end; there’s some severe high-end hisses and transients on this stage.”

Abbott has MultiRack mapped to hot buttons on his MIDI controller for quick access to the microphone channels being processed. “The exciting thing about MultiRack is that it’s also given me the ability to use plugins to warm things up,” he says. “I had a Waves Platinum bundle that I applied to SoundGrid. I’m using API 550s on the front end of the mics. The C6 Multiband Compressor is a spectacular tool, too. I also utilized the CLA-76 compressor/limiters; the 76 emulation smooths out the peak transients. I’ve only scratched the surface with what this system can do.”

The biggest challenge is host Carson Daly’s handheld mic, Abbott reports. “There’s no way I can put a lav mic on him. But with that presence of a hand mic in a live environment, and with four coaches who want to speak spontaneously, I had to use the Dan Dugan E-1 automixing hardware. Now I use the Waves Dugan Automixer in SoundGrid.”

The voice-activated Waves Dugan Automixer plugin automatically controls mic gains, reducing interference from adjacent mics and attenuating background noise. Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher, the show’s front-of-house mixer, also employs the Dugan Automixer and WNS plugins on a DiGiCo SD7 console to prevent unwanted coloration from the house PA system from getting into the microphones and adversely affecting Abbott’s broadcast mix.

Abbott did not originally plan to implement SoundGrid until the next season of The Voice, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2014 on NBC. But he and Healy were so impressed when they were evaluating the system that they decided to try it. “We really didn’t have the intent to put it in place, but we rolled the dice after quite a bit of vetting — overall it’s been very robust. Hugh and I were both stunned by how seamless the transition was,” he reports. Not that Abbott had any real concerns about getting the system up and running: “I have used Waves’ Tech Support with very fast responses. Their support has been phenomenal.”

Visit http://www.waveslive.com for more information.

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Listen Technologies Ships Wi-Fi Personal Listening Products

— Based on extensive research and testing with venue owners and end users, company innovates with Wi-Fi Personal Listening solutions —

— Using digital Wi-Fi transmission, audio is delivered to any Wi-Fi-enabled device with audio streaming capability, such as an iPhone or Android —

BLUFFDALE, UT — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 15 years, is pleased to announce that it recently began shipping its Wi-Fi Personal Listening products. These systems offer a no-hassle listening experience by broadcasting audio from multiple televisions or other audio sources using digital Wi-Fi transmission. The sound is then delivered to any Wi-Fi-enabled device with audio streaming capability, such as an iPhone or Android. This system allows contractors and system integrators to upgrade the listening experience for customers in venues such as fitness centers, sports bars, airports and waiting rooms.

Two versions of the system are currently available: LS-PL-10 and the LS-PL-20, for 10- and 20-channel configurations, each with the following features:

LAN port to connect to Wireless Access Points for Wi-Fi broadcast of the Personal Listening network
ISP connectivity to provide Internet access for users connected to the Personal Listening network
Users can listen to any of the audio inputs via smartphone and the Personal Listening App, available as a free download for iOS and Android devices
Low latency
Preconfigured Wi-Fi and server settings, simply connect your TV audio or other sources
Management of channel names
Future software updates will add enhancements and increased functionality

These systems are already proving to be the right solution for a range of businesses.

“With Listen’s Wi-Fi Personal Listening system, we were able to offer our members the ability to listen to any of our TV’s anywhere in our club using their own iPhone or Android device,” stated Scott Felsted, CEO, Gold’s Gym Utah. “Our members are definitely more comfortable using their own headphones or ear buds, and it has eliminated the hassle of maintaining extra AV hardware at each machine.”

With installations in fitness centers, sport bars and tourist centers across North America, Listen is confident this new technology will be a perfect complement to its RF, IR and Loop technologies. These facilities are thrilled about the elimination of the hassle of maintaining, upgrading and servicing the hardware used for multiple TV screens and other sources. The result is happier customers who are able to use their devices for personal listening.

“When we launched our Android and iOS apps in December of 2013, the response was extremely positive,” stated Russell Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies. “Wi-Fi Personal Listening Products are obviously the next phase in assistive listening, and we are proud to lead the charge in being able not only to provide an enhanced customer experience but also to raise the profile of assistive listening to the mainstream community.”

Photo Caption 1: The Listen Technologies Wi-Fi Personal Listening system.

Photo Caption 2: The Listen Technologies “Personal Listening” App.

Photo Caption 3: The Listen Technologies “Personal Listening” App being used by a gym member.

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Bose® Announces New Accessory Cards for ControlSpace® and PowerMatch® Components

Framingham, MA – Bose® Professional Systems continues to expand the functionality of its ControlSpace® and PowerMatch® digital audio processing and amplifier systems with several new input and output accessory cards.

The new ControlSpace cards, each for the ESP-00 II engineered sound processor, include the ControlSpace 4-Ch Mic/Line Input Card II; ControlSpace 4-Ch Line Output Card II and ControlSpace General Purpose I/O (GPIO) Card II. These cards expand the interconnection options available for the Bose ESP-00 II, making the processor suitable for a wider range of installation applications. The ESP-00 II processor features eight available I/O expansion slots that accommodate any combination of analog and digital cards, and supports up to a total of 64 bi-directional channels.

The ControlSpace Mic/Line Input Card II boasts >117 dB dynamic range, improved distortion and crosstalk performance, with adjustable gain up to +64 dB to accommodate both microphone and line level analog sources. The ControlSpace Line Output Card II features >115 dB dynamic range and is capable of +24 dBu analog output. The ControlSpace GPIO II 8×8 expansion card provides enhanced general purpose analog and digital connectivity for easier integration with output devices such as LEDs and relays. Additionally, the GPIO II card will replace the standard GPIO card that ships with the ESP-00 II processor. Up to two GPIO II cards may be fitted. These new cards will be available starting September 2014.

For PowerMatch configurable professional power amplifiers, Bose is introducing the PowerMatch AES3 8-Channel Input Card in response to customer requests for a direct connection from digital audio mixing consoles. PowerMatch amplifiers continue to show versatility and suitability for even the most demanding applications, and the introduction of the AES3 card expands its versatility even further; the new PowerMatch AES3 card represents the fourth option card available for the PowerMatch amplifier line, joining the Dante™, CobraNet™ and ESPLink audio networking options available today. The PowerMatch AES3 card offers “thru” connectors for fail-safe daisy-chaining to multiple PowerMatch amplifiers. The PowerMatch AES3 input card will be available October 2014.

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Focusrite RedNet to Be Part of OCA Alliance Demonstration at InfoComm, Showing Benefits of Standards-Based Open Control Architecture

Fast-Growing Association’s Initial Demo at Booth C11547 Includes Technologies from Global Leaders in Audio Systems, Including Focusrite’s RedNet 4

Los Angeles, CA – The OCA Alliance, a global consortium of companies developing the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as an open standard for controlling professional AV devices, is demonstrating its flexible, robust technology for the first time at this year’s InfoComm, booth C11547.

The Alliance is exhibiting some of the first products implementing OCA from its member companies with technical experts present to explain the technology and the demonstration. Notably, RedNet, Focusrite’s acclaimed range of Ethernet-networked studio interfaces based around the tried-and-tested Audinate Dante Ethernet audio networking system, will be featured as a key part of the demonstration.

The specific interoperabilities addressed in the demonstration include a Focusrite RedNet 4 Ethernet networked studio interface, a Bosch Audio Processing Switch (APS), and a d&b D80 amplifier interoperating and being controlled by a software application developed by OCA Alliance members. Also in the demonstration are two other capabilities: a d&b R1 remote control software controlling the d&b D80 amplifier, along with a Focusrite control program controlling the RedNet 4

Jeff Berryman of Bosch, the OCA Alliance’s Technical Workgroup Chair, said everything is interoperating as expected. “I am pleased to report that the demonstration is a major success,” he said. “When one controller changes something, the addressed device changes the value accordingly and the other controllers monitor the changes correctly.”

“The InfoComm show is a great opportunity to present the results of our efforts to the industry and to the public,” said the OCA Marketing Workgroup Chairman, Marc Weber of d&b audiotechnik. “The public InfoComm booth marks the next stage in the evolution of the architecture, which is now becoming more tangible for the user with the first products from these manufacturers entering the market.”

For more information on the RedNet range, go to www.focusrite.com/rednet.

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Listen Technologies Partner Ampetronic to Release Suite of Game-Changing Hearing Loop Tools at InfoComm 2014

BLUFFDALE, UT — Listen Technologies Corporation (InfoComm booth C10339), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, and U.S. distributor of Ampetronic, the world-leading provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss, together announce a new product release at InfoComm 2014. Ampetronic will be releasing “Loopworks,” a package of tools and systems with fully integrated expert support that will transform working with hearing loops at all levels. In April 2012 Listen Technologies partnered with Ampetronic to distribute Hearing Loop solutions to customers in the Americas.

At the heart of Loopworks is an online interface that gives rapid access to a suite of knowledge and tools, including measurement systems, design tools, training materials, an Ampetronic knowledge base and rapid access to support for your projects.

At InfoComm 2014 Ampetronic is demonstrating the first module of Loopworks to go live, a completely new and automated test and measurement platform “Loopworks Measure.” Measure combines a smartphone or tablet app with a self-calibrating probe to measure the magnetic fields generated by hearing loop systems.

A back-end web tool automates the process of collecting data, creating certification or test reports and direct access to support from loop experts. Measure brings together excellent value, high performance measurement, and ease of use to create a new end-to-end hearing loop measurement system.

The new system can operate both as a very sophisticated test platform when installing loop systems, and as a very cost effective tool for regular monitoring and maintenance by venue operators or maintenance companies. Much greater adoption of high quality measurement will improve the chance of delivering high quality loop systems for the long term.

Ampetronic is also opening a Beta trial for its Loopworks Designer. Loopworks Designer is a tool for the design, analysis and output of induction loop designs. Used and developed by Ampetronic and its customers over 25 years, Designer is a highly established and proven design tool bringing the best of Ampetronic’s methodologies into the hands of specifiers and contractors.

As Designer makes a transition to an online tool within Loopworks, Ampetronic is inviting participants to join the Beta testing phase. Interested parties can sign up at the Listen booth (C10339) to get exclusive early access to the new tools, as well as the chance to access the Loopworks knowledge base and training materials.

Information about hearing loop technology (also known as audio induction loops or AFILS) is available at www.ampetronic.com.

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