Music industry TV personality Allison Hagendorf knows great sound when she hears it, choosing Leon’s Terra line of outdoor speakers for her and husband Brian Jaffe’s new SoCal abode’s outdoor spaces.
[Ann Arbor, MI] – June 20, 2022 – Music is everything to television personality and music journalist Allison Hagendorf, and it’s easy to see why. Hagendorf’s love of music and renowned ear for rock has led to a career of dream music industry jobs. From VJing on MTV to scouting talent for Sony and Columbia to acting as Spotify’s “Head of Rock,” Hagendorf knows great sound. When it came to needing her own audio system in her new Southern California home’s outdoor spaces, it was important she found speakers that would accurately represent her music. Allison’s husband Brian Jaffe, also in the industry as a music manager, has high expectations for music reproduction, as well. They turned to Leon Speakers for audio that would allow them to hear the music as close to the original recording as possible.
“YUNGBLUD came over to our house, excited to play his new music,” says Hagendorf. “At the time we had just moved into the house, and we were listening to his music on an unacceptable speaker … I was devastated while he was playing his music. He didn’t care, but to me, it was about the integrity of hearing the music as it should be heard and respecting the work he put into it.”
Hagendorf was looking to use the outdoor area not just as a relaxing oasis, but also as a place to host company and allow industry friends and coworkers to share their music in a way that would honor their talent. It was important for her that the high-end audio blend naturally with the surroundings and withstand environmental wear and tear. Leon’s Terra line of customizable and durable outdoor audio was the perfect match.
Working with Leon and local integrator Futronix AV, Hagendorf and Jaffe divided their backyard into four distinct zones of audio: the front patio, back patio, outdoor kitchen, and pool. Various models of Leon’s Terra speakers provided the ideal blend of high-fidelity sound, outdoor durability, and subtle, design-focused style throughout each area.
In the front patio, Terra Boundary speakers, finished in a bright white to match the furniture and surrounding structure, are tucked discreetly into the eaves of the patio roof to deliver an immersive audio experience. The speakers’ cast-frame AC Series woofers and inverted titanium dome fluid-cooled tweeter provide powerful bass and high, clear tones for anyone dining or enjoying the shade on a hot California day.
Recessed into the wall of the back patio is the “sonic centerpiece” of the backyard: a custom-designed Leon Horizon soundbar built with marine-grade outdoor drivers and dimensions matching Hagendorf’s 75-inch Samsung outdoor television. More Boundary speakers round out the system to create a next-level surround-sound environment.
For the softscape surrounding the pool and outdoor kitchen, Hagendorf chose Leon’s Terra LuminSound outdoor speakers for their combination of subtle, modern style and full-range acoustics. At night, the speakers’ 360° LED lighting also creates a diffused glow throughout the area. Installed alongside the LuminSounds, the Terra Outdoor Speaker and partially buried Terra Subwoofer create the perfect far-reaching, wide-range acoustic experience for the couple and their guests as they move about the area.
The entire Terra line is IP67-rated against water and dust, and features marine-grade drivers in precision-fit, waterproof cabinets, meaning Hagendorf’s sound system will be fully protected from the elements in even the harshest weather.
“Our experience with everyone [at Leon] was just so unique and so wonderful. These are real music people … we turned our backyard into the best listening experience possible,” adds Hagendorf.
About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For 25 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more on their website.
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Katye (McGregor) Bennett
Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
At InfoComm 2022, Listen Technologies will demonstrate new ADA-compliant Wi-Fi assistive listening systems. ListenTALK selected to support all Integrated Experience and Show Floor tours at InfoComm.
BLUFFDALE, UTAH – May 24, 2022 – Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 23 years, will showcase its full suite of listening solutions at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas June 4-10, including the newest additions and updates to its Listen EVERYWHERE and ListenTALK product lines. Listen Technologies also will provide ListenTALK to support all InfoComm-hosted tours. Media are invited to visit booth W1323 in the Conferencing & Collaboration Pavilion to see Listen Technologies product demos and learn more.
Listen Technologies is committed to providing inclusive audio experiences in any environment. Each innovative technology can be adapted and scaled to support a venue’s changing needs. All of its solutions are easy to use and deliver exceptional audio quality.
“Over the past two years, Listen Technologies has continued innovating and designing solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs. We strive to foster inclusion with each of our products, and we are excited to return to InfoComm in person to demonstrate our technologies,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO of Listen Technologies.
Listen EVERYWHERE Product Suite Additions and Enhancements
Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio over a Wi-Fi network to smart devices and is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids and speakers and telecoil-enabled hearing aids when paired with a neck loop.
Listen EVERYWHERE remains popular among venue administrators and end-users because it is easy and affordable for venues to set up, lets listeners use their own smart devices to hear live or recorded audio clearly despite hearing loss, noise, or distance, and offers the industry’s lowest latency. It is ideal for use in houses of worship, courtrooms, classrooms, theaters, manufacturing plants, museums, and corporate board rooms.
Listen Technologies will showcase the new LWR-1020 Listen EVERYWHERE receiver at InfoComm. The LWR-1020 makes the Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Venues with Listen EVERYWHERE can now offer dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to guests who do not have, or prefer not to use, their smartphone to stream real-time audio (shown above). The receiver also supports hearing aid and cochlear implant telecoils when used with a neck loop.
Having dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to offer guests, in addition to neck loops and signage, ensures venues are in compliance with ADA requirements for assistive listening. All guests who would like to experience audio over Wi-Fi and the exceptional audio clarity it provides will be able to do so. The LWR-1020 receiver is available in the U.S.A. as an add-on to existing Listen EVERYWHERE servers. The receiver is also available in a bundled ADA compliant assistive listening SKU (LWS-10).Additionally, Listen Technologies will demonstrate a new Listen EVERYWHERE server and private channels feature. The new LW-150P-02-D Listen EVERYWHERE two-channel server with onboard Dante® is compatible with all Dante-enabled products. The Listen EVERYWHERE private channels feature allows venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on their networks.
Expanded ListenTALK Functionality and InfoComm Tours
ListenTALK is Listen Technologies’ award-winning mobile two-way communication system that lets users communicate in any environment, while maintaining a safe physical distance. A recent firmware update enhanced the system’s versatility and made it easier for interpreters to provide simultaneous language interpretation without additional equipment. ListenTALK transceivers (combination transmitter/receiver) are easy to set up and group. Up to 20 groups can be created or languages can be interpreted in the same space, making ListenTALK an ideal solution for trade shows, conventions, and other large events like InfoComm.
“We are eager for people to experience the power, reliability, and clarity of ListenTALK during tours at InfoComm and at venues around Las Vegas,” added Keone. “We are honored InfoComm selected ListenTALK to support and enhance participants’ tour experiences with clear audio.”
Options to Meet Unique Needs and Foster Inclusion
Listen Technologies will demonstrate the new LA-438 and the LA-439 Advanced Neck Loops during InfoComm. Both provide a reliable and effective way for listeners with t-coil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants to utilize Listen EVERYWHERE and ListenTALK. The LA-438 is an adult-sized neck loop while the LA-439 is a smaller version that better fits children.
Listen Technologies also will demonstrate its ListenIR and ListenRF assistive listening systems. ListenIR is an infrared (IR) product that offers reliable coverage and a cost-effective and easy way to install a solution for assistive listening, interpretation, and other wireless audio applications. ListenRF operates similarly to ListenIR but transmits sound over radio frequency (RF). Listen Technologies is the only manufacturer that offers radio frequency assistive listening systems in both the 72 and 216 MHz frequency ranges. Systems in the 216 MHz expands coverage for large theaters, arenas, and stadiums and allows the user to move around in large venues without losing the signal.
The versatility of Listen Technologies solutions and creativity of Listen customers and partners are evident in several recent installations. Some of the case studies Listen Technologies will highlight at InfoComm include:
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To schedule a media briefing with Listen Technologies at InfoComm, please contact Katye McGregor Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Listen Technologies
Venues and tour operators lose business when people struggle to hear and engage. Listen Technologies enriches lives by delivering audio directly to the individual so everyone can hear clearly and share in the same great experience. We help people listen and participate in environments where hearing is difficult, whether on a guided or self-guided tour, in a house of worship, a theme park, theater, or other venue. Our solutions provide technology and storytelling services that help venues and tour operators increase business. Our vision is to improve life’s experiences through sound by providing exceptional audio and content anytime, anywhere, on any platform. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.
Marybeth (McLean) Roberts
For Listen Technologies
Access Networks partners with NetAlly to distribute full line of basic to advanced testing equipment designed to more effectively plan, install, validate, and troubleshoot vitally important wired and wireless networks.
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2022) – Access Networks is making it even easier for integrators to properly design, deploy, validate, and troubleshoot wired and wireless residential Wi-Fi networks by offering a full range of testing and analysis tools from leading manufacturer NetAlly. The partnership demonstrates Access Networks’ continued commitment to helping integrators prosper in the challenging IT marketplace. From simple handheld measurement devices to comprehensive software platforms, Access Networks’ new line of NetAlly products provides instant visibility in the palm of the hand for efficient problem solving, streamlined workflow, reduced service calls, and greater customer satisfaction through network optimization.
“The NetAlly partnership rounds out our service and support program nicely, giving integrators yet another method to ensure successful deployments of home networks, says Bryce Nordstrand, Vice President, General Manager of Managed Services at Snap One. “Our mission has always been to support our Partners through innovation, pre- and post-installation support, and exceptional customer service, so providing quick, easy access to proven testing and validation tools was a logical next step in our progression as a leading home networking provider.”
Adds Nathan Holmes, Senior Manager, Training at Snap One, “The addition of NetAlly solutions is a perfect complement to our on-site consultations and custom design and service assistance. It gives our Partners tools they can use themselves in the field to validate network performance that’s quick and relatively easy. Our Partners were asking for an alternative to our on-site surveys, and now, through our partnership with NetAlly, they can handle many of the same validation tasks themselves.”
Through NetAlly products offered by Access Networks, integrators can proactively identify and locate interference, accurately plan and design Wi-Fi 6 networks before rolling out APs, observe the Wi-Fi coverage and reach of APs, and create visual heatmaps for reference, among many other tasks.
Integrators can visit the Access Networks Partner Portal to peruse and purchase NetAlly products. To learn more about proper testing and validation practices, contact the Access Networks training team at email@example.com
About Access Networks
Access Networks is the leading provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the modern smart home. Focused on designing and supporting reliable and secure networks, we help people stay connected to what matters most. Our solutions are customized to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of any household, and through our network of highly qualified technology integration firms, are configured and installed to deliver an exceptional experience, every time. No matter how your home evolves, you’ll always stay connected, as our team of knowledgeable and experienced designers and engineers continually refine our innovative product and service offerings. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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The NetAlly family of network test and analysis solutions has been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis. NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit www.netally.com
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