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Hosting a Drive-In Graduation Ceremony at Your High School or University

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Graduation ceremonies are an important part of every senior’s journey. Not only is it a well-deserved celebration of their hard work during their time at high school or college, but it’s also a symbolic marker for the start of their journey into self-discovery in the worlds of higher education and “real life.” Unfortunately, the in-person graduation ceremony seniors have been looking forward to over the past four years is not able to happen this year. 

Most schools have decided to host virtual graduations, asking students, faculty, and parents to join the ceremony via a live video conference or watch a pre-recorded video. This is a viable option but doesn’t quite offer the same level of pomp and circumstance.    

Schools that want to raise the bar and create a ceremony worthy of the grads, while still maintaining a safe physical environment, have opted to host “drive-in” style graduation ceremonies. For these drive-in graduations, the students and families park in the school parking lot and remain in their cars while listening to the commencement speeches and grad names being announced via their smartphones or radios.

We’re working with a number of schools to help them host these drive-in graduation ceremonies, and would love to help out your school too. Our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming solutions allow you to broadcast audio to smartphones or tablets.

Listeners simply download and open the AudioFetch App from the app store, and then they can listen in real-time via their smartphone or any Bluetooth speaker. We have three different packages based on the total number of listeners–100, 150 or 250 listeners.

All of these drive-in graduation packages include AudioFetch equipment, a wireless router, and ethernet and power cables. All of the packages are on sale, and we’re offering an additional $25 off when you use the code: HEARTOHELP25. Click the button below to learn more about these packages and place your order.

If you have questions about our technology or hosting a drive-in graduation, contact us today to discuss your event and which solution is right for you. We look forward to supporting schools and helping to give seniors the celebration they deserve this year!

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How Assistive Listening Devices Improve Your Entertainment Experience

By | Hearing Assistance, Sports Bars, Stadiums, Theater, Tour Guides | No Comments

Have you ever had a bad entertainment experience because of a noisy environment? Assistive listening devices can help. AudioFetch listening assist technology gives users a more comfortable, enjoyable listening experience in loud venues. 

Our assistive listening devices broadcast audio over wifi and provide easy access to clear, live audio streaming in theaters, stadiums, sports bars, museums, or other crowded entertainment venues. 

With AudioFetch, you and your customers can enjoy a perfect entertainment experience without missing out due to environmental noise. You can also use assistive listening devices to improve the experience for people with impaired hearing.

Here’s how popular entertainment venues can use AudioFetch assistive listening devices:

1. Theaters

Assistive listening devices for theaters help patrons enjoy the arts without being disrupted by anyone who may be making noise around them. Users can connect to a direct audio live stream for perfect sound. Theaters like New York Live Arts also use AudioFetch to make their shows more accessible to the hearing impaired.

2. Stadiums

Nothing beats the feeling of cheering for your favorite team with a crowd of other fans, but the volume can make it difficult to hear the play-by-play. Adding assistive listening devices to a stadium sound system lets fans tune in to a direct live stream over wifi. The Halifax Thunderbirds use AudioFetch for stadium hearing assistance at their games to improve the experience for all fans.

3. Sports Bars

Fans who prefer to watch sports at their local bar face a different challenge than stadium listening. Along with ambient sound from conversations or music, many sports bars often play multiple games at once on different screens. Our sports bar audio solution allows customers to enjoy a drink and connect to a direct audio feed for their specific game so they don’t miss any action.

4. Museums & Cultural Exhibits

Museums and cultural exhibitors like NY See Tours use AudioFetch devices as tour guide amplifiers. Tourists can enjoy their guided experience with optimal sound because our wireless tour guide system make it easier than ever to connect to an audio broadcast. 

Use AudioFetch for the Best Entertainment Experience

When social gatherings and events resume in the coming weeks and months, you want to be ready with unique entertainment options for everyone. Contact us today to learn more about our listening assistive devices.

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How Your Business or Organization Can Host Drive-In Events

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Many of our church customers are hosting parking lot church services, allowing their members to continue coming together while maintaining a safe physical distance. These “drive-in” style services let their members maintain a sense of community and connection, without risking the health of themselves and their families. These socially-distant gatherings have been so popular over the past couple weeks, we wanted to share some ideas for other types of events and businesses that can benefit.

Drive-In Movies at Restaurants

Hosting a drive-in movie night is one way to drive business for restaurants that are only able to serve take-out at this time. The materials needed are minimal–a projector, a big screen (which could just be a white sheet!), and technology to broadcast the audio to cars. Customers get a break from being stuck in their houses all day, and restaurants get a boost in sales of take-out from the event.

Drive-In Graduations for Universities and High Schools 

While daily classes have moved to the virtual world, there’s one final event on all seniors’ minds right now–graduation day. Rather than host this online or skip it altogether, universities and high schools could host the ceremony in the school parking lot. Grads and families can remain in their cars, and tune in to their radio to hear the commencement speech. Walking across the stage won’t be possible, of course, but the graduates can all honk when their names are called! Learn more about drive-in graduation ceremonies.

Drive-in Weddings

You’ve spent months, maybe even years, planning your big day, and the idea of postponing it is not only heartbreaking, it’s a logistical nightmare. You can still celebrate your love from a safe distance by hosting a drive-in wedding ceremony. Allow family and friends to listen to the vows while sitting in their cars (throwing birdseed in their cars is optional!). Learn more about drive-in wedding ceremonies.

Parking Lot Services at Funeral Homes

When a loved one passes, it’s important for everyone to have the opportunity to come together, celebrating and honoring their life. Those gatherings can still happen, just in a different way. Mourners can meet in the parking lot, seeing other family and friends and listening to the eulogy at a safe distance.

Drive-In Business Presentations

To maintain a semblance of community and connection for businesses forced to work from home, drive-in presentations may be a solution. A single speaker can present using a microphone, and employees can listen in via their smartphones or radio in their cars. 

Drive-In Bingo at Retirement Communities

Those living in close-knit retirement communities are accustomed to attending potlucks, bingo nights, dances and numerous other activities planned on a daily basis. These neighborhoods can maintain a sense of connection without risking the health of their residents by hosting drive-in bingo nights. The caller can use a microphone to announce the numbers, while players remain safely in their cars. 

Drive-In Dance Parties

Going out to a club is not permitted currently, but there are no restrictions on dancing in cars. Create a dance party in wheels by broadcasting music to attendees in their cars. 

Drive-In Support Groups

If there was ever a time we could all use a little extra support, it’s now. But those people that rely on support groups for their personal health and wellness may not be getting the support they need. With drive-up support groups hosted in parking lots of churches or community centers, attendees can listen in for the encouragement, comfort, and relief they need to get them through this tough time. 

Drive-In  Storytime for Kids

Every parent is looking for new and entertaining ways to keep their kids occupied. Libraries, theaters or other community centers can provide interesting and educational storytime for kids. One person can read a story, while families listen in from the safety and comfort of their vehicles. 

Drive-In Lectures or Educational Events

Museums, libraries, theaters and other community-oriented organizations have been forced to shut their doors, but their parking lots are sitting empty. Hosting a lecture or educational event in these deserted lots provides some much-needed entertainment and a feeling of connection for the community. 

How Can Any Business Offer These Drive-In Audio Events?

With our partner company Broadcastvision Entertainment, we’re able to broadcast audio from any audio source to smartphones.

Send Audio to Phones & Tablets for Drive-in Audio Services

Our AudioFetch drive-in audio solutions allow you to broadcast audio to smartphones or tablets. Listeners simply download and open the AudioFetch App from the app store, and then they can listen in real-time via their smartphone or any Bluetooth speaker. 

We’re currently offering three different drive-in audio packages based on the total number of listeners–100, 150 or 250 listeners. All of these packages include AudioFetch equipment, a wireless router, and ethernet and power cables. And they’re all on sale! Click the button below to learn more about these packages and place your order.

We also offer an FM Transmitter, which broadcasts a message to people listening to the radio while sitting in their cars (up to 300 feet in any direction). This has been a very popular item for drive-in audio, and unfortunately, as of May 5, we are sold out again. We’re working hard to get these FM Transmitters back in stock soon, but we encourage you to consider the AudioFetch packages from your drive-in audio.

UPDATE 6/10/20: FMT Transmitters are back in stock! Order today before we run out again!

If you have questions about our technology or hosting a drive-in style event in your parking lot, contact us today to discuss your event and which solution is right for you. We look forward to supporting other small businesses and organizations, helping to keep communities connected, and giving new life to beloved drive-in theaters!

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The Benefits of Live Translation via Assistive Listening Devices

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Language connects us. That’s why translation services are so important. Devices like AudioFetch can provide technological solutions for live translation for a variety of businesses.* Offering real-time translation services helps people feel welcome in your community space even if they don’t speak your language.

Whether you’re engaging with an audience in a house of worship or speaking to students in a lecture hall, AudioFetch assistive listening devices can help you provide live translation services for anyone*. 

Here’s how different organizations use assistive listening devices like AudioFetch to provide live translation services for their community members.

1. Houses of Worship

Organizations like the Winterville Church of Christ use AudioFetch as an affordable, easy church translation solution for reaching worshippers of different languages. For houses of worship, offering live language interpretation can bring in a whole new audience. Foreign language speakers will feel welcome in your community. Members use their own smartphone and headset to an AudioFetch channel via the AudioFetch App, allowing them to hear a translation of the services in their own language, in real time. 

2. Colleges and Universities

Educational institutions use assistive listening devices from AudioFetch to make classrooms more accessible. Foreign exchange students and other non-native speakers are able to understand lectures clearly in their own language thanks to live translations. This ensures that no one falls behind in their studies because of a language gap.

3. Government Offices

Did you know that government agencies are legally required to offer services in foreign languages? From courthouses to polling centers, any audio must be transmitted in a way that can be heard and understood by all. Assistive listening devices are a convenient, cost-effective way for government offices to provide interpretation services.

Translation is Connection

When we understand each other, we feel closer. We realize that our shared experiences are bigger than our differences. A common language can bring people together like nothing else.

That’s why in today’s modern, multicultural world, it’s important to offer language interpretation and translation services for your clients and community members — and AudioFetch can help.

Offer your guests and attendees something special when events, meetings and social activities resume in the coming weeks and months. Contact us today to learn more about AudioFetch assistive listening devices.

*AudioFetch only provides the device through which translation can be heard, translator and translation must be provided separately.