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How to Hear the TV Better Without Needing a Hearing Aid

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According to a study published in the International Journal of Audiology, 80% of people between the ages of 55 and 74 who could benefit from using hearing aids don’t wear them. 

This isn’t simply a case of not wanting to wear hearing aids in public because they make the wearer feel embarrassed or old. Hearing aids can be uncomfortable if they’re not properly fitted. They’re also expensive, and oftentimes out of reach for many people. Additionally, hearing aids may not be as effective as they were at first or as effective as the wearer had hoped. For any and all of these reasons, some people choose not to use hearing aids even in the privacy of their homes.

This presents challenges for everyone living under the same roof. The person that needs the hearing aids must turn the TV volume up full-blast to be able to hear, drowning out any other noises in the household and driving partners, children and grandchildren crazy. 

Fortunately for the whole family, there’s a better way!

AudioFetch Home, our newest wireless audio streaming product, helps people hear better, reduces distractions and creates a more enjoyable and high-tech home environment. 

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AudioFetch Home is a small device that connects to your television (or any other audio source) and automatically broadcasts the sound to smartphones or tablets via the free AudioFetch App. This home audio solution uses wireless internet, so there are no messy wires or cords to deal with. You can set it up with your existing wireless network at your home, or use the built-in WiFi. It’s a plug-and-play installation that shouldn’t take more than five minutes to get you up and listening!

If you or your loved ones could benefit from using an assistive listening device to hear the TV better, now’s the time to purchase an AudioFetch Home–we’re currently running a 20% off promotion for the holidays! Simply add AudioFetch Home to your cart and enter the code HOMEFORHOLIDAYS. This deal is up at the end of November, so don’t wait!

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Get [AudioFetch] Home for the Holidays!

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With colder weather on the horizon and rising COVID-19 numbers, one thing is for sure this winter–everyone is going to be spending a lot more time at home. Why not make the home environment more peaceful and enjoyable with a home audio solution?

AudioFetch Home is our newest product, helping people hear better, reducing distractions and creating a more enjoyable and high-tech home environment. The possibilities for using AudioFetch Home are nearly endless:

  • Turn the TV up as loud as you want without distracting your family
  • Create a more enjoyable home gym experience
  • Listen to TV in bed without waking your partner
  • Hear more clearly without the use of a hearing aid
  • Enhance your home theater or gaming setup
  • Host outdoor movie nights without disturbing the neighborhood

“It’s difficult to hear the TV when I’m on my treadmill, and AudioFetch fixes that issue. My whole family uses it every day,” says Robert Howard, an AudioFetch customer since March of 2019. “We also have used it for social distanced backyard movie nights with an inexpensive projector and Roku/Apple Tv. It’s been awesome to have some sense of community while still staying safe during the pandemic.”

To celebrate the holiday season, we’re offering 20% off* AudioFetch Home now until November 30. Simply click the image or button below and use code HOMEFORHOLIDAYS in checkout.

Don’t miss out on this great deal on our newest product. Get AudioFetch Home for your friends, your family, your coworkers, and for yourself! And take 20% off now with code HOMEFORHOLIDAYS.

*Offer valid on AudioFetch Home product. Discount applied to one product only. Cannot be combined with other offers. One discount per customer. Offer ends November 30, 2020.

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How to Set Up a Home Gym Sound System with AudioFetch Home

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Getting up the motivation to workout at home can be tough. Kids, pets, partners, laundry, dirty dishes, the couch–there are so many distractions and excuses! 

To increase motivation and ensure your home gym actually gets used, it’s vital to create a space that’s functional, convenient and enjoyable. That means not only getting the right workout equipment, it also means getting the right audio and visual equipment to keep you moving and sweating. 

With our new home audio solution, AudioFetch Home, it’s simple to create a workout environment that you’ll actually use. Instead of turning the TV volume up full blast to hear over the whir of the treadmill or clank of weights, you can listen to the TV audio in realtime from your smartphone. 

Setting up this home gym sound system is simple. Just follow the steps below. 

Order Your AudioFetch Home

Purchase your AudioFetch Home online. We’ll ship out your product that same day when you order before 12:00 Eastern time. 

Connect Your Audio Source to AudioFetch Home

Once you receive your AudioFetch Home, the first step is to get power. Plug the mini USB cable into the AudioFetch Home unit and plug the other end into the USB jack on your device or wall outlet. 

Now you connect the audio source. AudioFetch Home has three options for audio (optical, RCA or headphone jack). Plug the audio input you need into AudioFetch Home, and plug into the audio output into your TV.

Download AudioFetch App

The AudioFetch App is free to download and use, and is compatible with the latest iOS and Android versions. Get it now for Apple or Android.

Connect Your Smartphone to WiFi

In your phone or tablet’s setting, look for the WiFi network named “AudioFetchExpress” and connect. No password needed.

Launch AudioFetch App

Open the AudioFetch app from your phone or tablet, and you’ll hear the TV audio immediately. Simple as that! 

With winter coming on fast and fitness centers still at limited capacity (if they’re open at all), we’re all going to be spending even more time in our home gyms. Ensure you have the right equipment to motivate and inspire you. Order you AudioFetch Home today.

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Introducing a New Breed of Wireless Audio Streaming – AudioFetch Home

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As more people stay home these days, we realize that entire families are struggling to maintain a peaceful and enjoyable home experience. Sharing a small space can be difficult (heck, even sharing a big space for this long is tough!).

We knew that our technology could help, and so we’ve come up with a new breed of wireless audio streaming product — AudioFetch Home.

Drawing on our 15+ years in the commercial space, AudioFetch Home is a home wireless audio solution designed to help families and couples hear better in their house, reduce distractions, and create a more high-tech environment.

How can you use AudioFetch Home?

  • Turn the TV up as loud as you want or need without distracting your family
  • Listen to TV in bed without waking your partner
  • Hear the TV sound while working out in your home gym
  • Hear more clearly without the use of hearing aid
  • Enhance your home theater or gaming setup for an innovative viewing experience
  • Host outdoor movie nights in your yard without disturbing the neighborhood

However you want or need to use it, AudioFetch home let’s you quickly and easily stream TV audio over WiFi.

With winter coming on fast, we’re all going to be spending even more time at home. Make that time more enjoyable with AudioFetch Home! Order yours online today!

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Silent Disco Equipment: Using AudioFetch for a Soundless & Safe Party

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For those of you out there looking to keep the party spirit alive while maintaining safe social distances, we have the answer–Silent Discos!

Silent discos are events where people dance to music listened to on individual headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, silent disco equipment broadcasts music to the headphones, providing an experience that is unique for participants, considerate for neighbors, and in today’s environment, the most responsible choice for music events.

Silent discos started gaining popularity in 2005 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and are seeing a resurgence as people look for creative and safer ways to bring communities together. AudioFetch’s wireless audio streaming technology offers several benefits for silent discos:

Innovative Audio Streaming Technology

Traditional silent discos use FM radio transmitters to broadcast the music to wireless headphone receivers. This process works, but it’s an old school way of doing things! 

AudioFetch provides a next-generation solution that streams music wirelessly to smartphones. Listeners simply download the free AudioFetch app, connect to the WiFi and they’re able to hear the music immediately. 

No Headphones to Disinfect

Rather than providing shared headphones for listeners to use, AudioFetch allows users to listen with their own smartphone and headphones. Nothing to disinfect after each use and no worry of spreading disease. No rental gear to send back and no extra equipment to store after the event. No mess, no risk, no hassle!

Flexible Music Streaming Options

Want to keep the music going into the wee hours while adhering to noise ordinances? Planning a music event with multiple acts or DJs and need to provide listening options? Thinking of unifying your apartment complex with a unit-wide dance party? Have another silent event in mind? We offer several wireless audio streaming solutions to fit your needs.

Our Express model is a single-channel unit, which lets you broadcast from one artist or DJ. If you’ll have multiple audio options, our Lite or Signature Line is what you need. Lite allows you to broadcast four audio sources simultaneously, and Signature covers you from 4 sources all the way up to 512! 

Listeners can easily choose the DJ or artist by swiping right/left in the app to find the appropriate channel number. 

More Affordable Than Other Silent Disco Gear

Other silent disco equipment providers charge you for each headphone at a whopping $50 a pop (and that’s typically the budget option!). Then you have to buy the audio broadcast equipment, which can be anywhere from $150-500 for a single transmitter (which may not be enough for your event). And then you need to purchase all the accessories–cables, batteries, signage, storage containers, setup fees. All of those items together can really add up!

With AudioFetch, you only need to purchase the audio over WiFi equipment, and that’s it! There are no other accessories to buy–all cables and signage come with the equipment. There are no support or setup fees (not that you’ll need it, AudioFetch is extremely simple to install!). And listeners use their own smartphones and headphones, so you don’t have to worry about footing that bill either (or worry about spreading disease with shared equipment)!

Personal Volume Control

One volume does NOT fit all. 

Using AudioFetch for a silent disco, each participant is able to easily control the volume on their smartphone, reducing the risk of hearing damage. 

Encourage Conversation

No more yelling over blaring music or losing your voice the next day. A silent disco allows those people who are not dancing, or those simply taking a break, to converse at a normal level. And with the need for social distancing today, this is even more important. Individuals can talk at a safe distance from each other without even needing to raise their voices. 

If you’re interested in hosting a silent disco, we can help! Whether you’re planning a full music festival or a small neighborhood dance party, our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming products are a simple and affordable solution. Contact us today!

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How to Attract More Customers For Sports Viewing

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After going months cooped up in their homes, unable to watch live sports, fans are thirsting for the opportunity to cheer on their favorite team with friends and family.

Following are four ways you can attract more customers to your sports bar or restaurant to view the game, and meet social distancing regulations:

1. Create Food & Drink Specials

One thing is still the same in this new normal–food and drink specials are one of the most successful ways to draw in new customers and bring regulars back time and again. Happy hour prices, 2 for 1s, sports-themed fare are all ways to entice customers to choose your bar over others. 

To account for the reduced capacity and longer seating time during games, consider implementing check minimums during games. You may also want to adapt your menu to add in more appetizers and snacks, to keep customers ordering throughout the games. 

2. Provide an Innovative Listening Experience

Provide an innovative and safe way for customers to listen to the game with our TV app for sports bars.

AudioFetch technology allows you to broadcast audio from muted TVs to your customers’ smartphones and tablets. Customers can hear the TV audio from anywhere in the bar, even on the patio or in the parking lot, which means you can maintain the proper distance between tables without needing to blast the TV volume. 

Customer enjoying AudioFetch at Hogfish Seafood & Smokehouse in Loveland, CO

3. Create VIP Experiences

To create a unique offering that stands out and secure ongoing business throughout the season, some sports bars like the Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Cleveland have opted to create VIP experiences.

For $750, Buffalo Wild Wings season ticket holders get a reserved spot in a special section called the Dawg Pound, along with a welcome package, and wings, fries, nachos, and drinks during each game. If you do the math, that nets out to just $50 a game for customers, and guaranteed revenue for the sports bar. Not such a bad deal for all!

Source: Buffalo Wild Wings Dawg Pound website

4. Make Sure Customers Know About Your Unique Offerings

Whether you’re doing one or all of the things on this list, you need to make sure your regulars and potential customers know about it. 

Use sidewalk sandwich boards to bring in passersby, send out emails to tell customers about your specials and unique listening and viewing options, post it on your website and social media channels, update ads on your local radio stations or news publications, and hang posters around your bar.

If you’re using AudioFetch, we provide a marketing kit to every customer with posters, table tents, and digital assets to help you get the word out. 

It’s never been more important to bring people together and unite them, and we’re proud to help businesses do this in a more responsible way. Through the end of September, we’re offering 35% off all AudioFetch sports bar and tailgating applications and upgrades. 

When purchasing our portable FetchExpress online, use the discount code FOOTBALL2020. For AudioFetch Signature or any of our other sports bar audio solutions, simply give us a call at 1-844-443-3824 or drop us a line today. This great deal is up at the end of the month, so don’t wait! 

*35% off MSRP. Discount available from September 7, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. One discount per customer.

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Celebrating the Start of Football Season

By | Drive-in Audio, Restaurants, Sports Bars, Stadiums | No Comments

The start of football season is always an exciting time of year. Not only does it mean action-packed viewing parties with loved ones, it also signifies the start of Fall and all the warm and cozy foods, clothing and environments we can look forward to. 

While fans may not be able to pack into most stadiums to watch the action this year, they can still enjoy the camaraderie (and competition!) with friends and family at sports bars and outdoor tailgating events. 

Our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming solutions are a great way to help fans hear the game while maintaining safe social distances in sports bars, restaurants, or even stadium parking lots!

Local Audio Over WiFi Solutions for Sports Bars & Restaurants 

Our AudioFetch local wireless audio streaming technology allows you to broadcast the game audio from muted TVs to your customers’ smartphones and tablets. Customers can hear the game from anywhere in the bar or patio by using the free AudioFetch app. This allows you to keep tables spaced farther apart and discourages gathering around a single TV. 

If you have multiple TVs airing different games or other programs on each, that’s no problem. AudioFetch can accommodate 16 audio inputs with a single unit, or up to 512 by using additional units! This allows you to attract more customers by offering several viewing options for fans (or something for those not-so-fans, who still want to go out with their friends!). 

Drive-In Audio Solution for Tailgating Parties

Stadiums may be sitting empty during live games, but the parking lots don’t have to be. Hosting tailgating viewing parties in stadium parking lots provides a safe viewing option for eager fans, and could help to recover some of the losses from in-stadium ticket sales. 

A big outdoor screen, our audio over WiFi streaming technology, and solid wireless internet is all you need to create this drive-in viewing experience. Fans can remain in their cars or truck beds, and listen to the game audio through their smartphone or tablet, or connected bluetooth speaker. 

To celebrate the start of football this year, and help businesses and organizations serve their guests in a more responsible way, we’re offering 35% off all AudioFetch sports bar and tailgating applications!* 

Use the discount code FOOTBALL2020 to purchase our portable FetchExpress online, or contact us to order AudioFetch Signature or any of our other sports bar audio solutions.

*35% off MSRP. Discount available from September 7, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. One discount per customer.

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Drive-In Church is Here to Stay

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As many regions are relaxing stay-at-home guidelines, and businesses and organizations around the world are beginning to reopen, people are eager to resume their pre-quarantine activities. Yet, coronavirus cases are on the rise again, and many groups are wary of jumping in too quickly, putting the community at greater risk and extending the pandemic. 

We talk with numerous businesses and organizations around the world each day, and have found varying levels of confidence in reopening. But there’s one group that, across the board, we’ve found is more skeptical of going back to “normal”–houses of worship. There are several reasons for their apprehension.

No One Knows When It WIll Be Safe

While the CDC has provided specific considerations for faith-based organizations, they’re not crystal clear guidelines. These instructions are left to the discretion of local and state authorities, and quite frankly, it’s all over the place and frequently changing. 

Our only hope for certainty of safety is a vaccine. And while early trials have been positive, there’s no real fixed timeline. And again, reports are all over the place and frequently changing. 

With so many mixed reports and uncertainty, and with the health and safety of their community on the line, houses of worship are playing it safe and continuing to host drive-in services.

Safety and Community are Imperative 

A primary goal of any house of worship is to create a warm and caring fellowship for members. 

That’s where coming together, supporting each other and ensuring the health and safety of all members is so important. No church wants to be in the position that Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County, Oregon found themselves in last month–responsible for 236 coronavirus cases, the state’s largest outbreak.  

Playing it safe and taking the right precautions to protect members is the right thing to do until we have a better handle on this pandemic. 

Even if a church decides to hold services indoors, there are still some members that should not be exposing themselves to such risks. Seniors, people with pre-existing medical conditions, immunosuppressed–these church members can feel left out or even shunned if they’re unable to attend services with their family and peers. For these individuals, offering an outdoor option along with indoor services can provide safer and more inclusive environments that are necessary in our current state. 

This tool allows you to calculate your risk of contracting coronavirus based on age and various medical conditions. And the results are alarming. Sure, a person under 40 with no medical conditions is at very low risk–less than 1% age-specific fatality and comorbidity rate. But start upping that age range, and tacking on pre-existing conditions, and the rates begin to soar. 

For all of these reasons, we believe that drive-in church services are here to stay for the foreseeable future. And why not?  Providing outdoor drive in services exclusively or concurrent with indoor services just makes sense to protect the most vulnerable of the flock.

If you are interested in hosting drive-in services at your house of worship, our drive-in audio technology can help you create a safer, more inclusive environment. Order our FM transmitter or contact us to discuss your options. 

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6 Types of Social Distancing Tours

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After being locked indoors for several months, staring at screens for entertainment, people are itching to get out of the house and experience something in real life. Yet, travelers are still concerned about their health and safety. While some people are venturing out in wider areas, they remain cautious of the places they’re visiting and the people they’re interacting with. 

To help assuage travelers’ safety concerns and provide the necessary precautions, travel and tourism brands are leveraging our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming technology. 

AudioFetch helps create extra space for social distancing by allowing attendees to hear the guide via their smartphone, rather than crowding around in a group. And since they’re using their own smartphone, not a device provided to them by the tour, it limits the number of surfaces that individuals come into contact with (and limits the items the tour company has to sanitize after each tour!). 

Since lockdown restrictions began lifting earlier this summer, we’ve worked with numerous travel and tourism brands to help them create social distance tours. Some of the unique uses we’ve found are:

Factory Tours

Whether they’re for educational, entertainment or inspection purposes, factory tours can be made safer and more enjoyable with a wireless tour guide system. Not only does the system eliminate the need to provide devices that must be sanitized, it allows all attendees to remain six feet apart and still hear the tour guide. 

City Tours

Even traveling down the street can seem like a major adventure these days. And that’s why local city tours have been a hot trend this summer. Tours Accolde is using AudioFetch to provide guided walking tours in Quebec City and Lévis, Canada, showing off the local history, architecture, culture and lifestyle. 

Brewery Tours

This is a big one in our home state of Colorado! Breweries big and small run tours of their facilities for a sneak peek into the machinery and processes required for a perfect pint. Just like factories, breweries can be loud places that make it difficult for tour guides to hear and be heard. Our technology allows anyone with a smartphone to hear, AND to maintain a safe social distance. 

Garden Tours

Outdoor destinations have been deemed a safer alternative to indoor destinations, and many travel spots are beefing up their outdoor garden tours to provide this option. Whether it’s botanic gardens that are limiting tours to only their outdoor attractions, or indoor tours that are making the typically overlooked garden portion the main event. 

Architecture Tours

New River Architecture offers waterway cruises using electric-powered boats to guide visitors through the architecture and landscape of Fort Lauderdale, the “Venice of America.” Using AudioFetch and the open air venue, New River Architecture will provide a safer alternative to indoor tours. 

College Campus Tours

Prospective students and freshmen are typically treated to a campus-wide tour of all the new facilities they can visit. These tours can still take place by using wireless tour guide technology that permits people to keep a safe distance, while still hearing the every word the tour guide says. 

If you have questions about how AudioFetch allows you to run tours more responsibly with our tour guide system app, people do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you get your tour business back up and running, and doing so in the safest way possible.

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Drive-Ins: Not Just for Movies Anymore

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Drive-ins are the hot trend this summer thanks to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing restrictions. And while the drive-in concept is certainly nothing new, we’re seeing people and organizations get creative with their use of wireless audio streaming technology to provide safer entertainment options, bring communities together and support national and local talent. 

Following are five creative uses of the drive-in concept for non-film entertainment:

Drive-in Comedy Shows

While gathering indoors in large groups may be forbidden, there are no restrictions on laughter. Let’s face it, we could also use some chuckles right now (even if only to cover up the tears!). 

So we’re encouraged to see comedians and comedy organizations pushing on with drive-in comedy shows. North Miami Beach transformed their parking lot into a comedy club last weekend for “The Big Screen Comedy Drive-In Show,” featuring local hilarious acts such as El Caballo, Cisco Duran and Gene Harding. 

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More well-known comedians are getting in on the drive-in trend, too. The ever-outrageous and -uproarious Burt Kreischer held six drive-in comedy shows earlier this summer, which were so successful, he’s preparing to launch a second leg of the tour. And when we say successful, we mean successful. Those six shows alone grossed more than $400K with nearly 8,000 in attendance! 

Drive-in Drag Shows

After a no-doubt rough week of working from home, you can now see your favorite drag queens werking from a parking lot! 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race is hosting “Drive-N-Drag” shows in parking lots across the US. The opening show of the tour was held at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey in mid-July. Other Drive-In Drag shows will be held in LA, Chicago, Seattle and DC/Baltimore. 

Drive-In Sports Viewing

Sports teams haven’t taken to the drive-in concept as quickly as other industries, but a few industrious teams are finally getting on board. Like the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. Fans can drive-in viewing parties in the team’s Schaumburg Boomers Stadium parking lot. 

We hope to see more sports teams following suit with drive-in audio events in the coming weeks. (We’re looking at you Nittany Lions! Sincerely, the PSU alums at AudioFetch!). 

Drive-In Music Festivals 

After every music tour and festival was cancelled earlier this year, we were ready to sit this summer out. Because we all know you can’t have summer without music festivals! Thankfully, some inventive and resilient folks are carrying the tune with drive-in music festivals. 

These festivals are playing out big and small across the globe, catering to just about every music genre and taste you can imagine. 

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On the big scale, there’s the hip hop and R&B focused “Drive-In Fest” at Soldier Field featuring Lloyd, Do or Die and Bobby V. 

On the small scale, there are countless drive-in music festivals and concerts happening at local venues around the world. Check your local events calendars or search for something like “drive-in music near me” to find great options like these in Michigan, Sacramento or Denver.

For a little bit of the big and the small, there’s Garth Brooks, whose concert was streamed to 300+ drive-in theaters in small towns across the US. 

Drive-In Discos

It should probably come as no surprise that Germany pioneered the concept of the Drive-In Disco. The first large events were hosted by Club Index, a family-run nightclub in the small German town Schüttorf, throughout May. Since then, Drive-In Discos, Drive-In Dance Parties, and Drive-In Raves have been popping up in the parking lots of nightclubs and stadiums around the globe. 

Drive-In Disco in Germany
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If you’re interested in hosting any type of drive-in event, we can help with your audio sound system! If you’d like to broadcast audio to car radios, we’ve got you covered with our FM Transmitter.

If you’re looking for a more modern solution, our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming products broadcast audio to listener’s smartphones for an efficient, affordable and innovative drive-in event! Contact us today