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Get Ready for Spring and Summer Drive-In Events

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The temperature is rising. Flowerings are blooming. Animals are getting more active. Nature is starting to come out of winter hibernation, and soon people will be emerging, too!

And when they do emerge, they’ll be looking for outdoor events and activities that are fun for families and groups, but also ones that are safe. Drive-in events are ideal solutions for businesses and organizations of all types to bring communities together and generate additional revenue, while maintaining safe social distances.

As your business starts planning Spring and Summer drive-in events, check out these resources for tips and advice on creating an engaging, innovative and responsible activity.

How Your Business Can Host Drive-In Events

We worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations in 2020 to host “drive-in” style events, helping them continue bringing their community together while maintaining a safe physical distance. These drive-in audio events let their members and customers maintain a sense of community and connection, without risking the health of themselves and their families.

Click the link below for ideas on other types of events and businesses that can benefit from drive-ins, and tips for running drive-ins at your venue.

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Drive-Ins: Not Just for Movies Anymore

Drive-ins were the hot trend last summer thanks to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing restrictions. And while the drive-in concept is certainly nothing new, we saw 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. 

Click the link below to learn five creative uses of the drive-in concept for non-film entertainment.

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8 Summer Listening Ideas for Businesses Using Wireless Audio Streaming

Summer is almost here! And while it may not be the one you were anticipating for your business (again. sigh.) there are still plenty of ways to help your customers and guests enjoy the sun and the company of friends and family, and grow your business. 

Click the link below to learn 8 ideas for providing summer listening entertainment for your customers.

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How to Host a Drive-in Graduation Ceremony

Schools that wanted to raise the bar and create a ceremony worthy of the grads, while still maintaining a safe physical environment, opted to host “drive-in” style graduation ceremonies last year. For these drive-in graduations, the students and families parked in the school parking lot and remained in their cars while listening to the commencement speeches and grad names being announced via their smartphones or radios. With social distancing requirements still in place at schools around the world, this is still a great option for 2021 grads.

Click the link below to learn more about hosting a drive-in graduation ceremony.

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How to Host a Drive-In Wedding Ceremony

A massive wedding with hundreds of guests may not be an option this year, but you can still celebrate in person with friends and family. Hosting a drive-in wedding ceremony will allow your loved ones to gather from a safe physical distance.

Click the link below to learn more about hosting a drive-in wedding ceremony.

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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 innovative and 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

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Help Your Congregation Hear Easter Services

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Easter services bring in a larger crowd than usual each year. And while this year’s services will be anything but usual, houses of worship can still expect to see more community members visiting the church for the holiday. 

Whether your organization is planning to have indoor or outdoor services, there are ways you can help your larger-than-usual congregation hear better this Easter. 

Holding Easter Services Indoors

Echoes from tall ceilings, shuffling from kneelers, sounds from children. All of these noises can make it difficult for non-hearing-impaired members to hear the sermon. Add in a hearing impairment, and it’s likely they’re missing at least 20% of what’s being said.

Our assisted listening devices for churches can help everyone hear 100% of the services. With AudioFetch, you can broadcast the services to your congregation via the AudioFetch app. Church members simply download the free AudioFetch app, and they can start listening immediately. 

It’s a simple and affordable replacement for hearing loop systems, and can help address any safety concerns about using shared devices–since members use their own smartphone or tablet and their own headphones, there’s no sharing of hearing devices (and no ongoing maintenance or cleaning required).

If your congregation has members that speak another language, AudioFetch can help here, too. A live translator can speak into a microphone attached to AudioFetch, which will broadcast the translated services to anyone listening via the app. Using AudioFetch as translation equipment for churches creates a welcoming environment for all community members and fresh faces that will join you for Easter Services.

Holding Easter Services Outdoors

Churches that aren’t permitted or aren’t comfortable holding indoor services are continuing drive-in services in their parking lots. With our AudioFetch church drive-in audio solution or FM Transmitter offered by our partner company Broadcastvision Entertainment, your congregation can hear every work of the Easter services from the safety and comfort of their vehicles. 

Even if your church is hosting indoor services, this is still a great option for your members that are more at-risk and cautious. You can broadcast the same services indoors and outdoors so everyone can feel connected and safe. 

We’re also offering special bundled packages for churches to allow you to connect via your own WiFi or with a router, or to get both the AudioFetch Express and the FM Transmitter at once. These bundled packages can be found at our Broadcastvision website

Make your religious gathering welcoming to all, and be confident that you are engaging all those who chose to attend Easter Services by contacting us today, before the holiday rush.

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New Technology for a New Normal

By | Churches, Education, Fitness Centers, Hearing Assistance, Restaurants, Sports Bars, Tour Guides, Translation | No Comments

We’re all eager to return to some semblance of normalcy in our daily and public lives. Yet, with new more contagious and more deadly variants of COVID-19 spreading across the globe, that possibility keeps getting further and further away. And even when the world does get a handle on this pandemic, and public businesses and events can resume at full capacity, it won’t be what we all consider “normal” for a long time

In this new normal, people will be extremely cautious when it comes to patronizing businesses or attending public events. We’ve gotten used to the regulations. They not only provide safety from a physical standpoint–wearing masks and standing farther apart makes it more difficult for disease-carrying saliva droplets to land on others–they also provide emotional safety by making us feel safer and protected from the things we can’t fully control. Once the pandemic is controlled, the physical aspects go away quickly, but the emotional ones will stick around for a long while.

Even if businesses do open back up at full capacity and all regulations are lifted this year, it’s wise to continue providing safety measures for your customers and guests, allowing them to feel more comfortable and confident at your establishment. 

Our audio over WiFi streaming solutions can help your business provide these safety measures now, and in a post-pandemic world. Following are three ways our technology can help in the new normal. 

Continued Social Distancing 

Our wireless tour guide system lets tour guides broadcast their voice to anyone within 300 feet in any direction. This allows for ample distance between tour group attendees, and provides your business with a responsible and marketable advantage. 

At restaurants and sports bars, AudioFetch allows you to broadcast audio from muted TVs to your customers’ smartphones and tablets. No need to gather around a single TV to hear the audio, or even have tables grouped nearby. Customers can hear the TV audio anywhere in the building or patio seating by using the free AudioFetch app. This allows everyone to maintain a safe, comfortable distance from others, while enjoying the entertainment, the food and drinks, and the community experience. 

Less Shared Equipment

Even pre-pandemic, hearing assistive devices and transmitters were always a pain to keep clean. Post-pandemic, customers and guests will be less willing to use a shared device. At best, this creates a less enjoyable experience; at worst, they’ll look for another venue that is more welcoming and accommodating. 

AudioFetch solves this problem. Since listeners use their own smartphone and headphones to hear the audio, you don’t need to provide (or maintain!) any additional devices. AudioFetch is ideal as an assistive listening system for churches, theaters, and schools and educational facilities, or as a translation streaming solution. Tour groups also benefit from replacing their shared hearing devices with their attendees’ smartphones and the AudioFetch app.

Fewer Surfaces to Touch

For fitness centers and gyms, instead of using entertainment screens attached to cardio machines or allowing anyone to control shared TVs or sound systems, members use their own smartphones to listen to TV audio or music throughout the club. This reduces the number of surfaces that members come into contact with at the club. It also limits the amount of equipment that must be disinfected by your staff throughout the day. 

In addition to tour groups, sports bars, churches, theaters, schools and fitness centers, AudioFetch can benefit numerous other types of businesses and organizations that want to help their guests hear better and feel safer. Call us today at 1-844-443-3824 or schedule a meeting to discuss how your business can use new technology for a new normal. 

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How to Make Your Worship Services More Accessible

By | Churches, Hearing Assistance, Translation | No Comments

Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment is a key goal for every type of religious organization. Church members and guests should be provided with resources and tools that allow them to take part in weekly services and other events to the fullest extent possible, despite any hearing impairments or language barriers. 

Yet, because houses of worship are exempt from the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or because many believe that addressing these requirements is too complicated and expensive, they neglect to take steps to create this welcoming community. Fortunately, we’re proud to offer a solution that is both simple and inexpensive to install. 

Our audio over WiFi solutions are designed to make it simple and affordable for any type of religious organization to make their services more accessible and welcoming to all types of audiences. Learn how AudioFetch helps those with hearing impairments and language barriers. 

Welcoming a Person Who is Hard of Hearing

According to That All May Worship, the leading educational publication that provides tips and information on how houses of worship can better welcome people with disabilities, hearing impairments are an imperative. “Each congregation includes people, young and old, who are hard of hearing or deaf. They may read lips so well that they appear less deaf than they truly are. Indeed, they may understand only 80% of what is spoken, chanted or sung, but may be reluctant to complain.” 

For decades, houses of worship have used inductive loop systems to assist the hearing impaired, but these systems are cumbersome, expensive and still require the use of a hearing aid which many people find embarrassing. AudioFetch is a better solution to hearing loops

Our assisted listening devices for churches allow listeners to hear the service via an app on their own device (phone or tablet) using their own headphones. This is a great solution for those who are reluctant to complain or request a hearing device. It also eliminates the need for using shared devices, which require ongoing maintenance to ensure they’re properly working and, uber important in today’s climate, disinfected. 

By offering hearing assistance, you’re providing a safe and approachable environment for all members and their families. As noted in That All May Worship: “Many deaf [and hard of hearing] people prefer to worship in congregations which specifically serve people who are deaf [or hard of hearing]. This is particularly important for deaf parents who have hearing children and wish to worship as a family.”

Welcoming a Person Who Speaks Another Language

For many houses of worship, English isn’t the first language for some of their members. Members may attend your services to be with their English-speaking family members or because there are no other options in the area. But providing live language interpretation will allow all to feel welcome in your community, and may even bring in a whole new audience. 

With our AudioFetch translation equipment for churches, your members use their own smart phone and headset to listen in to translation via the AudioFetch app. If you’re already using AudioFetch for hearing assistance, you can use the same device. Simply dedicate another channel to broadcast a real-time stream of the translation. 

With Easter right around the corner, houses of worship can prepare now to create a more inclusive environment for all members. Call us today at 1-844-443-3824 or schedule a meeting to discuss hearing assistance and translation solutions for your church. 

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AudioFetch On-Demand Product Overview Webinar

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Want to better understand the features and benefits of wireless audio streaming for your business? Unsure which AudioFetch solution is right for you? Then you need to check out our Product Overview webinar.

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In this brief webinar video, AudioFetch CEO Tim Depumpo walks you through the numerous features and benefits of our technology and discusses how various businesses are using AudioFetch to improve guest experience. Tim also talks about each of the AudioFetch wireless audio streaming solutions in detail, pointing out the unique capabilities and which businesses and organizations find them most useful.

Click the link below to access the video and learn more about our commercial wireless audio streaming solutions.

If you have specific questions or are ready to get started now, call us at 1-844-HI-FETCH (1-844-443-3824) or schedule an appointment with our team.

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New App Customizations: Branding and Personalizing Your AudioFetch App

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We’re continually looking for ways to improve the AudioFetch app and make it more useful for you and your customers. Today, we’re excited to announce a number of new customization features, which allow you to brand and personalize the app, making it more useful for your business and your guests. 

AudioFetch App Customization

Following are the seven new customization features available now for your AudioFetch app:

Change the App Title

Specify an App Title, which will appear on the widget that displays when the device is on a lock-screen mode. This will remind your listeners that they’re connected and listening with your business, using a name they’re familiar with. 

Add Your Logo 

Replace the AudioFetch logo with your business’s logo in two spots: at the very top of the app, and in the center of the app screen. This helps you better connect with your guests by continuing to build brand recognition for your business, and making the app more familiar to your guests.

Add a Custom Background

You can now change the entire background of the app to display a custom image or customer color of your choosing. This feature is useful in further familiarizing guests with your brand and setting the right tone while they are at your facility. 

Add Custom Channel Icons

Previously if your facility was using more than one audio source, the channels were simply displayed “Channel 1,” “Channel 2,” etc. Now you can customize those icons to better represent what is streaming on each audio channel, making it easier for guests to find what they want to listen to.

For example, if you’re streaming audio from TVs playing CNN, ESPN and Comedy Central, you can upload the respective logos for each channel. 

Add Custom Splash Page

Display a custom banner or video before the app opens. Use this page to reinforce your brand message or promote events, deals or specials that are currently happening at your establishment.

Link to Your Website

To drive traffic to your business or organization’s website, you can now add a hyperlink under the hamburger menu dropdown, found in the top left corner of the app. 

Link to a Custom PDF Document 

Add a hyperlink to a PDF document under the hamburger menu dropdown, found in the top left corner of the app. You can use this PDF link in numerous ways:

  • Share important business information, such as event programs, fitness class schedules or menus. 
  • Announce specials, discounts, upcoming events or other promotions. 
  • Add a custom message or any other content that you’d like to share. 

All of these customizations are available through The Doghouse configuration management portal, which every customer has access to at no additional cost or monthly fees!

If you have any questions about customizing the AudioFetch app or using it to engage with your customers, we’re happy to help! Drop us a line, chat with us, or call us at 1-844-443-3824.

*Note: App customizations are only available for AudioFetch Signature Series products and AudioFetch Express. 

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Host a Drive-In Event for the Holidays

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From theaters and churches to zoos and botanic gardens, all types of businesses and organizations are hosting drive-in events this year. Drive-ins are a fun way to bring communities together and provide entertainment while maintaining safe social distancing.

If you’re thinking of hosting a drive-in or drive-thru event for the holidays, we can help with your audio sound system. Our technology allows you to broadcast audio to your guests in one of two ways:

Broadcast to Smartphones

Broadcast Audio to Smartphones at Your Drive-In Holiday Event

Our AudioFetch wireless audio streaming solutions allow you to broadcast audio to smartphones or tablets. Listeners simply download the AudioFetch App, and then they can hear in real-time via their smartphone or Bluetooth speaker.

Broadcast to Car Radios

Broadcast Audio to Car Radios at Your Drive-In Holiday Event

The FM Transmitter broadcasts to people listening to the radio while sitting in their cars. Listeners simply tune in to the FM station you select, and they can hear the program immediately. Our FM Transmitter is Part 15 FCC certified.

Ready to get started with your drive-in event for the holidays? Drop us a line here or give us a call at 1-844-443-3824.

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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.

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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.