In January 2014, CCI Solutions developed a strategic partnership with Listen Technologies, a thought leader in assistive listening device technology, to bring churches a range of assistive listening products perfect for congregations of every size. Executive Vice President, Jerry Lamb worked directly with Peter Papageorge, Listen Corporation’s North America Director of Sales, to create a customized suite of products specifically designed to serve the needs of churches and houses of worship.
The goal was simple: Make it easy for a church of any size to buy the right assistive listening systems for their applications at great prices without having to do hours and hours of research.
The answer was to put together three different systems that were scalable. These systems needed the ability to grow with a church over time, yet would require a very minimal investment at the beginning.
The fruit of all of this discussion and consideration is three systems that each uniquely address the needs, size and budgets of small, medium and large churches. One of those systems, the Listen Technologies CC-22 assistive listening system, was specifically created for and is only available from CCI Solutions.
The Listen CC-22 Assistive Listening System is perfect for medium-sized churches with congregations of 200-500 people. The system includes:
1- LT-800 72 MHz 57-channel RF transmitter
1- LA-106 telescoping top-mounted antenna
4- LR-300 17-channel digital receivers
4- 4- LA-161 single ear buds
1- Assistive listing notification sign
The Listen LT-800 RF transmitter broadcasts on either wide or narrowband channels. What that means for you and your church is that you have more flexibility when determining what frequency range you want to use when operating your new devices. This can be very advantageous if your church is located in a more densely populated area or located close to a fire department, police department or hospital that uses a lot of narrow band communication devices.
In addition to having that superior broadcasting flexibility, both the LT-800 transmitter and the four LR-300 17-channel digital receivers included with the system are equipped with Listen’s patented Listen SQ (the SQ is short for “Super Quiet”) technology. All of the components in this system come with Listen SQ automatically enabled. The advantage for your listeners is a sound experience that has 20 dB less “hiss” in the sound they receive than any other assistive listening device available on the market. Hiss in a system interferes with the listener’s ability to understand and hear things clearly.
The combination of the 17-channel LR-300 receiver and the 57-channel transmitter allows for simultaneous use of up to six systems, which support multiple language translation and assistive listening all in one location. The LR-400 and LR-500 receivers have even more channels allowing for still more simultaneous use of audio channels.
View all the details, including diagrams and technical specifications in the complete LT-800 Stationary FM Transmitter User’s Manual.
Better Sound Equals a Better Worship Experience
As already mentioned, this well-thought-out assistive listening system also includes four LR-300 17-channel digital receivers. Listen has also raised the bar on this component by creating an affordable, portable receiver that has the same superb high-quality sound as any of Listen’s full-featured receivers. It also has the same recharging options with built-in SmartCharge™ which protects your batteries from overcharging. Because these receivers are 100 % digital, you can operate them in your church with full faith that your transmission will never drift. This guarantees that members of your congregation who are using your Listen system for assistive listening or as a translation system won’t be interrupted or distracted by outside radio broadcasts, track drivers, emergency vehicles, or the local short-wave radio fan club!
Clearer Sound Means the Message Reaches More People
Large churches with congregations of thousands of faithful worshippers need solutions that aren’t limited by operating range. CCI Solutions selected the LS-23 Assistive Listening System as part of our core offering because it provides the premium coverage big churches desire. With an operating range of up to 1500 feet you’re going to get 30% better coverage than what you might experience from any other brand. The LS-23 comes complete and ready for professional installation with everything included: stationary transmitter, universal antenna kit, LR-300 receivers with ear buds, two neck loops (ADA compliance, for use with hearing aids), alkaline batteries and an assistive listening notification signage kit. Expandable to satisfy as many listeners as desired and easily customized if additional parts are needed, the Listen LS-23 is the professional choice for a great listening experience and easy installation with the inclusion of all the ‘Pro’ pieces needed.
Don’t worry, just because you decide the LS-23 is the perfect assistive listening solution for your church doesn’t mean you’re on your own!
CCI Solutions has been designing assistive listening and translations systems for decades. Our CTS certified AV sales techs are ready to help you select the right system for your application and budget. And when you buy from CCI Solutions, we’ll be there, ready to help you with whatever level of assistance you need to achieve the perfect install at your facility. Contact us below to get the conversation started!
Listen Technologies Boldly Offers an Unprecedented Lifetime Warranty
All of these great components with incomparable features come with something else very special: A Limited Lifetime Warranty. Listen is one of the only manufacturers left that is so confident in the quality of the products they produce that they boldly give you a Lifetime Warranty. The combination of CCI Solutions’ amazing tech support and the Listen Lifetime Warranty means you’ll always have the technical support you need to make sure that your system is always performing the way you expect it to perform, from the first day you plug it in, to ten years later and beyond. For as long as your church exists, Listen and CCI Solutions will be there supporting your congregation with products that deliver your message to anyone needing hearing assistance or translation. That’s a message CCI Solutions wants everyone to hear!