The new product combines the power and versatility of Listen Everywhere, Listen Technologies’ audio-over-Wi-Fi solution, with the precise GPS triggering of Navilution Next, a wireless tour commentary delivery system. Navilution Wi-Fi works on tour operators’ wireless networks and enables them to offer multiple audio sources to visitors so they can listen to tour narration in different languages, no Internet required. Visitors simply download the free Listen Everywhere app on their Android or iOS devices, select their preferred language and listen to automated, location-based content.
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) market, which is expected to reach $367 billion by 2022, presents opportunities for tour operators to differentiate themselves with mobile applications that improve tour experiences. Studies show that 98 percent of travelers bring their smartphones when they travel. Digital devices are used to plan trips, read reviews, make reservations and purchases, manage check-ins and navigate in unfamiliar places. With Navilution Wi-Fi, tour participants can transform their devices into mobile tour guides. They can move freely on tour boats and ferries for a better view of sights without losing access to audio. Automated content is relayed by expert storytellers in clear, engaging voices that capture visitors’ attention.
“Navilution Wi-Fi is revolutionizing the sightseeing industry with streaming, location-triggered content that educates and entertains visitors,” says Jonathan Stanley, chief experience officer and president, Listen Technologies Canada. “With Navilution Wi-Fi, there’s no risk of tour guides having an ‘off day’ or forgetting important information during mobile tours. Navilution Wi-Fi provides consistently compelling site-specific content in visitors’ preferred languages. Tour vehicle drivers are free to concentrate on driving, and tour operator companies can deliver exceptional sightseeing experiences visitors will remember.”
Tour operators can customize the Listen Everywhere app with their logos, branded messages and promotional video, no Internet required. When Internet is available, links to special promotions, advertisements for affiliate venues and destinations can be provided.
“Listen Technologies is proud to be setting the standard in guided tours with GPS-triggered streaming content for visitors,” adds Russ Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies. “Our passion to improve life experiences through exceptional audio and engaging content extends across industries and venues – from tours of cities, historic sites and museums to houses of worship.”
Navilution Wi-Fi is now available globally through Listen Technologies, the leading provider of assistive listening systems for 21 years. The Bluffdale, Utah, -based company has acquired AudioConexus in September 2019. AudioConexus specializes in solutions for sightseeing tour operators to engage visitors with technology and services that complement Listen Technologies’ portfolio of assistive listening and tour guide products. Following the acquisition, AudioConexus transitioned to Listen Technologies Canada.
Estimates project the global tours and activities market as a $183 billion industry by 2020. Providing engaging, accessible and educational audible tour narration is a significant and vital opportunity for sightseeing operators to provide an exceptional experience to their customers and grow their businesses. More than 40 million people around the world listen to AudioConexus multi-language tours each year.
“AudioConexus has created the world’s most unique GPS commentary platform, designed to transform every aspect of the foreign language visitor experience," explains Russ Gentner. “Our mobile app replaces the need for wired vehicles and vessels and offers tour operators new innovations designed to enhance tours for people everywhere,” he adds.
AudioConexus’ GPS commentary products, audio guides and tour guide systems, including Navilution, help banish boring narration and inconsistent tours, delivering better tours that are created to excite, inspire and transform passenger experiences. These solutions round out Listen Technologies’ line of assistive listening products available to transit operators, theme parks and other venues and destinations that offer tours. Those products include Listen Everywhere, ListenTALK, ListenIR, ListenRF and ListenLOOP.
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