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A Perfect Seer for the Summer!
Congratulations to Q-SYS on the now-official acquisition of Seervision, a Swiss-based pioneer in
AI—driven camera automation software.
Many folks in the market have been asking about the direction Q-SYS will take with camera AI, and this
acquisition accelerates the Q-SYS strategy to develop and deliver a scalable and
flexible software platform with intelligent audio, video and control technology that supports integration with leading unified communications & video conferencing applications.
Automatic scene perception and person identification
Using audio- and vision-based signals, Seervision autonomously triggers specific actions and workflows
based on the person’s location in the room. This dynamic scene-understanding technology is unique to
Seervision and allows for a truly automated and seamless operation.
AI-assisted camera operation with adaptive full-body detection and tracking
Seervision’s advanced auto-tracking recognizes and tracks a subject based on full-body identification,
creating a unique visual ID for each detected subject from multiple reference points, increasing
reliability and robustness compared to alternative motion-tracking solutions.
There will be many more announcements regarding pricing and deployment, future iterations,
integration, etc. The Farm will keep you up to date with all of these exciting developments!!
Alright folks, we changed the name. Listen Everywhere is now ListenWIFI. Not that big of a deal. But when you change a name, you probably changed something else, right? YES!!!
Let’s start with what is the same. The patented technology for low-latency, high quality audio to your
smartphone or receiver is still the same. The ability to use your own network is still there. You can still
use the same app (it will get updated).
So what’s new?? Let’s start with the LWR-1050 receivers. These receivers look just like the iDSP and
ListenTalk receivers you are familiar with from Listen AND provide both ADA AND international
compliance requirements. It’s global, baby! And when used with personal induction neckloops, they
are T-coil hearing aid compatible!
Additionally, we’ve added beacons! The LA-490 Beacon triggers LWR-1050 Receivers and users’
smartphones to tune to a specific audio channel automatically when a person is within a specific range
of the unit. They can be configured to communicate via Bluetooth or infrared!
Lastly, the app can now be configured using ListenWifi Manager, for customization, branding, and
creating private or hidden channels!
To say that we kidnapped Steve Kawasaki, put him in a van, then made him yell “YES, I’m a Farmer!” for
three hours, is well…close to accurate. That said, if you ask him today, he’ll tell you it was completely his
decision. Won’t you, Steve.
We are very excited to have Steve Kawasaki join our team. Prior to joining The Farm, Kawasaki held
sales management and leadership roles with audio manufacturers Biamp, Symetrix, Loud Audio,
integrator AVI-SPL and broadcast distributor, BSW. Kawasaki began his multi-decade career in the
recording studio and live sound.
Steve is a part of our leadership team and will be working closely with David Lawrence and Tom Mattley to streamline sales processes, build upon our market relationships, all the while slinging your favorite gear! Welcome to the team!
Fun Fact #606
No Farmer lost a finger over the July 4 th weekend. That said, please let us know if you
find Dana Moody.