Listen Technologies, provider of advanced wireless listening solutions, has acquired ExXothermic, a specialist in high-quality, low-latency Wi-Fi audio technology.
ExXothermic has several patents for its Wi-Fi streaming technology and has delivered thousands of Wi-Fi audio channels for use in assistive listening, fitness centers, waiting areas, hospitality, and other applications and environments around the world.
Listen Technologies and ExXothermic have been working in partnership since 2017, when Listen Technologies acquired ExXothermic’s Audio Everywhere brand and licensed its Wi-Fi technology.
Listen Technologies’ Wi-Fi solutions aim to help businesses and venues connect with consumers and guests via their smart devices to deliver audio and personalised experiences in any environment, including classrooms, restaurants, houses of worship, theaters and manufacturing facilities. This acquisition bolsters Listen Technologies’ expertise in Wi-Fi audio and deepens its technology core competence.
“Listen Technologies’ partnership with ExXothermic over the years and the combination of our two companies today enables us to provide even more Wi-Fi-enabled solutions for customers,” said Russ Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies. “As the availability of Wi-Fi and number of smartphone users increase globally, so are applications for our solutions. We have several new products in development that will address these new applications.”
ExXothermic founder Dr. Lance Glasser will join Listen Technologies’ board of directors and head the company’s research group.
“Lance shares Listen Technologies’ passion for innovation and our commitment to creating unique solutions that foster engagement,” said Tracy Bathurst, chief technology officer and senior vice president at Listen Technologies. “We have enjoyed partnering with Lance and are excited to officially welcome him and the ExXothermic team to Listen Technologies. We look forward to continued collaboration in bringing high-quality, low-latency Wi-Fi solutions to market.”
“Listen Technologies is renowned for creating innovative listening solutions,” added Glasser, whose new role is vice president of research and business development at Listen Technologies. “ExXothermic, Inc. is delighted to become part of Listen Technologies and combine our intellectual property and expertise. Together, we’ll expand the applications and features of our technology to meet new and growing markets worldwide.”