Contacta, an assistive hearing technology designer and manufacturer based in Kent, has been shortlisted in both the Communication Technology of the Year and Audio Technology of the Year categories at the AV Magazine Awards.
Finalists will be announced on Friday 5th November 2021 at the new hybrid style award show, held simultaneously both online and in London.
Simon Thomas, managing director at Contacta, said: “We are thrilled to have two of our products in the finals of these awards. Making the highest quality products that are simple to use is at the heart of what we do, and that’s why we believe these products are deserving of their place on the shortlists.
“The STS-K07 range was not just an innovation to meet a sudden need from a whole range of businesses such as care homes and hospitals. It also provided a lifeline for our distributors and installation partners when demand for hearing loops vanished overnight as venues closed their doors due to lockdown.”
Communication Technology of the Year
Contacta’s STS-K07 window intercom range has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Communication Technology of the Year category. The range was developed in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a high-quality yet affordable option to enable clear communication through COVID-safe screens.
Audio Technology of the Year
Contacta has also been shortlisted in the Audio Technology of the Year category for its V Series Pro large area hearing loop drivers. Designed by Contacta’s in-house team and manufactured in the UK, the series has been recognised for its unique features including guided loop set-up, built-in network connectivity, remote monitoring and super-efficient performance.