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TONE and VidOvation To Offer Audio Activated User-Engagement Technology for Live Events

TONE Integrates With VidOvation Broadcast, Production, Streaming and Pro AV Systems to Create an Immersive Consumer Experience

LAS VEGAS — March 14, 2023 — The TONE® Knows and VidOvation today announced a partnership to integrate TONE’s direct-to-device marketing and analytics technology platform with VidOvation products and services in the broadcast, production, streaming, and Pro AV markets. This partnership will give VidOvation customers the ability to run video, audio, and data transmissions enabled with TONE to broaden user engagement in live events.

TONE’s personalized Audio Activated QR™, with its patented TONE Technology™, gives consumers the ability to connect with their favorite brands during live events. In its simplest form, TONE delivers tiny fragments of engineered audio, aka TONE Tags®, through any audio-based delivery system. When combined with a TONE-enabled mobile app, it listens to beacons or transmitters for audio QR codes embedded in the audio tracks of film, television, advertising, digital signage, and other media. This embedded code gives the mobile app the geolocation of a user’s device, identifying the media they are engaged with and pinpointing their location at a live event. By passively engaging the user with personalized content, its delivery is based on the user’s location and promotional information within their vicinity, making the mobile app a perfect companion for organizations involved with live events — including trade shows, sporting events, live television, cinema, and retail sales.

“TONE is excited about the opportunity to be partnering with VidOvation,” says Tom Webster, founder, president, and CEO of TONE. “Having TONE become part of VidOvation’s suite of offerings will expand a brand’s reach capabilities at live events, whether that’s instantaneously on the field or at a concert, in their seats, at the concession areas or in pre/post programming. With TONE, VidOvation will be able to help their customers’ brands build deeper fan loyalty, create new revenue opportunities, and provide the advertiser with real-time analytics.”

Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and chief technology officer at VidOvation, said, “Integrating TONE technology into our existing product line will enable our users to provide enhanced experiences for their customers at just about any event. Imagine being at a hockey game and an offer to buy your favorite player’s jersey is pushed to your phone when they score a goal. The system knows you are at the live game, and the mobile app profile knows the team, players, and sports you follow. It’s that kind of automation and streamlining of the connection between the consumer and the brand that make it a very dynamic tool and powerful service.”

VidOvation will feature TONE at booth W2113. To schedule a meeting, visit

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About TONE

As the innovation leader in personalized Audio Activated QR, TONE is a patented technology that instantly connects consumers to products, promotions, or services through engagement and interactions with their favorite brands anytime, anywhere. By utilizing inaudible tones — across multiple marketing channels, devices, and platforms whether it be mobile, tablet, computer, TV, radio — TONE delivers an integrated content experience regardless of the channel (broadcast, web, social, in-store, mobile, wearables, gaming and more).

To see a live demo and find out what TONE can do for your brand, visit

TONE Technology, TONE Tags, the TONE logo and TONE Audio Activated QR are trademarks of The TONE Knows, Inc.

About VidOvation

VidOvation is a leading provider of video, audio, and data transmission, streaming, contribution and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate AV, and government markets. Encompassing bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video networking, encoding, IPTV, and fiber-optic communications systems, VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of dropouts, latency, interference, noise, and security issues. VidOvation excels in helping its clients integrate custom solutions into existing infrastructure, with the ability to satisfy almost any application or budget. The company applies proven expertise to the complete project life cycle — from project consulting and management, to engineering and design, to warranty and support. Learn more about how VidOvation is moving video forward at

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