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January 11, 2018
Jack Chen: Revolutionizing the Connectivity Between Businesses and Audiences
Written By: Gabriella Mirabelli
As the Founder and CEO of Loud-Hailer, Jack Chen helps everyone from small businesses to global enterprises connect with the right audiences. Today he shows us how he does it. Jack also sheds some light on today’s biggest trends in technology, takes us behind the scenes at Loud-Hailer, and explores the true impact of the end of Net Neutrality.
- Defining horizontal connectivity and removing the intermediaries
- How cities can use Loud-Hailer’s technology to promote local commerce
- The epiphany that led to idea for Loud-Hailer
- How to scale a mesh network using Buki-Boxes
- Specific use cases for the Loud-Hailer app
- The real difference between beacon technology and Bluetooth Low Energy
Jack Chen is the Founder and CEO of Loud-Hailer, a digital communications company connecting users and devices directly using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), creating a mesh network that gives users Internet-like functionalities while saving the enterprise the heavy expense of installing facility-wide WiFi. As the CEO of Loud-Hailer, Jack works closely with every member of the team in all aspects of hardware and software design and development.
Jack started his professional career as a corporate lawyer at Willkie Farr, then went to Sullivan & Cromwell before moving to the business side, where he worked as a Senior Credit Officer, analyzing credit derivatives for Moody’s Investors Service. For the past few years as a management consultant, Jack has earned a reputation as a go-to resource for journalists covering the credit markets. He has appeared on the CBS Evening News and been quoted or cited in a number of newspapers and trade journals, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg News, and Market Watch.
Learn more about Jack Chen:
November 10, 2017
Providence, RI Announced as First City In the U.S. Connected by Loud-Hailer
Providence2GO App Lets Residents and Visitors Seamlessly Experience the City with Just One
KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Loud-Hailer, an innovator in hyper-local digital
communications, is pleased to announce the launch of their first Connected City app,
Providence2GO. The app, which uses Loud-Hailer's cutting-edge, non-beacon based
proprietary mesh networking technology, allows residents and visitors to experience the city of
Providence in a way never seen before.
Powered by proprietary, patent pending, groundbreaking technology, Providence2GO directly
connects users with all the people and places that make Providence so uniquely special. They
can learn what is available around them with just one tap of the app.
Once the Providence2GO app is downloaded and Bluetooth is enabled through an iOS smart
device like an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or an iPod Touch, users are able to experience a
Connected City all in one place. When in the "listening range" of a participating organization,
users will receive content specific to where they are, including locals-only tips, special deals
from nearby restaurants and shops, experiences at WaterFire, events at Roger Williams
University, a peek inside the makers studios at AS220, or exhibits at Providence Public
Library—just to name a few.
"While the idea of using an app to look something up isn't new, Loud-Hailer's technology
revolutionizes the process. Gone are the days of needing to open and close a variety of apps,
login multiple times, or wonder about cell service when exploring a city," said Jack Chen, Co-
Founder and CEO of Loud-Hailer. "With the Providence2GO app, you can see what is available
around you with one tap. Our technology works with Bluetooth Low Energy, so users will always
be able to access the app and get valuable information when walking around Providence,
starting with the historic downtown area"
Throughout the Providence community, Loud-Hailer has partnered with organizations including
Roger Williams University, WaterFire, AS220, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture
+ Tourism, Providence Public Library, Marsella Properties, State of Rhode Island Office of
Innovation, Queen of Hearts, VP Fitness, Blake's Tavern and Rhode Tour, among others.
"Loud-Hailer's technology and platform allows us to be creative in the way we reach students
past basic e-mails" said Adriana Dawson, Assistant Dean, Center for Workforce & Professional
Development at Roger Williams University. "We're excited to partner with Loud-Hailer and
Providence2GO and know it will truly complement and enhance campus engagement in a way
that will continue to grow"
"WaterFire is looking forward to working with Loud-Hailer on our upcoming art installations,
events and exhibitions" said Barnaby Evans, Executive Artistic Director. "We're proud to be part
of the acclaimed Providence Creative Capital-- the arts make Providence a nationally known
destination city. Our partnership with Loud-Hailer and its unique technology will create new
ways we can connect with our million plus audience through interesting and innovative content"
"We're so excited that Providence has become the first city in the United States to use Loud-
Hailer's cutting edge technology" said Chen. "Providence2GO users will be able to experience
this beautiful city in a new and interactive way never seen before"
To learn more about Loud-Hailer's revolutionary technology and Providence2GO, please visit:
https://www.loud-hailer.com/. For a list of all the participating organizations and partners
supporting Providence2GO, please click here.
About Loud-Hailer Inc.:
Loud-Hailer® is a digital communications start-up based in New York's
Hudson Valley that uses proven and proprietary technology in revolutionary ways. From its
inception, Loud-Hailer has focused on providing connectivity solutions and alternative ways for
people to communicate. The applications of its technology are vast: proximity advertising, offline
payments, hyperlocal engagement and in real life analytics.
For further information, please contact:
November 8, 2017
Loud-Hailer Launches Groundbreaking Connected City Solution
Revolutionary Technology Allows Users to Connect to the World Around Them with Just One
KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Loud-Hailer, an innovator in hyper-local digital
communications, is pleased to announce the launch of their Connected City solution, a non-
beacon based Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) proximity discovery and engagement solution for
This proprietary, patent pending, groundbreaking technology was unveiled during New York
Digital Signage Week at the DailyDOOH Investor Conference in New York City and will be
showcased in downtown Providence, Rhode Island as it becomes Loud-Hailer's first-ever
Connected City. Loud-Hailer's light infrastructure solution has revolutionized the way micro-
communities such as city neighborhoods, university campuses or community festivals use
technology to digitally communicate.
Throughout the years, government, public and private organizations have looked for ways to
enable more efficient services while reducing costs through Smart City solutions. Loud-Hailer's
unique and customizable approach supports Smart City initiatives, encouraging people to
physically explore and engage with the city around them while stimulating local economic
"Loud-Hailer's technology offers a revolutionary way to start enabling capabilities and benefits in
a matter of months—not years" said Jack Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of Loud-Hailer. "Our
highly scalable light infrastructure solution creates BLE mesh networks that open up a whole
new realm of possibilities for private and public partnerships or joint ventures"
Once a user downloads the Providence2GO app onto an iOS device and turns on Bluetooth,
they can seamlessly experience an enabled city while reducing app fatigue. Users need not
worry about having a cell signal, Wi-Fi or Internet service or having a different app for each
location or business—Loud-Hailer's technology does all the work and provides hyper-local,
customized content when the user is within the listening range of participating organizations.
"We're thrilled that Providence, Rhode Island will be the first city to embrace this cutting-edge
technology" said Cimon Chen, Loud-Hailer Co-Founder and President. "The beauty in Loud-
Hailer's approach is that we can deploy block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, or city-
wide. Our solutions are completely flexible and customized to meet the needs of each micro-
community, giving users everything they need to experience as they move through a city."
In addition, Loud-Hailer is pleased to announce that the company is in discussions with the City
of Columbus, Department of Technology on a Connected City platform. Loud-Hailer is also in
discussions with the City of Sacramento, Mayor's Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on
a Connected City pilot. Loud-Hailer looks forward to discussing with the city administrations and
various stakeholders in both cities to develop the scope of these innovative partnerships.
To learn more about Loud-Hailer's revolutionary technology, please visit: https://www.loud-
hailer.com/. To download the Providence2GO App, please click here. For a list of all the
participating organizations and partners supporting Providence2GO, please click here.
About Loud-Hailer Inc.: Loud-Hailer® is a digital communications start-up based in New
York's Hudson Valley that uses proven and proprietary technology in revolutionary ways. From
its inception, Loud-Hailer has focused on providing connectivity solutions and alternative ways
for people to communicate. The applications of its technology are vast: proximity advertising,
offline payments, hyperlocal engagement and in real life analytics.
For further information, please contact:
October 31, 2017
Loud-Hailer unveils groundbreaking tech during DailyDOOH in NYC
Loud-Hailer unveiled its patent pending, groundbreaking technology during Digital Signage
Week at the DailyDOOH Investor Conference at the offices of Dentons in New York City.
Jack Chen, CEO of Loud-Hailer, presented as part of the day-long conference along with other
distinguished speakers in the digital out of home industry, including:
- Adrian Cotterill, Editor-in- Chief ,DailyDOOH and Co-Founder Ministry of New Media
- Mark Boidman, Managing Director, Peter J Solomon Company
- Dirk Hülsermann, Managing Partner, DeBere Capital Partners
- Charley Delana, EVP Global Entertainment & Brand Partnerships, Westfield
- Loren V. Miller, Senior Vice President, Westfield Brand Ventures
- Jeremy Male, Chairman & CEO, Outfront Media
For more information about the conference, click here.
September 21, 2017
Loud-Hailer completes NBCUniversal's EDGE Accelerator
Loud-Hailer is proud to announce that it recently completed the inaugural class of NBCU’s
EDGE Accelerator program.
Seven high-level media executives from NBCU and Comcast selected Loud-Hailer and nine
other companies from a pool of hundreds of applicants to participate. The program was geared
toward the development of, and investment in, diverse owned businesses specializing in media,
marketing, production and digital tech.
NBCU Supplier Diversity Director Angela Guzman, and Comcast and NBCU Executive Director
in Supplier Diversity Ajamu Johnson organized and led the EDGE Accelerator over the course
of two months during the summer. The cohorts underwent a substantive curriculum and met
high-level NBCU and Comcast executives, including Peter Kiriacoulacos, the Chief Procurement
Officer at Comcast.
The program completed with a commencement on Thursday, September 21 at 30 Rockefeller
Plaza in New York, which featured business matchmaking for some of the cohorts and an
investor pitch session by other cohorts.
Loud-Hailer is honored to have had this opportunity and thanks NBCU and Comcast for its
innovative leadership in promoting diverse owned businesses.