Technomad returns to Amsterdam on February 11-14 at booth 5-W120 of the Installed Systems Europe Expo. “We’re excited to return to this premier ProAudio and AV event”, says VP Rodger von Kries, “and we’ll be debuting several new and updated products.”
Technomad was founded in 1995 and has built a reputation for high-performance solutions to difficult audio problems, including virtually ‘un-killable’ loudspeakers and subwoofers with unmatched fidelity for outdoor environments, waterproof amplifiers that install anywhere and don’t require dry equipment room, the powerful web-connected Schedulon automatic audio player, and the remarkably compact and powerful DragonFly portable PA system.
The company has a long history of supporting military and government projects in the US and globally and builds all of its products in Massachusetts, USA.
This Tuesday through Thursday, you can visit Technomad at the Installed Systems Europe trade fair at booth # 1-E116. See our weatherproof loudspeakers, waterproof amplifiers, the DragonFly ultra-portable PA system, and the Schedulon in person, and ask questions. Special show pricing!
New system complies with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) standards thanks to broad audio dispersion, high voice intelligibility of Noho loudspeakers
BOSTON, January 28, 2013 — A French football stadium in the Corsican city of Ajaccio, France, has completed audio upgrades compliant to league standards, with seven Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers covering the entire venue.
Home club AC Ajaccio recently transitioned to Ligue 2, also known as Division 2 in the LFP French professional football league. The league-imposed audio upgrades required a higher measure of intelligibility and audio coverage throughout the stadium — a quality the previous audio system lacked.
Systems integration company Atacc International worked with French Technomad dealer Audiopole to develop the new system, ensuring intelligible voice and music is audible throughout the stands. The design also considered financial and structural challenges, including minimal hanging points for the latter. But the challenge of protecting gear in the open stadium air was top of mind for both companies.
“Our main concern was undoubtedly the weather, and Technomad loudspeakers are 100 percent weatherproof,” said Alain Castelli, manager, Atacc International. “They can withstand wind, rain, moisture and temperatures as cold as 0 degrees Celsius in the winter; and as hot as 30 degrees Celsius in the summer. The sea is also nearby, so salt corrosion was another concern.” [ View current weather in Ajaccio ]
Audiopole provided an acoustic study of the stadium prior to installing the seven Technomad Noho loudspeakers in the stands, behind the goals, and within a VIP space and visitors area. The study determined that the Noho was the best model for the project, providing excellent coverage and full-range audio — including ideal sensitivity for speech. The complete system includes Yamaha amplifiers and mixers, a Shure ULX Series microphone, and an automated playout system for security announcements.
“This was our first time using Technomad, and we are very pleased,” said Castelli. “The observed power of the Nohos in comparison to their size is very impressive, and the responsiveness from Audiopole was also excellent.”
Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers nine models ranging in power from 60-watt loudspeakers to 1250-watt subwoofers — most available in Turnkey PA System packages featuring amplifiers, mixers and other signal processing equipment in pre-wired racks. The company also manufactures a variety of audio infrastructure and communications equipment including playback and recording systems, weatherproof power amplifiers and turnkey remote audio systems. Contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit http://www.technomad.com for more information.
Technomad will introduce Schedulon v3.0 at the ISE show, delivering new features and enhancements including a nearly 200 percent increase in data transfer speeds, while retaining its flexible options for instant and automatic playback of user-loaded audio files.
Technomad first exhibited at ISE last year on the heels of announcing it would begin stocking products in Europe and had established an international dealer network. The company returns to ISE this year (February 1-3, RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Booth 2A57) with an expanded dealer network and two new professional audio products set to receive their international debuts.
Joining the Technomad international dealer network in Europe are Audiopole of Marne-La-Vallee, France; Letusa of Alcoron, Spain; and RomAudioVideo of Bucharest, Romania. Technomad also welcomes new dealers from Latin America and Canada as the company builds its global footprint.
Bruno Bertrand, CEO of Audiopole, said the company has so far specified Technomad for installation projects at theme parks, resorts and outdoor live events around France.
“We have found that the durability of Technomad loudspeakers and PA systems, coupled with excellent sound quality and performance, has been an ideal complement to the roster of 32 professional audio brands that we exclusively distribute throughout France,” said Bertrand.
ISE 2011 marks the international debut of two new Technomad products: The OSLO subwoofer and the PowerChiton4 powered amplifier. Both products are designed with the typical weatherproof construction, rugged durability and high-end audio quality that are hallmarks are Technomad advanced loudspeakers and audio systems.
The OSLO is a compact, high-power, all-environment 18-inch subwoofer developed specifically for the demanding requirements of themed entertainment applications both indoors and outdoors. It is one of the most powerful subwoofers available due to its very low frequency response (below 100Hz) and high power rating (1250 W continuous). These specifications combined with a high SPL allow the Oslo to produce a clean and powerful bass output.
The Oslo also offers excellent performance in the mid-size subwoofer class due to its single 18-inch low-frequency driver, making it the only completely weatherproof subwoofer currently available in the 18-inch format. Though primarily designed for fixed and permanent applications like theme parks and sports venues, the Oslo is also ideal for temporary applications including live sound, corporate audio and theatrical performances.
“Technomad is extending its product range for the sound system installation market with a subwoofer that delivers accurate, extended bass and offers outstanding efficiency in a ported design,” said Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad. “The Oslo accomplishes this without the excessive port resonance and ‘one-note bass’ sounds that plague many subwoofers. Its compact size and portable form factor also make it ideal for applications requiring maximum bass at minimal volumes.”
Technomad will also offer the Oslo in a powered configuration featuring a 1600 W weatherproof amplifier module based on the company’s PowerChiton amplifier technology.
Technomad first introduced its PowerChiton range of IP66-rated powered amplifier modules in 2008, offering three versions at power levels of 130, 250 and 500 watts. ISE will mark the European debut of PowerChiton4 offering three times the power of 500-watt version in the same compact, NEMA-enclosed package.
The PowerChiton4 can produce 1600 watts of power for 8-ohm systems and 1800 watts for 4-ohm systems. Its IP66 ingress protection rating for persons and equipment makes it nearly bomb-proof, delivering a powerful amplifier in a highly protective shell. Its low-profile, modular design also gives systems designers and integrators the freedom and flexibility to place the amplifiers closer to the loudspeaker (including wall and pole-mount systems) without hassle – or to install the modules to the back of the loudspeaker with specialized hardware.
The combined power, features and design of the PowerChiton4 essentially creates new opportunities for designers and integrators to specify and install PowerChiton amplifiers within distributed audio systems covering large areas — from large stadiums to campus-wide public address and emergency announcement systems. Ethernet/Audio-over-IP networking capabilities enable zone control and a centralized infrastructure tying multiple audio points together.