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Technomad DragonFly Portable Audio System Debuts in Europe

Compact, integrated Micro PA system is first weatherproof system of its kind

BOSTON, December 7, 2011 — Technomad brings DragonFly, the world’s first completely weatherproof, all-in-one, self-casing portable PA system for the commercial pro audio market to ISE2012 (January 31-February 2, RAI Exhibition Center, Hall 3, Booth #3D144), marking its international debut.

 

The DragonFly, adapted from Technomad’s rugged military technology, is ideal for mobile pro audio and staging events that require outstanding audio quality, lightweight portability, quick setup, ease of operation and durable construction for outdoor events.  The weatherproof design fully protects system components from moisture, dirt, shock and other elements in outdoor environments, supporting everything from ceremonies and parades to sporting events and concerts.

The inclusion of green, rechargeable and long-lasting NiHM battery power, along with a potent audio output, supports mobile audio free of extension cords for crowds of approximately 2,150 in size.  NiMH battery technology, which uses nickel-metal hydride materials, is far more energy-efficient than lead-based batteries used in many portable audio systems today.

The DragonFly offers a uniquely small form factor for a fully functioning PA unit, sized at 14-1/2”x8-1/4”x14” and weighing 28 pounds.  It contains two Technomad loudspeakers (expandable to four) and a 200-watt amplifier, and is one of the only portable PA systems to offer an integrated four-input mixer with individual controls.  Collectively, the professional audio features provide a powerful output with broad dispersion, projecting intelligible speech and high-quality musical reproduction over long distances and wide areas.

“The DragonFly provides high-quality portable sound without worries by eliminating any risk of equipment loss due to quickly developing weather changes at outdoor events,” said Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad.  “The DragonFly is shockingly loud considering its small form factor, and its high-fidelity performance is an ideal upgrade from low-fidelity horn systems.  Compact and flexible with advanced battery technology, it advances what is possible in portable PA while delivering Technomad’s military-grade reliability and weatherproof construction.”

Other standard features include 16+ user-selectable channels for UHF applications, an integrated wireless microphone and an expansion bay to support an additional mic and a CD player.  Network interfaces for streaming audio to other PA systems or receiving audio over a network via a wireless connection are included.  Users can also add a Technomad Schedulon mp3 playback and recording system for instant, manual playback of user-loaded audio; or automatic playback of files (single-, multiple- or repeated-play) through down-to-the-second scheduling.

The convergence of neo-driver, amplification and NiMH battery technology supports the compact, lightweight and high-powered portable PA design.  The internal NiHM battery comes with a charger for powering up in the field, and the unit operates on 120-240VAC and 12-24VDC power — making the DragonFly also useful as a fixed indoor or outdoor PA system, temporary or permanent.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD

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.

Video, Photos from ISE, Amsterdam

For anyone who missed Technomad @ the Installed Systems Europe show, check out photos and our Euro-tastic video below.  Find out more about Technomad in Europe – new resellers are being signed up now.

 

Technomad Expands Dealer Network in Europe

BOSTON, January 19, 2010 – Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and Turnkey PA systems for the commercial pro audio market since 1995, welcomes three new companies to its dealer network in Europe and the United Kingdom.  POGO Geluid of the Netherlands, Lynden Micros Ltd. of England and Prosound Munster of Ireland are the latest dealer representatives to join the growing network.

The dealer network expansion follows a year of steady business growth in Europe following the company’s announcement that it would begin stocking equipment in the Netherlands.  The overseas warehouse has enabled faster delivery and reduced shipping costs to Technomad customers across the continent.

John Futter, Managing Director of Lynden Micros Ltd, said that Technomad’s range of weatherproof loudspeakers has proven popular for custom projects where quality of sound and durability are key requirements.  He points to recent projects at the Worcester Rugby Club in Wales, home of the Worcester Warriors; and the Blackgang Chine Amusement Park on the Isle of Wight as examples.

“The quality and long-range durability of these products have convinced some of our customers who have purchased cheaper products in the past to come back to us and replace them with Technomad,” said Futter.  “Having stock available in Europe makes for a far more attractive price point for new and existing Technomad customers as we eliminate the duty and shipping costs.”

 

 

Technomad weatherproof loudspeakers are available in 14 custom colors that do not fade in sunlight
Technomad weatherproof loudspeakers are available in 14 custom colors that do not fade in sunlight

 

 

 

Leontine van der Poel, Managing Director of POGO Geluid, added that Technomad products offer a unique design in Europe compared to other loudspeaker and PA products.  She cites a recent Technomad installation by her company at Feyenoord, a major league football (soccer) club in the Rotterdam area, as an ideal example of the professional audio niche that Technomad fills in her region.

“We installed Technomad Noho loudspeakers and PowerChiton amplifiers at the facility, both of which are weatherproof products that give Feyenoord a durable outdoor PA system for its training and playing field for amateur and youth teams,” said Van der Poel.  “We found the products to be very thorough, easy to handle and easy to install.  The European warehouse also seems to be a well-thought out strategy.”

All Technomad products are completely RoHS-compliant, and the company employs a green design process that includes the use of 100% recycled plastic in its manufacturing process.  Technomad continues to manufacture its products at its U.S. factory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, including its complete range of IP56-rated weatherproof loudspeakers; its PowerChiton range of networkable weatherproof outdoor amplifier modules; and its Schedulon mp3 player and recorder.

Technomad also offers its Online Quote and Order System to dealers globally, which brings the conveniences of online purchasing, parts replacement, quote generation and other benefits to its network of authorized dealers and resellers.

Technomad Plans ISE Show Debut

Steady international growth spurs first appearance at Europe’s leading AV event

BOSTON, January 11, 2010 – Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, will exhibit for the first time at this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam (Booth #3C138), taking place February 2-4 at the RAI Exhibition Center.

“While Technomad has always had a global presence, we have seen a significant rise in interest for our products across Europe following our decision to stock equipment in the Netherlands,” said Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad. “ISE offers an excellent opportunity to introduce our unique weatherproof loudspeaker range and other professional audio and communication products to new audiences.”

 

The Technomad Schedulon mp3 recording and playback system makes its international debut at ISE 2010
The Technomad Schedulon mp3 recording and playback system makes its international debut at ISE 2010

 

Technomad is most well known for its versatile loudspeaker range that offers outstanding voice clarity and musical quality, along with broad dispersion, long throw and unmatched durability in both indoor and outdoor environments. In 2009, the company also introduced a range of narrow dispersion loudspeakers with 90×40 and 60×40 under its popular Berlin brand – the largest loudspeaker in the Technomad family.

Technomad will exhibit several of their loudspeakers for the first time at ISE, along with recently introduced game-changing products for the general AV, systems integration, education and commercial security markets:

• The Schedulon, an automatic mp3 player and recording system based on the company’s successful and durable military technology
PowerChiton, a range of compact, durable and weatherproof NEMA power amplifier modules that gives design engineers, contractors and consultants more flexible options for challenging, distributed outdoor audio system installations

The Schedulon™ is ideal for use in themed entertainment, high-quality music playback, simulated environments, sports, schools and universities, and commercial security applications. The Schedulon provides instant, manual playback of up to 99 knob-assigned, user-loaded audio files from a front-panel screen, and allows automatic playback on a user-defined schedule based on an internal clock or synchronized network time server.

Introduced in mid-2008, new features include an internal power backup option that provides 20 minutes of battery-powered redundancy in the event of power loss. The battery keeps all scheduled playback events on target for approximately 75 minutes. The Schedulon immediately ‘wakes up’ at the current time to resume playback of all scheduled content after battery power expires and the unit is restarted.

PowerChiton modules unite a high-performance, passively-cooled amplifier with an IP66 rated, low-profile enclosure. Available in three sizes (130, 250 and 500 Watts), all PowerChiton modules come with standard mounting feet; optional accessories include pole mount adaptors and specialized hardware to install the modules on the back of Technomad loudspeakers.

New upgrades include IP and RF networking options, an internal mixer and additional input options. Technomad has also added two standard inputs to all three power levels of PowerChiton modules: a high-quality line level input for improved site-wide audio that is ideal for both voice (paging) and musical output; and a second input that can be used for local audio or as a secondary audio source. The internal mixer adds balance to improve and maintain audio levels out of the amplifier modules en route to loudspeakers.

Technomad Seeks European Dealers as Company Expands Overseas Business

Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and Turnkey PA systems for the commercial pro audio market since 1995, is seeking to expand its network of dealers across Europe to complement international business growth across the continent and beyond.

Technomad began stocking equipment in the Netherlands one year ago to enable faster delivery times and minimize shipping costs for European customers.The company continues to manufacture its products at its U.S. factory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, including its complete range of IP56-rated weatherproof loudspeakers; its PowerChiton range of networkable weatherproof outdoor amplifier modules; and its Schedulon mp3 player and recorder.

 

A Technomad Berlin loudspeaker installed on a light pole outdoors and unprotected from the elements
A Technomad Berlin loudspeaker installed on a light pole outdoors and unprotected from the elements

Technomad’s expansion into Europe has also introduced changes into the company’s manufacturing process to ensure that all products are RoHS-compliant for equipment sales into Europe, per the standards set by the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances.In addition to superior audio quality and a highly durable, weatherproof construction, Technomad loudspeakers feature a green design that includes the use of 100% recycled plastic in its manufacturing process.

Resellers are carefully selected based on their ability to service a local market with pre-sale technical advice for customers, as well as installation capability.  Technomad provides extensive web training and direct factory support is offered to new distributors, with continued support throughout the contract.Interested firms are invited to apply online at https://www.technomad.com/order/

International distributors and dealers are also invited to visit the Technomad website at http://www.technomad.com for more information on the company’s Online Quote and Order System, which brings the conveniences of online purchasing, parts replacement, quote generation and other benefits to the company’s network of authorized dealers and resellers.