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Technomad to Exhibit at InfoComm

Technomad will exhibit at InfoComm 2010, showing a full range of new and existing products at Booth C6612. We invite dealers, integrators, design engineers and end users to stop in and see our latest innovations.

New to the show is the Technomad Oslo, the world’s most powerful weatherproof subwoofer. The Oslo was developed for the demanding requirements of themed entertainment both indoors and outdoors, giving integrators and design engineers a compact yet powerful subwoofer with plenty of low end that can be easily framed into sets and themed backgrounds.

Also notable is the expanding PowerChiton series of power amplifier modules. Technomad will showcase its current range of compact, NEMA-rated amplifiers and announce the availability of a new high-power version (1600w) for the summer. We also invite you to see the latest enhances to our Schedulon mp3 audio player and recording system, as well our full range of advanced weatherproof loudspeakers.

Technomad Introduces OSLO High-Power, All-Environment Subwoofer

Technomad LLC, a leader in advanced loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, will introduce a new compact, high-power, all-environment 18-inch subwoofer at the 2010 InfoComm Show (June 9-11, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C6612.)

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The Technomad Oslo was 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 40Hz) and high power rating (1200 W continuous).  These specifications combined A high max-SPL rating of 133 dB confirm that the OSLO is a formidable low-bass system.



The Technomad Oslo Subwoofer
The high-power, all-environment Oslo features a single 18-inch low-frequency driver, making it the only completely weatherproof subwoofer currently available in the 18-inch format.



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.  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 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.”

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.  The design also gives sound engineers and integrators the flexibility to specify and install the Oslo within underground installations and for framing into sets and themed backgrounds.

Like all Technomad loudspeakers and subwoofers, the Oslo offers both outstanding audio quality and 100 percent weatherproof construction thanks in part to IP56-rated protection, proprietary driver treatments and self-draining cabinets.  The Oslo is also available in 14 custom molded-in colors that do not crack or fade in sunlight.

The Ultimate Art Installation: Technomad @ the PS1 Contemporary Art Center

New York-The Museum of modern Art and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, with the help of Technomad loudspeakers, presented New York’s Young Architects Program for the second straight summer.

The Young Architects Program series gives emerging architects, artists and designers the opportunity to build projects conceived for P.S.1’s facility in Long Island City, Queens. The year 2000 debut installation, an architectural landscape for summer relaxation, was created by the esteemed New York-based SHOP design firm.

The site featured a number of ways for revelers to experience a summer oasis within an urban backdrop. Visitors could socialize, sunbathe, wade in pools, and walk through a spray of mist while listening to live musicians and DJs pumping out progressive music through Technomad loudspeakers. Technomad’s flagship Berlin 15 loudspeaker, a high power two-way full-range cabinet, was used along with two Technomad Chicago 15 subwoofers to provide the bulk of the sound for the summer oasis installation.

Technomad was also well represented at the P.S.1 indoor art installations, including the “Volume: Bed of Sound” exhibit. The “Volume: Bed of Sound” consisted virtually exclusively of audio pieces and sound installations and is thought to be the least visual exhibit at P.S.1 to date.

Technomad’s two-way, full-range, coaxial Noho C loudspeaker was used for presentations for “Bed of Sound” by a number of noted artists, including Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakomoto, Muhal Richard and Sonic Youth. The Noho was also incorporated into a historical work by Walter Murch which featured effects tracks from the feature Apocalypse Now.

The Technomad Noho C contains a coaxial 12″ low frequency driver and 1″ compression driver providing unparalleled musicality and voice intelligibility. The Berlin 15 is equipped with a 2″ high frequency compression driver and a 15″ low frequency driver. Like all of the Technomad loudspeakers, the Noho, Berlin and Chicago are fully weatherproof due to their three-layer stainless steel WeatherTech grill, military-specification rotationally molded cabinets and self-draining construction.

P.S.1 was founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss as the Institute of Art and Urban Resources Inc. The center now operates two internationally renowned spaces for contemporary art in Long Island and Tribeca. P.S.1 is widely recognized as a defining force in the alternative space movement. P.S.1 functions as both a living and active meeting space for the general public.


Technomad Loudspeakers Installed at Club Med, Cancun

Club Med Cancun Goes High Tech w/Technomad Loudspeakers

Hurricane Wilma tore through the Gulf of Mexico in early fall, 2005, settling on top of the Yucatan Peninsula and barely moving for 48 hours. After making its exit, some of Mexico’s most famous resort areas, including the city of Cancun, were left battered and faced with a long period of rebuilding.

Club Med Cancun, with its shoreline location, was just one of many resorts that sustained heavy damage from winds, rain and an unrelenting storm surge. The club took the opportunity to rebuild its lighting and sound infrastructure along with much of its resort, favoring high-fidelity audio products and a lighting system that was easy to operate yet technically advanced enough to produce the right atmosphere in each room.

The Core Audio team, in cooperation with Whump Sound, a Los Angeles based dealer specializing in audio installations, led the systems integration. Technomad loudspeakers were selected for all open-air venues, partially due to the true weatherproof design of the loudspeakers. These venues include a mix of restaurants, bars and entertainment areas plus the valet greeting area in front of the resort.

According to Bill Weir of Core Audio, Many resorts of this size put budget over any other consideration when choosing equipment and the audio reproduction at the end point is anything but musical. Club Med Cancun uses a 24-bit distribution system that plays back high resolution audio files, and that fidelity is well represented in each zone due to the choice of loudspeakers … the range of products that can withstand the Cancun environment is very limited, and Technomad meets both the musical and environmental requirements.

The outdoor entertainment area, known as The Chispa, offers a movie theater and a performance area with an exceptional A/V and lighting system. The central kiosk area is peppered with palm trees that are lit using Color Kinetics color blasts. The LED fixtures for each palm tree are automated using a Martin Light Jockey control system, with 220 volt power lines providing juice to each palm tree. Like the Soluna, the lighting for this zone is customized to match the event, and can be manually operated on theme nights using a small 8-button switcher. Martin 250 Kryptons and Washes were also installed in the theater area.

The Chispa movie theater is perhaps the most unique aspect of the resort, and according to Weir, a one-of-its-kind system. The integration team painted one side of a three-story hotel building on the resort with retro-reflective, high-gain paint. Guests can sit on the beach or on bench seating in the pool area to watch movies projected onto the building.
DJs and performance groups can also take advantage of this outdoor entertainment area. A pair of Technomad Berlin loudspeakers was purchased for mobile events, and plug in to rack systems on the performance stage.

The remaining room-to-room breakdown of Technomad loudspeakers include: The Pergola, a beach bar that features four Noho-C Install loudspeakers hung 9 feet above the crowd and two Chicago 15/H Install subwoofers at two corners along the baseboards; eight Vernals 15’s in The Chispa and Las Velas, the pool bar; and Noho-C Install and Vernal 15 loudspeakers in the valet area, which play back low volume music as guests enter the resort. Crown DSI series amplifiers are used to power the audio in each of these zones, offering full parametric EQ, crossover functions and basic signal processing.

The Berlins were specifically chosen for mobile events because they are high quality, full range portable loudspeakers that can be used anywhere on the resort at a moment’s notice, said Weir. They offer a full range of sound with excellent bass response and a very nice tonal quality that is ideal for DJ sets. In the Pergola, the Nohos produce enough sound pressure levels at 1 a.m. so that people who want it loud can turn up the volume, but still produce a full, pleasing sound at lower volumes. This was the same idea we had for the Vernal 15 installation in the pollapa, with a higher emphasis on producing clearly audible sound at low levels for conversational situations.

Note: This article was originally published in a longer format in the October, 2007 printed and online editions of Lighting & Sound America.