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Technomad Returns to ISE with Expanded Portfolio for International Pro Audio Market

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.

 

Technomad Oslo subwoofer
ISE marks the debut of the powerful Technomad Oslo subwoofer – believed to be the only weatherproof subwoofer available today in the 18-inch format

 

OSLO Subwoofer

 

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.

PowerChiton4

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.

Technomad Surpasses 17,000 Mark for Loudspeakers Shipped

Company continues to manufacture entire product range in the USA as it approaches 13 years in business

BOSTON, March 6, 2008 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers and Turnkey PA systems, today announced it has established a new sales milestone with more than 17,000 loudspeakers shipped worldwide to date. The company, founded in 1995, continues to manufacture all loudspeakers for the commercial pro audio and military/security markets at its Massachusetts facility, where each loudspeaker is bench-built and tested by its small team of craftsmen.

Technomad is proud to contribute to the long-standing tradition of New England manufacturing, said Rodger von Kries, Vice President of Technomad. Our commitment to manufacturing our commercial and military products in the USA ensures the careful craftsmanship of all Technomad loudspeakers is centralized in our Massachusetts facility.

Technomad was the first professional loudspeaker manufacturer to introduce Mil-Spec weatherproof loudspeaker systems with exceptional voice intelligibility and audio quality for highly abusive mobile and installation applications in the commercial and military/security markets. The manufacturing side of the business employs small teams to work on the same loudspeaker from start to finish, with multiple quality checks along the way. This process creates a highly consistent production environment that ultimately reflects the cost and quality of the loudspeakers.

The company’s highly durable loudspeakers provide both clear voice intelligibility and superior musical output, with exceptional, distortion-free audio quality at any volume level.  All Technomad loudspeakers have an IP56 rating from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for maximum protection against hazardous materials, shock, and dirt and water ingression; and cover a much broader range than competitive loudspeakers, with 120×120 audio dispersion to maintain an even sound through the venue.

Technomad’s range of Turnkey PA systems increased the company’s profile within commercial markets upon introduction for their cost-efficiency, quick set-up and high quality audio output. The complete pre-integrated Turnkey PA packages feature Technomad loudspeakers, a 6-channel audio mixer, 2-channel power amplifier, cables, mounting brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a 6RU rack enclosure. These easy-to-install, user-friendly systems contain everything needed for rugged, high quality outdoor sound.

Technomad Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Business

Technomad LLP, the award-winning manufacturer of weatherproof, high-powered, high fidelity professional loudspeakers is proud to announce the company’s tenth anniversary. Founded in 1995 in Northampton, Massachusetts, Technomad LLP dramatically altered the professional loudspeaker industry by introducing the first-ever full line of highly accurate Mil-Spec loudspeaker systems specifically designed for all-weather and highly abusive mobile and installation applications. Combining super-rugged Mil-Spec road case technology with a number of acoustic innovations, Technomad loudspeakers are very powerful, musically accurate, compact and durable.

Technomad loudspeakers offer the user unrivaled control over every type of program material, through the entire frequency spectrum, whether it’s recorded or live music, spoken word, sound effects, etc. Offering outstanding throw and projection, along with wide dispersion, Technomad loudspeakers feature integrally, designed-in weatherproofing that does not compromise acoustic performance – a common problem with competitive “weatherized” loudspeaker products.

Technomad was thrust into the limelight when pro audio industry trade publications PRO SOUND NEWS and SYSTEMS CONTRACTOR NEWS called Technomad ”One of the Hottest Products of 1995,’ MIX Magazine stated, ”Top Product of the 1995 AES Expo,’ and the readers of LIVE SOUND INTERNATIONAL Magazine voted Technomad loudspeakers ”The Best New Technology of 1996.’ Soon after, Technomad loudspeakers were installed in high-profile critical listening applications including prestigious cruise ships, theme parks including Universal Studios and Disney, sports stadiums, outdoor entertainment venues, as well as other harsh environment fixed system and mobile applications in military, government and the private sectors all over the world.

Lauded by systems integrators desperate for a solution for all-weather audio applications, Technomad quickly became the recognized leader in all-weather and harsh environment loudspeaker systems. With Technomad’s success, many other loudspeaker manufacturers soon recognized the glaring industry omission of all-weather high-fidelity loudspeakers as a specialized product category. Many manufacturers quickly followed suit, designing similar products, but none have yet to achieve Technomad’s innovative weather-resistant characteristics, audio reproduction quality and robust, near-indestructible construction. Additionally, Technomad loudspeakers offer many unique features and benefits not available from any other loudspeaker manufacturer at any price, including one-piece polyethylene cabinets manufactured from 100% recycled material, ATA III-rated self-casing cabinets, acoustically transparent three-layer speaker grills that prevent water entry, corrosion resistant cabinet hardware, and the ability to be installed in direct contact with water, mist and vapor.

Moreover, no other weather resistant loudspeaker manufacturer offers such an impressive product warranty as Technomad. The 10/5/2 Warranty covers all Technomad loudspeaker models in the following manner: 10 year unconditional warranty against all manufacturer defects on Technomad’s Military Specification 810F polyethylene loudspeaker cabinets, five years coverage on external Mil-Spec hardware, including fly ware, latches, strikes, handles, etc., and Technomad’s proprietary weatherized electronics, crossovers, attenuator networks, drivers, wiring, connectors, etc., are warranted against manufacturer’s defects for a period of two years.

All Technomad loudspeakers models are available in self-casing touring models, as well as standard and 70 Volt installation versions and they are available in a variety of cabinet colors.

The original Technomad crew, circa 1995

A stack of early Nohos waiting to be shipped, circa 1996

A Vienna 16 in the Technomad Trade Show Water tank

T-Rex Greets Visitors at Jurassic Park, Universal Studios (Note Berlin loudspeaker in between pipes above left in photo)

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