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One sports complex, five sports PA systems from Technomad

“The sound has been really great!” – Kevin Bachinski, Athletic Director

Our Dealer Tri-Electronics Inc. of Hammond IN shared some notes about the installation of multiple Technomad PA systems at a nearby athletic field complex.

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Alex Orsag, Engineering Services Manager, writes “Hanover Community School Corporation is just now completing the renovation of some of their athletic fields. We installed Vienna speakers on four press boxes: Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Tennis. In the Fall of 2013 we installed Berlin speakers on the Football Field press box. There are various photos of each of these. They have been using the system at the baseball and softball fields since early May, and the Football Field since 2013.

I spoke to Kevin Bachinski, the Athletic Director for Hanover Community Schools. Kevin said, ‘Since the new sound system was installed at the
Football Field a couple of years ago, the sound has been really great. We’ve just begun to use the new systems at the Baseball and Softball Fields, and everything is working well. Everyone is happy with these sound systems.'”.

Great update from Alex and Tri-Electronics, and the first installation we know of where Technomad is providing audio for FIVE sports at the same location: Baseball, Softball, Soccer,  Tennis, and Football.

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Technomad Brings New Energy to Texas School Athletics

Covenant Communications relies on Technomad’s all-inclusive, outdoor audio solution for batting cages; installation follows several previous sports audio upgrades

BOSTON, May 28, 2013 — Houston-area systems design and integration firm Covenant Communications has gradually transformed sports audio for the Alvin School District in southern Texas in recent years, installing Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers across baseball and softball fields, a large football stadium and other athletic venues to improve quality and coverage.



Covenant Communications extended those audio benefits to the new batting cages at Manvel High School this spring, injecting fresh energy into the arduous drill of batting practice.  The Technomad solution here covers all the bases, bringing together two full-range loudspeakers, an outdoor amplifier and a flexible audio control system.  All components are completely weatherproof for protection against the heat, humidity and moisture of the harsh coastal-area climate.Click for current weather in Alvin!

“Technomad is the only choice for us in the weatherproof loudspeaker category, but we weren’t sure how to power a system in this situation,” said Shawn Mullins, President, Covenant Communications.  “The batting cages are typically designed as a metal structure with a roof, open sides, a chain link fence and nets to catch the balls.  We knew whatever we put out there would be exposed to moisture, severe thunderstorms and occasional hurricane-force winds and rains.  We wanted to find something we could bolt down, plug in and leave alone.”

Mullins quickly discovered the Technomad PowerChiton, a series of compact, weatherproof outdoor amplifier modules that contractors can install outdoors and close to loudspeakers.  The series also now includes the PowerChiton BreakoutBox, a similarly designed module offering accessible microphone and media player connections, audio control and device storage.  The solution removes the need for a separate equipment rack and power source, with a single cable providing direct connection to the amplifier module.

“The PowerChiton was the only option we found outside the conventional mindset,” said Mullins.  “It blends in well with other electrical equipment boxes; most people don’t even realize it’s there.  It also completely eliminated the need for a portable PA system.  We didn’t want to force coaches to roll in an equipment rack every time students wanted music.”

And the students are certainly getting music.  Two Technomad Noho loudspeakers are positioned to the left and right sides, splitting the distance to the center of the cages.  The broad dispersion provides even coverage throughout, immersing batters in the auditory experience.

Mullins used Technomad outdoor yoke mounts to hang the Nohos, citing ease of angling as a major benefit.  “The yokes allow us to tilt the loudspeakers to whatever point we need, and it also saves us the time of custom fabricating mounting equipment,” he said.  “It’s a simple point-blank hang, reinforced with a safety cable.”

Ultimately, the many Technomad installations across the Alvin School District are representative of an organization that takes pride in its sporting programs.  Alvin Memorial Stadium is the showcase of these installations, featuring five Technomad Berlin outdoor loudspeakers – the largest in the company’s portfolio – spreading even coverage of intelligible voice and full-range music across the large venue.

“Sporting programs are very prominent in Texas, and this school district has been aggressive with integrating technology into their venues,” said Mullins.  “And the Technomads have performed very well.  We have had some of their loudspeakers outside in a hostile weather environment for seven or eight years, and we’ve never had any performance issues.”


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.


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Baseball and Softball PA Systems from Technomad

Technomad makes simple to install, great sounding, powerful sound systems for baseball and softball fields.  Since 1995 we’ve built ‘the toughest loudspeakers in the world’ – truly weatherproof loudspeakers that deliver unmatched music and voice quality.

With customers including the White House, Disney, Universal Studios, and hundreds of high-school, college and professional sports facilities around the world, you can rely on Technomad to give your facility the audio quality you deserve.

Key features of our Install PA (IPA) Systems:

  • Simple Installation – complete Turn-Key packages include everything you need, with pre-wired amp/mixer rack, microphone, wallmounts, speaker cables.  Optional factory-installed Wireless Mic, CD Player, etc.
  • Outstanding Voice Clarity
  • Excellent Music Quality – deep bass, crisp highs
  • Wide Coverage – no ‘hot-spots’ in front of each loudspeaker and ‘dead-spots’ on each side
  • Totally Weatherproof Loudspeakers – MilSpec 810F construction, impervious to rain, snow, fog, dust and UV.
  • Four Sizes, one is just right for your field or facility
  • Made in the USA at our Massachusetts factory.

Happy baseball and softball field customers include:

…and many others.

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Technomad sells  turnkey PA systems a large national network of dealers. Most areas in the country have a local Technomad dealer, and we have several national resellers who can drop-ship anywhere in the country.  We have many international resellers as well.

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Thanks for your interest.  We’re confident that one of our products will give your organization, team, or school the sound you deserve.


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Technomad Turnkey PA System Powers Texas High School Sports Audio

I recommend Technomad loudspeakers to anyone needing to upgrade their stadium sound with a great weatherproof system. – Bear Bryant

Technomad recently supplied a Turnkey PA System featuring two Noho C loudspeakers to San Marcos Academy in Texas to replace an aging horn system inside its football stadium.  The school also purchased two Nohos for the baseball field on campus.  The school plans to share the Turnkey PA System amplifier for both installations.

We received this note today from Mr. Bear Bryant, the Technology Director at San Marcos Academy in Texas:

“I would like to tell you how pleased I am with our new Technomad stadium sound system.  I recently purchased and installed the IPA2 turnkey system which included two Noho C speakers on the press box of our football stadium.  I am attaching some photos of our football install.

I researched outdoor speakers and decided the Technomad line was worth exploring.  I checked into your existing customer base and saw many applications that matched our needs.  I was particularly impressed with the weather durability of the Noho loudspeakers.  The Texas weather around here creates a wide range of conditions, from very humid to hot and dry.  I needed something that could stand up to this fluctuation.

The sound quality of our old horn system was very poor and almost to the point where we were embarrassed by the unintelligibility of the announcer.  I have been lugging some Yamaha speakers up on top of the press box for game night in order to provide decent sound quality.  That worked fine unless we had inclement weather, and of course I tired of hauling the equipment around.

I am impressed with the wide 120-degree horizontal coverage pattern of the Noho loudspeakers.  With just two loudspeakers I am able to cover 180 degrees along the home field side, and with the overlap can project across the field to the visitors side.

While the primary use is for play-by-play announcements, we also use it for pre-game music and halftime entertainment.  Our regular announcer has a fantastic “radio voice,” and with the Technomad system his baritone gets the crowd excited and into the game.   The 1000 watts of the P-1 amplifier provides plenty of power to get everyone’s attention when we score and I play the “Bear Growl!”

I also purchased two additional Noho loudspeakers to be permanently mounted at our baseball field.  At the end of the season I will simply move the amp case to the baseball press box and plug it in.  We will enjoy great sound there as well.

Since installing this system I have had many compliments on how good it sounds from fans as well as from administration.  I recommend Technomad loudspeakers to anyone needing to upgrade their stadium sound with a great weatherproof system.”

In addition to the amplifier and weatherproof loudspeakers, Technomad Turnkey PA Systems also feature a six-channel mixer, a dynamic wired microphone, cables, connectors and a signal processing rack with additional rack space.