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Wireless Outdoor Audio System Blankets Five Acres of Downtown Las Vegas

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Wireless Outdoor Audio System Blankets Five Acres of Downtown Las Vegas

las-vegas-street-audioLas Vegas, Nevada, June 7  Downtown Las Vegas has seen a major audio upgrade.  A cutting-edge installation of wirelessly networked loudspeakers and amplifiers now covers a five acre zone on 1st Street from Bridger to Boulder.  Suspended high above the pavement on 75 customized concrete light poles, the new audio system blankets the street and sidewalks with high fidelity sound streamed live from the city’s command center.

Local integrator TeleData Technologies commissioned the system, while Technomad LLC of South Deerfield, Massachusetts supplied the audio equipment.  Founded in 1995, Technomad specializes in military audio and advanced commercial sound systems, with clients including the US Government, Disney, Royal Caribbean and many more.  The 1st street project uses a custom ‘AudioNode’ equipment package based on Technomad’s PowerChiton waterproof amplifiers and military-grade Vernal 15 loudspeakers with wireless audio capability (click for details).  A Technomad Schedulon audio player at the command center plays hours of audio automatically.  The Schedulon also allows a staffer to quickly play emergency messages, interrupting any music playing automatically.

Vernal White No BackgroundOnly 9″ high, the Vernal loudspeaker used in the project freatures a horn-loaded high frequency compression driver – meaning it delivers greater projection and ‘punch’ in noisy outdoor environments than typical dome-tweeter loaded loudspeakers.  With a robust bass driver,  a unique weatherproof cabinet and multi-layer grill system, the Vernal has a life expectancy measured in decades even in harsh climates, Technomad reports.

The Vernal loudspeaker cabinets were sustainably molded by LightManufacturing in California, using a patented solar thermal plastic molding process which eliminates the need for fossil fuel heating.

vegasA loudspeaker is only as good as its amplification, and the 1st street loudspeakers are well served by pole-mounted waterproof ‘PowerChiton’ amplifiers.  PowerChitons were invented by Technomad in 2010.  These compact, totally waterproof amplifier modules (named after a rugged marine snail) install easily on light poles, buildings, trees, vehicles, and other challenging locations.  Importantly for city audio projects they operate from 110 or 220V AC power as is commonly found in light poles.  Result?  No need to run extra AC power for the street sound system.

The PowerChiton waterproof amplifiers have space inside their waterproof shell to house accessories, and even provide DC electricity to to power them.  This makes integrating networking and signal processing gear simple. 

“The compact size of the system and its ability to operate directly from the power already in the light poles was really important to the project” says Greg Maher of Teledata, “it allowed us to install quickly and take advantage of existing infrastructure”.

As part of the continuing redevelopment of Downtown Las Vegas, the new wireless outdoor audio system will enhance the visitor experience on 1st Street in an exciting new way.  Technomad will exhibit much of the gear used for the 1st Street project at the Infocomm 2016 trade show,  June 8-10 nearby at the Las Vegas convention center.

More information
Audio Hardware: https://www.technomad.com/
Solar Molding:  http://www.lightmanufacturingsystems.com

Products
PowerChiton: https://www.technomad.com/products/powerchiton/
Wireless Audio Systems:  http://www.technomad.com/products/wireless-audio/
Schedulon: https://www.technomad.com/products/schedulon/
Vernal 15:  https://www.technomad.com/products/vernal/

For more information contact
Technomad LLC
1.800.464.7757 x 702
[email protected]

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Technology, audio, sustainability, wireless, audio, urban development, Las Vegas, downtown, loudspeakers

 

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 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 Upgrades Chicago River Sightseeing Boats

Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, announces that its Vernal weatherproof loudspeakers are providing audio for narrated tours by Shoreline Sightseeing of Chicago on the waters of the Chicago River.More than 80 Vernal loudspeakers are installed on 18 boats, broadcasting clear speech with supplemental background music on boats ranging from 15 to 50 feet in length.

 

Shoreline Sightseeing is the premier boat touring fleet in Chicago, operating tours on the Chicago River and the Great Lakes that give visitors a historical overview of nearby architecture and other attractions.According to Chad Rice, Director of Fleet Management for Shoreline Sightseeing, the live and pre-recorded audio narrations are significant to the tours, and the audio is intelligible from the shoreline as boats pass through the center of the Chicago River.

 “We take up to 300 people out at a time, and audio is the most dominant aspect of the experience,” said Rice.“Our customers pay to hear exactly what is happening, whether they are receiving live narration on the Chicago River tours or pre-recorded audio on the Great Lakes tours.The Vernals also provide great musical quality based on our special weekly tours with fireworks, which is the only time we use the loudspeakers for background music.”

 

According to Scott Voorhis at Tri-Electronics, a systems integrator for professional sound, video, communications and security systems, the owner of Shoreline Sightseeing wanted to replace their existing loudspeakers with systems that could withstand the harsh elements of the Chicago climate.

“This is a year-round operation, and they needed equipment that could survive the humidity, moisture and extreme hot and cold weather that comprises the Chicago climate,” said Voorhis.“The owner had installed ‘weather-resistant’ loudspeakers from another vendor prior to our involvement, and they were forced to repair components on a regular basis.The Technomad Vernals were implemented for their reliability to survive these conditions, in addition to their compact size and outstanding audio performance.We have had zero problems with the Vernals in this capacity: zero failures, zero replacements and zero complaints.”

Voorhis and his team designed the layout of the loudspeakers specifically for each boat, adding two Vernals to the smaller taxis and up to 15 on each of the larger boats.Mounting locations were carefully considered to ensure clear speech intelligibility, even pattern coverage, and to maintain exceptional audio quality.

Rice added that the weatherproofing aspect was a significant factor in Shoreline Sightseeing’s decision to upgrade to Technomad.They have slowly converted most of their fleet to Technomad for audio, with only one boat to go.

 “We constantly had to replace the older loudspeakers, which simply couldn’t handle the rain or moisture even though they were touted as weather-resistant,” said Rice.“We operate tours from March through November, and can run the Vernals year-round.They can also withstand the direct UV rays, which say a lot about their durability.We don’t even remove them in the winter months.They sound great, and their durability is very impressive.”

Each boat has between one and 15 Vernals depending on its size, as well as a dedicated mixer, amplifier, microphone and processing equipment for live narration and PA announcements.The clear speech emanating from the loudspeakers is also ideal for life-safety related announcements in the case of emergency.

 

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.