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Managing the Mountain – DragonFly Portable PA At Mt Hood

“Hi Technomad –

 

Here are pictures I took at our race this past weekend…

The upgraded Dragonfly Portable PA System worked great.  The automatic reduction of volume for the aux input is excellent.

 

We had 225 kids racing, ranging in age from 5-13, and each kid got two runs.   We used the speaker for announcing names of racers as they approach the finish line and at awards.  From the pictures you can see the size of the areas we are broadcasting to.

 

Thanks,

– Jason, Mt Hood Ski School

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DragonFly Excels Poolside in California

Hi Technomad,

DragonFly_poolsideThe DragonFly is still amazing.  I would love to share two stories with you.  We had our banquet at a communion hall at a local church.  Our parents set us up with a [redacted] amplifier and microphone.  It made our coaches’ voice “tinny”, and the volume was inadequate for the size of the room.  My assistant principal did me the favor of driving to school and grabbing the DragonFly… It made a HUGE difference.  People in the back could hear me clearly and the sound quality was superb.  It saved the evening.

The other story is for our summer school that starts this Monday.  So my game plan for this summer is to have the DragonFly with me and in use for 8 hours a day.  Five hours in the classroom and three hours on the pool deck.  The fact that it is not heavy will make it easier to move back and forth between the classroom and pool daily.  I did a sound check in the new classroom and the quality of sound in the back of the room is tremendous.  Clear, loud, and maintains the bass of my voice.  I will also be using the DragonFly much more frequently as we start water polo practice.

Attached are a few shots from the end of swim season during practice.

Thank you for such a great product.

All the best,

Jan Tsuyoshi Sakonju
M.S. Education: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
Head Boys Aquatics Coach
Crescenta Valley High School, California

Key Specifications:

  • 23 lbs
  • 122 dB
  • 8 hour continuous full-power operation from internal battery
  • Runs from 12-24 V DC or 110-240 V AC power
  • Weatherproof
  • Integral Wireless Mic
  • Expansion Bay
  • Half the size and weight of ‘commercial grade’ devices that are 9 db less powerful

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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.

Technomad Gives Flight to DragonFly at InfoComm

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. It is the first weatherproof, portable PA system of its kind.

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