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Indianapolis Traders Point Christian Church Upgrades Audio System & Gets A Windfall of Additional Features & Benefits

Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana has a rich history dating back to humble beginnings with a handful of worshipers in 1834. The congregation now totals close to 4,000 members. With an eye (and ear) to updating its audio footprint and wireless technology, Technical Systems Engineer Brent Whetstine—with the help of Daryl Cripe and Nate Krause of Church Solutions Group—set out on a mission to upgrade TPCC’s main mix and monitor/IE consoles in its newest Worship Center, where the church relocated to in 2007. With the addition of a pair of DiGiCo SD10s and SD racks set up for 96 inputs and 48 outputs, not only did TPCC get a world-class and expandable system that will allow them to grow in the coming years, but also a pristine-sounding clarity to its services. Additionally, it offered its volunteer staff of engineers an educational learning tool.

“We had outgrown our previous consoles both in channel count as well as output, so we had started looking specifically for consoles that doubled our existing capabilities,” Whetstine explains. “Our philosophy was that if we’re going to pay a premium for the next level of digital console, there was no sense in only gaining 12 more inputs, or only eight more outputs, especially knowing that our worship team and its needs would be growing over the next few years. We had looked at the SD8 and really liked the package, but felt like we still needed to double our channel and output capability. When we saw the advertisement in Live Sound magazine for the ‘New SD10 at 96/48,’ we said, ‘That’s our console!’

“We knew we were getting a better console, and we knew of DiGiCo’s reputation for creating stellar-sounding products. What we didn’t bank on was that the volunteers would take to it so quickly. Our volunteer team felt it was easier to get around on than our previous boards and have felt right at home from day one. More than that, we’re constantly in awe at the sound quality. The comment ‘Wow, that sounds great,’ or ‘Wow, I didn’t know it would do that,’ is heard pretty often these days around here.”

The main SD10 console interfaces with a Yamaha DME64 processor by way of AES/EBU, to drive a large LCR array of HPV MAD A-9s, SB412s, MTM-1s and VLFs, all powered by Yamaha PCN series amps. The monitor desk feeds 16 stereo mixes (10 of which are PSM900, with more to be added), two wired mixes for bass and drums offering better low end, and four wireless IEM systems TPCC owned prior to the upgrade.

Some of the system’s feature set proved helpful for their needs—for example, smart keys that allow the operator to easily make quick mix changes like effects and sub boosts without having to hunt down channels. The programmability of scenes with specific recallable functions is way more in-depth than their previous board, allowing for very detailed scene recall per song, and even within songs for dramatic shifts of effects and mix details. And the volunteer engineers cite Snapshot Notes and Virtual Sound Check as veritable blessings.

“I found the EQ to be both subtle and musical,” says Whetstine. “We’re able to do very narrow boosts in upper regions that previously would have been piercing, but on this board, it just makes things stand out of the mix while still sounding natural even when the boost might look wildly dramatic. Minor tweaks of a dB or less are immediately heard, but not sonically noticeable. Even when cuts of 9db or more are applied, it still sounds proper with no odd ‘carved’ or unnatural sounds. Everything just sounds right.

“Also, the effects presets are just perfect,” he adds. “Our mixes, even in our auditorium, sound more live and energetic with stock programs, versus sounding like a concert hall—or very distant-sounding. The stock reverbs just sound like natural ambience without drawing attention to the effect itself. We’ve also upgraded our native plug-ins to TDM. We’re using the Waves’ Blackface CLA-1176 plug-ins on nearly everything, including vocals, drums, bass, acoustics, etc. Having it in-line and not compressed brings a really familiar quality to the vocals. We’re also using a PuigTec EQ on the bass and a PuigChild compressor on guitars. We’ve only purchased these few, as they were what I was familiar with from my time learning audio in Nashville. My next focus will be to step into some mastering plug-ins to help bulletproof audio feeds to recording, video and building systems. I’m also really turning over the idea of some of the different channel strips that are available for plug-ins. We’ve worked for several years with an end goal of developing a sonic signature for the music we produce, and I’m curious if some of those might be a step in that direction. It’s kind of nebulous and evolving, but when you have really cool tools like this available, it makes it really energizing to always be deconstructing what we do to try and make it better.”

Team FOH Main - (L-R) Jeff Johnston (volunteer), Jonathan Ficklin (Vol) Levy Stout (Vol), Mike Blackburn (Vol), Wes Fahlsing (Vol), Brent Whetstine (Technical Systems/Staff)

Another unexpected bonus the console brought to TPCC: it’s been a tool for educational growth for its volunteers, who now have the ability to record rehearsals and tweak the mixes after the fact. TPCC is currently set up to record 48 channels through an RME MADI card on a Logic Audio system, and Whetstine says they hope to purchase a second card to be able to record a full 96 channels without having to juggle inputs between racks. These recordings are currently used for training and virtual soundcheck purposes.

“The training portion is an unbelievable windfall for a church,” he says. “Being able to track our rehearsals and then work on our mixes without the pressure of other people in the room has not only made our mix engineers incredibly good, it has turned out to be an incredible teaching tool. We can bring all of our audio team members in and talk through ideas of channel setup and EQ without the need for a band to do this with. As a church worker and leader of volunteers, I can’t highlight this feature enough for its ability to aid training both new and existing volunteers in a safe manner that had previously been impossible. Also, the ability for a volunteer to work on his mix in a calm environment—some of whom spend up to four to five hours post-rehearsal—away from the stress of a fast-paced rehearsal has done wonders for our engineers, increasing the confidence of their work and the quality of their mixes. In short, the engineers are doing better work and enjoying the final execution more. It also makes Sunday morning that much more enjoyable in that they’re fully prepared, and completely relaxed.”

The SD10s, in addition, solved another sonic challenge. “Being so clean and comfortable to listen to, this console has bought us a lot of grace with our congregation, which has a broad range of ages,” Whetstine confesses. “What I mean by this is that we can be powerful and punchy-sounding without feeling like it’s loud. This was really evident with our previous console in that it was not as smooth as this console, so it sometimes sounded loud even at low volumes. The clarity within the mix is incredible. On some consoles, you can really only put a few things at the forefront of the mix, and the rest of the band is kind of part of the ‘bed.’ On the SD10s, we can hear way back into the mix, which not only makes it easier to pick out individual instruments, but has really kept us on our toes to be better at what we do because the average person can now clearly hear whether the mix is on or not. This board sounds so clean and nice! It’s exposed what we refer to as our ‘club engineer disease’—all of the bad habits developed mixing around sonic inadequacies of other gear we’ve been exposed to, or unrefined work that is the result of a narrow window for the mix to be heard through. There is so much space and subtlety to everything about this console, it’s like you can hear in HD and 3D at the same time. We’re able to mix with more power and volume, allowing the music to really connect with and engage the congregation, whilst not being perceived as being louder. In fact, we’ve even had comments like, ‘I’m glad you finally turned it down,’ when in reality we’re easily 4-6 dB louder!”

One trick he’s happy to impart regards working with the choir: “I’ve found that by assigning the four choir mics to both individual channels and as stereo pairs, I can dial the spread on the stereo pair to Wide and then mix it back in with the original four mics. This makes the choir sound as big as a house with literally no hard work of EQing stuff out. Also, using auxes on faders for monitors while having the knobs follow the selected mix makes it very easy for the monitor engineer to dial up an instrument with a hand on the pan knob and never having to take his eyes off the stage. The pan knob for that instrument is always the pan knob no matter what mix you’ve selected.”

All in all, the SD10 acquisition has offered TPCC incredible benefits for both staff and congregation alike. “The DiGiCo consoles have made us better at what we do in general,” Whetstine says, “and offer our worshipers a message that is sonically clear—and ultimately that is our greatest goal.”

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Compact 32 Console Provides Best-in-Class Solution for East Syracuse-Minoa High School

EAST SYRACUSE, New York — Like many high schools across the country, the audio console for East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s auditorium needed to be replaced. Like most high schools these days, the available budget was limited. Sound contractor Brown Sound Equipment Corp. of East Syracuse, New York helped the school achieve its goal with the installation of a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 32 digital console, which not only delivers better performance but was easier to install—and provided additional benefits not envisioned at the project’s inception.

“Originally the district had budgeted for a 32-channel analog console—but they wanted to run 44 channels of wired and wireless mics from the stage,” said Jim Messinger, co-owner of Brown Sound. “The original idea meant running lots of copper from the stage with fan-outs at the board, with the person at the console manually patching in whatever inputs were needed for each particular event. We knew there was a better solution out there.”

Working with David Dusman of Sigmet, Soundcraft’s regional sales rep firm, Messinger took a look at the Si Compact 32. “It was apparent this was the right solution, was within our budget and would enable us to upgrade from analog to digital,” Messinger said. The upgrade was part of an overall remodeling of the auditorium’s audio capabilities, brought to fruition under the oversight of Amanda Thomas of King+King Architects, Syracuse, NY, Jon Helberg, electrical engineer at IBC Engineering in Rochester, NY and East Syracuse-Minoa High School music director Steve Culhane.

In order to get 44 channels into the 32-channel Si Compact 32, Brown Sound also opted for a Soundcraft Compact Stagebox. “We configured the Stagebox to have 48 inputs to send to the console, with eight returns for the BSS Soundweb London processors in the stage rack,” Messinger noted. “It connects to the console via two Cat5 cables—a main and a backup—feeding into a MADI card in one of the Si Compact 32’s expansion slots. Using just the two Cat5 cables from the Stagebox to the console really simplified the installation—we were able to do a lot of the preliminary work off-site—and saved a great deal of time.”

The operator of the Si Compact 32 console can choose up to 32 of the microphones he or she wants to use—more than enough for any school event. Eight outputs from the console are fed into a Lexicon I-O/FW801S FireWire™ recording interface that’s connected to an iMac® for 8-track live recording.

“We knew the Si Compact 32 was small, but we didn’t realize just how much space it saved until we put it in the Secure Cabinet locking rolltop cabinet that King+King had specified for the install,” Messinger said. “The cabinet was specified before we had finalized the decision on the console and the Si Compact 32 just looked tiny in that huge space. However, this turned out to be an advantage. Originally we were going to place a combination CD/iPod® player and the I-O/FW801S under the console where they would have been hard to reach. Instead, I had room to place them above the console in a ‘bridge’ I constructed, which makes them a lot easier to access. There’s also room for future expansion if needed.”

“The Si Compact 32 really makes sense for this kind of application,” Messenger concluded. “It really eased the school’s transition from analog to digital, it fit into our budget and it’s more intuitive than any console we’ve used before.”

For more information on Brown Sound Equipment Corp., please visit www.brownsound.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Platinum Tools announces Hi-Performance Cat5e/6 Modular Plugs

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announced their new Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Standard Modular Plugs are now shipping.

“The Hi-Performance Cat5e plug, with its unique Hi-Lo stagger design, isolates each conductor at the point of termination.” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager “This allows air, the world’s best insulator, to surround each conductor and thus eliminates NEXT, FEXT and AXT. The end result is performance beyond certification requirements. Plus the internal conductor channels makes for easy prep without the need for liners.” The round-solid three-prong plug is UL rated (RoHS), FCC compliant, utilizes gold-plated contacts (50u), and is also available in round-stranded.

Platinum Tools’ Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Modular Plugs combine traditional/standard style modular plugs for terminating cables in telephone and data applications. Manufactured to comply with FCC 68 guidelines and UL listed. Multiple position, contact configuration styles and round cable versions, are available. Gold-plated contacts provide reliable performance and long life.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

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Stampede To Bring BrightSign’s New Line Of XD Digital Signage Media Players To North American Market

In December 2012, the industry’s first line of solid-state digital signage media players with PC-class performance will be marketed throughout North America by Stampede Presentation Products, Inc., the North American distributor of BrightSign’s new line of XD digital signage players. The announcement was made today by Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly.

“Stampede is excited to offer the next great advance in digital signage solutions to customers throughout North America,” said Kelly. “Stampede has a long and proven history of providing customers with the widest range of solutions to meet every application need. Now, the introduction of the new BrightSign XD players allows us to deliver the absolute best in digital signage technology.”

BrightSign’s new XD products are the industry’s first solid-state players to offer video and other multimedia capabilities that, if previously possible at all, were only possible with PC-based solutions. This includes the ability to display Live HDTV broadcast content using an ATSC/Clear QAM tuner or HDMI input. The ATSC tuner is used to play cable TV or closed-circuit TV broadcasts, and the HDMI input is used to play any broadcast content – even HDCP-protected content. All models include an advanced video decoding engine with superior scaling technology that delivers pristine 1080p60 video and supports 3D content. The video engine is capable of decoding two 1080p60 videos or several lower-resolution videos simultaneously. All models support HTML5, so content creators can use familiar development tools to create engaging content. In addition, BrightSign’s usual touch-screen interactivity is enhanced with swipe/gesture control.
“BrightSign’s revolutionary new media players are an excellent addition to our continually growing product catalog,” added Kelly. “We strive to find ProAV products that allow our dealers to deliver the latest, and most cost-effective technology to their customers. By offering our expertise and extensive product knowledge, we’re ensuring that the end-user’s experience is as simple as possible.”
The new XD digital signage media players are available in three models:

XD230 Networked Player: Powerful video engine capable of dual Full HD 1080p60 decode and simultaneous content playback from local, networked and streaming sources. Abundant content support, including HTML5 and 3D content. And UDP network control for messaging between the BrightSign player and third-party devices.

XD1030 Networked Interactive Player: All the features of the XD230, plus S/PDIF output for pure digital and surround-sound audio, as well as a diverse range of interactive controls such as GPIO, serial, USB, UDP and mobile devices for engaging interactive displays.

XD1230 Networked Interactive and Live HDTV Player: Includes all the features BrightSign offers, plus
Live HDTV playback to play content from any broadcast channel (even HDCP-protected content) via the HDMI input or the ATSC/Clear QAM tuner.
BrightSign’s new XD product line will be available from Stampede and the BrightSign Store in December 2012. The players are backed by a one-year warranty and include BrightSign’s free BrightAuthor software, which simplifies creating, publishing, managing and monitoring digital signage displays.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign’s solid- state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. You can follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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LUMINEX Network Intelligence Unveils New Range of Gigabit Ethernet Switches at LDI 2012

LUMINEX Network Intelligence, a Belgium-based developer of lighting control, pro audio and video data distribution equipment for the entertainment industry, will make its debut in the U.S. by showing its new range of Gigabit Ethernet switches at Booth 1138 at LDI 2012.

“We’re proud to be attending LDI 2012 with the latest in our popular GigaCore line, a family of products that has reenergized the industry,” says Bart Swinnen, Director at LUMINEX. “LUMINEX is a young, ambitious company that has made a name for itself in Europe. Now, with our debut at LDI, North Americans will be introduced to our company’s high-performance products, which are known for their high reliability, excellent service and support. We’ll be meeting the growing interest and demand for our products by showcasing the GigaCore line.”

The next generation of Ethernet switches, the GigaCore line is designed to cope with the most demanding lighting and AV installations. The three new models – GigaCore 12, GigaCore 14R and GigaCore 16Xt – are managed through a web interface. They meet and support all industry protocols and offer a user-friendly experience with an industry-specific outlook and optimized defaults. The products come with a built-in redundancy system providing a reliable and easy-to-set-up backbone for users’ networks.

GigaCore 12 offers 12 Gigabit ports on shielded Neutrik Ethercon ports, making it a rugged, environmentally-friendly device. It features wire-speed layer 2 switching, port status, cable test, three LEDs per port (PoE,RLinkX, Link/Speed) and four status LEDs (OK, PoE, RLinkX, Power). A PoE supply unit, Group License for better network isolation and MultiLinkX license to increase available bandwidth between two GigaCore switches are optional.

GigaCore 14R includes all of the features of GigaCore 12 and adds two SFP cages for fiber connections. It comes with a built-in redundancy system enabled on the fiber ports, called RLinkX, providing a reliable and easy to set up backbone for the user’s network. RLinkX can also activate redundancy on other ports to create secured links; it also boasts redundant fans. It adds backup PSU to the list of available options.

GigaCore 16Xt extends the functionality of GigaCore 14R with four SFP cages, which allow users to create complex network topologies over the fiber link, such as mesh or ring. Its feature set includes a front-end display for basic configuration and the ability to create groups within the network for better network isolation. A backup PoE supply unit is optional.

LUMINEX Network Intelligence was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens as a branch of parent company LUMINEX Lighting Control Equipment nv, which has an extensive technical background in the lighting industry. LUMINEX Network Intelligence launched its successful Ethernet-DMX8 node in 2004 when it ran 32 DMX lines at the Paralympics in Athens. Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at Siel 2005 in Paris. The GigaCore switch family opened the doors to the digital pro audio and AV markets for the new company and broadened their commitment beyond their traditional customer base.

LUMINEX is represented in North America by LS Media in Montreal. “We’re looking forward to the positive response to LUMINEX’s products at LDI and its introduction to the North American market,” says Hugo Larin, national sales director for LS Media. “LUMINEX has extensive technical background and knowledge in lighting and we expect to see them do very well in the coming year.”

About LS Media

Based in Montreal, LS Media prides itself in bringing technologically advanced professional products to its customers. It specializes in providing state-of-the-art equipment of unprecedented reliability for the demanding environments of live performance, broadcast and production.

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Tecom Launches a New Projector Control System

Tecom Electronics recently launched the TCD-100 controller, a compact and easy to use projector control system. It allows the teacher or presenter in a classroom environment to control the projector or other display devices easily with colorful and readable push buttons. The TCD-100 has a built-in IR learner for easy setup and learning IR commands process.

www.tecpodium.com

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES LOUDSPEAKERS DEPLOYED AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LENOIR

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Lenoir NC – October 2012 … Recognizing that audio and video capabilities are well-entrenched in contemporary worship services, First Baptist Church of Lenoir decided the time had come to upgrade their sanctuary’s A/V facilities. While services are presently traditional in nature, church management wanted the new A/V system to have the versatility to handle a wide range of services and, for that matter, the occasional music program. Their previous sound reinforcement system suffered from poor speech intelligibility, phasing issues, and inconsistent dispersion. Determined to correct the situation, the church ultimately deployed a new sound system drawn from the catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

Community Expands Distributed Design Family with DA6

Chester, PA – October 2012...  Community Professional Loudspeakers has introduced the newest member of their highly acclaimed Distributed Design Series. The new DA6 is a high-output, full-range architectural surface-mount loudspeaker with an elegant, sconce-like form factor and contemporary styling designed to complement the most upscale environments including restaurants, resorts, hotel lobbies and ballrooms, and retail establishments.

The DA6 offers a unique, 115-degree cone-shaped coverage pattern that emanates from the face of the loudspeaker downwards at a 26-degree angle from the wall. The two-way, 6.5-inch surface mount DA6 integrates Community’s patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology™, delivering uniform voicing and consistent coverage from zone to zone when combined with other Distributed Design Series ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers, including the D10SUB ceiling mount and DS8SUB surface mount subwoofers.

The DA6′s true coaxial design achieves higher sensitivity and dramatically lower distortion thanks to the implementation of separate, discrete magnets for its LF and HF drivers. A built in autoformer offers selectable 70V or 100V operation in a distributed system, as well as standard 8 ohm use.

The DA6 is available in standard black or white finishes, and can be painted to match any décor. Enclosures are constructed of high-impact ABS plastic to reduce unwanted resonance, and the included flush-mount wall plate makes installation fast and efficient.

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is a manufacturer and supplier of professional audio equipment.  Since 1968, Community has led the pro-audio industry with technological innovations which have become industry standards. Today, Community offers over 150 professional loudspeaker products, including installed loudspeaker systems, weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker systems, ceiling loudspeakers, high level voice paging systems, and portable entertainment systems.  Visit www.communitypro.com for more information. 

 

Iconyx Tames the Modern Art of Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum

Denver, CO – October 2012…  One of the giants in post-WWII American painting, Clyfford Still dropped out of the commercial art world in 1951. When he died in 1980, he willed entire collection to an American city willing to create a permanent home for it.

More than three decades later, the Clyfford Still Museum opened its doors in downtown Denver. The 28,000-square-foot steel and concrete building houses more than 2400 of Still’s works, as well as a collection of the artist’s journals, sketchbooks and archives.

Visitors enter the museum through a massive glass-lined lobby whose windows extend from its tiled floors to its concrete ceiling. The strikingly beautiful architecture, while visually stunning, creates a highly reverberant acoustical environment that is anything but conducive to the large-screen video presentation that runs in the museum’s entry.

Denver-based Empowercom was retained by the museum’s planning commission to address the lobby’s challenging acoustics. As Empowercom’s Vice President Terri Jackson explains, the selection of Renkus-Heinz’s Iconyx steerable array loudspeakers was a logical choice.

“The content management committee on the project had suggested the Iconyx system, and everyone involved unanimously agreed they were the only speakers that would meet the needs of the space,” says Jackson. “Being able to steer the sound away from the abundance of reflective surfaces was key. Using the Iconyx, we were able to focus the sound to a concentrated area directly in front of the screen, rather than create a cacophony across the entire lobby.”

Jackson adds, “The program material contains both narration and music, and the Iconyx delivers on both spoken word intelligibility and musical performance.”

The Iconyx’s low profile design also helped to make it an ideal fit, says Jackson. “It’s a very high-end space, and the Iconyx really fits in with the décor,” she notes. “It’s an elegant, low-profile design that actually blends with the surroundings.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

 

Advanced Expands Facilities To Expand Growing Business

Underscoring its commitment to meeting the growing AV needs of Canada’s businesses, schools, and government, Advanced, an expert in audiovisual technology solutions, today announced the expansion of the company’s facilities. The expansion is a result of the company’s significant increase in business in the corporate sector, as the need for audiovisual collaboration systems becomes an integral part of today’s business.

“For years, we’ve specialized in offering presentation solutions, service and support to many of Canada’s businesses, school boards and government agencies,” said Mark Mulford, CEO & President of Advanced “Now, as our business has expanded to reach the corporate market, we need to expand our facilities in order to give our clients the absolute best in AV integration.”

Throughout the course of the last year, Advanced has increased their office space from 15,000 sq. ft. to over 25,000 sq. ft. The increased space includes an expansive sales floor with state of the art showrooms and logistic capabilities, and a broad professional development facility for both corporate and education clients. With the newly expanded offices, the staff at Advanced has increased 20 percent in the last year.

“With this significant business growth and our new facilities, Advanced has now solidified its position as Canada’s leading AV provider,” said Mulford. “We have always provided our clients with everything from presentation and videoconferencing solutions, to complete integrated audio visual systems, repair, and maintenance. Now, our experts are also striving to provide informative digital media to help corporate facilities communicate messages effectively.”

Advanced has the expertise in audiovisual solutions to fit every need. If you are looking for video display solutions, look to Advanced for design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. To set up a meeting or to schedule a demonstration on the latest audiovisual collaborative solutions, contact Advanced at info@advanced-inc.com or toll free 1-800-436-6239.

About Advanced
Advanced is a leading Audiovisual and Collaborative Communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, rental, and staging services of high impact displays, repair, and maintenance, value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Ottawa, London, and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. To learn more visit www.advanced-inc.com

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