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FrontRow hires LightSPEED manager to lead construction program

FrontRow has hired Jaime Mendez to be its Architectural Consultant, responsible for promoting and securing inclusion of FrontRow campus-wide communication systems in school building specifications. Jaime is an accomplished consultant for school technology solutions, most recently serving as Manager of National Accounts and Construction at LightSPEED. As an entrepreneur, Jaime also developed an innovative technology for student dismissal. Jaime began his career as a sales manager at Bertelsmann AG.

Jaime Mendez, FrontRow Architectural Consultant

FrontRow hires Jaime Mendez to lead construction program

“Jaime has demonstrated the consultative, technical, and business talent to deliver outstanding results for architects, electrical consultants, and school facilities directors,” said Paul Hickey, FrontRow Vice President. “FrontRow’s expansion into total campus communication requires building stronger partnerships with the professionals designing tomorrow’s schools. Jaime’s experience in both communications and school construction makes him an important addition to our team.”

“My tenet is that education is a chance to improve civilization. And the equity, quality, and accessibility of a school directly impacts that,” said Jaime. “As a company with great technology and an empowering culture, FrontRow is an opportunity for me to work with designers around the country to pursue the dream of building the best schools in the world. To get to apply exciting communication technology in a culture that lets people to do and be their best — that’s what makes a company stand out, and FrontRow has both.”

Jaime has a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Science and Education from the University of Central Florida.


FrontRow makes it easier to build, manage, and use an effective learning environment with a complete, integrated platform for school communication. Active in classroom audio, networked AV control, IP-based paging, emergency response, energy management, and automated lesson capture, the company’s customer base extends around the world. FrontRow is based in California and is part of the William Demant Group, founded in 1904. Listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE3247), William Demant comprises a group of international companies that develop, manufacture, and sell innovative and highly advanced technological solutions in the hearing healthcare and educational field. Through 45 Group companies located in over 20 countries, consolidated sales exceed US$1 billion.

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New FrontRow Lasso Classroom Sound System Ties More Multimedia Audio Together

A typical FrontRow Lasso system

The FrontRow Lasso classroom sound system (shown here with infrared speakers) offers multiple audio inputs, page override capability, and impressive stereo sound quality for intensive multimedia applications

PETALUMA, Calif. – August 2, 2010 – FrontRow has begun shipping a new classroom amplification system this week. Called FRONTROW LASSO, it is designed to be the workhorse option for schools with above-average connectivity needs. Through four audio input options — plus two more through the system’s wireless mics —LASSO can help schools get more impact out of their DVD, MP3, and streaming media in full stereo. In addition, an easy field-installable page override module lets schools mute the LASSO system whenever the central office makes an important announcement. more

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New digital classroom sound system

FRONTROW PRO DIGITAL improves classroom communication while saving energyPETALUMA, Calif. – May 25, 2007 – FRONTROW introduces the FRONTROW PRO DIGITAL — a classroom sound system the company believes will simplify daily use for teachers and decrease troubleshooting calls for technology staff. As the world‘s first such product to use digital signal processing and digital command and control, PRO DIGITAL invisibly handles details that could be distracting or impossible for school staff to manage, such as suppressing feedback and optimizing power usage. Also thanks to the digital platform, teachers need touch only one button all year — a unique advantage in this category of technology meant to improve communication in the classroom. more


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