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Technomad Outdoor Loudspeakers Deliver High Quality Audio for Athletic Events at High School in Washington

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SOURCE: Technomad � POSTED: 10/02/07

Electrocom of Washington recommends and installs Technomad Noho C weatherproof loudspeakers for soccer and track field in rainy environment

BOSTON -- Technomad Associates, LLC, announced that Mount Si High School, part of the Snoqualmie Valley School District in Snoqualmie, Wash., has installed two Technomad Noho C weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers for its soccer and track field to provide voice and audio playback for all events. The Noho C loudspeakers replace less reliable speakers that struggled to fill the track and field area with intelligible audio. They also offer a true weatherproof loudspeaker solution for a region in the west foothills of the Cascade Mountains noted for its heavy annual rainfall.

“Our track and field events are spread all over the field, and people had trouble hearing the live audio from our older speakers depending on the location of the event,” said Carl Larson, Director of Operations, Snoqualmie Valley School District. “The Technomad loudspeakers are a major improvement and direct the audio to all areas of the field to provide complete coverage. Also, we receive 80 to 90 inches of rain each year, and these loudspeakers are still pumping.”

Electrocom of Lynwood, Wash., handled the installation and recommended the Technomad Noho C as a reliable loudspeaker that would produce the audio levels and field coverage the school required. The loudspeakers are mounted on two light poles directly behind the visitor’s bleachers of the school’s football field. A two-channel 550W amplifier powers the Technomad loudspeakers from the home press box on the opposite side of the football stadium, using thick, protected cabling to drive the 8 ohm signal from a long distance. A line for a single microphone is run through the same protective conduit to the soccer and track field, where volunteers broadcast live coverage of the events over the Technomad Noho C loudspeakers.

“The Technomad Noho C loudspeakers by far outperform the non-Technomad speakers that the acoustical consultant recommended for the football field. Those speakers simply cannot reproduce the high volume required to fill the stadium and compete with crowd noise,” said Jerry Hegstad, Education Market Manager, Electrocom. “We immediately recommended Technomad when the customer asked us to improve the loudspeakers on the soccer and track field. They sound far better and have a much broader audio dispersion so everyone can clearly hear the live broadcast regardless of location. They also work great for exterior installations, an important element when designing and installing outdoor audio systems.”

Technomad loudspeakers are available separately or as part of complete Turnkey PA Systems which feature an audio mixer, power amplifier, speaker cables, speaker mounting brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure.

About Electrocom

Electrocom is a leader in innovative sound reinforcement and intercommunications design and installation. Responsible for many school and health care facility intercom/clock sales and installations in western Washington, Electrocom offers a no obligation sound reinforcement evaluation to school districts throughout western Washington. Their evaluation includes sound reinforcement design for school gyms, band and music rooms, sport stadiums, commons, or classrooms. Electrocom, established in 1946, is an exclusive dealer for companies such as Technomad, Rauland-Borg and Yamaha.

About Technomad

Technomad Associates, 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 eight models ranging in power from the 60W Vernal 15 to the 800W Chicago 15/12 subwoofer. In 2000, Technomad introduced its range of complete Turnkey PA systems that have turned previous complex integration jobs into simple, one-line orders. Please visit www.technomad.com for more information.