Depending on the needs of your space, primary sound systems can be relatively simple or complex. We offer options that can include digital mixing boards, line array speakers, digital signal processing and touchpanels for control.
Often utilized in warehouses and factories but also some government facilities, we can create a building-wide or zoned paging system for your facility. We design systems that deliver clear, intelligible sound to fit the needs of all locations.
In some cases, a building paging system will also incorporate a background music system, providing a relaxing atmosphere between messages. In other facilities, only a background music system is required, such as the waiting room or lobby.
Privacy is a concern in a variety of office settings, including government facilities. A sound masking or speech privacy system is a simple answer to this concern, where a number of very small speakers are installed in or above the ceiling tiles. These speakers produce a low level of noise to mask other conversations, but not interfere with day to day operations in the building.
The ideal courtroom system has multiple speakers and microphones routed to reduce feedback and increase intelligibility. Teleconferencing, video conferencing and touch panel controls are common in these systems.
These can be a one-person presentation system with a wireless microphone and speakers, or a multi-person town hall meeting style system, with multiple gooseneck microphones for larger meetings, when many people are talking.
Most auditoriums look for a multi-channel mixing console and multiple wireless microphones for performances. A well-designed system will work for all performances and presentations. We focus on ease of use and longevity of the system.
While the basic process is the same, each system design is unique to the
structure and type of event within each space.
Sound System technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but the basics have remained the same. There are principles of sound that cannot be ignored and that technology cannot replace, and that is where the many combined years of our sales staff and technicians’ experience begin to bring forth the magic in a system.
We make sure that each system is designed so everyone can hear and understand what is being said - and yes, these are two different concepts. Understanding what comes through the speakers involves more than the speakers themselves - the acoustics of the room including the dimensions and materials must be taken into account to make sure the right number and type of speakers are used, and placed in the best positions.
Finally, we need to make sure that we have an interface between the operator and the electronics that is versatile enough to accommodate the many demands that the performers will place on the system, as well as keep it simple enough for everyone to use.
Yes, as of June 2020, the 600mhz band is no longer usable for a majority of wireless microphone systems. To avoid negative performance from your wireless systems, upgrading older systems is recommended.
No, there are a number of other companies that specialize and provide car audio installations within our service area.
Depending on the variety of situations for the intended use, we have experience with a variety of situations and microphones and would love to discuss them with you.
This depends on the application and the space. We work with a number of different speakers, each of which is our first choice for a different environment. For example, we find QSC or Tannoy ceiling or in-wall speakers work best in boardrooms and conference rooms.
View a downloadable pdf of the most common Audio Services terminology and equipment types.
Also known as Personal Public Address (PPA), hearing assistance is available in four types; WiFi, Loop systems, Infrared (IR), or Radio Frequency (RF). When choosing a system to fit your needs, we take into account a multitude of factors that include: security needs, quantity of people utilizing the system, aesthetics, and budget.
Designed with today's cell phone/hearing aid pairing in mind this option allows a cell phone to connect to an in-building wifi system and receive the program audio through an app. The app then converts the audio and pushes it to a bluetooth capable hearing aid. External receivers are available for people who do not have a cell phone capable of running the app.
Utilizes an energized wire loop, which is installed to surround a room and serve
as an RF broadcast antenna. Anyone with a T-Coil enabled hearing aid or a loop
receiver can sit within the 'looped area' and wirelessly pick up the transmitted
audio signal. For the listener, this gives a very direct audio link with someone
speaking on a microphone.
More information and statistics about hearing loops can be found below:
An LED panel emits modulated infrared radiation within a single room. An infrared system requires the use of external receivers and earpieces. The user must be within line-of-sight of the emitter allowing for greater security and privacy.
The most common type of system in use today, a RF transmitter broadcasts modulated radio frequencies within an entire building. The transmitter may be mounted anywhere in the building and users can receive signal at any location within a few hundred feet of the transmitter (depending on building construction), using a receiver and an earpiece.
We are able to design systems today to incorporate the latest 4K video technologies for implementing remote meeting solutions.
New boardroom technical offerings include monitors up to 98" that allow for PC control and/or annotation options. Combined with conference room cameras and USB bridges this gives a complete video conference system that is very easy to use. Soundbars with integrated cameras can be a great solution to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other video conference solutions to keep remote employees and customers engaged.
Courtroom video is primarily driven by video conferencing to incorporate people who are not able to be physically present in the courtroom. This involves multiple cameras to pick up the courtroom video side as well as multiple monitors and / or a large format projector to show the ‘far side’ video. A projector is also often used for displaying evidence in the case. Touch panel control makes the system easy to operate with commonly used tele/video conference numbers pre-programmed into the system.
Yes, we can provide projection & camera streaming options, as well as video conference tools for governement needs. Ultimately the success of these endeavors is having quality audio and video delivered to your remote participants while keeping the technology easy-to-use.
Yes, as more hardware is released sources are now equipped with 4K outputs. Some systems and computers can negotiate back to 1080p standards while others struggle and video can be inconsistent. Most display equipment is starting to become 4K compatible as standard, we can assess your system to ensure it is 4K ready.
View a downloadable pdf of the most common Video Services terminology and equipment types.
In analyzing a room, we consider the size and materials in the space and how it will be used. A lecture hall needs to be treated much more intensely than a performance space. For rooms that are still in the planning stages, we can recommend materials to help with overall acoustics. For rooms that are already built, we work with the existing space to configure a custom panel layout to best treat the needed surfaces.
Experience, training, and professional test equipment make us the company to call to recommend acoustical solutions. We work with rooms in the planning stages by analyzing blueprints. If the room is complete, we fully inspect the space. We are the only company in the area with the equipment and expertise required to provide acoustical analysis. We can work in more of a consultant role to make recommendations, or we can see the project all the way through to provide and install wall or ceiling panels in standard or custom finishes.
Based on the needs of the application, we partner with several companies to offer a range of wall or ceiling panels, including raw material options to create custom panels.
Yes, we sell and install acoustical treatment. There are many different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials to work for most situations. A site survey will allow us to determine the materials needed for your project.
We have a stock of handheld, lapel, and headworn professional wireless systems for rent. If there is a special event or performance that requires a few extra microphones, give us a call.
We offer a 100” diagonal screen and 5000 Lumen projector for rent that will work well in a conference room, church, or smaller auditorium. If your presentation needs a projector and screen, but your facility does not have one, give us a call.
We have two complete portable systems with a powered mixer, speakers, and a variety of microphones, as well as all the stands and cabling you will need. We will walk you through setup and use upon pick up. Delivery and on-site setup is available for an additional fee.
If your system isn’t working the way it should, give us a call!
Whether we installed it last year, 20 years ago, or we haven’t had
the opportunity to work together before, our experienced service techs
will go on-site and troubleshoot your system. They carry a number of
replacement parts, so hopefully we can get you back up and running right
away. Otherwise we will provide a loaner piece of equipment and bring yours
back to our shop for either an in-house repair or factory repair.
If your repair is something easily removed from the system like a wireless microphone, you can ship it to our shop for repair. If we can’t take care of it ourselves, we can ship it in for factory service for you.
When your system is not working properly, there are a few simple steps you can take to determine if the problem is a minor error, or if it requires a service call. Try the following troubleshooting steps:
To avoid frustration in the future, we have provided some general tips below:
Our government customers are unable to provide testimonials. It is our goal to provide a high level of quality equipment and support for these locations. Uptime of systems is a major requirement and our designs and staff are up to the task.