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20 Questions - 4th Edition
20 Questions - 4th Edition

20 Questions with Ron Blanchek

20 Questions with Ron Blanchek - AtlasIED Graphic Designer - Phoenix, AZ

Why an IP Phone Isn't "Good Enough" for Critical Alerts
Why an IP Phone Isn't "Good Enough" for Critical Alerts

Having a VoIP phone system is a good start, but if this is the sole method of communication during emergency situations, you’re going to come up short.

20 Questions - 3rd Edition
20 Questions - 3rd Edition

20 Questions with Travis Pranschke

20 Questions with Travis Pranschke - MiTek Corporation VP of Global Quality & Warranty

20 Questions - 2nd Edition
20 Questions - 2nd Edition

20 Questions with John Loser

20 Questions with John Loser - AtlasIED Technical Training Manager - Louisville, KY

Why Ambient Noise Sensing is Critical for Critical Alerts
Why Ambient Noise Sensing is Critical for Critical Alerts

Having an emergency notification system is important. But ensuring your emergency notification system can do its job effectively by ensuring the notifications are received is crucial.

20 Questions - 1st Edition
20 Questions - 1st Edition

20 Questions with Eryk Yoakam

20 Questions with Eryk Yoakam - MiTek Brands Warranty Manager - Phoenix, AZ

Equipment Racks Should Be More Than Just Storage Boxes
Equipment Racks Should Be More Than Just Storage Boxes

The evoloution of technologies within the commercial AV industry is fast paced. Yet one product category seems to be stuck in time. We're talking about equipment racks.

AtlasIED Adds Another Engineering Facility in Elkhart, Indiana
AtlasIED Adds Another Engineering Facility in Elkhart, Indiana

Q&A with Tom Lureman, Director of Engineering in Elkhart, IN

ABC's of Office Acoustics
ABC's of Office Acoustics

Understanding the basics of acoustics in an office environtment can help tremendously in creating an environment that stimulates collaboration among co-workers while still providing enough privacy for confidential conversations.

It's a Phone!
It's a Phone!

IT Administrators deserve to know what impact any device may have on the performance and security of their network. It's their job. Answering this question in some cases may be difficult. But for the IPX family of IP endpoints, it's pretty simple.

AtlasIED Opens A New Design Center in Salt Lake City!
AtlasIED Opens A New Design Center in Salt Lake City!

Q&A with Steve Clay, Office Manager and Engineering Program Manager

Benefits of Using BGM in Education
Benefits of Using BGM in Education

Why would a K12 or higher education institution use background music? After all, background music is for hospitality such as hotels, restaurants, and retail stores right? Wrong!

Increase Your Sales By Highlighting Your Expertise
Increase Your Sales By Highlighting Your Expertise

The number one way to differentiate your business is to be the expert. The majority of people will pay more for something if there is additional value attached to it, like professional expert installation or follow-up technical service. The more you know and can convey to your customers, the more important your expertise becomes. 

What's the Difference Between Indirect and Direct Field Sound Masking?
What's the Difference Between Indirect and Direct Field Sound Masking?

Speech privacy and sound masking are a rapidly growing category in the commerical AV market. If you are researching sound masking you may have seen the terms direct field and indirect field masking systems. How do you know which is right for your facilty? The good news is AtlasIED can not only explain the difference but also has solutions for both applications. 

The Faces Behind the Voices
The Faces Behind the Voices

AtlasIED communication systems, unlike many other systems using pre-recorded messages, utilize messages recorded by actual people. These two vocalists are celebrities in their own rights, appearing in over 200 locations world wide and being heard by more than one billion people every year. Learn more about these instantly recognizable vocal celebrities.

Every Business Needs A Great Music System
Every Business Needs A Great Music System

Audio/video media drives the business world today. Whether you are running a restaurant or a retail store, successful businesses are leveraging business music as a medium to create an experience that attracts and retains customers while also improving employee satisfaction.

If Time Is Money, How Can I Save and Make More?
If Time Is Money, How Can I Save and Make More?

Time is arguably the most valuable commodity in the world. It never seems like we have enough time for work, family, and other things we want to do. Time is increasingly important to integrators, as any speed that can be gained during a system installation is bonus time for the integrator. Where can integrators save time?

How Can I Protect My Horns From LF Damage?
How Can I Protect My Horns From LF Damage?

Horn speakers and compression drivers have been around forever. They are incredibly reliable, cost-effective, and can cover wide areas for voice, tone and public address applications. Horn speakers and compression drivers benefit when using filtering that protect the compression driver from lower frequencies while making them highly efficient.

Once I Pick My Speakers Where Do I Put Them?
Once I Pick My Speakers Where Do I Put Them?

Speaker placement is one of the fastest ways to take a sound system from sounding great to you have to be kidding. Selecting the right speaker is only the first part of the job, getting it positioned to maximize its efficacy is just as important. Where should you start? Let AtlasIED help out.

Creating Acoustic Privacy In Healthcare Environments
Creating Acoustic Privacy In Healthcare Environments

One of the easiest and most cost-effective methods to address the quiet hospital is speech privacy technology. Speech privacy technology electronically introduces a steady, constant sound that masks unwanted noise created by conversations, equipment, and the normal operation of a hospital.

Choosing the Right Amplifier Doesn't Have to Be Hard
Choosing the Right Amplifier Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Choosing the right amplifier can be the difference between having a great sounding system and one that doesn't live up to a client's expectations. With so many options in the market, how do you choose the right amplifier for your application? Read more for some general rules to help ensure you get the right amplifier to complete your installation properly.

What is Unified Communications?
What is Unified Communications?

Unified Communications (UC) is a popular form of collaborative communications for all business types that leverages todays converged networks. UC can include many forms of communication including instant messaging (chat), voice (IP telephony), mobile convergence, visual signaling, and more, that enables the same notification to be pushed across multiple devices thereby breaking the distance barriers that are characteristic of traditional analog systems.

Speech Privacy is Important to all Businesses
Speech Privacy is Important to all Businesses

The best solution for today's collaborative office environments to reduce distractions is a quality Speech Privacy Solution, often also referred to as a sound masking system or a white noise system. AtlasIED speech privacy technologies pleasantly raise the ambient sound level in the environment by emitting acoustically optimized white or pink masking noise.

Safety Listings and Certifications
Safety Listings and Certifications

Safety Listings are specific standards that products are required to meet for given applications and uses. These include everything in a building from the electrical system to the plumbing as well as the loudspeakers, wiring, electronics, and racks used to support the paging, BGM, or emergency communication systems.

Common Questions Regarding 70-Volt Audio
Common Questions Regarding 70-Volt Audio

Few systems are as misunderstood as "70V" systems.  The most important trait of these systems is the use of transformers that are used to "step down" the signal voltage before applying it to the loudspeaker. This is necessary because the signal voltage is "stepped up" at the amplifier. Myths regarding these systems abound. Some are rooted in fact, others, not so much. These are some common misconceptions about 70V loudspeaker systems. 

Introducing the RAPID System Builder
Introducing the RAPID System Builder

The RAPID System is an online tool that allows an integrator or end user to select the rack type and height that is best suited for their job and then load it with all of the necessary components to put their system together.

Weight Training Not Required for Rack Installation
Weight Training Not Required for Rack Installation

Load-A-Rack Installation Tool

Have you ever struggled to hold a 50lb amplifier with one arm while you try to hold a mounting screw on the end of your screwdriver, and line up the holes on the rack rails with the mounting ears of the amplifier all while you hope you don't strip the threads? Or better yet, have you ever dropped a heavy rack component onto other components in the rack when you were trying to take it out? WHY?