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Sounds Like Success - Breaking Down AV for Transportation
Sounds Like Success - Breaking Down AV for Transportation

The technology solutions for the transportation industry are hyper-specialized. AV needs for public transit can differ from other markets. AtlasIED’s Chris Deatrick, Product Manager, and Justin Young, General Manager, lent their expertise in software engineering and industry focus to help unpack the needs, and provide solutions for various transportation sectors.

Sounds Like Success - The Next Generation of Communication Ecosystems for Healthcare
Sounds Like Success - The Next Generation of Communication Ecosystems for Healthcare

AtlasIED's Justin Young, General Manager, and Thomas Ahern, Engineered Solutions & Services Manager, discuss communications systems in healthcare applications and how GLOBALCOM.IP can interface with other systems used to provide medical care.

Sounds Like Success - Equipment Racks & Cabinets for Any Application
Sounds Like Success - Equipment Racks & Cabinets for Any Application

From floor racks to ceiling racks and everything in between, Mike McCormick, Regional Sales Manager for AtlasIED, explains the wide variety of options (manufactured in the USA) available from AtlasIED.

5 Ways Audible and Visual Messaging Systems Foster Healthy Schools Post-COVID19
5 Ways Audible and Visual Messaging Systems Foster Healthy Schools Post-COVID19

Schools will implement protective measures such as masks, disinfectant, and social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus as K-12 students and staff return for the 2020—21 academic year. But how can communications technologies assist in the effort to provide safe and healthy schools?

Ready for Takeoff? The Inside Scoop on Our July 28th Event
Ready for Takeoff? The Inside Scoop on Our July 28th Event

AtlasIED's VP of Sales, Michael Peveler, and Engineering Project Manager, Seth Myers, reveal some details about the live, lift-off event taking place at a secret location on July 28th.

Reopening is a Delicate Process
Reopening is a Delicate Process

Guest Blog - Chris Swietlik, Marketing Manager for Singlewire Software

Sounds Like Success - State of the Union / COVID-19
Sounds Like Success - State of the Union / COVID-19

Michael Peveler, VP of Sales, and Gina Sansivero, VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications discuss how AtlasIED is adapting to limitations forced by COVID-19 and the state of the industry now and post-pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources for AV Businesses
COVID-19 Resources for AV Businesses

Various Resources to Help AV Businesses Endure the Impact of COVID-19

20 Questions - 8th Edition
20 Questions - 8th Edition

20 Questions with Eric DeGaston

20 Questions with Eric DeGaston - MiTek Tech and Event Specialist - Phoenix, AZ

20 Questions - 7th Edition
20 Questions - 7th Edition

20 Questions with Tonya Schubert

20 Questions with Tonya Schubert - VP of Consumer & OEM Materials Management - Winslow, IL

Sounds Like Success - Engineering Processes and Building Upon a Good Reputation
Sounds Like Success - Engineering Processes and Building Upon a Good Reputation

Commercial AV engineers, Tom Lureman and Steve Clay, explain successful product development processes and the challenges of improving upon an already established good reputation for product quality.

20 Questions - 6th Edition
20 Questions - 6th Edition

20 Questions with Brad Williams

20 Questions with Brad Williams - AtlasIED Technical Trainer - Louisville, KY

20 Questions - 5th Edition
20 Questions - 5th Edition

20 Questions with Xituan Shang

20 Questions with Xituan Shang - AtlasIED Sales Application Engineer - Louisville, KY

AtlasIED #SoundsLikeSuccess in 2019
AtlasIED #SoundsLikeSuccess in 2019

A Look Back at a Busy 2019 at AtlasIED

2019 has come and gone and while it was a busy year for AtlasIED, we're even more excited for 2020.

2019 Sounds Like Success
2019 Sounds Like Success

#SoundsLikeSuccess

2019 has come and gone and while it was a busy year for AtlasIED, we're even more excited for 2020.

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

Sounds Like Success - The Art and Science of Sound Masking
Sounds Like Success - The Art and Science of Sound Masking

Speech Privacy experts, Charlie Roy and Steve Brooks, discuss workplace acoustics, the impact of distractions in the office, and the science behind sound masking.

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

Communications System for Education - Campus Safety Conference
Communications System for Education - Campus Safety Conference

Doug Hall, Director of Technology for Mizzen Marketing, discusses how software is revolutionizing how emergency messaging is received.

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.

Sounds Like Success - Evolving To Be a Complete System Solutions Provider
Sounds Like Success - Evolving To Be a Complete System Solutions Provider

VP of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Gina Sansivero, discusses how AtlasIED is rebranding individual products to create complete system solutions.

Sounds Like Success - Meet the New AtlasIED
Sounds Like Success - Meet the New AtlasIED

AV Industry veterans Gina Sansivero and Michael Peveler discuss who AtlasIED is becoming, the new product lineup being shown at events in 2019, and the investment in more than 20 new talented partners.

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?

AVWeek: Episode 445 - I Am The Eagle
AVWeek: Episode 445 - I Am The Eagle

John Ivey discusses the history of AtlasIED's Sponsorship of NSCA's BLC and other industry topics with Tim Albright from AVNation.

What Education Admins Need to Know about IP Communications

Almost every K12 school district had or still has an analog paging system that they use for daily communications. While these systems typically did the job they were intended to do, school districts who haven’t switched to network audio may be missing out on key features they didn't even know existed.