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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.