MiTek and AtlasIED showing flexible resimercial solutions
PHOENIX, AZ and DENVER, CO – MiTek, parent company of AtlasIED, announced today it will showcase for CEDIA Expo 2019 attendees a selection of AtlasIED’s audio solutions and systems that are well-suited for residential integrators who work in or want to expand into commercial settings. The powerful AtlasIED (and MiTek) lineup on display emphasizes aesthetics, functionality, and exceptional audio fidelity—important attributes in both residential and commercial environments. Installation ease is a hallmark of the entire product portfolio highlighted, offering residential integrators a solid base to reach markets including corporate, retail, healthcare, educational, and hospitality.
“We understand the needs of the commercial integrator, and through our presence at CEDIA Expo, hope to enlighten and inspire residential integrators to explore new avenues of business,” says AtlasIED President and CEO John Ivey. “We offer a full range of products that are uniquely designed to straddle both residential and commercial applications, and help integrators who currently focus on residential projects transition easily and seamlessly into the world of commercial AV installation.”
Z Series All-in-One Sound Masking Solutions
Sound masking systems may be intended for use in healthcare facilities and clinics and office spaces, but they employ many of the same types of products and technologies utilized by sound systems in homes. Sound masking systems are crucial to the overall acoustics of a commercial environment, just as a residential sound system is able to create the proper acoustics for a home theater setting.
Helping AV integrators apply their knowledge of audio to the needs of commercial environments is the AtlasIED Z Series. This all-in-one sound masking solution consists of either a four-zone (Z4) or two-zone (Z2) high-definition acoustical system. With integrated pink and white noise generators for sound masking, plus a mic-line input for paging/background music and a Bluetooth receiver for wireless music transmission, the Z Series provides high-quality speech privacy, high-definition background music, and paging functionality.
The Z Series models are easy to install, with a slim, clean design that is aesthetically pleasing in virtually any application. Models can be mounted in-wall, on-wall, or in a rack. Once installed, all hardware and wiring are centrally located behind the secure front panel, making it convenient and easy to access for post-installation service. The front panel display allows for system programming as well as end-user control. As an accessory, the wireless privacy enhancement button compliments this ease-of-control for users.
EZSYS Packages Bundle Everything Together for Complete Sound Masking and Music and Paging Solutions
Every residential AV integrator knows that the best audio systems require products that are able to be integrated easily together. The same is true of sound masking and music and paging solutions for offices, healthcare facilities, and other commercial environment. To make it easy to sell and install sound masking and business music and paging systems, AltasIED has packaged the necessary parts together into single cartons. Everything an integrator needs—proper amplification, system control, and speakers are included. The only components that need to be added are audio sources and cables. As a bonus, the box illustrates how to connect everything, including cable and tool requirements.
Specific packages include:
The EZSYS-PRIVACY-A is a complete sound masking solution designed to reduce ambient speech and thereby improve speech privacy. Maintaining privacy of speech is particularly beneficial to open-plan offices, doctors’ examination rooms, and other environments where confidentiality is crucial. The package includes an amplified sound masking generator and industry-best sound masking speakers.
The EZSYS-BGM-S includes everything an integrator needs to outfit a business with a complete music and paging system. Components in the package include amplification, system control, and speakers, plus thorough installation instructions. This system is designed to be surface mounted.
The EZSYS-BGM-CPHD is a business music and paging system in a box and features a patented self-diagnostic technology called “Push Here Diagnostics.” It includes the same components of the surface-mounted EZSYS BGM system, but it meant to be installed within ceiling tiles.
The EZSYS-BGM-C business and music paging system is intended for ceiling tile applications and includes everything found in the EZSYS-BGM-CPHD except for the Push Here Diagnostics feature.
Strategically Hidden Speaker (SHS) Combines Subtle Form and Optimal Function
Concealing speakers to preserve the aesthetics of a home is a standard practice of AV integrators. It’s a method that’s also commonplace in retail and hospitality venues, as well as corporate boardrooms, museums, and architecturally interesting environments.
The Strategically Hidden Speaker from AtlasIED is a step forward in loudspeaker design for residential and commercial clients, as it virtually disappears into the ceiling.
The concealed design of the SHS is achieved by Adaptive Dispersion Lens Technology, a new, patented waveguide form. Only a 3-inch diameter lens and a micro trim ring are visible on the ceiling. The dispersion lens can be easily painted allowing the SHS to blend in without compromising the architectural aesthetic of the room. Easy to specify and install, the SHS Series speakers include three dispersive lens configurations for enhanced flexibility and functionality in any room, regardless of ceiling height.
For design sensitive environments, AtlasIED’s DesignLab™ custom print process uses an incredibly accurate UV-printer to replicate colors, textures, and patterns, enabling the SHS to blend into any environment. Simply upload an image, provide a numeric color specification, or send a 6-inch sample of the ceiling tile to be matched, and the experts at AtlasIED will do the rest, delivering perfectly matched SHS lenses for any project.
“Years in development, the SHS Series delivers highly intelligible audio with optimal bass response and ultra-wide, 180-degree dispersion,” explains Ivey. “Offering full coverage in any environment, the SHS is a first of its kind speaker that puts the needs of the architectural and design community first, while delivering the audio quality today’s integrators demand for their clients.”
IPX Series IP Endpoints Make VoIP Communications for Mass Notification Systems Easy
Communications systems are important elements in homes and businesses.AltasIED offers a way to transition into K-12 educational and healthcare markets, as well as other facilities requiring quick and efficient notification through audio and visual messaging, with its third-generation IPX Series IP endpoints.
The IPX Series is an excellent solution for expanding VoIP or SIP communications systems by integrating endpoints to offer greater coverage than traditional handset-based systems. The IPX series includes speakers and visual displays, all with the foundational features found in previous models that have been serving the market for almost 20 years, now with modern styling and an upgraded high-resolution display.
Through a Unified Communications (UC) environment or the AtlasIED GLOBALCOM.IP ecosystem, the IPX Series delivers smart automation, including pre-programmed notifications for common functions like bells and critical alerts. A comprehensive library of pre-recorded messages is available through GLOBALCOM.IP or .EDU, which can be broadcast across the facility or directed to specific zones.
The IPX Series uses existing IT infrastructure for convenience and cost-savings and offers Auto Provisioning once it is on the network. “Talk To Me” Interoperability ensures the IPX units can work within any VoIP system, as they are open-platform engineered to communicate and be controlled by the top-selling providers of Unified Communications software platforms and standard SIP PBX systems.
“AtlasIED IPX Series IP-based audio and video communications endpoints live on the existing network and offer unrivaled flexibility,” says Alex Puorro, VP of IP Endpoint Development. “They’re really quite exciting in terms of capability and convenience.”
Visit AtlasIED and MiTek to Explore Opportunities in Residential & Commercial Audio
To see innovative, uncompromising audio solutions designed for a variety of residential and commercial applications, visit AtlasIED and parent company MiTek at Booth #933 on the CEDIA Expo 2019 show floor.
About The Author
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.