AtlasIED Addresses the Evolving Needs of the Commercial Integration Market

AtlasIED Addresses the Evolving Needs of the Commercial Integration Market

New high-end audio solutions being showcased at InfoComm 2019 deliver premium audio quality, superior sound masking, and appealing aesthetics — integrators, architects, designers, and end users are invited to visit, learn more

InfoComm Booth #5653 and Audio Demo Room W224F

Phoenix, AZ – (May 3, 2019) – AtlasIED —During InfoComm 2019, the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, AtlasIED will showcase a powerful new lineup that emphasizes aesthetics, functionality, and exceptional audio fidelity. Supported by the experience and enthusiasm of a newly expanded sales and marketing teams, AtlasIED invites InfoComm 2019 attendees to “Come on a journey with AtlasIED” in booth #5653 and in Audio Demo Room W224F.

Booth and Audio Demo Room Designed to Inspire

The AtlasIED InfoComm19 booth and Audio Demo Room are designed to show attendees the types of solutions available for a variety of key vertical markets. In the booth, experience hubs featuring current offerings for corporate, healthcare, education, and transportation environments will be showcased. Transportation, education and hospitality offerings take center stage in the AtlasIED Audio Demo Room, where real-world airport gate, classroom and lounge environments showcase what’s possible with AtlasIED.

By visiting the AtlasIED InfoComm booth and Audio Demo Room attendees will take a journey through practical uses of category-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking products and solutions.

NEW: Texas Tough Equipment Racks Showcase & Secure Mission Critical Gear

Designed for durability, functionality and aesthetics, Texas Tough racks lock equipment away for safety yet easily accessible for maintenance. Through the DesignLab™ customization process, the innovative Digital Rack Crown can be designed with the integrator’s name and contact information (or that of the client, tech support, etc.), making it easy for clients to request a service call quickly. The LED edge-lit Plexiglas badge can also be programmed to change color when an equipment fault occurs, thanks to an integrated circuit board and contact closure connected to a remote fault indicator that can also include an audible alarm.

The front and rear rails install to the DIN rails via the patented DINlok™ technology system. The installation is tool-less and positively locks the rail into a specific location within provided 1-inch increments. Racks are available in a variety of stocked sizes and can also be built to custom specifications, all of which can be configured online as part of AtlasIED’s Rapid System Configurator. Texas Tough racks can stand-alone or lock together in a gangable array for the largest projects. New for InfoComm 2019, AtlasIED’s Texas Tough racks are now shipping.

Now Shipping: Sound Masking Solutions Support Healthcare, Educational, and Corporate Needs with Easy Installation and Simple Operation

From healthcare facilities and clinics to office spaces, today’s buildings require background music, paging, and sound masking systems that easy to install and even easier to use.

The AtlasIED Z Series is an all-in-one sound masking solution consisting 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.

Now shipping, 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.

Now Shipping: Strategically Hidden Speaker (SHS) Puts Aesthetics First

For applications where aesthetics are paramount, including retail and hospitality venues, as well as corporate boardrooms, museums, and architecturally interesting environments, the Strategically Hidden Speaker is a step forward in loudspeaker design.

Now shipping, the SHS merges superior sound quality with thoughtful design so that the speaker virtually disappears into the ceiling.

The first-of-its-kind 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,” says AtlasIED President and CEO John 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.”

Now Shipping: IPX Series IP Endpoints Bring High-Tech VoIP Communications to Schools and More

Tailored to the K-12 educational and healthcare markets as well as other facilities requiring a robust, high-tech communications system, the third-generation IPX Series IP endpoints ensure quick and efficient notification through audio and visual messaging.

Available now, the IPX Series is being hailed as 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 at InfoComm 2019 to Experience the Future of Commercial Audio

To see innovative, uncompromising audio solutions for a variety of commercial environments and applications, visit AtlasIED in Booth #5653 and Audio Demo Room W224F during InfoComm, which takes place from June 12 – 14, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

About AtlasIED

A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, and government environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years.

With nine locations and a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers, AtlasIED’s customer service is an industry benchmark that competitors strive to match. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.

Learn more at www.atlasied.com. Follow AtlasIED on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

AtlasIED Media Contacts

Gina M. Sansivero, AtlasIED, (516) 901-8542, gina.sansivero@atlasied.com
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

AtlasIED Launches New IED570C-H GLOBALCOM® Digital Communication Station with High Definition Touch Screen for Pre-programmed Boarding Sequences

AtlasIED Launches New IED570C-H GLOBALCOM® Digital Communication Station with High Definition Touch Screen for Pre-programmed Boarding Sequences

Showing for the first time at InfoComm 2019, the IED570C-H will transform the way airlines deliver boarding calls

Phoenix, AZ – (May 9, 2019) – Revolutionizing flight announcement systems in airports around the world, AtlasIED, a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial AV and transportation industry environments, launches the new IED570C-H touch screen mic station.

Revealed for the first time at InfoComm Booth #5653 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, June 12 – 14, 2019, the IED570 Digital Communication Station allows the global airport community to update their legacy button mic station to the newest, intuitive, high definition touch screen.

Fully programmable via the touch screen, the IED570 mic station eliminates the need for airline personnel to use physical buttons to unlock codes to start the boarding sequence. Each sequence can be pre-programmed to begin automatically, and gate personnel can see a preview of the boarding process on the screen.

Some of the world’s largest airlines, including Delta™ Air Lines, Air Canada™, United Airlines™, and American Airlines™ use AtlasIED flight announcement systems to board efficiently and safely. The IED570 gives gate agents control of the pre-programmed sequences at the touch of a finger, along with superior audio intelligibility for enhanced customer service at the gate.

The new IED570 mic station options include a desktop or flush-mount footprint, allowing immediate retrofitting of the existing IED528 series. Simply mount the IED570C-H directly to the 528 backbox. Along with the T112 Series, the new IED570 Digital Communication Station offers Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality with redundant Ethernet ports. A network-based appliance, each IED570 station can obtain an IP address automatically or be assigned a unique IP address, simplifying installation and configuration.

Equipped with an omnidirectional electret condenser microphone cartridge integrated with a mic preamp and an audio line driver, the IED570 offers the option of mounting the mic on the side or top of the unit. The microphone element location, in a teardrop-shaped molded black textured Cyclolac™ housing, provides the mechanism for good acoustical coupling, resulting in a full-bodied, highly intelligible voice signal. The omnidirectional element also eliminates the proximity effect to improve intelligibility and audio quality, eliminating the disruptive sounds that occur when a user attempts to speak too close to the microphone.

Designed to initiate announcements, messages, and pages with the GLOBALCOM® Series Announcement Control Systems, the IED570 also includes an auxiliary line-level audio input to connect to a background music source, as well as a line level audio output, which can be used as an additional audio zone.

“With digital signage, phone charging stations, and enhanced security screening systems, today’s airports feature advanced technology at every turn – except at the boarding gate,” says John Goodrich, Director, Global Installed Systems at AtlasIED. “AtlasIED addresses the shortcomings of traditional, push-button mic stations at the airport gate with the new IED570C-H touch screen. Offering superior sound quality and pre-programmed, automated boarding sequences via a high-definition touch screen, the IED570 promises to simplify the boarding process for gate personnel and change the way flyers hear boarding announcements for the better.”

Come on a Journey with AtlasIED at InfoComm 2019

Commercial audio today must be engineered to meet the aesthetic demands of architects and designers, meet standards of operation for safety and sound masking in certain environments, and deliver the audio quality pro AV integrators expect from their installations.

AtlasIED delivers solutions, like the new IED570C-H, that meet ever-evolving needs of integrators in a variety of vertical markets, including the demanding transportation sector. See the newest offering from AtlasIED in InfoComm Booth #5653 and Audio Demo Room W224F from June 12 – 14, 2019 and experience new levels of audio excellence.

To learn more about AtlasIED visit www.atlasied.com or email us at support@atlasied.com.

About AtlasIED

A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, and government environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years.

With nine locations and a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers, AtlasIED’s customer service is an industry benchmark that competitors strive to match. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.

For more information please visit www.atlasied.com or contact us at support@atlasied.com.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

AtlasIED Media Contacts

Gina M. Sansivero, AtlasIED, (516) 901-8542, gina.sansivero@atlasied.com
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

PowerBlock units are small in stature but offer significantly improved AV performance and protection at an affordable price

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, announces that the PowerBlock PB 5 toroidal isolation transformer is shipping now.

Featuring a compact footprint and rugged construction, the PB 5 is designed to power TVs, projectors, receivers, and source components in compact AV systems. Ideal for isolating digital components from analog equipment, the PB 5 is perfect for residential and light commercial applications where performance truly matters.

The PowerBlock Series, including the PB 5, includes some of the very best of Torus Power technology. Surge suppression and noise filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allow sophisticated audio-visual components to deliver superior performance. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling overall image.

PB 5 PowerBlock units use a 5 Amp toroidal isolation transformer to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply, delivering a lower noise floor and cleaner power for sophisticated AV systems. The resulting performance benefits are noticeable, compelling, and appealing.

Retailing for $799.00 (USD), the PowerBlock PB 5 is the most affordable product in the Torus Power lineup. An ultra-compact and portable toroidal isolation power transformer, the PB 5’s compact footprint and rugged construction make it convenient for use in almost any situation.  It looks sharp on or near a component shelf, or on any floor surface. It can also be located in a nearby equipment rack or closet if space is at a premium.

The PB 5’s bigger brother, the PowerBlock PB 10, will be available soon. The PowerBlock PB 10 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components or switching power supplies from linear power supplies for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio video experience. PB 10 models are designed for 60 Hz markets using 120V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs, making them easy to fit in residential or commercial systems.

“The PowerBlock Series by Torus Power has been anxiously anticipated by our partners and consumers alike, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now available. The proliferation of higher performance technology in a variety of applications means that clients require perfection from their equipment investment,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power. “A solid power foundation that is completely isolated from the power supply provides tangible and noticeable improvements in the audio and video quality in any application, from home theaters and recording studios to conference rooms and large performance venues.”  

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

HIGH-END Munich Hall 1, Booth A18

Torus Power presents the AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers, delivering clean, uninterrupted power and improved performance quality for today’s high-resolution AV systems

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation-transformer-based power components, will showcase its AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers in Hall 1, AV EMEA Booth A 18 at HIGH-END Munich, the International Hi-Fi Show, Germany May 9 – 12, 2019.

Presented by the High-End Society, HIGH-END Munich brings together AV integrators, trade professionals, manufacturers, and consumers to showcase and experience the best in audiovisual technology for residential and consumer applications.

There, the AV EMEA team will present the Torus Power RM 8 / 16 CE, and AVR 8 / 16 CE, demonstrating the benefits of isolation transformers in two-channel listening environments, media rooms, home theaters, recording studios and anywhere that performance matters. With the proliferation of high-resolution audio and 4K video content, every component in a system should be designed and specified to elicit the maximum performance for an exemplary, immersive media experience. Torus Power provides these systems both the power and protection they need to perform optimally.

Not to be confused with standard power conditioners or surge protectors, Torus Power toroidal isolation power transformers decouple electronic components from the power source to eliminate transients and improve audio quality by dramatically lowering the noise floor while adding better dynamics, imaging, and bass. Video is noticeably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image. Connected components are additionally protected from surges, spikes, and brownouts, ensuring systems continue to perform as intended despite unstable power conditions often caused by a variable grid.

RM Series Ideal for Luxury Residential AV Applications

Ideal for high-end audio systems, home theaters, and media rooms, the original Torus Power models in the RM series lineup, including the popular RM 16 CE, remain unparalleled for performance, protection, and value. Packed with Torus Power’s renowned and category-leading technology, including noise filtering, high-instantaneous current capability, lightning, and surge protection, the RM 16 CE delivers power and protection suitable for most residential applications. The smaller RM 8 CE is ideal for use in mid-size and smaller systems.  

AVR Series Provides Optimal Protection Against a Variable Grid

The Torus Power AVR Series, including the AVR 8 CE and AVR 16 CE, offer Torus Power’s Automatic Voltage Regulation technology to protect equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, and other events caused by a variable grid. They also deliver a stable source of power regardless of outside line conditions for the very best AV performance. Connected equipment is kept within the optimal operating range of 170V–270V. Ethernet connectivity and an RS232 interface make AVR models ideal for basic home monitoring applications.

To better understand the difference clean, uninterrupted power can make in AV systems and learn why so many rely on Torus Power to maximize and protect their AV gear, visit Torus Power in the AV EMEA booth at HIGH-END Munich, in Hall 1, Booth A18.

For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Architects, Builders, Interior Designers & Construction Estimators Applaud HTA’s Technology Budget Calculator

Architects, Builders, Interior Designers & Construction Estimators Applaud HTA’s Technology Budget Calculator

Demystify what an appropriate smart home system budget should be and share results with peers, project partners, clients, etc.

Santa Monica, CA, April 18, 2019 — The Home Technology Association has updated its popular smart home technology Budget Calculator, making it even easier for builders, interior designers, architects, construction estimators, and homeowners to allocate budget for and physically accommodate technology earlier in their projects.

Launched in conjunction with the HTA website and free for anyone to use, the Budget Calculator has grown into the association’s most-used resource to empower decision-makers in the technology-buying process. New updates for 2019 make the calculator more accurate, more specific, and easier to use. See a video about the Budget Calculator here: https://youtu.be/WCd0fQhHpbk.

Share Home Technology Budget Results

Most significantly, the newly enhanced HTA Budget Calculator now gives users the ability to save results and share them with their home technology integrator, their architect, designer, or builder. Having these details in hand helps ensure all parties are on the same page when it comes to the project’s scope-of-work, the clients’ expectations, and, of course, the projected budget range. Understanding the clients’ perceptions of how much technology a client wants in their home puts the integrator in a better position to deliver a technology experience that will please the client.

Similarly, design and build professionals are using the figures delivered by the Budget Calculator to prepare clients for the costs associated with home technology, enabling them to bring an HTA Certified integration firm into the project early in the process. Designing the home’s technology systems early in the project timeline reduces costs, increases efficiency, shortens delivery timelines, and ensures better results that can aesthetically blend into a home’s décor. More information on benefits of early collaboration can be found here: https://htacertified.org/articles/how-architects-designers-builders-should-partner-with-home-technology-installers.

New Functions Help Deliver More Realistic Budget Ranges

In addition to the ability to save and share budgets, the revised budgeting tool features many other useful enhancements designed to give everyone involved a better estimate of the projected home technology costs for a given project.

For instance, the Budget Calculator now features a cost of living adjustment. A new question asks if there is a need for any high-end architectural finishes or concealed technology systems, which allow technology to hide away or otherwise better blend with the home’s interior design.

Another benefit of the budget calculator is that users are exposed to the many different technology systems offered by the industry’s most qualified home technology integrators. For example, many trade partners and homeowners may not be aware that these professionals offer lighting controls, motorized shading, Wi-Fi networks, surveillance cameras, energy management, and increasingly, lighting fixtures in addition to audio/video, home theater, and smart home systems.

“It takes less than 10 minutes to create a realistic budget range for even the largest of estates. Anyone can use it, whether they are just testing the waters to see what things might cost, looking for basic/modest cost home technologies, or a complete, ultra-luxury and high-performance smart home,” says Josh Christian, Director of Certification for the Home Technology Association.

He continues, “If the homeowner or builder isn’t sure what they want, it will take just minutes to fill out the survey with broad strokes and still get an idea of how much technology costs will add to their project.”  

Budget Calculator Helps Builders, Architects, and Homeowners Proceed with Confidence

Above all else, the revamped Budget Calculator is designed to deliver dollar values that more accurately correspond with the costs expected for real-world home technology systems. This is a useful and enlightening tool as most homeowners and trade partners need help determining what the installed cost of home technology systems should be.

“When architects, builders, designers and homeowners use the budget calculator, they feel more comfortable engaging a technology consultant early in the project,” Christian says. “The budget calculator takes something that is typically hard to budget and greatly simplifies it, making it more actionable for the design/build team and easier for the client to digest.”

Since the Home Technology Association’s inception, sharing the budget calculator with the design and build industry has been a top priority. The HTA has shared the tool with many AIA CRAN, AIBD, ASID, IDS, NAHB, and NARI members. See how the Budget Calculator works here: https://htacertified.org/home-technology-installation-budget-tool.

“The response from trade partners is universally positive; we increasingly hear that our budgeting tool is an invaluable resource to educate their clients in the most objective way possible about their technology options and costs. As an association, we look forward to partnering with the national and international trade associations that represent architects, general contractors, interior designers, and construction estimators. The more we can help design and build professionals to account for technology needs sooner in the build process, the better the end results, and the happier the client,” says Christian.

In addition, the HTA is currently calibrating the Budget Calculator to work internationally. The calculator will be able to adjust for different countries, factoring in component pricing, VAT, and duties that affect costs.

To learn more about the HTA and its newly enhanced budget calculator, visit www.htacertified.org.

About the Home Technology Association

The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners and the architectural and design (A&D) community in their technology purchases while elevating the custom integration industry’s status with a rigorous third-party certification process. HTA Certification is a rigorous-to-achieve standard that homeowners, builders, architects, and interior designers can rely on to find the very best residential technology integrators for their projects. Not only does this drive more business to the most capable and trustworthy professionals but it also ensures consumers have consistently great technology experiences. Learn more by visiting HTACertified.org and by following the Home Technology Association (HTA) on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, and Pinterest.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.