Leon Speakers Disguises Speakers as Contemporary Works of Art to Deliver Discreet Audio to Commercial Environments

Leon Speakers Disguises Speakers as Contemporary Works of Art to Deliver Discreet Audio to Commercial Environments

Mike Han SpeakersMike Han’s “Detroit Vibrations” painting series, created exclusively for Leon, is part of a new Artist Edition Collection for Leon’s Ente SoundTile, merging art and audio in a way never seen before. 

Ann Arbor, MI  ̶  As a company with strong roots in the arts, Leon is always looking to support artists both near and far, and when Noah Kaplan, Leon’s founder and president, discovered the work of up-and-coming Detroit artist Mike Han earlier this year, he knew immediately that he wanted to collaborate.  Kaplan’s vision was to bring Han’s work to environments such as hotel lobbies, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and corporate reception spaces, and boardrooms, where the design of the space is just as important as the quality of the audio in it. 

This collaboration culminated in the creation of a new Leon x Mike Han series titled “Detroit Vibrations”.  Consisting of three distinct works of art, the series was created by Han exclusively for Leon. The pieces have been released as Leon’s latest Artist Edition Collection for the Ente SoundTile, a product that combines art and audio in one.  In addition to being available for the Ente SoundTile, “Detroit Vibrations” will also be sold as limited-edition art prints on Leon’s website. 

“What I love about the vision and mission of Leon at this stage is that we’re really about enabling artists to tell their stories, and we want people to be able to experience those stories in a new and different way,” said Kaplan. “Mike Han’s work has a natural musicality to it and when I saw it for the first time, I knew it would be a perfect fit for our Ente SoundTiles.” 

Mike Han Leon Ente SoundTileLeon’s Ente SoundTile transforms the stereo system from a speaker into a work of art. Two channels of reference-grade audio and amplifier are concealed behind a perforated metal speaker grille with the artwork screen printed on top.  The design of the Ente enables the use of any small form factor amplifier, including Creston’s AMP-X300 amplifier, to power the high-fidelity, 2-channel system to leverage the audio quality for many commercial applications. The SoundTile mounts directly to the wall, appearing more like an art piece than an audio component. 

While art for the Ente SoundTiles can be sourced from online art galleries like Rosentiels, Leon also works with artists, like Han, to create exclusive Artist Edition collections for the series. Initially debuting with a selection of iconic fine art photographs from music photographer, Roberto Rabanne, the latest Artist Edition Collection, Mike Han’s three “Detroit Vibrations” pieces, can be arranged as a triptych, diptych, or as standalone pieces. 

A Korean-Detroit artist, designer, and self-described “modern vandal,” Han’s work is bold, drawing influence from the work of Keith Haring, classic graffiti from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and Korean calligraphy—but with a contemporary and playful touch. “A lot of my work starts with a character, a small piece, one line that builds upon the next,” said Han. “I don’t predetermine the outcome, but I find it through the process of creation.”

For more information, visit https://www.leonspeakers.com/mike-han. Watch a video about the collaboration here: Detroit Vibrations Leon x Mike Han Collaboration.

See the Leon x Mike Han Collaboration at InfoComm
Visit booth #1701 to see the Leon x Mike Han Artist Edition Collection of the Ente SoundTile, powered by the Crestron AMP-X300 and RMC4 controller. Show attendees can also schedule a private meeting with a Leon team member in the company’s 1967 Airstream which will be traveling to InfoComm for the first time this year. To schedule a meeting go to: https://calendly.com/leonspeakersinfocomm2021/

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media. 

Media Contacts
Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

Leon Partnership with Logitech Offers Integrators Streamlined Solutions for Technology Integration

Leon Partnership with Logitech Offers Integrators Streamlined Solutions for Technology Integration

Leon Logitech Infocomm 2021 2The new partnership provides A/V professionals with a selection of Leon products that are designed, engineered, and pre-validated to complement Logitech video conferencing cameras and all-in-one devices.

Ann Arbor, MI – Continuing to expand its presence in the commercial A/V market, Leon announced today that it has partnered with Logitech as part of the company’s “Logitech Collaboration Program” (LCP). This new partnership between the two companies provides integrators with functional and design-friendly technology solutions for video conferencing spaces and makes specifying a Leon/Logitech solution simple by pre-validating the fit, form, and function. 

“We are pleased that Leon has joined our LCP program,” said Sudeep Trivedi, Head of Alliances and Go-to-Market at Logitech. “By collaborating with Leon, we are able to offer customers more choices and flexibility for building well-designed and high-quality meeting experiences.”  

Due to the custom nature of its business, Leon has long been able to create custom-tailored solutions for Logitech products, but this new partnership standardizes the offerings, simplifying the specification, ordering, and production process.

Leon’s design and engineering team has officially validated the Logitech Brio, MeetUp, and Rally for use in its Horizon Interactive, Horizon Interactive FIT, and Tonecase FIT Universal products. The team is currently in the process of testing and validating additional Logitech products, including the new Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini. 

“We are very excited to partner with Logitech,” said Paul Sabbah, Leon’s International and Commercial Sales Representative. “Leon has been creating Logitech solutions for years, and now as we develop more solutions around their cameras and soundbars, we see great opportunities to co-market and expand our global reach.”

Learn more about Leon’s solutions for Logitech here.

See Leon’s Solutions for Logitech at InfoComm
Visit booth #1701 to see Leon’s portfolio of design-forward office furnishings for Logitech video conferencing systems. Show attendees can also schedule a private meeting with a Leon team member in the company’s 1967 Airstream which will be traveling to InfoComm for the first time this year. To schedule a meeting go to: https://calendly.com/leonspeakersinfocomm2021/leon-speakers-infocomm-2021-meetings?month=2021-10

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media. 

Media Contacts
Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com 

Leon Joins the Bose Partner Network, Offering Streamlined Design Solutions for Integration of Bose Conferencing System 

Leon Joins the Bose Partner Network, Offering Streamlined Design Solutions for Integration of Bose Conferencing System 

As an official member of the Bose Partner Network, Leon has pre-validated its Tonecase FIT Universal mounting product to pair with the Bose Videobar™ VB1 All-In-One Conferencing device.

Ann Arbor, MI – A recent Alliance Partner in the Bose Partner Network, Leon Speakers offers commercial AV integrators simple, design-friendly solutions for integrating Bose conferencing technology into the workplace. The new collaboration standardizes Leon’s offerings for Bose, simplifying the specification, ordering, and production process.

“With the Bose Videobar VB1, you gain a superior audio and video experience for your conferencing needs,” shares Stephan Ilberg, Bose Work head of partnerships at Bose. “And with the Tonecase FIT, integration options expand across a variety of settings. Leon’s dedication to style truly complements the Bose commitment to audio excellence.” 

Leon’s design and engineering team has validated the Leon Tonecase FIT Universal product for use with the Bose Videobar VB1. The TcFIT-U mounts under a display, providing the Bose VB1 device a flush recess with a grille cover and custom cut-out for the camera. The TcFIT-U is built to match the exact width of the display, blending the Bose conferencing device for a streamlined look. The fit, form, and function of the two products have been tested by Leon under rigorous standards to ensure that they integrate and operate seamlessly together.

“As Bose enters the workplace market, we are excited to join their partner network to offer integrators Leon products that have been custom-tailored to work with the Bose VB1,” says Paul Sabbah, Leon’s International and Commercial Sales Representative. “With our worldwide reach, we can deliver these solutions globally, everywhere Bose products are used.”

Learn more about Leon’s solutions for Bose here

See Leon’s Solutions for Bose at InfoComm
Visit booth #1701 to see Leon’s TcFIT-U for the Bose Videobar VB1. Show attendees can also schedule a private meeting with a Leon team member in the company’s 1967 Airstream which will be traveling to InfoComm for the first time this year. To schedule a meeting go to: https://calendly.com/leonspeakersinfocomm2021/leon-speakers-infocomm-2021-meetings?month=2021-10

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media. 

Media Contacts
Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com 

Leon Speakers Introduces Design-Friendly Commercial AV Solutions at InfoComm 2021

Leon Speakers Introduces Design-Friendly Commercial AV Solutions at InfoComm 2021

At InfoComm 2021, Leon Speakers inspires the commercial audio industry to rethink the design of corporate videoconferencing and audio systems with innovative solutions that blend performance with modern style.  

Leon Infocomm 2021

Ann Arbor, MI – Looking to inspire commercial AV integrators to push the boundaries of creativity when integrating audio systems into corporate environments, Leon showcases at InfoComm 2021 (booth #1701) several products exhibiting a unique blend of art, design, and audio technology. Able to be customized with a range of creative finish and color options, Leon’s design-forward commercial audio line provides AV integrators with innovative solutions that look as good as they perform.  

Tonecase FIT Universal for Bose and Logitech Videoconferencing Systems
Through strategic partnerships with leading providers of commercial videoconferencing systems, including Bose and Logitech, Leon Speakers offers a line of pre-configured, turnkey videoconferencing solutions that integrate technology into customized, design-friendly office furnishings. For commercial AV integrators, this preconfigured offering simplifies the specification, ordering, and production process for corporate applications.

Validated to function optimally within Leon’s Tonecase FIT Universal (TcFIT-U) housing, which mounts below a display, is the Bose Videobar VB1. The Bose VB1 is recessed into the TcFIT-U and covered with a custom grille that matches the exact width of the display with a cut-out for the videoconferencing camera. The fit, form, and function of the two products have been tested by Leon under rigorous standards to ensure that they integrate and operate seamlessly together.

Leon Infocomm 2021 5In addition to the TcFIT-U for the Bose VB1, Leon has customized and validated its TcFIT-U for a variety of Logitech videoconferencing systems, enabling the technology to blend cohesively into office environments. 

Leon Speakers Horizon Interactive FIT for Conference Room AV Systems
Ideally suited for corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, and office spaces that require a videoconferencing solution, Leon’s Horizon Interactive FIT (HIFIT) provides attractive, functional storage space for all the necessary components such as web cams, mini PCs, and more. High-fidelity speakers are built into the unit which is outfitted with a custom grille handcrafted to match the width of any display. Mounted below the display, the Horizon Interactive FIT creates a unified design aesthetic.  

The HIFIT features two (2) 4″ woofers and two (2) 28mm tweeters which flank an internal storage area. Fully customizable, HIFIT is only 2.75” deep and available in two models: HIFIT44UX to accommodate TVs up to 65” diagonal and HIFIT44UX-OS for screens up to 90” diagonal. 

Leon Infocomm 2021 2Leon Terra LuminSound TrLs50 Outdoor Speaker Delivers High-Fidelity Audio and LED Lighting to Commercial Landscapes
Leon’s Terra LuminSound TrLs50 outdoor speaker is the epitome of form and function. The high-fidelity, handcrafted speaker features a slender, contemporary, aluminum cabinet that can be customized in any of six new finishes Satin White, Light Sand, Slate Grey, Hammertone Silver, Dark Bronze, and Terracotta, in addition to Standard Black. These color options help the LuminSound TrLs50 blend in beautifully with a variety of regional landscapes. 

The LuminSound TrLs50 takes speaker design a step further by incorporating an optional ring of warm white LED lighting wrapped around its perimeter. As the LuminSound TrLs50 delivers music to the outdoor space it illuminates walkways and accents the surrounding landscape. To help get the TrLs50 into the ideal location, three mounting options are available: spike, in-ground, and hardscape. The LuminSound TrLs50 stands 13 inches tall, but for more variety, a taller bollard version with a built-in adjustable path light is also available.

 

Leon Infocomm 2021 3Leon Media Edge Frame Brings a Designer Touch to Conference Room Technology
The Leon Edge Media Frame encases any display, soundbar, and videoconferencing camera in one simple design that frames all sides of the display and is finished to perfectly match the surrounding office space. Leon offers a number of Edge options in a variety of custom finishes, and it can be built for both single and multi-display applications. The Media Edge Frame creates a unified technology package that befits the modern, contemporary aesthetic of boardrooms, conference rooms, executive offices, and more. 

 

New Artist Edition Collection for Leon Ente SoundTiles Brings Art and Audio to Office Spaces
As a company with strong roots in the arts, Leon is always looking to support artists both near and far, and when Noah Kaplan, Leon’s founder and president, discovered the work of up-and-coming Detroit artist Mike Han earlier this year, he knew immediately that he wanted to collaborate to bring Han’s work to Leon’s audience. 

Leon Infocomm 2021 4The Leon x Mike Han collaboration is a series of three paintings titled “Detroit Vibrations” that was created by Han exclusively for Leon. The pieces are being released as Leon’s latest Artist Edition Collection for the Ente SoundTile, a product that transforms the stereo system into unique pieces of wall art to seamlessly blend design and technology in corporate boardrooms, executive offices, lobbies, and more. Each Ente SoundTile conceals two channels of reference-grade audio and an amplifier, such as Crestron’s AMP-X300 amp, behind a perforated metal speaker grille with selected artwork screen printed on top.

Where to See Leon Speakers
Leon invites InfoComm attendees to visit booth #1701 to see its new commercial audio products. Additionally, AV integrators, distributors, and manufacturers can schedule a private meeting with a Leon team member in the company’s 1967 Airstream which will be traveling to InfoComm for the first time this year. To schedule a meeting go to https://calendly.com/leonspeakersinfocomm2021/leon-speakers-infocomm-2021-meetings?month=2021-10

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media.  

Media Contacts
Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com 

 

 

 

AtlasIED Carries Fully Stocked Inventory of Key Audio and Communications Products Featured at InfoComm 2021

AtlasIED Carries Fully Stocked Inventory of Key Audio and Communications Products Featured at InfoComm 2021

AtlasIED helps AV integrators maintain a steady, profitable workflow with fully stocked and shipping products including mass communications, digital audio, and speakers debuting at InfoComm 2021.

PHOENIX, AZ – (October 19, 2021) – Amidst a global supply chain shortage, AtlasIED is proud to announce that new products introduced at InfoComm 2021 (booth #2311) are fully stocked and shipping from the company’s worldwide distribution centers. This should come as a positive sign for AV integrators, designers, consultants and other professionals who need enterprise-grade audio and communications products now for projects underway or in the pipeline. Recently added to AtlasIED’s inventory are audio and communications solutions packed with features to streamline installation and configuration, integrate easily into commercial environments, and ensure effective, efficient delivery of routine and emergency notifications. AV integrators can order most of the following InfoComm introductions today for timely delivery:

AtlasIED AtmosphereAtmosphere™ Platform Sets a New Digital Audio Standard
During InfoComm 2021 AtlasIED will debut for the first time at a global AV industry trade show its award-winning Atmosphere™ digital audio platform. Launched successfully last year, Atmosphere™ comprises a complete ecosystem of interoperable products rich with advanced features. The platform has been designed and engineered to be dramatically easier to configure, install, and operate than traditional digital audio systems, but with the modularity, scalability, versatility, and quality performance to support the audio needs of a wide range of commercial applications, particularly well-suited for restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, and retail establishments.

Setting Atmosphere™ apart from other digital audio solutions are integrated technologies including touchless control, automation, and artificial intelligence. Together, these features, along with new updates, like bell-scheduling and stereo support, provide commercial establishments with a simpler, more convenient way to manage audio, resulting in greater customer and employee satisfaction and engagement. Plus, new black wallplates

join the platform’s original white wallplates and accessories as an option that blends better with the color schemes and construction materials of many hotels, bars, restaurants and other environments. 

As part of its Atmosphere™ exhibit, AtlasIED will showcase several key components of the system, including an 8-zone and 4-zone audio processor (AZM8 and AZM4), wall-mounted controllers for volume, source and zone selection; remote input devices for RCA, XLR, and Bluetooth connectivity; a technologically advanced ambient noise sensor, and 400- and 800-watt 4-channel power amplifiers (AZA404 and AZA804). 

SHS-3T2 and SHS-LF Speakers Support Sound Masking and Background Music
AtlasIED expands its Strategically Hidden Speaker (SHS) line at InfoComm 2021 with the addition of two new high-quality, design-friendly speakers, the SHS-3T2 and the SHS-LF. Exhibiting the same discreet, low-profile cosmetics as AtlasIED’s existing line of SHS products, the two newcomers are engineered and designed for sound masking and high-quality background music applications. 

The SHS-3T2 integrates seamlessly with AtlasIED’s Z Series Z2-B and Z4-B High-Definition Acoustical System, providing AV integrators with a simple-to-install speaker that goes virtually unnoticed in healthcare, clinical, and corporate facilities where sound masking is important for speech privacy and workplace productivity and comfort. The SHS-LF is a design-friendly subwoofer that pairs perfectly with AtlasIED’s SHS-6T2 and SHS-3T2 to round out the low-frequencies for high-quality music reproduction. 

Only a 3-inch diameter lens and a micro trim ring are visible when the SHS-3T2 and SHS-LF are installed flush with the ceiling. The lens can be rendered imperceptible via AtlasIED’s DesignLab™ color match process, a high-resolution UV-printing technology that replicates color and texture onto the SHS lens for visual continuity. 

GCK Application, IP-DMF, and 571 Mic Station Leverage Mass Communication
Giving commercial AV integrators even greater choice and flexibility when designing and deploying life safety and general notification systems, are an updated version of the GLOBALCOM® GCK software application, a digital communications station in both Dante and CobraNet versions, and a new IP endpoint that combines an integrated LCD, flasher, and talkback microphone. 

The GCK Application can be utilized on any Windows 10 device or server. In addition to this installation flexibility, it offers AV integrators the same great features as the original GCK software, but with a brighter, more modern user interface to streamline programming and navigation. Per the request of AV integrators, also new is the ability to program the software off-line, further streamlining deployment of GLOBALCOM® mass communications systems. 

AtlasIED GLOBALCOM 1Replacing AtlasIED’s 528, 550, and 570 Series Digital Communication Stations, the 571 Digital Communication Station with integrated microphone supports both CobraNet and Dante standards, features a highly intuitive and easy-to-clean adaptive touchscreen as its user interface, and can be flush-, surface-, or desktop-mounted either vertically or horizontally. 

Further enhancing mass communications solutions in AtlasIED’s comprehensive lineup, and a commonly requested addition to the IPX family of IP endpoints is the IP-DMF, an indoor wall-mounted IP Endpoint supporting scrolling text alerts and visual signaling through a flasher to improve daily and emergency communications and a microphone to support intercom functionality. The IP-DMF is particularly useful in noisy environments like factories, transportation hubs, school and corporate cafeterias, auditoriums, and more, where visual communication is usually more effective. 

“These new audio and communications solutions not only represent our commitment to providing AV integrators with products that satisfy the technological and high-use demands of commercial projects but also their need to have the products when and where they need them for on-time deployment. We’ve alleviated some of the headaches associated with worldwide shipping hurdles and product shortages by maintaining a full inventory of our new and existing product lines,” says Michael Peveler, VP Sales at AtlasIED. “Most of these recent new additions to the AtlasIED portfolio are in stock and ready to ship, giving integrators one more reason to partner with us.” 

Where to See AtlasIED
InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s recent product introductions and to pick up an invitation to an off-site customer appreciation event at Top Golf, Wednesday, October 27, from 7-10 p.m. For those unable to attend InfoComm, AtlasIED will offer the opportunity to schedule private demos on-site or virtually. In the meantime, anyone interested in learning more about AtlasIED and its extensive product line can visit www.atlasied.com.

About AtlasIED
AtlasIED has been a recognized leader in the pro-audio industry for over 85 years, developing innovative audio solutions for a wide variety of commercial environments. The company’s diverse, comprehensive, and ever-evolving solutions cater to the high-quality audio and communication technology needs of markets globally, including transportation, healthcare, corporate, industrial, government, hospitality, education, and house of worship. Technologically advanced, expertly engineered, and highly marketable, AtlasIED’s products and systems deliver mass communication, high intelligibility announcements, IP-based visual and audio communications, distributed audio, background music, paging, and sound masking solutions to commercial projects of every size and scope, including those which are mission-critical. Family-owned, the company’s nine locations and a well-established network of experienced manufacturer representatives and distributors throughout the world ensure exceptional customer support and service to drive continued growth and advancement of the commercial audio industry. 

For more information please visit www.atlasied.com, and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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

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