Leon Introduces High Design LuminSound Bollard Outdoor Speakers with Built-in Low Voltage Lighting

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An addition to Leon’s Terra LuminSound TrLs50 collection, the new 32-inch-tall Terra LuminSound Bollard enhances outdoor areas with exceptional audio and adjustable lighting.  

 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – Building off its popular Terra LuminSound outdoor speaker portfolio, Leon Speakers adds a new, taller model to the line. The Terra LuminSound Bollard speaker features the same handcrafted components and built-in low-voltage lighting as the shorter landscape version but stands taller, thanks to a 21-inch aircraft-grade aluminum base. At an overall height of 32 inches and available with both halo and adjustable pathway lighting, the Terra LuminSound Bollard beautifully defines and enhances any outdoor residential or commercial environment.

“As we all continue spending more time outside, Leon wants to give integrators more design options that add audiovisual ambiance to a wide range of exterior settings,” says Noah Kaplan, Leon Speakers founder and president. “Featuring premium customizable powder coat finishes, the Terra LuminSound Bollard adds exceptional sound and style to pathways, rooftops, outdoor kitchens and more.”

Incorporating audio and lighting in one compact, IP67-rated waterproof enclosure, the Terra LuminSound Bollard delivers high-fidelity sound from a sleek, customizable package designed and built to withstand even the harshest of climates. It’s available with commercial-grade LED lighting that can be adjusted upward or downward to illuminate pathways, landscaping and architectural details. The speakers blend discreetly into a variety of regional landscapes thanks to a choice of seven different finishes—Black, Satin White, Light Sand, Hammertone Silver, Slate Grey, Dark Bronze and Satin Terracotta. Hardscape mounting is the preferred installation method for the Bollard model, and like all Terra products, it is handcrafted in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The Terra LuminSound Bollard is sold individually, starting at a suggested retail price of $1,900 without lighting and $2,000 with lighting.

Where to See Leon Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can see Leon Speakers’ Terra LuminSound Bollard landscape speakers at Booth #18099. It joins Leon’s other design-forward technology concealment and customizable speaker solutions, Artist Edition Ente SoundTiles by digital artist Chris Saunders and TcBar soundbar cabinet. Systems integrators and designers can learn more about Leon Speakers complete line of innovative residential and commercial solutions at www.leonspeakers.com

About Leon Speakers

Leon brings a creative approach to technology by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For 25 years, the company has been a leader in the conversation about merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more by visiting www.leonspeakers.com and 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

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Leon’s Latest Artistic Collaboration Leads to Exclusive Pieces of Artwork featured on New Ente SoundTile Format

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A new work by digital artist Chris Saunders will be on display at CEDIA Expo 2022 across three newly released vertical Ente SoundTiles

[Ann Arbor, MI] – In the three years since Leon Speakers first announced the Ente SoundTile for SONOS Amp at CEDIA Expo 2019, the Ente line has become renowned for bringing art and music together in one unique, user-friendly package. Now, Leon introduces a brand-new Artist Edition Ente featuring a lion mandala by digital artist Chris Saunders—in triptych form. 

“The lion has long been emblematic of everything the Leon brand stands for,” says Leon Speakers founder and president Noah Kaplan of the mandala’s subject. “Strength, adaptability, pride and a fierce appetite to discover what’s next.”

Just like the original Ente, the new triptych delivers reference-grade plug-and-play audio across three of Leon’s newly announced 12” x 36” vertical Ente tiles. The new tiles, which are able to display a variety of artworks, can be oriented vertically or horizontally and can work together to create works like Saunders’ triptych or separately as a two-piece set or individual single channel.

Commissioned as part of Leon’s 25th Anniversary celebration, Saunders created the Lion in addition to a collection of four exclusive sound-inspired mandalas. These will also make an appearance at Leon’s CEDIA Expo 2022 booth. All pieces will be available as prints signed by Saunders on Leon’s website: leonspeakers.com

“I really wanted to create a series that was a visual expression of sound, shape and symmetry,” says Saunders of the new series. “I did a lot of research on sound mandalas and visual shapes that were created from the result of a certain frequency being played.” 

The prints and entire Ente collection will be made available for direct purchase at Leon’s new online storefront.

Where to See Leon Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can see Leon Speakers’ Artist Edition Ente SoundTiles by digital artist Chris Saunders at Booth #18099. It joins Leon’s other design-forward technology concealment and customizable speaker solutions, TcBar soundbar cabinet and Terra LuminSound Bollard landscape speakers. Systems integrators and designers can learn more about Leon Speakers complete line of innovative residential and commercial solutions at www.leonspeakers.com

About Leon Speakers

Leon brings a creative approach to technology by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For 25 years, the company has been a leader in the conversation about merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more by visiting www.leonspeakers.com and 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

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Canadian Pricing Now Available in D-Tools Cloud through Industry-leading Suppliers

D-Tools continues support for its Canadian customers with the ability to now access their preferred supplier’s real-time Canadian product pricing through the D-Tools Cloud interface to simplify and expedite the proposal and procurement process from any web-enabled device     

CONCORD, CA — D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of system integrators worldwide, today extended support for its Canadian dealers by providing Canadian pricing for its cloud-based platform through direct integrations with leading industry suppliers.

 Currently serving nearly 1,000 system integrators in North America, D-Tools Cloud is an easy-to-implement cloud-based platform that offers an alternative to system integrators in the region seeking ways to close more business faster and drive increased productivity from any web-enabled device. 

Previously only available for the U.S., integrations with ADI, Staub, Paradigm, Anthem, Martin Logan, IC Realtime, Sonos, and Sound United brands including brands Denon, Marantz, Polk, and Definitive Technologt, provide Canadian customers utilizing D-Tools Cloud access to detailed, up-to-date product information and real-time pricing, to simplify and expedite their proposal throughput and procurement process. 

 “We are thrilled about our Partnership with D-Tools,” comments Bryan Sack, Vice President of Staub Electronics. “For over 24 years, D-Tools has helped integrators streamline their business processes thanks to their unique solution and we are looking forward to giving Canadian integrators the ability to access our leading brands through the D-Tools Cloud platform. Not only will this agreement allow our partners to save time maintaining their database, it will also give them an opportunity to optimize their procurement and efficiently manage their projects.”

Customers attest that D-Tools Cloud delivers on the promise to reduce their proposal backlog by expediting the generation and throughput of proposals, allowing them to close business faster and focus on the next opportunity. The platform’s interactive, multimedia proposals and browser-based visual quoting create a collaborative experience with clients, leading to prompt e-sign approval and deposit and higher close rates. In addition, D-Tools Cloud’s post-sales capabilities, such as scheduling, project planning, task management, and time tracking, help integrators ensure that jobs are delivered on time and budget.

For additional information and pricing on D-Tools Cloud and to sign up for a free trial, visit www.d-tools.com/cloud. Go to www.d-tools.com to learn more about D-Tools and its portfolio of products.   

 About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability. 

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  Media Contacts

Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

 Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

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Access Networks Fuels Operational Efficiency, Profitability for Systems Integrators with Cloud-Based Managed Services Solution

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ARCC, a cloud-based wireless controller from Access Networks, empowers systems integrators with greater agility, fewer truck rolls, and additional revenue when deploying home networks. 

 LOS ANGELES, CA – The cloud has singlehandedly transformed the systems integration landscape, making it easier for labor- and time-strapped systems integration firms to provide clients with exceptional service while improving their businesses with operational efficiency and profitability. To help systems integrators capitalize on the remarkable opportunities fueled by a cloud-based remote service management business model, Access Networks offers ARCC (Advanced, Resilient Cloud Controller) as it phases out its C120 and Zone Director on-premise, hardware-based controllers.

ARCC leverages the power of the cloud to accelerate remote managed services of Access Networks’ Custom Core and unmanaged home networks. It delivers all of the same plus additional network management features as the discontinued C120 and ZoneDirector controllers but with the convenience and efficiency of being fully addressable remotely via the cloud. Without the constraints of rolling trucks to customers’ homes to configure, manage and update networks, ARCC empowers dealers with greater business agility, cost reduction, recurring revenue opportunities, accelerated innovation, and customer satisfaction. 

ARCC delivers a new level of simplicity during deployment, a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job, and a lower cost of entry for industry-leading capabilities. From a single online dashboard, each client’s network is easily monitored and managed remotely from anywhere. Integrators can quickly and easily scale and update their clients’ networks with new features and capabilities, and should the home Wi-Fi environment change due to a remodeling project or the addition of a new smart system, for example, ARCC enables real-time control of the access points to adjust their RF energy to the new connectivity demands. 

“Historically, wireless residential networks have required an on-premise controller for visibility, configuration, and control,” says Bryce Nordstrand, VP General Manager of Managed Services at Access Networks. “Now, with the introduction of ARCC, which can be added to any Access Networks Core system or access point purchase, integrators can deliver an exceptional level of service and support remotely via the cloud without having to install any additional hardware. ARCC provides efficiency and the most complete Wi-Fi service for clients including deployment, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and upgrades.”

ARCC seamlessly integrates with any Access Networks-enabled network, unmanaged as well as Custom Core network solutions. Once the access points, routers, and switches have been installed, the access points will connect to the Internet and self-configure. Then, from a computer or mobile device, the integrator can button up the system, administering security protocols and setting up passwords, for example. The entire process is seamless and transparent to the customer, and repeatable with custom-made templates when possible, saving integrators time and manpower. This gives integrators interested in utilizing the cloud for remote network management more design flexibility, faster system deployment, greater workflow efficiency, and less equipment to install and service.

Existing Access Networks integration partners can find more details about ARCC in their MyAccess partner portal. Others who are interested in learning more about ARCC are invited to contact clientservices@accessnetworks.com

Where to See Access Networks at CEDIA Expo 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can visit Access Networks at Booth #18069 to learn more about its ARCC remote management platform, promotions, and how to best upgrade from a hardware- to a cloud-based architecture. The Access Networks’ team of IT experts will also be on-hand to discuss new Basic Configuration Services, the availability of Parasol’s customer support platform for Custom Core networking projects, other dealer support services and products, and how its recently announced partnership with Snap One can help make networking systems a stronger, more profitable part of their systems integration business. 

To learn more about Access Networks, its enterprise-grade systems, and exceptional IT service and support please visit www.accessnetworks.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Access Networks

Access Networks, a Snap One brand, is a trusted provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the residential and commercial technology integration markets. Access Networks’ mission is to deliver premier networking solutions that lead to exceptional client experiences while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and innovation. This commitment to excellence is leveraged by Access Networks’ superior IT support. From initial design to final configuration, Access Networks’ team of networking specialists is on-hand to help integrators deploy projects with confidence. A clear, well-defined focus on managed services and support, combined with an ever-evolving portfolio of best-in-class networking solutions, positions Access Networks as a leader in the networking industry—enhancing home and business environments through reliable, stable, and secure digital connections to what matters most. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Access Networks Media Contact

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

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Access Networks Delivers the Products, Services, and Education Integrators Need to Design and Deploy Successful Enterprise-Grade Networking Solutions

Debuting from Access Networks at CEDIA Expo 2022 are new Basic Configuration Services, Parasol remote monitoring services, ARCC cloud-based network management, and a series of skill-sharpening manufacturer training sessions. 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider, will showcase at CEDIA Expo 2022, Booth #18069, a wide range of innovative products, technologies, and the availability of next-generation expert configuration, monitoring, and support services. These new introductions strengthen the Access Networks line of networking solutions and help its Partners deliver optimal connectivity speed, coverage, and reliability in even the most challenging Wi-Fi environments. As a member of the Snap One family of brands, Access Networks’ offers its Partners the unique opportunity to build a complete connected home ecosystem on an enterprise-grade networking foundation. Further demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the success of systems integrators, the Access Networks team will also deliver a variety of insightful training sessions during the CEDIA Expo.

NEW Access Networks Basic Configuration Services

Access Networks continues to cater to the evolving needs of systems integrators by launching at CEDIA Expo 2022 a new service to streamline the deployment of reliable, stable, enterprise-grade networking systems. Created to help dealers consistently and efficiently deploy small- to medium-size networking systems, Basic Configuration Services utilizes over 15 years of experience and expertise of the Access Networks team to pre-configure parts of a networking solution that’s shipped to their partners or jobsites ready to install. 

The initial rollout of Basic Configuration Services will focus on delivering pre-configured networking solutions comprising Access Networks access points, switches, or Sophos firewalls. Dealers receive configuration services and industry-leading support historically provided for more complex projects requiring a Custom Core network; Basic Configuration Services provides a valuable subset of those services to the masses. 

NEW Access Networks Partners with Parasol to Leverage Remote Monitoring Service

Home network performance has never been more important and Access Networks evolves its suite of products with the launch of Parasol’s direct-to-customer support now available as a part of its advanced Custom Core networking system. Parasol’s technology, which runs on Snap One’s OvrC platform, enables integrators to offer their customers much-needed 24/7/365 support and service. 

Through the new partnership, customers benefit from an exceptional Wi-Fi experience and comprehensive support of their entire connected home, while systems integrators gain deep insights into the network; proactively troubleshooting with up to 90% fewer truck rolls, reducing demands on precious manpower and creating new streams of recurring revenue. 

Access Networks Cloud-Based Network Management Solution, ARCC, Networks Fuels Operational Efficiency, Profitability for Systems Integrators

The cloud has singlehandedly transformed the systems integration landscape, making it easier for labor- and time-strapped systems integration firms to provide clients with exceptional service while improving their businesses with operational efficiency and profitability. To help systems integrators capitalize on the remarkable opportunities fueled by a cloud-based remote service management business model, Access Networks offers ARCC (Advanced, Resilient Cloud Controller) as it phases out its C120 and Zone Director on-premise, hardware-based controllers.

ARCC leverages the power of the cloud to accelerate remote managed services of Access Networks’ Custom Core and unmanaged home networks. It delivers all of the same plus additional network management features as the discontinued C120 and ZoneDirector controllers but with the convenience and efficiency of being fully addressable remotely via the cloud. Without the constraints of rolling trucks to customers’ homes to configure, manage and update networks, ARCC empowers dealers with greater business agility, cost reduction, recurring revenue opportunities, accelerated innovation, and customer satisfaction. 

Access Networks Emphasizes Education with Course Offerings

Dedicated to providing systems integrators with the products, tools, and services to deliver customers exceptional Wi-Fi connectivity and achieve greater business success, two new sessions offered by Access Networks CEDIA Expo 2022 will explore how and why integrators should offer managed services and Wi-Fi 6 technologies to their customers. 

Where to See Access Networks Networking Solutions at CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can visit Access Networks at Booth #18069 to learn more about its range of dealer support services for projects big and small, Basic Configuration Services, Custom Core systems with integrated Parasol remote support platform, ARCC cloud-based remote configuration and management platform, site surveys and network testing tools. Also exhibited are Access Networks’ full line of wireless access points with Wi-Fi 6 outdoor options and its flagship Custom Core system. Access Networks’ IT experts will be on hand to answer questions about the features and applications of its products and services and to discuss how its recent partnership with Snap One can help make networking systems a stronger, more profitable part of a systems integration business. 

To learn more about Access Networks, its enterprise-grade systems, and exceptional IT service and support please visit www.accessnetworks.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Access Networks

Access Networks, a Snap One brand, is a trusted provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the residential and commercial technology integration markets. Access Networks’ mission is to deliver premier networking solutions that lead to exceptional client experiences while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and innovation. This commitment to excellence is leveraged by Access Networks’ superior IT support. From initial design to final configuration, Access Networks’ team of networking specialists is on-hand to help integrators deploy projects with confidence. A clear, well-defined focus on managed services and support, combined with an ever-evolving portfolio of best-in-class networking solutions, positions Access Networks as a leader in the networking industry—enhancing home and business environments through reliable, stable, and secure digital connections to what matters most. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Media Contact

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

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

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