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

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

AtlasIED Broadens GLOBALCOM Mass Communication Platform Offerings

AtlasIED Broadens GLOBALCOM Mass Communication Platform Offerings

AtlasIED’s new GCK app and digital communication station join its GLOBALCOM mass communications platform, while new wall-mounted IP display delivers audible and visual notifications via GLOBALCOM and third-party communications systems. 

PHOENIX, AZ – (October 23, 2021) – AtlasIED continues to evolve its popular GLOBALCOM mass communications platform with the addition of several key new products, giving commercial AV integrators even greater choice and flexibility when designing and deploying life safety and general notification systems. Engineered and designed to support the communications needs of a wide range of commercial environments, but ideally suited for transportation facilities, the products debuting at InfoComm 2021(booth #2311) include an updated version of the GLOBALCOM GCK software application and a digital communications station in both Dante and CobraNet versions. AtlasIED also expands its IPX Series with a new IP endpoint that combines an integrated LCD, flasher, and talkback microphone for delivery of audible and visual notifications. 

AtlasIED’s updated GCK Application can be utilized on any Windows 10 device or server. In addition to this installation flexibility, it provides 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. 

Advancing the scope of the GLOBALCOM platform further is AtlasIED’s new 571 Digital Communication Station for live announcements via a microphone. Replacing AtlasIED’s 528, 550, and 570 Series Digital Communication Stations, the 571 Digital Communication Station 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. 

AtlasIED GLOBALCOM 2Further 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 audio and/or scrolling text alerts and visual signaling through a flasher to improve the functionality of daily and emergency notifications. 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. An integrated talkback microphone supports intercom functions. Used with AtlasIED’s GLOBALCOM® or third-party software like Singlewire’s Informacast, IPX products expand the capabilities of public address, paging, and mass communications systems to ensure coherent, consistent, and compliant communication when and where it’s needed.

“The communications needs of commercial environments, particularly in the large venue, enterprise and campus-wide, and transportation industries, are constantly changing, so it’s imperative that our mass communications solutions keep pace through the development of cutting-edge products engineered with exciting new features and capabilities,” says Justin Young, General Manager at AtlasIED. “These recent new additions to our GLOBALCOM and IPX Series represent AtlasIED’s commitment to providing the most technologically advanced yet simple-to-deploy communications systems in the commercial AV market.”

InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s the updated GLOBALCOM GCK Application, 571 Digital Communication Station, and IP-DMF IP Endpoint, as well as several other product introductions. To see AtlasIED’s entire GLOBALCOM and IPX Series portfolio, please visit https://www.atlasied.com/z-series-overview and https://www.atlasied.com/shs-series-overview. The GCK Application and IP-DMF IP Endpoint are currently available, in stock and shipping.

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

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

 

AtlasIED Atmosphere Digital Audio System Debuts to Commercial AV Integrators at InfoComm 2021

AtlasIED Atmosphere Digital Audio System Debuts to Commercial AV Integrators at InfoComm 2021

AtlasIED Atmosphere platform has its global AV trade show debut, bringing InfoComm 2021 attendees a a revolutionary digital audio system that’s packed with advanced technology yet is simple to configure, install, and use. 

PHOENIX, AZ – (October 23, 2021) – AtlasIED—a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial environments, will debut for the first time at a global AV industry trade show its award-winning AtlasIED 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.

“At last, a product line that removes the complexity of configuration yet maintains ample flexibility in designing a digital audio system for different types of venues,” says Cliff Stromeyer of Phoenix-based integration firm, Trox. Adds Mike Harpster of Capital Electric Wire & Cable, New Berlin, Wisconsin, “This platform enables us to help our customers deliver rich audio content to workplaces like never before. The simplicity and capabilities that have been engineered into Atmosphere™ make it a major game-changer for our clients. With the many plug-and-play wall-plate controls, getting a space up and sounding great is easier than ever before.”

For its InfoComm debut of AtlasIED Atmosphere™, the company 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; a technologically advanced ambient noise sensor, and 400- and 800-watt, 4-channel power amplifiers. All of the components interoperate seamlessly, minimizing training time and installation, configuration, and programming headaches for AV integrators, and reducing the learning curve for end-users. Also setting Atmosphere™ apart from other digital audio solutions are integrated technologies including touchless control, automation, and artificial intelligence. Together, these features provide commercial establishments with a simpler, more convenient way to manage audio, resulting in greater customer and employee satisfaction and engagement. 

New Black Wallplates and Accessories Blend in Better
New to the Atmosphere™ line is a choice of black wallplates and accessories. They 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. 

Firmware Update Introduces New AV Integrator-Inspired Capabilities to Atmosphere™
Additionally, AtlasIED will demonstrate Atmosphere’s new 2.0 firmware update, which introduces several new capabilities to the system. Stemming from integrator requests, recently implemented features include:

  • Stereo and subwoofer support to produce dynamic, multi-dimensional music playback;
  • bell scheduling for automatic notification of class dismissals, lunch breaks, and other events;
  • room combine which enables large areas like conference rooms and banquet halls to be divided into multiple independent audio zones, and;
  • self-healing accessories, which enables replacement Atmosphere™ components to be added to an installed system and be recognized and configured automatically.

“Atmosphere™ signifies our commitment to the audiovisual community through a comprehensive product platform that offers unprecedented benefits to both integrators and end-users,” says John Ivey, president at AtlasIED. “AV companies can take full advantage of the numerous benefits afforded by this innovative digital audio solution in a wide range of commercial environments, from the smallest cocktail lounge to the largest luxury hotel. Further, this platform and subsequent product rollouts and system refinements positions AtlasIED as a leader in the digital audio industry and creates exciting business opportunities for technology integrators.”

Revolutionary Features Set a New Digital Audio Standard: Touchless Control, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation
Gone are the days of multiple users touching the controls of a digital audio system to select sources, adjust the volume, and choose zones. Instead, Atmosphere™ enables each authorized user to manage the system from his or her own mobile device, lending a cleaner, more hygienic approach to control no matter which operating system is being utilized. Setup is simple: The controls of the Atmosphere™ digital audio processor populate automatically when a user’s mobile device scans the DSP’s QR code. Per parameters programmed initially into the system by the AV integrator, this QR code grants access to certain features; for example, allowing a manager to modify the schedule of outgoing messages, while staff is permitted to only adjust the volume level. 

Leveraging this hands-off approach to control is Atmosphere’s™ revolutionary ambient noise compensation technology. Built into each Atmosphere™ DSP (two models are available) are multi-patented algorithms, which enable it to continually learn and adapt to changes in the environment. Through data collected and transmitted by an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor, the DSP comes to recognize patterns like the need to raise the volume at a bar during happy hour to compensate for high levels of ambient noise. Unlike systems that rely on external microphones to monitor the environment, Atmosphere™ uses artificial intelligence to analyze audio data and respond to the predictable behaviors of its users, such as consistent commands issued from an Atmosphere™ volume controller, as well as data sent from an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor to the DSP. 

The audio level isn’t the only setting that Atmosphere™ adjusts automatically. Messages uploaded to the DSP as WAV files can be dispatched according to a pre-programmed schedule based on priority or when triggered by an Atmosphere™ input device, such as a volume/source/zone selector. This level of automation affords AV integrators a digital audio solution that can be customized for exceptional operational convenience, efficiency, and performance. Adding another layer of customization is a built-in Tilter Filter™, which drastically simplifies tuning the audio for the specific room or zone with an easy-to-use feature that helps balance lows and highs.  

InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s Atmosphere™ platform as well as several new product introductions. To see the entire Atmosphere™ product portfolio and learn more about the digital audio platform, please visit https://www.atlasied.com/atmosphere. The Atmosphere family of products is currently in stock and shipping.

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

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

 

AtlasIED Expands Popular SHS Family with Speaker Optimized for Sound Masking & Subwoofer for High-Quality Music Reproduction

AtlasIED SHS family grows to provide AV integrators with additional aesthetically-friendly sound masking and high-fidelity background music options. 

PHOENIX, AZ – (October 23, 2021) – AtlasIED expands its Strategically Hidden Speaker (SHS) line with the addition of two new high-quality, design-friendly speakers. Debuting at InfoComm 2021 (Booth #2311) are the SHS-3T2 and the SHS-LF, speakers engineered and designed for sound masking and high-quality music reproduction. These two new speakers both exhibit the same discreet, low-profile cosmetics as AtlasIED’s existing line of SHS products, making them a welcome addition to a range of commercial environments.

Leveraging the capabilities and connectivity of its Z Series digital all-in-one sound masking, background music, and paging system, AtlasIED offers its new SHS-3T2. It integrates seamlessly with both the 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-3T2 is unique to the SHS family in that it offers a variety of mounting options, out of the box.  Flexibility to match any aesthetic and work in any location is key, as the SHS-3T2 can be in-ceiling mounted, pendant mounted, or wall mounted.

Also joining the SHS family is the SHS-LF, 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. Thanks to the addition of the SHS-LF, AV integrators now have an attractive solution for hospitality applications where high-quality background music lends greater customer satisfaction, engagement, and enjoyment. 

Featuring the same attention to detail as AtlasIED’s original SHS speakers, the SHS-3T2 and SHS-LF blend into the aesthetic of any environment. The concealed design of the SHS speakers is achieved by an Adaptive Dispersion Lens Technology, a new, patented waveguide form unique to AtlasIED. Only a 3-inch diameter lens and a micro trim ring are visible when using the in-ceiling mounting configuration. The dispersion lens can be easily painted to match the ceiling without compromising the architectural aesthetics of the room. For hard-to-match spaces, AtlasIED’s DesignLab™ color match process uses high-resolution UV-printing technology to replicate color and texture onto the SHS lens for visual continuity. 

“These new design-forward speakers integrated with our Z Series system provide corporate, healthcare, and hospitality customers with an attractive audio solution that delivers sound masking, paging, and background music beautifully,” says Michael Peveler, VP Sales. “AV integrators can now give their commercial customers a solution that conforms to both their design and performance requirements.” 

InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s new SHS-3T2 and SHS-LF, as well as several other product introductions. To see AtlasIED’s entire Z Series and SHS portfolio, please visit https://www.atlasied.com/z-series-overview and https://www.atlasied.com/shs-series-overview. The SHS-6T2, SHS-3T2, and Z Series are all currently in stock and shipping.

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

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

AtlasIED Helps Security Integrators Expand into the Digital Audio Market with New Atmosphere™ System

AtlasIED Helps Security Integrators Expand into the Digital Audio Market with New Atmosphere™ System

 

ISC West Booth 7054

AtlasIED’s Atmosphere™ digital audio platform bridges background music with critical messaging features, giving security integrators an easy entry into new commercial audio opportunities.

PHOENIX, AZ (July 8, 2021) — AtlasIED is blazing a trail for security integrators interested in adding digital audio solutions to their product portfolios. Introduced last year, AtlasIED’s innovative Atmosphere™ digital audio platform is a complete, turnkey audio system designed and engineered for quick, easy deployment in a wide range of commercial environments, with capabilities particularly beneficial for the distribution of high-performance music, scheduled notifications, and messaging in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, and retail establishments.

Includes Everything an Integrator Needs to Succeed

Comprising a range of advanced signal processors, amplifiers, plug-and-play controllers and accessory plates, simple to configure software, an intuitive mobile interface for convenient operation, and multi-patented built-in intelligence, Atmosphere™ includes everything an integrator needs to break into and prosper in the commercial audio market, while still providing their customers life safety features through high-priority input options built into the platform.

Modular, scalable, versatile, and incorporating a full suite of revolutionary technologies, Atmosphere™ can serve the digital audio needs of the smallest cocktail lounge to the largest banquet hall. The family of components has been designed to work seamlessly together, minimizing training time and installation, configuration, and programming headaches for security integrators, and reducing the learning curve for end-users. Because Atmosphere™ is compatible with AtlasIED’s line of loudspeakers (or any standard loudspeaker), the same speakers used for mass communications applications can be used to deliver music.

“From its inception, Atmosphere™ was developed to simplify the design, configuration, and installation of a digital audio system so that any integrator, no matter how new or experienced with commercial audio solutions, can deploy a high-performance system,” says John Ivey, president at AtlasIED. “Atmosphere™ represents our continued commitment to helping integrators strengthen, refine, and grow their businesses. While Atmosphere™ is advanced in its capabilities, it sets a new standard for its ease of integration in a wide variety of commercial environments.”

Automation Features Streamline Configuration and Control

Through Atmosphere™, AtlasIED offers security integrators an opportunity to deliver a high-quality music and messaging distribution system but without the common installation and configuration hassles of other digital audio systems. Equipped with built-in intelligence and advanced technologies, the Atmosphere™ digital signal processors (two models are available) handle many functions automatically. For example, through data collected and transmitted by an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor, the DSP comes to recognize patterns like the need to raise the volume at a bar during happy hour to compensate for high levels of ambient noise. Unlike systems that rely on external microphones to monitor the environment, Atmosphere™ uses artificial intelligence to analyze and respond to the predictable behaviors of its users, such as consistent commands issued from an Atmosphere™ volume controller, as well as data sent from an Atmosphere™ ambient noise sensor to the DSP.

The volume level isn’t the only setting that Atmosphere™ adjusts automatically. Messages uploaded to the DSP as WAV files can be dispatched according to pre-programmed schedules based on priority or when triggered by an Atmosphere™ input device, such as a volume/source/zone selector. And should an emergency arise, the alarm tied into Atmosphere’s™ high-priority input mutes background music and other messaging or tones so that announcements concerning an evacuation, lockdown, severe weather or other situation can play through the speakers.

Intuitive Programming Software Simplifies Setup and Service

No matter a commercial establishment’s audio needs, security integrators can satisfy them quickly and conveniently through Atmosphere’s™ simple, intuitive programming software. The software guides integrators through the configuration process and provides ample opportunity for customization. Daily schedules can be created for the delivery of music and messages. Speakers can be grouped into distinct audio zones, enabling audio to play in only pre-specified areas. Last but not least, pre-loaded EQ files enable speakers to be easily tuned for the specific application and environment.

Plus, integrators can configure the system to authorize end-users to make minor adjustments via a mobile interface directly from their personal devices; for example, allowing managers to modify the schedule of outgoing messages while staff members are only able to adjust the volume. This minimizes post-installation on-site changes and lengthy end-user training for integrators. Additionally, should any wall-plate accessory of an Atmosphere™ system accidentally break, there’s no need to spend excessive time in the field to reprogram the replacement product. Instead, the system “self-heals,” instantly recognizing the newly installed wall-plate and loading into it all of the original customized settings automatically. Integrators can have the system back up and running in seconds, dramatically reducing time and manpower typically required to service a digital audio system.

Components Comprising Atmosphere™ Suite

Products currently comprising the Atmosphere™ digital audio platform include two varieties of digital signal processors (6-input/4 output AZM4 and 10 input/8 output AZM8); two amplifiers (400-watt AZA404 and 800-watt AZ804); six different plug-and-play accessories, including wall-mounted audio controllers (single- and multi-zone options) and remote audio inputs (RCA, Bluetooth, and XLR sources); and an ambient noise sensor. As many as 16 accessories can be daisy-chained to the AZM4 and the AZM8 DSPs. Boasting a clean, modern, industrial design, the components of Atmosphere™ complement the aesthetics of most commercial environments.

ISC West 2021 attendees can see Atmosphere™ and other AtlasIED communications, security, and audio solutions at Booth 7054.

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 the continued growth and advancement of the commercial audio industry.

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

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

Taking Security and Emergency Preparedness to the Next Level

Taking Security and Emergency Preparedness to the Next Level

When seconds count, AtlasIED’s IPX Series of IP endpoints streamline emergency communications at Genesee Valley School District.

As the decades-old PA system at Genesee Valley School District’s K-12 building continued to struggle, technology director Jeff LaBenne began looking for a replacement—not just an even swap, but something much more robust and feature-rich to satisfy the evolving communications needs of the school. The administration had recently secured funding for a capital improvement project, so the timing was ideal to explore options for a more advanced and effective campus-wide communications system. “Security preparedness has become an increasingly important facet of school communications, and IP-based solutions are leading the way,” says LaBenne, who keeps a close pulse on new technologies that help provide safer, more productive, learning environments.

Multi-Faceted Communications Approach for Lower Cost, Higher Return

“When I looked at a replacement paging system with additional IP-enabled clocks, it got expensive quickly,” he says. “The alternative, IP endpoints with speakers from AtlasIED, that could also display the time, plus play audio for both paging and bell schedules, turned out to be a more affordable option.” Another benefit: the IPX family of IP endpoints could utilize the school building’s existing Ethernet network to derive power and distribute audio and video. “Because we wouldn’t need to get power to every IP speaker location, placement would be easier and more flexible,” LaBenne explains. “Speakers that required new cabling would have made the project much more costly and laborious—plus we’d be missing out on some of the useful features bundled into AtlasIED’s IPX series endpoints.”

Seamless Integration of Speaker and Software

Some other schools in the area had already transitioned from antiquated paging systems to IPX-based communications systems from AtlasIED and were thrilled with the results, so the Genesee Valley administration had no reservations about pressing forward with LaBenne’s plan. LaBenne spent a few days outlining the school’s communications needs, identified complementary software from Singlewire to manage the messaging, and plotted ideal positions for a variety of AtlasIED’s IPX series endpoints in classrooms, hallways, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and more. AtlasIED weather-resistant, vandal-proof IP speakers were selected for exterior spaces, ensuring that critical announcements are heard during recess, football games, and other outdoor activities. Handling the project largely on his own, LaBenne started the process in the summer of 2019 and had the system up and running by fall in time for the start of school.

Flashers and Scrolling Text Enhance Classroom Communication

A system that supports bell schedules and live announcements may have been at the top of LaBenne’s shopping list, but the AtlasIED solution came with several other perks. For starters, the IPX family of IP endpoints integrate seamlessly with the existing Singlewire communications software running on a Cisco server. The school district had been using Singlewire previously to distribute alerts over the school’s existing Cisco phone system, so all it took was some additional licensing to introduce additional security and communications features to the new IP network. The IPX built-in flashers and display enhance school communications further.

For example, flashers on each endpoint can illuminate in red to convey an emergency situation—with or without any audible messaging. “Previously, administrators had to make real-time announcements on the fly, sometimes during duress—never a good situation,” LaBenne says. Now, should someone initiate an emergency alert by dialing a special extension or pressing an emergency button on any phone, the IPX endpoints flash in a red color and scrolling text with instructions appear on the speakers’ displays. To simplify emergency communications for staff, LaBenne programmed one-button activation of pre-recorded messages for situations including shelter-in-place, lock down, lock out, and all clear. “And because the speakers in the IPX endpoints are so efficient, we can play the volume of messages much louder than other speakers would allow,” he adds.

Customized Bell Scheduling Supports Varied K-12 Routines

The AtlasIED/Singlewire pairing also excels at delivering routine, non-emergency announcements, including bells throughout the school day. Six hundred elementary-, middle-, and high-school students are housed in a single building, yet follow different schedules. The Singlewire software allowed LaBenne to group specific AtlasIED speakers and IP endpoints together and create a bell schedule for each zone. The schedule can be easily modified and audio zones altered to reflect events like an early, campus-wide dismissal due to inclement weather conditions.

IPX Speakers Blend into Classroom Environments with Ease

Certainly, it is the technology inside the IPX endpoints that makes them a wise investment for schools like Genesee Valley. But it is what’s on the outside that makes them a pleasing addition to the classroom environment. “The IPX family of IP endpoints from AtlasIED simply look better than any speaker on the market,” LaBenne professes. “With their built-in clock, which was programmed to display the same green as our school color, and attractive housing and mounting options, they make our school look great.” Plus, the colored-coded messaging enables the school to more effectively communicate events—red for emergencies, green for routine announcements, for example. At a glance, students and staff understand the nature of the message, enhancing safety protocols and procedures dramatically for the school district.

Getting More than Bargained For

Thanks to a variety of design options in AtlasIED’s IPX endpoint line, LaBenne was able to choose the perfect product for every area of the school—more than 200 IP speakers throughout the 230,500-square-foot building and several outdoor locations. In hallways, he went with dual-sided IP-DDS endpoints so that students could see and hear messages no matter which direction they were walking. Surface-mounted IP-SDMF endpoints with integrated flashers, meanwhile, went into most classrooms, offices, and gymnasiums, with flasher colors customized to illuminate in green for non-critical events and red for emergencies. To deliver audible messages to restrooms and stairwells, LaBenne used IP-SM speakers, and for outdoor areas, some existing analog speakers were replaced with IP-HVP speakers.

For the few existing outdoor analog speakers that remained, LaBenne employed a gateway that converts digital audio signals to analog so they can relay the same audible notifications as the IPX endpoints.

From corner to corner, top to bottom, the entire Genesee Valley School campus is covered. What started as a quest to replace a PA system, turned into something much more. In addition to supporting the school’s PA needs, the AtlasIED IPX family of IP endpoints enhance the efficiency of Genesee Valley’s emergency and safety protocols through modern, flexible technology that eliminates the manual, dated communications processes of the past.

AtlasIED Technology Used

(150) IP-SDMF PoE+ Compliant IP Dual-Sided LCD Endpoint with Speakers and LED Flasher

(23) IP-SM PoE+ Indoor Wall/Ceiling Mount IP Endpoint

(30) IP-DDS PoE+ Compliant IP Dual Sided LCD Endpoint with Speakers and LED Flasher

(18) IP-HVP PoE+ Vandal and Weather Resistant Wall-Mount IP Endpoint