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Parade Ground Audio, Technomad at Quantico

Photos from a recent installation / upgrade of parade-ground audio at MCB Quantico. The loudspeakers installed were the MIL-STD 810F Pismo Loudspeaker. The loudspeakers were mounted to existing lighting poles using stainless-steel strapping and Technomad stainless multi-mount loudspeaker brackets.

Pismo loudspeakers have been supplied by Technomad to the US military and allied armed forces since 1995, and offer multi-decade operational life in harsh conditions, including intense desert UV (ultraviolet) radiation, heat, blowing sand, salt fog, rain, snow, and intense cold.

The Pismo loudspeaker has a nominal range of 1/2 mile, while the larger Omaha loudspeaker has range up to 1 mile. The US made loudspeakers are typically sold as part of turn-key mobile or permanent PA systems, complete with pre integrated control rack with amplifier, microphones, and cabling. Larger modular outdoor pa systems are also available which cover multiple square miles, with multiple local-output systems linked together using wireless or Ethernet based connections.

Popular accessories for Technomad systems include the SuperConductor automatic audio player (ideal for playing bugle-calls, alerts, and safety reminders automatically on a schedule or on-demand in case of emergency), additional wireless microphones, vehicle power-interfaces for operation away from AC power sources, and more.

Technomad also supplies Man-Pack ultraportable battery powered PA systems which are ideal for rucksack transported uses or applications without AC power.

Technomad December 2018 Military Audio Newsletter

New Man-Pack Systems

We’ve expanded our line of light and weatherproof portable PA systems: the FireFly voice-range system and the DragonFly music & voice system. Both operate for 4+ hours from internal battery, and weight less than 25 lbs.  FireFly just upgraded for higher output!

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» Technomad Audio Installed at Large Scale Firing Range in Virginia (photos)

Production Scheduling Note (August, 2014)

As a quick reminder as we approach the busy end-of-fiscal year period, orders are scheduled for production in the order received. Current production times are estimated at 3 weeks ARO, subject to change. Need an updated quote? Please contact us.

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The FireFly Tactical Portable PA System – loud, weatherproof, self-casing, flexible. Fits in a rucksack. Ideal for training, portable use – includes wireless mic, expansion bay.

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Giant Voice / Big Voice PA systems – quick setup, fully weatherproof, self-casing, highly intelligible. Single system radius up to 1 Mile, network multiple systems for large area coverage. MilSpec 810F.

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SuperConductor easy-to-operate message player – simple to program, plays sounds on a schedule you create, or on-demand. Useful for MOP conditions, base scheduling, more…

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Technomad Military PA Systems Power Firing Range Audio on Virginia USMC Base

BOSTON, November 30, 2012 – The United States Marine Corps is now using Technomad advanced audio systems to project live voice commands over large areas while conducting military training exercises on a Northern Virginia base.  The complete audio solution, procured and delivered by government support contractor Tatitlek, allows system operators to target announcements across multiple audio zones — and allows USMC trainers at various locations to remain in contact as they conduct exercises at several outdoor firing ranges.

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Tatitlek, which was also responsible for managing the installation, approached Technomad seeking a comprehensive PA solution that provided zone control and gave USMC trainers the power to remain mobile during exercises.  The Technomad Modular Military PA system features multiple loudspeakers and a central signal processing solution to amplify and distribute audio to each zone, along with an intelligent land mobile radio interface to translate verbal commands to the loudspeakers.  The Technomad loudspeakers are completely weatherproof and highly durable for long-term use and survivability on the open-air firing ranges.

The training exercises take place on four firing ranges, three of which have several firing lines at incremental distances extending to 1000 yards.  Tatitlek installed Technomad loudspeakers at the left and right end of every firing line — about 300 feet wide — reproducing live verbal commands at powerful volumes with no distortion or lack of clarity.  The immaculate speech intelligibility of Technomad loudspeakers ensures that soldiers are reacting swiftly to loud and clear commands.

“Operator control is perhaps the biggest advantage,” said Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad.  “The intelligent zone control solution allows any trainer or operator to make announcements over any set of loudspeakers, from any location.  The central radio operator, situated in a bulletproof structure, can choose which set of loudspeakers will broadcast an announcement.”

In a typical scenario, trainers on the firing lines communicate with soldiers, making announcements over the loudspeakers from their handheld radios.  Meanwhile, another trainer situated behind a protective berm in the “pit” commands his team on when and where to raise pop-up targets.  An additional set of loudspeakers in the pit area allows the trainer to clearly communicate all firing target directives to his support team.

The Technomad solution also features a dedicated amplifier channel for each firing line, with custom 70-volt loudspeaker configurations to accommodate lengthy cable runs back to the central audio headend.  Signals are routed to the amplifier channels through a third-party audio splitter, which ensures that commands are delivered to the appropriate zones.

A Technomad Turnkey Military PA System at a fourth “Requal” (requalification) firing range for handgun training ties all audio to a single source for maximum efficiency.

Technomad Military PA systems are used around the world for military/Giant Voice applications including mass notification, force protection, combat simulation and training, large range firing systems, PSYOPS, operations scheduling and tactical/mobile PA.  Recent shipments include military bases in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Central America (Honduras).

All Technomad Military PA Systems (Turnkey and Modular) include weatherproof loudspeakers plus a high-powered amplifier, six-channel mixer, and audio playback to power voice and music over long distances — all pre-wired into a shock-proof signal processing rack.  Loudspeaker stands, a dynamic switched microphone, cables and connectors round out the turnkey systems.  Options include the SuperConductor, often integrated into Military PA System applications to simplify and enhance audio playback, add field recording capabilities and introduce message repeating for training drills, emergency situations and general base information.

ABOUT TECHNOMADTechnomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800-464-7757 x 710
International: 617-275-8898 x 710
Email: [email protected]

Technomad Awarded GSA Schedule Number for Government Purchasing

BOSTON, September 26, 2011 Technomad public address (PA) and audio communications systems are now available for purchase through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), giving federal, state and local government agencies faster access and advantageous pricing.

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The company’s new GSA Schedule status offers pre-negotiated discounts, terms and conditions to government agencies, giving buyers the best possible price and purchasing convenience.  This reduces the need for competitive quotes, and benefits government buyers with funding sources earmarked for GSA-only purchasing.

Technomad’s GSA Schedule number is GS-03F-0186X.  Government buyers and contracting officers can purchase Technomad systems, products and accessories at http://www.gsaadvantage.gov, or place orders with Technomad that reference GSA contract pricing.

Technomad manufactures a wide range of turnkey and modular PA systems, audio playback systems and other accessories that are widely used for fixed and mobile audio on military bases and elsewhere by government agencies.  Applications include military base audio, training and simulation (including MOUT), site- and facility-wide training, Giant Voice and mass notification, emergency response, border control, portable audio, ceremonies and live events, and more.

Technomad systems available through the GSA program include Turnkey Military PA systems (covering one-square mile), Modular Military PA systems (for larger areas), the SuperConductor military audio playback and recording system, and the FireFly tactical PA system for lightweight, portable audio — as well as the company’s most popular accessories.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD
Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800-464-7757 x710
International: 617-275-8898 x710
Email: [email protected]

Technomad MOUT Systems Power Training and Simulation on Military Bases

Technomad offers a complete range of high-powered weatherproof PA systems and communications equipment for Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) programs, fueling simulated warfare environments for military troops and combat soldiers in training.

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MOUT, also known as Urban Operations, defines combat in cities, towns and other urban environments.  Technomad’s expanding presence in MOUT drills on worldwide military bases provides soldiers with realistic training for urban warfare.  The company has many high-profile MOUT training projects live today, including the National Training Center at Fort Irwin and Zussman Urban Combat Center.

Technomad PA systems inject realistic sounds into simulated combat environments, including those common in urban environments.  The Technomad SuperConductor military audio player injects simulated flash bangs (grenades) and artillery into MOUT exercises in place of pyrotechnics.  The SuperConductor injects other realistic sounds such as incoming fire, blank rounds for OPFOR (opposing forces) and human screams to enhance the overall “shock and awe” of the training event.

MOUT exercises help soldiers differentiate true threats from general civilian activity once in theater.  Such training also helps soldiers better determine appropriate tactical responses in a “four-dimensional battlefield” with crowded sightlines, restrictive fires, and increased threats of enemy ambush from concealed locations.  This teaches soldiers to engage possible threats from all directions.

Technomad MOUT systems provide exceptional speech intelligibility and audio reproduction over broad areas with exceptional ease of use.  Technomad meets MilSpec 810F requirements with fully weatherproof, highly durable designs, including tactical, mobile PA systems (Technomad FireFly); simple Turnkey PA systems covering at least one square mile; and massive networked Giant Voice PA systems to cover much larger areas.

The SuperConductor audio player recorder packs a rich feature set into a 1RU form factor.   Users upload audio files in a hassle-free manner at high speeds.  The SuperConductor offers immediate, manual playback from a front-panel, push-and-turn knob; and automatic playback of files via down-to-the-second scheduling.  Audio files are triggered for single-event playback or repeated many times via user-defined schedules.

Complete Technomad PA systems for MOUT operations include weatherproof loudspeakers, an amplifier, mixer, wired or wireless microphones, cables, connectors and gasketed, self-casing lids for extra loudspeaker protection.  All audio components are delivered in a pre-wired, shock-mount equipment rack for maximum protection in the field.  Technomad also offers its Land-Mobile Radio (LMR) interface for tying radio communications into exercises, as well as IP intercom systems for networking multiple communications points, including indoor locations.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD
Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800-464-7757 x 710
International: 617-275-8898 x 710
Email: [email protected]

New Features in SuperConductor 3.0 Firmware

Need to upgrade your current unit?  Sign the Guestbook for instant access to the Product Support Page – then you can download the firmware and view step-by-step instructions (look halfway down the page, in the “SuperConductor” section.  We’re happy to help you if you have any questions – and we can even upgrade your unit at our factory for a small fee if you prefer.

Major Improvements
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• Upload speed improved for sounds file upload operations – @ 200% faster upload
• Second precision added on task scheduler – now you can schedule events down to the second!
• Custom section added on STATUS page. The content is read from a “custom.html” file located in the internal usb pen.  Use this to create your own custom message or instructions on the Status (default) page – i.e. simple text messages, warnings, instructions, or even HTML with links.  Very useful for identifying the unit, your department, etc.  Just create / edit the “custom.html” file on the USB drive – content is auto-included in the Status page.
• CONTROL page created as second tab.
• Lower level password added for CONTROL page access.  Now, you can create a password which provides access ONLY to the Control page – i.e. for lower-level staffers to play sounds, WITHOUT giving them access to the entire unit.
• Added SonicIP as WEB UI configurable option (you can turn off the ‘voice announcement’ of the unit’s IP Address).
• Mandatory ‘until’ time removed from scheduler – single events now don’t’ need you to enter ‘until’ time.

Other Improvements:
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• Added more clear scheduler entry state indicator.
• Added SW VERSION in status page, after last tab.
• Playlist file name changed to knoblist_xxx.txt.
• Special char (X) to exit aborting from some LCM sections.
• Minus offset added to the timeserver timeshift setup option.
• Device automatically resets after IP, netmask, or router IP change.
• USB storage converted FAT32 file system (FAT16 compatibility).
• Added WAV file compatibility. WAV file format auto-detection on play.
• Added file size column in UPLOAD page.
• System Details link added to SETTING page.
• Remote Control and Knob Lockout WEB UI fields moved to SETTINGS page.

Bugs Fixed In This Version:
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• Fixed bad Timeserver alignment.
• LCM Recorded sound could not be scheduled – now it can.

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Long Distance Force Protection

This article appears in the January-February issue of MilSat Magazine.

The military has long relied on satellites for long-distance communications.  The success of the early satellite trial phases in the mid 20th century led to increasing reliance of the satellite infrastructure to dependably deliver information to distant military bases over free space.

Today, military communications, or COMSAT systems are still in place to inform and protect military personnel.  COMSAT systems are aligned with various bands of electromagnetic spectrum to deliver provide such information.  This includes the X-Band, a microwave radio band that lives in the 7.0 to 11.2 GHz frequency range; and the Ka Band, which falls into the 26.5 to 40 GHz range.

There is also the UHF, or ultra-high frequency band, more popularly known for its role in terrestrial (over-the-air) television delivery but sometimes used for military satellite communications.  The U.S. military reserves the right to use the 1452-1492 MHz chunk of the UHF spectrum.

The common aspect of these different bands of spectrum is that they are all reliable for the delivery of voice and data over free space, from point to point or one point to many.


Technomad loudspeaker in Military PA System
A simulated military drill featuring a Technomad Military PA system


IP Enters The Mix

It is established that plenty of bandwidth exists in a typical long-distance satellite connection to deliver voice and data.  Increasingly, these systems are interfacing with Ethernet and fiber links to provide both redundant and/or first-mile and last-mile connections.

Audio over IP is ideal for streaming live audio from a source to a target, both separately and in combination with satellite links.  IP-based technologies have matured to the point where it is simple to reliably “hand off” a communications signal from an IP-based system or network to a COMSAT system.  The combination provides a powerful solution for multipoint communications and/or extending the reach of a point-to-point connection.

The challenge is in maintaining a consistent live, working connection for streaming data and audio over IP.  Whether for everyday operations or emergency situations, the remote connection suffers if plagued by occasional dropouts and temporary outages.  This becomes a potential safety hazard if a live or recorded voice message streamed in real-time goes silent due to a poor connection.

An alternative solution for remote satellite communications is to use the same technology for distributing commands.  These CGI-based commands are useful for triggering tones, alarms, announcements and other audio as single events or repeated messages.  This strategy temporarily opens the connection to trigger an event at the remote base(s) instead of requiring a continuous, open IP connection to stream live audio.


Military PA System in Afghanistan
Clear speech and audio intelligibility enhances force protection in combat situations


Central Control

Military bases using audio playback systems such as the Technomad SuperConductor have the option of informing base personnel of the day’s events through a series of announcements, either triggered manually or on a scheduled basis.  The option to repeat the message any number of times exists for important but non-critical announcements as well as for emergency situations.

The latter is an ideal example of how such technology can benefit warfighters and distant military bases receiving information from U.S.-based unit control centers over a COMSAT system.  The ability to advise patrol teams and even local citizens of hostile movements, MOPP conditions and other dangerous situations is critical to force protection and mass notification – essentially, for saving lives.

The ability to trigger these announcements, tones and other warning signals locally from distant unit control centers ensures reliability of playback.  The use of the CGI command as a data stream instead of streaming live audio also preserves bandwidth, making more efficient use of the existing space in the larger COMSAT system.


Remote Base Systems

The momentary IP connection required to send a CGI command is enabled from the unit command center.  If the remote playback system allows scheduling (such as the SuperConductor), military personnel at the command center can use the same command to set up an events in advance.

Once the connection is made, the operator would access a web interface, enter the appropriate passwords, schedule the event and quickly disconnect.  The playback system would trigger the event at the schedule time, allowing for a very efficient use of satellite resources.  This can be achieved for multiple locations with the appropriate playback systems, with few human and time-related resources required.

But what happens when the command is recognized and the audio event is triggered?  It’s at this point that the quality of the audio becomes relevant.  Bases with harsh sounding horn systems will produce tinny and distorted audio that is difficult to comprehend.  Horn designs frequently have narrow coverage angles, behaving like an acoustic “spotlight.”  Those directly in line with the horn are blasted with sound while those to either side of the horn cannot hear the message clearly.

High-clarity PA systems with the appropriate end point (loudspeakers) and infrastructure components (amplifiers, mixers) will ensure that the message sent from the unit control center is loud and clear.  Most remote bases will simply require turnkey systems with several loudspeakers to cover something in the area of one square mile, although networked Giant Voice PA systems may be designed to cover much larger spaces.  The latter can also double as a public safety system for local citizens.


Technomad SuperConductor military mp3 player and recorder
Technomad SuperConductor military mp3 player and recording system enables long-distance force protection via satellite and IP audio communications


Connecting the Dots

Setting up such a system at the remote base should be relatively simple.  In most cases the playback system would exist as 1RU component and live in a signal processing rack with additional infrastructure and networking equipment.  Local military personnel would also have access to the system to manually trigger warnings in critical situations.

The delivery of the warning tone or message to the loudspeaker points can be handled over cabled infrastructure using Ethernet, twisted pair, or optical fiber lines; or wirelessly using RF transmission.  In larger systems, Ethernet connections add the benefit of zone-control to stream audio to specific areas in a facility.

Announcements and warnings can be fanned out further by tying in a land-mobile radio system.  This allows patrol units at the base to connect to the central PA using handheld radio, adding another local element of force protection to the mix.  The brains of the system can live inside the same signal processing rack as the audio playback and infrastructure systems to create a clean, centralized and fully realized local PA system.

Protection from the elements is a final but important consideration.  Military technology is nearly worthless without ruggedness and durability.  Weatherproof loudspeakers are ideal for outdoor installations to cope with rain, snow, sleet, and water ingression.  Likewise, outdoor loudspeakers should be able to withstand the blowing dust and dirt of a desert environment.  Equipment that cannot survive the rigors of wind, impact and other abuse will not last long in the military or in other challenging installations.

The goal of military satellite communications is to supply information to military units that lack a reliable means of terrestrial communication.  The proliferation of IP-based technologies can now provide more power and diversity to COMSAT systems to further enhance protection for military personnel serving at remote bases around the world.

See http://www.milsatmagazine.com/cgi-bin/display_article.cgi?number=1396500954 to access the publication’s article.

Technomad Ships Large Order to USMC Firing Range

Technomad LLC, a leader in high-powered weatherproof PA systems and communications equipment for military, security and other government applications, has shipped a large order of fixed and mobile Technomad Military PA systems to a military base in North Carolina.  The durable, weatherproof systems will provide instructional audio and public address on firing ranges for United States Marine Corps unit training, and inject “in-theater” realism for both the firing ranges and simulated Iraqi villages on the base.

The USMC has long used Technomad Military PA systems on its firing ranges at the North Carolina base, citing weatherproof construction, audio quality and long-distance projection as critical elements of the system that are vital to the unit’s mission.  The new systems address safety issues on firing ranges currently lacking PA systems, and replace decade-old PA systems from other vendors.

Firing Range with Technomad Loudspeaker

Technomad is delivering two of its new FireFly tactical mobile PA systems for us on smaller firing ranges.  The FireFly is the first backpack-portable, weatherproof, self-casing, all-in-one PA system for the military and offers superior audio quality, high power output, quick setup and rugged durability.  The FireFly systems provide loud and clear command and control capabilities to operators, along with unimpeded mobility to avoid shooters as they move between yard lines.

The USMC unit is also adding five fixed, turnkey Military PA Systems featuring multiple Technomad weatherproof loudspeakers with gasketed lids for extra protection.  The complete systems also feature amplifiers, six-channel audio mixers and Technomad SuperConductor military mp3 players among other components (wired and wireless microphones, speaker stands, cables and connectors) — all pre-wired within shock-mount signal processing racks.

The SuperConductor adds instant, manual playback capability from a front-panel knob position; and scheduled audio playback capability for base operations and training purposes.  The SuperConductors will replace older CD and cassette systems that were previously used for audio playback, providing a simple way for commanders and soldiers to upload sounds and background noises for single-event or repeated playback.  This enables repeat commands on the firing lines, as well as the injection of weapon- and war-related sounds for combat simulation.

The SuperConductors will also play back audio files in the villages and on the firing ranges that add to confusion of combat, including Muslim worship prayers, gunfire and vehicle sounds.

USMC Firing Range

The base commander in charge of equipment purchases notes that the first Technomad system on the base is still in top operating condition after five years of direct sun and rain exposure and living through two significant hurricanes.  The communications department, which handles system installation, has also purchased several Technomad Military PA systems to broadcast live voice and music during VIP ceremonies and other special events.

Technomad Military PA systems are used around the world for military/Giant Voice applications including mass notification, force protection, combat simulation and training, large range firing systems, PSYOPS, operations scheduling and tactical/mobile PA.  The SuperConductor is often integrated into Military PA System applications to simplify and enhance audio playback, add field recording capabilities and introduce message repeating for training drills, emergency situations and general base information.

ABOUT TECHNOMADTechnomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800-464-7757 x 710
International: 617-275-8898 x 710
Email: [email protected]

Recent Customer Comment

We received the following comment from a satisfied US Armed Forces customer:

“…many companies tried to compete during the bidding process and when they
came out with their systems, they knew they were in trouble when
TECHNOMAD showed up with their systems in a head to head display.  They
(were) “Water Resistant”, not weatherproof, their CD and MP3 players were
individual components and not in one case, their mics looked like a TV
reporter mic, their amps looked like radio shack issue… TECHNOMAD has
the lead on these guys by years..  Keep up the great work!”

We really appreciate the kind words.

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Technomad Military PA Systems Power Audio Communications at U.S. Bases Worldwide

BOSTON, August 23, 2010 – Technomad LLC, a leader in high-powered weatherproof PA systems and communications equipment for military, security and other government applications, announces the shipment of $310,847 in public address equipment to improve audio communications at U.S. military bases both stateside and overseas.

Technomad Military PA systems are used around the world for military/Giant Voice applications including mass notification, force protection, combat simulation and training, large range firing systems, PSYOPS, operations scheduling and tactical/mobile PA.  Recent shipments include military bases in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Central America (Honduras).

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Technomad Military PA Systems are used in training and simulation applications on military bases around the world

International Shipments

Overseas deliveries include Turnkey Military PA Systems to forward-operating bases in Afghanistan and Iraq featuring weatherproof, self-casing loudspeakers and SuperConductor military mp3 player/recorders.  The SuperConductor delivers operations scheduling to military bases with a hassle-free way to upload audio files for immediate playback from a front panel knob position, or reliably schedule sounds for automated playback based on an internal time clock.

 

Technomad is also shipping a FireFly tactical PA system and a SuperConductor to a military base in Germany.  The Technomad FireFly is the first portable, weatherproof, self-casing, all-in-one tactical and mobile PA system for the military.  Applications include Special Forces and PSYOPS missions where the FireFly’s loud, clear audio output and long battery life allow troops and military personnel to broadcast voice and audio on the move.

A second U.S. military base in Germany is expanding its base-wide Technomad Modular PA Systems with a remote Audio Source Pack and an Ethernet Link Kit to expand long-range communications.  The Technomad Audio Source Pack is a complete pre-wired rack with all the necessary signal processing and audio playback components for delivering audio in Technomad Modular PA Systems.  The Ethernet Link Kit takes advantage of an existing network connection to stream audio to remote “output packs” at various loudspeaker points, providing excellent audio quality and zone control.

FireFly Micro PA Unit
The Technomad FireFly Micro PA Unit is ideal fo Special Forces, PSYOPS and other requirements for military audio on the move

Domestic Shipments

Technomad is delivering new Turnkey PA systems and expansion kits for existing systems to military bases in United States, including six weatherproof loudspeakers to expand a firing range system on a base in North Carolina.

The largest recent domestic project includes a nearly $100,000 system for a weapons and field training battalion in South Carolina.  The shipment includes two Turnkey PA Systems with expansion kits including multiple additional loudspeakers and wireless microphone systems.  The same base has also ordered two FireFly systems for tactical and mobile PA.

In addition to “in-theater” applications and use as a general PA system, Technomad Military PA Systems are often used for common ceremonies include parades and change-in-commands.  The SuperConductor is often integrated into Military PA System applications to simplify and enhance audio playback, add field recording capabilities and introduce message repeating for training drills, emergency situations and general base information.

All Technomad Military PA Systems (turnkey and modular) include weatherproof loudspeakers with broad dispersion (180-to-360 degrees for up to one mile) plus a high-powered amplifier, six-channel mixer, and CD/tape player to power voice and music over long distances — all pre-wired into a shock-proof signal processing rack.  Loudspeaker stands, a dynamic switched microphone, cables and connectors round out the turnkey systems.  Options include the SuperConductor, wireless microphones and land-mobile radio (LMR) interface units for communication with guards and soldiers on foot.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD

Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

 

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800-464-7757 x 710
International: 617-275-8898 x 710
Email: [email protected]