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SFM Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019

Montreal, Quebec, March 7, 2019 – SFM, a leading Canadian product distributor and provider of customized go-to-market solutions to global brands within the audiovisual (AV), live entertainment, and media production industries, has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 2019, a recognition sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process that evaluates four categories within each [...]

2019-03-07T12:23:49-05:00March 7, 2019|

Elation Adds World Premiere Product Launches to LDI 2018 Lineup

Elation Professional has added three new World Premiere products to an already impressive list of innovative product launches at LDI 2018. Showing October 19-21 at LDI Booth 931 for the first time anywhere will be the Artiste Monet™, Proteus Profile™ and Smarty MaX™, new professional market luminaires that continue Elation’s efforts to bring innovation and best-in-class ROI products to the market. Artiste Monet™:  The Artiste Monet is an extremely bright, full-featured, 45,000 lumen LED Profile fixture offering outstanding projection quality, a comprehensive FX package, dynamic framing and a wide array of colors via its innovative SpectraColor engine. The new SpectraColor [...]

2018-10-24T14:37:58-05:00October 24, 2018|

SFM Now Distributing DTS Architectural Lighting Solutions

SFM has been appointed as the exclusive Canadian distributor for DTS Architectural Lighting Solutions. DTS is an Italian company that has been designing and manufacturing lighting products and effects for the entertainment and architectural industries in more than 70 countries since 1980. For design and production applications, DTS uses the most advanced design tools and automation systems available. Proudly made in Italy, all DTS products are supported by an extremely skilled team that stands at the leading edge of the latest lighting engineering technologies. "The demand for architectural lighting is booming in Canada so we wanted to be able to [...]

2018-10-24T14:50:17-05:00August 6, 2018|

SFM celebrates its 40th anniversary

Today marks SFM’s 40th anniversary, and although there is a lot we would like to cover, there is only one message that matters. Thank You. To all our clients, suppliers, and colleagues, for those who believed in us in 1978 and stood by our side through the years, we would not have lasted a day, let alone 40 years in this business, without you. We are extremely proud to work in an industry that thrives on bringing communication, and experiences to life. As we continue to embark on new adventures that explore the evolution of technologies and [...]

2018-05-31T11:06:28-05:00May 28, 2018|

Nortek Security & Control Appoints SFM to Serve as its Canada Distribution Partner for Niles

Strengthening the position of its Niles® brand throughout North America, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), announced today the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canadian distribution partner for Niles audio products. According to NSC Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, the arrangement will bring Niles solutions to more resellers, integrators and retailers throughout Canada. “SFM has a 40-year history of providing AV integrators with the solutions their customers demand, including our Furman® and Panamax® brands,” Costello said today. “SFM’s expertly trained sales force will help dealers deliver Niles solutions to more custom installations throughout Canada.” According to Steven Freytag, [...]

2018-04-19T07:03:03-05:00April 18, 2018|

Elation Professional Acquires M-Series Controller Range from HARMAN Professional Solutions

Elation Professional announces the acquisition of the M-Series range of entertainment lighting controllers from HARMAN Professional Denmark ApS, formerly Martin Professional ApS. The asset-based acquisition, which is planned to be completed before the end of Q1 2018, will include a limited-term license agreement to distribute current controller products using the name “M-Series,” as well as provide continued technical support and warranty service for prior Martin M-Series sales. Elation already has in place key personnel with expertise in M-Series technology in order to provide ongoing support and development of new products. This will ensure a seamless transition for the already established [...]

2018-04-26T08:54:08-05:00March 18, 2018|

Update on the 600 MHz Spectrum in Canada

As the FCC, in the US, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), continue to find new ways to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband wireless devices, we in the pro audio world must revise our wireless frequency use. A broadband wireless device is a smartphone or IPad etc. that can connect to the Internet and stream or download content without connecting through a local Wi-Fi network. This extremely popular activity is requiring more and more frequencies to handle the demand. The large pool of reserved for TV but mostly unused spectrum is being “repurposed” to accommodate [...]

2018-04-25T17:42:34-05:00March 9, 2018|

Upcoming QSC Q-SYS Level TWO Trainings in Ontario

This course is designed for advanced application engineers and trainers in the AV industry who specialize in a wide variety of installations. The Q-SYS Level Two Classroom training will give you hands-on experience working with the Q-SYS Integrated Audio, Video and Control platform. Topics will include Teleconferencing, Public Address, Introduction to Control Logic, Automixing, Basic Test & Measurements, Advanced User Control Interfaces, and more! Each student will work on a complete Q-SYS workstation equipped with the latest Q-SYS hardware and software. This course is eligible for 8 InfoComm RU CTS Program Credits. When January 16-17, 2018 9:00 [...]

2018-01-05T09:15:27-05:00January 4, 2018|

AudioPressBox® Names SFM as Distribution Partner

SFM is pleased to announce a new partnership with AudioPressBox® , a division of MediaTech Central Europe and sophisticated provider of press conference audio distribution tools. SFM has been appointed as the exclusive Canadian distributor, and US reseller for AudioPressBox in a bid to expand its position in the Canadian and US marketplace. AudioPressBox has the widest range of portable and fixed installation press box solutions for end users and system integrators including the world's first Dante-enabled press box. “We ensure that verbal presentations at events and press conferences are transferred authentically and securely [...]

2018-01-04T11:08:18-05:00October 2, 2017|

Sony Appoints SFM as Integrator Distributor for Quebec and Atlantic Canada

SFM is pleased to announce that the firm has been appointed the integrator distributor for Sony for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. “SFM has been looking at Sony for some time. The brand has an excellent reputation amongst dealers and integrators and a clear go-to-market distribution model for the integration channel. Their partnerships with the home automation industry's leading control companies such as RTI and their commitment to protect their brand by maintaining MAP and SURE have created the framework for an exceptional relationship between SFM and Sony for Quebec and Atlantic Canada,” says Steven Freytag, General Manager of SFM’s CI division. [...]

2018-04-19T09:37:57-05:00September 5, 2017|