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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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00January 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 5, 2017|

Sacred Heart Community School: Integration and Enhancement of Paging System Using Q-SYS

Regina, Saskatchewan - The students of Sacred Heart Community School, an institution within the Regina Catholic School Division, recently moved into their brand new building after an 18-month construction period. The new state-of-the-art building has capacity for up to 700 students and the design includes learning spaces that are themed for various subjects and activities. The design of the new building considers that the school's population ranges from pre-kindergarten through high school. The paging system that was installed is a Cisco VOIP (voice over IP) system with phone stations using the InformaCast application as the paging server. The classrooms [...]

2018-04-19T09:56:27+00:00August 8, 2017|

Classic Design Meets Cutting Edge Technologies in the new Genelec 1032C

Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology, is proud to introduce the 1032C – an upgrade to one of the world’s most popular two-way nearfield monitors, now with the cutting edge features and flexibility of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM®). Offering the wide dynamic range, pristine imaging and on/off axis response for which the Genelec 1000 Series is known, the 1032C adds the most advanced monitor auto-calibration and networking software, plus significant improvements including a digital input, higher SPL and increased low frequency extension. Launched in 1992, the 1032A nearfield was immediately hailed as a milestone entry in the Genelec 1000 [...]

2017-08-08T08:11:08+00:00June 28, 2017|

Shure Introduces Axient® Digital Wireless System

Today, at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Shure debuted its Axient® Digital Wireless System. As the new premier wireless solution in Shure’s successful portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of the Company’s UHF-R®, ULX-D®, and Axient wireless systems to create the most advanced wireless platform to date, suited for all professional productions and situations. Catering to evolving customer needs—especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum pressure—Axient Digital provides high-performance RF, exceptional audio quality, command and control, and hardware scalability. Axient Digital features a receiver that is compatible with its two transmitter offerings, the [...]

2017-05-30T07:50:28+00:00May 30, 2017|