/Pro Audio

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|

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|

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|

Atlona Names SFM as Distribution Partner in Canada

SFM finds value in Atlona’s interoperability, forward-looking innovation for AV installations SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2017 – Atlona’s leadership and innovation in the commercial and residential AV space is about to get a substantial visibility boost across Canada, as the company announces a new partnership with SFM. Based in Dorval, Quebec, SFM will act as an extension of Atlona’s sales and support network across Canada, joining a quickly growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products. SFM differentiates itself from competitors through a variety of complementary services across training and [...]

2017-05-29T17:04:09+00:00May 29, 2017|

QSC Introduces K.2 Series Loudspeakers

Costa Mesa, California – QSC is pleased to introduce the K.2 Series, the highly anticipated next generation of the company’s global best-selling K Family line of powered loudspeakers. The new K.2 Series, which is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, offers a number of significant feature upgrades, establishing an entirely new standard in powered loudspeaker technology. QSC is also announcing the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardioid subwoofer.  Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2000-watt power module carefully matched to high-performance woofers and compression drivers. DMT™ (Directivity-Matched Transition) ensures smooth coverage across the entire listening area. On-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction™ voicing and advanced system management to further optimize performance.  Superbly flexible, [...]

2017-05-29T16:19:40+00:00May 9, 2017|

Canada’s Hershey Centre Updates With Fulcrum Acoustic

Multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex in Mississauga, Ontario steps up to CX1265 loudspeakers and Sub115 subwoofers. As seen on prosoundweb.com | By PSW Staff  The Hershey Centre is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads and the NBA Development League’s Raptors 905, the facility also hosts a wide variety of events, ranging from live music and internationally-televised figure skating championships to boxing and indoor rodeos. In response to guest feedback on its nearly two decade old distributed sound system and concerns that it might fail [...]

2017-04-21T10:33:31+00:00April 21, 2017|