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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|

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|

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|

SFM to Distribute Pro Control in Canada

SFM’s sales, technical application and marketing team with the Pro Control team at SFM’s headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Dorval, Quebec, September 12, 2016 – SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as a distributor of Pro Control for Canada. Pro Control is a division of Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), an award-winning manufacturer of innovative home control products for nearly 20 years. Effective September 15, 2016, SFM will be responsible for growing Pro Control in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets throughout Canada. “We’re excited to partner with SFM in Canada and the potential growth opportunities this new [...]

2016-10-28T10:10:31+00:00September 15, 2016|

SFM to Distribute Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) in Canada

SFM’s sales, technical application and marketing team with the RTI team at SFM’s headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Dorval, Quebec, September 8, 2016 – SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as a distributor of Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) for Canada. RTI is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. Effective September 15, 2016, SFM will be responsible for growing RTI in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets throughout Canada. “We’re excited to partner with SFM in Canada and the potential growth opportunities this new relationship will bring while furthering [...]

2016-10-28T10:10:33+00:00September 8, 2016|

Ask Mario! (July 2016)

How do I Connect Analog Audio with Just Add Power? I need left and right analog audio for sending the TV sound to a multi-room controller. However, some sources no longer have RCA outputs. I thought of using coax/optical to analog converters, but is there a way to do this using the Just Add Power video distribution system? Yes of course, otherwise I wouldn't write this article. The HDMI audio extractor is actually a feature of the 2G+ products. It is available on both 2G+ transmitters and receivers. So in this case, you can use standard 2G transmitters for video [...]

2016-10-28T10:11:03+00:00July 19, 2016|

New Kordz PLX-HDB.2 HDBaseT Extender

Extend HDMI and control over CATx cable; simply, reliably and with a single power source The Kordz PLX-HDB.2 uses HDBaseT™ architecture to support UHD video to 40m, 1080p video to 70m with bi-directional IR and RS-232 control. The transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) are both powered by a single DC power supply at the source end. Each chassis is only 16mm high with all connections positioned on one side, allowing installation flexibility in tight spaces. Mounting brackets are included. IR and RS-232 cables are available separately. Quick Specs Supports CATx UTP/FTP/STP cable Supports HDMI UHD to 40m, Supports HDMI 1080/60 [...]

2016-10-28T10:11:13+00:00June 28, 2016|

IC Realtime’s Starlight Camera Series is the Next Generation of Ultra High Performance Cameras

The ICIP-P2400 is a next generation ultra high performance point-and-zoom camera with super long range laser night vision and proprietary built-in video analytics called IVS (Intelligent Video Analysis). This camera features the very best of long range optics in order to give you maximum resolution at a maximum range (40x optical zoom/16x Digital zoom) for large perimeter areas such as parking lots, warehouses, hospitals, auto dealerships, police stations and industrial facilities. In addition, the camera features a long range laser illuminator that turns nightime into daytime at up to 1500 ft. Laser nighttime illumination is superior to infrared because it [...]

2016-10-28T10:11:14+00:00June 28, 2016|
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