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The International Planned Music Association (IPMA) is a trade organization made up of providers of business music services and key vendors (associate members) to the industry. The Association exists to provide members with a common ground on which to share information about running exciting, profitable franchises and to provide associate members with opportunities to expand their sales in markets all over the world. The IPMA also gives the members a single voice with which to address MOOD MEDIA Corporate and other valued vendors.

 

Listed are the Associate Members of the International Planned Music Association. These associate member partners have worked closely with the IPMA for many years providing valuable partnership which enable us to provide world class products and services to our clients across the globe.

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What is IPMA?

The IPMA (International Planned Music Association) is a community of professional music industry leaders with the ability to join together to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices. We will serve as your voice, your business resource, and your trusted advisor. Our organization was formed in 1955, we sell and service all music sources, audio visual, digital signage and sound system products. We have the added value of a strong relationship with the MOOD corporate personnel.

Who is a part of this organization?

Business owners and their staff, manufactures, vendors and distributors are part of our valued organization. Our members develop strong relationships and we come to depend on the expertise of other members. Our valued Associate Members (vendors) further their brand recognition efforts and increase brand loyalty by forming relationships with our membership.

  • All members come to depend on the expertise of other members when they need assistance, we are all in the same business
  • Associate members (vendors) further their brand recognition efforts and increase brand loyalty by marketing to IPMA members
  • Associate members (vendors) can train members on their products, understanding that training and product knowledge leads to increased sales and end-user satisfaction

Why should I join IPMA?

IPMA will connect you with the right tools, educational and networking opportunities. Each Member and Associate Member will have expertise and experience that could provide you with successful ways to grow and maintain a profitable business. These resources can insure you are keeping up with industry changes and new developments.

  • Discuss and understand distribution, territories and sales policies
  • Identify issues not covered in MOOD dealer agreements
  • Create sales improvement goals and measure attainment
  • Develop and encourage standard practices and techniques
  • Your membership is shared with all the existing members as valued vendor resource
  • Vendors will be informed about our future plans and projects

 How often do we meet?

The IPMA membership meets annually in October/November. The convention offers an economical opportunity to create and strengthen relationships. The Convention affords many opportunities for networking as well as a host of sponsorship levels which offer varying levels of exposure for your business.
There is a Board of Directors that meets three times per year and communicates regularly to stay abreast of topics of interest to the group.

What We Do

10 Foot Wave is a leading provider of fully-managed, connected digital signage and TV networks . Our automated content technology enables our clients to deliver broadcast-quality TV content without the staff or expense of managing professionally produced video. 10 Foot Wave technology powers thousands of TV screens across multiple digital out of home networks. We specialize in digital TV products for the automotive industry which includes our ScreenWave product suite. This suite is comprised of a digital menu board, waiting room TV, and video on demand and is used by many of the largest automotive service centers and dealerships. Our technology platform also powers College Gametime Network, the only private TV network designed specifically for college football stadiums and basketball arenas. This product blends the live game feed with personalized sports content, in-game stats, social media, trivia, and much more.

Address

7401 Carmel Executive Park Dr.
Suite 106
Charlotte, NC 28226

Phone

704-313-0399

Fax

704-705-2441

Website

Contact

Glen Clements
sales@10footwave.com

What We Do

Quick-service restaurants can depend on the proven reliability, digital clarity and stellar support of 3M™ Wireless Communication Systems.

Drive-thru is the heart of your business and improving communication is key to growing your business. Handling orders with speed and accuracy is crucial to ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat business. The quick-service restaurant (QSR) business is far too demanding to settle for anything less.

Address

Building 223-2N-20
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

Phone

651-736-1629

Fax

651-736-1644

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Contact

John Sedwitz
jfsedwitz1@mmm.com

What We Do

About the company: The Acrelec Group is the leading digital transformation company that provides the world’s largest restaurant and retail brands with hardware, software, and services to reimagine the customer experience for the digital age. Our indoor and outdoor solutions help brands engage with consumers in new and innovative ways that add convenience, speed of service, and engagement to the customer journey while increasing revenue and streamlining business processes.  Acrelec pioneered digital kiosks in quick service restaurants and gained prominence by developing digital commerce platforms for the world’s largest retail brands. Acrelec has over 20,000 installations in 50 countries with more than 700 employees

Address

5490 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Phone

412.960.4010

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What We Do

Almo is reshaping the the expectations of what an audio visual distributor should be. Forward-thinking product integration, training and technical support capabilities coupled with our specialized business development and sales teams make us your perfect partner.

Address

2709 Commerce Way
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1011

Phone

215-698-4000

Website

Contact

Chris Trader
ctrader@almo.com

What We Do

Innovative Audio Solutions for Every Business Environment
We are a global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial business environments. We save organizations time and money with effective use of audio communication systems, while also helping to maintain a safe work environment. This is accomplished with our industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP and speech privacy systems. Our technologies seamlessly interface and integrate into existing and future analog and IT-based infrastructures.
Our systems are used by the largest enterprise businesses such as Fortune 1000 companies, schools, universities, manufacturing plants, public transportation hubs, sports arenas, hospitals, hotels, and large retail chain stores. We also work in smaller businesses like your local coffee shop, bar, restaurant, and house of worship. At AtlasIED, we care about every business size and we want each of them to not only survive – we want them to thrive.
Supporting All Business Types
We offer 2,000 specialized audio products and 80 years of manufacturing excellence. This is the widest and deepest product portfolio in the commercial audio industry. A true one-source provider that fits your exact business needs.

Our dedicated sales and support experts make the process easy. We help to perfectly match your individual business needs with our solutions. Our end goal is making your business environment more efficient, productive, and safe, while improving the overall work life environment for your customers and staff.

Address

4545 E. Baseline Road
Phoenix, AZ 85042

Phone

866-962-8527

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What We Do

Since 2003, Atlona has been an industry leader and expert in distributing and managing virtually every AV signal type. The result…. Smarter solutions partners can depend on from every connection point. With Atlona solutions, you have assurance that content will be transported over a system you can trust without sacrificing signal integrity.

Atlona’s solutions have been the cornerstone of business operations for over a decade. Serving classrooms, large corporations and small businesses, hospitality venues and residences, our experience in AV distribution has earned us a reputation for the highest quality solutions, supported by the industry’s best customer support and system design. An Atlona system is a smarter system. Smarter because we have a robust solution portfolio and smarter control options as we seamlessly integrate with virtually every control system in the marketplace today.

As we continue to turn possibilities into reality, we look forward to supporting you and your business critical content distribution needs today, tomorrow and beyond.

Address

700 Daggett Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

Phone

408-643-8782

Fax

408-743-5622

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About Us

BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

What We Do

BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

Why Do I Need A License?

You can’t play music publicly without one. Copyright laws require music users to get permission from songwriters and composers who can charge a fee before their music is played publicly, which then allows them to continue to create music.

Address

10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203-4399

Phone

615-401-2874

Fax

615-401-2136

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Contact

Teresa Stafford-Scherer
tscherer@bmi.com

What We Do

For more than three decades, we have developed speakers and electronics to meet the demanding requirements of professional applications. But we also create technological advancements like Modeler® design software, the Auditioner® audio demonstrator and LT loudspeaker technology. These tools and innovations enable designers and consultants to create more accurate, reliable, and cost-effective solutions.

Bose® Professional Systems is an entire division of engineers, trainers, technical specialists and sales support teams. We provide support to a worldwide network of dealers and installers. It includes product and technical information, marketing and demonstration materials, design resources and other materials and services. We help our dealers and installers take projects from start to finish and provide a high level of service after the job is done.

This website is part of our commitment to provide designers, consultants, dealers and installers with tools and information necessary for building their businesses. We hope you find it useful, and we welcome your comments.

Address

The Mountain, MS #233
Framingham, MA 1701

Phone

508-766-5862

Fax

508-872-6640

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What We Do

Three people – Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco – were hauling an enormous C-band TV dish antenna via pickup truck to a customer in remote Colorado. In the early 1980s this was one of only two dish antennas owned by the developing new business. A powerful gust of wind whipped up, blowing the antenna off its trailer and into a roadside ditch. There goes half of the company.

Summed up as a bad day in the infancy of DISH, the founding trio overcame this setback to build what is now a Fortune 250 company that employs thousands and serves millions throughout the nation – a seemingly unlikely future on that blustery day.

Fast forward to 1995, when Ergen set his sights on launching his first satellite from China, then a novice in the satellite industry. Staking the future of young DISH on one, multimillion dollar satellite, Ergen gambled with the odds of a favorable launch. After watching a Chinese rocket promptly crash and burn, he witnessed the nerve-wracking, but ultimately successful deployment of Echo I.

Several months later, DISH made its first broadcast to customers from its uplink center in Cheyenne, Wyo., using small dish antennas and state-of-the-art technology designed and built in-house.

Today, it appears that the real story of DISH centers on Ergen’s visionary courage to reinvent television distribution. Widely considered the industry leader in technology, DISH’s award-winning innovations include: Hopper with Sling® Whole-Home HD DVR that gives customers the ability to watch live and recorded TV programming from smartphones, tablets and computers; and the Tailgater®, a lightweight, portable satellite dish ideal for watching TV while tailgating, camping, in the RV or at outdoor activities.

In February 2015, Ergen launched Sling TV, the industry’s first over-the-top television service that delivers the best of live sports, news and entertainment to broadband-connected devices at home and on-the-go.

Even as DISH consistently introduces products of increasing sophistication, it also leads the industry by offering the best value – the same channels at a better price. Challenging the economics of pay-TV, Ergen has charged competitors with passing the burden of wasteful spending to subscribers, and he maintains the mantra that DISH will always offer customers the lowest everyday pricing nationwide.

Address

9601 S Meridian Blvd
Englewood, CO 80112

Phone

720-514-5737

Fax

720-514-6992

Website

Contact

Stephen Butters
stephen.butters@dish.com

Address

738 Kaheka Street, Suite 202
Honolulu, HI 96814

Phone

808-955-6319

Fax

808-945-3016

Website

Contact

Malcolm Chong
malcolm@dsihi.com

What We Do

A Global Company  
HME offers truly global solutions and reach. We sell, service and support products in 89 countries around the world, through company owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and China, and through our extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents.

A Family of Companies  
Founded in 1971, HM Electronics, Inc. (HME) continues to expand its global reach, product offerings and customer relationships. We are four diverse companies providing end-to-end products, service and support to a diverse variety of niche markets.

HME Corporate 
HME provides industry leading wireless communication, timer and software products to the quick service restaurant industry and sports communication equipment for high school and collegiate athletic programs.

Clear-Com 
Acquired by HME in 2010, Clear-Com has expanded our offering of professional audio systems. HME now offers the most comprehensive selection of matrix, party line and wireless intercoms on the market today for live event, church, military, and broadcast production applications.

HMEW – HME Wireless, Inc
HMEW offers a complete line of reliable onsite messaging, paging and software solutions to improve efficiency and customer service for restaurants, church, retail, spa, pharmacy, and healthcare.

CE – Commercial Electronics 
CE provides nationwide repair depot services, support and accessories for the quick service restaurant market.

Proven Technological Leadership 
HME is an innovative technology company focused on enhancing productivity and customer service. Our groundbreaking products, passion for excellence and commitment to service have earned us the distinction of being market share leaders in the majority of the markets we support. Companies around the world depend on HME for clear, reliable and scalable communication solutions, and robust software solutions.

Research & Development 
HME’s technological leadership results from the breadth and expertise of its engineering staff, and a dedication to ongoing research. Our R&D efforts are truly global, with R&D facilities around the world. Our R&D efforts are focused on the design and integration of communication, wireless and software solutions.

Quality Production 
HME’s manufacturing facility employs the latest production and lean manufacturing methods. We continually improve our in-house manufacturing techniques and work with our offshore manufacturing partners to ensure the best balance of quality and value in our products.

Unparalleled Service 
From day one, responsive service for every customer has been a primary concern. Our technical response center is staffed with highly trained people who are always willing to help. We rigorously train and certify our network of dealers and distributors to ensure consistency and excellence in customer service delivery.

Company Culture  
HME’s history of success is built on a culture that prides itself on high standards of performance. Our people share a passion for excellence, balanced by a family environment that values mutual respect. To this end, we believe in maintaining high ethical and moral standards in dealing with employees, customers and suppliers. We employ and develop people who share these core values.

Address

14110 Stowe Dr.
Poway, CA 92064

Phone

858-535-6178

Fax

858-535-6140

Website

Contact

Doug Tripp
dtripp@hme.com

What We Do

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Address

14180 West Van Buren Street, #B105
Goodyear, AZ  85338

Phone

866-997-9009

Fax

866-860-3860

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Andrew Nassar

What We Do

Klipsch®, a tech-driven audio company, announced today it will showcase several new product categories including a line of durable and dynamic landscape speakers which can be powered with two new models of Klipsch DSP amplifiers.

Address

3502 Woodview Trace, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN  46268

Phone

800-544-1482
317-860-8100

Fax

317-860-9170

Website

http://www.klipsch.com

Contact

Trevor Gibson

What We Do

LOWELL Manufacturing Co. designs and manufactures audio, rack, and power products for professional systems integration. We employ a “quality plus value” focus to provide integrators with products that install with ease and perform well. From boardrooms and multimedia areas to sports arenas, educational facilities and house of worship venues, our products work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide seamless integration for professionally installed systems.

Company History

Our roots go back to 1947, when founder Ben Lowell was awarded the first design patents for spun aluminum baffles that formed the nucleus of a new product line. The idea of “sound from the ceiling” was novel then and the fledgling company was launched from the second floor of a modest two story building in the city of St. Louis.

In 1954 the company moved to Maplewood, Mo. to expand the manufacturing area and better house the growing product line. The 1950s continued with the company receiving design patents and introducing a line of cabinets sold under the brand name Lowell Metal Works and in 1960 another building was added for manufacturing prototypes and custom metal products. In 1961, Lowell introduced the world’s first plastic molded speaker grille to supplement its line of metal baffles and enclosures. Two additional design patents for speaker baffles were also awarded.

In the ’70s and ’80s Lowell expanded its audio product line, increasing its offering of backboxes to include large cubic volume enclosures for convention centers, airports and performing arts centers. The company was in a unique position to package components needed for sound masking speakers in ceiling plenum spaces. During this time current President and CEO John Lowell joined the company’s sales and marketing department. His brother Wilhelm Lowell came onboard in 1980, eventually moving into operations and new product development.

From the 1990s into the new millennium, Lowell Manufacturing progressed to a state-of-the-art facility in Pacific, Mo. to house advanced fabrication and powder coat painting equipment capable of producing a level of quality never before seen in the industry. This led to the introduction of a new line of equipment racks, cabinets and rack accessories that continues to expand into new markets. Lowell also developed AC power products ranging from remote power controls and sequencing to Advanced Surge Suppression. Design patents were awarded for an innovative Lay-In Tile Speaker System, Universal horn/speaker, and key-actuated volume control.

Tom Lowell joined the company in 2008, bringing with him a background in distribution sales. Today the three Lowell brothers are adding their mark to the rich history of the company founded by their parents, Ben and Dorothy Lowell, as they design and manufacture products in the USA, while supporting the American worker and the economy.

Address

100 Integram Drive
Pacific, MO 63069

Phone

636-257-3400

Fax

636-257-6606

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What We Do

Mackenzie was founded in 1954 to produce repetitive audio systems based on our patented endless-loop, power-drive tape magazine. Early successes in a wide variety of applications led to the development of special products to fit specific industry needs. Mackenzie pioneered the automatic flight announcement system used in airports, as well as the first practical Digital Feedback Eliminator and Overhead Page Management System.

Engineering Services
Full staff of engineers to turn your ideas into products.

Marketing
At Mackenzie, knowledge is power. We are committed to meeting the needs of the marketplace.

World Class Sales
We can relate to your business and offer the best solutions for your messaging needs.

Business Services
Our goal is to deliver outstanding customer service every time, to exceed expectations.

Address

1163 Nicole Ct.
Glendora, CA 91740

Phone

909-394-9007

Fax

909-394-9411

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What We Do

Our Products:

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XERAFY

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Address

2300 Clements Ferry Road
STE202
Charleston, SC 29492

 

Phone

843-819-8883

Fax

843-388-4151

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Contact

KEN O’BRIEN

ken@elvoxusa.com

What We Do

The story of MSE Audio begins in 1995 when a group of businessmen, designers, engineers and tinkerers, but above all, audiophiles, developed a speaker that would be the first offering in a new brand called Induction Dynamics. Not content with just good sound, these audiophiles focused on perfection, with hand-built and hand-finished cabinets, hand-selected components and their own unique crossover design. After a few years of marketing this new line, an opportunity arose to acquire another brand which also had a reputation for superb quality and innovation… and MSE Audio was born.

Today, MSE Audio® comprises six brands: Induction Dynamics, Phase Technology, Rockustics, SolidDrive, SoundTube Entertainment and Soundsphere. The SolidDrive brand was developed in-house while the remaining brands were brought in via acquisition. (A seventh brand, Secret Sound, was merged into SoundTube after it was acquired.)

Our Brands

The MSE Audio brands provide a broad range of speaker choices for a wide variety of applications in both the commercial and residential markets. Our products range from 3” architectural speakers to the ultimate “man cave” tower speaker with dual 15” subwoofers. Models include in-ceiling, in-wall, on-wall, pendant, focused audio, broad coverage, paging/security, outdoor, line array, surround, wireless, IP-addressable, subwoofer, freestanding/tower, bookshelf, soundbar, digitally-controlled home theater system and invisible speaker options.

Key to all lines are sonic quality and ease of installation. “Average” and “generic” are not words one would use to describe an MSE Audio product. The company’s technologies maximize the listening experience while making installation fast and simple. Over two dozen patents for speaker design and mounting technologies are owned by MSE Audio. Our patents include the soft dome tweeter courtesy of Phase Technology, a brand that brings six decades of innovation to the MSE family.

The Synergy of MSE Audio

When a company is brought into the MSE Audio family, it is not treated as a wholly owned subsidiary or a vertical profit center. Rather, it becomes part of a team, exercising a level of synergy not normally seen in multi-brand companies. For example, when Connecticut-based Soundsphere was added to MSE Audio, its speaker designers soon found themselves contributing to a re-design of two Rockustics rock speakers. Likewise, the Florida-based engineers at Phase Technology were heavily involved in the design of SoundTube’s IP-addressable and wireless speaker systems, while Utah-based SoundTube’s industrial design expertise has played a role in the look of recent PhaseTech and SolidDrive designs.

Sales and customer service for the brands exhibit a high level of synergy as well. The sales and marketing teams are divided into two groups, Residential and Commercial, allowing each group to focus on those vertical markets while working together to promote multiple brands to each market. Customer service, however, consists of one tightly-knit team located at MSE Audio headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. This structure gives dealers in both markets access to a wide range of speaker options with a cohesive support plan that does not change from brand to brand.

What’s next for MSE Audio?

The company will continue developing key technologies through its various brands, further expanding the speaker options available to system integrators and end users. Who knows, we may even acquire more companies. The bottom line, though, is that sonic quality will rule supreme.

Address

8005 West 110th Street, Suite 208
Overland Park, KS 66210

Phone

855-663-5600

Website

http://www.mseaudio.com

Contact

James McManus
sales@mseaudio.com

What We Do

Music Supply Company, Inc., an installation products supplier, offers specialized products for companies and professionals who pull wire and cables in buildings.

For over 30 years, Music Supply Company has provided professionals with tools and supplies specially made for the wire pulling industry. We manufacture many of our products and hold patents for some of the most useful tools of the trade.

Music Supply Company offers a 30 Day Free Trial on our manufactured products. You may try our products for thirty days before committing to buy. No red tape is involved.

Of course your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back!

Address

101-F Vinson Street
Arlington, TX 76010

Phone

800-527-1522

Fax

800-345-5657

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What We Do

The Nel-Tech Labs brand (now a PICA Product Development Company) was founded in 1984 and is the designer, developer and manufacturer of the highest quality music on hold, message on hold , instore messaging and background music systems worldwide. For 32-years Nel-Tech Labs has grown from a small basement workshop to a thriving 18,000 square foot design and fully automated manufacturing facility utilizing the latest in robotic assembly equipment. Our products are sold and distributed through an international network of telephone interconnect firms, sound contractors, telephone message-on-hold producers, and background music providers. Striving to always offer the most cost-effective solutions to repetitive sound applications, we are continually developing and introducing new products to meet marketplace demands. We know that a dynamic marketplace requires constant product evolution and integration of new technologies, and it is this driving force that has kept the Nel-Tech Labs brand at the forefront of this industry.

Address

4 Ash Street Extn
Derry, NH 03038

Phone

603-425-1096

Fax

603-421-3781

Website

Contact

Dawn Hartford
dawnh@nel-techlabs.com

What We Do

OWI-Inc. was founded in 1978 as a loudspeaker manufacturer. The company’s pioneering lines of outdoor/indoor, weatherized or weatherproof speakers are considered the industry standard. As a company, OWI is dedicated to research and development. This emphasis has led to an expanded product line of award-winning sophisticated audio equipment for the AV integrators, commercial, industrial and residential markets.

The company is known worldwide for its rock and landscape garden speaker collections, surface mounted, in-ceiling and in-wall speakers, unique trumpet speakers for paging and music and BSK weatherproof shower speakers. Through internal research and development efforts, OWI has created many breakthrough products including Self-Amplified In-ceiling and Trumpet Speakers, 70 Volt In-wall Amps, compact in-wall mounted  Control System modules and wall-mounted Infrared Wireless Microphone System for classrooms, boardrooms, training rooms and meeting rooms. The newest offering is the two source Amplified Speaker models with bluetooth features.

Address

17141 Kingsview Avenue
Carson, CA 90746

Phone

310-515-1900

Fax

310-515-1606

Website

Contact

Joe Martinez
joe@owi-inc.com

Ned Morioka
NMori@owi-inc.com

What We Do

Promo Only Networks enhances business environments with sound music video solutions that engage the consumer, set the mood and encourage sales.

Since 1992, our dedication to forwardthinking technology and exceptional customer service has enabled us to develop long-term partnerships with accounts such as Hard Rock, Intl, Dave & Busters, Royal Carribean, Margaritaville, Guitar Center, Princess Cruises and Disney.

Meet Snapcast

Snapcast is the newest member of our device family. Small in size, heavy in features and performance. Setup custom advertisements, advanced day-parting, and create your own playlist all with Snapcast. Discover music videos made easy. It’s a snap.

Address

23151 Alcalde Drive
Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA

Phone

949-273-5401

Fax

714-740-2066

Website

Contact

Michael Nelson
miken@ponetworks.com

What We Do

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What We Do

Living in the shadow of the Great Depression, our namesake and founders shared a sense of determination and optimism; but along with that came expertise. J. P. Quam had manufacturing experience in phonograph motors and electronic parts, while Frank Nichols had a talent for metalworking. Together, these men and their complementary skills formed the basis of our company.

In the ‘30’s, much of the manufacturing of “store-bought” radios was done in the Midwest. Quam-Nichols was a principal original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the loudspeakers found in most of the brand name radios of the time. A few years later, we did the same for another new technology called television.

As one of the oldest loudspeaker manufacturers in continuous operation in the United States, Quam-Nichols has lived through numerous changes over the years. American made brands of consumer electronics are all but a memory, as most of the big brand names of that era are either gone completely, or gone offshore — along with their vendors. Not Quam-Nichols.

With a strong manufacturing base and well-trained workforce already in place, we chose to emphasize our core strengths and adapt our business plan to the changing market. We have always called Chicago our home. Our strengths are here, our resources are here —and we’re successful here.

We’ve Been Here For A While

Quam-Nichols was the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the speakers found in most of the brand name radios of the time. A few years later, Quam did the same for another new technology called television. Looking back in time and viewing the growth of the radio, television and entertainment industries, Quam is proud to say that Quam-Nichols played an important part.

Address

234 East Marquette Road
Chicago, IL 60637-4090

Phone

773-488-5800 x126

Fax

773-488-6944

Website

Contact

Randy Moore
rmoore@qnc.com

What We Do

SnapAV is truly a different kind of company:

  1. We exist to make your business more successful. Everything we do is hyper-focused on making your life easier, your business more profitable, and give you world-class support.
  2. We are a manufacturer and a distributor – brands like Sunbrite, Wattbox, Episode, Strong, and many more are OUR brands. We are the sole distributor of these products lines and our dealer direct model ensures the pricing is fully protected from your customers.
  3. Our innovative products are purpose-built to revolutionize the way you install systems and support your customers. Our free cloud management platform is the perfect example of this – it is perfect for remotely monitoring your customers and empowers you with ease to use tools that helps you diagnose and resolve issues remotely.

 

Visit https://www.snapav.com to learn more and Sign Up with an account today.

 

Address

1800 Continental Blvd.
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone

866-424-4489

Fax

800-782-2410

Website

Contacts

What We Do

The Cure for the Common Speaker™

Our speakers are unlike anything you’ve ever heard—or seen—before.

From the attention-grabbing cylindrical structures that gave us our name, to the sleek, contemporary designs we create today, one thing has always set us apart: superior sound. With an unwavering focus on solution-based engineering and customer satisfaction, SoundTube Entertainment has been crafting cost-effective, high-quality, aesthetic speakers for the commercial sound industry for over 17 years.

Offering full lines of loudspeakers for paging, background music, sound focusing, foreground music and a variety of other uses, SoundTube has efficient solutions for almost any commercial audio need. With fuller coverage over larger areas than conventional speakers, SoundTube’s sound is not only exceptional, it’s economical. Ours are the most cost-effective speakers of their kind on the market today.

Whatever an application requires—open-ceiling, in-wall, surface-mount, in-ceiling or outdoor audio—SoundTube has a high-performance speaker to fit the bill. SoundTube engineers create product lines and models with consistency in mind, so the CMi speakers in the drop-tile ceiling over a restaurant’s dining room produce the same tone and sound quality as the RSi speakers in the open ceiling over the foyer. And whether those speakers emit music or announcements, every note and word is always crystal clear.

SoundTube also matches incomparable sound with extraordinary design. Our speakers are intended to look as good as they sound. We create aesthetically pleasing speakers with clean lines and feature a variety of mounting methods as well as custom painting and color options to ensure our products fit in to any commercial dècor. SoundTube speakers can blend in with your architecture, complement your layout, or remain virtually invisible.

BroadBeam®: Ensuring the Best Sound Coverage

Anyone who has paid close attention to a conventional speaker may have noticed what is sometimes called the grocery store effect: The farther off-center you move from the speaker, the weaker its higher frequencies become. Not so with SoundTube speakers. Our patented BroadBeam® waveguide technology produces a predictable 110° coverage pattern that ensures you don’t have to be directly in front of or beneath a speaker to get great sound.

While the beam of sound created by a typical speaker is direct and narrow, BroadBeam disperses a much fuller sound to create a wider beam, providing crisp vocals and unrivaled clarity between musical notes to a larger area. This is what makes SoundTube speakers stand above the rest. With such outstanding, consistent full-range edge-to-edge coverage, you get much better sound for your money.
The Cure for the Common Speaker™

Our speakers are unlike anything you’ve ever heard—or seen—before.

From the attention-grabbing cylindrical structures that gave us our name, to the sleek, contemporary designs we create today, one thing has always set us apart: superior sound. With an unwavering focus on solution-based engineering and customer satisfaction, SoundTube Entertainment has been crafting cost-effective, high-quality, aesthetic speakers for the commercial sound industry for over 17 years.

Offering full lines of loudspeakers for paging, background music, sound focusing, foreground music and a variety of other uses, SoundTube has efficient solutions for almost any commercial audio need. With fuller coverage over larger areas than conventional speakers, SoundTube’s sound is not only exceptional, it’s economical. Ours are the most cost-effective speakers of their kind on the market today.

Whatever an application requires—open-ceiling, in-wall, surface-mount, in-ceiling or outdoor audio—SoundTube has a high-performance speaker to fit the bill. SoundTube engineers create product lines and models with consistency in mind, so the CMi speakers in the drop-tile ceiling over a restaurant’s dining room produce the same tone and sound quality as the RSi speakers in the open ceiling over the foyer. And whether those speakers emit music or announcements, every note and word is always crystal clear.

SoundTube also matches incomparable sound with extraordinary design. Our speakers are intended to look as good as they sound. We create aesthetically pleasing speakers with clean lines and feature a variety of mounting methods as well as custom painting and color options to ensure our products fit in to any commercial dècor. SoundTube speakers can blend in with your architecture, complement your layout, or remain virtually invisible.

BroadBeam®: Ensuring the Best Sound Coverage

Anyone who has paid close attention to a conventional speaker may have noticed what is sometimes called the grocery store effect: The farther off-center you move from the speaker, the weaker its higher frequencies become. Not so with SoundTube speakers. Our patented BroadBeam® waveguide technology produces a predictable 110° coverage pattern that ensures you don’t have to be directly in front of or beneath a speaker to get great sound.

While the beam of sound created by a typical speaker is direct and narrow, BroadBeam disperses a much fuller sound to create a wider beam, providing crisp vocals and unrivaled clarity between musical notes to a larger area. This is what makes SoundTube speakers stand above the rest. With such outstanding, consistent full-range edge-to-edge coverage, you get much better sound for your money.
BroadBeam® vs. BroadBeam®HP
For particularly noisy or large areas like airports, convention centers and gymnasiums, there’s BroadBeam®HP, a high-power version of BroadBeam with a 90° coverage angle. BroadBeamHP features higher output and longer throw, allowing announcements and music to be clearly heard over loud crowds or at longer distances.

Solution-Based Product Development

Throughout every step in the development process, SoundTube engineers keep the end-user in mind. Our careful consideration of feedback from resellers and customers facilitates constant innovation and improvement in mounting systems, industrial design and sound quality. Most SoundTube speakers have built-in or optional transformers. This means they’re compatible with just about any commercial application in the world. So whether you’re running on 25, 70.7 or 100 volts or low impedance, SoundTube speakers will fit seamlessly into your system.

With included and optional accessories that can adapt our speakers to a variety of applications, installation is a cinch, resulting in reduced labor costs. Each box includes almost all the necessary items to set up the speaker, so your installer won’t have to shop around or dig in his truck for miscellaneous parts and pieces. Nor will he have to perform a precarious balancing act on a ladder while fighting to install a bracket—our hanging and mounting systems are created specifically to make the job trouble-free.

We’re even there for you behind the scenes before your speakers are ordered. SoundTube engineers work with integrators and consultants throughout the specification process to make sure you get the correct quantity of the proper speakers for your application. Independently verified, consistent data is also readily available to our dealers in a variety of formats to help them create the best possible commercial sound system for your space.
For particularly noisy or large areas like airports, convention centers and gymnasiums, there’s BroadBeam®HP, a high-power version of BroadBeam with a 90° coverage angle. BroadBeamHP features higher output and longer throw, allowing announcements and music to be clearly heard over loud crowds or at longer distances.

Solution-Based Product Development

Throughout every step in the development process, SoundTube engineers keep the end-user in mind. Our careful consideration of feedback from resellers and customers facilitates constant innovation and improvement in mounting systems, industrial design and sound quality. Most SoundTube speakers have built-in or optional transformers. This means they’re compatible with just about any commercial application in the world. So whether you’re running on 25, 70.7 or 100 volts or low impedance, SoundTube speakers will fit seamlessly into your system.

With included and optional accessories that can adapt our speakers to a variety of applications, installation is a cinch, resulting in reduced labor costs. Each box includes almost all the necessary items to set up the speaker, so your installer won’t have to shop around or dig in his truck for miscellaneous parts and pieces. Nor will he have to perform a precarious balancing act on a ladder while fighting to install a bracket—our hanging and mounting systems are created specifically to make the job trouble-free.

We’re even there for you behind the scenes before your speakers are ordered. SoundTube engineers work with integrators and consultants throughout the specification process to make sure you get the correct quantity of the proper speakers for your application. Independently verified, consistent data is also readily available to our dealers in a variety of formats to help them create the best possible commercial sound system for your space.

Address

8005 W. 110th
Suite 208
Overland Park, KS  66210

Phone

913-663-5600

Fax

913-663-3200

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Contact

What We Do

What We Do

TOA Corporation is dedicated to the development, manufacturing and distribution of premier audio and security products. TOA Corporation was founded in Kobe, Japan over 80 years ago. All of TOA’s products bear its name. TOA operates in over 120 countries worldwide, with more than 3,250 employees and sales greater than $430 million dollars. TOA manufacturing facilities are found in nearly every major market area. These facilities have a reputation for precision design and fabrication, resulting in a proven track record of TOA product reliability.

TOA’s extensive line of audio products includes amplifiers, speakers, mixers, wireless microphone systems, digital processors and network audio. For links to other TOA websites around the world, visit the TOA Global website at http://www.toa.jp.

TOA Electronics, Inc. was founded in the United States in 1974, exactly 40 years after TOA Corporation began its life in Kobe, Japan. The original offices were in San Francisco, CA and was headed by Mr. Takao Toyama, who was appointed President to oversee the US business group from 1974-1977. About the same time, the groundbreaking 900 Series mixer-amplifier was introduced. In addition, TEI entered the US intercom market with its EXES Series, which was widely deployed in hospitals & prisons throughout the US. By around 1980, TEI entered the Pro/MI market with an impressive array of speakers, amplifiers, mixers & microphones, targeted at professional musicians and sound engineers. The lineup was highly successful throughout the 80’s and in 1988, the first multi-channel, multi-function DSP (known as “SAORI”) was launched to high acclaim in the US. However, in the 90’s, TEI changed its focus towards more commercial solutions, including products for commercial paging & security Intercom. In the aftermath of 911, and with a growing interest in security, TEI decided the moment was ripe to launch its lineup of CCTV security cameras, which were hugely popular in Japan & Asia. After several years, TEI ultimately shifted away from this market to refocus its efforts on commercial audio, Intercom & Mass Notification, which are areas for which TOA is globally renowned. In 2008, TEI expanded the scope of its business to include Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Shortly thereafter, TEI established its presence in the NYC area to better support its Eastern time zone customers, as well as those in Central America. Then, in 2010, TEI added an east coast office in Secaucus, NJ.  TEI further expanded it sales role into South America om 2017 including Brazil.   Now in 2019, the Secaucus NJ office became the headquarters for the US, Central and South Americas.  TEI is now headed by Mr. Mitsuhiro Omura, who is President & CEO in charge of TOA Americas. TOA continues to grow and promote its wide range of innovative PA, paging, Intercom & Mass Notification solutions throughout North America.

Address

1350 Bayshore Highway
Suite 270
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone

650-452-1200

Fax

650-452-1250

Website

Contact

Kevin Wilkin,
National Sales Manager

kevinw@toaelectronics.com

What We Do

Vision2 Marketing is a manufacturer’s rep firm that was founded in March 2004 by Mick Beisel, C.E.O., and Craig Bess, Partner. V2 serves markets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and North & South Carolina. In the music and professional A/V industry for more than 60 years, collectively, V2 has implemented the concept of a manufacturer’s rep firm that leads with a strategic business strategy and personal relationship model. We pride ourselves on representing the premiere manufacturers in our industry and providing optimal customer service for our dealers and their end users.

Address

642 West Iris Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Phone

615-255-7606

Information Email

Website

https://www.vision2marketing.com

Contact

Mick Beisel
CEO

Craig Bess
CTO/Partner
North & South Carolina
Phone: 704.718.4677

Matt Bouck
Partner/Regional Account Manager
Georgia
Phone: 404.316.8776

Lee Carpenter
Regional Account Manager
Lighting, Video & Control
Full Territory
Phone: 615.669.0087

Michael Elias
Strategic  Account Manager
Florida
Phone: 954.401.8872

Gary Gunn
Regional Account Manager
Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi & Florida
Phone: 615.775.1877

Nick Schubert
Regional Account Manager
North Carolina
Phone: 919.760.3269

Ian Scott
Regional Account Manager
Georgia
Phone: 678.709.1082

Gabe Williams
MI & Retail Sales
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee
Phone: 256.226.2877

James Willis
Regional Account Manager
Georgia
Phone: 706.346.6607

What We Do

West Penn Wire was founded in 1971 in Claysville, Pennsylvania. The early years of the company were devoted to the premise of supplying quality wire and cable to our customers in a timely manner. To this end, the company was committed to manufacturing in order to stock warehouses and distribution centers rather than manufacturing to fill orders. This manufacturing philosophy ensures a swift turnaround of orders and prompt delivery of quality products to the customer.

Today, nothing has changed about the way we do business or our philosophy of providing quality wire and cable in a timely manner. The only difference is in the facilities and equipment used. What started in a 5000 sq ft building with one production line is today a large international corporation with four manufacturing facilities. The corporate office and engineering complex are located in Washington, Pennsylvania, and there are several regional distribution centers located throughout the United States.

In 1990, West Penn Wire became the original Cable Design Technologies company and changed their name to West Penn Wire/CDT to reflect this new and exciting affiliation.

In 2004, Cable Design Technologies merged with Belden Wire and Cable. NYSE ticker symbol- BDC. With the merger The CDT has come off our name. We are now known as WEST PENN WIRE.

Address

2833 W. Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301

Phone

724-222-7060

Fax

724-222-6420

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Contact

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