Technomad Military PA System Provides High Quality Audio for Airshows and Training Exercises at Tyndall Air Force Base

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Technomad LLC, a leader in high-powered weatherproof PA systems and communications equipment for military, security and government audio applications, announces that Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida is using a turnkey Technomad Military PA System and SuperConductor mp3 military player/recorder for a variety of training exercises for F-15 and F-22 pilot training; and entertainment events, including the annual Gulf Coast Salute Airshow that took place in March.

Technomad LLC, a leader in high-powered weatherproof PA systems and communications equipment for military, security and government audio applications, announces that Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida is using a turnkey Technomad Military PA System and SuperConductor mp3 military player/recorder for a variety of training exercises and entertainment events, including the annual Gulf Coast Salute Airshow.

The 2009 Gulf Coast Salute Airshow was held March 28-29 and featured dynamic performers like the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, USN Blue Angels and several USAF F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor demonstrations. Tyndall Air Force Base, home of the 325th Fighter Wing, has a primary mission to provide air dominance training for F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor pilots, maintenance personnel and air battle managers to support the combat Air Force.

According to Anthony Clouse, Ground Radio Communications Journeyman for Tyndall Air Force Base, the Technomad loudspeakers were initially purchased for their weatherproof design and durability, but were put into use beyond training exercises due to their high quality sound and long-distance output.

"We added the Technomads to our main PA system after realizing they packed a nice punch, positioning them between 30-to-50 feet apart to cover a one-block radius," said Clouse. "We tied eight of the loudspeakers to our main system via fiber optic, and raised them on stands to provide audio coverage to the Distinguished Visitors area, which seated approximately 12,000 visitors. The Technomads easily reproduced voice and audio handed off from the main PA, including voice received over land-mobile radio from air performers."

Clouse said that the full Turnkey PA System featuring 12 Technomad loudspeakers are used for "Crown Royal" emergency training exercises twice a quarter, or eight times a year. The purpose of the exercise is to train F-15 and F-22 pilots, providing a simulated combat environment. The loudspeakers are raised on stands included with the Turnkey PA System in a circular pattern that extends one-half mile, directing audio toward the center. The Technomad SuperConductor mp3 military player is used to manually inject realistic audio files into the exercise from a front panel knob, and simulates bombings, rockets, gunfire, sirens, alarms, and steady and wavering tones.

The SuperConductor is installed in a shockmount rack along with other components that comprise the Technomad Turnkey PA system. In addition to manual playback of audio files, the SuperConductor can automatically play back files on a scheduled basis down to the exact time of day and also record live field audio direct to mp3 format for immediate or future playback.

"The SuperConductor is much easier to use then a CD player - turn and push," said Clouse. "The audio quality coming out of the SuperConductor and through the loudspeakers make the exercises much more effective than what we previously used for audio reproduction. And the weatherproof design is very important considering the local weather. They are able to fully withstand the heavy rains and winds of the Gulf Coast region unlike our previous system."

Clouse added that Tyndall Air Force Base occasionally uses the Technomad PA system for retirements and other ceremonies inside hangars, using between two to four loudspeakers depending on the size of the crowd. The complete Technomad Turnkey PA system comes with an amplifier, six-channel mixer, speaker stands, cables, connectors, a dynamic microphone and gasketed lids for added loudspeaker protection.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD
Technomad Associates, LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range military PA systems and now offers eight networkable models with range up to one mile, as well as the SuperConductor military MP3 player and FireFly ultra-lightweight PA system.

For Additional information, contact:
Military Sales, Technomad Inc.
USA: 800.464.7757 x 710
International: 617 424 9612 x 710

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