Audio equipment donated by AtlasIED and other AVIXA Independent Technical Services Council members creates a new, improved entertainment space for Ronald McDonald House families.
Phoenix, AZ (January 15, 2020) – AtlasIED, a global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio and security solutions for commercial markets, recognizes the importance of giving back. As part of this commitment to community, AltasIED has donated a range of AV products to a variety of organizations, the most recent being the contribution of several professional-grade microphones to the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) of San Diego. The microphones were part of a large-scale, $3 million renovation of the great room at the RMDH San Diego, an initiative spearheaded last year by the AVIXA Independent Technical Services (ITS) Council. The objective of the renovation, which included $18,000 in AV equipment from AtlasIED and other donors, was to provide families utilizing the RMDH San Diego with a comfortable place to relax and enjoy movies and other entertainment and to give managers of the facility a high-caliber, comprehensive AV and presentation system to employ during fundraising events.
“We were thrilled to be a part of this wonderful project and support an organization that helps so many families,” says Gina Sansivero, AtlasIED VP, Marketing and Corporate Communications. “It feels good to know that we played an integral role in creating a peaceful, enjoyable area for families to utilize while a sick child is in the hospital. What the Ronald McDonald House charities offer to families in need is remarkable, and having the opportunity to contribute to the great room remodel of the facility in San Diego was a highlight for AtlasIED.”
From the time that the great room was built, in 2009, administrators of the RMDH San Diego had rented AV equipment any time an event or presentation was planned. Now, everything they need—microphones, speakers, displays, and a method of control–is readily available, completely installed and programmed by local integrator MediaCentric, for simple operation and ease of use. In addition to two sets each of wireless handheld and lapel microphones from AtlasIED, the system in the great room includes a 180-inch screen from Da-Lite (Legrand), speakers and amplifier from TOA Electronics, laser projector from Epson, ClickShare presentation tool from Barco, switchers and converters from Extron, DVD player from Sony, DSP mixers from ClearOne, ceiling mount from Chief (Legrand), and control system with touchpanel from Crestron.
The AV equipment will be used initially during special RMDH fundraising events to evoke a more polished, professional presentation, says Avixa ITS Council chair, Mark Delguidice. “The renovation and addition of a superior AV system also affords our agency a great opportunity to offer use of the venue and the AV system to other organizations,” adds RMDH San Diego director of philanthropy Beth Van Eetveldt. “This outreach leverages our mission and exposes the larger community to the types of services provided by RMDH.” And, of course, says Van Eetveldt, RMDH San Diego plans to host movie nights, seminars, and presentations for visiting families to enjoy during their stay. “We want our great room to bring some comfort and peace to families going through their worst nightmare.”
This project marks the first time AtlasIED has contributed to the RMDH organization. However, as a member of the AVIXA ITS Council, it likely won’t be the last. “Our first initiative was from RMDH Washington D.C., in 2018,” says Delguidice. “Now that we’ve wrapped up the project for the RMDH San Diego, the Council is committed to continuing its involvement with this amazing charity, and to include companies like AtlasIED to demonstrate the power of what we can do together to help families in need.”
A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial business environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. After becoming sister companies operating independently in 2009, Atlas and IED united forces in 2015 to better serve growing market segments. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size.
AtlasIED has nine locations and over 1,000 employees, as well as 120+ manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.
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