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Sennheiser Mic Of The Month

Sennheiser e 865 and e 865-s Only $99.95

Huge Savings Now Until The End of February*

Now through the end of February 2018 Sennheiser is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their evolution line microphones by passing on tremendous savings for several of their more popular e series microphones.

*This promotion Ends, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Sennheiser e865

Overview

The e 865 represents the first condenser microphone in the acclaimed evolution series. A live performance, lead vocal microphone, the e 865 easily cuts through high on-stage levels by virtue of its detailed and natural 40 Hz – 20 kHz reproduction and superb transient response.
(Also available with a switch: e 865 S)

Features

  • Steel inlet basket
  • Superb transient response
  • Handles high levels of sound
  • Rugged robust all-metal housing
  • 10 years warranty

Technical Data

  • On/Off Switch (e 865-s)
  • Ø 47 x 193 mm
  • XLR-3 Connector
  • 40 – 20000 Hz Frequency response (Microphone)
  • Sensitivity in free field no load (1kHz) 3 mV/Pa
  • Nominal impedance 200 Ω Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω
  • Phantom powering 12 – 48 V
  • Max. Sound pressure level (active) 150 dB
  • Weight w/o cable 311 g
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eLearning And Remote Teaching

Solutions for Education: Classrooms with global reach

With the changing landscape of education and the need to find new ways to reach more students, education establishments of all kinds use StarLeaf’s cloud video conferencing solutions to extend the reach of educators and allow them to connect to remote students. StarLeaf’s intuitive video conferencing extends the reach of the classroom globally, making it possible for students from anywhere in the world, on any device, to connect without needing training or assistance.

eLearning

Engage and enthuse with richer distance learning

StarLeaf helps schools and universities to extend their reach by providing the tools for rich, engaging and interactive distance learning sessions. Multiple cameras and microphones follow the action and provide clear audio, and multiple screens can display shared content as well as a choice of controls and attendee layouts. And as sessions can easily be recorded, with all audio, video and shared content captured, lessons can be viewed multiple times or distributed afterwards for students unable to attend.

Faster decision making

StarLeaf also helps administrators to communicate better, collaborate more effectively, and make decisions faster by providing video conferencing and messaging tools that anyone can use, from anywhere, to contact anyone. High quality calls, group and individual chats, and easy screen sharing all facilitate a well-informed and productive team.

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Planning Ahead: Budgeting for Scheduled Maintenance

Planning Ahead: Budgeting for Scheduled Maintenance

When many people purchase a new automobile, they plan for maintenance, purchase insurance, and research the cost of operating it. Purchasing an integrated audio, video, lighting and media system for your business, church, or school isn’t much different.

Even if you’re financing a system or purchasing it outright, you want to get the most from your investment. Budgeting for scheduled maintenance is as necessary as insurance for your shiny new ride. S&L offers Client Care, which is a periodic maintenance plan to ensure that your system stays operational.  In the event of an emergency, a service professional will fix the issue just like your car’s roadside assistance coverage does.

There are many advantages of purchasing a Client Care service contract along with your new integrated AV system:

Client Care Extends The Life Of Your System

Manufacturers often provide limited warranties that protect against manufacturing defects or guarantee the equipment will operate properly for a short period of time. You can also purchase extended warranties but these seldom cover service calls and support. Client Care bridges that gap providing an additional layer of protection to ensure that all your equipment is serviced correctly and continues to function properly for a much longer period of time.

With Client Care, There Is No Need To Hire Additional Staff

Some of our clients are worship centers and schools that have volunteers and non-technical staff operating and/or maintaining equipment. Much of the gear that we install requires complicated programming, networking, and minute adjustments to perform properly. Not only is it necessary for the equipment to be installed by trained technicians, it also needs to be maintained by them. If we lived in a perfect world, electronics would never fail or need attention. Since we don’t, your equipment will need maintenance from time to time. Having a professionally trained technician check over operating systems, update firmware and software, and inspect any moving parts keeps your system running and your business productive.

Client Care Guarantees The Manufacturer’s Warranties

Changing the oil in your new car yourself may save a dollar or two. However, having it performed by an industry-certified mechanic or service center guarantees against minor issues and protects your car’s warranty. Many manufacturers of electronic components won’t replace defective equipment unless it’s been serviced and installed by industry certified technicians. Our team of technicians is industry certified and receives ongoing training on new equipment and systems. When we maintain your system, we help keep you compliant with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Client Care Gets You Back Up And Running

Client Care can provide temporary replacement (loaner) equipment when something breaks. Servicing may take some time, especially if the equipment has to be repaired at our facility or sent off. We can help you stay productive by temporarily providing you with the equipment that you need to keep your system working.

Ask yourself the following questions: Do I want to handle difficult repairs myself? Do I want to train my volunteers and/or already over-tasked staff to perform maintenance? Would hiring someone to come on-site and perform the necessary maintenance and repairs be helpful? These are all valid questions that should be considered in your budgeting and planning to ensure you can properly keep up with the requirements needed to keep your equipment in top shape.

Client Care From S&L Provides Peace Of Mind

Your system must remain functioning. Many of the components need firmware and software updates. We stay current with manufacturers’ updates and fixes and will push them to your system either remotely or at your location. We also offer annual cleaning, which helps many of the components run more efficiently. Troubleshooting and diagnosis is accounted for, too. Just like cars that need regular oil changes, periodic filter swaps, and occasional tire rotations and balancing, the electronics in your system also need attention and, sometimes, replacement parts. This is routine and we have plans that cover this. Call (229) 378-8866 or email sales@slintegrated.com. An S&L sales representative can tell you more about how Client Care can protect your system.

In a future article, we will discuss how Client Care combined with Technolgy As A Service (TAAS) can provide a perfect solution for businesses that need to update expensive electronic equipment periodically.

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S&L Is Looking For A Sales Leader

AV Innovators Need Sales Leader

We are looking for Account Executive

Do you love the beauty of integrated audio, video, lighting, and control systems?  Is it fun for you to use and/or design this technology to inspire people, make them laugh, or touch their hearts?

This is what we do at S&L Integrated. We are recognized throughout the Southeastern United States for the improving the way organizations communicate. Our talented team provides integrated audio, video, lighting, and control system solutions for business, government, education, healthcare, worship, and live productions.

What about you?

We need another proven performer who is a great team player to join our organization as an Account Executive in our Thomasville, Georgia office; or remotely working from your home in the Southeast.  This is a full-time opportunity  As an S&L Account Executive, you get to:

  • Initiate contact with organizations who need to better engage their audience(s)
  • Be involved in idea generation, solution design, and impact analysis
  • Manage Clients relationships from introduction into the future

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Do you have a plan for your success in your current job?  We do.  

Each of us has a mini-business plan for our individual success, called a strategic plan.  Your strategic plan includes:

  • Clear, measurable goals so your role and performance standards are clear.
  • Written expectations of what you expect from your manager, and he expects of you.
  • Specific new skills and technologies you will learn through 2018 and plans through 2020
  • No assumptions or surprises – you can pursue the career of your dreams

We are in growth mode.  If you like to solve problems, are excellent at follow-up, and have a proven track record of delivering results, then contact us immediately.  We are hiring NOW.

We Offer You

  1. A strong company culture that helps you grow
  2. A team environment where your strengths are valued
  3. The tools to succeed
  4. Training to help you develop in your career
  5. 16 Years becoming one of the leading audio, video, and lighting integrators in America
  6. Proven systems and processes balanced with resources to achieve results
  7. Compensation and benefits that reward your individual and team contribution

We are looking for a self-starter who likes to take responsibility.  Here is a quick overview of how you will be contributing to our mutual success:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Client Development

  • Be a competent sales consultant serving each Client to help them meet their communication objectives through superior integration of audio, video, and lighting.
  • Never sell anyone something they do not need, or at an excessive profit margin.
  • Develop new accounts, generate sales quotes, and handle inquiries to help service Clients and grow our business.
  • Actively engage with other team members regularly to provide complete Client solutions.
  • Provide complete solutions by asking questions to identify additional points of pain or areas of potential cost savings.
  • Thoroughly identify each prospect’s current environment, needs, expectations, budget, and priorities.
  • Promptly respond to prospect and Client inquiries with solutions.
  • Effectively communicate features and benefits of solutions and conservatively manage prospect expectations.
  • Achieve and maintain a positive rapport with prospects and give them the best possible service.
  • Travel, as necessary, to cover sales responsibilities in neighboring states.
  • Establish professional relationships with manufacturer sales and sales engineering personnel.
  • Maintain information on your Clients and activities in ConnectWise.

Professional Development

  • Continuously expand your in-depth knowledge of our services, product offerings, and best practices.
  • Stay abreast of new A/V/L equipment, gear and accessories and industry trends.
  • Research new products to remain current on technology solutions.
  • Actively participate in applicable Company-sponsored training activities.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience

Computer Skills

  • Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint effectively

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance  

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Proactive and tenacious
  • Can work independently or as part of a team
  • Good with details
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-moving environment
  • Good verbal and written English

Experience

  • 2-5 years selling in a solution based environment, or you have a natural ability to extend your sales skills into that type of role
  • General knowledge of audio-visual-lighting/theater and building security technology

Valued Qualifications (not required)

  • Working knowledge of and experience with ConnectWise PSA
  • Industry certifications (CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, RCDD, LEED)

If you believe you are a match, then email us the information below.  We are hiring immediately.

APPLY NOW:  Please email the following to hr@slintegrated.com.  Make the subject line of your email:  S&L Account Executive Job Opportunity

  • Write me an email that introduces yourself.
  • Explain the three attributes of your dream career.
  • Confirm your compensation requirements (Yes, this is a legal question and your answer is kept confidential.)
  • Copy of your resume

Do NOT respond if you do not meet the minimum requirements above.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to hearing from you!

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 S&L Selected as First Google Jamboard Dealer in the US

 S&L Selected as First Google Jamboard Dealer in the United States

(Thomasville, Ga. September, 2017) In late August S&L Integrated finalized a deal with manufacturer BenQ and Google to be the first AV integrator to offer Jamboard to customers in the United States. The Google Jamboard is a 55-inch 4k whiteboard touch-screen system, incorporating the G-suite cloud-based software and storage solutions. Anything a user creates on the Jamboard will be accessible virtually from anywhere. Google’s approach for creating this solution was to develop a whiteboard solution that is built around the cloud.

The looks of the Jamboard are different from most interactive touch boards. For starters, its chassis is available in a variety of colors: carmine red, slate grey, and cobalt blue. It also comes with two passive, battery-free stylus pens along with an eraser and color-matching single-cable connection. An optional rolling stand is available in white with aesthetics to match the smooth, rounded corners of the screen’s bezel. A wall mount is also available with color-matched accessory tray. Jamboard was named Best In Show at Infocomm 2017 by AV Integrator and Audio Video Integrator magazines.

The Jamboard merges the shareability of Google with the interactivity of a digital whiteboard. G-Suite includes Google’s popular apps: Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, Admin, and Vault. Along with the Jamboard app for desktop, tablet, and mobile, team members can add to the board wherever they are.  All boards are saved directly to Google Drive so you can share and access them anytime.

Features of the Jamboard include an 4K UHD display, 120Hz interactive touch scan rate, 60 Hz video refresh rate, HDMI 2.0, USB Type C , 2 X USB 3.0, SPDIF audio out, WIFI 802.11ac 2×2, NFC, one gigabyte ethernet, Google Cast, built-in wide-angle camera, down-firing speakers, and built-in microphones. The screen features 16 simultaneous touch points, handwriting and shape recognition, two fine tip passive stylus, microfiber cloth, and eraser.

The Jamboard is for any business or educational institution where collaboration is key for success. Contact an S&L sales representative to set up a demo today and learn how the Google Jamboard from BenQ can increase collaboration in your environment.

 

Contact: Clay Byars
Communications and Marketing Director
S&L Integrated Systems
Office: (229) 378-8866
Cell: (229) 977-4615
E-mail: clayb@slintegrated.com

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Jason Jones Named Top 40 Under 40 By Commercial Integrator

Jason Jones Top 40 Under 40

CI 40 Under 40: Class of 2017

The 4th annual CI 40 Under 40: Class of 2017 features our youngest members ever and other AV systems integrators who’ve made major marks in the industry.

We hear often, and write even more often, about how AV systems integrators are looking for the next young superstar as their management team adds gray hair and thinks about life after the corner office.

The fourth annual CI 40 Influencers Under 40 list was never intended to be a recruiting tool for those companies to inject their workforce with rising stars, but we know it’s worked that way based on how we’ve watched several alumni from our previous lists continue their ascent even after being singled out by peers for their contributions to the industry.

We don’t know what the future holds for the members of the 2017 class, but we do know this year’s honorees include our youngest members ever — each of whom attended InfoComm 2017 in June — including one who is dreaming of the day he can earn his CTS certification.

As always, the 2017 CI 40 Under 40 is composed primarily of young, talented people nominated by someone else in the industry; either a co-worker, friend, former colleague or someone simply blown away by the accomplishments they saw or heard about. We rounded out the list with a few people we’ve previously written about, including one former CI cover boy and a few who’ve been profiled as part of our Back Stage Q&A profiles.

Several of this year’s honorees are teens, which should make employers excited that the word is getting out about AV systems integrators and why their jobs are worth considering as a career. We know that’s been a struggle for a lot of firms in recent years, but it’s nice to see offerings such as InfoComm’s ICIF grant program and the NSCA Ignite program bearing some fruit.

As usual, we squeezed in a few more than 40 honorees to this list and included a few people who have celebrated their 40th birthdays since last year’s installment. If you don’t see your nominee on the list this year, wait ’til next year, because we’ve already started the 2018 collection with those who just missed the cut this time around.

Jason Jones, 36 President, and CEO, S&L Integrated

Jason’s vision of expanding the business and attracting quality technical engineers and innovative management leaders has been successful and reflected by building a 20,000 square-foot facility, complete with a conference room that seats 24 at the table and another dozen in the planned seating around the room.The perimeter offices feature floor-to-ceiling glass, giving the workplace an open-air environment. Technicians all have computer work stations and work benches with several smaller huddle room meeting spaces for group meetings and video conferencing.


Reposted from an article by D. Craig MacCormack, Commercial Integrator, http://www.commercialintegrator.com/av/ci-40-under-40-class-2017/,   

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Tech Tips – Managing Monitor Feedback

Managing Monitor Feedback

Floor vs Ceiling Monitors

Audio feedback occurs when the output signal loops back into the input device, resulting in unwanted ringing, squealing and generally unpleasant noise. In the illustration below, feedback is represented by the output coming from a ceiling mounted monitor feeding back into a microphone with a

In this illustration, feedback is represented by the output coming from a ceiling mounted monitor feeding back into a microphone with a cardiod pattern. Although feedback can’t be completely eliminated, it can be managed by using a properly placed loudspeaker designed specifically as a floor monitor or using an in-ear type personal monitor system.

There are multiple factors that contribute to audio feedback. The next Tech Tip issue will address microphones.

For more information regarding proper placement of stage monitors please feel free to contact S&L Integrated at (229) 378-8866 or info@slintegrated.com

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S&L Named 2016 North American Partner of the Year by StarLeaf

SL Integrated North American Partner of the Year 2017

S&L Named 2016 North American Partner of the Year by StarLeaf

May 9, 2017 London, United Kingdom

In May, at StarLeaf’s Annual Partner Conference in London, England, S&L was named North American Partner of the Year for 2016. Jason Jones, President and CEO of S&L Integrated was at the conference to accept the award from StarLeaf Chief Technology Officer William MacDonald.

“StarLeaf selected S&L based on dedication to the brand, seeking out innovative technology solutions for clients and being the top reseller in North America,” said William MacDonald, StarLeaf.

S&L is the leader in sales and integration for StarLeaf products in the U.S. and continues to demonstrate the greatest potential for growth with the brand.

“We are excited to be named Partner of the Year,” said Jones. “Recognitions and partnerships help S&L provide better technologies to our clients.”

StarLeaf is an international company offering reliable hardware and integrated video conferencing and voice in the cloud. The StarLeaf Cloud was developed from the ground up and doesn’t rely on third-party products, ensuring customers have a reliable and feature-rich user experience.

“Many of our customers need video teleconferencing and StarLeaf provides several options that are simple to deploy, look great and work well,” said Jones. “We lead with StarLeaf products over other VTC solutions.”

StarLeaf solutions are compatible with many existing endpoints and connect to other web-based VTC solutions, which is also appealing to customers.

S&L continues to invest significant time into developing relationships with partners such as StarLeaf.

“We believe that strong relationships with our business partners give us an advantage in the industry, which in turn helps provide better solutions to our clients,” said Jones.

S&L is excited to have StarLeaf as a valuable business partner and to continue using StarLeaf products to develop reliable customer technology solutions..

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DiGiCo Rep Visits S&L

The DiGiCo representative visited our 7 Midway Road office Wednesday to demonstrate the DigiCo SD9 Mixing Console. S&L’s sales reps, technicians, and the rental team were treated to lunch and given the opportunity to test drive the SD9.

The console is a super-flexible, complete integrated system powered by Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology. It’s lightweight, small-footprint was designed with multiple applications in mind and is suited to life on the road or as part of a permanent installation, like a theater, conference center, church or school. The SD9 provides outstanding performance at a very competitive price point and it is easy to use for volunteer staff yet versatile and robust for season sound crews.

The SD9 features:

  • 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR Master Bus
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 155 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 155 DiGiTuBes
  • 155 Multiband Compressors
  • 12 Digital FX
  • 16 Graphic Equalizers

Contact S&L if you are interested in learning more about this console or other audio solutions, (229) 378-8866 or info@slintegrated.com.

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Video Conferencing and Technology 2016 Fall Grant Forecast

Video Conferencing and Technology 2016 Fall Grant Forecast

Join us for a webinar on Nov 03, 2016 at 1:00 PM CDT for the Video Conferencing and Technology 2016 Fall Grant Forcast.

REGISTER NOW! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/970654740776326660

Join the StarLeaf Grant Services Team as we review technology friendly grants that are now available to fund video conferencing solutions. Learn how you can qualify for no-cost grant writing services. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this webinar.

System Requirements 

For more information contact S&L Integrated at (229) 388-8866 or info@slintegrated.com

Starleaf VTC
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Meet the Newest Members of Team S&L!

Roger Lord – Technician

Roger is the most recent addition to the S&L team. He has 15 years of customer service experience in the retail industry as well as countless volunteer hours as an audio tech for a variety of churches including City Church Tallahassee. He has been involved in setting up sound, video, and lighting equipment. He finds enjoyment mixing the sound for the City Church band and helping as a stage hand when needed to fix problems that may arise during the production of the service.

Lee Shell – Technician

Lee started at S&L in January 2016, there is a lot to say about this guy…
Lee has a a degree in Show Production & Touring from Full Sail University. His past experience includes setting up and maintaining FOH (front of house) and monitor systems for concerts, events, and festivals, providing technical solutions as well as setup and strike of large-scale events and concerts. He also managed multiple volunteer tech teams for a mega church that included live audio and video production as well as live broadcast.

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We’ve Moved!

S&L Moves Operations to Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, GA — May 09, 2016

When I began a rebranding project including developing a website in October of 2014, owner and CEO Jason Jones revealed then that a move to Thomasville was already in the works; S&L was growing and it had long been his wish to move his company to the City of Roses.

The 20,000 square-foot facility was designed by architect Raymond Finger. It features a massive storefront with floor to ceiling windows, chiseled concrete and redwood siding. The purpose-built facility has 13 offices for sales, support and clerical staff, an oversized lounge area, three restrooms, a lobby, a video conferencing-capable boardroom with breakout rooms and an area for up to ten technicians, racks and service audio/visual equipment.

The largest portion of the building is occupied by 12,500 square-feet of warehouse space for rental equipment and to serve as a holding location for AV gear awaiting installation.

Construction was overseen by JCI Contractors. Interior space colors and finishes were selected by Clay Byars who also oversaw the rebranding. Many of the cabinets and counters were built and installed by International Design and Display Group. Lots of preparation and perspiration went into the construction and move.

S&L moved from a 7,500 square-foot warehouse in Cairo’s industrial park.

— Clay Byars

 

About S&L

S&L provides Integrated Audio, Video, Lighting and Control Systems for Business, Government, Education, Healthcare, Worship and Live Production. We believe in listening to our clients’ needs and fitting a solution to their budget and timeframe. After installation, we provide the training and support needed for client peace of mind.

Clay Byars Director of Communication and Marketing
S&L Integrated | 7 Midway Rd.,, Thomasville, GA 31757 | (229) 977-4615 | clayb@slintegrated.com

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Getting Closer To Moving In

Getting Closer To moving In

After a cold Tuesday morning site meeting this week, I walked around the almost finished S&L Integrated campus in Thomasville, snapping photos of the progress.

All the walls are painted in tones and tints of blue and grey. Bathroom fixtures are in, interior glass has been installed, the ceiling grid has been hung awaiting tiles and the front lobby wood siding is almost complete.

Outside earthmoving machinery is constantly grading, preparing for paving, NeSmith Nursery is planting trees and shrubs and irrigation is going in the ground.

Lots of things have to be completed before the twenty plus employees move into the new Thomasville home. Flooring still has to be laid, office furniture has to be purchased, as well as mirrors and hallway lights hung. Tables and counters need to be built and a number of other tedious tasks have to be completed before moving day.

Stay connected for updates.