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Pro-Motion Picks dbx ZonePRO For Borders Books & Music

Chooses the ZonePRO for all new audio systems installations at leading media retailer Borders (September 06, 2005)

Audio/video multimedia design and installation company Pro-Motion has specified and implemented the renowned dbx ZonePRO audio systems controller for the work it is doing at Border Books & Music, one of the nations leading media retail chains. The ZonePRO was chosen as the sole system to control background music, overhead paging and music-on-hold for the stores telephone systems. Thus far, the ZonePRO has been installed at four stores over the last four months: Timonium, Maryland; Tualatin, Oregon; Middletown, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Additional stores will be fitted with the ZonePRO by Pro-Motion as the 1,200-store chain opens new locations.

?The dbx ZonePRO has become our template for zone audio control, at the Borders stores and every other installation environment for which its appropriate, explains Lynn Matson, President and CEO of Pro-Motion, which in less than four years has grown to over $30 million in revenues from its design/install work and as a distributor of systems components and products from its 65,000-square-foot headquarters and warehouse in Wixom, Mi. ?The ZonePRO is reliable, functional and easy to operate and install. We do all the programming here at the facility and send it to the project site ready to install, which saves a substantial amount of time and effort.

Pro-Motion, which has done audio/video design/install projects for clients including TGI Fridays, Fossil, American Eagle Outfitters, Target and Wal-Mart, has found in the ZonePRO what Pro-Motion Chief Engineer Chris Hill describes as ?our number-one audio solution for installed commercial systems, the basis for all of our zoned audio system designs, for all of the Borders stores going forward and for every other zone-audio installation.

Hill points out several of the ZonePROs many unique features as the reasons Pro-Motion and its client base increasingly rely on it for audio control. ?We can write the program for the unit before we ship it to the job site, which assures consistency of sound and operation from store to store, he remarks. ?Also, that further assures that the user wont have to access it, which further minimizes the potential for system failure. Still, the ZonePRO is incredibly flexible, so when a store installation has special needs, it can handle that easily. And if there is ever any kind of problem with the unit, weve got all of the operational parameters on hand as an ?as-built file that we email to dbx, which then programs a new unit to exactly those specifications and overnights the updated unit to our installers in the field for immediate replacement. The ZonePRO is more than a piece of product ? its an entire end-to-end solution that covers all the bases.

Hill cites the ZonePROs comprehensive capabilities, noting that its DSP power means a zoned system no longer needs outboard processing such as EQ and compression, further simplifying both the system design and installation and minimizing failure potential, while also dramatically increasing cost-effectiveness. ?Not only do you not need outboard processors, but you also eliminate the need for the additional cabling, power supplies and racking necessary to hold it and run it, he says. ?There is nothing else on the market that even comes close to what the ZonePRO can do.

About dbx Professional Products
Salt Lake City-based dbx Professional Products offers high-end signal processing power to musicians, audio engineers and studio professionals. dbx Professional Products include digital and analog processors for mastering, dynamics processing, sound reinforcement and loudspeaker management. dbx is a division of Harman Music Group, which is a part of the Harman International family of companies.

For more information on the complete range of dbx products, please contact Noel C. Larson, Harman Music Group, 8760 South Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070. Tel: (801) 566-8800,


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