Phew – things are gearing up!
We can’t believe its March already. Since the beginning of the year, we have been non-stop with new product and software development, whilst continuing to work with our international customers who are installing truly custom audio solutions. Whilst we have five minutes to breath, here is our latest newsletter with updates on what has been happening at Lode over the last couple of months.
ISE – Lode proves CI can also be HiFi
ISE 2017 was the biggest and busiest it has ever been and was the perfect opportunity for us to attend our first international show. Not only was our booth busy the entire duration of the show, the feedback from visitors was incredible. As well as previewing two new products, we also showcased the latest version of our firmware, which included full integrations of the market’s leading control platforms.
For those that couldn’t attend the show, here is an overview of what was being discussed:
Featuring a 50 Watt per channel Cass D amplifier, ISE saw the launch of the LA1A – our newly developed amplified zone player. Perfectly suited to those that want to have all of the convenience of our multiroom audio zone players with locally connected loudspeakers, the LA1A allows users to have real HiFi integrated into their control systems without the paraphernalia of a conventional audio system. Diminutive in size, the LA1A integrates perfectly on to the LodeNet infrastructure, offering the same zero latency HiFi performance matched with industry-leading control. The LA1A is a product much in demand and the response from show goers couldn’t have been more positive.
Adding to our already highly regarded music server range, ISE also saw the launch of the LA2 – our two-zone player. Developed due to demand from our existing customers, the LA2’s 1U form slots perfectly into a 19” rack and offers greater flexibility for system designers creating LodeNet multiroom systems.
ISE visitors were also the first to experience a refresh of our control system drivers, with the latest Crestron Media Player driver, Control 4 driver update and Command Fusion driver fully integrated into LodeNet for the first time.
And finally, we also previewed our soon to launch market leading music services.
Head of Sales and Marketing at Lode, Andy Oattes, commented, “ISE 2017 was a massive show for Lode Audio. The reception of the market to what we are trying to achieve was spectacular, with an incredible number of dealers, agents, distributors and manufacturers from all over the world responding very favourably to what we do and our plans moving forward. It’s almost like we are being seen as a bunch of geeks that have been developing world leading technology in our labs without anyone knowing quite what we’re up to and now ISE was the first real step into the market revealing to the world what we’re doing – and they loved it! As we come from the CI space, we think like our customers, we know the issues and saw a clear opportunity to provide the tech and leadership the space needs. We give the installers the product and platform and distribution strategy that outperforms the competition in all areas and the feedback couldn’t have been better!”
Even more regions now Loded up.
We are delighted to announce that our message is reaching an ever-expanding range of territories. With immediate effect, Hometronix (Nigeria), Advanced Territory Management (Canada) and Alfocus (Singapore & Indonesia) have joined the Lode family, all recognising our ability to deliver real HiFi performance to the CI market combined with class-leading control.
Andy continues, “The market is responding and so we are starting to scale our global distribution to meet the demand. We welcome our new distributors and are working to sign-off with some very big partners in America, Scandinavia and Europe, where we will focus our resources to build our brand and provide the best solutions for the market. ISE marked the moment that Lode landed and 2017 is the year that Lode goes global. Watch this space as it’s about to get very, very exciting!”
With things moving so quickly at Lode, we endeavour to keep you updated on developments. Keep an eye on our newsletters for further product and firmware updates.
For further information, visit lodeaudio.com