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Leo Hayes High Shcool, Fredericton, NB
University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
Listuguj School, Pointe-a-la-Croix, QCRead More
OISE Library, Toronto, ONRead More
Commission Scolaire des Laurentides, Ste-Adèle, QCRead More
Concordia University, Montréal, QCRead More
Bleuets School Board, Roberval, QCRead More
Willow Park Elementary School, Leduc, AB
Commission Scolaire des Draveurs, Gatineau, QCRead More
Commission Scolaire de Montréal, Montréal, QCRead More
Conestoga College, Kitchener, ONRead More
École Sainte-Bernadette, Moncton, NB
It's OK to be AWESOME!
“It’s OK to be AWESOME” is a life-changing program that empowers children to be their BEST SELVES! Involving personal development coaching and the unique delivery of content through live puppetry, it is a REVOLUTION in mental health education for young people!
Imagine an athlete, a dancer or just about any professional making their dreams a reality without a coach. In terms of mental health, it's clear a coach is needed. We are doing our future generations a disservice if we do not provide this loving guidance.
The areas of focus of the program include mental health education, bullying, anxiety, personal wellness, healthy relationships, self-esteem and self-worth.
This 12-week mental health education program is delivered by two highly-qualified Program Facilitators and Educators, Anne Lebans and Rebecca Tremblay. Educational puppet shows designed to promote positive self-concepts are presented alongside dynamic presentations on the topic of the week. These are followed by stimulating activities and inclusive group discussions emphasizing individual empowerment, inspired thinking and self-worth. An introspective debrief activity called “Life work” is assigned to complement each session and to allow students the opportunity to benefit from these techniques and mental reframes outside of school."
The puppeteers needed a voice lift system that would allow the students to clearly hear their entertaining and important messages.
TOA donated wireless microphone systems so the puppeteers could put on their show for grade 6 students in New Brunswick.
Richard Ivey School of Business, Toronto, ON
- Now open in Toronto, the Richard Ivey School of Business (part of the University of Western Ontario) has TOA amplifiers and speakers to ensure even audio throughout the classrooms.
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ONRead More
Université Concordia, Montreal, QCConcordia University's fitness center is divided into several rooms/areas. The main area in the facility required a comfortable setting with background music that creates an environment conducive to exercising. The facility had extremely high ceilings and was constructed of concrete blocks, and glass on all walls. This construction created high reverberation that had to be overcome. The ventilation in this room was suspended from the ceiling creating installation challenges because of the need to work around a lot of structural obstacles. Once the installation was complete, Multicomtech had to test the system several times to adjust the system to the room noise. Multicomtech Inc. decided on TOA’s ceiling speakers powered with TOA’s 9000 Series digital matrix mixer/amplifier. The F-122 ceiling speakers were chosen to combat the echo and the high ceilings because of the excellent dispersion that the speaker offers. Each speaker was mounted into a back can and flush mounted into the ceiling of the facility. The 9000 Series digital matrix mixer/amplifier is set up to allow only 4 control buttons, including volume, and allows an I-pod, tuner, or CD player to be plugged in. The rest of the system has been locked for security allowing only the office staff access to the amplifier to adjust the volume. The Yoga and dance studios have been set up with the same equipment to allow an enjoyable and relaxing workout.
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University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
- UNBC's Northern Sports Center boasts a 145,150 square foot, high-performance sports facility. The Northern Sports Center is the largest of it's kind in British Columbia and possesses the province's longest indoor track. The facility features a field house (for soccer), track and straightaway, gymnasium, weight and cardio rooms, dance studio, and other multi-purpose rooms. The entire facility's audio is managed by the head end which distributes telephone paging, emergency microphone paging, background music and zone paging via the PBX phone system. The entire system is TOA. The head end includes the M-9000 Mixer and modules and PM-660U - Paging Microphone.
The basketball and soccer areas have TOA's D-901 mixing the input signals and managing the speakers (zone, crossover, frequency, etc.). The users can adjust the volume and other pre-sets, using TOA's D-911, a mechanical user interface for controlling the D-901. IP Series Amplifiers drive the HX-5 - Variable Angle Speakers and the FB-120 Subwoofers. These areas also have TOA's UHF Wireless Microphone System.
Around the track and squash courts you will find TOA's CS-64 - Wide-range Paging Speakers. Throughout the lobby, washrooms and change rooms are TOA's popular F-122 Ceiling Speakers. The Dance Studio boasts TOA's HX-5 - Variable Angle Speakers and the FB-120 Subwoofers, as well as TOA's UHF Wireless Microphone System for aerobics instructors to communicate to the class. These systems are driven by the DA-Series Multi-channel Amplifiers and M-9000 Mixer. The Weight room and circuit rooms feature TOA's A-9120S - Digital Mixer/Amplifier, plus TOA's F Series Ceiling Speakers.
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- Kruger Hall is now the student's new home away from home on the St. George Campus. It is a place where student's can hang out, meet each other and build a community. The building had an event hall. a lower lunge area and a mezzanine lounge. TOA's SR-T5 Two-way Line Array Speakers have been installed into Kruger Hall.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON (St. Denis Field)St. Denis Athletic and Community Centre at the University of Windsor's Stadium, Outdoor Track and Football Field are home not only to the Lancer Football and Lancer Soccer teams, but also to TOA's weather-resistant HX-5 Series - Variable Angle Speakers, LE Horns and IP Amplifiers. The facility boasts 2,000 permanent seats and a spectator capacity of 10,000. The stadium has already played host to the 2005 Pan American Junior Games and the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials for Track and Field.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON (Fieldhouse)To create the impact and sound desired, the University of Windsor had eight of TOA’s SR-C8L Line Array Speakers strategically mounted throughout the venue, covering the mids and highs; the bass was created using four of TOA’s SR-C15B Subwoofers. The SR-C Series Line Arrays were designed to provide optimum coverage of the bleachers. To provide proper sound coverage at court level, four HX-5B Compact Array Speakers were assembled into two arrays facing 90 degrees down with one set covering each end zone of the court.
The head end equipment is assembled in a rack located in an ante-room off of the lobby. Driving the audio system are five DA-500F, 4 Channel Amplifiers. The system is mixed using TOA’s new D-2008SP Digital Mixing Processor.
To provide courtside control, TOA’s Q-D-2012C Remote Control Console Unit has been linked wirelessly to the D-2008SP using a router and gateway connection. The audio provided from a music source (iPod) is sent via TOA’s Audio Network Adapter, NX-100, over the wireless network to the D-2008SP Digital Mixing Processor. This provides the announcer with courtside control for announcements and cueing the appropriate sounds and volume levels.
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
- Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg employs TOA's D-901 Digital Mixer for their Audio Processing. Convocation Hall was constructed in the late 1800's and was named for the convocation graduating ceremony. In it's history, Convocation Hall has been used as a lecture hall, dining hall, chapel, boxing ring, theatre and emergency shelter.
University of Guelph, Gryphon Centre, Guelph, ONTOA has a Public Address System featuring a center ice cluster of HX-5 - Variable Angle Speakers. Along the bleachers are TOA's F-2000BTWP - Wide-Dispersion, Weather-resistant, Box Speakers. The system is driven with TOA's DA-250 - Multi-channel Digital Power Amplifier and M-9000 - Mixer. The Gryphon Centre features twin rinks that are home to the varsity Hockey Gryphons and numerous intramural programs. The Gold Rink (featured in the picture) has a seating capacity of 1,400 and is an olympic-sized ice rink, home of the Gryphon Hockey Team.
Université de Moncton, Track & Field StadiumThe Université de Moncton's Track & Field Stadium is a newly built track and field stadium, where in late July 2010, the facility was the host to the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics. When looking for a full coverage, PA System for the stadium, the management at the Université de Moncton decided on TOA's reliable and durable product lines.
The Track and Field Stadium's bleachers and main building's sound and paging is delivered through TOA's LE long throw horns and HX-5 Variable Angle Speakers. The interior of the building has F Series Ceiling speakers to deliver wide-dispersion sound. The front end of the system includes TOA's D-901 Digital Mixer (plus modules) as well as the 9000 Series Modular Digital Matrix Mixer/Amplifiers. The Amplifiers include TOA's DA Series Amplifier and IP Series Amplifiers.
Edmonton Catholic School Board, Edmonton, AB
The Edmonton Catholic School Board wants their students and teachers to learn and teach at their best. The school board was looking for a solution which uses new technology for their classroom voice lift systems, and discovered TOA's Infrared Wireless Microphone Classroom System.
Studies show that classrooms that rely on voice lift systems produce better results for both students and teachers. Students learn and communicate more effectively, and behave better in classrooms because they can hear the teacher. The benefits for the teacher are a reduction in voice strain, easier classroom management, and fun and interactive lessons.
Recently, schools have started to make the switch from UHF technology to infrared technology. The Edmonton Catholic School Board is among this group. In the past, this school board has relied on many voice lift systems using VHF and UHF technology, including TOA Wireless Microphone Systems. These technologies rely on the 700MHz frequency bands, which can become crowded and over the past few years have been subject to government auction. Infrared technology works using infrared signals. There are many channels to work with, and because the infrared signal is contained inside a classroom, the schools belonging to the Edmonton Catholic School Board no longer have to share swamped frequency channels. Infrared technology also provides privacy and security for each classroom.
The Edmonton Catholic School Board wanted a reliable voice lift system that allowed them to move away from the UHF technology. TOA's Infrared Classroom system was their ideal solution. Schools are able to have a IR Wireless Classroom Kit solution in each classroom. TOA’s Infrared Wireless Classroom System includes a ceiling-mounted wide-dispersion speaker (with integrated receiver and amplifier), an easily accessed desktop tuner and a pair of lightweight IR wireless microphones, one each for the teacher and students. The system is easy to install, fits into their budget and is incredibly easy for both the teachers and the students to use.
As a long time user of classroom voice lift systems, the Edmonton Catholic School board knew they could rely on TOA's infrared technology. Over the past few years, the Edmonton Catholic School Board has been slowly integrating the system into their classrooms. The school board, schools, teachers and students are all happy with this system and can't believe how easy it is to use and how great the sound quality is.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Edmonton, AB
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Edmonton Alberta wanted their Gymnasium to provide superior sound for assemblies, dances, performances and more. They chose to install TOA's HX-7 Compact Array Speakers and subwoofers. These speakers are perfect for a school gym as they are impact resistant (don't require a cage), while offering great sound.
This system was an upgrade of an exisitng system that had poor sound quality. The school is happy with their TOA design as it provides a sound system with impact within a reasonable budget.
Séminaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
Séminaire de Sherbrooke is a private institution offering education to secondary, collegial and continuing education students. They have the highest of standards when providing education to their students.
To provide an Intercom and public address system to communicate throughout the institution.
The school required a retrofit intercom system using the existing cabling of the old intercom system. From here, they integrated public address with the intercom system.
TOA's N-8000 IP Intercom System integrated seamlessly with the old cabling at the institution. The Intercom system allows the school to provide communications from the substations to the master stations, control doors, bell signaling, recording of conversations, and provide paging broadcasts throughout the facility. TOA's Paging Horns and PC Series Ceiling Speakers were installed to provide intelligible, crystal clear sound. The DA Series Multichannel Power Amplifier was selected to power the speakers.
- N-8000 IP Intercom
- N-8400RS - Sub Station Interface Unit
- N-8000AF - Audio Interface Unit
- RS-150 - Substation
- DA Series Multichannel Power Amplifier
- SC Series Paging Horns
- PC Series Ceiling Speakers
Additional Education• Fanshawe College, London, ON
• Lillian Osbourne High School, Edmonton, AB
• Université de Montreal, Montreal, QC
• Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
School Classroom Learning Assistance by TOA
Voice lift / classroom amplification is beneficial for both the teacher and the student. Having a classroom equipped with a voice lift system promotes learning by ensuring that the teacher and students can hear and understand the lesson.
A teacher who uses a wireless microphone system reduces their vocal and personal stress, retains the students attention, suffers less classroom disruptions, and can promote a productive and fun learning environment.
For the student, a classroom voice lift system makes the teacher easier to hear and understand due to higher speech volume, while voice clarity and intelligibility makes a lesson easier and more enjoyable to listen to.
TOA has several product solutions for an amplified classroom system. Start with a compact mixer/amplifier, such as TOA’s BG‐M Series (BG‐2000 Series). This mixer/amplifier has five input channels and is ideal for background/ foreground music distribution, paging, and music/message‐on‐hold. Next choose your speaker. TOA recommends a wide‐dispersion ceiling speaker such as our F‐122C for full coverage sound or the H‐3 interior design speaker, which sounds great and blends into the design of the room.
To complete the system, choose either a UHF Wireless System or an Infrared Microphone System.
TOA’s 5000 Series UHF Wireless Microphone System operates in the 668‐698 MHz band with up to sixteen available channels. Transmitter options include the WM‐5270 or WM‐5265 condenser handheld, WM‐5325 lapel (with a selectable mic), WM‐4000H vocal headset and WM‐4000A aerobic headset. Each transmitter is powered by either a rechargeable battery or a single AA battery for ten hours of continuous operation. Receiver models include the WT‐5800 true diversity 64‐channel wireless tuner, WT‐5805 space diversity 64‐channel wireless tuner and the portable WT‐5810 space diversity 16‐channel wireless tuner. All 5000 Series receivers feature a frequency scanning function and transmitter battery status indicator.
TOA’s Infrared wireless microphone system uses infrared transmission, featuring unlimited channels per school. TOA has a specially designed Classroom System to meet the voice lift requirements within a classroom. The components of the IR Wireless microphone System consists of the IR‐820SP Infrared Wireless Speaker, IR‐802T 2‐Channel IR Tuner, the IR‐310M Hand‐Held or lapel IR Microphone Transmitter, the IR‐310BC Battery Charger, as well as the IR‐200BT‐2 Y Rechargeable NiMH Batteries. The kit also includes HY‐TB1 Support rails, WB‐802 Wall‐mount bracket for the tuner, CAT‐5E Cable, a 3ft 3.5mm Stereo Cable, and a 3ft RCA Stereo Cable.
Larry Mackiewich - Classroom Teacher - Grade 4
• The system is extremely easy to use and NEVER have I had an issue with it working. The ability to go into any
TOA classroom and simply press a button and instantly have an amplified voice is AWESOME!!!!
Carla Taylor - Classroom Teacher - Grade 3
• Easy to use system that reaches the needs of all students
• Allows for easy movement among classrooms
• Experienced no issues with the TOA system
Stan Travnik - Assistant Principal
• The TOA system is very easy to use, gives greats sound clarity.
• Teachers use it daily and are very happy with the system.
• We use it in several area's including the library, classrooms and our foyer when we hold assemblies
• We also have a portable system, "lightspeed" and we find that it is inferior to the TOA system in
both sound quality, ease of use.
• If we had to buy new voice amplification systems, we would choose TOA again. Wonderful product.
Please note that every application is unique. Our system examples are for reference purposes only. Please contact your Regional Sales Manager to discuss your specific application requirements. firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-263-7639.
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Better Communications = Better Learning!
Better Communications = Better Learning!
TOA Canada Corporation understands the value of a great education. Many Canadian educational facilities rely on TOA products including Universities, Colleges, Elementary and Secondary schools. TOA products can be found in classrooms (voice-lift), lecture halls, gymnasiums, cafeterias, building security, and more. TOA strives to promote learning and increase classroom teaching efficiency through products designed to ensure optimum communication between the teacher and student. School Security can be realized with TOA’s products to provide campus-wide security and monitoring, communications, broadcasting, emergency mass notification and evacuation, and more.
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