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Merrimack Premium Outlets® in Merrimack, New Hampshire, which features a multi-zone distributed audio system designed and installed by Mood Media and including components from Bose® Professional Systems. © 2013

Opry Mills® in Nashville, Tennessee, which features a multi-zone distributed audio system designed and installed by Mood Media and including components from Bose® Professional Systems. © 2013




For Immediate Release

Bose® Professional System Components Chosen as Standard for Shopping Malls in U.S. and Canada by Mood Media


Mood Media looks to Bose® PowerMatch® 8500N configurable power amplifiers, ControlSpace® digital signal processing and CobraNet® digital audio interface cards for multi-zone audio distribution in shopping centers across the country


Bose installations have taken place in numerous Simon Property Group malls in North America


Framingham, Massachusetts, January 16, 2014Mood Media, the world’s leading provider of retail music solutions and sound systems, is seeing recent growth in the design and installation of multi-zone distributed audio in shopping centers and other public locations. Mood Media has turned to components from Bose® Professional Systems, including PowerMatch® 8500N configurable power amplifiers, ControlSpace® digital signal processing (DSP) and PowerMatch CobraNet® digital audio interface cards, for many such installations in malls in the U.S. and Canada. Several of these projects have been in properties owned and managed by Simon Property Group.

Craig Breigle, Premier Systems Account Executive, Mood Media, based in Austin, TX, notes that the PowerMatch and ControlSpace products are chosen for their reliability, as well as the flexibility that comes from having several channels on the amp, a hallmark of PowerMatch. “The system configurations in these malls vary greatly from project to project. For example, sometimes we have a single ‘head-end’ control room, and sometimes there are two or three, depending on the size of the mall and other factors. We like having the option to bridge or not bridge PowerMatch amps based on the situation, not to mention the high number of channels per amp. We need an incredible amount of reliability and flexibility in the products we spec, and Bose PowerMatch amps and ControlSpace network cards are just the right building blocks for these systems.”

Breigle added, “The ControlSpace CobraNet cards add flexibility too, as we can put the cards right in the amp – when we have multiple head-end positions or have multiple buildings connected by nothing but a network, the CobraNet card helps us send those signals cleanly.”

Bose engineering personnel have worked closely with Mood Media on these projects, meeting together at the installation sites for initial planning stages all the way through fine-tuning once a system is up and running. Art Webster, VP Systems Sales, Mood Media, stated, “Those are extra steps that we don’t see done quite often in the industry. We also recently spent a few days testing the CobraNet solution at a test mall, and it got us all on the same page. We tested the solution and made sure everything worked with their network and made adjustments needed upfront before a round of new installations. And together we continually vet a system right though the end. We do our homework before, during and after, and it shows when these systems perform flawlessly time and time again.”

“We are proud to partner with Mood Media on the Simon Property Group installations and other projects,” stated Steve Miller, Manager, Major Accounts Group, Bose. “As one of the leading design and installation firms in the industry, Mood Media has a reputation for excellence, and it is gratifying that we can continue to contribute with our products and support.”

About PowerMatch
Bose’s proprietary PowerMatch® line consists of configurable professional power amplifiers delivering concert sound quality for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Based on decades of research across multiple industries, Bose engineers optimized audio performance with a robust Class-D amplifier and power supply design that together are uniquely capable of maintaining top performance even with unexpected variations in AC line voltage, rack temperature, and output load conditions. Configurable through the use of QuadBridge™ technology, each amplifier is capable of combining 2 or 4 output channels, creating flexible options to drive different power levels and loudspeaker impedances. The full PowerMatch® amplifier line now includes the following models: PM8500 (8 channels, 4000 watts total rated power); PM8250 (8 channels, 2000 watts total rated power); PM4500 (4 channels, 2000 watts total rated power); and PM4250 (4 channels, 1000 watts total rated power). Network versions (PM8500N, PM8250N, PM4500N, PM4250N) are also available for each model, which enable control and monitoring over standard Ethernet networks.

All models deliver flat frequency response, wide dynamic range, and low distortion regardless of output level: Full audio frequency response deviation is +/- 0.5 dB (@ 1W), total harmonic distortion is <0.4% (@ 1W, 20 Hz – 20 kHz), Signal-to-noise ratio is >99 dB for the PM4250 and PM8250 and >102 dB for the PM4500 and PM8500 (below rated power, A-weighted). All models are housed in a 2U chassis and require standard AC circuits. In conjunction with proprietary ControlSpace® Designer™ software, PowerMatch amplifiers offer the fullest feature set in their class – including onboard loudspeaker DSP, support for both low and high impedance loads (without external transformers), front-panel user interface, and fault detection, plus a digital expansion slot for use with optional audio networking and Bose ESPLink cards.


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Photo Caption 1: Merrimack Premium Outlets® in Merrimack, New Hampshire, which features a multi-zone distributed audio system designed and installed by Mood Media and including components from Bose® Professional Systems. © 2013

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Photo Caption 2: Opry Mills® in Nashville, Tennessee, which features a multi-zone distributed audio system designed and installed by Mood Media and including components from Bose® Professional Systems. © 2013

About Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), is one of the world's largest designers of in-store consumer experiences, including audio, visual, interactive, scent, voice and advertising solutions. Mood Media's solutions reach over 150 million consumers each day through more than half a million subscriber locations in over 40 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mood Media Corporation's client base includes more than 850 U.S. and international brands in diverse market sectors that include: retail, from fashion to financial services; hospitality, from hotels to health spas; and food retail, including restaurants, bars, quick-serve and fast casual dining. Our marketing platforms include 77% of the top 100 retailers in the United States and 100% of the top 50 quick-serve and fast-casual restaurant companies. For further information about Mood Media, please visit www.moodmedia.com


About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits.  Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic. From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to noise cancelling and audio headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music.

Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world -- everywhere Bose does business. 


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