According to Kenny Hilton, LRGinc Regional Manager who worked closely with the team to bring this project to completion, “In working with AV Integrator, there was no question which products would be best for this line of business. The quality needed for this environment definitely comes with Vanco’s Beale Street speaker line. It is perfect for both commercial and residential needs.” Working closely with Kenny Hilton, Michele Fancher was instrumental with providing technical support to the integrator.
June 2019 - LRG, inc, a factory rep firm for the electronic security business, is pleased to announce the addition of two new business partners, Willie Marquez and Lisa Nix. They come to LRG to cover the Central and South Texas area.
Marquez, Regional Sales Manager, comes with an extensive background in the security business, having over 20 years of experience. His journey allowed him to learn all aspects of the business and develop strong relationships and product knowledge in the field.
Nix supports Marquez as an Inside Sales Representative. With a background in sales and customer service, she provides needed product research expertise and a strength in building strong professional relationships. Based at the Support Center in Jasper, she will support Marquez who is based in Devine.
Spotify Connect is Here! Updates for MBX-Series and XTS/XTSPlus are Available!
We are very pleased to announce that Spotify Connect is now available through a free firmware update for the MBX-Series of streaming audio products. In addition to the basic Spotify Connect functionality that Russound customers have enjoyed with Russound's previous generation of audio streaming products, the new version of Spotify Connect for the MBX-Series allows users to save their favorite Spotify content as easy-to-use Russound Favorites, accessible without having to open the Spotify App on their phone first.
The new Spoitify Connect functionality is available in firmware version 1.03.06, available immediately for any new installations and which will be rolled out automatically to all MBX devices worldwide that are set for automatic updates over the next 1-2 weeks.
In addition to the release of Spotify Connect, this new firmware version also adds album art support for all supported stations in TuneIn. Previous releases of the MBX firmware supported station artwork only.
XTS/XTSPlus Firmware Update
In order to store Spotify content as Russound Favorites, an update to the XTS and XTSPlus firmware is also required (Version 10.01.06). The update is available now.
Besides enabling Spotify Connect Favorite functionality when used with an MBX-Series streamer, this update also includes other new features that were recently released as part of the iOS and Android versions of the MyRussound app, such as the new user-friendly launch screen, quick access to Preview Mode, the always visible track time indicator for streaming audio sources.
LANIER SERVICE UPDATE - Due to impending wet weather, his Service will now be held in the Chapel at Stringer-Griffin Funeral Home, 2577 North Wheeler Highway 96 North in Jasper, (409)384-5781, at 10AM Thursday, May 30th. A Reception will follow at the offices of LRC inc at 227 E. Milam Street, also in Jasper.
JASPER, TEXAS- Joe Lanier passed away peacefully with family members at his side Sunday, May 26th. After finishing time in law enforcement, his security industry career began in 1968 as an installing dealer and then progressed in 1973 with the formation of Texas based Defensive Security Southwest as a wholesale distributor which became one of the largest independents in the industry at the time. After an attempt at a retirement passion by owning a motorcycle shop, he entered the alarm business again as a factory rep for Moose Products and Fire Burglary Instruments (FBI). He started Linton, Inc, an independent rep company and after 17 years, sold the operation and begin full retirement. He was a big supporter of alarm associations and would help anyone who would let him. Full obituary below:
Joseph Phillip Lanier age 81, aka Joe Phil Lanier, a native and longtime resident of Jasper, Texas, passed away on Sunday May 26th, 2019. He was born November 19 th , 1937 of parents Joe R. Lanier and Marguerite Francis (Sublett) Lanier. He was raised by loving grandparents, J.L. Lanier and Roberta (Hicks) Lanier, with the untimely death of his young mother.
After school, he served an active enlistment in the U.S. Air Force with Air Police assignments. Upon honorable discharge, he entered the law enforcement field and served with several East Texas Police Departments before entering the security systems business based in Jasper. He later expanded into the wholesale supply realm of that industry where he remained until retirement, having worked in distribution sales and with various manufacturers. He always enjoyed cartooning art and motorcycling as well as ham radio also in latter years. He especially delighted in sharing gospel materials with family and others, having become a Christian by faith and Southern Baptist by choice. He strived with friends to help establish a viable Humane Society as he loved God’s little fuzzy friends.
He is survived by wife, Janice Lanier and former spouse Constance Lanier along with four children- Chris Lanier and wife Julie of Jasper, Wendy Lanier of Manor, Jennifer Spille and husband Eric of Spicewood, Phillip Lanier of Montgomery. Also, step sons Michael and Hoyt Britt of Dallas. Grandchildren include Amy Woods and husband Wylie, Taylor Thompson and husband Tyler, Amber Massey, Austin and Cash Spille, Walker and Wyatt Lanier. Step-grandchildren include Ashley and Hailey Britt. Great grandchildren Anna and Blaine Woods, Silas Thompson, Dallas Massey, Eli and Lana Graham. He is also survived by stepmother Betty Lanier-Stelzer of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Lana Lanier.
A graveside service is planned on Thursday May 30 th , 2019 at 10:00am at the Jasper City Cemetery on North Main Street in Jasper under the services of Brother John Ebarb and direction of Stringer-Griffin Funeral Home. Everyone is welcome to attend. Memorial donations may be made to the Jasper TX Animal Shelter at 506 CR296, Jasper, Texas 75951.
Mr. Lanier has requested a prayer entitled “A Prayer for the Old and the Young” which was published by the Cumberland Presbyterian House circa 1877 and was written by his Great Grandfather, Joseph Benjamin Lanier of Beech Grove Texas, be read at his service. To remember as Ray Comfort says concerning Christians, “Passing is just the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering heaven.” Amen.
PLEASE NOTE- The service is graveside only and is being handled by Stringer-Griffin Funeral Home, 409-384-5781, www.stringerandgriffin.com . Should you wish to mail anything to the family, please forward to Chris Lanier, LRG inc, 227 E. Milam St, Jasper, TX, 75951.