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Press Releases For : March 5, 2015

Palais des Congrès de Paris Installs SSL Live. L500

PARIS – Since its inception in 1974, the 3,723-seat Main-Auditorium at the Palais des Congrès de Paris performing arts and convention centre, operated by Viparis Group, has hosted an average of 150 shows each year, including internationally-acclaimed ballets, operas, symphonies and pop concerts. Located at the western tip of the 17th arrondissement, near the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais des Congrès de Paris features two TV studios, 20 conference rooms, 85 meeting rooms and three smaller auditoriums. When the time came to find a new audio console that would best accommodate the high-profile productions and fast-paced turnaround, the Main Auditorium’s three-man audio team selected the Solid State Logic Live. L500 console.Thomas Guardenti, Laurent Maury and Sylvain Demay with SSL Live. L500

“The challenge for us is having a sound system that satisfies the size and functionality requests of our clients,” explains the Palais des Congrès sound team, Laurent Maury, Sylvain Demay and Thomas Guardenti. “In the Main Auditorium, we three sound managers are responsible for the sound system and all related audio activities, whether doing our own mixing or assisting guest engineers. So, we need to make sure that we have the highest quality products in order to satisfy everybody well into the future. Finally, after two years of research, we chose the SSL Live.”

Used for all Main Auditorium conferences and concerts, including those with connections to external services such as television productions and uplinks for corporate events, the SSL Live was installed to integrate with the venue’s existing audio infrastructure. The Main Auditorium’s fan-shaped seating has no balcony and its mix position is 27 meters from the stage, behind a mid-house cross aisle. Its loudspeakers cover the audience with flown left and right arrays of L-Acoustic V-DOSC with dV-DOSC down fills, a KARA center cluster, ARCS floor fills, MTD108 and KIVA front fills and SB28 subwoofers. Backstage, two 32 x 32 5U SSL stage boxes, totalling 96 channels (including the 32 console inputs), are redundantly connected via co-axial MADI to an SSL Blacklight II MADI concentrator that connects them to the FOH mix position via a single multimode fibre per side.

“Even though we’re always in the same theatre, working at the Palais des Congrès is like being on tour because of our constant exposure to different engineering and mixing approaches,” adds Demay. “So, it was the important for us to buy a desk that is known around the world. The SSL Off Line Setup Application (SOLSA) on the console has proven to be an especially important element for us. It ensures that guest engineers can familiarize themselves with the console and organize their session before they arrive.”

The team credits the variety of software features available on the L500 as a primary reason for selecting the console. “The Layer Manager is a fantastic tool that is easy to use and really helpful to organize the surface the way we want,” Maury adds. “Visiting engineers are immediately comfortable organizing inputs and outputs on their fader tiles’ layers and banks to suit their production. Being able to add any input or output without noise or any problem while the show is running is also impressive, and being able to rearrange the surface at any moment is great.”

Guardenti points out that the ‘AutoMix’ and ‘Dynamic-EQ’ insert tools are also great to have on board and that the flexible workflow has been important. “The three of us each has his own preferences and approach, so the combination of touch screens and encoders allows everybody to work as they wish,” explains Demay. “What’s more, the SSL Live sounds really outstanding.”

A European leader in conferences and trade events, Viparis Group manages the eleven main conference centres and exhibition/event/show venues in the greater Paris region. In addition to the Palais des Congrès de Paris, the company oversees Carrousel du Louvre, Cnit Paris La Défense, Espace Champerret, Espace Grande Arche, the Palais des Congrès d’Issy, the Palais des Congrès de Versailles, Paris Le Bourget, Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. All Viparis venues host a variety of exhibitions, shows, congresses and business events for the general public and professionals from every sector.

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Press Releases For : March 4, 2015

Blackburn College Revamps Auditorium with Danley Sound Labs Loudspeakers and Subwoofers

BlackburnCollege_AuditoriumCARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS: Located in the rural Illinois town of Carlinville, Blackburn College serves six hundred undergraduates. Its unique work program keeps costs low and campus community involvement high by employing students in a range of non-traditional student jobs under the direction of professionals, for nine of the campus’s sixteen buildings. A recent $3 million upgrade to the 430-seat Bothwell Auditorium continued that tradition, with the student construction crew providing much of the labor. Amid a range of new infrastructure is a new sound reinforcement system centered on Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers, which provide exceptional fidelity and pattern control.

“The old system was original to the building, which was constructed in the 1970s,” explained Ryan Winstead, sales design consultant with Advanced Audio and Lighting Systems (AALS) of Peoria, Illinois. “Their tech staff had a hard time making things sound good, and they had an especially hard time keeping stage mics from feeding back during theater productions. Part of our upgrade included a new Yamaha QL5-65 console, which scales functionality to the expertise of the operator. Accommodating different proficiencies was an important part of the upgrade.”

BlackburnCollege_SpeakerCloseup“Giving them much better pattern control was critical to the success of this installation, both in terms of keeping on-stage volume low and in terms of minimizing side and back wall-reflections to maintain fidelity and intelligibility,” said Winstead. “They also wanted stereo coverage, which would be useful for musical and theatrical performances and essential for movie presentations. Based on past experience, I knew Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers would give us the pattern control we needed with fidelity that would more than measure up to their expectations. I also knew that Danley subwoofers would provide excellent low-end support.”

To each sidewall, Winstead and his crew attached matching clusters composed of a Danley SH-46 at the top for principle coverage, a Danley SM-60 for downfill, and a Danley TH-115 subwoofer. Powersoft Duecanali 5204 amplifiers with integrated AESOP DSP provide power and modest processing for the system. The fact that all of the Danley boxes use passive crossovers minimized the number of necessary amplifier channels, which helped keep the project on budget.

In addition, AALS gave Bothwell Auditorium two Danley SM-100 low-profile loudspeakers for use as stage monitors, with plans for two more as funding permits. A Powersoft M50Q provides the necessary power. “Again, Danley’s well-known pattern control makes the SM-100 an excellent stage monitor,” said Winstead. “That, and its low profile. It has an inspiring sound and it doesn’t take up a lot of visual real estate.”

Blackburn College will celebrate the completion of Bothwell Auditorium’s renovation with a performance of Jim Beaver’s play Verdigris.

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS
Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology.

www.danleysoundlabs.com

Sound Devices 688 Takes Field Production to the Next Level

REEDSBURG, WI, MARCH 4, 2015 - Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for broadcast and film production, introduces its next generation field mixer with the ground-breaking 688, a 12-input, 16-track portable mixer/recorder. The new 688 is the center of an extensible mixing and recording system incorporating MixAssist, Sound Devices automatic mixing technology. The 688 accepts the new SL-6 SuperSlot powering and wireless accessory. A mixing bag comprised of a 688 with attached SL-6 plus SuperSlot-compatible wireless offers audio mixing, recording and wireless receiver control all from the mixer, with dramatically simplified power distribution and interconnection.Sound Devices 688 1

Representing a major evolution of Sound Devices’ mixer and recorder products, the 688 harnesses the best of Sound Devices’ successful 633, 664 and 788T. “The 688 is the most powerful portable mixer/recorder available,” says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. “We’ve included features called-out by our customers, including 12-channels of MixAssist, 12-inputs, eight-outputs, digital mixing and routing, 192 kHz sampling, audio delay on both inputs and outputs, PowerSafeTM and QuickBoot. When used with the SL-6 accessory, the 688 provides tight integration and control of wireless manufacturers’ slot-compatible receivers with no cabling required.”Sound Devices 688 Sl-6

The optional SL-6 powering and wireless system, available summer 2015, dramatically simplifies interconnection between the 688 and multiple channels of wireless by accepting up to three dual-channel slot-compatible receivers. Using Sound Devices’ developed SuperSlot interconnection standard, the SL-6 offers all powering, audio interconnection and control needed for SuperSlot-compatible receivers. The SL-6 attaches directly to the 688 and offers built-in
NP-1 battery powering for the 688 mixer, slot receivers, plus four additional DC outputs for external peripherals. The SL-6 also offers built-in antenna distribution.

“We are continually developing technologies that offer more flexibility and choice to our customers, and we have achieved this with the SL-6 and SuperSlot,” says Paul Isaacs, VP of Marketing and Product Design at Sound Devices. “With SuperSlot, Sound Devices developed an open specification that will certainly become the new standard for wireless integration with audio mixers and recorders.”

Regarded as the industry’s first non-proprietary, open wireless control and interfacing standard, SuperSlot is the result of Sound Devices’ collaboration with a number of leading wireless manufacturers including Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Wisycom and Audio Ltd.

“Lectrosonics is excited to partner with Sound Devices with this new integration interface,” says Gordon Moore, Vice President of Lectrosonics. “By offering centralized control and interoperability, we see this as another step forward in making the life of the professional mixer easier. For existing owners of the SRb, an audio board upgrade will be made available through the Lectrosonics service department. All future Lectrosonics slot products will be SuperSlot-compatible. SRas will need the SRb upgrade plus the audio board upgrade. Unaltered SR receivers will provide audio through the slot but control functions will not be available.”

“We are excited to have collaborated with Sound Devices during the development of the SuperSlot format,” says Tobias Von Allwörden, Product Manager Broadcast and Media for Sennheiser. “As a new open standard, we look forward to hearing the feedback from the industry on this groundbreaking new protocol.”

“One of the most common issues in professional audio is setup and interoperability,” says Massimo Polo, Sales & Marketing Director, Wisycom. “It was a pleasure working with Sound Devices to enable our Wisycom systems to support SuperSlot. Wisycom has recently issued a new MCR42 firmware and a SLK-IKSS rear panel adapter update to accommodate this new technology. The overall wireless capabilities will also benefit from the Sound Devices SL-6′s antenna amplifiers and filters. We continue to develop new firmware updates to support frequency scan, and more, in order to further benefit our customers’ workflow.”

The 688, which is now shipping, is the first 6-series mixer/recorder to incorporate Sound Devices’ MixAssist technology. First introduced with the 788T, MixAssist has been expanded in the 688 to offer 12-channel automatic mixing capability. Using the most sophisticated algorithm on the market today, MixAssist automatically attenuates the level of inactive inputs and maintains consistent background levels regardless of the number of open microphones. Comb filtering and phasing artifacts are also reduced by intelligently attenuating microphones receiving the same audio signal.

The 688 provides six high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs, each complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, analog input limiter and variable pan, plus six additional line-level TA3 inputs for additional flexibility in complex productions. All inputs are assignable, pre- or post-fade to eight output buses, left/right plus Aux 1-6. The main left/right mix is available to three outputs simultaneously via transformer-balanced XLR and Hirose outputs.

The 688 also offers 16-track, polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV and MP3 file recording to SD and CompactFlash cards. All common sampling rates are supported, including 192 kHz on up to six tracks. The 688 features comprehensive metadata editing, sound report creation, Ambient time-code circuitry, two-second turn-on time with QuickBoot, and PowerSafe, a built-in 10-second power reserve to protect against loss of data.

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RTW Appoints HHB Communications As New U.K. Distributor

RTW APPOINTS HHB COMMUNICATIONS AS NEW U.K. DISTRIBUTOR

RTW_HHB_UK Distributor_ImageCOLOGNE, GERMANY, MARCH 4, 2015RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of HHB Communications, Ltd., as the company’s new U.K. distributor. HHB, which recently highlighted RTW’s latest broadcast audio products at BVE 2015 (Stand J43), has been dedicated to delivering the latest and most innovative pro audio equipment solutions to the world’s top broadcasters, recording studios, post facilities and systems integrators since 1976.

HHB will distribute RTW’s entire line of products, including the TouchMonitor hardware range and the new Mastering Tools software, an entirely new range of products that provides the functionality of RTW’s TM7 and TM9 basic PPM instrument meters as standard-format plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS.

“The U.K.’s Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) adoption of EBU loudness standards has made the region a very important market for innovative audio loudness tools,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “HHB is the U.K.’s leading supplier of loudness technology and we are confident that the staff’s expertise will enable the company to deliver the best sales and technical support to the top broadcast and post production facilities in the region.”

“It is very exciting to add RTW to our portfolio of leading loudness monitoring technologies,” says HHB Director of Sales Martin O’Donnell. “RTW continues to innovate in the field of loudness monitoring with a range of solutions for professional workflows with which we have a great deal of experience. The company’s new loudness software will be of particular interest to our broadcast and post production customers.”

About HHB Communications Ltd.
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho. www.hhb.co.uk

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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BM AUDIO Equipment FZE Appointed Distributor for Crane Song in GCC and Pakistan

Superior, Wisconsin, USA and Dubai, UAE (February 28, 2015) — Crane Song is very pleased to announce that BM Audio Equipment FZE in Dubai has been named the exclusive distributor of the company’s award-winning line of products in GCC and Pakistan regions.

“I have known Dave Hill for nearly a decade, and I know the excellent quality products that Crane Song manufactures,” says BM Audio Equipment company founder Beata Mablad. “I’m excited to be able to bring Crane Song’s line of products to my customers here.”

BM Audio Equipment will distribute the entire line of Crane Song products in the regions, including the Avocet II monitor controller, the newest version of Crane Song’s best-selling hardware product which features an entirely new DAC and offers significantly improved jittery performance, as well as the INSIGNIA Tube Equalizer, the third generation 500 Series module from the company.

“It is wonderful to have Beata, with her vast industry knowledge and experience, bring the Crane Song Brand to new customers in this region,” adds Crane Song Founder Dave Hill.

About BM Audio Equipment FZE
BM Audio Equipment started October 2009 in the United Arab Emirates, as a distributor for Avalon Design known as Avalon Middle East. Three years ago, the company added several other brands and became known as BM Audio.

BM Audio Equipment is the now a premiere distributor of products for professional audio, broadcast and stage serving dealers and system integrators in the Middle East. In addition to the full line of Crane Song products, BM Audio Equipment distributes products from Avalon Design, Brauner Microphones, Monkey Bananas, SPL, Telefunken, Teenage Engineering and VoVox. For more information, visit: www.bm-audio.net.

About Crane Song
Crane Song began in 1995 by Dave Hill and the company edict is all about loyalty – loyalty to their valuable employees, to the audio industry and especially to supporting their local community in Superior, Wisconsin. The company currently has eight full time employees, three of whom were with the company since its doors opened a decade ago.

Today Crane Song has a dealer network which covers the United States, Canada, Australia, as well as throughout Europe and Asia. All Crane Song products, including their compressors, limiters, digital signal processors, converters, mic preamps and plug-ins are manufactured to the highest-quality sonic standards. All Crane Song products come with a three-year warranty; however, the company has a less than 1% repair rate with any of its products – once a product leaves the Crane Song warehouse, it works so well that is this manufacturer rarely sees it again.
www.cranesong.com

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Dr. John Strikes a Chord with DPA Microphones

Dr. John Strikes a Chord with DPA Microphones
Monitor Engineer turns to company’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Mics for the legendary jazz musician’s piano

DPA dvote_Dr. John Piano1NEW ORLEANS, MARCH 4, 2015 – Following suit with many other legendary jazz musicians, Dr. John now uses a stereo pair of DPA Microphones’ d:vote™ 4099P Instrument Microphones for his grand piano. Whether he’s performing with the Night Trippers, a six-piece band in his hometown of New Orleans, or taking the stage at a jazz festival in Europe with a complete brass ensemble, the DPA mics provide the ideal amount of gain and clarity for the musician.

In addition to being situated within the closed-lid of Dr. John’s grand pianos, the horn section of his larger accompanying band also use the mics. “We only carry the stereo pair of d:vote 4099s for Dr. John’s piano, but when I have the full horn section I always rent additional ones,” says Briand Parenteau, monitor engineer for Dr. John. “DPA is my first choice for microphones because their products have all of the obvious qualities you would expect, and then some. They have greater gain before feedback than most mics and the off-axis rejection is also superior, so less EQ is required overall.”

The off-axis rejection is especially important for instances when Dr. John is performing in smaller jazz clubs as it removes the bleed of sound from the other instruments. For times when Dr. John is with the larger format band, Parenteau is happy to have all of the mounting accessories that come with the d:vote 4099.

“Before you even have a chance to listen to the d:vote 4099s, the first thing you notice is all of the available mounts for the mic,” adds Parenteau. “There is no other manufacturer that has so many high-quality mounting options. Whether you’re trying to mount it to a horn, piano or string instrument, the quality of the workmanship shines through. The high integrity they use in manufacturing each piece really makes a huge difference in the life of an engineer. Not only do we need great-sounding mics, but we need them to attach quickly, stay in the same position and not be obtrusive to the artist. The DPA d:vote series certainly accomplishes all of those things.”

DPA dvote_Dr. John Piano2As a monitor engineer, Parenteau has also taken notice of the other benefits the mic provides directly for the musicians. “It’s not just Dr. John who needs to hear the piano, but every other person in the band as well,” he explains. “The piano is the lead instrument and it’s what everyone follows. If they lose the piano or it doesn’t sound clear to them, it makes their job very difficult. The DPA d:vote 4099 mics have enabled me to achieve a better quality and a more natural sound, which is my ultimate goal.”

Parenteau joined Dr. John’s audio team in 2013 and began using the DPA d:vote 4099s earlier this year. Prior to his time with the legendary musician, Parenteau owned a regional sound company providing audio for everyone from Grammy Award-winning artists and Fortune 500 companies to state and national politicians. He also spent three years as a house of worship audio director and continues to freelance today serving an assortment of clients worldwide.

Sometimes also known as John Creaux, or Dr. John the Night Tripper, Dr. John is a singer-songwriter, pianist and guitar player whose unique style combines blues, funk, jazz and rock and roll. A six-time Grammy winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

ABOUT DPA MICROPHONES:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

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The National Bank of Greece Invests in New Audio for its Landmark Building

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The National Bank of Greece in Stadiou Street is located in the former building of the first Athens Stock Market. The beautiful neoclassical structure, has an impressive interior and many renaissance features.

Constructed in 1890, the building provides the National Bank of Greece with a cultural venue for exhibitions, events, presentations and meetings. To service this multi-purpose usage, the Bank needed audio of the highest quality and vocal intelligibility, and commissioned Athens-based Automation Broadcasting Audio Security (A.B.A.S.) to design and install the system.

Kostas Drosos of A.B.A.S. explained the challenge, “The beautiful interior is highly reverberant due to all its surfaces being very reflective, combined with the height of the room which reaches 16 meters. We needed a loudspeaker which delivered the audio quality required within a narrow vertical and wide horizontal dispersion pattern. To meet these parameters we chose Community ENTASYS ENT220 column loudspeakers. With twenty 80mm long excursion mylar LF drivers and four 3-element HF Compact Ribbon Emulators per enclosure, they gave precisely the well-behaved directivity control we needed.”

“Complete and even coverage of the room was achieved with just four ENT220’s,” continued Drosos. “Their slim profile also meant they were very discreet and aesthetically pleasing.” Each loudspeaker is driven by a separate amplifier to provide different sound levels required for the front and the mid/back spaces.
“We chose Monacor amplifiers from Germany as they had powerful processing built in for loudspeaker equalization,” commented Drosos. “With Crestron control, the system can be operated wirelessly from an iPad.” As part of the project, A.B.A.S. also installed a high quality 6,500 lumen Panasonic projector system.”

“The new audio system provides superb intelligibility and coverage,” concludes Drosos. “It sounds very natural and listeners do not hear any change in volume throughout the room, allowing them to completely relax and focus on the event they are attending.”

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Audio Clarity and Reliability for Lublin’s New Stadium

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Located in the provincial capital city of Lublin in eastern Poland, Arena Lublin is a new 15,500 seat capacity football stadium. Built on the land of a former sugar factory, the stadium’s surrounding area has been fully landscaped and is bordered by trees, with lawns to the adjacent river. Home ground to the football club Motor Lublin, the city is proud of its new landmark venue.

With unequalled experience in stadium audio in Poland, Tommex Żebrowscy Sp. J. was commissioned to design and install the sound for the new venue. “We designed the system based on Dynacord electronics with Dante protocol networks and Community R SERIES loudspeakers,” said Marcin Zimny, Sales Director of Tommex. “It’s a combination that gives us outstanding audio quality and proven reliability.”

The control centre of the sound system is sited in the commentary room with a Dynacord CMS 1600 mixer and Dell PC. Operating on an IRIS-Net network, full control of the audio system is provided from this location. Audio monitoring is provided on Genelec 6010A monitors and headphones. Commentary is via Sennheiser radio mics with a Sabine digital feedback eliminator. A Denon CD/MP3 player provides an audio source for recorded material.

Providing full redundancy, there are two separate amp rooms. These house the Dynacord P64 digital audio matrix manager units and the DPM 8016 digital matrix manager which incorporates the redundant network system. The system is powered by Dynacord DSA 8410 and DSA 8405 amplifiers, equipped with RCM 810 IRIS-net modules. Additional DSA 8405 amplifiers with DCS provide immediate backup if required.

The main stadium sound system comprises seventy-four Community R SERIES loudspeakers. “In addition to speech and music quality and all-weather reliability, R SERIES provides accurate dispersion with a wide range of throw and pattern options,” comments Zimny. “For Arena Lublin we achieved exceptionally even coverage of the complete 360-degree seating with fifty-two R.5-94’s, twenty R.5-66’s and two R2-474’s.”

Tommex also provided the audio for rooms and corridors within the arena with one hundred forty two loudspeakers. This included Community’s DS8 surface-mount and D4 ceiling loudspeakers. The internal system can be locally operated by two Dynacord wall-mounted mixer/controllers.

“The Arena Lublin system delivers the experience fans would expect from a new world-class facility,” concludes Zimny. “Intelligibility is easily maintained above the roar of the crowd, delivering entertainment and safety. With an outstanding venue and clear audio, they can really enjoy football.”

Press Releases For : March 3, 2015

Ergonomic Surge Protection and Diagnostic Energy Intelligence for Digital Signage

AT DSE 2015, SurgeX will demonstrate the benefits of its power protection technology and highlight its energy intelligence platform in a variety of compact, install-friendly form factors.

Las Vegas, NV – Digital Signage Expo 2015 – March 11-12 – Booth 3028 –

At DSE 2015, SurgeX, will address the number one cause of digital signage downtime and failure worldwide, power quality issues. The SurgeX MultiPak and FlatPak product lines represent the most advanced power protection and energy diagnostic technology available for safeguarding digital signage equipment from disruptive and damaging surges, spikes, and electrical transients. SurgeX will also demonstrate its energy intelligence platform that delivers critical data in real time and offers remote power monitoring and management capabilities.

Digital signage installations can be found in inhospitable environments, often sharing the same circuit as industrial HVAC systems, IT equipment, elevators, appliances, and other power hungry devices. The constant barrage of low-level surges from systems cycling on and off affects the power line causing transients and other issues that affect daily performance and deteriorate unprotected digital signage equipment over time.

“Digital signage downtime is a crisis for many businesses. The cost of missed sales and unhappy or inconvenienced customers, can add up quick,” said Shannon Townley, president of SurgeX. “SurgeX offers the only defense a digital signage installation will ever need against common power issues and catastrophic events. We also provide energy diagnostics data that can be used to identify small issues before they become big problems.”

Energy intelligence gathering is a growing trend in digital signage as companies seek to reduce downtime and prolong the lifespan of digital signage investments. Energy diagnostics solutions from SurgeX measure and record power conditions in real-time, presenting data in detailed, date-stamped reports that can be used to correct and prevent power issues, before they cause damage or disruption. Technicians can easily identify preexisting power issues and analyze real-time power anomalies like transients and sags, to better protect digital signage investments more effectively.

While many believe surges only come from events like lightning or blown fuses, more commonly they originate from within a building via HVAC units, office equipment, or other electronics constantly cycling on/off. A UPS provides back up power in the case of outages and brownouts, but offers no protection against surges and transients. Surge strips are merely power outlets/power distribution, and do not provide professional grade surge protection strong enough to protect the life of a sophisticated digital signage solution.

SurgeX products offer a unique balance of premium power protection and energy intelligence, and they are ergonomically designed to install conveniently behind multi-panel displays and other signage solutions for minimal visual impact. If you’re interested in learning more about SurgeX and digital signage energy management at DSE 2015, please visit SurgeX in booth 3028.

For more information about SurgeX, please visit www.surgex.com.

About ESP/SurgeX

ESP/SurgeX is the leader in energy intelligence and power protection products. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a complete line of AC power solutions for surge protection, power conditioning, diagnostic analysis, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. Backed with 42 patents/patents pending, ESP/SurgeX products are engineered to safeguard against power anomalies that can “confuse” the circuitry in digital equipment and cause both equipment degradation and downtime. Independent research proves that ESP/SurgeX technology can improve equipment performance, profitability, and ROI. For 30 years, business leaders worldwide have trusted ESP/SurgeX to protect and improve their electronic systems. For more information visit www.espei.com.

ESP/SurgeX products are manufactured in Knightdale, North Carolina. Visit www.surgex.com or www.espei.com for further company and product information.

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

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VMP Features New FP-MLPAB Medium Low Profile Flat Panel Articulating Wall Mount at 2015 ISC West

STEVENSVILLE, Md., March 3, 2015 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new FP-MLPAB medium low profile articulating wall mount with tilt and list adjustment capabilities during 2015 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 15-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth #1065. Now shipping with an MSRP of $169.95, the FP-MLPAB holds most 27- to 42-inch flat panels up to 55 lbs.Video Mount Products FP-MLPAB medium flat panel mount - HR

“The rugged FP-MLPAB has been designed for both functionality as well as easy installation to a single stud,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “With a closed depth of just 1.6 inches and a fully opened extension of 16.4 inches along with a fully adjustable 10 degree tilt, 3 degrees list adjustment and ± 45 degrees of rotation, the FP-MLPAB is the ideal choice for customers and installers, whether in security, commercial, residential, pro, education, house of worship, or other applications.”

Additional features include:
• integrated cable management system & level
• mounting rails accept padlocks for peace-of-mind
• maximum flat panel hole pattern – 400mm x 400mm
• black powder coat finish

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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