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43rd ACM AWARDS ROLL OUT THE ORANGE CARPET

miranda-lambert_acmas.jpgShure UHF-R, SM58s, and KSM9s look good, sound better onstage

LAS VEGAS, NV, May 27, 2008 —Once again there was no red carpet at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but the now traditional orange one rolled out in its place at the MGM Grand proved just as able to support a glittering array of Nashville’s hottest talent. On a night highlighted by the presence of country music’s rising young stars and a generation of legendary figures, Shure endorser Brad Paisley took home male vocalist honors for the second straight year, while Carrie Underwood–who opened the show with “I Don’t Even Know His Last Name?–received her second consecutive female vocalist trophy. The two also performed a duet of country icon Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away,? which was especially poignant given Arnold’s recent passing on May 8, just short of his 90th birthday. more

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GIN BLOSSOMS TO ROCK NSCA EXPOJAM!

ginblossoms300dpi.jpgPopular Rock Band to Kick-Start InfoComm 08

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 27, 2008 — Popular recording artists, the Gin Blossoms, will headline the NSCA ExpoJam! on June 17, 2008, during InfoComm 08.

Attendees will begin the night at 6 p.m. with the Opening Reception in the Hilton Center at the Las Vegas Hilton. ExpoJam!, sponsored by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., will begin immediately following the reception at 8 p.m. more

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Radian Audio Launches New Horn-Loaded Enclosures at InfoComm 08

radian-rph-1594.JPGOrange, CA (May 27, 2008) – Radian Audio Engineering is introducing a new line of Professional and Contractor horn-loaded enclosures at InfoComm 08 that feature the company’s best quality drivers, which are all manufactured in Southern California. The first products to be released are the Professional Series RPH-1594/1564 and Contractor Series RCH-1594/1564 two-way arrayable speaker systems, which combine perfectly focused, hand-laid fiberglass horns with long-throw woofers to provide exacting pattern control and unmatched durability in high SPL applications. more

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Radian Audio Launches New Professional Installation Series at InfoComm 08

radian-rc-500.JPGOrange, CA (May 27, 2008) – Radian Audio Engineering is launching the company’s new Professional Installation Series of speakers with the RC-500 two-way speaker system. A small enclosure with a big sound, the new RC-500 — which is manufactured entirely in the U.S. — has been designed for demanding church, theatre, restaurant and home theatre applications and bridges the gap between quality and price. more

Hitachi Expands Capabilities of Educational Technology Outside the Classroom With Hitachi StarBoard Viewer for Interactive Whiteboards and Panels

– Free download offers industry-first capabilities for educators. –

CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA, May 27, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the release of its StarBoard Viewer software for interactive whiteboards and panels. Hitachi StarBoard Viewer is a free download that not only allows users to open any file formatted with Hitachi’s industry-leading StarBoard software, but also to make edits and save work—even while disconnected from Hitachi StarBoard presentation products. StarBoard Viewer is the only software of its kind that allows users to save their changes for later use on interactive whiteboards panels and tablets. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES AVSnap™—NOW WITH DRAW ASSIST™

Brea, CA – May 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Solutions™, is pleased to announce that its AVSnap V3.3.9 professional AV system integration tool has been enhanced with the inclusion of the new Draw Assist engine. With Draw Assist, the new version of AVSnap significantly decreases the time required to prepare AV system drawings. This robust, intuitive software application is the ideal tool for integrators, system engineers, sales professionals, and consultants to take a job from concept to completion—enabling their clients to visualize their project from the onset. more

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Soundcraft V16 Pair Take Up Residency At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

nokia_theatre_street_level_final.jpgTwin digital live sound consoles soon to be joined by two more for upcoming Club NOKIA

A pair of Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles – one at front-of-house and one at the monitor position – are at the front end of an installed sound system featuring a variety of Harman Pro brands at the new NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, which recently opened in downtown Los Angeles. A centerpiece of the L.A. LIVE entertainment, residential and retail complex, located adjacent to STAPLES Center, is the 7,100-seat venue which will be joined later this year by the 2,300 capacity Club NOKIA, which will also feature a pair of Soundcraft Vi6 consoles and various other Harman Pro products. more

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