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Crestron Record 20 Years of Double Digit Growth

Crestron Posts Record Year for 2007-08; 20th Consecutive Year of Double Digit Growth

Crestron Electronics, Inc. closed the books on the 2007-08 fiscal year on June 30th, posting its twentieth consecutive year of double digit growth. The global leader of commercial and residential control and automation systems finished the year with a record-breaking month with sales 50 percent above the previous month. The nearly 20 percent revenue growth for 2007-08 brings Crestron total annual sales to $400 million. more

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Video Mount Products Launches FP-LF Universal Large Flat Panel Flush Wall Mount

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 17, 2008 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, pro, and security audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new FP-LF Universal Large Flat Panel Flush Wall Mount at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 942. more

SOLID STATE LOGIC REPORTS CONTINUED STRONG C SERIES SALES

OXFORD, UK−Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals, is pleased to announce continued strong demand for its highly popular C Series digital consoles. Both the C100 and C200 are enjoying attention from a wide variety of installations throughout North America. more

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Sabine Debuts Phantom Gooseneck Mics

sgm-side_fullbase_080317.jpgALACHUA, FL — In a major expansion of its product lines Sabine is releasing a new family of microphones with Sabine’s innovative signal processing built-in. The new Phantom Gooseneck Microphones are designed to solve a myriad of problems that can occur with almost every podium or gooseneck mic, starting with an integrated infrared sensor that automatically activates the mic based on the presence of a person in front of the microphone. more

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Calypso Control Systems Introduces ezRoom™

ezRoom Classroom BundleHUDSON, WI, June 30, 2008 — Recognizing the increasing need for establishing technology infrastructures in schools, Calypso Control Systems has introduced the ezRoom™ Classroom Bundle.

A complete pre-assembled audio-visual (A/V) solution, the ezRoom Classroom Bundle addresses the evolving technology needs of K-12 classrooms by bringing together state-of-the-art control, interface, audio and connectivity products quickly, reliably and cost effectively. With the addition of a projector, screen and A/V source devices, the ezRoom provides administrators and faculty with the tools necessary to achieve a “21st Century Classroom? environment. more

CLEAR-COM® EXPANDS ITS GLOBAL PRESENCE WITH NEW SCANDINAVIAN DISTRIBUTORS

CAMBRIDGE, UK, JULY 16, 2008—Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a brand of The Vitec Group and global leader of professional communication solutions for broadcast, live performance, military, government and commercial markets, continues to expand its international reach by selecting Danmon and Soundware as its new distributors for the Scandinavian market. Clear-Com’s move to broaden its scope within Scandinavia will now extend well beyond Norway, where the company has already been making inroads. Through Danmon’s and Soundware’s efforts, targeting broadcast and the live/industrial markets respectively, Clear-Com will increase its customer base to include Sweden and Denmark. more

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Wisdom Audio Targets Custom Channel w/Limited Distribution of High-End Award-Nominated Sage Series Architectural and Freestanding Audio Systems

CARSON CITY, Nev., July 17, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, announced it will target the specialty hybrid retailer and custom channel with limited distribution of its new Sage Series high-end architectural and freestanding audio systems. Wisdom Audio officials will be on hand during the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16, to discuss the new award-nominated product line and distribution details. Sage has been nominated for a Residential Systems Magazine 2008 Resi Award in the “Speakers – On-Wall or In-Wall? category. Winners will be announced during the 2008 CEDIA Expo.
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Hope Presbyterian Church Grows With Shure

hope-church-interior1.JPGCORDOVA, TN, July 16, 2008—Like many houses of worship, steady growth at Hope Presbyterian Church in this Memphis suburb has been the underlying factor in construction decisions culminating in the recent addition of 5,000 more seats. The results of the addition of an entirely new structure housing supplemental sanctuary space, the expansion draws upon 18 channels of Shure UHF-R ® wireless to meet the equally increasing audio needs of a congregation that regularly assembles to hear major touring artists, experience full-scale holiday pageants, and turn out its own video productions. more

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UVLD and Production Glue Team On Dynamic Lighting Treatment To Celebrate 125th Birthday Of The Brooklyn Bridge

bbbday-061.jpgUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) partnered with Production Glue to mark the 125th birthday of The Brooklyn Bridge with a dramatic Syncrolite lighting treatment during a five-day celebration of the iconic structure.

“The story of The Brooklyn Bridge is inextricably linked to that of our city. It’s unique in the history of architecture, a gateway for transportation and a symbol of our economic vibrancy. For all of us it is, without question, a part of New York,? says UVLD lighting designer Greg Cohen.

“We wanted to find a dynamic way to tell the bridge’s story while providing a visual punctuation to the 125th birthday observation,? he adds.

Producer Jennifer Kurland of Production Glue notes “This was a very upbeat moment for the City, one that celebrated the bridge in the way it deserves. Spectators heard a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic followed by a Grucci fireworks display. At that time Mayor Bloomberg turned on our lighting installation which spanned the length of the bridge illuminating the East River cityscape from 9 to 11 pm daily through the Memorial Day weekend.?

UVLD proposed using Syncrolite searchlight-style fixtures to light the bridge. “There’s nothing more implicit to a high-profile event than a searchlight,? Cohen points out. “Large beams of light draw in the crowd and show spectators they’re part of something important or historic. At that moment in time, they’re where it’s at.?

But searchlights are typically “somewhat limited in their theatrics,? he notes. “Out of the box, they can only do one thing — throw big circles of light in the sky, usually in white, and usually in groups of four. So we suggested using more theatrical, large-format lighting. Syncrolites are fully programmable from a modern lighting controller. And, like any modern moving light, the fixtures can change color, direction and beam shape.?

Working in tandem with Production Glue, UVLD installed 24 Syncrolite XL 10 10K luminaries on the bridge center and tower anchors, six Syncrolite SB 5Ks on the Brooklyn Tower anchor scaffolding and six Syncrolite SB 5/3 on the Brooklyn shore. Most of the five-foot tall lights, which weigh in at 320 lbs each, were positioned on the bridge’s guardrail between the roadway and the pedestrian walkway. Staggered on both sides, the lights zigzaged across the bridge span.

“The biggest challenge was working in a public space — and a highly-trafficked public space at that,? says Kurland. “We had to design production so it wouldn’t impede the pedestrian walkway which remained open to walkers and bike-riders throughout the installation. And we worked closely with city agencies to minimize impact on the public and maintain security on the bridge.?

Using the Syncrolites enabled Cohen and fellow UVLD principal John Ingram to combine the impressive look of searchlights with an expanded creative palette. “Our possibilities became vast: beams of light tracking the area could transform into illuminating the bridge as has never been done before. We enjoyed using beams of color to highlight the bridge’s architectural features and changing the treatment into a wash making the whole structure glow. The multicolor light show we designed with Production Glue was a memorable event for everyone,? adds Ingram.

The Syncrolite rigs are controlled by a grandMA lighting console, and were provided by Syncrolite of Dallas, Texas. Tom Blancato served as production electrician, David Arch as programmer. Tom Bussey, principal of production glue, was the staging producer.

About UVLD

Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) creates lighting designs for corporate theater, live entertainment, themed environments, trade shows and special events. UVLD is a partnership of 10 designers working in all aspects of lighting design; their work has been seen on stages and screens nationwide and around the world. Clients include IBM, Mitsubishi, Honda, Kia, Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen, John Deere, Microsoft, Cartier, Victoria’s Secret, FedEx, Avon and Audi.

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A.C.T Lighting appoints LS MEDIA in Canada

Bob Gordon, CEO and president of A.C.T Lighting, has announced the appointment of LS MEDIA as their new Canadian representative. With this agreement, LS MEDIA will represent A.C.T. Lighting’s exclusive & non-exclusive portfolio of lighting products which includes MA Lighting, Brother Brother & Sons, Reel EFX, Zero88 as well as an extensive range of cable, connectors and assemblies. more

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