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Clear-Com Showcases New FreeSpeak Version 2.0 at IBC 2008

New Features and Added Connectivity Highlighted in Wireless System

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a The Vitec Group brand, is taking another step in the evolution of its unique FreeSpeak digital wireless beltpack system with the newly enhanced FreeSpeak® (formerly FreeSpeak10) Version 2.0. The popular wireless intercommunication system will be featured at this year’s IBC 2008, (Booth C40a). The new version brings enhanced beltpack capacity, Interrupted Feedback (IFB) functionality and improved group operations between beltpacks, party-lines and other external inputs. more

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TRIBUTARIES® Adds HDMI Distribution Amp

Orlando, Florida—July 28, 2008—Tributaries® Cable, the Florida company whose position as the value-performance leader in quality cable and installation products for multi-room, home theater, and music systems is well established, has made an important new addition to its family of whole-house A/V hardware solutions. The new Tributaries Model HDA140 is a one-in/four-out HDMI distribution amplifier that allows a single source to simultaneously supply video and digital audio to as many as four rooms, zones, systems, or screens, each as far away as 100 feet (30 meters). more

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3G WIRELESS RUNS THE GAMUT IN BEIJING OLYMPICS HD BROADCAST

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Severn, Maryland, July 28, 2008 – 3G Wireless LLC, an industry leader implementing wireless HD technology, and Bexel Broadcast Services, the world’s leader in broadcast production, are utilizing their strategic partnership to bring HD coverage of this year’s Beijing Olympics to the world. 3G, using six of Nucomm’s CamPac 2 wireless camera transmitters and six of its Newscaster DR diversity receivers, will be stationed at the Hong Kong-based Sha Tin competition venue and Beijing-based Workers’ Stadium, to provide superior HDRF coverage for the host world feed. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lights Up World Financial Center Winter Garden Summer Concert Series

WintergardenScharff Weisberg has supplied a complement of moving lights and lighting-control equipment to lighting designer Lance Darcy for the free summer concert series at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in Lower Manhattan.

The World Financial Center is a complex of four office towers housing the world headquarters of American Express, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, and Deloitte. Its spectacular Winter Garden atrium is the venue for many events including the summer concert series, which opened with Berlin-based Ulrich Schnauss and was followed by the Winter Garden’s first dance party DJ’d by Kode9 and performances by the Brazilian Connection Quintet and other artists. more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES M80X2-P LINE ARRAY

m80×2p_lo.JPGGreensboro, NC – July 2008… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, proudly introduces the M80X2-P Line Array. A new addition to WorxAudio Technologies’ TrueLine™ Series, the new M80X2-P is a two-way, high efficiency, ultra compact, line array loudspeaker system designed for the most natural sounding reproduction of speech and music program material. This exceptional new loudspeaker system excels at a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications, including small to medium sized performance venues and clubs, houses of worship, theaters, cabarets, as well as meeting and presentation facilities. more

Stage Research Introduces PowerPointManager And Video101Manager For Concerts, Corporate, Broadway And Off-

ManagerStage Research, first in stage-show lighting-and-sound-works, has just introduced PowerPointManager and Video101Manager. To be used with the incredible SFX for cost-effective playback, these two new energetic applications each perform robustly to provide high-grade content delivery with newfound ease and flexibility. SFX, the industry’s leading live music-and-sound playback software, will now trigger slides or video to add zest to any live presentation, or as stand-alone elements themselves. more

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FCC INVITED TO TEST WHITE SPACES DEVICES AT LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL, “NASHVILLE STAR,? AND DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

NILES, IL, July 24, 2008 — In response to the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) announcement two weeks ago that it will conduct field tests of prototype White Spaces devices, including tests at a sports and an entertainment venue, several large-scale productions and events have offered their locations for these tests. more

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FCC BEGINS FIELD TESTING OF WHITE SPACES DEVICES

Shure Set to Lend Continued Assistance in Formulation of Test Parameters and Protocol

NILES, IL, July 14, 2008—In response to an announcement made late last week by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology that it will begin field testing of prototype White Spaces devices today, Shure Senior Director of Public and Industry Relations Mark Brunner sounded a sanguine note saying, “We look forward to continuing to offer our full assistance and expertise to the Commission as it formulates the test parameters and protocol.” more

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RISING R&B STAR ESTELLE SHINES WITH SHURE

Award winning R&B singer and rapper EstelleNILES, IL, July 22, 2008 — Shure Incorporated announced today that multiple award winning R&B singer and rapper Estelle, who released her new album Shine earlier this year, has recently chosen a Shure UHF-R® Wireless System with a KSM9 Microphone as her performance weapon of choice.

Estelle was the first artist signed by neo-soul sensation John Legend to his label, Homeschool Records, and Shine is her debut album on an American label. She had previously released the album The 18th Day via her own label in the UK, Stellar Ents. After relocating to the U.S. in 2007, her re-emergence has shown a more confident and mature approach to music, highlighted by her willingness to lead the vocals on the album. more

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IT’S A WIRELESS WORLD

Hope Church InteriorShure legacy carries over at Hope Presbyterian Church

CORDOVA, 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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