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Archive for August 27th, 2008

ELECTROGRAPH LEADS THE EVOLUTION OF RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS DURING CEDIA EXPO 2008

First 3D Gaming Application, New RevolutionHD Displays, Network Music Players, Energy-Efficient Thermostat, Residential Theaters, Training/Education Registration

August 27, 2008 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology products and services, is driving the evolution of residential systems with exclusive availability of the CEDIA market’s hottest new displays, audio and control equipment. Electrograph will exhibit the latest CEDIA trends and offer multiple education and training registration opportunities in Booth #1000 during CEDIA EXPO, September 4-7, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. more

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Antennas Direct Named to Inc 500 List

Aug. 27, 2008: ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis based antenna manufacturer Antennas Direct was recognized by Inc. magazine for the accomplishment of earning the rank of 380 on the 2008 Inc. 500, which celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company experienced a 795 percent increase in revenue growth between 2004 and 2007.

Antennas Direct makes over-the-air television antennas specifically designed to capture post 2009 digital TV broadcasts. Company founder and President Richard Schneider said the company’s astounding growth was a direct result of the federal Digital Television Transition, which mandates television broadcasting switch from analog transmission to digital transmission by Feb. 17, 2009. more

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Meridian Showcases Award-Winning Digital Active Loudspeakers During CEDIA 2008

CEDIA 2008, Denver, Colorado—Meridian Audio Limited recognized as a world leader in digital audio and video technologies for music and home-theater systems is pleased to showcase the award-winning DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeakers including the new horizontal center channel during the upcoming 2008 CEDIA Expo. Like all Meridian’s DSP Loudspeakers, the DSP7200 combines state-of-the-art driver and enclosure engineering with multiple, on-board amplifiers for the dynamics and freedom from distortion that only active-speaker design can deliver. more

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AURALEX RECRUITED TO OUTFIT CEDIA’S ‘HOME THEATER AUDIO CALIBRATION’ LEARNING LAB WITH ACOUSTIC CONTROL PANELS

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in the debut of CEDIA’s Learning Lab concept by outfitting one of the show’s three labs with Auralex’s freestanding ProGobo acoustical products.

The Home Theater Audio Calibration Learning Lab will house a full home theater system, where students will perform a comprehensive 5.1 audio set up and calibration exercise. Students will go through a typical step-by-step verification and calibration process, including level balance and equalization. Auralex’s ProGobos are extremely adaptable to any room environment and will help to create a more useable and balanced space to demonstrate these calibration techniques. more

JBL Professional Loudspeakers Power Beijing Olympics Fencing Hall, Soon To Be The National Convention Center

Demonstrating the wide variety and interoperability of JBL loudspeakers in one of the world’s largest showcases, the Fencing Hall at the National Convention Center in Beijing recently hosted the fencing and modern pentathlon events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. This brand new space, located on the Olympic Green, was built specifically for the Olympics.

The Fencing Hall features 14 fencing strips, a warm-up room, stands for thousands of fans, a television broadcasting room, and lounge and shower facilities. With the conclusion of the games, the hall will now be converted to a convention hall. There are also numerous features aimed at lowering the environmental impact of the hall including an increase in energy savings and water conservation. more

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HOPE, CHANGE, AND COUNTRY FIRST

John McCainShure Follows the Campaign Trail to the Conventions

NILES, IL, August 27, 2008 — As this year’s presidential campaign enters convention arenas in both Denver and Minneapolis, trying to look back on every rally, whistlestop, handshake, and baby kissed becomes a grassroots blur given the power to inspire, excite, cajole, and ignite the electorate. With the immediacy of the blogosphere as well as electronic media reporting events, old-fashioned oratory from the stump proved to still be as viable as ever in ’08, aided in countless instances by Shure Inc. Hitting the campaign trail hard again just as it has throughout its own history, the manufacturer of professional audio products traveled with both Senators Obama and McCain nationwide from Warwick, Rhode Island to San Diego, California and beyond. more

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WHO IS FLAT STANLEY?

Flat StanleySouth African Rockers Tour With ShureNILES, IL, August 26, 2008 — The members of Flat Stanley initially earned accolades for their studio albums, which have earned them no fewer than six Top 10 radio hits in their native South Africa, including three that went to number one. Live performances on radio and television in front of more than eight million people followed, and today the band’s latest single “As I Am? has not only charted at number one but has also just been licensed by South Africa’s biggest cable television station, MNET, for use in one of its promo spots. more

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Harman Music Group Promotes Reed Grothe To Executive VP Of Sales & Marketing, Adds Industry-Veteran Buzz Goodwin As VP of Domestic MI Sales

The Harman Music Group today announced the promotion of Reed Grothe as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and the appointment of Harman Professional veteran Buzz Goodwin to the position of Vice President of Domestic MI Sales. According to Rob Urry, President of the Harman Music Group, today’s announcements fortify an already-strong sales and marketing organization and position the group for ambitious sales growth in the months and years ahead. more

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JBL Professional Set For Ambitious Sales Growth, Names Stephen Morris As Executive Vice President Of Sales

JBL Professional today announced the promotion of Harman Professional veteran, Stephen Morris, to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales, JBL Professional. Morris takes up the position having successfully led group-wide sales and marketing for Harman Professional’s cinema business and prior to that held senior sales and marketing roles at sister company, Crown Audio. Today’s announcement was made by John Carpanini, President, JBL Professional. According to Carpanini, the appointment underscores JBL Professional’s commitment to recognize achievement and promote from within but also to continually improve sales and support operations to provide customers in the professional audio community with the products and services they need to be successful. more

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AVASTOR HELPS UK-BASED BOTTLETOP CHARITY RAISE FUNDS WITH BRAZILIAN MUSIC PROJECT

London, England, August 27, 2008—Bottletop, a UK-based charity that empowers young people worldwide through sexual health education and HIV prevention, has chosen Avastor’s HDX800 triple interface FireWire drives to store all of its London-based recordings for its Brazilian influenced CD. Bottletop has received high praise from a variety of well-known personalities, ranging from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for its creative approach to the non profit sector. Its music arm initiates cross-cultural collaborations, bridging the gap between exciting musical styles from across the world. more

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