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Miele uses Barco visualization for collaboration, presentation and product design

Barco, a technology leader in virtual reality, has recently installed a three-sided, eight-channel 3D stereo display wall at Miele’s Gütersloh headquarters. German household appliance premium manufacturer Miele wanted to have a visualization system that could fulfill roles as a collaboration center, a presentation display and an immersive virtual reality environment. Towards this end, Barco worked together with integrator Erben to develop a unique 3D stereo system with multi-windowing and tracking capabilities. more

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Technomad Loudspeakers Pass GLL Certification At NWAA Labs

GLL testing provides detailed measurements of loudspeaker data to allow more accurate positioning and simulation of loudspeakers in various venues and environments

BOSTON, August 18, 2008 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, has upgraded to the GLL (Generic Loudspeaker Library) format to measure and present its loudspeaker design specifications to the pro audio industry. GLL format data gives Technomad design engineers, consultants and contractors more options in positioning and simulating loudspeakers in large sports, entertainment and other venues that require array or clustered installations. Technomad is one of several loudspeaker manufacturers that encompass the first wave of GLL supporters in the pro audio industry. more

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YAMAHA COMMERICAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. NAMES NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

─Millar Electronics First Rep to Carry NEXO Line─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced a change in its distribution strategy regarding NEXO speaker products. The company will name Manufacturer’s Representative firms in specific geographical market areas to sell NEXO products. The company will continue with its “factory direct? sales force to approach to represent Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO products. “While we respect the various Manufacturer “Rep? companies in the marketplace, we believe this factory direct approach is best for our business model,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “That said, we are constantly evaluating our strategies and the evolving marketplace and look to do whatever it takes to improve our dealers’ ability to succeed with all of our products.” more

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Two Soundcraft GB4 Mixing Consoles Find Home Base At The Fengtai Softball Stadium For The Beijing 2008 Summer Games

Managing to connect a thin bat with a small round ball has been an athletic pursuit for a great many centuries, and it will take on new significance when women’s softball teams from around world converge on Beijing to play in the Olympics Softball event. The large stadium complex, which consists of two ball fields and one training field, with a seating capacity of 13,000 will require sound commensurate with its scale.

The sound systems feature two Soundcraft GB4 Series desks at their core. A 32-channel GB4 and a 16-channel GB4 are providing mixing and management for the combined sound systems that comprise of 12 Crown CTs 2000 amplifiers, seven CTs 3000 amplifiers and five Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers driving 64 JBL Application Engineered (AE) Series and Precision Directivity (PD) Series surface-mount loudspeakers with processing by 23 dbx DriveRack 260 processors and two dbx PB48 processors. The GB4 offers a comprehensive array of functions in a small and cost-effective footprint including GB30 mic preamps re-engineered circuit topology and EQ designs, rigid steel chassis and high-quality vertically mounted PCB channel strips. The dual-mode topology allows it to be used for FOH or monitor duties with fader control of group or aux outputs. more

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Wassmann Audio Video And JBL Loudspeakers Blend Audio With Excitement At Multiple Six Flags Theme Parks Across The U.S.

Demonstrating the unmatched performance and ease of installation of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays, Wassmann Audio Video has installed sound systems in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park. more

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INTELIX RELEASES VGA, STEREO AUDIO, AND IR/RS232 EXTENDER

DIGI-VGASDMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD, a professional-grade active balun set which distributes VGA video, stereo audio, and IR or RS232 signals over a single twisted pair cable.

“The DIGI-VGASD is an exciting release for us,? explains Cameron Smith, Intelix National Sales and Marketing Manager. “It is the first product in our new DIGI-VGASD line, a complete family of products including wallplate baluns, modular baluns, distribution amplifiers, and matrix switchers. All products are interoperable and provide the robust features and professional-grade performance our customers demand.? more

Ammar Fawzy new Regional Sales Manager

Ammar Fawzy has been appointed Regional Sales Manager CCS for MEA. From August 20 onwards, Fawzy will be responsible for CCS issues in the Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Straubing, Germany Ammar Fawzy, 29, will join Telex as Regional Sales Manager, working on CCS (Critical Communication Systems) in the MEA regions. Following Telex’s growth strategy, Fawzy completes the sales team for this year and will report directly to Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director CCS & ACT for EMEA. more

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HOLOPHONE® FEATURES COMPLETE LINE OF CANADIAN-MANUFACTURED SURROUND SOUND PRODUCTS AT PAL 2008

holophone_portamic-51.jpgTORONTO, ON — Toronto-based Holophone® (Booth 4317), the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, will continue to make its country proud by featuring its complete line of best-selling Canadian-manufactured surround products at PAL 2008 – Canada’s largest production technologies show, August 24-25, 2008. more

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INTO THE UNKNOWN

Miss Universe 2008 PageantShure UHF-R® Wireless Gives Voice to Miss Universe 2008

NHA TRANG, VIETNAM, August 20, 2008 — Eighty contestants competed this year at the Diamond Bay Resort’s Crown Convention Center in the 57th Miss Universe beauty pageant. Broadcast globally on NBC, the event was the first major U.S.-based television production originating in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

Bringing audio to the event proved to be a logistical challenge managed adroitly by Red Hook, NY-based Firehouse Productions Inc., which assembled the components needed for an entire PA in the U.S. and then shipped them to Vietnam with the aid of Rock-it Cargo USA. Purchased outright for permanent installation by the convention center, the system included a microphone package delivered directly from Shure Incorporated’s world headquarters in Niles, Illinois. more

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NEW NSCA PROGRAM POWERS UP PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITS

Three-day Project Management Program class debuts in November

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 20, 2008 — Jump start your project management skills and begin making more money for your company by enrolling in NSCA’s new, three-day Project Management Program.

“In this course, you’ll learn how to manage all aspects of a project from start to finish,? said Senior Director of Professional Development, Norah Hammond. “You’ll emerge poised to take charge of projects and, as a result, boost your company’s bottom line.? more

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