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Texas School District Reaches Technology and Professional Goals Aided By Hitachi Technology Solutions

The Lovejoy Independent School District adopted 235 Hitachi StarBoard FXDUO interactive whiteboards for its schools and Hitachi provided complimentary training to promote effective use of the technology

Hitachi, a leader in educational technology, is the chosen supplier of interactive whiteboards for the Lovejoy, Texas Independent School District (ISD). The sale, through Phoenix-based Troxell Communications, will bring a total of 235 Hitachi StarBoard FXDUO 77 interactive whiteboards into the five schools (three elementary, one middle school and one high school) that comprise the north Dallas school district. Furthermore, Hitachi education consultants provided 5 days of instruction at the district’s annual professional development conference, “Learning at Lovejoy.? The goal of the 3-week conference was to prepare teachers for new school year challenges and to effectively integrate educational technology, such as the FXDUO 77 interactive whiteboard into daily instruction. more

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UBMS takes over TELEX/RTS distribution in Dubai

United Broadcast & Media Solutions (UBMS), the system house and distributor based in Dubai, is TELEX/RTS’s new partner in the United Arab Emirates for the broadcasting market.
Dubai, UAE With immediate effect, UBMS is taking over the distribution of TELEX/RTS products in the United Arab Emirates. more

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CLEAR-COM SHOWCASES NEW FREESPEAK VERSION 2.0 AT PLASA 2008

LONDON, UK — Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is bringing to PLASA 2008 (Stand L38) the next evolution of its FreeSpeak digital wireless beltpack system with the newly enhanced FreeSpeak® (formerly FreeSpeak10) Version 2.0. The new version brings enhanced beltpack capacity, Interrupted Foldback (IFB) functionality and improved group operations between beltpacks, party-lines and other external inputs, ensuring staff communication during live performances always go off without a hitch. more

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The Soundcraft® Si3 – A Marriage Of Technology And People

A Big Team Effort Delivers Soundcraft’s Latest Digital Console Platform

“The launch of the Soundcraft Si3 is the culmination of a real ground-up research programme – an Engineers dream opportunity,? according to Stefan Ledergerber, Vice President of R&D for Soundcraft and Studer. “The console is completely new – new DSP, new light-weight surface materials, new user interface with newly developed – distributed display technologies, all designed to meet a new lower price point, whilst providing the customer with more new features.? more

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INTELIX RELEASES VGA, STEREO AUDIO, AND IR/RS232 WALLPLATE BALUN SET

DIGI-VGASD-WP Balun SetMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-WP, 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-WP is the latest release in our complete line of wallplate baluns,? explains Cameron Smith, Intelix National Sales and Marketing Manager. “It provides the high-quality audio/video and control extension technology our clients demand in the convenience of a in-wall mountable package.? more

Harman Professional Opens New Asia, Intercontinental Field Sales Offices To Better Serve Channel Partners In Regional And Emerging Markets

In a move to foster closer, more communicative and ultimately more successful commercial relationships with its channel partners in Asia, Latin America and Canada, Harman Professional today announced the opening of new Field Sales Offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Kuala Lumpur Field Sales Office will be led by David McKinney, who is promoted to Senior Director of Sales, Asia, Harman Professional. The San Juan Field Office will serve Latin America and Canada and will be led by Jaime Albors, who is promoted to Senior Director of Sales, Intercontinental, Harman Professional. Both offices will soon add new hires in field sales and technical support. more

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Kora Musician David Gilden Finds The Possibilities Are Endless With Eventide TimeFactor Stompbox

“Eventide has really packed a lot of features into a small box.?
– David Gilden, musician

Drawn to the benefits of having rackmount effects processor capabilities in an affordable and upgradeable stompbox, accomplished kora musician David Gilden recently added an Eventide TimeFactor effects pedal to his touring rig. Since the 1980s, Gilden has toured extensively as a solo artist and with the band Cora Connection, and is one of the world’s most accomplished masters of the kora, a traditional African harp-lute. more

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PSB Bows New “Imagine? Loudspeakers

family.jpgCanadian Maker’s Latest Family Pushes Real-Value Envelope

CEDIA EXPO, DENVER, CO, Sept. 4, 2008 — An all-new family of loudspeakers from Canada’s PSB Speakers, dubbed “Imagine,? is destined to become the standard of value among audio and Home Theater fans for whom real-world sonic performance is the salient criterion of excellence. Yet at the same time, PSB expects the Imagine models to reset expectations of how an “affordable high-end? loudspeaker can look, and of the quality standards to which it can be crafted. more

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MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA INTRODUCES HD8000 ULTRA-BRIGHT 1080p PROJECTOR FOR HOME THEATER

mitsubishi-hd8000_45angle.jpgIRVINE, Calif., September 3, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced the HD8000, its first ultra-bright 1080p HD projector designed for more exposed, brighter home theater environments. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES DIAMOND SERIES PROJECTOR MARKET STRATEGY WITH PREMIUM 1080p PROJECTORS, HC7000U AND HC6500U

Mitsubishi’s Diamond Seriest HC7000 ProjectorIRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today introduced its Diamond Series of projectors designed for the finest high-definition home theater environments. Mitsubishi’s new channel strategy for its 1080p HC7000U and HC6500U premium projectors signifies the quality and value of its products for end-users and profitability for its loyal channel partners. These new projectors are available exclusively through custom home theater systems integration and high-end retail channels. more

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