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Extron 144×144 High Performance, Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher Now Shipping

fox4g1_6096901_pp_02c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is now shipping the FOX 4G Matrix 14400, a high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher for complete, end-to-end digital A/V signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable. It is expandable in sizes from 16×16 up to 144×144, and supports digital switching at rates up to 4.25 Gbps. With hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, the FOX 4G Matrix 14400 delivers highly reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic A/V and control signals for any mission-critical environment. more

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SHURE RAISES CONCERN OVER FCC ‘WHITE SPACES’ DECISION

Company Applauds Industry Support and Commits to Work With Customers to Protect Wireless Microphone Transmissions

NILES, IL, November 4, 2008 — The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Motorola to produce “white spaces? devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems. Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. more

NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Dan EricksonStudents gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 —Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA University’s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCA’s top education award based on student feedback from his course, “Networking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,? which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University™ at InfoComm 08. more

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Scharff Weisberg Installs Sound System For Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts

PaceScharff Weisberg has completed the installation of a new comprehensive sound system for the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, the principal theater on the campus of Pace University.

The 743-seat theater is one of the largest in Lower Manhattan. Since September 2005 it has hosted the award-winning Bravo television series, “Inside the Actors Studio” with James Lipton; previously, it was home to the late Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre. The Center is also a founding venue for the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Theatre Festival; and hosts events of the River-to-River Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. It is also where the University’s theater students are showcased in dramatic and musical productions. more

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HaiVision TASMAN H.264 Encoding Ensures Reliable Delivery of Broadcast-Quality Video for International House of Prayer

MONTREAL — Nov. 4, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP–KC) is using the TASMAN H.264 high-performance codec for delivery of broadcast-quality video within its facilities. IHOP–KC is using the TASMAN to send content from weekend worship services, conferences, and special events at its Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM) to its main facility, the Red Bridge Center, several miles away. Using very little bandwidth, HaiVision’s TASMAN provides reliable delivery of crystal-clear audio and video for the ministry’s Web streaming service. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC DUALITY CONSOLE CENTERPIECE FOR LA SOUND GALLERY STUDIOS

Acclaimed Engineer Dan Wallin Notes Duality Performed Flawlessly On Studios’ First Session

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Responding to a flood of requests, LA Sound Gallery has opened its doors on a new room that can handle orchestral recording for up to 65 pieces. The centerpiece of the studio is a 72-channel Solid State Logic Duality console that delivers the sound quality and signal processing of the legendary 9000 K Series while providing the integrated control of a DAW. Academy Award nominated engineer Dan Wallin experienced a flawless performance by the Duality for the hit TV series “Fringe? in the studio’s first session. more

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Capitol Sales Company Offers Three Classes at EHX

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 5, 2008—As part of Capitol Sales Company’s commitment to EHX 2008 in Long Beach, California, the company is hosting three classes to help dealers grow their business: Communications in the Home; IP Network Cameras and Digital Surveillance; and the basics of Commercial Audio and 70-Volt Systems. CEDIA-certified instructor Mike Marko from Capitol Sales will be the instructor leading all three classes.

“Hundreds of dealers attended classes earlier this Fall at CEDIA, and we anticipated high attendance numbers at EHX for these growth markets,? said Curt Hayes, President and Chief Financial Officer. “Our current economic condition in the U.S. is driving dealers to look for additional ways to expand their offerings and business.? more

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Sensaphonics announces Economic Stimulus Program

Sensaphonics Economic Stimulus BucksSensaphonics Hearing Conservation, the industry leader in custom silicone earphones for musicians, has announced a limited-time trade-in program for users of other brands of custom earphones. The program, first of its kind in the industry, offers a $250 price reduction on all Sensaphonics custom earphones – including the 2X-S, 2MAX, and 3D Active Ambient models – to customers who send in their old custom earphones in trade. The program runs through the end of the 2008 calendar year. more

Meridian and Alfred Dunhill: Two of Britain’s Best Collaborate on Unique Executive Solution

Britain’s Meridian Audio Ltd., creator of uniquely sophisticated, functionally elegant digital audio and video components and systems, has far more in common with Alfred Dunhill Ltd. than quintessential Britishness—though this is not to be discounted. The two firms also share an uncompromising devotion to inherent quality and intelligent simplicity, and both qualities are much in evidence in their new, stunning, collaborative one-piece music system. Engineered exclusively by Meridian Audio for Dunhill, the Alfred Dunhill AD88 Entertainment System exploits Meridian’s peerless expertise in digital audio and loudspeaker design to achieve breathtaking musical depth, power, and detail—from a single, handsome, superbly finished component no bigger than a desktop humidor. more

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CANON U.S.A. REALiS X600 MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTOR

In the past, when physics teacher Matt Sly needed to show his classes simulations, charts, and videos, he’d say, “What this is supposed to look like is….? Now, however, his physics students at Urbana High School, in Urbana, Illinois, have help in understanding complex concepts since Mr. Sly replaced his old projector with a Canon REALiS X600 Multimedia LCOS Projector. This projector provides images with exceptional color reproduction, high contrast, and high brightness – eliminating the need to dim the lights during class. more

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