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Compix Media and DNF Controls Team Up to Provide One-Touch Character Generator Control

IRVINE, Calif. — Dec. 15, 2008 — Compix Media, a developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs) for the broadcast industry, today announced that it has teamed with DNF Controls to provide an integrated solution for completely automated delivery of timely information to air. An intelligent interface between Compix Media’s character generator product line and DNF Controls’ Universal Switch Panel (USP) gives users the ability to generate automatically updated text-based graphics with a single button press. more

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HME Pro Audio Announces New Distributor in Denmark

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 15, 2008 – HME proudly welcomes Professional Sound Systems (PSS) to its network of professional audio distributors. PSS will present HME Pro Audio products including the DX Series of Digital Wireless Intercoms and the PRO850 Wireless Intercom system to audio, broadcast, and live performance operators in the Denmark market. more

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Soundcheck Rocks Philippines With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For R&B Sensations Rihanna And Chris Brown

Demonstrating the global reach and international rider-acceptability of JBL’s VERTEC® line arrays, Soundcheck, Inc. recently deployed a multi-array system equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology to support a massive R&B show featuring Rihanna and Chris Brown. Promoted by Globe and sponsored by MTV Philippines, the outdoor concert was staged at Manila’s Bonifactio Global City Open Field on November 16 for nearly 70,000 music fans. Having sold more than 11 million albums around the globe, Rihanna already has three No.1 Billboard hits and has amassed 12 top 40 hit singles in the U.S. The Barbadian singer, model and fashion designer was honored as Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Female Pop/Rock artist at the 2008 American Music Awards. Sharing the stage with Rihanna was R&B singer-songwriter and music video director Chris Brown, who also recently achieved the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. more

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dicas and Wowza Media Systems unveil multiple bit rate live Flash® streaming with dicas2020 encoders

Berlin, Germany, and San Jose, USA, December 15, 2008 – dicas, the German MPEG-4 experts, and Wowza Media Systems, a US-based developer of Flash streaming media server software, have announced the interoperability of dicas MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoders with Wowza Media Server® Pro. Broadcasters, operators and enterprises delivering IPTV and streaming services now have at their disposal a versatile and cost-effective conduit for the live distribution of broadcast-quality video content in multiple bit rates to Internet-connected Flash player clients. more

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Da-Lite Screen Company Is Named CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

New York, New York – November 11, 2008 – Da-Lite Screen Company today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its HD Progressive fabric. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products. more

Video Mount Products Adds New Search Options and Tools to Newly Redesigned Website

VMP Website’s “Video Mount Finder?STEVENSVILLE, Md. Dec. 15, 2008 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio, and security industries, is proud to announce it has created new search options as well as even more lucrative tools, such as the “Video Mount Finder?, for its newly redesigned website, which is now live. more

Discreet Wiring Installation

lht02a_180.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level VI: $550,000 – $815,000

Our customer wanted a theater that captivated you from the very moment you entered the room. The brick accents, dark wood trim, and beamed ceiling provide for a delicate balance between comfortable and welcoming yet elegant and formal. The earthy color scheme provided for an intriguing lighting layout that literally changes the room when adjusting the zones. The theater also has a hidden camera (modulated to all of the other TV's in the house) so the parents can check up on the kids at any time. The lighted riser steps were finished with an opposing angle design that added to the uniqueness of the entire room. more

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Harman Professional Strengthens Emerging Markets Team: Names Alexander Rojas As Director Of Sales, Intercontinental South

Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Alexander Rojas to the newly-created position of Director Of Sales, Intercontinental South as part of its continuing initiative to better serve the emerging and established markets of Central America and South America. Rojas, an experienced sales leader and accomplished audio engineer, joins Harman with a clear mandate to develop sales opportunities, advance distributor relationships and contribute to support services for Harman Professional brands in his territory. He will report to Jaime Albors, Senior Director of Sales Intercontinental, Harman Professional and will operate from the company’s new Intercontinental sales office in San Juan, Puerto Rico. more

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Idyll Hands Imagery Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With Projection and Content For The Nationwide Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour

RCADigital content designers and creators Idyll Hands Imagery, Inc. has provided transitional content and projection for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour traveling to 18 cities nationwide.

Designed for venues of 7,000-12,000 people, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular arena show replicates the magic of the famed Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York — the #1 live holiday production in the world– re-imagined specifically for large-scale venues. Requiring 34 trucks and 16 buses to transport equipment and personnel from city to city, the arena show showcases the Radio City Rockettes and their celebrated precision dancing, and includes lighting effects, stunning imagery, flying sequences, sets that surround the audience, snowfall and the Living Nativity scene. more

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Christie HD Projectors and Christie Vista Spyders Pass The Puck To Rogers Sportsnet In Toronto

SportsnetWhen Canadian broadcast giant Rogers Sportsnet called for a panoramic on-air, mega-backdrop for its new studio, it turned to Applied Electronics for the Christie HD projector and the Christie Vista Spyder video/widescreen display processor. Applied Electronics’ selection of the Christie HD8K projector and the Vista Spyder video processor is based on the near 30-year business relationship it shares with Christie. That relationship is based on trust and a proven track record of product performance and reliability, two qualities of the Christie HD8K projector and the Vista Spyder video processor that scored big with Rogers Sportsnet. more

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