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SIXTH ANNUAL GUITAR GEEK FESTIVAL SHREDS NAMM

Geek FestQSC founder Pat Quilter takes the stage with HPR house system and Rickenbacker Bakelite Band
ANAHEIM, CA, January 17, 2009–The Anaheim Plaza Hotel Ballroom served as mecca for guitar enthusiasts everywhere during this year’s NAMM, as Deke Dickerson hosted the sixth annual Guitar Geek Festival. A yearly destination for some of the world’s most extraordinary players, little-known legends, and a hardcore lot of other pick-grinders in possession of some of the weirdest instruments ever made, the event featured Buddy Holly’s original Crickets, a special set by Dickerson himself demonstrating the lost art of “Gilligan” go-go guitar, and the Rickenbacker Bakelite Band, which performed using vintage Rickenbacker bakelite instruments from the ’30s and ’40s, and featured QSC founder Pat Quilter on his bakelite lap steel. more

Mastodon’s “Best Show Ever” Includes Shure

MastodonMASTODON CLIMBS BEYOND BLOOD MOUNTAIN WITH CRACK THE SKYE

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, January 15, 2009 — Subscribing to a musical philosophy that there is no such thing as rock music unless it’s heavy, Mastodon has coyly avoided saying too much about Crack the Skye, its fourth album due out in 2009. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against the Machine, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen), the disk follows 2006′s Blood Mountain. Keeping in step with this and Mastodon’s previous releases, Crack the Skye will be conceptual in nature. more

HME Releases New DX121 Digital Wireless Intercom System

HME’s Electrical Engineering Manager Karl Knoblock and Pro Audio Product Manager Rick Molina proudly display the newly released DX121High Expectations Set for HME’s New DX121 Digital Wireless Intercom System
A Powerful and Affordable, Spectrum Friendly™ 2.4GHz System

San Diego, CA, February 2, 2009 – Big demand is predicted this year for HME’s new DX121 Digital Wireless Intercom System. Industries requiring wireless channels for one to four users, as well as those that need the flexibility of expanded wireless support throughout large venues will be excited about this latest system. Its compact, robust design was made for longevity. And its ease of use, added features, affordability and expandability are the perfect solution for today’s requirements. more

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Stewart Audio Announces BG Media Solutions as Rep

Bryan GuidolinStewart Audio Announces New Sales Representative

Mountain View, California – February 2009 – Stewart audio is pleased to announce the appointment of BG Media Solutions as the authorized sales representatives for Ontario, Canada. BG Media Solutions Inc. specializes and provides manufacturer representation for the commercial, professional and consumer AV market.

Bryan Guidolin, President of BG Media Solutions said: “The fact that Stewart has joined our group of manufacturing partners is fantastic. Their products fit in very well for everyday projects where our AV integration partners need a simple and small yet robust, high quality, and reliable power amplifier solution. We foresee Stewart Audio products being used very often in the corporate AV, conferencing and educational markets.? more

Stewart Audio Announces Canadian Reps

Stewart Audio Announces New Sales Representative

Mountain View, California –February 2009 – Stewart audio, a manufacturer of professional amplifiers, is pleased to announce entry into the Canadian pro audio market with the appointment of 3 sales representative firms.

For Western Canada, Connect West Marketing will cover British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan; In Central Canada, BG Media Solutions will represent the province of Ontario, excluding Ottawa; Eastern Canada will be represented by EGLE Marketing and include Ottawa, Quebec and the Maritimes.

“The addition of EGLE Marketing, BG Media Solutions and Connect West Marketing to our Sales organization represents a strategic and geographic shift to offer our products in the Canadian market. These firms possess a fundamental understanding of the Pro Sound Marketplace which enables them to add value to the sales process with system integrators, sound contractors and acoustical consultants? Stated Stewart Audio President, Sean O’Malley.

EGLE Marketing, BG Media Solutions and Connect West Marketing are fully authorized representative of Stewart’s line of compact, light weight, convection cooled amplifiers. Stewart is now positioned to move into CY09 with a strong Canadian Rep system and a focused portfolio professional amplifiers.

Contact Information:
Connect West, Mike Upright 604-463-1559
BG Media Solutions, Bryan Guidolin 905-285-0507
EGLE Marketing, Gaetan Laniel 514-918-3966

About Stewart Audio:
Stewart leads the field in lightweight, convection cooled power amplifiers that produce excellent sound and a difference you can hear. We continue to leverage our core technical competencies to solve everyday problems faced by sound consultants, contractors and musicians. Our customer centric products are designed and manufactured in California. In addition to standard products, we offer design services to customize existing amplifiers or develop new amplifiers for the appropriate opportunities.

Reader contact:
Stewart Audio
14397 Cuesta Court Suite D1, Sonora, CA 95370
Tel: 209.588.8111 / Fax: 209.588.8113
Email: sales@stewartaudio.com / URL: www.stewartaudio.com
Editor contact:
Brian McCormick
Tel: 650.968.4400
Email: PR@stewartaudio.com
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OVER THIRTY GRAMMY NOMINATIONS FOR SENNHEISER ARTISTS

ladyantebellum.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – FEBRUARY 2009: In recognition that they are at the top of their craft, Sennheiser artists have been honored with over thirty Grammy nominations this year. Not only do the nominated artists span the diverse genres of contemporary music, they also form a continuum from the industry’s living legends to its freshest faces. Nominations to Sennheiser artists such as Snoop Dogg to Madonna gracefully balance Sennheiser’s domination of the Best New Artist category. Four out of the five nominees for Best New Artist sing and play into Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones and monitor with Sennheiser wireless personal monitors. The winners will be announced at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. more

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Pantel’s 2009 Product Catalog Now Available

Pantel 2009 product catalogGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that its new 2009 product catalog in now available online as well as in print formats. The 2009 Pantel catalog can be viewed at www.panteltv.com/catalog.html. more

HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Supports Titan Medical and Bell Canada’s Groundbreaking Test of Telesurgery Technologies

MONTREAL — Feb. 2, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ network video system and MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec are being used by Titan Medical and Bell Canada to support a test of telesurgery performed with Titan Medical’s Amadeus® robotic surgical system over Bell’s IP-VPN network. Implemented at Bell’s Engineering Resource Center lab facility in Toronto, MAKO-HD provides the exceptionally low latency HD encoding critical to this demanding interactive application. more

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Software as a Service (SaaS): a different way to think about digital signage software

riselogo.gif“Software as a service?. “On-demand applications?. “Application service providers?. “Cloud computing?. If you’ve spent any amount of time online lately, you’ve probably heard some of these terms. But what do they mean exactly? Learn more about SaaS, and what it means for digital signage from the Managing Director of Rise Vision, via his blog on the Rise Vision website.

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Kramer Introduces New High Performance ProScale™ Presentation Scaler/Switcher with Silicon Optix HQV® Processing

VP-728Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-728 ProScale presentation scaler/switcher. The VP-728 is a 9-input scaler/switcher that sets new quality and performance benchmarks in the Kramer line up of ProScale scalers and scaler/switchers with the incorporation of Silicon Optix HQV video processing. The VP-728 improves upon the high quality scaling technology and ease-of-use found in Kramer’s previous ProScale digital scaler/switcher models: the VP-719xl, VP-720xl and VP-724xl. HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) processing represents the state-of-the-art in video processing technology, with the highest quality de-interlacing, noise reduction, and scaling performance for both standard-definition and high-definition signals. This model establishes a new level of price performance for the Pro AV and residential markets. more

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