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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

Media Décor Introduces the Affordable, Easy-to-Install Ecco Series Moving Art

Media Décor, the worldwide leader in concealment products for flat-screen displays and projection screens, has proudly introduced the Ecco Series, an affordable, easy-to-install framing solution that allows users to hide flat panel TVs with elegant pieces of moving art. Starting at $1,495, the Ecco Series offers a low-cost alternative to similar products costing twice as much. more

Liberty Wire & Cable Opens New European Warehouse, Expanding Service Throughout Region

Brochure describing Liberty’s new European warehouseNew Amsterdam Facility Provides Fast, 5-Business-Day Delivery Service for A/V Solutions to Anywhere in Europe
IS EUROPE, AMSTERDAM, Feb. 2, 2009
— Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, announced it has opened a major new warehouse facility in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to service commercial and residential customers throughout Europe. more

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LMG Completes Expansion of Orlando Headquarters

Aerial View of LMG HeadquartersOrlando, Fla. – LMG, Inc. – a national provider of video, audio and lighting support – recently completed a 50,000 square foot expansion project of the firm’s corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida. The addition brings LMG’s warehouse and office space to 108,000 square feet. more

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The Museum Of Modern Art Mounts Monumental Multimedia Artwork With Stunning Results- Engineering & Installation By Scharff Weisberg

ristScharff Weisberg has provided audio and video support for the large-scale installation, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), by prominent Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The installation will be on view from November 19, 2008 to February 2, 2009. Klaus Biesenbach, the Museum’s Chief Curator of the Department of Media, organized the exhibition. more

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