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Archive for March 13th, 2009

Historic Rialto Theatre And SIA Acoustics Bring Past To Present With New JBL VERTEC® Powered Line Arrays

rialtotheatre.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – In a dramatic restoration of one of the most historic vaudeville theaters in the country, SIA Acoustics recently consulted on a unique 2-part acoustic renovation at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. The upgrade is part of the not-for-profit theater’s third year in operation as part of the City of Tucson’s Rio Nuevo project to help revitalize downtown Tucson. more

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STEVE MILLER’S MONITOR ENGINEER ‘FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE’ ON YAMAHA PM5D DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

me-ira-malek-with-norton-buffalo-background-2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯2008 focused on every aspect of Steve Miller’s multi-faceted music, from solo acoustic numbers and hard driving Chicago Blues, to R&B and his own classics, always including his top ten hits, “The Joker?, “Rock ‘n Me?, “Fly Like An Eagle?, and “Jet Airliner?. Miller heads back out on tour this May with his band featuring blues singer Sonny Charles, Norton Buffalo (who’s been with Steve for over 30 years) on Harmonicas, Kenny Lee Lewis on guitars, Billy Peterson on Bass, Gordy Knutsen on Drums, and Joseph Wooten on keyboards. And, the band’s monitor engineer, Ira Malek, will be taking a Yamaha PM5D out along for the run. more

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Meridian Showcases Full Line During Spring EH Expo

Orlando, Florida, March 11, 2009—Meridian, the leading UK-based luxury home entertainment manufacturer, will showcase its Digital Theatre at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Presidential Suite (1443) and in Booth 214 on the show floor during the 2009 Spring EH Expo, March 11-14, 2009.

The centerpiece of the Presidential Suite display will be Meridian’s Digital Theatre, starring the incomparable Meridian 810 Reference Video System. The 810 system comprises two primary elements: the 810 Reference Video Projector, an entirely new D-ILA-based digital projector offering a previously impossible 10 megapixels – exceeding the resolution even of commercial digital cinema projectors – and the 810 Reference Video Scaler, a special processor designed to optimize the imaging of HD and standard resolution inputs for the vast new possibilities offered by a 10 megapixel projection environment. This system features a specialized calibration technology was developed exclusively for Meridian by William Phelps. more

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Prism Sound Gains METAlliance Certification

prism-sound-and-metalliance.jpgPrism Sound, manufacturer of premium-quality interfaces and converters for the recording and broadcast markets, has been granted Music Engineering & Technology Alliance certification for two of its ground-breaking products – the ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converter and the multi-channel Orpheus FireWire computer interface.

Established in 2005 by renowned music producers and recording engineers Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, and Al Schmit, the METAlliance is a US-based network and collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade. more

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SONY UPDATES PCS-XG80 1080I HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEOCONFERENCING SYSTEM WITH NEW VERSION

Sony PCS-XG80 1080i high-definition videoconferencing systemPARK RIDGE, N.J., March 12, 2009 – Sony Electronics’ industry-first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing technology, the PCS-XG80 system, will feature enhanced functions and capabilities with the release of version 2.03, planned for availability later this month.
New features will include compatibility with the MPEG-4-AAC-LD and MPEG4-AAC- LC audio formats and HD video transmission capabilities at narrow bandwidths (768Kbps) and in unstable public IP network or ISDN environments.
“Users now have the flexibility of selecting HD or mixed-format audio environments, with higher levels of capacity and scalability,? said Aleta Moeller, marketing manager for Sony Electronics’ IPELA® videoconferencing group. “Users can communicate with a much greater number of endpoints with CD-quality audio, and can connect with both synchronous and more

BIG BUSINESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET

SEATTLE, WA – In today’s competitive business world, it is more important than ever to search out ways to stand out amongst competition, particularly for small businesses. That Photo Shoppe, a small retailer located in Anacortes, Washington, utilized .advancedMethod’s express digital signage system during a recent town event to do just that.

That Photo Shoppe is located in picturesque Anacortes, often called the “crown jewel? of the famed San Juan Islands. A small town retailer, That Photo Shoppe specializes in digital photography, fine art printing, print restoration, and custom photo gifts. more

UVLD Helps Forest Laboratories Shine A Light On Savella, A New Treatment Option For Fibromyalgia

ForestUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) was chosen by longtime client altered image to provide the lighting design for a high-profile event they produced for Forest Laboratories, Inc. Held in San Diego and attended by some of the pharmaceutical company’s national sales team, the gathering unveiled Savella, a new treatment option for the estimated six million Americans living with the pain of fibromyalgia. Forest Laboratories and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. received FDA approval for Savella in January. more

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