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WARREN HUART, THE FRAY, AND API GO NUMBER ONE!

warren_huart.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2009: Both engineer/producer Warren Huart and the popular group The Fray were no strangers to the great API sound when they purchased one of the first API 1608 small-frame analog consoles back in 2008 to record their second album entitled The Fray. This record has done nearly the impossible for most follow-ups: it went gold in five weeks and debuted number one on the Billboard record charts. more

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HD Over IP Deployed in Czech Republic: IPTV Provider MATTES AD Uses HaiVision H.264 MAKO Codec to Deliver New Barrandov TV Channel

MONTREAL — March 31, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that the Czech Republic’s MATTES AD, a leader in the country’s video-over-IP (VoIP) market, is using the hai1000™ series encoder and MAKO-HD™ codec to enable IPTV delivery of the new TV Barrandov channel in HD. more

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LMG Celebrates 25 Years; Launches New Website

March 2009, Orlando, FL – LMG Inc, a national provider of video, audio and lighting support, celebrated 25 years of business on March 17th. As part of the anniversary celebration, LMG has launched a new website (www.lmg.net), that will showcase its legacy businesses – show technology and systems integration, and herald its newest division – concert touring. more

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Turning Technologies Unveils ResponseWare™ Web—a Web-based Polling System

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Turning Technologies LLC, a leader in the audience response industry, today announced the domestic availability of ResponseWare™ Web, its next generation and most ubiquitous response system yet. ResponseWare Web is a web-based polling application that allows participants to submit responses to interactive PowerPoint® questions via Internet-connected devices including: Apple® iPhone® and BlackBerry® smartphones, other cell phones and mobile devices, laptops, or a standard desktop computer. Turning is working with telecomm carriers to accelerate access to the new product. Currently, ResponseWare Web is certified on the AT&T® wireless network. more

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JBL VERTEC® Line Array System Stars In India’s 54th IDEA Filmfare Awards With SOUND.COM

331jbl_filmfareawards.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – On February 28, 2009, SOUND.COM Pvt. Ltd. deployed a JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 54th IDEA Filmfare Awards at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. This marks the second straight year in which SOUND.COM has provided the audio services for the Filmfare Awards, informally known as the “Oscars of Bollywood.?

One of the oldest and most prominent events in the Indian film industry, the Filmfare Awards brings out the biggest and brightest stars of Bollywood. Two such stars, actors Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, hosted this year’s awards ceremony. more

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AVIOM PREVIEWING NEW PRO64® CONTROL APPLICATION AT MUSIKMESSE/PROLIGHT+SOUND

Company Simplifies Network Management and Streamlines Workflow of Pro64 Series

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MARCH 31, 2009—Aviom (Musikmesse/Prolight+Sound Hall 8, Stand J41), exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be previewing its Pro64® Network Control Application at this year’s Musikmesse/Prolight+Sound, April 1-4. While the Pro64 Series is uniquely designed with a simple, front-panel user interface that makes it possible to design sophisticated networks without PC-based programming, the company is introducing a software control application this year for those users who desire centralized control and status monitoring. more

New Marcus Theatres® UltraScreen® At Orland Park Cinema Sports JBL ScreenArray® And AE Series Loudspeaker System

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Continuing the successful relationship between Marcus Theatres® and Harman cinema products, the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, Illinois recently celebrated the opening of a new 70-foot-wide UltraScreen® at the Orland Park Cinema. The Orland Park UltraScreen theater seats 400 and is Marcus Theatres’ 12th UltraScreen to date. more

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SMOOTH SAILING TO BETTER SOUND

riley_hi.jpgMiami, FL – March 2009 … As one of the world’s premier cruise line operators offering unique cruisetour vacations from both coasts of the United States, Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, and New Zealand, Royal Caribbean International knows quite a bit about entertaining its passengers. With twenty ships ranging from 70,000 Gross Tonnes and carrying 1,900 passengers, up to ships that are 160,000 Gross Tonnes that carry 3,700 passengers, entertainment is, without question, Royal Caribbean’s business. The company uses a wide range of live sound reinforcement products to equip its Broadway-style theaters, lounges, piano bars, and other entertainment venues and recently began outfitting their entertainers with new wireless headset microphones from Da-Cappo, distributed throughout the Americas by Buena Park, CA-based Hosa Technology. more

AURALEX ACOUSTICS HELPS AUDIOENGINE’S NEW POST PRODUCTION FACILITY RUN ON ALL CYLINDERS

ae_space_array.JPGPHOENIX, AZ, MARCH 31, 2009 – audioEngine, a post production facility with studios in New York and Phoenix, recently expanded its Phoenix facility with the addition of a new suite for composer Jason Camiolo. With the new space came new sound quality issues that audioEngine staff composer and producer Jason Camiolo needed to address in order to achieve consistent and balanced audio between the two locations. In order to solve such challenges, audioEngine turned to Auralex Acoustics to analyze and outfit the space with its best-selling acoustical treatment products. more

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Starlite Productions Breathes Life Into Conference Room

Morning meetings that make you reach for the snooze button are a thing of the past. The hour-long presentation scheduled after lunch starring the guy who should stick to bedtime stories just stimulated your mind more than that $4 double espresso you bought on your break. And the room with the nice furniture and smell of importance just featured a training video that gave the IMAX movie you saw over the weekend a run for its money. more

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