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Lynbrook Public Schools Use Just In Time Training Method with Hitachi StarBoards At All Educational Levels

hitachilynbrook.jpg — Long Island School District Purchases Over 100 Hitachi StarBoards In An Effort To Give Every Student A 21st Century Classroom Experience–

CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 16, 2009 – In a move that immediately positions the east coast district as a leader in educational technology, Lynbrook Public Schools in Lynbrook, New York, has upgraded classroom technology with over 100 Hitachi Software StarBoards.,The school utilizes Hitachi StarBoard FXDUO interactive whiteboards, purchased through Touchboards.com. more

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Shure Micro-Bodypack Used at Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman & Anne HathawaySHURE UR1M GOES UNSEEN, DELIVERS BIG SOUND AT 81ST ACADEMY AWARDS

NILES, IL, March 12, 2009 — The 81st Academy Awards kicked off on a comedic note, with host Hugh Jackman joking that a recessionary budget had forced the cancellation of an elaborate opening number. Left to create his own instead, the singing and dancing relied on cardboard set pieces, lawn chairs, and other yard sale props, put together with good effect to parody the films garnering the night’s award nominations.

“It was an original bit featuring a cameo by Anne Hathaway,” noted wireless guru Dave Bellamy of Burbank-based Soundtronics, “With only two people onstage, we used eight wireless mics. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the evening, which was extraordinarily RF dependent from start to finish.” more

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Meeting Size Demands

lht01d_200.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 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.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater Level 1: $80,000-$100,000

Date design began: 02-11-08
Date installation was completed: 04-20-08

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

Undertaking the design and construction of this home theater was challenging. Our ultimate outcome for this project was to complete it on time and within the given budget. Our main challenge was the limited size of the room. Our client wanted the maximum screen size solely for HD contents in a 20ft x 12ft room in the basement with concrete walls. The control system needed to be user-friendly and the home theater needed to have three rows of seating with bass shakers and several lighting theme options. The importance of acoustical treatment was explained to our client and it was agreed to emphasize on this issue for achieving decent sound quality with wall mounted speakers. more

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AUDIOSCIENCE’S ASI5416 COBRANET LINEAR PCI SOUND CARD

NEWCASTLE, DE (March 13, 2009) – AudioScience, Inc., a leader of professional audio peripherals for the broadcast and entertainment industries, is setting a new price point for CobraNet-enabled PC adapters. AudioScience unveils the ASI5416 CobraNet PCI sound card.

In AudioScience’s efforts to provide a value-added product to customers in the CobraNet marketplace, they realized that not all customers/installations require MPEG encoding or AudioScience’s TSX time scaling, two major features of their ASI6416 CobraNet PCI sound card. The result is the ASI5416, a linear PCI sound card with these features removed, resulting in a significantly lower price point. more

AVS Production Group, Ensures There Is No End To Great Sound And Great Music At New York City’s Terminal 5 With Harman Professional Sound System

terminal5.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California — In a demonstration of Harman Professional components providing rental companies and venues with the sonic performance and reliability coupled with the networked configuration and control of Harman HiQnet™, premier rental house, AVS Production Group, formerly known as Abe V Systems, has deployed for the last 2 years, a JBL VERTEC rig powered by Crown I-Tech amplifiers to New York City’s dynamic and progressive Terminal 5 live music venue. Terminal 5 is part of the successful Bowery Presents Production Company and family of venues that also includes the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Welmont Theater and Music Hall At Williamsburg. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports The Huffington Post’s Pre-Inaugural Bash

HuffingtonThe power and community of the Internet played a big part in Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency, so it’s no wonder that the pre-inaugural bash held by the influential Internet news source, The Huffington Post, was a hot ticket. Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) provided video presentation services to one of the most talked-about parties in town at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum. more

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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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