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SMART unveils new headquarters and research center

SMART’s new world headquartersCALGARY, Alberta — May 1, 2009 — SMART Technologies announces the official opening of its new headquarters and research center in Calgary. The building is a candidate for Gold certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, an internationally recognized standard of environmentally sustainable design and construction, and has ample room for expansion beyond the company’s current 750 Calgary employees. more

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Hitachi CP-X2510 3LCD Projector Offers Optimal Combination Of Performance And Usability

hitachi-cp-x2510.jpg– The CP-X2510 Features 2,600 ANSI Lumens Brightness And A 2000:1 Contrast Ratio –

Offering superior performance and reliability, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group has introduced the Hitachi CP-X2510 3LCD projector. The CP-X2510 features a brightness of 2,600 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. more

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The WWE Wrestles With grandMA To Commemorate “Wrestlemania XXV” At Huge Pay-Per-View Event In Houston

WrestleWhen World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) marked the 25th anniversary of “WrestleMania” with a dynamic four-hour Pay Per View event, four grandMAs and four grandMA lites were deployed by Christie Lites. Lighting/Production Designer Jason Robinson and programmers Jeff Wilkin, Anthony (Geddy) Kordyjaka, Jason Shaw, John Buck and Troy Eckerman were tasked with programming and running the massive show, which aired on April 5 from Reliant Stadium in Houston. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Rat Sound Deploys World’s Biggest L-ACOUSTICS K1 System For Coachella And Stagecoach Festivals

coachella_yyys.jpgINDIO, California – May 2009 — If this year’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals can be viewed as a barometer for the live sound industry, it’s going to be a stellar summer touring season regardless of what economists are predicting. More than 260,000 music fans from all over the nation and world converged at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, during the final two weekends in April to catch remarkable performances from Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, The Killers, Morrissey, My Bloody Valentine, M.I.A., Public Enemy, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and nearly 160 other artists packed into five collective days. more

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TV Magic WFX Preview

TV Magic Preview
Worship Facilities Expo (WFX)
May 14-15, Long Beach, Calif.
Booth 535 more

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WSDG MARKS FOURTH DOLBY-APPROVED STUDIO/SYSTEM DESIGN

NY’S audioEngine Studio E Meets All Performance Criteria / EFE-X Busy in Bogota

NEW YORK: Dolby is recognized for maintaining one of the industry’s most stringent acoustical installation testing programs. The approval process requires Dolby staff technicians to complete a comprehensive sequence of tests designed to measure demanding listening/performance capabilities. more

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Barix Audio Over IP Devices Comprise Audio Distribution Network Across Large Shopping Mall In Portugal

Barix and Acutron Deliver Audio and Control Capabilities for Entertainment and Security Purposes

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, May 4, 2009 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announces that Acutron Electroacustica of Portugal has completed the installation of a Barix Audio over IP zoned audio solution for the Colombo shopping mall in Lisbon. The solution provides Colombo, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, with a point-to-multipoint solution to deliver voice, audio and control signals to more than 30 locations. more

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Stop wasting Time or Money on Work From Home scams. Learn the Secrets of the thriving multi-billion dollar Surplus Industry

Surplus! Surplus what? The same government agencies, industrial and commercial businesses that are laying off workers in this economic downturn, are selling surplus inventory of virtually every description, available in almost unbelievable quantities, on a year-round basis. And they’re selling it for pennies on the dollar. Why? They would rather not “advertise? that they have products they did not use, bought by mistake, could not sell or that were returned for one reason or another. They want to move this surplus as discretely as possible. And they don’t like to make a lot of noise doing so. more

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SHURE EXTENDS REBATES

SHURE EXTENDS REBATES FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS TO DECEMBER 31, 2009

NILES, IL, May 4, 2009 — Shure Incorporated today announced that the Company is extending its rebate program of up to $1,000 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components until the end of the calendar year – to December 31, 2009. more

A Comfortable Family Theater

lht12c.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 II: $200,001-$330,000

Date design began: 10-22-05
Date installation was completed: 01-28-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

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

This project was for a client who was designing a large residential home from the ground up with the theater being a very important room to the homeowner as they wanted a space their grandchildren, kids, and family could enjoy together. The client was interested in creating a comfortable space with a large screen, great sound, and unobstructed views. We had an optimal size space to work with; the room was 20’ wide X 34’ long with 11’ ceilings, a great size room. The objective was to seat 10 people comfortably with a bar counter in the rear for additional seating and in room dining area. more

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