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Magenta Research Continues Worldwide Expansion with Opening of Hong Kong Branch

New Milford, CT/Hong Kong, June 1, 2009– Magenta Research, a pioneer in professional AV and control signal distribution and switching, today announced the opening of a new facility in Hong Kong.

Led by Managing Director Anthony Waung, the organization will provide regional application and design services, as well as sales, marketing and technical support to channel partners and customers in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. more

Yamaha PM5D ‘USERS DEFINE’ Success on CMT’s Can You Duet

canyouduet-l-to-r-me-geoffrey-borchgrevink-and-fohe-rick-reith5564kb.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn.⎯Now in its second season, this year’s taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music’s next duo, and singer Naomi Judd has signed on again as one of the three judges for the new season. The competition is a performance-based reality TV series from the producers of American Idol. Audio production for the live taping includes two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, one at front of house and one at monitors, and Kooster McAllister’s Record Plant Remote dual DM2000 rig is used for remote broadcast. more

Harkness Screens Features Full Array of Rear Projection Event Screens at InfoComm 2009

harkness-screens-rear-projection-screen.jpgORLANDO, FL — Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, will feature its entire line of rear projection event screens at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 2935). Harkness’ rear projection screens are designed with PVC surfaces that can be used where a specific screen size or shape is required for both temporary and permanent installations. more

Central Integration

ih02c.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 Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

IH2

Date design began: 07-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-15-08

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s main concern was central location of all equipment so that all sources were available from any location. They also wanted full integration of all hardware. With a Control4 backbone, Russound Compoint intercom, and network cameras, all hardware plays together. The home features four network cameras, integrated irrigation, integrated front/rear fountain control, outdoor temperature management, fireplace control, interior/exterior lighting control, XM radio, Rhapsody music, Escient 600 disc DVD management, three DirecTV HD-DVRs, 11 zones intercom, 11 zones two-channel audio, two zones 5.1channel audio, and one zone (theater) 7.2 channel audio. All of this content and information is available via any of the TVs or touchscreens throughout the home. more

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