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Archive for September 15th, 2009

Alcorn McBride ShowTouch Now Shipping

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride is now shipping ShowTouch, a rugged touchpanel incorporating Alcorn McBride’s exclusive Touch user interface designer for the company’s V16 Pro show controller. Offering a user-friendly drag and drop utility, the Touch designer allows users to design full-featured touchscreen user interfaces for show or media control applications of any size. Its platform includes a large library of virtual switches, buttons, indicators and displays. Touch allows the user interface to obtain real-time information from the show controller; it also allows the interface programming to be archived and retrieved from the controller which makes it simple to add a new touchscreen interface to the network. more

Alcorn McBride Compact HD Video Player Now Available

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Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride is now shipping the Digital Video Machine HD™, a high definition video player designed for maximum reliability under challenging conditions. Offering up to 40Mbps maximum playback rate in a compact chassis that contains no moving parts, the DVM-8400HD provides superb video quality for a wide variety of applications including theme parks, cruise ships, transportation, museums and display kiosks. more

Cables To Go to Offer Wireless Adapter for VGA and Audio Signals

Cables To Go Wireless VGA with Integrated Audio

Cables To Go Wireless VGA with Integrated
Audio wirelessly transmits audio and video
content to a display up to 30 feet away.

Cables To Go, a leading provider of high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions, announced a wireless adapter for transmitting VGA and audio signals. Wireless VGA with Integrated Audio from Cables To Go adds audio capabilities to the company’s award-winning Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit. This innovation allows users to wirelessly display audio and video content on computer monitors, projectors or televisions up to 30 feet away.

The Wireless VGA with Integrated Audio is certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for compatibility with other standards-based Wireless USB products. It provides a highly secure wireless connection through Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology, which makes it ideal for classroom or conference room presentations more

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Extron Welcomes Two New Consultant Application Engineers

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce Greg Moquin and John Fish, two new Consultant Application Engineers serving the Mid-Atlantic region. As Consultant Application Engineers, they will support professional A/V consultants and design firms through on-site product, application, and technology training. more

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Bowers & Wilkins premieres two complete new architectural speaker series at CEDIA 2009

Most important custom product launches in the company’s history

North Reading, MA—September 2009— We maintain a singular ambition-to offer the best residential loudspeakers available, dollar for dollar, in every significant category,? notes Doug Henderson, B&W’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “We’ve enjoyed great success in the custom speaker category for many years, but we’ve set our sights even higher with these two new ranges. Simply put, we’ve focused our considerable resources to create a market-leading standard for performance, ease of installation and appearance quality at their respective price levels.

Through our network of the top dealers around the globe, B&W has sold more high-end loudspeakers than any other brand in the history of the industry, year in and year out, because the value offered is unambiguous. Now, we are thrilled to introduce you to two new custom series which have the potential to super-charge architectural speaker sales more

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RDL Releases EZ Series – Connectorized Products for A/V Professionals

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RDL is excited to announce that all EZ Series products are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

RDL EZ Series products provide the highest level of value to A/V professionals and A/V users who demand professional quality. Based on decades of industry­leading technology in professional A/V and installed sound and video, EZ products capitalize on RDL’s renowned automated manufacturing to yield unsurpassed value. EZ products are a step up from other industry manufacturers’ utility modules, and are a leap up from consumer-grade products. more

BSS Audio Provides Transparent Audio Through Swedish Glass Hotel Kosta Boda

In a unique installation that provides a comprehensive audio network, the Kosta Boda Hotel in Sweden has deployed a BSS Audio Soundweb London system for audio processing and distribution. Opened in June, the hotel is the first constructed entirely of glass and is located in the province of Småland, in the south of the country. The hotel also contains a spa, restaurants, a glass bar and a conference center. The system’s design was developed by Swedish Harman distributor Septon Electronics AB.

The Soundweb London system needed to distribute four sources of background music or sound effects into 21 zones throughout the building, cater for 10 conference rooms with local audio inputs and microphones, and finally be able to mute everything on command from a fire/evacuation system.

The signal distribution hub has been constructed around three technical rooms, including the master control room. A Soundweb London BLU-160 and more

Harman Professional Kicks Into High Gear At Swedish Soccer Stadium Norrköpings Idrottspark

In a fixed installation that provides a highly advanced and versatile sound reinforcement system, Swedish soccer stadium Idrottsparken has been retrofitted with a Harman system that includes components from BSS Audio, Crown, and JBL. Home to Sweden’s IFK Norrköping soccer club, the stadium was constructed in 1903 and underwent a major renovation beginning in 2007 that was just recently completed this year. The installation was completed by audio contractor Musikservice AB, with the system design developed by Swedish Harman distributor Septon Electronics AB.

Norrköpings Idrottspark Managing Director Magnus Nilsson explained the process of visiting other stadiums to help make a more educated decision on what type of audio system the stadium needed. “I didn’t want a conventional sound system. I was looking for something outstanding that would add a whole new dimension. Our goal was to offer our spectators a new way to experience the arena with a more

Scharff Weisberg Adds Infinity Wash XL To Inventory

Scharff Weisberg Lighting has recently taken delivery of a large quantity of Coemar Infinity Wash XL automated fixtures from Inner Circle Distribution (Sunrise, FL).

Immediately after delivery they were provided to LD Tom Kenny for the MTV 2009 Video Music Awards broadcast live, September 13th from Radio City Music Hall. “The Inifinity Wash is a favorite of Tom’s” cites Scharff Weisberg Lighting senior project manager John Healy. “They’re different from anything we currently have in stock. It’s a wash light with a very bright, very long throw and a beam effect wheel that designers use to put texture on scenery and do myriad other dynamic beam effects.”

The Coemar Infinity Wash XL light is a 1,400 watt fixture that features a very wide zoom range from 5 to 84 degrees total

About Inner Circle Distribution
Located in Sunrise, Florida, Inner Circle Distribution (ICD) is a full-service distributor more

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Crestron DM-MD6X1 Solves Digital Dilemma in Analog Rooms

Crestron Releases the DM-MD6x1 DigitalMedia™ Switcher that Manages HD Protected Signals and Provides Seamless Upgrade Path for Installed Analog Systems

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 14, 2009 – Crestron announces the release of the DM-MD6X1 switcher, which brings the benefits of DigitalMedia™ (DM) to single-room applications. The DM-MD6X1 routes all analog, digital and HDMI™ audio/video from source to display, along with USB control plus DVI and DisplayPort multimode support. The DM-MD6X1 is ideal for modern digital presentation systems and the only solution to seamlessly integrate new digital HD sources into installed analog rooms. The DM-MD6X1 provides a remarkably versatile and cost-effective, single-cable solution for managing a complete range of digital and analog AV sources in a small conference room, classroom, or as part of a larger DM distribution system.

Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that integrates all analog and uncompressed HD signals, manages embedded data — including HDCP, more

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