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Archive for September 21st, 2009

The Next Sound You Hear: Laser-Accurate ® Technology — The Next Evolutionary Leap In Microphone Technology

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Laser-Accurate technology revolutionizes the very concept of the microphone, trading mechanical parts movement for the patented and incredibly precise measurement by a laser of the movement of particulates suspended in air Proof-of-concept will be demonstrated by Laser-Accurate inventor and digital audio pioneer David Schwartz at the Schwartz Engineering & Design booth on the AES show floor

New York, New York (September 21, 2009) –- There have been several key milestones in the evolution of the microphone, from the development of the basic transducer in the 19th century, to the introduction of the condenser microphone in the 1920s, followed by FET microphones in the 1960s and the more recent multichannel microphones used for surround audio applications. The next step in this evolutionary procession will be introduced at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Show, Oct. 9-12, 2009 more

Hall Research Introduces Grant Program for Schools

September 21, 2009
CONTACT: Galel Fajardo
1-800-959-6439 Ext. 234

Hall Research announces the launch of an educational grant program named “T-Squared” that stands for “Teaching through Technology”. This grant has been created to give educational institutions, including primary, secondary, and higher education the opportunity to receive grants for classroom A/V control equipment. more

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B&B Upgrades Digital Fleet With Soundcraft Vi4™ Consoles

Dortmund-based production company, B+B Veranstaltungstechnik, have added two new Soundcraft Vi4™ consoles to its inventory of digital mixing desks.

The investment follows the company’s policy for regular inventory upgrade, and although a multi-brand operation, the company chose the Soundcraft digital platform based on the impressive features-to-price ratio. more

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Triad Speakers, Inc. President Larry Pexton Appointed to CEDIA Board of Directors

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Triad president appointed to CEDIA board

Portland, OR – September 21, 2009 – Larry Pexton, Founder and President of Triad Speakers, Inc., was appointed as an Associate Member of the CEDIA Board of Directors on September 9, 2009. In this new role, Pexton will help create a more effective platform for manufacturers to share their insights and concerns about the future direction of CEDIA. more

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Clark Wire & Cable Custom Select and FocusGuide

In this age when social media and mobile technology are spawning an environment of instant answers and a “get exactly what you want” mindset, Clark Wire & Cable has come up with a system that is sure to meet the needs of this growing segment.

There has always been that one job where we wish we could have exactly the cables we need in one bundle. We may have even gone as far as contacting a cable manufacturer to inquire about such a cable. Two of the most typical ansers I have found have been either, “it can’t be done” or “sure we can do it, just give me an order for 20,000ft.” As neither of those are typically an option for us, we resort to dealing with an extra cable or two or wire tying a bunch of cables together and hoping for the best. more

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127TH AES CONVENTION SCORES VIDEO GAME SWEEP

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Ten Dedicated Workshops Track Game Industry Audio

NEW YORK: In recognition of the massive Video Game contribution to audio production and post production, 127th AES Convention Workshop, Tutorials and Games Chair Alex Case has developed a dedicated, ten-event Game Audio Track. “The creative and economic impact of this sector is acknowledged throughout our industry,” Case said. “Studios, engineers, producers, technology developers, composers, sound designers and an enthusiastic, sophisticated audience are dedicated to the continued success of this unique creative sector. Our comprehensive program will provide invaluable technical and creative guidance. And,” Case adds, “extremely helpful networking opportunities.” more

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Crestron Dealers Dominate Prestigious Electronic Lifestyles Awards at CEDIA Expo

Three out of four Designer Award winners, which recognize the
best of the best, are Crestron integrators

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 18, 2009 – The annual Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Electronic Lifestyles® Awards has become the industry standard for excellence in the art and science of home technology design and integration. When the judges announced the winners in more than 30 categories at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA., 75% of the winning projects featured Crestron home technology solutions. Entries were evaluated by two panels consisting of members from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and CEDIA and scored on technical merit and design/aesthetics, ensuring the very best projects were recognized. more

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SnapAV Launches New Website for Episode Brand of Loudspeakers and Electronics

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Charlotte, NC – September 21, 2009 – SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 700 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada, has launched a new Episode™ brand website, concurrent with the launch of the brand’s new line of In-Ceiling, In-Wall and In-Room loudspeakers. The URL for the new website is http://www.episodespeakers.com.

“Our #1 product development priority, the new Episode speaker line represents SnapAV’s achievements in creating an even better-sounding, well-balanced product line than previous, and we wanted a website on par with its performance,? says SnapAV marketing VP Adam Levy. more

Helping Clients Overcome Bad Past AV Experiences

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The 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

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Date design began: 11-07-06
Date installation was completed: 11-31-07

FEATURE ESSAY

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

The client’s goal was to downsize and simplify their living spaces but since this is one of their vacation homes it had to be entertaining and simple. more

AKG Wireless Microphones Become An Integral Part Of The Ellen And Ronald Caplan Center For The Performing Arts

In an installation that advances the curriculum for one of the nation’s best performing arts schools, AKG’s wireless microphones were selected for their flexibility and dependability at the University of the Arts. A/V and Acoustics consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics incorporated the latest in audio equipment from AKG into the system design for Terra Hall’s Ellen and Ronald Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. The system will become the focus of two side-by-side theaters that cater to students learning everything from performance arts to multimedia presentations. more

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