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Archive for January 12th, 2010

Extron MPA 401 ENERGY STAR® Qualified Mini Power Amplifier Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40 watts rms for 70 volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms, training rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D designs. This Extron exclusive, high efficiency design allows the amplifier to be fanless and operate in environments with little or no ventilation. more

SOUTH AIKEN CHURCH OF GOD SELECTS WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

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Aiken, SC – January 2010… When it built its recently completed sanctuary, the South Aiken Church of God knew that a high performance sound system was essential. Music plays a vital role in the church’s contemporary Pentecostal services and, hence, solid music reproduction capabilities and a high level of speech intelligibility were considered top priorities during the design phase. After extensive evaluations, South Aiken Church of God selected a sound reinforcement system consisting of components from the TrueLine and Wave Series catalogs of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

Coemar Helps Light Festive Topping Off Ceremony for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Topping Off

Topping Off

Traditionally, big buildings under construction hold a topping off ceremony to mark the installation of the last beam on the structure’s highest point. The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago staged a particularly memorable topping off where a large array of Coemar lighting fixtures from Windy City Music Sound & Lighting in Burr Ridge, Illinois provided dramatic lighting for Chicago-based producer Event Architects. Windy City was brought in by the Event Agency, Event Architects who was hired by Children’s Memorial Hospital

The celebration was held December 7 in downtown Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza located across the street from Lurie Children’s, which is scheduled to open in 2012. more

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RADIANTGRID STREAMLINES RAINBOW NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSES FOR NEW CABLE NETWORK AND HD ARCHIVING

BETHPAGE, NY— RadiantGrid Technologies, developer of leading-edge transcoding, transformation, and new media automation service platforms, is providing Rainbow Network Communications with a consolidated solution to handle transcoding for the new cable network, MSG Varsity. In addition, Rainbow Network Communications will be using RadiantGrid to support transcoding of proxies and export material from its vast vault of SD content and ever growing vault of HD content. more

AVI-SPL Announces Professional Series Schedule for 2010

AVI-SPL UniversityAVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of audio visual and video conferencing systems and services, today announced its 10-city tour schedule for the 2010 AVI-SPL University Professional Series. With events in Detroit, Cleveland, Wahington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Long Beach, New York, Boston and Tampa, the free event offers professionals an opportunity to experience the latest in audiovisual technology, speak with industry experts, earn professional development credits, and network with peers in a relaxed environment. more

Clark Hires Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Clark Wire & Cable has announced the hiring of Doris Hiller as the eastern regional sales manager. Doris brings with her 16 years of experience in the broadcast and professional AV industries, most recently as the senior sales consultant for the eastern/international regions for a major wire and cable company.

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GC PRO PUTS TOGETHER THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS AT THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES

PARAS— An Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer, Avid Digidesign Pro Tools LE recording software and an M-Audio MIDI controller get students off to a flying start —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 11, 2010 — The Pennsylvania Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the only privately licensed professional audio education facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, now supplies its students with a personal recording suite of advanced recording tools assembled and supplied by Guitar Center Professional, (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The toolset consists of an Apple MacBook Pro® laptop computer already loaded with Avid Digidesign Pro Tools LE recording software and an M-Audio MIDI controller/interface. more

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Steve Johnson Added to Vaddio Sales Channel

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ camera’s and camera control systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Johnson to Vaddio Channel Manager for portions of the East and West Coast regions.

Johnson brings over 25 years experience in marketing and sales management within the audiovisual realm. In his new role as Vaddio Channel Manager, Johnson will concentrate on Vaddio dealer/integrator development, communication and support within his assigned areas (Arizona, California, Nevada, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Northern New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont). more

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Plazamedia and Vizrt Show Germany’s First Real-time 3D Stereoscopic HD Virtual Studio

Bergen, Norway, January 12, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Plazamedia is not an average production house. With a long list of first-class outdoor, studio, and sports productions created for customers around the world, the Munich-based company is also well known for using its Open Houses as sneak previews for the most exciting developments in the industry. more

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Union County College Takes the Latest Approach to Classroom Technology

Union County College new Kellogg Building facilities in Elizabeth, New Jersey

College performs large-scale modernization using 50 uniform, user-friendly and fully integrated Tecom podiums
Rosh Haayin, Israel – 7 January 2010 – Recently, Stephen Kato, Union County College Director of Media Services, was presented with the opportunity to outfit UCC’s new Kellogg Building facilities in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on a large scale – installing audio-visual capabilities in 50 classrooms. more

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