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Archive for January 26th, 2010

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Goes All In With X2O Media’s Xpresenter™

Digital Signage Platform Provides Stunning Graphics and Ease of Use for State-of-the-Art Digital Signage Network; Integrates With Delphi for Operational Efficiency

MONTREAL — Jan. 26, 2010 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Oklahoma is running X2O’s Xpresenter™ digital signage platform to facilitate communications between guests, players, and employees. The digital signage network features innovations such as instant alerts to display screens, seamless integration with Newmarket International Inc.’s Delphi system to improve operational efficiency and keep conference attendees up to date with event information, and X2O’s Web portal that enables non-technical personnel to update content locally with ease. more

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A TASTEFUL 5.1 UPGRADE FOR FOOD NETWORK

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NEW YORK: Food Network has been creating tastefully prepared, highly entertaining programming since 1993. Originally owned by Providence Journal, and then A.H. Belo Corp, the innovative network was acquired by The E.W. Scripps Company (now Scripps Networks Interactive) in 1997. After establishing such household icons as Emeril Live, and Iron Chef America, it has gone on to create such signature programs as Alton Brown’s Good Eats and Rachael Ray’s Thirty-Minute Meals. Food Network currently serves its appetizing 24/7 menu of recorded programming to over 99 million households around the world. more

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PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS, INC. AWARDED $2.3 MILLION CONTRACT BY SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS FOR HOPE CHANNEL’S NEW HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION STUDIO AND CONTROL ROOM

Professional Products, Inc. (PPI), the leader in designing and integrating advanced video, audio, data and control systems, announced today that it has been awarded a $2.3 million contract by The General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists for a new high definition video production facility to supply programming to the organization’s Hope Channel. Hope Channel is a family friendly television network that spans the globe. PPI provided all studio design consultation and is integrating this new production facility, to be located at Hope Channel’s Silver Spring, MD site. more

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Do you know a school that could use a projector?

Meeting Tomorrow’s Audio Visual Giveaway

Meeting Tomorrow Audio Visual Rental is giving away a projector to 10 schools based on votes from across the net! more

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PPC® Strengthens Sales Team for Perfect Path™ Professional-Quality Connectors and Cables With Appointments of Western and Eastern Sales Managers

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jan. 26, 2010 — PPC® today announced that it has bolstered the company’s sales team for its Perfect Path™ line of cutting-edge, professional-quality connectors and cables with the addition of Chris Gibbins and Rebecca Ziolko as western and eastern sales managers, respectively. In their new roles, Gibbins and Ziolko will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sales plans for the Perfect Path family of products in the consumer electronics, custom installation, and retail A/V markets while directing channel development activity and coordinating sales distribution to their respective territories. more

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Hall Research Introduces Daisy-Chainable Video-Over-UTP Receiver

ura-xt_fb.jpg Hall Research introduces daisy-chainable twisted-pair video & audio receivers with skew correction. This allows HD and PC A/V extension to multiple displays reaching distances to 3,750 feet (1,143 meters).

Tustin, CA – January 21, 2010

Hall Research announces today the release of the latest addition to its Mini-Cat® series of Video-over-UTP product line, the URA-XT. This device receives HD or PC video and audio on standard Cat5e/6 UTP or STP cables. VGA/YPbPr high resolution video and audio outputs are available on the unit as well as an RJ45 output port for sending the restored signals to downstream receivers. more

NewTek SpeedEDIT™ 2 Now Shipping

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SAN ANTONIO – January 26, 2010 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced today that it is now shipping SpeedEDIT™ 2. This upgrade to SpeedEDIT offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced Sub-Project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering.

“Workflow – it is not like other editors,” said Kristopher DeBolt, owner/chief pixel pusher, Digital Matters Productions. “It is fluid – not rigid and makes it easy to move things around and get things done fast.” more

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ONLY THE BEST GEAR FOR JANN ARDEN’S CANADIAN TOUR

jann_arden_1.JPGPOINTE CLAIRE, QUEBEC, CANADA, JANUARY 2010 - With a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, seventeen top-ten singles, and eight Juno awards spanning fifteen years in the spotlight, Jann Arden commands a large and loyal fan base across Canada. The multi-platinum artist is currently touring with her band in support of her eighth studio release, Free, with dates, often across multiple nights, in more

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Alcorn McBride Elevates Tommy Bridges to Sales Manager

Tommy Bridges, Alcorn McBride Sales Manager

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride, Inc. has promoted Tommy Bridges to the position of Sales Manager.

Bridges has been a Senior Account Manager at Alcorn McBride Inc. for the past six years and has twenty years of experience in the AV industry, beginning when he sold AV equipment as a manufacturer’s rep for Sony, Panasonic, and other industry giants. As Sales Manager, Bridges will focus on the Western United States and will manage Alcorn McBride’s relationships with many of its international distribution partners. more

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Duran Audio to host Digital Directivity Analysis Seminar at Integrated Systems Europe

Duran Audio will be hosting a DDA3 seminar on Wednesday 3rd February at the ISE show in Amsterdam. DDA, digital directivity analysis, is Duran Audio’s modelling and beam shaping software. DDA supports all AXYS Intellivox, Target, ABF, Scope & Source products.
The DDA3 seminar at ISE is designed for existing DDA users and will act as an introduction to DDA version 3, which will be launched by Duran Audio at the show. Attendance is free and all existing DDA users are welcome to attend. Further information about the seminar can be obtained from the Duran Audio stand at ISE: Hall 11 – Stand C41 more

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