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In today’s overcrowded schools, classroom audio can help ensure the teacher is heard

With school budgets slashed, teachers cut, and class sizes up, classroom overcrowding is becoming a fact of life in many parts of the nation. The growing number of students in the classroom — regardless of how focused they are — means more shuffling, more coughing, more movement, and more noise that interferes with their ability to hear and learn. more

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Coemar Lights Up Robin Williams “Weapons of Self-Destruction? HBO Special

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Robin Williams

When Robin Williams taped his HBO special, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” at Washington, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall a large complement of Coemar lighting fixtures were also in the house. The special, which marked the culmination of Williams’s sold-out US tour, is the comedian’s fifth HBO stand up special and his first solo TV concert since July 2002.

Atomic Lighting, a full-service production lighting company based in Lititz, PA, furnished 44 Coemar Infinity Wash XLs and 24 Infinity ACLs to lighting designer Tom Beck for the taping. more

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MEDIALON controls spectacular volcano show in Dreamland Aqua Park in UAE

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Volcano Dreamland, Dreamland Aqua Park, UAE

Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm al-Quwain is one of the largest water parks in the UAE with over 25 attractions for children and adults, surrounded with palm trees, a roaring volcano and replicas of wild animals.
Dreamland Aqua Park contacted Jean-Paul Jeannet, Director of The Brain Concepts company – a special effects design company working for the entertainment industry-, to be the show designer and constructor of the newly-built “Volcano Dreamland? attraction. more

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WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION EXPLORES DEEP-SEA VOLCANO ACTIVITY USING FUJINON LENS

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WAYNE, N.J., January 19, 2010 – Fujinon, a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the digital cinema, broadcast, and industrial markets, announced today the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) used a Fujinon HA13x4.5 wide angle Premier Series HD zoom lens on a prototype still and HD video camera to capture the first video and still images of a deep-sea volcano actively erupting molten lava on the seafloor. more

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JVC TO SHOWCASE PROHD CAMCORDER LINE IN PARK CITY, UT

WAYNE, NJ (January 19, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that it will showcase select models from its ProHD line of camcorders, plus its new 3D LCD display, from Friday, Jan. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah. more

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Technomad Expands Dealer Network in Europe

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BOSTON, January 19, 2010 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and Turnkey PA systems for the commercial pro audio market since 1995, welcomes three new companies to its dealer network in Europe and the United Kingdom. POGO Geluid of the Netherlands, Lynden Micros Ltd. of England and Prosound Munster of Ireland are the latest dealer representatives to join the growing network. more

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TVTI Selects ViewCast Osprey 700e HD Video Capture Cards To Power Video Analytics Solutions for Professional Sports Teams

ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, today announced that TVTI Video Technologies Inc. has selected ViewCast’s award-winning Osprey® 700e HD video capture cards to underpin the company’s video analytics solutions and services for professional sports teams. With high performance Osprey 700e HD cards at the heart of TVTI’s HD video infrastructure, coaches and scouts are afforded a high resolution view of player and team performance mechanics. more

Green Home Control

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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 VI: $800,000 – $2 million more

JBL Offers Rebates for purchase of MSC1 Monitor System Controller with LSR2300 Studio Monitors

Today, JBL is announcing a program that makes it even easier for customers to purchase complete JBL systems including the MSC1 Monitor System Controller. For a limited time Customers in the United Sates who purchase the MSC1 with LSR2300 Series Studio Monitors through qualified JBL Professional dealers can receive up to $150 cash back when they purchase system combinations by April 30, 2010. more

Harman Professional Launches New And Improved HiQnet System Architect™ 2.1 For Faster, More Comprehensive HiQnet™ Support

Building on the new workflow principles and operational paradigms offered with its HiQnet System Architect™ 2.0, Harman Professional recently made its new System Architect 2.1 available to HiQnet™ users worldwide. The upgrade, which was made live on Thursday, December 17th, allows System Architect to automate many of the more time consuming system design tasks based on the application’s greater, embedded understanding of how a user constructs a system. more

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