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GENELEC 8020A ACTIVE MONITORS ASSURE GREAT SOUND FOR METROVISION’S HD-1 REMOTE UNIT

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— HD-1 has covered the Olympics in Vancouver, Yoko Ono in New York, the Yankees in spring training and much more with two sets of Genelec 8020A Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, May 24, 2010 — New York-based production and broadcast service provider Metrovision’s HD-1 remote production truck has recently been a fixture for the audio production of high-profile events. In just the first few months of 2010, it has been a key part of the sound production for numerous events. Highlights have included comedian/commentator Bill Maher’s recent HBO special; Yoko Ono’s “We Are Plastic Ono Band? 77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; on site in Tampa Bay, Florida, for the New York Yankees’ spring training season broadcast on the YES network more

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GC PRO APPOINTED DEALER FOR VIOLA AUDIO LABORATORIES LUXURY HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS

viola — A perfect complement to its Ocean Way Monitoring Systems, GC Pro expands its product offerings to the high-end audio market sector with Viola Audio Laboratories —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 20, 2010 — GC Pro, the outside sales division of Guitar Center, is pleased to announce it has been appointed a dealer for the Viola Audio Laboratories range of high-performance audio components. The announcement was made by Rick Plushner, GC Pro Director, and further enhances the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. A perfect complement to GC Pro’s Ocean Way Monitoring Systems, Viola Audio Laboratories was founded in 2001 by leading designers Tom Colangelo and Paul Jayson. Viola Audio Laboratories designs and manufactures a complete range of high-end audio products that are employed in the finest stereo and home theater environments, including preamplifiers; mono, stereo and multi-channel power amplifiers; and electronic cross-overs. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA SUPPORTS CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY WITH DIAMOND LEVEL CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

cas STOW, OH, May 20, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in microphone and headphone technology for over 45 years, is pleased to announce that it has become a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor of the Cinema Audio Society (CAS). Audio-Technica has long been a strong presence in the markets the Cinema Audio Society serves – film sound, television sound, sound for documentaries and other produced programs – and A-T’s shotgun microphones and lavalier microphones have been increasingly used in the production of numerous major events and programs. With Audio-Technica’s CAS Corporate Sponsorship, along with several new A-T Broadcast & Production products recently unveiled, Audio-Technica is proud to increase its support for this wide portion of the industry. more

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SDG Fits New Kitchen Italia With Martin Audio AQ Series

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The fast growing Sweet Potato Restaurant & Leisure Ventures Group has extended its latest restaurant concept — Kitchen Italia — by opening a second site close to Covent Garden’s trendy Seven Dials restaurant.

Kitchen Italia features large sharing wooden benches and a lively fast-service basement atmosphere brought to life by a background music system by the Sound Division Group featuring white Martin Audio architectural AQ loudspeakers alternating along the vaulted ceiling down the length of the room. more

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FAIRLIGHT BRINGS THE COMFORT OF RELIABILITY TO THE OPENING OF WORLD EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI

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With over 70 million people – almost all of them Chinese – expected to visit World Expo 2010 Shanghai, it was imperative that the opening ceremony for this extraordinary event went without a hitch.

Billed as the most spectacular outdoor multimedia display in history, the opening ceremony for World Expo 2010 Shanghai took place at the end of April and pushed the boundaries of technology t its limits. The extravaganza made non-stop use of fireworks, sound and light, with numerous elements such as mobile fountains, laser projections, and the world’s largest LED screen. more

Compix SchoolSmart(TM) Package Gives Students an Edge in Developing and Refining Graphics Creation Skills

IRVINE, Calif. — May 26, 2010 — Compix, a leading developer of professional character generators (CGs), today announced the availability of the new Compix SchoolSmart(TM) package, an affordable graphics add-on package that educational institutions can use to empower their students in gaining valuable experience and establishing skills in building high-quality broadcast graphics. Available for any Compix CG system, the package includes a 10-year unlimited offline GenCG software license for students, instructors, and faculty members, who now have the flexibility to create graphics anywhere and any time on their own computers. more

L-ACOUSTICS Installs Nafiri Convention Hall

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — L-ACOUSTICS’ Indonesian representative, Tri Tunggal Abadi, has installed a complete new sound reinforcement system into the Nafiri Convention Hall in Jakarta. The system consists of a LCR hang of six KIVA ultra-compact line source cabinets and two KILO low frequency extensions each, plus four SB28 subs. LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers power the system. more

NAB SHOW PARTNERS WITH TELEPRESENCEWORLD FOR 2011 SHOW

– TelepresenceWorld at NAB Show to feature telepresence and telecollaborative design technology –
WASHINGTON, DC — The NAB Show and Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc. have joined forces to launch TelepresenceWorld at NAB Show, the organizations announced today. The partnership brings the top telepresence event into the world’s largest digital media and entertainment event for the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 9-14. more

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ANSI Approves InfoComm AV Systems Design Standard

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FAIRFAX, VA – May 25, 2010 – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the InfoComm International Board of Directors have released InfoComm’s second standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes. more

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Whisper House Draws Ovations At The Old Globe Theatre With AKG’s Frequency Agile DMS 700 Wireless Microphone System And JBL VRX Series Loudspeakers

In outfitting San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre for Duncan Sheik’s musical “Whisper House,? the sound design team of Dan Moses Schreier and associate designer David Bullard – who designed the audio for the current Broadway hits Westside Story, A Little Night Music and Sondheim On Sondheim – drew on years of combined experience to select the optimal equipment for every scenario of the complex audio production. With an on-stage orchestra, a cappella vocal performances, large-group sequences and loud, complicated battle scenes transitioning throughout the entire play, they needed a great sounding audio system that could reproduce it all – from loud, overbearing sound effects to quiet, intimate spoken scenes- and ultimately selected AKG’s frequency-agile DMS 700 wireless microphone system and JBL VRX loudspeakers. more

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