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The Toronto Jazz Festival Main Stage Grooves with Sennheiser, Neumann and L-ACOUSTICS

saxophone.JPGToronto, Canada, July 2010: The Toronto Jazz Festival takes place every year during the ten days that bridge the springtime memories of June and the hot summer reality of July. A tremendous number of artists participate, performing in venues located throughout the Canadian metropolis to some 500,000 attendees from around the world. more

WallWizard Introduces XM Series of Articulating Mounts for Today’s Thin Flat-Panel TVs — Unique Cam Technology Takes the Intimidation Out of Adjusting the Angle of a TV!

WallWizard’s XM60

Full-Motion Articulating Mount for Larger Flat-Panel TVs

City of Industry, CA – July 27, 2010 – WallWizard has announced the introduction of its XM series of articulating mounts for thin flat-panel TVs. The first two mounts in the series are the XM60 (for 40- to 60- inch TVs) and XM37 (for 26- to 37- inch TVs). The XM series mounts incorporate a unique cam mechanism that easily enables the TV to be swiveled 90 degrees left and right, or tilted up and down (+ 3 / – 15 degrees), using simply one hand or even a finger. Eliminated is the often strenuous two-hand, two-step process of pulling the TV out from the wall and then positioning its angle, as well as having to push hard to return to the ‘home’ position, which can stress or damage today’s thinner TVs. more

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NewTek Introduces LightWave 10

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LightWave 10 VPR showing a final-quality render with full lighting and shading including subsurface scattering, and with the OpenGL Overlay option allowing artist access to rigs and controls to animate in the fully rendered environment

NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave 10, the next generation of its Emmy award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 10 will combine ground-breaking CORE technology with enhanced Modeler and Layout to deliver the most extensive upgrade in years to LightWave’s production-proven workflow. more

Gefen ToolBox Ships Extra Long Range Extender for 3DTV using HDBaseT

Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV

Gefen’s newest extender supports the extension of 108p full HD with 3DTV, IR and multi-channel audio over one CAT-5 cable.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that the newest extension solution from its Gefen ToolBox line of wall-mountable hardware is currently shipping. The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV uses innovative HDBaseT technology from Valens Semiconductor to enhance the length and features of its high definition extension capability.

Small sender and receiver units link any hi-def source to an HDTV display using one industry-standard CAT-5 cable, delivering 1080p full HD with 3DTV pass-through, multi-channel audio and IR remote control up to 330 feet (100m). more

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St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Blessed With New L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System

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THIBODAUX, Louisiana — Originally dedicated in 1923, St. Joseph Co-Cathedral of Thibodaux, Louisiana is a magnificently preserved 650-seat house of worship built in the Renaissance Romanesque style. With the recent installation of an unobtrusive L-ACOUSTICS KIVA and XT loudspeaker system, the church’s sound is now every bit on par with its beauty.

Tampa-based AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio-video communications solutions, was brought in to provide the system integration, which was based on a SOUNDVISION model created by L-ACOUSTICS’ Dan Palmer. more

Technomad Loudspeakers to Power Through Crowd Noise at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

City of Sturgis PA System with Technomad Berlin Loudspeakers

An image from last year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the downtown area. Two Technomad Berlin loudspeakers are seen atop the largest building, two of 16 Technomad weatherproof loudspeakers broadcasting the live KNKL-AM signal and public address information to the large crowds.

Toughest loudspeakers in the world provide general public address, security and entertainment from local radio broadcast to downtown area

BOSTON, July 27, 2010 – The city of Sturgis, South Dakota is known to motorcycle enthusiasts as home to one of the largest annual motorcycle rallies in the world. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flood Main Street in Sturgis and ride the breathtaking roads that connect the many towns of the picturesque Black Hills region. The faithful will this year celebrate the 70th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, taking place from August 9-15. more

Lightware U.S.A. Introduces MX12x12DVI-Slim and MX16x16DVI-Slim Matrix Switchers and MX-FR80R Hybrid Multi-Format Matrix Switcher

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Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering products, has announced that the MX12x12DVI-Slim and MX16x16DVI-Slim DVI matrix switchers and the MX-FR80R hybrid multi-format matrix switchers are now available in America.

The Slim series offers the smallest and lightest 12×12 or 16×16 DVI matrix switchers on the market today. Their 1.5-inch depth, aluminum alloy body and fan-less design make them ideal for many space and noise-sensitive applications; they are especially well suited to military, medical, conference rooms, avionics and 3D imaging. In space-constrained areas, the Slim switchers can even be mounted behind other rack-mounted equipment. more

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Electrosonic Provides AV and Show Control Systems for Mammoth China State Shipbuilding Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Shipbuilding Pavailion

Shipbuilding Pavailion

Its arc structure resembling the keel of a ship, the China State Shipbuilding Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China showcases the nation’s time-honored history of shipbuilding and is one of the few pavilions that will remain as a museum after the Expo concludes. Electrosonic provided the extensive audio, video and show-control systems for the pavilion that enable visitors to explore the role of shipping in China’s past, investigate exciting concepts for future floating cities and farms, and simulate navigation. Electrosonic was challenged to deliver multi-image and edge-blended displays onto unusual surfaces; and furnish immersive interactive experiences for visitors. more

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Dante Virtual Soundcard Available On-line

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Screen shot of the Dante Virtual Soundcard

Portland, OR- July 27, 2010- Audinate announced today that its innovative Dante Virtual Soundcard is now available to purchase on-line. Dante Virtual Soundcard acts like a physical sound card or audio interface, including the ability to play and record audio using any Windows audio application with standard ASIO multichannel audio support, or any Core Audio Mac application. This includes popular applications such as Cubase, Nuendo and Logic, and additionally for Mac, more general audio applications such as iTunes. more

XANTECH SETS NEW STANDARDS, MEETS NEW CHALLENGES IN IR CONTROL WITH NEW SERIES

— New Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series IR kits keep customers on the cutting edge with Xantech IR control —

SYLMAR, CA, July 21, 2010 — Xantech Corporation, the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems, is once again setting the standards for excellence in that area to keep up with the continuous changes occurring in A/V technology and living styles in the form of an entirely new line of products: its Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series. more

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