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Mark Ureda Named Vice President, General Manager of Harman Professional Loudspeaker Group

NORTHRIDGE, California – In an appointment that underscores Harman Professional’s commitment to innovation and leadership in acoustics and loudspeaker system design, the company today announced the appointment of Mark Ureda as Vice President and General Manager of the Harman Professional Loudspeaker Group, comprising JBL Professional and Selenium. Effective immediately, Ureda takes over from John Carpanini, who led JBL Professional and was promoted to a new position in Harman’s automotive division. According to Blake Augsburger, Harman Professional Chief Executive Officer, who made the announcement, Ureda brings a unique combination of technology expertise, management experience and proven leadership skills to provide the Harman Professional Loudspeaker Group with the stewardship necessary for continued growth, market leadership and a culture of excellence. more

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Platinum Tools® SealSmart II Compression Tool Now Shipping; Featured at 2010 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools SealSmart II Compression Tool

Now shipping, Platinum Tools will feature the SealSmart II Compression Tool during the 2010 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 9, 2010 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that its new SealSmart II Compression Tool (model # 16220C) is now shipping. With an MSRP of $27.95, Platinum Tools will feature the SealSmart II Compression Tool during the 2010 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3869. more

RENOWNED MASTERING ENGINEER BOB KATZ CHOOSES GENELEC 8260A TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM

bob katz — Genelec 8260A’s with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network give Katz a transparent sound that he describes as “the best Genelecs ever? —

NATICK, MA, August 3, 2010 — Audio mastering engineer, author, teacher, inventor and audiophile Bob Katz’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. Over the course of his career, Katz has worked with a multitude of artists in literally every genre of music, including country artists Marley’s Ghost, jazz clarinetists Eddie Daniels and Allan Vaché, Latin Jazz performers Paquito D’Rivera and Tito Puente, heavy metal bands Necrophagist and Motorpsycho, progressive rock performers Sean Malone and Triggering Myth, indie rock performer Susanna, world music artists The Bombay Dub Orchestra and Sinéad O’Connor, big band Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, salsa performers Rubén Blades and Héctor Lavoe and more. more

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KEN “POOCH? VAN DRUTEN USES WAVES MULTIRACK ON SLASH’S ASIAN AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR

pooch — Acclaimed FOH Engineer selects Waves products MultiRack and SoundGrid for the legendary guitarist’s international tour, ensuring that he can use Waves at every date,regardless of the venue’s FOH platform —

Guitarist and legendary performer Slash, touring Asia and Australia later this summer in support of his eponymous solo effort along with a band including Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, will sound great every night of the jaunt, thanks in large part to the efforts of acclaimed FOH Engineer and Waves Live Division Product Specialist Ken “Pooch? Van Druten. Most recently on tour with 50+ million-selling rockers Linkin Park, Van Druten has decades of experience as a first-call live sound engineer. A vital part of Pooch’s signal chain for the Slash tour is processing from Waves Audio, including either Waves’ MultiRack or SoundGrid for Yamaha, depending on each venue’s FOH platform. more

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Haivision’s Furnace(TM) System Enables Simple, Flexible Live IP Video Delivery Campuswide at the University of Chicago

Haivision’s Furnace(TM) System Enables Simple, Flexible Live IP Video Delivery Campuswide at the University of Chicago

Cost-Effective Solution Supports Live Video Delivery Using Established IP Network

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 9, 2010 — Haivision Network Video today announced that the University of Chicago is using the Haivision Furnace(TM) IP video delivery system to make 14 live broadcast channels available to most buildings across campus, and to support the broadcast of live on-campus events to more than 14,000 students and staff. The Haivision Furnace system has allowed the university to leverage its campuswide IT infrastructure for flexible, cost-effective delivery of live video, with smooth performance on any platform and minimal maintenance requirements. more

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Da-Lite Screen Company Announces Social Media Expansion

WARSAW, IN – August 5, 2010 – Da-Lite Screen Company is pleased to announce an expansion of our online presence with the introduction of a Da-Lite Blog and the creation of Da-Lite pages on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Plaxo. Da-Lite’s goal is to be active on the same social networks that our loyal customers and partners use in order to expand on the relationships we have built in our 100 plus years in the audio visual industry. more

Nucomm’s Wireless Remote Camera System Hits Homerun With Houston Astros Game Ops

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Receiver Captures Memorable Shots Around Entire Stadium

As RF clutter continues to increase at sporting venues around the country, the need for a consistent and dependable RF signals for stadium Fan Cam use is becoming a top priority for game operations departments. In order to avoid any interruptions in signal and to ensure their fans are presented with the best experience possible, the Houston Astros turn to Nucomm’s CP2 Wireless Camera System to provide rock-solid reliable coverage for its 81 regular season home games. more

Bexel Brings 3D Mobile Facility Out For Major League Baseball’s 81st Annual Homerun Derby and All-Star Game at Angel Stadium

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Fox Sports, ESPN and the MLB Network All Relied on Bexel-Provided Equipment and Services for Baseball’s Biggest Night of the Year

Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, in conjunction with Sports Video Group (SVG,) delivered its newly refurbished BBSOne Mobile Facility for Major League Baseball’s 81st Annual Homerun Derby and All-Star Game, which took place Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13 at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Bexel made possible a state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience for top executives from such major networks as FOX Sports, ESPN and the Major League Baseball Network (MLB). more

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Fulcrum Acoustic Prophile L loudspeaker now shipping

Fulcrum Acoustic Prophile L loudspeaker now shipping

Fulcrum Acoustic Prophile L loudspeaker

Fulcrum Acoustic, an audio technology company in the professional sound reinforcement market, today announced that the Prophile L loudspeaker is now shipping. The Prophile L is a bi-amplified, 3-way coaxial loudspeaker that provides the output and pattern control of two 15 inch transducers in an enclosure size that would typically house a conventional 2-way system.The L loudspeaker joins Fulcrum’s growing Prophile product line, designed specifically for venues where a high value is placed on both aesthetics and performance. The ultra-low profile enclosure offers maximum installation options for spaces with low ceiling heights, in front of balcony fascias, or along a stage front. more

Bexel Steps Up To The Plate For Behind-The-Scenes Support of The 18th Annual ESPY Awards

HD Fiber Feeds, Engineering Support and TechnicalExpertise Help Biggest Night in Sports Shine Bright

Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, was behind-the-scenes at ESPN’s 18th annual ESPY Awards, providing a wide range of support, equipment, technical and engineering services for the awards telecast. The 2010 ESPYs were televised live for the first time since 2003 on Wednesday, July 14 on ESPN/ESPN HD, originating from the Nokia Theatre’s LA Live campus in Los Angeles. more

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