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JVC UPGRADES ANALOG CCTV CAMERAS WITH IMPROVED IMAGE PROCESSING

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WAYNE, NEW JERSEY – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., has upgraded its four latest high-resolution, 1/3-inch CCD analog surveillance cameras. The new “A? versions of the TK-C2201UA and TK-C2201WPUA fixed dome cameras, as well as the box-style TK-C9200UA and TK-C9300UA cameras, feature improved image processing to deliver brighter, clearer, and more stable images under varying conditions. more

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Broadcast Pix Launches Granite Video Production Systems for European Market at IBC 2010

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The First Switchers with an Integrated Server for Exceptional Workflow

(Billerica, Massachusetts) – Broadcast Pix™ will unveil a 50Hz version of Granite™, its new native HD, 1080p-ready live video production system, at IBC2010 in Amsterdam, 10-14 September, 2010 (Booth 7.C21). The new flagship product line for Broadcast Pix, Granite combines a new HD switcher with a new HD server running the company’s innovative Fluent™ workflow software, enabling users to create compelling live HD video at a price point unmatched in the industry. more

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StrandVision Includes Licensed Content for Subscribers

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27 licensed feeds from StreamScreen.com are included for StrandVision digital signage subscribers

MENOMONIE, Wis. – August 3, 2010 – StrandVision LLC today announced that it has arranged to license all 27 digital signage content feeds from StreamScreen.com. The new feeds are available to StrandVision digital signage subscribers for no additional charge. The content is also offered for the first 30 days to customers with the free digital signage subscription that is being offered through the Summer of Digital Signage program. As part of the arrangement, StrandVision is retrieving and processing the feeds for StreamScreen to provide to their other customers. more

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Two Canadian Catholic School Districts Take Training to Higher Level with Investment in Blossom Learning Online SMART Board Courses

TORONTO, CANADA, August 3, 2010 — Underscoring the need to take their SMART Board training to a higher level of cost-effectiveness, the Renfrew County Catholic School District Board (www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca), based in Pembroke, Ontario, and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (www.hwcdsb.ca), based in Hamilton, Ontario, have purchased more than 100 copies of the revolutionary Blossom Learning Online SMART Board Course, according to Paul Weatherhead, General Manager of the Toronto, Canada based software developer. more

San Francisco Opera and Ballet Add Robert Juliat Victor Motorized Followspots to Extensive Juliat Spot Inventory

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SF Opera/Ballet

As longtime and extensive users of Robert Juliat Profile spots, it could have been expected that the San Francisco Opera and Ballet would become the first US installation for Robert Juliat’s motorized Victor followspots with RJNET electronics.

“When the Opera was remodeled and seismically upgraded in 1996, we purchased 172 Profiles, then the Opera bought a few HMI Profiles and the Ballet added two more. The Victor followspots are our most recent purchase,? says Jim Caudle, technician for the San Francisco Ballet. “The building is shared by both companies which have consecutive seasons: the Opera runs May through December and the Ballet December through May. There are permanent followspot positions for both companies and the Victors remain in place for both seasons.? more

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Sennheiser Sound Academy to Hold Seminar on Installed Sound at the Crowne Plaza hotel in New York City

scaled_e1272987928.jpgOLD LYME, Conn., August 2, 2010 –Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that this Wednesday, the Sennheiser Sound Academy is offering a session on key practices, topics and trends in the installed sound/systems integration business at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Times Square, New York City.

Co-leading the seminar will be Sennheiser’s Kent Margraves, national applications manager for Installed Sound; Chris Phillips, market development manager; more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP NOW SHIPPING THE COMPACT 3-WAY ATC SCM25A PRO MONITORS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, is now shipping the U.K. manufacturer’s first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor – the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor. more

ASHLY AUDIO NOW SHIPPING pêma: THE HIT PRODUCT OF INFOCOMM 2010

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JULY 2010: Ashly Audio’s promise to “Simplify Integration” excited the crowds at InfoComm 2010 and today the company announced they are shipping the first batch of pêmas (Protea Equipped Media Amplifier). This product sets a new industry benchmark for value-engineered zone sound systems. By seamlessly integrating Ashly’s powerful, open-architecture DSP functionality into Ashly’s renowned multi-channel amplifiers, all in a two-rack space unit, pêma lowers overall system cost, occupies less space, improves energy efficiency, and both speeds and simplifies system installation and programming. Four and eight amplifier channel versions are available at both 125 and 250 Watts per channel. Depending on the configuration, pêma’s MSRP spans a modest $2,000 to $4,000, putting its benefits-to-cost ratio through the roof. more

New FrontRow Lasso Classroom Sound System Ties More Multimedia Audio Together

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The FrontRow Lasso classroom sound system (shown here with infrared speakers) offers multiple audio inputs, page override capability, and impressive stereo sound quality for intensive multimedia applications

PETALUMA, Calif. – August 2, 2010 – FrontRow has begun shipping a new classroom amplification system this week. Called FRONTROW LASSO, it is designed to be the workhorse option for schools with above-average connectivity needs. Through four audio input options — plus two more through the system’s wireless mics —LASSO can help schools get more impact out of their DVD, MP3, and streaming media in full stereo. In addition, an easy field-installable page override module lets schools mute the LASSO system whenever the central office makes an important announcement. more

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THE ONE AND ONLY DANLEY LOUDSPEAKER AT FESTIVAL HALL

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GREENSBORO, GEORGIA – JULY 2010: The Greensboro Downtown Development Authority recently joined forces with the Oconee Performing Arts Society and Linger Longer Communities to secure funding for a $2.5 million renovation of the historic Greensboro auditorium. Originally built in 1939 in the heart of the mid-sized rural Georgia town, the auditorium has been transformed into Festival Hall, a multi-purpose theater, education, and community center. Live performances at Festival Hall include classical music, musical comedy, plays, cabaret, country, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, and children’s music and performances. In a principled act of restraint amid a climate of “bigger is better,” dB Audio & Video (Gainesville, Georgia) systems advisor J. Frank Locklear delivered a fully-functioning, high-fidelity sound reinforcement system using just one Danley Sound Labs SH-100B combined full-range loudspeaker and subwoofer. more

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