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Christie Proud To Release New DHD800 Digital Projector

Christie DHD800

Christie DHD800

Christie, a global leader in visual solutions, today announced the addition of the Christie DHD800 digital projector to its wide-ranging product line-up. Aimed at the professional market, the Christie DHD800 provides 8,000 ANSI lumens and full HD 1920 x 1080 true native resolution for unparalleled brightness and color precision in a 1-chip DLP projector. One of the brightest two-lamp projectors on the market, the Christie DHD800 with BrilliantColor(tm) offers 10-bit image processing, interchangeable color wheel, and four-sided edge-blended color matching. more

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BTX Now Offering Belden(R) FiberExpress(R) Brilliance Field-Installable Connectors for Fiber Optic Networks

Patent-Pending Connectors Offer Reliable Termination in Less Than Five Seconds Without Termination Tools, Saving Installers Time and Money

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Sept. 15, 2010 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that the company has added Belden(R) FiberExpress(R) Brilliance field-installable connectors to its product line up. To save installers time and money in the field, the patent-pending FiberExpress connectors are the only fiber optic solutions in the marketplace to offer reliable terminations in less than five seconds without the need for termination tools. more

Bad Acoustics Ignored with the PhantomFocus™ System

kyle lee — Turnkey Monitor Tuning Protocol Provides World Class Performance Even in Nightmare Acoustic Environments —

Nashville, TN: Continuing the trend of the engineer / producer / musician / songwriter needing his or her own studio, Nashville’s Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith, TobyMac) accepted an invitation to become part of a larger studio complex that housed several other artists, engineers and producers. The space he was given was a former overdub booth that would be his control room. The list of egregious acoustic anomalies included a small lopsided cone-shaped room; a commercial dropped ceiling; and only high frequency absorption with a little foam in two corners. “No matter what positioning I tried with the speakers, the center imaging was vague and I just couldn’t find any low end,? says Lee, “even though my monitors were spec’ed to go down to 45Hz. I used a more

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CANON HJ15 IMAGE-STABILIZATION LENS CONQUERS PIKES PEAK

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CANON’S HJ15ex8.5B PORTABLE HD ZOOM LENS WITH BUILT-IN OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION STEADIES ROCKY MOUNTAIN VIDEO SHOOT

Shaken By High Winds and Vibrations Aboard a Hovering Helicopter, Videographer
Maintains Stable Images With the HJ15’s Patented Canon VAP-IS Optical Technology

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 15, 2010 – Capturing high-definition video of racing cars roaring up a twisting mountain road – as you shoot from the open door of a helicopter using a shoulder-mounted ENG camera – is a challenging production assignment. Buffeted by high winds at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet and shaken by the steady vibration of the aircraft’s engine, freelance videographer Sam Allen’s solution for capturing smooth HD video was the HJ15ex8.5B portable HD zoom lens with built-in Optical Image Stabilization from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging. Allen recently shot the 2010 Pikes Peak more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Chosen for Malaysia’s The Opera Nightclub

opera night club 1 Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 14, 2010 – The owners of The Opera, a nightclub located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, recently turned to EAW® for a complete sound system upgrade. Regional EAW distributor ProAktiv Systems supplied the EAW loudspeaker systems and Powersoft amplification, which is now installed in the main theater and VIP areas throughout The Opera. more

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EAW® KF740 Nominated for Technical Excellence & Creativity Award

kf740EAW® KF740 is recognized in the category of Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology

Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 13, 2010 – EAW®, a leader in audio system solutions, has today announced that its KF740 Line Array Module has been nominated for a 2010 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology. The announcement was made by Jeffrey Cox, EAW VP. more

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ENDLESS ANALOG CLASP® NOMINATED FOR TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE & CREATIVITY AWARD

clasp — CLASP® system recognized in the category of Signal Processing Technology/Hardware —

Nashville-based Endless Analog today announces that its remarkable CLASP® system has been nominated for a 2010 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Signal Processing Technology/Hardware. more

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Kramer Employs Industry Veteran Consultant Pete Putman of ROAM Consulting, LLC

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce it has entered into a formal consulting arrangement with industry veteran and 2008 InfoComm Educator of the Year, Pete Putman of ROAM Consulting LLC.

Pete Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting LLC, a company that provides training, marketing communications, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of direct-view and projection displays, display interfaces, and digital signal processing devices. His clients include Sony, Barco, Panasonic, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, Kramer, Samsung, Sharp, and Epson. more

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Northern Sound & Light Goes Green with Solar Power Install

Northern Sound & Light solar power install

Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a pro audio and lighting dealer in Pennsylvania with a vibrant online presence, has invested in a new solar power system as part of a larger green strategy for the firm. NSL’s solar power system is comprised of 117 photovoltaic solar panels feeding three current inverters. The 117 panels cover nearly the entire southern facing roof of NSL’s facility. The system is literally a power plant and is estimated to produce approximately 25,170 kW annual average, enough electricity that NSL will achieve energy positive status and be able to sell electricity back to the utility. more

Australian Election Coverage Goes Virtual at Nine Network

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

In a first for Australian election coverage, the country’s Nine Network used virtual studio technology to enhance its 2010 Federal election coverage.

The in-studio Panel of Presenters at the Tally Centre in Canberra was complimented with additional reporting from a virtual environment at the network’s Sydney studios. From Sydney, Ch9’s political correspondent, Michael Usher, presented an array of live, data-driven graphics from a virtual Parliament house. more

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