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SystemsPlus Complies with Optional and Required Healthcare Reform Guidelines

Six-Month Grace Period Ends September 23, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 15, 2010 – Effective October 1, 2010, SystemsPlus™ Mutual Insurance Company (SPMIC) will adopt all Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulatory guidelines. Both of the SystemsPlus programs, Health Solutions and Stop Loss, will adhere to the guidelines – including optional and required changes – for health insurance carriers writing group insurance business on all plans with effective dates of October 1 and beyond. more

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129TH AES CONVENTION BROADCAST & STREAMING SESSIONS SOAR

Expanded Focus On New Loudness Initiatives, Stream Formats & Facility Design

SAN FRANCISCO: “In his 22nd consecutive turn as AES Convention Broadcast & Streaming Sessions Chair, David Bialik continues to develop significant, timely, and informative events. He sets the content bar higher and consistently exceeds his own standards,” states AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler, Jim McTigue and I are confident that our Broadcast and Streaming event attendees will find eminently useful information at each of these sessions,” Furness adds. more

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ADAM Audio Debuts New Artist Series Active Loudspeakers

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Atlanta, GA––Because MP3 players, smart phones, desk and laptop computers offer music throughout the home and preamps, and amplifiers are not a viable option for every room, ADAM Audio is proud to introduce the compact Artist Series active loudspeakers at CEDIA 2010.
The new Artist Series 3, 5 and 6 (Tower), Center and Sub loudspeakers offer the clear, transparent musical reproduction that ADAM Audio monitors have become known for in leading studios and production facilities around the world. Featuring the same X-ART tweeter found in its professional monitors, the Artist Series speakers also include a sophisticated woofer, electronic crossover and built-in amplifiers for each driver to brings studio-quality performance into your home or office. more

ADAM Ups The Ante With Grand Theatre Component System

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Atlanta, GA––ADAM Audio, one of the world’s leading designer and manufacturers of high end home loudspeakers and professional monitors with systems in leading facilities such as The Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 20th Century Fox and Abbey Road, is proud to introduce at this year’s CEDIA the new Grand Theatre Component system specifically aimed at the high end custom designed home theater market.
Featuring the company’s exclusive X-ART tweeter technology and the latest in midrange and bass reflex enclosure designs, the new GTC55, GTC77, GTC88 and GTC Sub offer transparent, focused audio performance and unique features such as an adjustable tweeter section for unparalleled mounting flexibility. more

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ADAM Introduces Architectural Component Series In-Wall Speakers

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Atlanta, GA––Employing the critically acclaimed ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) that has made ADAM Audio a leader in studio monitors and home speakers worldwide, the new Architectural Components Series in-wall speakers provide unprecedented clarity and pristine transient reproduction.
The company’s largest in-wall model, the AC77 is a passive 3-way in-wall speaker design that features one ART tweeter, one 4“midrange driver, and two 7“Rohacell/carbon fiber woofers. The AC77 can perform at higher volumes with more accuracy due to the additional midrange driver and a more powerful bass section. The AC77 can also create a horizontal configuration by adjusting the midrange/tweeter-section 90°. This allows it to be used in an LCR multi-channel system for excellent timbre matching. more

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KEF Unveils All New Redesigned Q Series

The New KEF Q Series

A box speaker like no other, the eighth generation KEF Q Series utilizes technology developed for the Concept Blade Loudspeaker Project

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has introduced the eighth generation of its renowned Q Series loudspeakers. The all new Q Series box speaker range offers a quantum leap in sonic performance due to the clean sheet design which incorporates technology originally developed for the Concept Blade loudspeaker. Established in the early 1990s, the Q Series has become one of KEF’s most important product series worldwide. more

MediaStar used to distribute live TV to journalists covering Pope’s visit to UK

A MediaStar distribution system developed by Cabletime will lie at the heart of the broadcast feed to hundreds of journalists in England and Scotland during the visit to the UK by Pope Benedict XVI this week.

The MediaStar Pro system has been utilised by Feltech, the specialists in live event media facilities, to deliver coverage from the BBC, ITN and Sky, live as it unfolds. Between 400 and 500 accredited journalists are expected to use the Media Centre facilities, located in London’s QE2 Conference Centre, and a temporary dedicated marquee situated in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. more

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Sennheiser and Neumann Help Ithaca College Students Gain Critical Listening Skills as Microphones Shine During Live Demonstrations

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OLD LYME, Conn. – September 14, 2010 – Ithaca College’s Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program, part of the college’s School of Music, is among the most demanding audio programs in the country. It is also one of the few four-year recording programs in the U.S. that requires students to demonstrate proficiency on a musical instrument. The college had its origins as a music conservatory in 1892, and, in addition to its strong liberal arts curriculum, is well known for its classical and jazz program–which recruits fine musicians from all over the world. more

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WAX LTD FINDS WARMTH, PUNCH AND FLEXIBILITY IN NEW API 1608 CONSOLE

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 2010: To say the production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry has worked with a variety of musicians would be an understatement. From their collaborations with established artists (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, New Order) to their experiences with rising talent (Styrofoam, Second Son, Axiz, Tamar Kaprelian, Vera Mesmer, Joshua James), Gagel and Barry certainly know music. That said, it is no surprise that the two, who work under the name WAX LTD, recently chose to outfit their studio with a new 16-channel API 1608 console. Taming what had originally been an ungainly tangle of outboard gear, their 1608 provides the definitive API analog warmth and punch, in addition to the well-thought-out functionality WAX LTD was looking for. more

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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO TO HOST JOHN STORYK

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Acoustics And Interior Design A Study In Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO: John Storyk, architect/acoustician and co-principal of the Walters-Storyk Design Group will address a joint class of students from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco on Tuesday, September 21. Entitled “Acoustics And Interior Design,” Storyk’s presentation will address the collaborative nature of these intimately related disciplines. A link which enables them to enhance each other’s aesthetics and functionality. The audience for this event will be comprised of students and faculty from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco’s Audio Production and Interior Design programs. more

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