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Ted Whittaker, Co-Founder of Broadcast Pix and Echolab, Passed Away

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Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Ted Whittaker, 80, a co-founder of the company, recently died suddenly. He spent more than 50 years in the television industry, where he also co-founded switcher producer Echolab.

Whittaker served in the U.S Army in radio communications and was awarded three bronze stars in the Korean War. He was a radio technician for United Airlines and for WERS-FM at Emerson College. He made the transition to television at WTAO (now WLVI), Boston’s first UHF station. He then went into sales for Videonix and Shintron. In 1972, he co-founded Echolab, where he was its Sales Manager and President. In 2002, he co-founded Broadcast Pix. He retired in 2005, but continued to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. more

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EIGHT PART SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGE MASSENBURG AVAILABLE ON THE TRANSAUDIO GROUP WEBSITE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of high-end recording equipment, presents a series of interviews with audio industry legend George Massenburg. In a conversation masterfully directed by engineer and producer Mark Hornsby, Massenburg discusses the history of George Massenburg Labs (GML), his involvement in the design of the parametric EQ, his two flagship products (the GML 8200 Parametric EQ and the GML 8900 Dynamic Range Controller), and the philosophy that has made GML so successful. This eight part series is available for viewing on the TransAudio Group website www.transaudiogroup.com/gml. Additionally, viewers can download the high-resolution videos for playback in their own listening environments to appreciate the many audio demonstrations the two engineers use to ground the discussion. more

LUNCHBOX TRADEMARK AWARDED TO API

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – AUGUST 2010: API is pleased to announce that the company’s iconic lunchbox(r) has been awarded trademark status by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Granted on July 13, 2010, the registration helps recognize API as the creator of the format and allows API to more effectively market the lunchbox frame, which can hold up to six of the popular 500 Series models. more

Black Box Introduces Value Line Secure Device Servers

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 3, 2010 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions today announced a new line of Value Line Secure Device Servers (LES1101A, LES1102A) that enable access to serial console ports over any IP network—even the Internet—using a standard Web browser. more

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Black Box Introduces Line of Outlet-Managed PDUs

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 3, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions today announced it has introduced a line of Outlet-Managed Power Distribution Units (PDUs) (MPSH8-S20-120V, etc.) that enable remote and timed individual outlet switching, auto on/off/reboot, load shed switching, outlet sequencing, and more. The PDUs can switch power on/off for individual network devices or for groups of equipment, as well as monitor equipment power and automatically notify you of changes in current levels, circuit breaker status, temperature, unauthorized access attempts, and ping response. more

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Times Innovative Media Limited (TIML) Selects C-nario Digital Signage Platform for Mumbai International Airport

Tel Aviv, Israel, September 3, 2010 – C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, today announced that the company’s digital signage software platform, C-nario Messenger, has been implemented in Mumbai international airport’s recently inaugurated and state-of-the-art Terminal 1C, catering to domestic traffic. more

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PHC REBRANDS AS PRO – Pro Audio Technology

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Huntington Beach, CA (September 1, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC) has announced a change in product branding to Pro Audio Technology. Widely recognized as a premium provider of advanced DSP-driven loudspeaker and amplifier systems for high performance home cinema installations, Professional Home Cinema is applying its professional based engineering expertise to a broader range of residential audio installation applications. more

Phnom Penh, Cambodia-Based Elements Club and Lounge Outfitted with EAW® Loudspeakers

cambodia Singapore-based ProAktiv Systems supplied and installed an EAW® speaker system with Powersoft amplification at the Elements Club and Lounge in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

The club area, where the music is typically a mix of hip-hop, house and funk, features a pair of EAW Avalon Series DC2 three-way loudspeakers horizontally mounted above the raised dance floor. Four SB1002 dual-18-inch subwoofers provide additional low frequency coverage down to a floor-shaking 28 Hz. Powersoft Digam LD3004, D2002 and K3 amplifiers provide the power to the club sound system. Two ultra-compact EAW UB82e loudspeakers powered by a Powersoft LD2004 amplifier ensure even coverage to the DJ and VIP areas. more

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THE RENOWNED PEABODY CONSERVATORY CHOOSES GENELEC 8260A AND 8250A ACTIVE MONITORS TO TAME A CHALLENGING SURROUND CONTROL ROOM

peabody — Multi-purpose control room at the world-famous Peabody Conservatory had been plagued by uneven sonic response, but the 8260A’s ability to calibrate itself to accommodate any room design proved to be the perfect solution —

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, which has educated some of the world’s finest musicians and whose curriculum also has an extensive professional audio training component, recently purchased and installed an entire new 5.1 surround monitoring system from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades. more

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SSL SHOWCASES ADVANCED BROADCAST AUTOMATION FOR C100 HDS AND C10 HD DIGITAL CONSOLES AT IBC 2010

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Implementation of ‘Ross Overdrive’ and ‘Sony ELC’ Broadcast Automation Systems Featured

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Solid State Logic, the manufacturer of industry leading digital consoles for the broadcast industry, will showcase the integration of the industry leading C100 HDS and C10 HD digital broadcast consoles with Ross Overdrive and Sony ELC Broadcast Automation systems at IBC 2010 (Stand 8.D83). more

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