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AVI-SPL Welcomes New Salespeople

TAMPA, Fla. Oct. 29, 2010 – AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to welcome Jessica Abrante and Lee Townsend to the sales team.

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Jessica Abrante recently joined AVI-SPL’s Orlando office as a Sales Engineer where she’ll concentrate on the corporate and higher education markets. Originally from Venezuela, she brings three years of AV industry experience as an Account Executive for Xerox Audiovisual Solutions. Additionally, Abrante is CTS certified in addition to having a B.A. in Broadcasting and a M.A. in Electronic Media Management from Central Michigan University.

AVI-SPL’s Washington, DC office welcomes new Sales Bid Estimator Lee Townsend to the company. In this role, Townsend provides estimates for design/build and bid opportunities, as well as sales engineering support for the staff at the Lanham, MD office. Prior to joining AVI-SPL, Townsend worked as more

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L-ACOUSTICS Accepts Parnelli Award for K1

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Flagship line source array system takes top prize this year in category of “Indispensable Technology – Audio”

LAS VEGAS — L-ACOUSTICS proudly announces that its K1 stadium line array system was recognized with the award for “Indispensable Technology – Audio” at the 10th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony held at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 22nd.

Each year since 1991 this prestigious dinner event and awards ceremony has shined the spotlight those individuals and companies that have made significant contributions or advancements to the live event production industry. Potential winners are nominated and voted on by a jury of professional sound and lighting peers, and achieving an award in a given category is considered a prized honor. more

NEW SSL ‘NUCLEUS’ OFFERS ELEGANT CONTROLLER/AUDIO HUB FOR PRO PROJECT STUDIOS AT AES 2010

New ‘Nucleus’ Controller from SSL Combines Advanced DAW Control, with a Versatile USB Audio Interface, SSL Mic Pre’s, SuperAnalogue™ Monitoring and Duende Plug-ins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital consoles, is proud to present Nucleus, a unique, high-quality DAW Controller and SuperAnalogue™ Audio Hub for professional project studios at AES 2010 (Booth 902). Nucleus is the perfect blend of workstation control and superb audio performance.

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AES Convention-goers Make Plans to Meet Acoustical Designer Lawrence Swist

Lawrence Swist, principle of Lawrence P. Swist Designs, a full-service acoustical design and consulting firm specializing in environmental solutions for recording studios, production suites and postproduction facilities, will be meeting attendees at the AES convention in San Francisco, November 5-7.

Swist will be sharing The Recording Studio Insurance Program booth (#1326) on the floor of the annual Audio Engineering Society convention at Moscone Center. Convention-goers will want to be sure to drop by to explore the state of the art with him and review recent projects he has completed for the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York (SUNY), Purchase; the United States Military Academy at West Point; and New York City’s Quad Recording Studios.

Swist’s designs have gained wide recognition within the industry as innovative, aesthetically pleasing and highly ergonomic in function. Swist is also well known as a lecturer, master class more

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Final Call to Register for Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Tour in D.C.; New Tour Stop Added in NYC

Final Call to Register for Almo Professional A/V’s
E4 Tour in D.C.; New Tour Stop Added in New York City

Philadelphia, PA — October 28, 2010 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, today announced the final call to register for the next stop on its E4 AV Tour, which will take place in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10. Due to popular demand, Almo Pro A/V has also added New York City to the tour schedule with a stop on Dec. 15. Both of the E4 events are free of charge to attendees and include an all-star line-up of training sessions, along with more than 25 manufacturers showcasing the latest audiovisual products and services.

“Our E4 program debuted in New York City last December and was attended by hundreds of local-area partners, many of whom have been asking more

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Prism Projection’s RevEAL Color Wash Luminaires Light Up NBC Access Hollywood Live Emmy Awards Red Carpet Show

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RevEAL at the Emmy Awards

Prism Projection’s RevEAL Color Wash instruments made their red-carpet debut on “The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Special” on NBC. A team from “Access Hollywood” produced the live program, which showcased Emmy nominees and guests as they arrived at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

“For some time we’ve been interested in moving toward energy-efficient LED technology for daylight/exterior red carpet-type applications, but the consensus has always been that LEDs just don’t have enough ‘punch,’” says Steve Holt, production manager with “Access Hollywood.”

After seeing some “promising advancements” in LEDs at NAB 2010, Holt and his team researched the subject and field-tested fixtures from several manufacturers. “We wanted to know definitively if we could light a red carpet platform for a live network show more

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Guifx Names Morgan Strauss as Company President

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Oct. 28, 2010 — Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced it has named Morgan Strauss as the company’s new president. Formerly Guifx’s director of operations, Strauss will lead the company as it continues to grow and expand its presence in the home automation and embedded systems markets. more

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AES Announces 129TH Convention Student Technical Paper Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO: Two outstanding presentations will be recognized with Student Technical Paper Awards at the 129th AES Convention at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7. Convention Papers Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher, and Rob Maher, who also serves as Student Technical Paper Award Coordinator, have announced that the co-recipients are: Tejaswi Nanjundaswamy, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Tobias Ritter, Technical University of Denmark. The award certificates will be presented to the winners during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1:00PM to 2:30PM. more

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Sound Devices New USBPre 2 Interface Is Now Shipping Just In Time for AES 2010

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sound Devices USBPre 2, an all-new version of its popular USBPre computer audio interface, is now shipping just in time for AES 2010 (Booth 1031). The two-channel USBPre 2 offers professionals a powerful, yet easy-to-use, portable interface to interconnect audio sources to Mac OS and Windows computers over USB. Featuring an entirely new electronic design, USBPre 2 uses the same extended-bandwidth, low-noise microphone preamplifiers and digital converters as Sound Devices award-winning 7-Series Digital Recorders.

The USBPre 2 is ideal for a broad range of applications, including voiceover recording, reference playback and monitoring, and test and measurement. The class-compliant, plug-and-play device accepts mic level, line level, consumer line level and SPDIF digital (coaxial or TOSLINK) inputs. Its microphone preamplifiers have selectable analog limiters, high-pass filters, 48 V phantom power and high-resolution LED meters. Because the USBPre 2 draws its power solely from the computer’s USB port, no additional power source is required. more

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Auralex Presents Class A Fire-Rated Studiofoam Pro at AES 2010

The Industry’s First Melamine-Free Class A Fire-Rated Acoustical Foam

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is showcasing its new Studiofoam Pro, the industry’s first melamine-free Class A fire-rated acoustical foam, at AES 2010 (Booth 729).

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Studiofoam Pro is available in two sizes: 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4′, both 1.5? thick. It is available in charcoal gray and features beveled edges and provides a Noise Coefficient Rating (NRC) of 0.90. Studiofoam Pro presents a low-cost option for sound absorption in studios, churches, restaurants, clubs and any other venues that requires a Class A fire-rated acoustical treatment. The absorption level has not been tainted by creating acoustical foam that is Class A fire-rated. In fact, the foam maintains the same cell structure, but the cells are smaller, condensing the thickness of the panel and provides superior performance to a standard 1? thick fiberglass panel. more

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