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White Mark Ltd and Hogarth Worldwide Install a New Post Production Facility at JWT

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Advertising implementation agency Hogarth Worldwide, in conjunction with acoustic and studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd, has installed an in-house post production facility at the London offices of advertising agency JWT.

Both Hogarth Worldwide and JWT are part of the WPP Group, one of the world’s largest communications services groups, which consists of a wide range of advertising, marketing and communications companies. more

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Scott Chmielewski Brings grandMA2 to Virgin Mobile’s FreeFest

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When Scott Chmielewski, president of Digital Media Designs, put a pair of grandMA2 consoles through their paces at Virgin Mobile’s FreeFest, a day-long music and dance extravaganza, he deployed the grandMA’s brand new 2.0 software with stunning results. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

FreeFest attracted some 40,000 fans to the Merriweather Post Pavilion and surrounding grounds at Columbia, Maryland on September 25 where headliners included Joan Jett, Lucacris and M.I.A. Chmielewski, whose Digital Media Designs offers innovative concepts in lighting design, marketing and media presentation, served as the designer, programmer and production provider for the event and was responsible for the dance stage and one of the two primary stages. more

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Medialon offers full AV Control to the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, a newly-built venue in Thailand dedicated to the Kingdom of Siam era

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The Crown Property Bureau of Thailand has recently opened the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, an interactive self learning center and venue where invaluable pieces of information and artifacts on the history, arts, and culture of the Kingdom of Siam (also called Rattanakosin) era are compiled and maintained in the most extensive range ever found in Thailand. more

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Mark Graham Succeeds Rodney Olson as CEO

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WOODINVILLE, WA – October 13, 2010 – 20-year audio industry veteran Mark Graham, formerly President of Crown International, today joined LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD?) as CEO. Graham succeeds Rodney Olson, who over his 2-year tenure as CEO successfully steered LOUD through supply chain disruptions and the worldwide economic downturn. more

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Extron Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Extenders is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the PowerCage™ 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply plus active power and thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operations is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for replacing or upgrading boards in the field at any time, without having to power down the system. more

Audinate and Four Audio Announce Partnership

Portland, OR-Oct 12, 2010- Audinate and Four Audio are pleased to announce collaboration in which Audinate’s Dante™ networking solution will be integrated into several future Four Audio products.

Four Audio has licensed Audinate’s Dante Brooklyn modules to provide a high quality, tightly synchronized TCP/IP networking solution for their HD2 loudspeaker management system. This will enable users to stream 24-bit audio data, control and have the ability to monitor HD2 devices over a normal computer network using only one Ethernet cable. Next to the usual features of an audio controller, the HD2 provides more than 130 dB dynamic range at the inputs and allows control of the phase response of the speaker down to very low frequencies. Its sophisticated limiter concept uses RMS and peak limiters for the amplifier and thermal and peak limiters for the speakers. more

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JVC INTRODUCES AFFORDABLE VÉRITÉ ‘R SERIES’ BROADCAST MONITORS

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WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company today expanded its popular Vérité Series of professional monitors with the new “R Series? at Content & Communications World in New York City (Booth 901). The new DT-R24L4D 24-inch and DT-R17L4D 17-inch LCD monitors offer the same 10-bit 1080p processing for critical image evaluation as the G Series that was introduced earlier this year, and are housed in durable metal cabinets that make them ideal for broadcast, studio, education, and mobile applications. more

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LED SOURCE MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT

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(Wellington, Fla.)—LED Source, a national and international supplier of LED lighting that specializes in full-scale evaluations and retrofits, will lend a hand to a new national television series called “The Vanilla Ice Project.? Premiering Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. E.S.T. on the DIY Network, the show is hosted by Robert Van Winkle, also known as Vanilla Ice. more

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SHURE ULX® WIRELESS PROVES ITS METTLE IN POWER SURGE AT FAMILY CHURCH

NILES, IL, October 12, 2010 — Located in the northwest Pennsylvania city of Bradford, Turner Specialty Contractors has built a solid business designing AV systems for area churches over the past decade. “I have built my reputation by providing reliable equipment that sounds great,? says Company Founder and President Randall Turner. “Over the past year and a half, 100 percent of the wireless systems I’ve specified are Shure, and this incident really illustrates why.?

The system Turner designed for the Family Church of the Southern Tier in Jamestown, New York, included eight channels of Shure ULX-S wireless using two passive antenna splitters. “This was new construction, and it’s a pretty high tech church. They’ve got a big praise and worship band that’s pretty awesome,? says Turner. “When we went in to power up the system for the first time, we had a little incident that really showed how solidly more

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East Carolina University Builds Football Stadium Control Room with Broadcast Pix

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ECU Athletics has built a new control room around a Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for in-stadium video coverage. Here, Norm Collins (left), Mike Myles, and Bobby Tuggle show off the new video production system.

Billerica, Massachusetts – When the East Carolina University (ECU) Pirates host the North Carolina State University Wolfpack on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C., fans will see big changes. The stadium, which was renovated in time for this year’s football season, has added approximately 7,000 seats, as well as a new 16:9 jumbo video screen and scoreboard that is displaying video produced through a new Broadcast Pix Slate™ 1000 video production system. more

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