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Guifx Announces Free Update to Oscar User Interface Kit(TM)

Oscar 2.0 Offers New Graphics Designed From the Ground Up, New Supported Resolutions — Including iPad(R) — and Increased Customization more

Chris Santos Promoted to National Sales Support Manager

Chris Santos

Chris Santos

Hampton, New Jersey- Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce that effective immediately Chris Santos has been promoted to National Sales Support Manager for Kramer Electronics USA (KUS). This is the fourth major organizational promotion necessitated by the substantial growth Kramer has enjoyed this year.

In this newly created position, Chris will support the sales of Sierra Video brand products sold through KUS channels. Along with the support of the Sierra factory, Chris will ensure all KUS sales personnel are properly trained and supported to enable them to identify and close business opportunities.

Chris’ additional responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, sales prospecting, sales lead follow-up, writing custom proposals, configuring systems, attending trade and dealer shows, forecasting sales, assisting with on-site project management, and providing the factory with product development feedback more

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SENCORE Launches Exclusive 3D Analyzing Features for the MP500 Multimedia Generator

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Dec. 1, 2010 — Keeping pace with the 3D revolution, SENCORE today announced the launch of innovative 3D video test signals and images for the company’s MP500 Multimedia HDMI Generator/Analyzer. The new test signals enable calibrators to dynamically test 3D display processing and rendering performance using familiar techniques. more

Wohler Launches AMP1-E8-MDA-3G Eight-Channel, 1RU Audio Monitor

First in E8 Series to Support 3G As Well As Complete Dolby(R) Monitoring more

THE NEW MERRY PRANKSTERS CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF ANIMALS IN THEIR NATURAL SURROUNDINGS WITH FUJINON LENSES, IMAGE STABILIZER

WAYNE, N.J. – Calling themselves “The New Merry Pranksters,? three passionate, adventurous directors of photography (DPs) set out last July 2010 on the trip of a lifetime to capture the beauty of the Serengeti Plains and other natural wonders of Tanzania. The New Merry Pranksters include award-winning DP Robert Primes, ASC; DP Dan Kneece, president of the Society of Operating Cameramen; and DP Yousef Linjawi who is completing his MFA degree in cinematography at Chapman University.

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Determined to give viewers a glimpse of precious, spontaneous scenes of wild animals interacting with each other amidst the majesty of the Serengeti, the DP team hauled over $500,000 worth of borrowed state-of-the-art gear packed into 10 heavy cases, including: a Sony PMW350 2/3-inch XDCAM memory shoulder-mount camcorder; a Fujinon HA25x16.5BERD Premier Series HD Super Telephoto ENG style lens with 2x extender, servo zoom and more

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Lighting Designer Ben Stanton Chooses Lighting Package from Scharff Weisberg for New York City Revival of “Angels in America?

Angels in America

Angels in America

Scharff Weisberg has supplied the automated light package for the first New York City revival of “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” Parts one and two of the play are kicking off an entire season dedicated to playwright Tony Kushner’s work by Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company.

“What’s special about this production is also what’s challenging about lighting it,” says lighting designer Ben Stanton. “This is the first time audiences get to see a really intimate presentation of ‘Angels’ in New York City. The newly-renovated Peter Norton Space is a 160-seat theater with no seat more than 30 feet from the stage. We still needed to create all the lighting special effects necessary to accomplish the theatrical coups the play requires but we perform them in an intimate more

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ME For Breakout Artist Jason Derulo Uses Yamaha PM5D

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—With his knack for infectious hooks, Florida vocalist Jason Derulo built his reputation as a prolific soul and rap songwriter, scribing tracks for artists ranging from Lil Wayne to Pleasure P. This past year, Derulo has been riding high with three smash hit singles, “Whatcha Say,? “In My Head,? and “Ridin’ Solo,? off his self-titled debut album.

Completing his first leg of his North American tour in mid-November, Derulo, needing a monitor engineer/audio crew chief for the tour, enlisted the assistance of Billy Flores, ME to pop stars such as Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Erykah Badu, and Taio Cruz. Flores, who mixes monitors using only a Yamaha PM5D, said the tour had already been using a PM5D internationally as requested by Derulo. “The tour manager needed someone with a good grasp of the desk for the U.S. leg,? states Flores.

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SENSIO Technologies Acquires Algolith’s Intellectual Property and Secures Integration of Key Employees

SENSIO Augments Its IP Portfolio and Qualified Personnel, Strengthening Its Offering in 3D Image-Processing Solutions more

Stefan Happe Joins Soundcraft Studer

Stefan Happe has joined HARMAN to run the Studer Customer Service team based in Regensdorf, near Zurich, Switzerland.

With experience in recording and broadcast (he started his audio life as a recording and mastering engineer) and live sound (running a PA rental company which included Soundcraft consoles in its inventory), he spent several years with, Mackie based in Germany as product manager in the boadcast market and more recently in the UK to head up European Service and Support.

Happe says, “The name Studer has always stood for highest quality–it was always my goal as a mastering engineer to work with and own Studer products. Later in my career as I moved into audio distribution and manufacturing, the Studer brand was the name I used to rank others in terms of quality and success. It’s a thrill now to be here and be working with these products and more

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Crown Audio Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification At Elkhart Manufacturing Facility

Crown Audio today announced it has been approved for conformance of quality assurance in accordance with the International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008. Operating at such standards allows Crown to respond more quickly to marketplace and customer demand while maintaining consistently high levels of quality in all facets of its amplifier production.

Commenting on what ISO 9001:2008 registration will mean from the end-user’s perspective, Marc Kellom, Director, Marketing for Crown stated that customers can purchase Crown amplifiers with increased confidence. “It is reassuring to have a highly qualified third party audit your products and processes and certify that they consistently meet the highest quality standards.?

Certification to ISO 9001:2008 is a model for quality assurance in design, manufacturing and customer care. ISO 9001:2008 registration applies to all products manufactured under the quality system in place at the registered site. Registration requires demonstration of a total quality control system more

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