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Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the first quarter of 2011.

PCS will hold a series of product training sessions throughout the U.S. and Canada and will also offer custom integrators training opportunities at ADI Expos and EHX 2011. Powerline Control Systems’ interactive PulseWorx Certified Training courses equip integrators with the education and tools they need to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications.

 “Powerline Control Systems is committed to providing custom integrators with a superior level of support,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “By attending PulseWorx Certified Training courses, ADI Expos or EHX 2011, integrators will get a ‘hands on’ education and come away more

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SYMNET PARTIES AT TOP HOTEL

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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 2010: Ideally located on the most happening strip in Miami Beach, the Gansevoort Miami Beach hotel, spa and resort exudes luxury and high living, with a 55,000 square-foot beach club, an infinity pool, and an eighteen-story rooftop oasis and lounge. Celebrity sightings at Gansevoort Miami Beach are so common that they have become, in a sense, part of the aesthetic. Gansevoort Miami Beach is also surrounded by businesses and homes, and there has long been a tension between the parties on the roof and consideration for the neighbors. Three years ago, Systems Design & Integration (SDI) built a sound system for the hotel commensurate with its clientele based on Symetrix’ SymNet open-architecture DSP, together with SymNet and Crestron user interfaces. Apart from delivering stunning audio that meshes magically with the décor, the system also reigns in over-exuberance on the volume knob in order to comply more

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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS RELY ON SOLID STATE LOGIC C100 CONSOLE FOR HD FUTURE

C100 Offers Ease of Use, Innovative Feature Set and Powerful Processor Core

PORTLAND, OR – The Portland Trail Blazers basketball organization has upgraded its primary broadcast control room with a 32-fader, 96-channel Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast console with Alpha-Link Live I/O and Alpha-Link 8-RMP units. The High Post Studio complex is used to produce pre- and post-game programs as well as handle both location and remote audio for the games. The C100 provides a platform that is easy to use, offers innovative features to streamline the production process and the powerful Black Rock processor core for expansion and longevity.

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SANTA ANA COLLEGE INSTALLS NEWLY INTRODUCED, ROBUST, AND EASY-TO-USE FOR-A CHARACTER GENERATOR

CYPRESS, CA – Along with a surge in enrollment at community colleges around the country, comes increased demand for more sophisticated classroom equipment. Case in point is the recent purchase of FOR-A’s VTW-330HS HD/SD character generator by California’s Santa Ana College just after the product’s introduction during NAB 2010 in April of this year. The new CG is used in conjunction with an existing FOR-A digital switcher.

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Randy Schultz oversees the management of operations in the television production department and teaches the “Studio Production? class at Santa Ana College. “We’re a vocational program,? said Schultz. “We’re preparing students for entering the work force, and we try to create a real-world environment similar to what they’ll experience when they graduate.?

Similar to a commercial television station, the Santa Ana College facility has two stages, each equipped with three cameras and a more

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Kramer Introduces RC-63DL 6-Button Room Controller with Digital Volume Knob & LCD Group Labels

Kramer’s RC-63DL

Hampton, New Jersey – Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the RC-63DL 6-Button Audio/Video and Room Controller with digital volume knob and LCD group labels for multimedia rooms. This unit was originally designed only for use as part of Kramer’s SummitView™ system, used to control audio components, video components, and other room facilities such as lights and screens. The RC-63DL room controller is now being offered as an advanced, standalone, wall-mounted room controller that integrates audio, video, and room control into a centralized system.

The RC-63DL features six configurable buttons with macro capability, that can be configured to carry out multiple commands with a single press of a button. Each button offers multiple layers of functions for alternate behavior, toggle functionality, and much more. The controller also features a configurable digital volume control adjustment knob more

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Miami Dolphins Choose Christie MicroTiles and Arsenal Media for Fan-Focused Immersive Multimedia Wall at Sun Life Stadium

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Miami Dolphins fans are the first in professional sports to literally get their hands on a unique, interactive-multimedia display, featuring Christie MicroTiles, now running on the club level of Sun Life Stadium.

The Dolphins Interactive Wall combines an irregular cluster of 41 Christie MicroTiles modular display tiles, live and packaged video feeds, touch sensors, text messaging applications and large format print graphics installed as a wide, seven-foot high video display wall that fans can watch and use.

Tuned to the team’s integrated sponsorship, media and in-stadium marketing plans, the multimedia display features four content zones that inform and entertain fans. Content includes interactive highlights from the team’s history, live game feeds, video replays and highlights, texting-based instant polls, photo galleries, and information about the team’s stadium services and community programs.

Corporate sponsorships are designed directly into much of more

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Stage Research Co-founder Taps SFX and LightFactory for Regional Theater

Stage Research continued its commitment to regional theater when co-founder Carlton Guc put SFX and LightFactory software through their paces on two recent Ohio productions.

SFX is the company’s flagship product for creating reliable and enriched soundscapes; LightFactory brings all the features expected from a lighting control board to software that can be run on the smallest of laptops.

Stage Research provided many technical advances, including SFX and LightFactory software and related hardware, to Actors’ Summit when Akron’s professional theater company brought “A Christmas Carol” to Greystone Hall for a limited engagement. Guc also designed sound for the holiday production, which runs through December 29. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” is a traditional crowd-pleaser: It was staged at the Cleveland Play House for eight years.

Guc was also in demand as sound designer for “Steel Magnolias,” which just concluded its run as part of more

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Chyron Channel Box and CGS Newschief Combine to Simplify Delivery of Timely Data With Rich Broadcast Graphics

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Dec. 16, 2010 — Chyron today announced a new partnership through which the CGS Newschief system provides automated data feed services to the Chyron Channel Box. Integrated with the Channel Box channel branding and promo system, the CGS Newschief Data Feed system serves as a convenient central source for automated headlines, weather, sports scores and stats, stocks of local interest, and market indices. The Newschief system also makes it easy for Channel Box users to collect local data for automated on-air notification of school closings, weather alerts, election results, and high school sports scores. more

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Yamaha Forms Strategic Alliance with Rupert Neve Designs

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Corporation Japan and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announce a strategic partnership with Rupert Neve Designs, based on both parties involvement with VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) Technology. VCM is an exclusive Yamaha digital technology, enabling engineers to achieve stunning sonic and musical performance by actually modeling the individual characteristics of a multitude of parts and components contributing to the final sound of original analog circuitry.

VCM recreates the sound and characteristics of several classic compression and EQ units and tape machines from the 70′s available on most current Yamaha digital mixers. Not only do these models faithfully capture the unique saturation of analog circuitry, but they have also been fine-tuned by leading engineers and feature carefully selected parameters in a simple interface that makes it easier than ever to create the ideal sound. Subtle saturation effects have been painstakingly modeled to bring the warmth and more

ABC DISNEY’S ‘DETROIT 1-8-7’ KEEPS IT REAL WITH FUJINON LENSES PROVIDED BY FLETCHER CAMERA AND LENSES

WAYNE, N.J. – On ABC Disney, Detroit 1-8-7 is a scripted police drama that captures the essence of reality police shows like Cops or The First 48 with spontaneity and grit. With that visual goal in mind, Director of Photography Lisa Wiegand worked with Fletcher Camera and Lenses, a rental house in Chicago, to assemble just the right Fujinon ENG lens package. HA13X4.5BERM HD ENG wide angle lens with 2x extender, HA20x7.5BERM HD telephoto lens, and HA22x7.3BERM HD ENG/EFP lens were selected for use on Panasonic VariCam 3700 P2 HD camcorders. The HA42x9.7BERD lens is also used for the show on occasion.

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Shown left to right are ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ B-Camera Operator Reza Tabrizi and (in foreground) A-Camera Operator Matt Valentine.

Wiegand designed a lightweight camera package, and the Fujinon ENG lenses were ideal because of their more

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