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DP BOB POOLE CAPTURES DRAMATIC FOOTAGE IN AFRICA FOR “GREAT MIGRATIONS� WITH FUJINON HD LENSES

WAYNE, N.J. – As a principal cinematographer on four episodes of the acclaimed National Geographic series, “Great Migrations,� Bob Poole, www.poolefilms.com, captured intimate close-ups of Mali’s desert elephants – a remote and dangerous herd that were difficult to film. And in war-torn Southern Sudan, tense battles between male white-eared kob (antelopes) that often fight to the death for the right to breed. “Great Migrations� is the largest endeavor in National Geographic’s 122-year history, and Poole was provided the time and resources to capture images that otherwise would be impossible.

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Poole used two Fujinon lenses to capture all of his “Great Migrations� footage – a HA25X11.5BERD HD lightweight telephoto lens and a HA13x4.5BRD HD wide angle ENG-Style lens. When the winds were particularly heavy, Poole often employed his TS-P58 image stabilizer from Fujinon.

“Great Migrations tells life and death stories about more

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Neutrik USA Receives ISO 9001 Certification

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 10, 2011 – Neutrik USA (Winter NAMM 2011, Booth 6320, Hall A), the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification from the International Organization for Standardization. more

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Powersoft U.S. Operations Moves to the Next Level

New California-Based Facility Reinforces Infrastructure and Re-Positions for Growth in U.S.

Ventura, CA, January 10, 2011 – In order to more efficiently serve U.S. markets, Powersoft is pleased to announce the formation of a new U.S. corporate structure and move to an expanded facility in California. The new corporation, Powersoft Audio Technologies Corp., makes its home in an expanded 1,600-square-foot facility that serves as the national sales, service and support center for the innovative, industry leading amplifiers. Ken Blecher, who joined the Powersoft team in May 2010, will lead the new company, with Tom Bensen remaining in the east as the Key Accounts Manager and Steven Temmel as the Operations and Service Manager. The new facility officially opens in mid January 2011. more

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HME PRO AUDIO DIVISION MERGES WITH CLEAR-COM

Clear-Com®, an Emmy® Award-winning global leader in critical voice communication systems, merges with HME Pro Audio Division, a direct result of HME’s recent acquisition of Clear-Com. Effective January 1, 2011, HME’s existing Pro Audio Division, which includes the professional wireless intercom products, sales and technical staff, distribution network and marketing activities, becomes part of Clear-Com. The merger of HME’s existing channel partners into Clear-Com’s global distribution network makes it the largest distributor of professional intercom, as well as the provider with most extensive wired and wireless intercoms on the market. more

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Broadcast Pix Hires Fred van Elk as Director of Sales for EAME Region

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Fred van Elk has been named director of sales for the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region, effective Jan 1. He replaces David Hughes, who has retired.

“The EAME region continues to be a growing market for Broadcast Pix,� explained Arco Groenenberg, vice president of sales for Broadcast Pix. “We are delighted that Fred has joined our team. With his knowledge of the industry and the region, he will be a great asset to Broadcast Pix, our dealers, and our customers.�

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A veteran of the broadcast industry, van Elk began his career as an engineer for Canada’s Global TV. After he moved to Germany in the 1980s, he worked for a number of companies, including Grass Valley, Avid Technology and Ross Video. Most recently, he worked for the TDF Group (TéléDiffusion more

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Epson Announces Four High-Performance Projectors Designed for Education

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Epson PowerLite 90-Series Offers Advanced Image Quality, Robust Sound and Future-Ready Connectivity Starting at $649

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced four new budget-friendly projectors designed for classroom use – the PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W. Replacing the current PowerLite 83V+, 83+, 84+, 85+ and 826W+, these projectors offer a more robust built-in speaker, increased brightness and HDMI digital connectivity to deliver high-quality audio and video with one cable.

“As multimedia content becomes a standard element of classrooms, Epson continues to develop products that deliver high-quality images and sound to enhance students’ learning experiences,� said Sara Kim, product manager, Epson America. “This series of projectors brings an ideal blend of high performance features and future-ready connectivity to the classroom at a price point that won’t hurt the bottom line.�

The PowerLite 92 ($649*) and 93 more

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Brooks Gibbs Joins Listen Technologies as Conferencing Product Group Leader

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Brooks Gibbs, Conferencing Product Group Leader – Listen Technologies

Listen Technologies Corporation today announced the appointment of Brooks Gibbs as Conferencing Product Group Leader. In his new position, Gibbs will have overall profit and loss responsibility for the Conferencing product line. Gibbs will be responsible for the sales and marketing in North America as well as the management of the Conferencing product life cycle. Gibbs will report directly to Tim Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Corporation Vice President of Strategic Development. Gibbs will work closely with Schaeffer to develop and execute the sales, marketing and product management plans relative to the Conferencing product line.

Brooks Gibbs joins Listen Technologies Corporation with over 30 years of audio visual and communications experience. Gibbs brings sales, product development, engineering, marketing, and distribution channel management experience from the broadcast, telephone and teleconferencing industries.

“Brooks brings a depth of experience to successfully lead the Conferencing product group,� Tim Schaeffer said. “We’re pleased to have more

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EARTHWORKS DEBUTS NEW LOGO

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Milford, NH – WNAMM booth# 6290, Hall A … Earthworks, Inc., the world’s only manufacturer of High Definition Microphones™ for recording, live sound, and test/measurement applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of the company’s new logo. With a new color and a bold new look, the new Earthworks logo reflects a number of changes within the organization.

Timed to coincide with the company’s 15-year anniversary, the new logo presents a dynamic, more visually commanding presentation of the company name. It reflects the cutting edge technology Earthworks is well known for and is designed to increase brand awareness as the company expands into new markets both domestic and global. more

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Big Sky High Studios Takes Recording To New Heights With JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors

After a dozen years of producing and engineering in Nashville, Dave Goodwin decided to pursue a dream and create a facility that felt more like a retreat than the impersonal atmosphere of many studios. Big Sky High studios in Montana is the realization of his vision – a former bed and breakfast located just outside Bozeman that is designed to inspire and replenish the creative spirit. Recently, Goodwin selected JBL LSR6300 studio monitors at Big Sky High for his control room.

Over the past several years, Big Sky High has hosted an eclectic variety of talented artists, including the Gin Blossoms, Raul Malo, Stacey Earle, John Jorgenson, Blackhawk and Darrell Scott. Big Sky High also serves as the home base for Big Sky Rockin’ Rendezvous, a workshop series that allows guests to collaborate with established artists to learn about songwriting and record material in Big Sky High’s state-of-the-art more

Soundcraft Mixing Consoles Meet the Challenge of The Cinematic Orchestra’s Epic Performance at Royal Albert Hall

The Cinematic Orchestra performed a large-scale concert at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall with the London Metropolitan Orchestra that required the use of Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi1 consoles at front of house and a Soundcraft Vi4 for the monitor mix.

The Cinematic Orchestra is a British jazz and electronic group whose music, as its name indicates, is expansive in scope, employing live electric and acoustic instruments, turntables, samples and electronic elements. The group has scored a number of films and released several albums.

“This event presented us with some extremely challenging logistics,� noted Mark Hornsby, owner of London sound contractor Hark, which supplied the Soundcraft consoles for the concert. “Because we needed to mic a full orchestra, three backup singers and a number of guest vocalists in addition to the band members, we needed more than 100 input channels. Since most of the instruments were acoustic, getting more

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