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Listen Technologies Grows its FM/IR Product Group with the Hiring of Bryan Ganz

Listen Technologies grows its sales, marketing and product life cycle capabilities for its flagship FM/IR product lines with the hiring of Bryan Ganz as the new FM/IR Product Group Leader.

Ganz will have overall profit and loss responsibility for Listen’s flagship FM and Infrared product solutions for assistive listening, tour group, and language interpretation applications.

Bryan Ganz will be responsible for the sales and marketing plans worldwide as well as the life cycle management of the FM and IR product lines. Ganz will work closely with Tim Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Strategic Development to develop and execute the sales, marketing and product management plans relative to Listen’s FM and Infrared product lines.

Prior to joining Listen Technologies Ganz was a Product Line Manager for Kicker with responsibilities developing and managing all aspects of Kicker’s new home and personal more

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JBL Professional To Present Line Array Workshop At Tour Link Conference

JBL Professional has announced support of and participation in the upcoming 2011 Tour Link Conference, being held at the Marriott in McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ January 27-30. Primary sponsors for the event include Prevost, Brown-United, AAA Communications, Shockwave Cargo and Entertainment Transport.

Three days of conference sessions, workshops and social events preceded by a golf tournament, Tour Link also includes the Top Dog Awards, a gala event to bestow awards for the “best of the best? in the touring community as voted by their peers each year. The numerous award categories include sound and lighting company of the year, best house and monitor engineers, best tour manager and more.

“Tour Link is a special event for everyone involved, and we’re very pleased to have JBL’s support,? offered Larry Smith, Publisher and Owner of Tour Guide Magazines (Anvil Productions, LLC), Mobile Production Monthly and executive producer of Tour more

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Crown Audio Bolsters Senior Management Team With New Leadership For Sales, Operations, General Management

In a series of appointments to improve its organization and its end-product, Crown Audio today announced decisive steps to reinforce its senior management team. New leaders have been added as the company implements continual improvement initiatives in fundamental disciplines including sales, operations and general management. John Fitzgerald, Vice President of Program Management at Harman Professional, will take the additional position of General Manager for Harman’s Elkhart, IN based Amplifier Business Unit and will be responsible for all aspects of Crown Audio’s business. John Batliner, Vice President of Sales for Harman’s High Performance Audio Video group, will assume additional responsibilities as Vice President of Sales for Crown Audio and Matt Bush, previously Director of Sales for Crown Audio is appointed Senior Director of Operations for Crown Audio. According to Rob Urry, Vice President of Harman Professional’s Amplifier and Processing Business Unit, today’s appointments will position Crown Audio for consistent development and more

Alteva Chief Innovation Officer to Speak at Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference

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Hosted Unified Communications: An Inclusive Technology

PHILADELPHIA, PA & HONOLULU, HI – January 17, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that William Bumbernick, chief innovation officer, will speak at PTC’11, the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 33rd consecutive annual conference, January 16-19th in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bumbernick will join other communication industry thought leaders from Polycom, IntelePeer, Inc., SimpleSignal and Broadcore in a breakout session on virtual services, Tuesday, January 18th, 3:45-5:15pm.

With the emergence of UC, enterprises are starting to morph their voice, video, instant messaging, and presence systems into one. Making these previously disparate systems work together requires a fair amount of sophistication and resources at times of shrinking IT budgets. Hosted and managed services are suddenly very attractive to enterprises; a service provider can take over the responsibility for integrating the more

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Powerline Control Systems Adds the NuTech Group and Charles Lucas Sales Company as Manufacturer Sales Reps

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 the appointment of the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company to serve as manufacturers sales representatives.

“We look forward to our new partnerships with the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company—two outstanding manufacturers sales representatives,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “With the ability to provide extensive dealer service and product support, both of these firms will help dealers succeed in selling and installing our PulseWorx lighting control systems, powered by our Universal Powerline Bus technology, throughout their respective territories.”

The NuTech Group boasts nearly three decades of exemplary sales and technical experience in the custom and consumer electronics industry, supporting installers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in areas including Southern New more

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Wise up with AVI-SPL’s Latest Education Technology Solutions at FETC 2011

AVI-SPL to host Professional Development & Video Production Presentations; Plus Several Giveaways

How do you ensure students are learning in the most interactive and dynamic classroom possible? By integrating functional classroom technology that livens up the lesson plan and effectively train teachers so they’re getting the maximum benefits from their technology. That’s why AVI-SPL is heading to FETC 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., this Feb. 1-3, where they’ll demonstrate professional development courses in addition to illustrating the benefits of incorporating video production into the classroom.

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“We want our teachers to learn as much as possible when it comes to technology’s versatility in the classroom, and to use this knowledge to help improve their interactions, as well as student engagement,? says Robert Moss, vice president of education sales, AVI-SPL. “Professional development training is a critical step in the right direction, one that more

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Fantasy of Flight Takes Off with an Updated Attraction

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Fantasy of Flight is located on 2200 acres in an area known to the locals as “Orlampa,? the emerging midway between Orlando and Tampa, FL. Owned and developed by Kermit Weeks, the mission of Fantasy of Flight is to encourage people to “reach beyond themselves.?

After relocating from Miami, the attraction opened in 1995 and showcases over 140 aircraft, making it the largest private collection in the world. Integral to that operation was Jesse Douthit, VP of Operations. “What differentiates us from the neighboring theme parks is that we created this attraction based on reality, not fantasy. Our product is creating real dreams with real people. Everything here is genuine and every aircraft has or will be restored to original flight condition.?

In addition to displaying vintage aircraft, such as more

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Ocean Trax Records Installs Solid State Logic Duality Console in Its House of Glass Studio

Studio to Service Recording Artists on Ocean Trax and Sublabels

VIAREGGIO, TUSCANY, ITALY – Ocean Trax Records, the parent company of Ocean Trax, Ocean Dark, Checkmate and Paul’s Boutique record labels, has recently installed a 48-channel, Solid State Logic Duality console in its newly rebuilt recording facility, House of Glass Studio. Housed in Regia A, the main studio control room, Duality provides the flexible power and sound of a signature high-end studio, with integral control of the resident Logic and Pro Tools® DAW systems. more

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