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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

MDS partners with ISE for Digital Signage Showcase in ISE 2011 in Amsterdam

Digital Signage Showcase at ISE 2011Zurich, Switzerland (January 10th, 2011) Minicom Digital Signage, leading manufacturer of advanced media distribution and innovative management solutions for the digital signage industry, is again partnering with ISE to help create the Digital Signage Showcase, and is co-organizing the Digital Signage Expert Tour, along with OVAB Europe, at ISE in Amsterdam on Feb 1 – 3, 2011.

While many actors of the digital signage industry will be exhibiting at ISE 2011, they will present bits and pieces of digital signage networks in many different booths, showing their own parts of the overall application. The DS Showcase at ISE 2011 will provide a complete ‘end-to-end‘ overview of the digital signage eco-system with a perspective on how to plan, create, rollout and operate a full-scale digital signage network, from content to measurement.

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Hitachi Appoints Debra Beckman As Western Regional Sales Manager

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the appointment of Debra Beckman as western regional sales manager. Beckman will be responsible for overseeing sales of Hitachi 3LCD projectors in the Western United States.

Debra Beckman has an extensive background in sales management. Previously, she worked as sales manager at Lumens Integration, where she was responsible for the company’s higher education document camera business. She has also worked at SMK-Link Electronics and Incline Corporation, and she has led her own advertising and consulting firm.

“Debra brings a diverse range of talents to Hitachi, with a proven ability to create and implement successful sales programs,? said Ray Soltys, director of sales, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group. “With the addition of Debra to our team, we are in a stronger position than ever as we expand our leadership in education, corporate and house more

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Red Bull’s® Flugtag Flies High With AVB + Harman HiQnet System Architect™

Human-powered flight has been a dream sought after for centuries and accomplished only very recently. Red Bull® gave contestants a crack at this rarely achieved fantasy during its summer-long Flugtag competition, held nationwide. In Long Beach, California, 105,000 spectators watched teams push whimsical contraptions from a pier, and the event sounded as good as it looked, thanks to the open-sourced approach to the next generation of digital audio networking, IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol, enabled by AVB-compliant technology from Harman Professional. The signal control chain consisted of four dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000power amplifiers, as well a half-dozen network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR® configured and controlled using Harman HiQnet System Architect™. On Stage Audio (OSA), led by vice president Jim Risgin, deployed the AVB system.

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Alteva Announces Video Auto Attendant

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On Demand Video Capabilities Offer Comprehensive User Experience

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 10, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced the availability of the industry’s first on demand video auto attendant. As the IP communications industry continues to expand, a significant portion of end users are seeking ways to integrate video capabilities into their business. By interacting with Alteva’s Video Auto Attendant, customers will experience a video greeting with routing options, acting in place of an automated receptionist, giving the user on demand video access to the highest levels of expertise even though they might not exist at that specific location.

Instead of being presented with an audio only auto attendant — “Press 1 for Sales, 2 for Service, etc.” — users with a video endpoint dial into Alteva’s network and are more

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CyberLink to integrate SENSIO(R) Hi-Fi 3D technology into industry-leading media player software for PC market

Agreement will enable OEMs to offer customers rich, immersive 3D viewing experience delivered by premium-quality SENSIO(R) Hi-Fi 3D format

MONTREAL and TAIPEI, Taiwan — Jan. 7, 2011 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX.V: SIO) and CyberLink Corporation today announced an agreement through which SENSIO’s 3D decoding technology will be integrated into the CyberLink PowerDVD media player software for retail sale and in custom versions for the OEM market. PowerDVD is the leading DVD, Blu-ray(TM) disc, and AVCHD movie player software application, chosen by top-brand PC and optical disc drive manufacturers. This agreement will allow consumers with SENSIO(R) Hi Fi 3D-enabled PowerDVD software to view movies on their computers in 3D, and it also will allow existing PowerDVD users to upgrade their software to read the SENSIO(R) Hi-Fi 3D format. more

AVI-SPL’s Alyson Seeger Joins Glazer Children’s Museum Board of Directors

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to announce Alyson Seeger has joined Glazer Children’s Museum’s board of directors.

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As a board member, Seeger’s key objective will be to help raise awareness and funds for the privately funded 501 (c) 3 museum. Seeger joined AVI-SPL’s systems engineering department in a sales capacity in 1989. Over the years she has held several management positions and currently leads a sales team of eight for the Tampa to Naples territory. On top of developing her sales team, she focuses involvement in the community.

“I am very honored to serve on Glazer Children’s Museum’s board,? said Seeger. “The facility is gorgeous and a dream come true for many board members who have served before me. These key contributors have worked diligently for more

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LMG Stocks Up on L-ACOUSTICS

L-ACOUSTICS KARA

Orlando, FL – LMG, Inc., a full service provider of video, audio and lighting support, recently added 36 L-ACOUSTICS KARA line source elements and 12 SB-28 subwoofers to the firm’s audio inventory to support live events.
The new KARA systems not only offer high sound quality, but are designed with a compact and lightweight structure, as well as a state of the art integrated rigging system for quick set-up, leading to cost savings in terms of labor and transportation expenses. To supplement the KARA system, the SB-28 subwoofers are built with innovative system components to provide improved sound quality and higher output, compared to previous models.
“The KARA system not only sounds great, but the design makes them a perfect choice for our show technology clients,? said Les Goldberg, CEO/president of LMG. “We’ve had a great experience with the L’ACOUSTICS more

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Bexel Brings On Entertainment Industry Leader, Stacey Dutton, As Business Development Manager, West

Former VP of C. Winston Simone Management and Deston Entertainment Joins Bexel Team

BURBANK, CA, JANUARY 7, 2011 – Stacey Dutton has been named Business Development Manager, Western Region of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division. more

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BILLIKEN GROUP ANNOUNCES WHITE PAPER SERIES

LAS VEGAS – CES – January 7, 2011 – Billiken Group, LLC announced the release of Listen Up – The Lamberti Report: Informative Reviews of Today’s Business Issues Through a Series of White Papers.

As a complement to its management consulting, training, and recruitment efforts, Billiken’s Listen Up – The Lamberti Report will be prepared under the direction of Allan R. Lamberti, CSP, Founder and Managing Principal.

The first report, Fast Food Restaurant Communications Systems: An Opportunity In Search of A Manufacturer, establishes the business case for an interested manufacturer to enter this A/V market segment. “With only three main manufacturers in this arena, there is an opportunity for an additional A/V equipment supplier to enter and capture significant market share,? stated Allan R. Lamberti, Billiken Group’s Founder & Managing Principal.

Billiken Group will provide all White Papers as free downloads at its website: BillikenGroup.com

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