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Integrated Microwave Technologies Heats Up CABSAT 2011 with Award-Winning Wireless Product Lineup

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, JANUARY 25, 2011 — Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and the MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will be showcasing its state-of-the-art digital microwave video systems for portable and fixed link applications at CABSAT 2011 (Stand S3-B41, Sheikh Saeed 3 Hall). more

Extron Offers New Training for Emerging Technologies

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce a new training offering, the School of Emerging Technologies. This three day school provides in-depth instruction designed to allow system designers and integrators to master the newest AV technologies within a short time span. The training concentrates on new as well as evolving technologies, including digital video, AV streaming, and fiber optics. To help refine digital and hybrid AV system design and enhance understanding, concepts and techniques are provided through instructor-led training and demonstrations along with hands-on experiences. This training timeline and method ensures that students are thoroughly exposed to each technology and solution before moving on to the next. The student-instructor ratio is kept low to ensure that each class member receives individual attention. Just as with other Schools from Extron Institute, Emerging Technologies provides continuing and renewal credits for multiple industry certifications. The School of Emerging Technologies addresses system designs for real-world scenarios to reinforce understanding of new and evolving technologies. more

Eddie Kramer Uses JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors In Producing West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer has participated in some of rock music’s most important recordings, including the soundtrack to the original 1969 Woodstock festival and albums by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Traffic, Santana, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon and many more. Most recently, Kramer remastered the recordings for the new CD and DVD Hendrix box set, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. The set spans Hendrix’s recording career from his first sides as a sideman for The Isley Brothers, King Curtis, Little Richard and others to more than forty never before released tracks and alternate versions of classic Hendrix songs.

Kramer used JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for the remastering of the box set, which took more than a year and a half to produce. “Hendrix was a workaholic who lived in the studio when he wasn’t touring, and in the four years I more

Northwest College Leans On WSDG For Studio Design

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POWELL, WYO: An enthusiastic AES member, Robert Rumbolz has always made a point of attending Broadcast Facility Design Panels chaired by John Storyk at recent Conventions. In 2009 as he was reviewing plans for a teaching/recording studio for the Music Department of Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., where he serves as Music Dept. Coordinator and Director of Music Technology, Rumbolz visited the Walters-Storyk Design Group AES Booth at the Javits Center. In a meeting with WSDG principal architect/acoustician John Storyk, he sought an opinion on drawings prepared by CTA, a local (Billings, Montana) architectural firm.

A fervent supporter of pro audio education, designer of many teaching facilities around the country, and a frequent lecturer on studio design and acoustics, Storyk’s initial take on the plans revealed some design issues. A discussion with more

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Lab X Technologies Promotes Chris Pane VP of Business Development

With a continued focus on expansion and growth in the audio/video connectivity industry, Lab X Technologies has promoted Chris Pane to Vice President of Business Development. With more than a decade of embedded systems and electronic design experience, Pane now utilizes his technical training to help increase and maintain customer relationships for the company.

“Chris’ move to VP of Business Development is one of the many steps Lab X is taking to build our internal infrastructure to support our consistent expansion as we design and manufacture leading IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) solutions to A/V manufacturers,? stated Lee Minich, president, Lab X. “Chris’ technical background will be a great resource to current and future clients as well as our development team in the lab.?

Promoted from his position of embedded digital engineer at Lab X after nearly three years, Pane will take on an increased sales role, more

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Master Mixer, Producer and Engineer Duro Makes the Move to Lexicon’s PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

Duro, CEO of Desert Storm Records (Def Jam), is a music mixer, producer and engineer based in New York and has worked with many of the top artists in urban and pop music including Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, the Beastie Boys, T.I. and others. The five time Grammy winning master mixer, producer and engineer has relied on Lexicon® hardware reverb/effects processors from the beginning of his career – but lately, he’s made the switch to plug-ins, thanks to the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle.

“I’m extremely particular about the quality of the reverbs I use on my productions,? said Duro. “I’ve used Lexicon since day one, going all the way back to classic units like the 224 and 480L to the 960L, PCM70, PCM81 and PCM91. I used different Lexicon units for the distinctive reverb sounds and effects I liked from each unit.?

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AVI-SPL’s Virginia Beach Office Expands Sales Force

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to welcome Charlie McCormick and Nick Hatgimisios to the Virginia Beach office.

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Charlie McCormick has joined the Virginia Beach office as an Account Manager where he’ll focus on system sales in the corporate, education and government markets. McCormick has more than 18 years of audio and video technology sales experience and was most recently positioned with Virtual Media Communications as Vice President of Sales.

The Virginia Beach office also welcomes new Account Manager Nick Hatgimisios to the team. In this role, Hatgimisios will concentrate his sales efforts on the government and education markets in addition to building strong relationships with general contractors. Before joining AVI-SPL, Hatgimisios was the Director of Operations for Doran Consulting, LLC. On top of 18 years of Information Technology experience, he also has several certifications including his Cisco Small Business and Microsoft more

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Panamax’s M4315-PRO BlueBOLT(R)-Enabled Power Conditioner Honored by Electronic House With a 2011 Product of the Year Award

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2011 — Panamax today announced that its M4315-PRO power conditioner featuring BlueBOLT(R) capability was named a 2011 Product of the Year in the “Power Management, Conditioning, and Back Up” category by Electronic House magazine. Presented at the 2011 International CES, Product of the Year winners — an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy for 2011 — were chosen by an unbiased judging panel of industry experts, integrators, and the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. Criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits. more

CLEAR-COM OPENS NEW OFFICE IN CHINA

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Production Department Manager of Beijing TV Zheng Xing, President and Managing Director of Clear-Com Matt Danilowicz, Team Leader of CCTV (China Central TV) Yang Sheng, VP of Engineering for Clear-Com Jiou-Pahn Lee, and China Sales Manager for Clear-Com Jeffrey Wu at the grand opening of Clear-Com’s new office in China.

BEIJING, CHINA, ─ Clear-Com® , a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, today announces its establishment of a new office in Beijing, China. The office is located at Room No.518, Tower A, He Qiao Plaza, No.8A, Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R.China. 100026. more

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German News Portal General-Anzeiger Bonn Selects Vizrt to Empower Online Future

Schwaz, Austria, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) – Vizrt Ltd., a world-wide supplier of production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the German newspaper printing and publishing house, BZV, has selected its Online Content Management System (CMS) to drive the news portal www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de.

Eirik Svendsen, executive VP online, Vizrt, said, “We’re proud to have such a highly regarded newspaper as our next customer in the German market. This deal clearly demonstrates the important role that media-rich functionality plays in the distribution of online content.?

The core of Vizrt’s online system, Escenic Content Engine, will publish content to multiple channels, providing efficient and instant flow of information to websites and channels directly from Escenic Content Studio, the module that enables online design, layout and content creation. Together, Vizrt’s Online Content Management System provides a single production pipeline for text, image and video where dynamic content more

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