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Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Real Ethernet Backbone Pays Interoperability Dividend As Crown Audio Debuts “Powered By Crown� Apple® iPad Control Application At ISE 2011

Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown� iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly import more

BUFFALO BILLS KICK OFF WITH CLEAR-COM ECLIPSE PICO, V-SERIES PANELS AND TEMPEST®2400

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BUFFALO, NY ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that longtime customer and football giant the Buffalo Bills has upgraded its production team’s communications to Clear-Com’s Eclipse-PiCo digital matrix with V-Series Panels and Tempest®2400 digital wireless intercom systems. Thanks to Eclipse-PiCo’s 36-port connectivity and Tempest2400’s ability to operate flawlessly in heavy RF and Wi-Fi environments, Buffalo Bill’s production staff members at Ralph Wilson Stadium can always stay in communication without worrying about interference and unnecessary crosstalk, while keeping the fans in the stands in the spirit of the game. more

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Crown Audio Introduces ComTech DriveCoreâ„¢ Series Amplifiers: New Chip Based Amplifier Technology Redefines Standard For Installation Market Applications

Providing sound integration professionals with high performance, energy efficient amplifier technology that will redefine the way amplifiers are designed and built, Crown Audio today introduced the ComTech DriveCore™ series of amplifiers. The new line – consisting of four models, are all one rack, convection cooled, ultra-energy efficient amplifiers.

Offering up to eight channels and 150 watts per channel in a one-unit chassis without a fan, the ComTech DriveCore amplifiers are the ultimate for solution for a range of fixed installation environments, from video conferencing in boardrooms to luxury suites in stadiums.

The new line features the Integrated DriveCore technology chip that offers greater than 90 percent efficiency with no compromise in performance boasting a signal-to-noise ratio of 110dB. DriveCore also has patented feedback and protection circuits integrated into the silicon for fast and accurate response.

“The ComTech DriveCore introduction is destructive in the sense more

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BSS Audio® BLU-100 Provides Upgraded Signal Processing To Soundweb™ London Series

BSS Audio®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today added a cost-effective signal processor to its acclaimed Soundweb™ London family of digital signal processors. The new Soundweb London BLU-100 represents a premium, open-architecture solution in the form of a highly flexible, cost-effective and scalable package.

The BLU-100 offers a fixed configuration of 12 inputs and eight outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and a fault tolerant digital audio bus. The configurable signal processing capability offered by the BLU-100 is roughly twice that of the Soundweb London BLU-80 and BLU-16 devices.

The analog inputs of the BLU-100 provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Phantom Power, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication.

The BLU-100 features a low latency, fault tolerant digital more

AKG Wireless iPhone App 2.0 Adds Control Functionality, Style To Wireless Capabilities

Following the successful launch of its first iPhone application in 2010, AKG is introducing the AKG Wireless App 2.0 at ISE, available via free download in March. With a host of new features and an updated interface, users will not only be able to monitor and configure their AKG wireless systems through an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but will also have the opportunity to control multiple settings from system design, to soundcheck and during performances, all through Harman’s HiQnetTM protocol and a Wi-Fi connection.

Supporting the Apple iPhone 4 retina display, version 2.0 offers advanced control functionality, allowing users to manage and change their wireless system parameters, including the name of the setup and frequency signals. The newly adopted ALERT system automatically issues a warning if there is a low microphone battery or an antenna malfunction. The app also suggests possible solutions for solving signal issues.

“We more

HOSA TECHNOLOGY RECOGNIZES THE PETER E. SCHMITT COMPANY FOR REP OF THE YEAR

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The Peter E. Schmitt Company’s Bryan Ottens (left) and Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

Buena Park, CA – February 2011 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the company’s highly coveted Biggest Cheese Award (Rep of the Year) has been awarded to The Peter E. Schmitt Company of Pompton Plains, NJ. The Peter E. Schmitt Company represents Hosa Technology throughout the metropolitan New York area, which includes Rockland and Westchester counties as well as New Jersey north of and including the counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Monmouth. more

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AKG’s Interactive CS 5 Conferencing System Focus at ISE

With a strong focus on simple-to-use yet effective microphone conference systems, AKG features it sophisticated CS 5 Conferencing System at Integrated Systems Europe. The interactive system is Ethernet technology-centric with 64 audio channels suitable for any meeting space, from small discussions to large congresses. AKG also offers a decentralized power system that incorporates AC adapters throughout the 12 microphone audio ring stations for high redundancy and all-inclusive software for easy setup.

The CS 5 Conferencing System gives users an unprecedented amount of control through the CS 5 Base Unit (BU), which controls the entire system, allowing users to set the number of delegates speaking simultaneously. The “CS 5 VU� microphone station acts as delegate or as president station, enabling the main speaker to control the discussion, put motions to vote and of course, call functions to order. The system offers dedicated interpreter stations for translation up to 63 languages. more

VMP’s New “Extra Medium� Flat Panel Articulating Wall Mount Now Shipping

VMP FP-XMWAB “extra medium� flat panel articulating wall mount

Easy-to-Install and with 45 Degree Rotation and Up to 15 Degree Tilt, VMP’s FP-XMWAB Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels up to 130 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb. 2, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new FP-XMWAB “extra medium� flat panel articulating wall mount is now shipping. With an MSRP of $239.95, the low profile FP-XMWAB holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 130 lbs.

“A sister product to our FP-XMFB “extra medium� flat panel flush wall mount, the FP-XMWAB articulating mount is incredibly installer friendly and a time saver by being both fully assembled and ready-to-use out-of-the-box,� explained Keith Fulmer, president more

PACIFIC TELEVISION CENTER INSTALLS FOR-A FRAME RATE CONVERTERS, SWITCHERS AND CLIP SERVER AT ITS LA FACILITY

Los Angeles, CA – Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a leading provider of global transmission and live broadcast production services, has installed several new products from FOR-A Corporation of America at its Los Angeles, CA facility, including: three FRC-7000 HD frame rate converters, two HVS-300RPS 1/ME multi-format production switchers, and one MBP-100SX MXF clip server.

With facilities in Los Angeles, New York, and London, PacTV provides live broadcast production and transmission via satellite and high-speed fiber.

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Live sports telecasts, satellite media tours, and news pool feeds are among the many services PacTV offers. On a typical day, celebrities, authors, and other newsmakers come to PacTV’s Los Angeles studio, sit before the camera, and join live shows on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, among other major broadcast networks to discuss hot topics or plug their latest books and movies.

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Chyron Emerging Technology Expo & Communications Summit Preview

Emerging Technology Expo & Communications Summit (ETECS) Feb 2-3, 2011 San Mateo Event Center, Calif. Chyron Booth 20
Chyron 5 Hub Drive Melville, NY 11747 USA Website: www.chyron.com more

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