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Rat Sound Takes Delivery of L-ACOUSTICS KARA System

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Rat Sound’s Jon Monson and Dave Rat, plus L-ACOUSTICS’ Dave Weidenhoffer, with a few of the new KARA enclosures

OXNARD, California — Deepening its dedication to L-ACOUSTICS’ K Standard, Oxnard, California-based Rat Sound Systems, Inc. has now taken delivery of 18 small-format KARA line source elements.

“As we move further into the new technologies and capabilities offered by our L-ACOUSTICS’ LA8-powered K1 system, we’ve chosen to add the latest compact line array to complement it,” says Jon Monson, Rat Sound’s head of touring. “We plan to use KARA in two distinct ways: in an under-hang configuration for K1, and as a complete standalone system for smaller venues and shows.” more

Chyron Strengthens Presence in the Middle East and North Africa, Partners With Dubai-Based Dealer Tevido

LONDON — Feb. 6, 2011 — Dubai’s Tevido LLC is now serving as Chyron’s dealer in the Middle East and North Africa. Tevido LLC will represent the full line of Chyron graphics solutions, including the HyperX3 on-air graphics system, the Channel Box2 channel branding system, and the AXIS Graphics online content creation software and order management system. more

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‘TIS, At 63: An Indomitable Club In Tune With Changing Tastes

WSDG-E Keeps Atlantis Basel Relevant, Fun and ‘Neighborly’ With Innovative Martin Audio – Residual Hearing System

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: Commonly known as ’tis to six generations of fans, the Atlantis Basel’s ‘live long and prosper’ policy has kept it one of Switzerland’s largest and most popular music halls for 63 years. The recipe for this longevity: keep pace with changing times and tastes via equal measures of culinary and entertainment treats. Founded as a café in 1947, ‘tis became a unique jazz restaurant in 1957. In 1975 it morphed into a rock club featuring concerts by Black Sabbath and other mega stars. In the late ‘90’s‘tis revitalized for the DJ generation. Today, the Atlantis continues to cook as a club, lounge and restaurant.

To modernize and maximize its acoustic potential Atlantis host Jürg Wartmann and resident DJ Cedric Eichenberger were committed to replacing their ten-year-old audio system. Their more

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SENCORE 2011 NAB Show Preview

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SENCORE at the 2011 NAB Show
SENCORE offers a complete line of state-of-the-art solutions that support cost-effective and reliable content contribution and distribution. The company provides high-quality, consistent video signal delivery and monitoring technology for the fast-changing worldwide media market.

At the 2011 NAB Show, SENCORE will highlight solutions that contribute to efficient distribution of SD/HD video, as well as system monitoring, analysis solutions, and test/measurement equipment, all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. In keeping with the company’s reputation for staying a step ahead, SENCORE will also offer a variety of product demonstrations at its booth, SU7213. These include the latest technological advances in multichannel audio loudness monitoring; the use of bandwidth-saving DVB-S2 and H.264 open standards in point-to-point distribution links; and content delivery network video-on-demand and quality-of-experience applications. more

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SOUNDCAST’S SWEET DEALS FOR U.S. DEALERS – Company Readies for Growth in 2011

Chula Vista, CA (February 07, 2011) – Soundcast Systems, developer of high performance wireless audio systems and products since 2004, announces lucrative opportunities for U.S. dealers and custom integrators. The news stems from recent improvements to the company’s sales and marketing strategy.

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New plans include:
• Establishment of custom integrator (CI) and AV retail dealer network
• Just-in-time inventory support for dealer network
• Increased dealer margins and profits for direct dealer network
• Strategic alliance with The OAC Group and Roberta Lewis & Associates for business, sales and marketing, public relations and brand development
• New Multi-Source / Multi-Zone products for custom integration channel

Soundcast Systems is currently adding top Custom Integration and A/V specialty retail businesses as authorized dealers. New partners will receive above industry-standard margins more

COMPLETE PRODUCTION RENTALS CHOOSES AUDIO-TECHNICA FOR THE PASADENA SYMPHONY AND POPS

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STOW, OH, February 3, 2011 — The Pasadena Symphony and POPS is one of the top performing symphonic ensembles in southern California. They offer area residents a full spectrum of live symphonic concerts year-round at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena and Pasadena Rose bowl grounds, and they make sure every listener hears every note as clearly as possible, thanks to microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years. Complete Production Rentals, the area’s premier provider of rentals, sales and service of sound and video equipment, uses Audio-Technica microphones nearly exclusively for their work with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS because of A-T’s ability to accurately and consistently convey the nuances of the broad classical and popular music repertoire of the Symphony.

Jack Haffamier, President and Founder of Complete Production Rentals, has specific microphone choices for the entire Symphony. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA OFFERS THE ATW-CHG2 TWO-BAY RECHARGING STATION FOR NEWLY DESIGNED 2000 SERIES WIRELESS

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STOW, OH, January 31, 2011 — Audio-Technica offers the ATW-CHG2 Two-Bay Recharging Station for its new 2000 Series wireless transmitters. This versatile unit charges ATW-T220a handheld transmitters and/or ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitters (in any combination). Batteries are charged within the transmitters.

The ATW-CHG2 has many protective features to preserve the integrity of the transmitters. A built-in safety feature monitors cell voltage and automatically turns off the unit if problems are detected. The unit will also automatically shut off if damaged or alkaline (non-rechargeable) batteries are installed. Maintenance charging prevents battery self-discharge until the transmitter is removed from the charger. Two AA 2000 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included.

Other recent enhancements to the 2000 Series include the addition of a second operating frequency band for more flexibility and increased number of simultaneous usages (Band I: 487.125 to 506.600 MHz). The more

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BROADCAST INDUSTRY VETERAN PEDRO SILVESTRE PROMOTED TO SALES DIRECTOR, FOR-A AMERICA

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Pedro Silvestre as its Sales Director. Silvestre’s responsibilities now include management of sales for all of the United States and Latin America. Silvestre was previously FOR-A’s Regional Sales Manager, Caribbean and Latin America, a position he held for the past four years.

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“We’re excited to have Pedro take on the role of Sales Director of FOR-A America,? says Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “He’s done a tremendous job increasing our presence in the Latin American market, and we’re confident that Pedro’s expertise will further FOR-A’s growth in the entire United States as well.?

Silvestre asserts that his main objective is to keep FOR-A’s advanced technology top-of-mind within the broadcast industry, as well as more

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LOUD Appoints New Pro-Audio Leadership

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Woodinville, Wa. – January 28, 2011 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD?) today appointed Jeff Rocha, Vice President and General Manager, EAW and Anthony Taylor, Vice President and Managing Director, Martin Audio. In these newly expanded roles, Rocha and Taylor will assume P&L responsibility for their respective brand, as well as manage all engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing and sales efforts. In addition, Rocha will lead the EAW design and manufacturing facility in Whitinsville, USA, while Taylor will lead the Martin Audio design and manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK.

“EAW and Martin Audio are strong brands with their own unique personalities and reputations for service and innovation,? said Mark Graham, LOUD CEO. “Both Jeff and Anthony are veterans of their brands and have already improved the speed and accuracy of brand-level decision making. This increased autonomy will allow us to more

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Christie Steals the Show at the InAVation Awards 2011

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Christie is delighted to announce that Christie® MicroTiles™ was awarded Most InAVative Digital Signage Product in the Technology Awards category at the prestigious 2011 InAVation Awards, presented at this year’s ISE exhibition in Amsterdam (RAI, Amsterdam – 1st – 3rd February). Last year, Christie achieved great recognition for its Entero™ videowall display solution, winning the category award for Most InAVative Commercial Display.

Christie has won acclaim with its MicroTiles modular digital display solution, which was launched last year across EMEA from the ISE platform. Christie MicroTiles quickly found popularity and success in EMEA and beyond, adopted by rental staging players and deployed in the most successful installations, some of which were shortlisted for the Most InAVative Projects Awards. With a wealth of experience from significant awards won already in this, its first year, Christie MicroTiles were honored as Most InAVative more

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