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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® CELEBRATED 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CAPACITY CROWD AT “SHAKEN RATTLED & ROLLED” GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT HONORING T BONE BURNETT

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Audio Industry Leaders Gather for the Fourth Annual GRAMMY® Week Gala at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles

The P&E Wing’s Annual Gathering Recognizes Achievements and Contributions of the Music Industry’s Production Community

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2011) — On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® kicked off GRAMMY® Week with its 10th anniversary celebration event titled “Shaken Rattled & Rolled” honoring legendary producer T Bone Burnett for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. GRAMMY-winning artists Elton John and Leon Russell served as honorary event co-chairs for the event, held at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminated with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, airing live on the CBS Television Network, more

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JVC AND SPECTRACAL DEVELOP NEW CALMAN COMMERCIAL PROJECTOR CALIBRATION INTERFACE

New Workflow Demonstrated at 2011 HPA Tech Retreat

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its collaboration with SpectraCal to create a custom calibration interface within the CalMAN Commercial software for the new DLA-RS60U and DLA-RS50U 3D-enabled D-ILA Reference Series projectors. The software will be demonstrated in the Demo Room at the 2011 HPA Tech Retreat®, the annual conference of the Hollywood Post Alliance trade association, which begins today in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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A new custom interface within the CalMAN Commercial software simplifies calibration of the new JVC DLA-RS60U and DLA-RS50U 3D-enabled D-ILA Reference Series projectors.

Calibrating projectors has generally been a complicated process using on-screen menus and a remote control. With CalMAN’s Direct Device Control (DDC) interface, however, the process is as simple as adjusting the more

Mwnci Adds Oxygen DCT’s Penta Series Grading Monitors To Its High Quality Equipment List

Cardiff-based independent TV Post Production company Mwnci (Welsh for ‘monkey’) has recently invested in two high-quality Penta Series LCD grading monitors, which were supplied and installed by Oxygen DCT.

Established in 1999, Mwnci specialises in editing film and video for broadcast and is synonymous with quality and cutting edge expertise. Operating from three locations in Cardiff – each of which has 20 edit suites – Mwnci also has studios, an OB truck and satellite links, not to mention an enviable client list that includes Indus films, Disney, Adastra, BBC HD, Prospect pictures to name but a few.

The latest addition to the Mwnci range of facilities is a Baselight Grading suite. Managing Director Rich Moss says: “We wanted a really good monitor for this suite so we looked at a wide range of products. We eventually chose a Penta PDP24 because the combination of keen pricing and high more

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QVC Italy Goes Live With Shotoku Broadcast Systems Robotic Control Camera System

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Staines, UK (10 February 2011) – QVC Italy, the latest launch of QVC, Inc. – one of the world’s largest multimedia retailers – has gone on air from new studios in Milan with a sophisticated 11-channel robotic control camera configuration from Shotoku Broadcast Systems. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director, announced the Company’s significant participation in the project from European headquarters in Staines, UK.

“Following the very successful use of Shotoku systems at QVC’s recently upgraded UK studios, we were happy to select Shotoku for our launch in Italy,? said Mattias Brahammar, QVC Italy’s Vice President of Television Operations.
Shotoku supplied QVC UK with a considerable complement of equipment in late 2009 to greatly extend the robotic controlled camera operation in London.

“Operational flexibility, reliability, and precision are top priorities throughout our productions, and Shotoku have consistently more

New AMX Control Module Available for L-ACOUSTICS Amplified Controllers

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OXNARD, California – L-ACOUSTICS has teamed up with control and automation specialist AMX to provide external control of the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers from an AMX touch screen panel.

“The new AMX module provides L-ACOUSTICS Systems Integrators with an interface control solution to take full advantage of the flexibility and performance of our LA amplified controllers in fixed install applications, such as houses of worship, convention centers and sports facilities,” says Cedric Montrezor, head of installation support, L-ACOUSTICS. more

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Onkyo Debuts Entry-Level AV Receivers With Internet, Network, and USB Capabilities at Much Lower PricesOnkyo Debuts Entry-Level AV Receivers With Network and USB Capabilities at Much Lower Prices

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (2/10/2011). — Onkyo, a global innovator in hi-fi and home theater, has introduced a line of three new entry-level home theater receivers that include advanced networking capabilities and a ‘Made for iPod/iPhone’ USB interface for the first time at such low prices. Previously, these features were only available in the US on models with suggested retail prices of $899 and higher. The release includes the 7.2-channel TX-NR609, the 5.1-channel TX-NR509 and the 5.1-channel TX-SR309. The models designated ‘TX-NR’ are network-capable and all three have front-panel USB connections.

The two network-capable receivers support streaming PC audio and Internet radio, and provide compatibility with Windows® 7 and DLNA. The Internet connection greatly simplifies the process of providing future updates to the receiver’s firmware. These networking models can also take advantage of Onkyo’s free Remote App for iPod/iPhone to control the A/V receiver.

Onkyo has also introduced more

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Three Byte Intermedia Controls a Room Full of Apple iPads at the Infiniti Leadership Summit

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Working with luxury car manufacturer Infiniti, brand-leadership expert AMCI sought out Three Byte Intermedia, a custom software studio specializing in innovative AV solutions, to develop a unique personal presentation and interaction platform based on Apple iPads. The challenge: The iPads would be given to 100 people at a time from Infiniti franchise dealerships across the U.S. who were attending the Infiniti Leadership Summit.

Designed to focus renewed enthusiasm on Infiniti’s brand presence, the Summit rallied dealers to an enhanced customer experience promise. AMCI wanted to use iPads throughout the presentations to demonstrate the streamlined, technology-enabled experience they expect dealers to present and emulate.

Three Byte designed a hardware and software system to coordinate and control a room full of iPads as users completed interactive exercises and submitted their results. In one activity, facilitators asked more

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C-nario and CTV Complete Digital Signage Network at Israel Discount Bank

Tel Aviv, Israel, February 11, 2011 – C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, and CTV, a leading integrator of digital signage and media management, today announced that they have completed a country-wide digital signage network at Israel Discount Bank, Israel’s third largest bank. The network is based on C-nario Messenger, C-nario’s flagship digital signage platform.

The new network is C-nario and CTV’s largest joint project in the banking industry. Previously, both companies collaborated on a digital signage project at Israel Mercantile Bank.

The network includes the bank’s headquarters and 140 branches. Each branch has between 1-6 screens, and may receive various combinations of video and audio channels, based on its location and various other criteria. The Network Operations Center (NOC) is operated by CTV and is located at CTV’s headquarters.

Content is generated mainly by CTV, and partially by the bank. Content includes more

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Almo Professional A/V Named Exclusive National Distributor for Christie MicroTiles

Almo Professional A/V Named Exclusive
National Distributor for Christie MicroTiles

Christie MicroTiles and Product Training Available in March;
Shown This Month in Almo Pro A/V Booth During DSE 2011

Philadelphia, PA — February 10, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, today announced it has been named the exclusive national distributor for Christie® MicroTiles™. Christie MicroTiles, along with essential technical and installation training for the product, will be available from Almo Pro A/V beginning March 1, 2011. Christie MicroTiles will also be shown in a live digital signage application in the Almo booth (#1618) during Digital Signage Expo 2011, February 22-25.

“We have a growing number of partners who are using video walls for large-scale digital signage installations so Christie MicroTiles are ideal due to their high brightness and ability to capture an audience’s attention,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and more

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X2O Media’s vClips and Xpresenter(TM) Xe Video Poster Keep Students, Alumni, and Visitors Engaged and Informed at Le Moyne College

Interactive Video Application Shows Video Highlights in College’s Athletics Hall of Fame, While Video Poster Powers Digital Menu Boards in On-Campus Café more

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