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CHICAGO ABC AFFILIATE, WLS-TV, TAKES DELIVERY OF 33 ENG LENSES IN STATION’S FIRST FUJINON PURCHASE

AYNE, N.J. – WLS-TV, Chicago’s ABC owned TV station, recently took delivery of 33 lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Panasonic P2 HD cameras. 32 of the ENG lenses are ZA17X7.6BERM HD zoom lenses with 2X extenders, and one is a ZA22X7.6BERM telephoto lens. This purchase marks the first Fujinon lens sale to WLS-TV/ABC-TV. For more information on WLS-TV, please go to: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/index

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These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses are specifically designed to produce news, sports, special events, and independent productions in HDTV while in the field. “Our ZA Series makes the creation of HD programming affordable for a wide range of producers,? said Thom Calabro, Director Marketing and Product Development, Optical Devices Division. “Fujinon HD lenses are the perfect complement for today’s new HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards and more

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CHICAGO ABC AFFILIATE, WLS-TV, TAKES DELIVERY OF 33 ENG LENSES IN STATION’S FIRST FUJINON PURCHASE

WAYNE, N.J. – WLS-TV, Chicago’s ABC owned TV station, recently took delivery of 33 lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Panasonic P2 HD cameras. 32 of the ENG lenses are ZA17X7.6BERM HD zoom lenses with 2X extenders, and one is a ZA22X7.6BERM telephoto lens. This purchase marks the first Fujinon lens sale to WLS-TV/ABC-TV. For more information on WLS-TV, please go to: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/index

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These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses are specifically designed to produce news, sports, special events, and independent productions in HDTV while in the field. “Our ZA Series makes the creation of HD programming affordable for a wide range of producers,? said Thom Calabro, Director Marketing and Product Development, Optical Devices Division. “Fujinon HD lenses are the perfect complement for today’s new HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards and more

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AVI-SPL Kicks off Webinar Series: AVI-SPL University Online

NEC Hosts ‘Success Strategies for Video Wall Communications’ Webinar Feb. 17

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AVI-SPL is pleased to announce the launch of its new webinar series AVI-SPL University Online, a set of 13 sessions throughout 2011. Hosted by AVI-SPL and its manufacturer partners, the free webinar series will focus on emerging technologies and applications. NEC Display will host the inaugural webinar entitled “Success Strategies for Video Wall Communications? on February 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST.

NEC’s Michael Ferrer will explain how video walls improve communications across a range of industries, including transportation facilities, retail stores, quick-service restaurants and many more. With the ability to enhance advertising and streamline internal communications, video walls offer the benefits of ROI and ease of use. Ferrer will explore this innovative technology in detail, including best practices and trends, as well as recommendations for working with an integrator.

Ferrer is a 12-year veteran more

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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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