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T.G. Baker (Sound) Ltd. Installs More Than 100 JBL PD Series Loudspeakers In Ireland’s Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland is a state-of-the-art, 51,000-capacity facility for sports, concerts and special events. Its waveform-shaped architecture is striking in design, and houses four tiers of seating, with seven stories of floors and two basement levels. Aviva Stadium is the home of the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team.

Audio for Aviva Stadium is provided by a massive JBL sound system that includes 105 Precision Directivity (PD) Series loudspeakers, augmented by Application Engineered (AE) Series AM6200/64 speakers. The system also includes Crown Audio amplifiers and BSS Soundweb London signal processing, connectivity and control products. The prestigious installation was carried out by the highly experienced, UK-based TG Baker (Sound) Ltd. under the supervision of project manager Tony Mott. The system was sold by Sound Technology, Harman Professional’s distributor in the UK and ROI, who also provided technical assistance via its project support more

Crown Audio To Host Online Seminar: Installation Applications for the PIP-USP4 Processing Module

Crown Audio will be offering an online seminar, “Installation Applications for the PIP-USP4 Processing Module,? on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and on March 25 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The seminar, presented by Crown’s Director of Application Engineering, Bradford Benn, will cover the features and applications of the PIP-USP4.

The Crown PIP-USP4 is a fourth generation DSP PIP™ (Programmable Input Processor) input module for CTs Series two channel amplifiers. The USP4 connects to an Ethernet network allowing it to be remotely controlled and monitored via Harman HiQnet ™ System Architect ™. In addition, the USP4 allows the transport of real-time digital audio via CobraNet™ or AES.

Please go to www.crownaudio.com/seminar.htm to register for the class. Attendees will be automatically registered for a chance to win a Crown XLS 1000 amplifier.

The free seminar will cover the following features of more

Soundcraft® Vi1™ Digital Mixing Console Provides Diverse Sonic Palette For Norway’s Rainbow Events AS

Rainbow Events AS, a Norwegian production company that coordinates concert tours for major national and international artists, recently added a Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console to its inventory. With capabilities to provide sound reinforcement and services for events with up to 30,000 attendees, the Oslo-based company has experience with festivals, clubs, theaters and other events, including the Momarkedet Festival in Mysen, Norway.

For Rainbow, making the move to the Vi1 was a natural progression. “When we first formed the company, we started out using the classic Soundcraft 1S console. Since then, we have been impressed by the quality and reliability Soundcraft provides,? noted Per Langsholt of Rainbow Events.

“At Rainbow we pride ourselves on our close relationships with the artists and our thorough technical knowledge of the equipment we use, giving us an advantage in the planning and execution of concerts and events,? continued Langsholt. “Here in Norway, more

Doug Mekanik Joins A.C.T Lighting in Tech Support

Doug Mekanik

Doug Mekanik

A.C.T Lighting has expanded its team of highly qualified professionals with the addition of Doug Mekanik as a Technical Support specialist. In his new role, Mekanik will support the entire range of A.C.T Lighting products, including MA Lighting, Clay Paky, LiteWare and W-DMX, as well as train customers on the use and operation of those products.

“I’m excited to be joining A.C.T Lighting and begin training programmers on the grandMA2 console,” says Mekanik. “It’s going to be great to work closely with a whole new level of programmers and productions.”

A graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia with a degree in Theatre Design/Technology, Mekanik has an extensive background in entertainment from designing and programming lighting in concert, dance and theatrical atmospheres to providing technical support and training to lighting more

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SYMETRIX JUPITER “ZERO LEARNING CURVE” DSP ORBITS NEW AUDITORIUM IN SPAIN’S HISTORIC ATENEU BARCELONÈS

ateneu_barcelones.JPGBARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 2011: Located in Barcelona, Spain, the Ateneu Barcelonès is a unique institution. It is not a school, though many have learned there. It is not a club, though many gather there. It is not a library, though many books and a wealth of knowledge are preserved there. The Ateneu Barcelonès is perhaps best described as an intellectual cultural center, more

SYMETRIX AUTOMIX MATRIX 780 INSTALLED IN SERBIAN CONFERENCE ROOM

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – FEBRUARY 2011: A recently completed conference room in the municipality of Vracar in Belgrade, Serbia serves the local government with a state-of-the-art audio/visual system. In addition to supporting conferences and sophisticated multi-media presentations, the main stereo sound system (with a supporting subwoofer) also permits the user to hold special movie events. The system, which centers on a Symetrix Automix Matrix 780 digital signal processor chosen for its power, simplicity, and very competitive price, delivers speech reinforcement, both for delegates and for visiting speakers or members of the public, as well as signal distribution, both for ENG journalists and for a large plasma monitor in the foyer of the building.

Based in Belgrade, Lola Audio designed and installed the new conference room’s A/V system. Zoran Kecojevic, former general manager and now owner of Lola Audio, led the effort, relying more

SYMETRIX AUTOMIX MATRIX 780 AND ROOM COMBINE 788 ARE NOW 64-BIT COMPATIBLE

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2011: Symetrix announces a new, freely available release of the programming software for two of its popular fixed-architecture processors, the Automix Matrix 780 and the Room Combine 788. Along with a few small changes, the update makes the software compatible with 64-bit Windows operating systems. Users can download the new programming software, which requires no change to the Automix Matrix 780 or Room Combine 788 units themselves, from the Symetrix website.

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“Integrators can now use the software without any constraints in 64-bit operating systems,” said Mark Ullrich, senior technical sales engineer for Symetrix. “In addition, the new programming software allows for better interactions between the processors and Symetrix’ ARC remote control wall panels. Specifically, the wall panel button LEDs will now light in a latched-radio-button manner so that the more

Media Vision USA Unveils the New HCS-8318 Multi-Media Terminal

HCS-8318 Multi-Media Terminal

San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2011 – A revolutionary new product released by TAIDEN, the Multi-Media Terminal is the first of its kind. With the entire standard feature set of a Conference System Delegate, the new HCS-8318 offers a 10? Touch Screen interface for the meeting participant to manage presentation material. The units come with various options that will eliminate the need for laptops in the boardroom, council chamber or courtroom. more

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Digital Rapids TouchStream Boosts Veterinary Education at the University of Guelph

Twenty of the user-friendly encoding and streaming appliances record and stream clinical activities from multiple locations

Digital Rapids LogoFebruary 25, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that the University of Guelph has purchased 20 TouchStream live streaming appliances for video capture, archiving and live streaming at the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre at the Ontario Veterinary College. The TouchStream units stream and record medical procedures, interviews and other clinical activities from multiple locations within the Centre.

TouchStream units in rack at University of Guelph

TouchStream units in rack at University of Guelph

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre is a state of the art experiential learning facility where students develop enhanced skills, competence and confidence in providing veterinary healthcare. To support their educational goals, the Centre sought a user-friendly solution to capture video and audio from multiple patient care and procedure rooms, stream it live for immediate remote observation and store it for subsequent on-demand review.

The TouchStream appliances receive source video signals from a variety of locations throughout the Centre and encode them into digital formats for live streaming and on-demand viewing on the Web and other devices. Supplied and deployed by systems integrator Design Electronics, the TouchStream units are integrated with a Crestron control system, allowing recording and streaming to be remotely activated from each location. TouchStream’s flexible concurrent streaming and archiving capabilities and its ability to integrate with third-party components were key considerations for the project, and contribute significantly to the overall system’s ease-of-use. more

Chyron MicroX Powers Real-Time Text and Graphics Animation at New STAR CJ Home Shopping Channel

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Feb. 24, 2011 — Chyron today announced that STAR CJ Network India Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of Star Group and CJ O Shopping South Korea, has deployed a MicroX graphics system for on-air branding for its new home shopping channel, STAR CJ alive. Combined with Chyron’s powerful Lyric PRO software, the attractively priced MicroX allows STAR CJ to enhance network programming with stunning broadcast graphics.
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