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D.A.S. AUDIO CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

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Valencia, Spain – February 2011… D.A.S. Audio, recognized internationally as a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components, is pleased to announce that 2011 marks the company’s 40th anniversary. Founded in 1971 by a young industrial engineer named Juan Alberola, D.A.S. Audio has evolved into a global sound reinforcement leader with a comprehensive collection of products offering versatility and solutions for the contractor, sound rental companies, and the working musician. more

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MOZAEX FEATURES NEW SOLO 2 3D – ALL-IN-ONE 12TB BLU-RAY 3D SERVER AT EHX 2011

Mozaex Solo 2 3D all-in-one 12TB Blu-ray 3D Entertainment Server

THE MOZAEX SOLO 2 3D SUPPORTS UP TO 300 BLU-RAY OR 1,500 DVD MOVIES IN A STYLISH 3.5U UNIT

Salt Lake City – Feb 18, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, is proud to announce that it will feature the new Solo 2 3D all-in-one 12TB Blu-ray 3D Entertainment Server at EHX 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from March 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booths 701 and DR232B (alongside LK Stockroom). Mozaex also recently announced that the Solo 2 3D is now shipping.

“The Solo 2 3D simplifies entertainment by providing instant access to your entire collection of Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray 3D movies, DVD, music, photos, and online media including Netflix, Pandora and others,? said Mozaex CEO Douglas more

SUNSET CHRISTIAN CENTER ATTRACTS NEW MEMBERS AND TOP ARTISTS WITH AUDIO UPGRADE

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ROCKLIN, CA — Sunset Christian Center in Rocklin, CA, has come a long way since it was founded in a small warehouse by Greg and Kathy Fairrington more than 20 years ago. It recently opened the doors to an updated sanctuary featuring improved acoustics and a state-of-the-art audio system aimed at attracting major Christian recording artists. The campus, originally constructed in 1994, presently includes a main auditorium that seats 1,200, as well as six other worship venues, themed children’s spaces, a preschool, and a gym.

The sanctuary was originally designed for the more traditional worship setup of a choir accompanied by piano. To accommodate more contemporary music in worship services as well as concerts, Sunset Christian Center’s biggest challenge was its acoustics and PA system. For Kevin Hartman, the church’s technical director, the first order of business at the time more

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JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors and VERTEC® Line Arrays Shine at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards

On a night full of surprises, JBL Professional loudspeakers were once again called upon at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards to ensure predictable, high-quality live sound and audio for television broadcast. Held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, the GRAMMY Awards were broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. As it has for the past several years, ATK Audiotek of Valencia, California provided JBL VERTEC® line arrays for live sound reinforcement, while JBL LSR studio monitors were used in the critical listening room for the telecast.

The annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, known as Music’s Biggest Night®, is presented by The Recording Academy® to honor outstanding achievements in the production and performance of recorded music. This year’s awards were marked by a variety of elaborate stage productions bringing together some of the biggest names in music today, including Lady more

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ATK Audiotek Provides Superior Sound For Super Bowl XLV With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

ATK Audiotek recently provided audio services for Super Bowl XLV, marking the 14th straight year the company has been involved in the country’s biggest sporting event. Once again, ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed cart system with JBL VERTEC® line arrays for the Halftime Show and Post-Game Show of the Super Bowl, held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on February 6, 2011. The carts were also used for Lea Michele’s rendition of “America the Beautiful? and Christina Aguilera’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.?

This year’s Super Bowl, broadcast via FOX Sports, was the most watched in history, viewed by an estimated 111 million people in the United States alone. The Black-Eyed Peas starred in the Halftime Show, which also included guest appearances by guitarist Slash and R&B singer Usher. The Post-Game Show included the Lombardi Trophy presentation, awarded to this year’s NFL champion Green Bay Packers.

For Super more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC C100 HDS CONSOLE CHOSEN FOR AALTO UNIVERSITY STUDIO UPGRADE

Console Power and Ease-of-Use Perfect for High Level Education Mission

HELSINKI, FINLAND – The Aalto University School of Art and Design, an international school specializing in design, audio-visual communication, art education and fine art, recently chose a Solid State Logic C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console as the centerpiece of its television studio in the Media Centre Lume. The Aalto University School of Art and Design, based in Helsinki, Finland offers doctorate, master and bachelor degrees to its over 1,900 student body, with open-university teaching and professional training courses. The C100 HDS is used by the film and TV departments, as well as other polytechnic schools that use studio facilities. The C100 is supported by SSL’s Alpha-Link Live, Alpha-Link 8-RMP and Delta-Link units.

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Alteva Chief Innovation Officer to Speak at Parallels Summit 2011

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Implementing Hosted PBX and VoIP with Parallels Automation

PHILADELPHIA, PA & ORLANDO, FL – February 18, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that William Bumbernick, chief innovation officer will speak at Parallels Summit 2011, February 22-24, in Orlando, Florida. Bumbernick will join Anton Zlygostev, program manager, Parallels Automation to discuss, “Implementing Hosted PBX and VoIP with Parallels Automation,? Thursday, February 24th at 3:50pm.

Every small and medium sized business has phones and a phone system. These are quickly following the path of email to the cloud. Are you ready to grab your share of that market? This session will show attendees the easiest and most profitable way to add Hosted PBX and VoIP to their lineup.

“Recent voice integration efforts have changed the telecommunications landscape by enabling service providers to more

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DK-Technologies Focuses On Audio Loudness At NAB 2011

In light of the recent CALM legislation on audio loudness in the US, DK-Technologies is using the NAB 2011 platform (Booth C7840) to highlight the numerous audio and video metering products within its range that are complaint with ATSC recommendations, as well as the European EBU R128 and ITU BS1770/1771 recommendations.

The company is also promoting a free software update offer to all customers with a MSD or PT0 600 series audio meter, which will enable them to use the new Recommendations. All new MSD and PT0 600 series meters will automatically have these specifications included, allowing customers access to use both ATSC and EBUR128 recommendations.

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Alongside its focus on the important issue of loudness, DK-Technologies will also be showing a number of new innovations to its range of metering and monitoring products.

These include the PT0700R Client more

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BEN ARTHUR’S DUBWAY DAYS AND THE METRIC HALO ULN-8

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2011: Ben Arthur is a charismatic, self-made singer/songwriter who has released four critically-lauded albums and opened for such acts as Tori Amos, Bruce Hornsby, and the Dave Matthews Band. His knack for successful collaborations has earned him the friendship of many very talented musicians who tend to fly just under the radar of the mass media. That knack and those friendships will be put to the dramatic test on Dubway Days, a web-TV show – and possible Network TV show – that will air its pilot episode on February 14, 2011 at www.breakthruradio.com. It so happens that Ben Arthur is also an ardent Metric Halo user.

The tagline for Dubway Days, “Two Artists… One Day… One Song,” sums up the mechanics of the show, but its drama hinges on the immensity of that task. Ben Arthur and a guest begin a day of more

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53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® TECHNICAL TEAM HITS A HOME RUN WITH GREAT SOUND FOR LIVE BROADCAST

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2011) — The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, showcased an amazing collection of musical performances and tributes and utilized the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with a cutting-edge, high-definition/5.1 surround sound event.

The GRAMMY Awards’ technical staff consists of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® members Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger again supervised the broadcast audio, while fellow P&E Wing member Leslie Ann Jones supervised the house audio.

Pictured L-R: Top Row: Mark Linnet, M3 Offline Remix Truck Engineer-in-Charge; Hank Neuberger, GRAMMY Award Telecast sound supervisor; Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director; Michael Abbott, Audio Coordinator; and Mikael Stewart, Front-of-House Engineer. Bottom Row: Eric Schilling, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer; Phil Ramone more

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