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CLARK INTRODUCES NEW CD SERIES HD/SDI COAXIAL CABLES

Clark CD Series HD/SDI Coaxial Cables

Clark Wire & Cable™, NAB Booth #C5637, is introducing its new CD Series of HD/SDI coaxial cables for digital and High Definition video formats. Available in four sizes ranging from 23 gauge miniature to low-loss 14 gauge RG11 type coax, the CD series delivers broadcast-grade performance for demanding mobile production, studio, commercial AV, and large venue HD/SDI systems.

Designed for precision electrical performance in high-bandwidth applications, the CD series delivers the critical electrical characteristics required for 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s uncompressed video transmission, meeting or exceeding SMPTE 292M and 424M standards. Featuring a gas-injected, precision 75 Ohm dielectric and a 4.5 GHz rated bandwidth, all CD Series coax is sweep-tested and 100% verified to guarantee consistent and dependable performance.

The CD series coax also delivers exceptional mechanical performance. Crush resistance and aging characteristics meet or exceed industry standards to ensure long-term performance and durability. The highly uniform more

AUTOSCRIPT FEATURES INNOVATIVE LED TFT ON-CAMERA WIDE ANGLE PROMPTER AT 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 21, 2011Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is continuing to make considerable advances in the market and will be featuring its groundbreaking 17-inch LED17TFT-BLW System wide angle, on-camera prompter at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6625) in Las Vegas.

The latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system offers instant warm-up to full brightness, unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output. In addition, the LED17TFT-BLW comes with a wide angle hood, making it optimal for news or studio-based productions.

The LED17TFT-BLW comes equipped with an Eco +Plus+ feature that saves power when no active video is present and includes a preset LCM (Low Consumption Modes) feature for use with camera utility power-outlets, built-in dimmable Tally Light with Opto Sensor input and repeat output, illuminated control more

grandMA2 Accepts Invitation to the SAG Awards

SAG Awards

SAG Awards

grandMA got up close and personal with the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards when programmer Willy McLachlan tapped a grandMA2 system to control lighting designed by Jeffrey Engel. The awards show was simulcast live on TNT and TBS January 30 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of grandMA in North America.

“I’ve pretty much switched over to the grandMA2 full time,” says McLachlan who has teamed with Engel for the last 23 years. “One of the challenges of the SAG awards is that it’s a seated banquet for several thousand people with a stage at one end of the hall. Although there are no performance numbers on the show, the footprint of required light and the classic set make it very tricky and time more

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Community Loudspeakers Deliver for the Norwegian Sørmarka Arena

Somarka Arena
Sormarka Arena

Norway – A Community sound system has been installed in the new Norwegian Sørmarka Arena, a multi-use indoor facility with an ice rink for hockey, curling and figure skating and a 400m speed skating track. Located in Stavanger, the arena is owned by the Municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola and Randaberg and has been built to enhance the facilities available in the region. Designed to meet the needs and standards of professional athletes, the focus of Sørmarka is also on improving public health for children and young adults through increased physical activity.

The main sound system and automation for the Sørmarka facility was designed and programmed by Norsk Lydteknikk AS. with installation by Profitek AS. Using a total of 95 Community R-Series loudspeakers, the arena is the largest indoor installation of Community in Norway to date and comprises fifteen R2-94Z with TRC400 transformers, fourteen R.5COAX99T, fifty-two R.5COAX66T and fourteen more

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Wagner’s Seahawks Retake the Field with Community R-Series

Wagner College Scoreboard - Closeup R-Series
Wagner College Field

Staten Island, NY – Founded in Rochester in 1883, Wagner College moved to their current location here in 1918. Since then, the original 38-acre campus has grown to an idyllic 105 acres overlooking New York Harbor and the surrounding city.

The school’s athletics department boasts several NCAA teams, with the Seahawks football team among the most prestigious in the Northeast Conference. The team’s home field recently underwent a modern renovation, including a new sound system installed by Farmingdale-based Advance Sound. Advance Sound’s Thomas De Pace explains the challenges in creating the system design.

“They wanted more than just a new football field,” says De Pace. “They wanted to reinvent their team’s whole atmosphere. Obviously, speech intelligibility is always important, but the school also has a very rich student culture, with several dance teams who perform at the games. They needed something that was good for spoken word, but more

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Monitor Engineer Britton, Earl Klugh Band Give Thumbs Up to NEXO Wedge

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Since it began delivering in late December, the new NEXO 45 N-12 12-inch line monitor is receiving rave reviews. Engineer Melissa Britton, had the opportunity to use the new NEXO line monitors for Earl Klugh and his band at a recent show held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California. Although filling in at front of house on a Yamaha PM1D for this particular show, Britton normally mixes monitors using Yamaha digital consoles for Klugh. Brian Rachko mixed monitors for the Cerritos gig on the house Yamaha PM5D.

“I have to say that I could not hear the stage at all while I was at front of house,? states Britton. “The NEXO line monitors were super clean. I went on stage a couple times during sound check and was amazed by the separation from mix to mix.? The NEXO line monitor is a more

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