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Broadcast Pix Adds Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8 Software to Granite Live Production Systems

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it will offer Lyric PRO 8, Chyron’s graphics creation software, for its family of Granite™ live video production systems. Every Broadcast Pix system includes a switcher, Harris Inscriber CG, and clip store, and now Granite users can choose Chyron as well. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Chyron option at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (North Hall, Booth N4506).

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Broadcast Pix has fully integrated Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8 into its system. Producers can use the Chyron software to create sophisticated titles and 3D animations, access them from any Broadcast Pix control surface, see them on its Fluent View display, and play them from its graphic and clip stores. With just a click, titles can be edited live on-air. The system will also run files created on other Chyron systems more

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Magenta Research Announces New President

New Milford, CT, USA – Magenta Research, the recognized leader in signal distribution and switching, today announced the appointment of Kevin Prince to the previously vacant position of President.

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Prince comes to Magenta after serving as Chief Operating Officer for Chyron Corporation, a company he originally joined in 2005 as VP of Strategic Marketing. Prince quickly advanced through a series of roles that included Sr. Vice President of Operations and Sr. Vice President of Engineering & Product Management before being appointed COO.

Keith Mortensen, CEO & founder of Magenta Research, stated, “I am thrilled to bring Kevin Prince on board as President. His extensive career experience in product management and strategic marketing—which resulted in increased revenues for the advanced technology companies that employed him—makes him the ideal individual to maximize Magenta’s efforts globally.?

“I look forward to assisting in the continued expansion of Magenta more

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Ilari Anttila Appointed Electrosonic’s Service Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Ilari Anttila

Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Ilari Anttila has been named Service Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Formerly head of the Nordic region managing Electrosonic’s operations in Finland and Sweden, Anttila will now be based in London.

In 2010, Electrosonic’s audio-visual service business in the UK expanded considerably with the acquisition of DRV, a leading corporate AV systems and service company. Anttila’s appointment furthers Electrosonic’s commitment to provide the highest level of service to its clients. Besides managing and expanding business in the UK, Anttila is tasked with promoting Electrosonic’s service business throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Historically, this business has focused on the London financial sector, but opportunities exist further afield, and I have been charged with developing new business throughout the region,” says Anttila of more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP RECEIVES MARKET DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM HARMONIC INC.

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, announced today it has received the Market Development Award for the Americas at the annual Harmonic Power of Blue 2011 Channel Partner meeting last month in Palm Desert, Calif. ASG earned the award because of its sales of Omneon MediaGrid, a high-performance shared storage system. The company was also awarded the Breakout Partner Award – Americas from Omneon, now Harmonic, in 2010.

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“ASG has deep expertise in production storage and, combined with their solid knowledge of Omneon MediaGrid and associated solution workflows, provides customers with outstanding architecture and infrastructure support,? said Andy Brinck, senior director, worldwide channel sales at Harmonic Inc. “We wish ASG continued success and look forward to working with them.?

“We appreciate the recognition from Harmonic Inc.,? said Dave Van Hoy, more

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SOCIAL PURPOSE

More getting connected with Liberty AV

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—With a regular stream of visitors to its Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter pages already eagerly absorbing the latest in AV industry news and trends, taking advantage of exclusive deals, discovering career opportunities, and much more, Liberty AV is reaching out to promote an even broader range of online experiences to its customers and friends.

“We’ve gained immense insight into the true nature of our customers’ needs and businesses since optimizing our social media efforts,? notes Liberty Director of Marketing Becky McWilliams. “In turn, the medium has given us an additional channel for providing customer support, as well as a broader platform for centralizing information that is beneficial to both our loyal followers and the industry as a whole.?

Visitors to Liberty’s social media pages can expect a steady stream of online promotions and gear giveaways to pop up at more

MORE POWER TO THE API LUNCHBOX

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: API’s groundbreaking and industry-leading lunchbox® frame for 500-Series modules just got better. The re-engineered lunchbox boasts many improvements, including an increased power supply current of 215mA per slot, the addition of DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection and XLR access to channels 7 and 8 of the multi-pins. The revamped lunchbox also provides individual power rail LED indication and re-settable fuses on the power rail of each slot, so that one faulty module will not affect the others. The addition of a 100 VAC input voltage tap allows for wider international versatility.

Despite the numerous changes, the lunchbox’s basic design remains true to its roots. It still has six slots for standard API 500-Series modules, an internal phantom power supply and rugged steel chassis. For now, the new lunchbox remains priced at $499.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, more

FIRST SYRIAN CHANT RECORDINGS MADE WITH API GEAR

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WASHINGTON DC: Lost Origin Productions is an international multi-media company with a hefty creed: explore the past to change the future. Directed by musician, photographer and writer Jason Hamacher, Lost Origin Productions explores modern people living in ancient civilizations with hopes of inspiring current-day culture with a new ideas, stories and perspectives. Most recently, Hamacher traveled to Aleppo, Syria, to continue work on his Edessian Preservation Initiative, a project to preserve the world’s oldest Christian music practiced by the parishioners of St. George’s Syriac Orthodox Church. In order to capture the community’s ancient vocal traditions, Hamacher brought along his 3124+ from API.

“An old friend of mine, Matt Squire, is a producer who has a bunch of API gear,” said Hamacher. “When I told him my plan to record the chants, he told me I needed to use API equipment to make the recordings sound fantastic. more

TEXAS STUDIO EXPANDS, GETS SECOND API 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS: “Indie. Innovative. Intelligent.” yellow DOG Studios’ slogan is as true as a slogan can be. A place that artists as diverse as Brandon Jenkins, SQUINT, Pine Top Perkins, Mike Kelly, Green Day and Cody Canada have recently called home, yellow DOG Studios possesses the equipment, staff and the environment to produce high-quality recordings. Its Austin, location has great live and control rooms along with various vintage and boutique microphones, outboard pieces, guitars, amplifiers and even an API 1608. But having just one API recording console wasn’t enough for yellow DOG. Earlier this year, the recording facility commissioned a second 32-channel 1608 desk, and had it delivered earlier this month.

“I think the industry standard is to have different consoles in each room of a facility,” said studio co-owner and producer/arranger Ed Robinson, “but we decided to cut against the more

AES 131st Convention Exhibitor Forms Available On Line

NEW YORK: Exhibitor Applications for the 131st AES Convention have been posted on line at the AES website www.aes.org/events/131/exhibitors The convention will be held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center October 20-23, 2011.

The AES has served the professional audio industry for 63 years as the leading forum for the exchange of technical information and ideas for engineers, producers, creative artists, manufacturers and educators. Over 18,000 pro-audio industry members are expected to attend this year’s event. The 129th Convention attracted attendees from more than 70 countries around the world.

For additional information on Exhibiting at AES, contact Chris Plunkett, director, convention management at 131st_exhibits@aes.org

Pictured: NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center will host the 131st AES Convention, Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

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DANLEY SOUND LABS SHOWCASES NEW AMPLIFIER AND DSP LINES

dsla_3_3k.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MARCH 2011: Though still relatively young, Danley Sound Labs is well known for manufacturing loudspeakers and subwoofers that defy conventional designs. Unorthodox inventor and company namesake Tom Danley has spent decades designing not just sound reinforcement systems, but also state-of-the-art acoustics technologies for the government. His patented creations form the foundation of Danley Sound Labs’ success, and a cadre of more

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