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Kramer Introduces the 6808HDxl 3G HD-SDI AES Audio De-Embedder

Kramer’s 6808HDxl

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the 6808HDxl AES audio de-embedder for SD, HD and 3G SDI signals. The unit is ideal for both broadcast and production studio use and for digital/analog AV authoring.

The 6808HDxl has one SDI input and output on BNC connectors to accept an SD, HD or 3G-SDI signal. Its input automatically detects the incoming signal format. Supported formats include SMPTE standards 259M, 344M, 344M and 424M. The 6808HDxl de-embeds two channels of AES audio from one of four selectable audio groups. These audio channels are then output via the two AES/EBU audio BNC output connectors.

The group select DIP-switches make it simple to select the audio group to de-embed, while Kramer’s Equalization & re-Klocking™ Technology rebuilds the digital signal enabling long distance signal transmission. The unit features a maximum data rate of 3Gpbs.

The 6808HDxl is powered by an included 5V more

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SIM2 Embarks on New Product Tour First Stop: EHX 2011 Show in Orlando

Miramar, Florida—March 2011—SIM2 makes the first stop in its multi-city tour celebrating the company’s 15th Anniversary highlighted by recent key product introductions. The three-chip DLP®-based LUMIS 3D SOLO Line and the single-chip DLP-based CRYSTAL Line will make their world debut at the 2011 EHX show, the CE Pro Event, March 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA, who will be there to introduce these products for their premiere appearance, says, “These revolutionary projectors have been very well received by dealers and at EHX we will provide attendees with an incredible presentation of both models. We put money back into our dealers’ wallets by not only promising, but also delivering advanced technologies and innovation. These products are ready for prime time now—we look forward to receiving a positive reaction from dealers and press alike at EHX.?

“We are more

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Audinate Partners with Its First South American Manufacturer

Solidyne will incorporate Audinate’s Dante technology in future products.

Portland, OR.-March 17, 2011-Solidyne S.R.L., the world’s oldest manufacturer of broadcasting consoles and the first company to create a PC based digital audio system for radio station automation will incorporate Audinate’s Dante™ digital media technology into its new 2600 line of digital consoles.

In 1995 Solidyne introduced Audicom 5, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software application for radio station automation. Solidyne was awarded the First National Prize for Technological Innovation in Argentina for this invention. Today this technology is used in radio stations in more than 120 countries. Audicom 8 is still the only AI software in the market.

Solidyne is planning to introduce a new line of fully modular 2600 consoles in 2011. This console line will provide a low cost analog audio console with excellent audio quality as an entry point. By adding new modules, more

SIMPLIFYING LIFE: SYMETRIX LAUNCHES THE JUPITER APP FINDER

jupiter_appfinder.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MARCH 2011: The Symetrix Jupiter series of digital signal processors are unique. Inspired by the “apps” paradigm of smart phones, the Jupiter hardware effectively morphs to perfectly meet the needs of almost any sound processing application. Over sixty apps (and growing!) are available at Symetrix.co, each tailored to a particular need in a particular situation. But before the sheer number of apps becomes its own undoing, Symetrix is pleased to announce the new Jupiter App Finder utility on Symetrix.co. With this new utility, users can home in on the perfect app with only a few clicks of the mouse.

“The Jupiter App Finder was inspired by many eCommerce sites on which you can stack filters in a product category to narrow the list of products to those with the specific features you’re after,” explained Trent Wagner, senior product manager at more

INDUSTRY VETERAN PAUL GIANSANTE JOINS DANLEY SOUND LABS AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

paul_giansante.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MARCH 2011: To capitalize on its rapidly increasing market share, Danley Sound Labs has appointed industry veteran Paul Giansante to the position of National Sales Manager to propel the company to the next phase of its development and beyond. With a long and deep history in just about every relevant audio role conceivable – from concert manager, to AV integrator, to general manager for leading loudspeaker manufacturers – Giansante brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to his new role at Danley Sound Labs.

It would be difficult to overstate Giansante’s accomplishments. He has worked as a freelance audio systems engineer in the Midwest, providing engineering, design, installation, and operating services to houses of worship, theaters, and performing arts centers. He served as concert touring manager with Meyer Sound Laboratories, where he increased the number of acts touring with the more

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY SELECTS 10 FUJINON HDTV LENSES FOR EVENTS STAGING AND A/V RENTALS

WAYNE, N.J., March 16, 2011 – Creative Technology Group, a leading international supplier of specialist audio/visual equipment for the rental and staging of large corporate events, concerts, and televised sports and entertainment programming, purchased 10 Fujinon ZA17x7.6BERD-S HD ENG lenses. The 10 Fujinon lenses were purchased along with 10 new Grass Valley LDK-3000 multi-format HD cameras to support the demand for affordable, high-quality HD acquisition by the firm’s growing clientele.

“Creative Technology chose these Fujinon lenses because they are not only excellent lenses, but they hold up well on the road,? said Jason Meckler, Chief Video Engineer, Creative Technology Group, North America, in Panorama City, CA, (www.ctus.com). “Quality and durability were our main concern, and these Fujinon lenses met both of those requirements.?

Since the new equipment went into service, the Grass Valley LDK-3000 cameras and Fujinon ZA17x7.6 HD ENG lenses have already been used for more

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort Feels the Peal of KUDO

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L-ACOUSTICS amplifier/loudspeaker package goes into resort’s new Pano Hall

LINCOLN, California — Thunder Valley Casino Resort, located 30 miles east of Sacramento, has now wrapped up an ambitious schedule of renovations with the addition of a spa, outdoor pool and 17-story luxury hotel, which houses the resort’s new 10,000-square-foot Pano Hall.

Designed to host concert and comedy productions, corporate meetings, poker tournaments, banquets and many other events, the multipurpose, 1,000-capacity space is equipped with a mobile L-ACOUSTICS amplifier and loudspeaker package supplied by Las Vegas-based Audio Video Design-Build (AVDB) Group. more

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E4 Product Launch Preview: Draper Curved Screens

The E4 AV Tour continues grow as a launch for new products. At this year’s San Francisco event on April 6th, Draper will release brand new curved frame versions of the Clarion and Onyx screens. It’s part of Drapers’ move to respond to the increasing need for customization in the market, both for home theater and commercial applications such as simulation, or applications requiring edge blending.

“Curved screens are not brand new of course,” says Jim Hoodlebrink, Rental/IDS Manager at Draper. “However as they rapidly grow in popularity Draper has responded to the market by bringing out a more decorative frame and the ability to custom curve the screen to fit the customers’ needs.” The integrated decorative frame–in black velvet–saves the step of fitting a cover onto the typical extruded aluminum frame, insuring a nicer finish, and the ability to customize the screen curvature can be make-or-break for more

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FOR-A HVS-4000 PRODUCTION SWITCHER MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT 2011 NAB SHOW

Multi-Format Switcher Available in 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E, and 3M/E Versions, Offers Options for 3D, 3 Gbps* Production

Fort Lee, N.J., March 16 2011 – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase its new HVS-4000 multi-format video switcher at the at the 2011 NAB Show, which runs April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C5219). Available in 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E or 3 M/E models, the switcher is loaded with standard features to handle complex video productions, and offers optional support for 3 Gbps* and 3D production.

“The new HVS-4000 was designed to handle a variety of production challenges,? said Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “With options that can support 1080p* and 3D production, our switcher can easily grow with our customers as their production needs more

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Lila Cockrell Theatre Adds Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots As part of Major Renovation

Lila Cockrell Theater

Lila Cockrell Theater

As part of a $17-million renovation, San Antonio’s Lila Cockrell Theatre (LCT) has augmented its lighting inventory with three Robert Juliat Cyrano HMI 2500W hot restrike followspots purchased from dealer Texas Scenic in town.

LCT is located in the Convention Facilities’ complex in the shadow of the Tower of the Americas, a permanent legacy of the 1968 San Antonio World’s Fair. The theatre offers more than 2,300 seats on three levels; its main stage spans 113×60 feet and boasts an orchestra pit, integrated performance audio system, AV infrastructure for cameras and projectors, a fully-networked stage and architectural lighting system and a complement of manually-operated counterweight sets with motorized stage electrics.

“The theatre has served the city as one of the largest traditional performing arts venues in downtown San Antonio,” says more

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