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Firehouse Productions Deploys HARMAN Crown-powered JBL VERTEC® System For Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Providing sound reinforcement for a star-studded event featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions supplied Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers and JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, staged on March 14, 2011 at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The event featured performances by some of the inductees including Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, John Mayer, and Elton John. Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, and Darlene Love were also among those inducted at the ceremony. All inductees are ultimately enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, which exists to educate its audiences on the global impact of the rock and roll art form.

Firehouse deployed 24 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers to power the system, which included 10 VERTEC VT4889 more

HARMAN’s Lexicon Now Offers Digital Streaming For Apple iPad

On the heels of the launch of Apple’s iPad2 and GarageBand for iPad, HARMAN’s Lexicon has announced the Omega Desktop Recording Interface‘s capability for digital streaming and recording to Apple’s iPad. Lexicon’s Omega allows musicians to record directly with any audio recording app, including the newly released GarageBand. The high-quality audio streaming capability of Omega allows musicians who record at home and on the go take further advantage of the increasing number of recording applications for musicians available from the Apple App Store.

The Omega contains all the necessary components to transform an iPad into a professional 24-bit recording studio. For the first time, a user can record, edit, mix and publish high quality audio using an iPad and the Lexicon Omega.

“We immediately recognized the power and relevance of the iPad platform for the recording musician, and were determined to integrate it with the flexibility our recording more

Ricky’s Audio Corporation Deploys HARMAN JBL VerTec®, VRX and VP Series Systems For Puerto Rico’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Ensuring that Puerto Rico’s annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was once again a success, leading audio supply company Ricky’s Audio Corporation recently deployed HARMAN JBL VerTec® and VRX line array systems. The event was held at the Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer research. The audio system supported a talented lineup of musical artists, entertaining more than 15,000 participants walking and running to celebrate and remember those affected by the illness.

The main stage featured 22 JBL VerTec VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology, supplying clarity and high output from four separate array locations arranged to cover 270 degrees around the stage. These were supplemented with four VRX932LAP Constant Curvature powered loudspeakers and five VRX918SP Constant Curvature powered subwoofers. The stage monitoring system included 14 JBL VP7212MDP powered monitors. Eight Crown MA3600vz more

Willow Creek Community Church Launches New Campus with Ross CrossOver Solo

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 28, 2011 – Willow Creek Community Church prepares for their new campus launch in Huntley, IL with a Ross Video CrossOver 12 Solo compact production switcher. more

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Tecom Lecterns Revolutionizes ‘User-Friendly’

TechPod Lite Lectern

New York – 28 March 2011 – Research done on the subject of progressive educational tools has proven that teachers are having difficulties adjusting to new forms of advanced technology in the classroom, while more and more students are basing their choice of University on an institutions ability to offer advanced classroom technology. Tecom, developer of the industry-leading TechPod Multimedia Lecterns, is excited to launch its newest lectern, the TechPod Lite – a solution so simple it should eradicate teacher’s struggle with this advanced technology all together.

TechPod Lite is a complete solution for any classroom, boardroom and training room. Quick to install, the TechPod Lite features a true plug and play capability, with no need for labor or refurnishing. It can be installed in new or existing facilities, requiring only power and reducing TCO. The unique Dell uSFF PC has an energy-conscious design including up to 90% efficient more

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WGBH Upgrades To Robotics With Shotoku Broadcast Systems

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DUAL ROBOTIC/MANUAL CONTROL AND USER FRIENDLY GUI ATTRACT PREEMINENT PBS STATION TO SHOTOKU

Staines, UK (March 23, 2011) – Shotoku Broadcast Systems has supplied a six-channel remotely controlled camera configuration to WGBH Boston – America’s preeminent public broadcaster and producer for PBS – as part of the station’s upgrade to a sophisticated robotic solution. The system was installed in WGBH’s studios located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

“We were particularly pleased to be chosen to supply robotic camera systems to WGBH, who’s highly regarded programs are enjoyed right across the United States,? said Eddershaw. “Our TR-8T control systems matched their operational requirements and the TG-19 head is perfect for robotic and manual control of the larger camera configurations they’re using?
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Cobalt Digital Gear Helps NEP Deliver National Telecast From Hollywood’s Motion Picture Awards

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Urbana, IL (March 25, 2011) – Four of NEP Broadcasting’s fleet of production trucks, all equipped with a significant complement of Cobalt Digital gear, worked the red carpet and the main event at the national telecast of the motion picture awards from Hollywood. NEP utilized over 100 Cobalt downconverters, as well as embedders, de-embedders, frame syncs and color correctors to support Red Carpet coverage and the awards ceremony of the widely watched event. NEP is the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services for the delivery of live sports and entertainment events.
“Our Denali fleet is regarded as the industry’s premiere mobile television production facility focusing exclusively on entertainment events and programming,? said George Hoover, NEP’s CTO. “Cobalt Digital’s equipment plays a major role in our trucks and comprises the whole modular infrastructure of The Denali Summit, our newest HD more

FSR’s Pathfinder Switcher Brings Video Variety To 381 Main Bar and Grill

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Little Falls, NJ (March 22, 2011) – Transforming 381 Main Bar and Grill from a neighborhood martini lounge to a stunning sports bar equipped with the latest technology was a major undertaking. Owner Steve Baskinger not only orchestrated a complete cosmetic makeover, but also turned to FSR to install a sophisticated video matrix switcher that brings patrons a varied viewing experience via 19 LED TVs situated throughout the establishment.

Baskinger selected the FSR Pathfinder following an exhaustive Internet search for a system capable of routing multiple video sources to multiple video destinations. “Every time I entered my requirements, FSR dominated the results,? he said.

FSR customized a unit for 381 Main with 24 inputs and outputs to accommodate Baskinger’s diverse needs. “The TVs are a major highlight; we offer all the games, pay-per-view events, music videos, more

NCAC SELECTS UNIVERSITIES TO RECEIVE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS

INDIANAPOLIS, IN —The National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) has selected four universities from a list of eight qualified university programs to be the first to receive the NCAC Student Travel Award. In this inaugural year of the program, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Kansas, and University of Nebraska – Lincoln each will be awarded $500 to send one student in their respective acoustics/noise control program to present a technical paper at an upcoming Acoustical Society of America (ASA) or Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) conference.

“As an organization, NCAC has always recognized acoustical professionals, but this year we’re shifting our focus to those individuals new to the field or looking to get into the profession,? says Kenric Van Wyk, Vice President of Marketing, NCAC. “With the Student Travel Award program, we’re helping students connect with seasoned professionals before they even leave the classroom. Participating at more

Intelix Announces Intelitec Training Program

For additional information, please contact:

Cameron C. Smith For Release:
608-831-0880 x2115 25 March 2011
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Intelix Announces Intelitec Training Program

Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, has recently announced its new Intelitec training program designed for AV industry professionals. Ideal for specifiers, installers and resellers, Intelitec provides the fundamentals of AV technology and the best integration practices.
“Technology and applications are increasingly complex,? explains Brad Weisbrod, Intelix lead Technical Trainer. “Intelitec provides an excellent foundation on emerging technology and how to leverage it quickly, effectively, and profitably.?
Each seminar is available online in webinar format or onsite upon request. Upon completion, Intelitec counts toward the industry’s leading accreditation programs.
Topics include:
• Distributed HDMI technology
• Installing HDMI technology
• Active audio-visual extension technology
• Passive audio-visual extension technology
• Designing for Digital Signage
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