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NewTek to Mentor Students from Full Sail University at NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 5, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that they will provide four students from Full Sail University with an intern-style experience at the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, April 9-14.

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Full Sail University, based in Winter Park, Fla., has built a reputation as one of the premier entertainment, media and arts schools in the world, and they recently purchased a NewTek TriCaster(tm) portable live production system. The NewTek and Full Sail relationship allows the students to have a hands-on experience as crew members for a variety of NewTek events at one of the most influential industry trade shows in the country.

“At NAB, the students from Full Sail are going to get real-world experience creating the live webcast of our Broadcast Minds VIP event,” said NewTek Senior more

OverTone Over the Top with Yamaha LS9 Digital Audio Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—OverTone is a group of seven young a’cappella performers hailing from South Africa. Their recent success includes nine songs performed for the Oscar-nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, who with his wife discovered the band on a trip to South Africa. They have performed as guest artists for the GRAMMY®-winning One Republic and have toured with Platinum selling artist Corrine Bailey Rae, to name a few.

OverTone just finished up a two-month stint at The Wynn Las Vegas. James ‘Jimbo’ Oneal, independent front of house engineer was hired by Rhino Sound in Las Vegas to man a Yamaha LS9-16, owned by The Wynn and purchased specifically for the OverTone shows. The band played 15 short performances per day, six days a week in various locations throughout the resort.

“We were moving from location to location within the resort complex so the fact that the more

Camber Wins $52 Million Contract For Joint Project Manager, Guardian

Camber’s Scope of Management Expertise in Scientific, Engineering, And Technical Assistance (SETA) To Facilitate JPMG Programs

HUNTSVILLE, AL., April 4, 2011 – Camber Corp. has been awarded a $52,762,304 contract to provide SETA support services for ongoing engineering, technical, logistical, analytical, training, and business management to the Joint Project Manager, Guardian (JPMG), under the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD).

Under the contract, all work will be performed in Falls Church, VA and Edgewood, MD, with an estimated completion date of Dec 31, 2013. Support shall include: assistance with program acquisition management and documentation, systems engineering, general engineering support, logistics management, installation survey, design and fielding to include training and evaluation, information management, software development, Defense Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Procedure (DITSCAP) 4, and Command, Control, Communication, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) integration.

In addition to the above services, Camber more

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Deep Purple Keyboardist Don Airey to Perform Live at HARMAN Stand at Prolight & Sound

Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey will be appearing at the HARMAN stand at the Prolight & Sound show in Frankfurt on Thursday, April 7. Airey will perform live through a HARMAN audio system at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

A member of Deep Purple since 2001, Airey has almost 200 album credits to his name and has been associated with acts as talented and diverse as Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Colosseum II, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Jethro Tull and Electric Light Orchestra.

“We’re thrilled to have Don appear at the HARMAN stand at this year’s Prolight & Sound show,? says Keith Watson, Marketing Director, Soundcraft Studer. “We invite everyone to see Don perform and to check out the latest digital console offerings from Soundcraft!?

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and more

SIM2 USA Appoints Two New Rep Firms

Miramar, Florida—April 2011—SIM2 USA announces the appointment of two new rep firms on the West Coast. Steven Lester Company will handle Northern California and Northern Nevada, while Morris-Tait Associates will cover Southern California.

“California represents a golden opportunity for SIM2, and we look to the teams at Morris Tait Associates and Steven Lester Co. to be an extension of the brand, reaching our dealers with personalized attention and service,? said Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA. “Everyone involved is well respected in the territory and experienced in selling reference-quality home entertainment products, which are the key reasons we chose them. We look forward to continued success in this territory with our new partners.?

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About Morris-Tait
Morris-Tait Associates was founded 48 years ago and has maintained its edge in the industry by continually representing high-end custom installation audio/video products more

Lab X Technologies Partners With UMAN, Offering High-Channel IEEE 802.1 AVB Capabilities Worldwide

Combining efforts to develop an Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) platform, Lab X Technologies has teamed with software think tank UMAN to couple each company’s respective hardware and software to provide manufacturers of AV devices an easy and cost-effective solution in the emerging AVB market. The technical solution will merge Lab X FPGA-based AVB IP Solutions and the Düsseldorf, Germany-based UMAN’s Universal Network Operating System (UNOS).

This combination of the two technologies will deliver features to support the entire spectrum of IEEE AVB 802.1 standards, with streaming capabilities of more than 400×400 audio channels per device, with sub-sample accurate network-wide coherency.

“Lab X is pleased to begin work with UMAN to develop a collaborative standard for AVB as demand for the technology continues to grow, not only in the professional A/V market, but the in-home consumer markets as well,? said Lee Minich, president, Lab X Technologies. “Over time, more

HARMAN’s Hardwire® SP-7 Stereo Phaser Effects Pedal for Guitarists Now Shipping

HARMAN’s HardWire, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, is now shipping its SP-7 Stereo Phaser effects pedal. The SP-7 is a versatile effects pedal that offers seven phaser types based on popular new and vintage designs, including two-stage, four-stage, modern, boutique, 10-stage, envelope, and dynamic phaser pedals.

The new SP-7 features controls for speed, depth, modify, and phaser type, as well as an indicator LED and tap-tempo switch for setting the phaser’s effects modulation speed during a live performance.

The SP-7 also includes HardWire’s trademark extreme-performance features like true bypass and high-voltage power supply rails. It also offers true stereo inputs and outputs, allowing for stereo or mono connectivity and dramatic spatial phasing effects.

“With the introduction of the SP-7 we are continuing to expand the HardWire line of pedals to provide guitarists with the most comprehensive set of effects available anywhere. The SP-7 Stereo Phaser offers more

DK-Technologies Unveils The DK Meter – A Compact Audio Loudness Meter For Stereo And 5.1 Surround

After much anticipation, Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the NAB platform to unveil the DK Meter – latest addition to its range of high-end audio and video metering products.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) is no bigger than an iPhone and is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.

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Two versions of the DK Meter will be shown in prototype at NAB: the DK1, which is ideal for anyone working in stereo, and the DK2, which is specifically aimed at the burgeoning 5.1 surround sound market.

The DK Meter is easy to use, easy to install and comes with its own desk-mount. It accepts digital audio inputs and is supplied with all known loudness measurement recommendations, as well as the standard DK-Technologies meter scales. Pricing more

ihiji Takes Remote Monitoring and Support To Next Level With Control4 Home Automation Systems and ZigBee Device Monitoring Capability; Easy Integration, Offers Extended Visibility into Home Networks

Austin, TX – April 5, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning remote monitoring and support system invision, today announced that it now offers feature-rich compatibility with Control4® home automation systems and ZigBee devices. ihiji invision enables integrators to reduce servicing costs and increase system reliability while simultaneously empowering dealers to earn recurring revenue through the implementation of service contracts.

“Dealers will now be able to monitor many aspects of Control4 installations with ihiji invision, including ZigBee devices,? said ihiji president and co-founder Stuart Rench. “This represents a significant opportunity for all Control4 and ihiji dealers. They can now approach new or existing clients with a proactive remote monitoring and support solution that integrates easily and ensures improved system reliability and performance through extended device visibility.?

invision is a cloud-based remote monitoring and support system that enables 24/7 two-way communication with control, entertainment, network, HVAC lighting more

Alcorn McBride Inc. introduces new features for the SetPlayer line at NAB 2011

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Alcorn McBride (Booth SL5105) will introduce an enhanced feature set to the SetPlayer video playback line at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The SetPlayer(tm) series is designed for on-set video applications, providing a low cost, solid-state alternative to server channels. The single channel SetPlayer (SP1000) has a 40 Mbps maximum bitrate and works with existing VDCP controllers. New to the line is MediaFlow; a compatible encoding software which delivers a complete workflow solution. This software provides a step-by-step method for encoding any source file to transfer it to the SetPlayer unit.

All single and multi-channel SetPlayers can be controlled by existing transport controllers via VDCP or Ethernet and have a Genlock input. Video clips are stored on Compact Flash, so there are no moving parts. MediaFlow can encode any format source more

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