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HARMAN’s AKG C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II Earn METAlliance Certification

Underscoring its continued effort to provide reliable professional-grade recording and live sound microphones to customers around the world, HARMAN’s AKG has been awarded two METAlliance certifications for both its C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II microphones. The C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II each offer nine pickup patterns, combined with its proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components, to accurately detail acoustic instruments and vocals.

Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, the METAlliance works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade.

“HARMAN’s AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users, and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality,? said Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager more

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HARMAN HiQnet Performance Manager™ Software Opens New Chapter In Application-Engineered Functionality For Touring and Performance Venue Sound

At Prolight + Sound 2011, HARMAN Professional announced the introduction of its HiQnet Performance Manager™ software, a highly-refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, HiQnet Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the category-leading HARMAN HiQnet System Architect 2 connectivity and control software application for professional-grade audio system integration.

“In touring, time is money and Performance Manager dramatically streamlines the system design, setup and tuning process, allowing the JBL VerTec® System Engineer to achieve a higher level of performance with more consistent results on a daily basis from venue-to-venue?, explained Paul Bauman, Director of Tour Sound Product Application and Application Engineering, JBL Professional.

HiQnet Performance Manager provides a comprehensive, step-by-step workflow that directly corresponds to real-world system configuration, taking the workflow paradigm introduced in System Architect 2 to a higher level more

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NewTek Elevates Pat Grogan to Senior Vice President of Operations

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SAN ANTONIO – April 6, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that Pat Grogan has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously, Grogan was the vice president of Operations at NewTek. In his new role, Grogan will focus on corporate facilities and manufacturing processes to meet ever-increasing product demands.

“Pat has overseen the day-to-day operations of this company for almost 15 years,” said NewTek CFO, Steve Doubleday. “He has been a key member of management since the company’s relocation to San Antonio in 1997, when he came aboard as director of education and training. His experience in video production, management and operations sets him apart as a leader in this organization. We look forward to his continued service in this new role.”

Prior to working at NewTek, Grogan spent 18 years as producer/director, media center director, more

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AVIOM PRO16 PERSONAL MIXERS ARE TOP CHOICE FOR MUSICAL PROJECTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

FRANKFURT, APRIL 6, 2011 — Since their inception, Aviom Personal Mixers have been used everywhere from Broadway to colleges and on tour with world-famous musicians. As one of the first personal mixing options to hit the market, Aviom’s personal mixers have been the industry standard for live sound and recording installations. Aviom will have its complete line of Pro16 and Pro64 audio distribution solutions on display at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound 2011 (Hall 8.0, Stand J70A). more

COUNTRYMAN ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES B2D DIRECTIONAL LAVALIERE MICROPHONE

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The new Countryman B2D Directional Lavaliere Microphone.

Menlo Park, CA – April 2011… Countryman Associates, Inc., the leading innovator of high-quality, miniature microphones and audio accessories is pleased to announce the B2D Directional Lavaliere Microphone. As the world’s smallest directional lavaliere microphone—the diameter of a No. 2 pencil lead—the new B2D delivers exceptional audio performance in a stunningly diminutive form factor. The new B2D is the ideal choice for a myriad of functions where vocal reinforcement is required, without being visibly present. With its ability to be discreetly hidden among wardrobe (or even in a performer’s hair), the B2D is a terrific choice for theatrical or musical sound reinforcement applications. Similarly, it is equally adept for use in broadcast, presentation, worship, and public speaking applications. more

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Vizrt and Motion Analysis enter partnership agreement for motion tracking

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

While virtual sets offer limitless creative options for live 2D/3D sets, the calibration and alignment of multiple cameras with the synthetic set can be a prohibitively complex and time-consuming process. But with its industry-leading Viz Virtual Studio, Vizrt took the complexity out of setting up 2D/3D interactive virtual sets by providing an intuitive user interface and compatibility with most major camera-tracking solutions.

One such camera tracking system is CamTrak by Motion Analysis Corporation (MAC), which provides reliable, user-friendly motion tracking of studio cameras and virtual set systems, such as Viz Virtual Studio.

Vizrt and Motion Analysis Corporation have entered a partnership to promote and market their combined offers. Visitors to MAC’s booth (#SL3805)—at the 2011 NAB show from April 11-14 in Las Vegas—will see an HD virtual studio demonstration, featuring MAC’s CamTrak working with two Viz Engine more

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Clark Wire & Cable™ Appoints Ken Bernd as National Sales Manager

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Clark Wire & Cable™, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has appointed Ken Bernd to the position of National Sales Manager. In this role Bernd will be responsible for implementing business development strategies and managing its sales force.

A thirty plus year veteran of the industry, Bernd brings with him extensive experience in the broadcast and commercial AV wire and cable industries. Specializing in technical sales, product applications and customer relations, Bernd has the unique abilities to assist in product specification, understand channels to market, and implement sales strategies.

For the past twenty-one years Bernd has served as the Inside Sales Manager at Gepco International Inc. where he developed and managed both domestic and international sales. Prior to his tenure at Gepco, Bernd held sales and managerial positions at Conquest Sound for nine years.

“Ken is an exceptional addition to Clark’s management team,? stated more

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AVI-SPL Strengthens Sales Leadership Across U.S.

AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of audio visual and video conferencing systems and services, today announced a strategic move to strengthen its sales force across the U.S. through recruitment and promotions.

David Wrigley, based out of Washington, DC, has been promoted to sales manager of the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 2001, Wrigley has worked for AVI-SPL serving in a number of capacities in business development and government services.

Denise Kessler, formerly with SMART Technologies, has been promoted to National Sales Manager and will continue to drive the K-12 and higher education markets for AVI-SPL from headquarters in Tampa.

Paul Chorley, formerly with InterCall, has joined AVI-SPL’s Los Angeles office as sales manager for the Southern California region. Chorley brings extensive experience in managed services and videoconferencing, as well as proven sales success selling enterprise solutions nationwide.

Mario Porto has joined the more

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AMX to Demonstrate AV-IT Integration Solutions at Almo E4 Events

As Part of Education Event, AMX to Present DVX-2100HD and AMXmeetingroom Solution that Enables IT Managers to Access, Manage AV Devices on a Network

RICHARDSON, Texas – April 6, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced it will be demonstrating its DVX-2100HD and AMXmeetingroom solution at Almo’s upcoming E4 AV Tour on April 6th in San Francisco, CA and April 21st in Dallas, TX.
As the audio-visual and IT worlds continue to merge, companies are looking for cost-effective solutions to integrate and manage these various resources. With the DVX-2100HD – an all-in-one switcher, controller, scaler and amplifier – and AMXmeetingroom, a small conference room can easily be configured without the need for programming. AMXmeetingroom is an intuitive, easy-to-use software wizard which leverages a simple graphical user interface to streamline the time it takes to program and replicate a meeting room control system.
“The DVX-2100HD with AMXmeetingroom solution is a breakthrough in control systems more

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BHV Broadcast Callisto Micro Switcher Wins Over Onstage Video

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Owslebury, UK (5 April 2011) – After a comprehensive search and evaluation process, Onstage Video – a London-based live event production company – selected BHV Broadcast’s Callisto Micro sub-miniature broadcast SDI switcher for its RealLive multi-camera production system. P. Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director, announced the sale from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.

“I shopped for a suitable switcher for six months and very nearly purchased a competitor’s four channel unit with an HD option – until I sampled the BHV Callisto Micro at IBC 2010,? said Nigel Wilson, director of Onstage Video. “The compact Callisto won me over. It is well designed by a company that obviously knows the functions a VM needs to perform successfully. Although it is SD, its simplicity, feature set, and affordability are all very appealing. I didn’t want to pay for a more

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