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Wowza Media Systems Products on Display at Streaming Media East 2011:

Wowza Media Server 3
Wowza(R) is proud to introduce the third generation of its multi-award winning streaming solution, Wowza Media Server(R) 3. Wowza Media Server 3 is a single extensible foundation for “any screen done right(TM)” media delivery of the best possible viewing experience where and when it’s wanted. With Wowza Media Server 3, formerly hard-to-implement features such as adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming and time-shifted playback are made simple and cost-effective. Complementing the platform are three initial value-added components, Wowza Transcoder(TM), Wowza Network DVR(TM) (nDVR), and Wowza DRM(TM). Wowza Media Server 3 is the ideal media platform for revenue-generating services for an ever-growing number of destinations, including Flash(R)- and Silverlight(R)-capable computers, tablets, phones, set-top boxes, media players, and game consoles; Apple(R) iPhone(R)/iPad(R) and other HLS-capable devices such as Apple TV(R) with AirPlay(R), ROKU(R) media players, and Internet-connected TVs like Samsung(R) Smart TV(TM), and Google TV(TM)-powered sets. more

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SYMETRIX APPOINTS TWO NEW ASIAN DISTRIBUTORS ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING AND SOUNDUS

ee_logo.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: With growing international sales of its established lines and expansion in sales of its revolutionary Jupiter “zero learning curve” processors, Symetrix is pleased to announce that it will be working with two new distributors in Asia: Electronics & Engineering (Singapore, Malaysia, India) and Soundus Corporation (Korea).

“I am impressed by the Apps paradigm (borrowed from smartphone technology) and the wealth of features of the new Jupiter DSP platform,” said Gary Goh of Singapore-based Electronics & Engineering. “It certainly is a powerful product that promises to win many fans in Southeast Asia. As we supply solutions for projects across a wide range of scales and specificities, we are pleased that the Jupiter, Integrator Series, and open-architecture SymNet systems meet our range of needs.”

soundus_logo.JPGTaeryung Park, head sales manager of Seoul-based Soundus Corporation more

SYMETRIX EXPANDS THE WORLD OF JUPITER WITH APP NOTES

jupiter_app_notes.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: Symetrix “Jupiter App Notes,” are now available on the Applications and Venues pages of www.symetrix.co, or www.symetrix.co/jupiter-app-notes/. Each “App Note” features a specific application or venue, walking users through the most important requirements and considerations in the context of Jupiter’s world of downloadable “apps.”

“We created the Jupiter App Notes series to showcase the versatility of the Jupiter platform and to help users visualize the solution to their audio challenges,” said Jim Latimer, regional sales manager at Symetrix. “We recognized that profiling various applications and venues, including the hardware type, selected App, signal flow, wiring diagram, and underlying philosophy, would broaden everyone’s ideas about how flexible and powerful the Jupiter product line is. Our goal is to get integrators, consultants, and prospective customers thinking about how Jupiter’s “zero learning curve” DSP could benefit them across a huge more

SMARTPHONES AND COMPUTERS REJOICE! SYMETRIX INTRODUCES ARC-WEB, A NETWORK-BASED REMOTE CONTROL IN JUPITER SOFTWARE 2.0

jupiter_arc_web_devices.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2011: Already established as a leader in pro audio technologies, Symetrix demonstrates that it is also at the cutting edge of IT-based external control technology. With Jupiter software version 2.0, Symetrix introduces web-based control via ARC-WEB. ARC-WEB is an AJAX/HTML5 standards-based web app that mimics the functionality of Symetrix’ popular menu-driven wall panel remotes, the ARC-2 Series. ARC-WEB is compatible with many popular web browsers, operating systems and devices, including iPhone/iPad and Android. Using Symetrix’ intuitive programming tools, integrators can easily build four separate ARC-WEBs per Jupiter hardware device.

“We are very excited to launch ARC-WEB for Jupiter,” said Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix. “It’s no secret that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are hot technology right now, especially the iPhone and iPad from Apple. In other industries, it is quickly becoming expected that remote-controllable more

CHANNELSTRIP: 13 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL ROCKIN’

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2011: Metric Halo is happy to announce a special celebration of the 13th anniversary of its ChannelStrip plug-in by offering a 50% discount on new purchases of the GarageBand, Native, and TDM versions of the plug-in until June 20, 2011.

ChannelStrip was the first console-style channel strip plug-in launched on the market, combining gate, compressor and EQ modules in one efficient package. It was also the first to offer double-precision operation for the highest quality audio. With over one hundred presets, ChannelStrip allows the user to quickly hone in on the sound they’re looking for.

For thirteen years, top engineers have been using ChannelStrip to quickly and easily deliver the results their clients demand. Regardless of the genre, they all feel the same way about ChannelStrip.

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BOB KATZ TO PRESENT A FULL-DAY MASTERING SEMINAR IN ROME

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA: With an impressive collection of tools and techniques and an unflagging enthusiasm for great audio, Bob Katz is something of an audio sorcerer. He knows the incantations that can bring a mix back from the dead to not just walk, but to breathe and dance and dream. In a career that is now in its fourth decade, Katz has mastered multiple Grammy-winning albums and authored the authoritative text, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. On June 8th, Katz will present a full-day seminar, Bob Till You Drop, in Rome, that will greatly raise the perceptions and increase the skill sets of participants.

The event will take place at Auditorium Della Discoteca Di Stato one day before TC Electronic will hold a two-day mastering seminar in the same space that will feature Katz, George Massenburg, and other mastering luminaries as keynote speakers. The cost of Katz’s more

SYMNET 8X8 DSP AWARDED MASTERPIECE STATUS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN ZAGREB

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ZAGREB, CROATIA – APRIL 2011: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb – Croatia’s largest city and its capital – recently moved to a new Igor Franic-designed building that took six years to complete. Well worth the wait, the new MCA is a marvel to experience, from the gigantic LED display that covers its western facade, to the open and airy exhibition spaces, and to the amenities, which include a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, a cafe, and a restaurant. The total floor space is 161,000 square feet, of which a third is devoted to exhibition space. Local A/V designer and integrator JSN Comon delivered a sophisticated, but easy-to-use sound reinforcement system that centers on SymNet open-architecture digital signal processing.

Maroje Sardelich, sound engineer with JSN Comon, oversaw the design and installation of the comprehensive system, which provides sound reinforcement more

Altitude Sports & Entertainment Enhances Pro Sports Programming With Chyron HyperX3 On-Air Graphics System

MELVILLE, N.Y. — May 2, 2011 — Chyron today announced that Altitude Sports & Entertainment, the most watched regional sports network in Colorado, has installed a new Chyron HyperX3 on-air graphics system in its studio production control room. The HyperX3 supports live programming — pregame shows, intermission reports, and postgame wraps — for the network’s broadcasts of the NBA Denver Nuggets, the NHL(R) Colorado Avalanche(TM), the MLS(TM) Colorado Rapids, and the NLL Colorado Mammoth, as well as for weekly news magazines and studio shows. more

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On Stage Audio Goes “Multi-cellular� with Martin Audio MLA™

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LAS VEGAS, NV – May 5, 2011 – Martin Audio and On Stage Audio (“OSA�) today announced OSA’s purchase of a 54-box Martin Audio MLA™ Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system. With this purchase, OSA joins North Carolina-based Special Event Services (“SES�) as key North American members in the growing MLA worldwide network. OSA plans to station its MLA system across both its Chicago and Las Vegas facilities.

“OSA and MLA are a perfect fit,� said Mark Graham, LOUD’s CEO “Show after show, the MLA has drawn enthusiastic attention from the Pro Audio community and audience members alike. By delivering an unprecedented level of coverage, consistency, and fidelity through its true generation-2 technology, MLA has reset the standard, and expectations, above legacy live sound equipment. And true to their first-to-move strategy, Mario (Educate, OSA President and owner) and Jim (Risgin, Vice President) immediately saw the potential that MLA offered them to more

AMX and AVI-SPL to Exhibit at AIA National Convention

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WHO: AV software and hardware manufacturer AMX and leading AV integrator AVI-SPL are teaming up to exhibit at this year’s AIA National Convention and Design Exposition.

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WHAT: AMX and AVI-SPL will demonstrate and discuss:

• Green: How to implement AV technology to make a greener environment

• Education: Why educational environments and training facilities require special attention in order to meet the needs of instructors and students

• Digital Signage: How utilizing digital signage can effectively engage an audience

• Acoustics: How the proper acoustical design can reduce noise control issues

WHEN: May 12–14, 2011 more

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