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STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO INSTALLS API VISION

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PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 2011: Pittsboro, North Carolina-After several years of careful studio design and construction, Manifold Recording is the newest owner of a 64-channel API Vision console. The studio, which is situated on sixteen acres of trees, meadows, ponds and gardens, will “honor music and artistry” while using state-of-the-art technology to capture musical creations.

“API makes gear that makes people passionate about recording and producing music,” said Michael Tiemann, who co-owns Manifold Recording with his wife, Amy Tiemann. “There is an energy one feels when seeing their trademarked knobs and knowing their potential to deliver. API has never sacrificed quality in the pursuit of the latest fad or fashion, but rather they have built new products, like the Vision console, on the rock-solid foundation of proven designs.”

Construction of Manifold Recording began in early 2008, but renowned studio designer and acoustician Wes Lachot began working on more

WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES TRUELINE V5M and V5M-P ULTRA-COMPACT FILL / MONITOR SYSTEMS

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The new WorxAudio TrueLine V5M / V5M-P ultra-compact fill / monitor system.

Greensboro, NC – May 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to introduce the new TrueLine V5M (non-powered) and V5M-P (powered) ultra-compact fill / monitor systems. These high performance loudspeaker systems are a world-class choice for both speech and music reproduction and, with their compact form factors, are ideally suited for use in front fill, near fill, under-balcony, and choir monitor applications. more

New BenQ W1100 and W1200 Full HD Projectors Bring Big Screen Entertainment to Vertical Living

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IRVINE, Calif. — May 17, 2011 — BenQ, the number one DLP(R) Projector brand in the world, today announced that the company has shipped its W1100 and W1200 cinema projectors, which deliver the ultimate in big screen entertainment. Perfect for multidwelling unit (MDU) media rooms, these projectors are built on Texas Instruments’ DLP technology and feature full HD 1080p resolution with remarkable color and detail, high brightness, and extremely high contrast ratios with virtually no color decay. more

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Starlite Productions Hosts Yamaha and NEXO Demos

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Starlite Productions, in Moorestown, New Jersey will host Yamaha and NEXO demonstrations featuring the NEXO S12 line array, PS15 speakers, the new 45 N-12 line monitors, and Yamaha Installation Series speakers. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and feature presenters from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Rolling Showroom housing all the latest in Yamaha digital products will be making an appearance at the event.

Starlite Productions is located at 9 Whittendale Drive, Moorestown. For information, telephone 856-489-9000.

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Atlona Joins HDBaseT Alliance for Home Multimedia Connectivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 17, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company has joined HDBaseT Alliance (http://www.HDBaseT.org/). As an adopter member, Atlona will be leveraging its expertise in digital connectivity solutions to help define and advance the development and adoption of the HDBaseT(TM) standard for multimedia connectivity. more

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Ancaster Rotary Implements Innovative StrandVision Digital Signage Installation – No Sign

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Web-only digital signage display reaches members/public…

ANCASTER, Ontario – May 17, 2011 – The Rotary Club of Ancaster is making innovative use of StrandVision Digital Signage technology. It is using the StrandVision portal to drive an embedded “Online TV? digital signage display on its website, www.ancasterrotary.com, providing a dynamic, animated information source and enabling the service organization to easily and quickly update the site. more

Christie and Flexible Picture Systems Announce the Flexible Partner Program for Warp and Blend

Christie® and Flexible Picture Systems (FPS) are pleased to announce the Flexible Partner Program. The program offers Christie dealers the opportunity to combine the geometry correction and edge blending of the Image AnyPlace-200 stand-alone scaler product with Christie’s 1-chip DLP® and LCD projectors. With the Flexible Partner program, Christie dealers receive preferred pricing on Image AnyPlace-200, priority customer service and extended hours of technical support.

“We are really excited to be able to provide our high performance geometry correction and edge blending to Christie’s customers,? said Mr. Steve Wood, President and CEO of Flexible Picture Systems.

“The Image AnyPlace-200 product is an excellent complement for our 1-chip DLP® and LCD projectors,? said Frank Anzures, product manager, Christie Business Products. “With Image AnyPlace, we can now add precision Warp and Blend features to any projector in these product lines.?

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Xantech Virtually Eliminates Programming: To Introduce QuickConfig™ Mode Function For Its MX88 Multi-Zone Audio/Video Controller

Xantech QuickConfig™ is designed to meet the needs of the new custom installation market, enabling the Xantech MX88 to be set up instantly without any computer programming

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 17, 2011 — Underscoring its commitment to developing meaningful innovations that provide simple solutions for installers and end users alike, Xantech, the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems,

Xantech will introduce its QuickConfig™ installation/configuration mode for its MX88 IP-enabled multi-zone audio/video controller at INFOCOMM 2011 in Orlando, Florida, at Booth #1255.

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Audiopole Specifies HARMAN’s Studer Routing Matrix For Improved Workflow, As Arte Upgrades To HD

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STRASBOURG, France – Arte, the French/German TV network, has upgraded the facilities at its Strasbourg HQ with a major HARMAN Studer routing solution, supplied by Audiopole, Studer’s French distributors.

The network’s channel requirements are substantial because, since Arte is an international joint venture, programs cater technically for audiences from both countries. This requires double titling, opposite language subtitling or dubbing, with hosts speaking both languages alternately and generally two separate stereo feeds (available through DVB-T, satellite television and digital cable).

Arte began transmission in 1992 as a multi cultural European channel and is now broadcasting 24/7 to France, Germany and the rest of Europe. Audiopole’s Jean-Philippe Blanchard has supported the station’s news and production studios with product since the sale of two Studer Vista 6 consoles a couple of years ago.

When Arte decided 12 months ago to more

HARMAN’s Mexico-Based Manufacturing Facility Awarded “GREAT PLACE TO WORK? Certification, By The Great Place To Work® Institute, Inc.

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TIJUANA, Mexico – HARMAN’s manufacturing facility, in Tijuana, Mexico was certified as one of Mexico’s Top 100 Great Places to Work. HARMAN representatives were on hand in Mexico City to accept the certificate on behalf of the facility during a celebration honoring each of the top 100 companies.

“Our HARMAN Tijuana team has worked intensely to be certified by the Great Place to Work institute of Mexico. We are proud of being selected as one of the best 100 companies to work for in Mexico. This recognition marks our new base line; from this point on, our continuous improvement process must take us to further improve the quality of our workplace, and at the same time, improve the results of our business,? stated Rafael Villalobos, director of manufacturing – loudspeakers.

HARMAN’s product development process allows for the design more

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