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Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy to Visit Denver, Detroit, St. Louis and Oklahoma City

OLD LYME, CT — May 24, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be offering its Installed Sound Academy Seminar in four major U.S. cities this summer and fall. The single day seminar, which focuses on key practices, topics and trends in the installed sound/systems integration business, will be presented in Lafayette, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011; Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday, July 14, 2001; St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 24, 2011; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

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Modeled after Sennheiser’s highly acclaimed RF wireless and studio recording Sound Academy seminars, the session will be led by Sennheiser veterans Kent Margraves and Eric Reese and offer valuable renewal credit toward CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) re-certification. In addition, attendees will learn or refresh their skills through classroom and demonstrative instruction on the following topics:

* Sound more

Anton/Bauer Introduces New MATRIX Cheese Plate for Sony, Canon, Panasonic and RED Cameras

Anton/Bauer Offers Innovative Power Options for Industry’s Hottest Cameras

SHELTON, CT, – Maintaining its commitment to the development of power solutions for the industries top cameras, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to introduce its new MATRIX Cheese Plate. The company’s new mounting bracket can be used with its Gold Mount Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras; Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and the RED EPIC. anton_bauer_matrix_cheese_plate_dualpt.jpg more

Sandia National Laboratories Adopts ViewCast Media Extensions to Enable Digital Asset Management Capabilities on IBM FileNet P8

PLANO, Texas, May 24, 2011 – ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced that Sandia National Laboratories has selected ViewCast Media Extensions (VME) software and services to support the company’s enterprise-class repository of digital media assets that reside on FileNet® P8, IBM®’s next-generation enterprise content management platform. VME enables FileNet users to easily mouse-over thumbnails to preview images, video and multi-page documents; convert video files; and export/import preservation metadata to/from a range of file formats like PDF documents, image files, sound files, Microsoft office documents, and more. As a result, Sandia’s FileNet users can now quickly and easily find, view and manage their digital assets without the need to download files, install plug-ins or third-party applications, or leave the FileNet P8 environment.

“The combination of VME and FileNet is ideally more

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World Harmony Studios Poised To Make Meaningful Music

WSDG Design For Upstate NY Showplace

NEW YORK: Set on a 300-acre horse farm/vineyard in Upstate New York, World Harmony Studios is a high-end destination studio; geared to accommodate a wide range of theatrical, feature film and music recording projects. Owned by producer/ businessman Samuel Nappi, and designed by architect/acoustician/ WSDG co-principal John Storyk, the 2500 sq. ft. complex integrates cutting-edge technology within an impeccable acoustic footprint.

Built into a 3-story, 4500 sq. ft. redwood lodge/guest house, the 2500 sq. ft. complex includes a custom-built 700 sq. ft. ‘live/screening room,’ a 300 sq. ft. control room; 120 and 220 sq. ft. iso rooms a lounge and a full bore tech support system. The guesthouse offers a comprehensive range of comfort-focused amenities including a gourmet kitchen.

“To take advantage of its pastoral setting, we incorporated as much glass as possible throughout the studio,” WSDG project manager Joshua more

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Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-SnapJack Cat5e & Cat6 Wall Jack at InfoComm 2011

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack

Now Shipping, the Reusable, Time Saving EZ-SnapJack has been Designed to Fit Industry Standard Wall Plates and is Perfect for New or Retrofit Cat5e and Cat6 Installations

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 24, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will feature its popular EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3188.

“With the Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack, the installer may never need a punchdown tool again for Cat5e and Cat6 wall jack applications,? said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Now shipping, the EZ-SnapJack is self-terminating and quickly installs for professional results more

Scharff Weisberg and VAI Partner to Support AV Needs of GLAAD Media Awards Gala in New York City

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WorldStage companies Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. (VAI) teamed for the third year to support Tencue Productions with audio, lighting and video for the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards at a gala evening at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Time Square.

The GLAAD ceremony brought together attendees, corporate partners and celebrities to recognize outstanding representations of the LGBT community in the media and GLAAD’s goal to achieve full equality. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the gala honored Ricky Martin with the Vito Russo Award and Russell Simmons with the Excellence in Media Award; other winners included Tina Fey, for an episode of “30 Rock,” and the HBO series “True Blood.”

“It was a combined effort between our East and West Coast teams,” says Michael T. May, more

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HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 Digital Console Delivers Powerful Performance for Australia’s GenX Productions

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SYDNEY, Australia — Founded in 2007, GenX Productions is a prominent sound and lighting contractor that specializes in live sound, corporate and private events. Founder and Managing Director Alan Jurcan has worked with notable Australian artists including Richard Clapton, Dave Leslie of Baby Animals, Sister2Sister, Tiffany Wood and many others. Jurcan recently made the move from analog to digital with the purchase of a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 console.

“I have owned and used Soundcraft analog consoles for more than 10 years and have been very happy with the sound they produce, as well as their reliability,? Jurcan says. “So once I decided to move to digital I naturally looked at what Soundcraft had to offer, along with competitors’ models in the price range. I felt the Si Compact 24 outshines its competitors in many areas, especially when it came more

Studio Berar Delivers HARMAN Sound Reinforcement Solution to Belgrade’s Dom Omladine Universal Hall And Jazz Club

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Underscoring its mission to promote youth participation in contemporary art and culture, Belgrade’s Dom Omladine was outfitted with a complete lineup of HARMAN audio equipment by Serbia’s leading audio dealer, Studio Berar. From FOH digital consoles, to studio mixing equipment, the Universal Hall and Jazz Club’s sound renovation will help participants advance their interest and capabilities in the visual arts, new media, film, theater, music and even debate.

The Universal Hall was fitted with a range of HARMAN Professional brands including the Soundcraft Si2 digital console for FOH duty, with corresponding equipment for sound processing, recording and reproduction, including dbx DriveRack DSP’s, JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Compact series subwoofers and monitoring speakers and AKG microphones. For multi-channel sound reproduction, Crown CT amplifiers were installed with corresponding dbx DriveRack processors. Behind the hall’s main screen, three JBL screen arrays more

2011 AHECTA Conference Preview Haivision Network Video June 22-24, 2011 Booth 3

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Haivision Network Video delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with a global sales and support organization that distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. more

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Powerline Control Systems Now Shipping Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Northridge, Calif. — May 24, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it is now shipping Mi Lightstyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smartphones, tablets and computers.

“The demand for Mi LightStyle has been impressive. Installers realize that Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option that is easy to use and flexible,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘apps’ offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—allowing them to control or monitor their home from anywhere in the world—and can quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting controls.?

Unlike other home automation solutions, which more

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