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On the Road with Blake Shelton and Sennheiser: the Pinnacle of Microphone Performance

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Nashville, TN – May 25, 2011: Summer isn’t even here yet, but it has already been a banner year for country artist Blake Shelton, whose career is on a rocket-like trajectory. Already, he has performed on David Letterman, been chosen as a coach for the NBC hit show “The Voice” and has achieved three number 1 singles in the last year. With a new album due this summer and an ongoing tour schedule, Shelton continues to work hard both on and off the stage. While on the road, Shelton’s front of house engineer and production manager, Jeff “Pig” Parsons, a veteran soundman of 30 years, demands the best possible sound for both Shelton and fans.

Parsons and his crew rely heavily on wired and wireless Sennheiser microphones for their outstanding sound quality and durability. As Shelton’s touring operation has grown, the more

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BTX Technologies InfoComm 2011 June 15-17, 2011 – Orlando, Fla. Booth 3863

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“Our InfoComm booth is going to be absolutely packed with solutions designed to meet the unique needs of commercial installers in a wide range of applications,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “Highlights will include our new Control System which offers a fresh ‘drag and drop’ approach to control system design, our greatly expanded plate and panel offering integrated into the latest version of BTX Pro Plates and Panel Designer software, digital signage solutions, and hundreds of new connectivity and signal processing products. Also on display will be a wide variety of AFL fiber optic products that we now carry, including fusion splicing kits, connectors, and test equipment, our full line of MaxBlox and ProBlox products, and much more. This is shaping up to be our best InfoComm yet and we can’t wait to see you there.” more

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Extron Now Shipping 10 Input Scaling Presentation Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DVS 510, a 10 input, multi-format Presentation Scaling Switcher that accepts and scales standard definition, HDTV, DVI, and RGB signals to a common, high resolution output rate. The DVS 510 is HDCP-compliant and features simultaneous DVI and two analog RGB/YUV outputs. It is a true presentation switcher for professional environments, with audio switching for all video input sources, an available 50 watt stereo integrated amplifier, picture-in-picture, and glitch-free switching. The DVS 510 also offers flexible control options including front panel control, Ethernet, RS-232, USB, and IR. more

FSR Supports NSCA Members

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InfoComm Booth # 1343

Reception To Recognize Women Of The Industry To Be Held During InfoComm 2011

NSCA announced that FSR will sponsor its annual Women in NSCA Reception at InfoComm 2011. FSR is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business this year and continues its support of the integration community by sponsoring the important event.

“Women play a vital role in our industry, and I’m thrilled that the NSCA recognizes their contributions,? stated Jan Sandri, FSR president. “We are pleased to sponsor this unique gathering of female talent.”

Once again, NSCA will have a significant presence at the annual InfoComm industry trade show, June 11-17 in Orlando, Florida. The “Women in NSCA? Reception sponsored by FSR will be held in the NSCA Zone, booth #543, from 3-4 p.m. on June 15.

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X2O Media InfoComm 2011 June 15-17 – Orlando, Fla. Booth 4983

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“Our NITRO graphics platform was well received when we first introduced it at DSE, just as the NITRO-powered Twitter Cube was a huge hit at CETW,” said David Wilkins, President and CEO of X2O Media. “We’re excited to follow up on these successes by bringing our dynamic real-time graphics application to InfoComm 2011, where we will be demonstrating for pro A/V integrators the benefits of our interactive communications platforms, all of which enable operators to deliver an interactive user experience facilitating content creation that is engaging, dynamic, and eye-catching. Another highlight at our booth will be the new Xpresenter(TM) Integrated Conference Experience (ICE) solution, which provides unprecedented capabilities for presentations, including digital meeting room signs and reservations, broadcast-style output with a number of control options, presentation archiving, and much more.” more

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Detroit’s EMCEE Audio Production Relies On HARMAN JBL Loudspeakers

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Gerald “Curly? Wonch (left) and Matt Matthews, co-owners of Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production, with some of their JBL speaker inventory.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Founded on a mission to provide local acts and events with professional-grade equipment and knowledgeable engineers who truly care about providing excellent service, Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production has relied on HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers for more than five years. Co-owners Gerald “Curly? Wonch and Matt Matthews have built the company from the ground up, providing high-quality audio solutions to corporate and festival events as well as concerts, nightclubs and bars.

EMCEE owns a wide range of JBL loudspeakers, including SRX725 2-way portable speakers and SRX728S subwoofers, SRX712M stage monitors, VRX932LA Constant Curvature speakers and VRX918S subwoofers, and PRX512M powered stage monitors. EMCEE also relies on Crown XTi 4000 power amplifiers. more

Swiss Federal Office For Sport Auditorium Receives Complete HARMAN Upgrade

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Swiss Federal Office for Sport has recently undergone a major renovation including a complete HARMAN professional audio solution featuring components from BSS Audio, Crown and JBL. The office is a center of excellence for all sport-related issues, situated as one of four such sites across Switzerland.

All audio equipment used in the installation was supplied by HARMAN Professional distributor, Dr.W.A.Günther Audio Systems AG and the installation was handled by system integrator Kilchenmann AG.

In the main hall speech intelligibility was a major priority. Two JBL AM5212/95 series loudspeakers, finished in white, are being used as front speakers, with six JBL AC16 compact speakers as delays in the 335 sq. metre hall.

Signal processing is handled by two BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-100 devices and a BLU-BOB2 break-out box / output more

FSR To Launch Audio Amplifier Range At InfoComm 2011

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ADDITION TO INTELLI-TOOLS FAMILY ADDRESSES SMALL VENUE NEEDS

INFOCOMM BOOTH # 1343

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, manufacturer of a wide variety of audio / video products, has announced that it will launch its new IT-A25 audio amplifiers, the latest addition to the Company’s Intelli-Tools family, at InfoComm 2011. Designed to deliver great performance and versatility at an affordable price, the two-model series is perfect for small venue audio power applications such as boardrooms, houses of worship, control rooms, classrooms, libraries and staging and rental organizations.

The IT-A25-M70 Mono Amp provides either a 4-8 ohm speaker output or a 70V line output at 25W RMS. The IT-A25 Stereo Amp delivers a 25W/CH output at 8 ohms and can be bridged to drive a 4 ohm load at 50 watts. Both models support Pro and Consumer Audio more

Soundcheck Supplies HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For 70,000 at Justin Bieber Concert in the Philippines

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NORTHRIDGE, California –Veteran concert sound supplier Soundcheck of Manila provided a massive HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line array system for Justin Bieber’s recent concert at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the country’s premier venue for large-scale events. The show, part of Bieber’s “My World? tour which has spanned the globe since kicking off in June 2010, drew a total of 70,000 fans.

Providing complete audio services for one of the country’s most-anticipated pop music events in recent history, Soundcheck deployed a total of 72 VERTEC midsize line array elements, arranged in main left-right arrays of 16 each along with two eight-element out-fill arrays and additional signal-delayed arrays. The system was a mix of VT4888 and powered VT4888DP-DA units equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology and JBL’s new DPDA (Digital Audio) input modules with BSS Omnidrive HD™ processing. To establish a significant more

Mankin Media Installs NEXO System at Palm Valley Church

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Palm Valley Church in Mission, Texas recently hired Mankin Media Systems (MMS) of Franklin, Tennessee to design/build a new facility to house their growing congregation. The existing 600-seat auditorium previously thought to be large enough was now bursting at the seams so a new 2,500-seat auditorium was erected.

MMS worked with architects that were not familiar with the type of facility the church wanted, and also worked closely with local engineers and contractors to ensure the building was built to the specifications and standards set by Palm Valley Church. The timeline was a bit of a challenge in order to achieve the desired results, with the added challenge of making sure that structural steel, power, and acoustics were all positioned precisely so that the new systems would work as designed.

Mankin Media Systems Projects Director, Stephen Roberts, said, “The church was exploding in attendance and were more

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