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Gogobeans Shake to Bounce Spreading Among College Crowd

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Students find fun way to share class notes, assignments, portfolios & résumés

PALO ALTO, CA– May 10, 2011 – Gogobeans is shaking things up on college campuses as their new Shake to Bounce application gets students sharing notes, assignments, photos, apps, music and more with a simple flick of the wrist. Shake to Bounce is a free application that enables users to share any content of any size with friends, family or colleagues simply by shaking their mobile handset. Gogobeans works across devices, operating systems and networks. The app is currently available for iPhone, iPad and Android users with Blackberry and Windows apps due for release later this year.

“We’ve been noticing that an overwhelming majority of our new subscribers are signing up with university email addresses,? explains COO Robert Hayden. “We knew college students would find Shake to more

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New Life Church Amps Up Sound System With Face Audio

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Decatur, GA––When Messenger Media Systems of Covington, Georgia was called in to do the audio for the New Life Church, the primary challenge was providing a powerful system for a spacious sanctuary on a limited budget.
As Senior Systems Engineer Christopher Bragg, puts it, “The client had purchased an old high school which they used for administrative offices and built a large sanctuary behind it.
“It was a 2,000-seat church and they only had $100,000 for the audio system because they’d spent a lot of money up front for conduits and other infrastructure they didn’t end up using.
“Acoustically, the room is difficult. Lots of straight walls, hard surfaces and we didn’t have the budget for acoustic treatment at that point. That was the main difficulty, working on a small budget for a room that size.?
Continuing, Bragg says, “They wanted an aggressive (ie. loud) system for Gospel more

Christie MicroTiles Form Centerpiece of Student Forum at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University, New York State’s highest-ranked small university, is using Christie® MicroTiles™ for a unique, digital display wall that is quickly becoming the hub of campus life.
With the concept developed by Christie partner Video Visions, Inc., the video wall is the centerpiece of the amphitheater in the school’s new Student Center, which opened in September 2010. Students voted to increase their own activity fees to help fund the center, and wanted to make it both welcoming and technologically advanced. The wall combines an array of 80 Christie MicroTiles arranged in a 10 wide by 8 high configuration, media servers, Crestron touch panel and 12 inputs (with expansion potential for 15), delivering a rich, vibrant audio/video experience that gives students information about campus events, sports feeds such as hockey games, live music from the campus radio station, and four HD television feeds. The installation is also used by students more

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Xantech to Mark 40 Years of Innovation and Two Millionth Installation Milestone at INFOCOMM 2011

Pioneer of ‘hidden electronics’ surpasses two million installations and reaffirms commitment to innovation with major new product introductions for both the commercial and residential markets.

“You turn it on. We make it work,? promises Xantech President Graham Hallett.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 10, 2011 — Underscoring its commitment to provide commercial and residential dealers and installers with the broadest array of the critically important ‘hidden electronics’ that make other electronics work, Xantech (www.xantech.com) will mark 40 years of innovation, and its two millionth installation milestone, at INFOCOMM 2011 next month with the introduction of a new generation of AV control system solutions at Booth #1255 in the Orlando Convention Center. more

Analog Way appoints new EMEA Sales Director

John De Cet, Analog Way’s EMEA Sales Director

May 2011 – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of image converters and presentation switchers, is pleased to announce the appointment of John De Cet as new Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Analog Way named John De Cet as new EMEA Sales Director in March 2011. He is taking over Alexander Schöpff’s position who was promoted VP of American Operations last March.

Based in Massy in France, where Analog Way’s Headquarters are established, John De Cet will oversee management of sales activities over EMEA territories. He will also lead Analog Way’s sales teams in the region, including the company’s sales offices Analog Way UK, Analog Way Italia and Analog Way Deutschland.
John will report directly to Adrien Corso, Chief Executive Officer at Analog Way.
“I’m thrilled to join Analog Way as Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, a diversified region showing an exciting more

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Top Christian College Chapel Installs NEXO

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Wenham, Mass.—The A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts is among one of the top Christian colleges and the only non-denominational college in New England. The chapel seats 1,600, making it one of the largest venues on Boston’s North Shore. Recently, MFI Productions of Hooksett, New Hampshire, installed a 21st century audio system based around a new, white NEXO GEO S12 line array.

“The Chapel on campus is the largest performance venue on campus, bringing international speakers, scholars, musicians and events to its stage annually,? states Chris Imming, director of media services. Along with the Gordon’s academic curriculum, the space hosts Chapel services, Convocation programs, and special events, to promote learning, Christian community and opportunities for engagement. Students gather in the Chapel for large services and presentations throughout the week. but the space also serves as a performance stage. Large-scale ensembles, choirs, and bands often practice more

Engineer Mundy Loads Up Yamaha M7CL Console for SXSW

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For over 25 years and held in Austin, Texas the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films, emerging technology showcases and a lot of networking. This year, DBS Sound engineer Patrick Mundy (“Mundy?), who typically mixes festivals and red carpet events, chose to use a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital audio console as his main source of audio.

“I use Yamaha products for situations that really count,? states Mundy. For the Blood Company Showcase on Day 1 with bands that included Dawn of Ashes, Let Live, American Scarecrows, and others, Mundy said his audio set up included an Yamaha M7CL-48, a full mic package including Sennheiser and Shure, DBX 4800, Antelope OCX Master clock, Earthworks QTC 40, M- Audio Interface and ‘more cabling than they should have let me bring on an airplane’. On day two, Mundy used the same more

Masque Sound & Akustiks Reconnect On Complex Integration For Orchestra of St. Luke’s

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$36 Million DiMenna Center for Classical Music Raises System Integration Bar

NEW YORK: The recently completed DiMenna Center for Classical Music provides an exemplary home for Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Constructed over the past year on the first three floors of a six story West 37th building shared with the celebrated Baryshnikov Arts Center, the new complex is designed to serve a multiplicity of music rehearsal, recording, broadcast, teleconferencing, educational and streaming purposes.

Featuring an innovative acoustic design developed by Akustiks, LLC, and installed by Masque Sound

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, the ambitious project is highlighted by the Mary Flagler Cary Hall, a 50 x 50 sq. ft. rehearsal/recording studio with a 30′ high ceiling. The 20 x 30 sq.ft. Norman S. Benzaquen Hall rehearsal/recording studio capped by a 25′ high ceiling, offers a similarly comprehensive integration scheme. The complex also encompasses two more

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Atlona Now Shipping New AT-DVI4-100SR DVI Extender Kit With Bi-Directional IR, RS-232, and Ethernet Pass Through

Featuring HDBaseT Technology, AT-DVI4-100SR Extends DVI Transmission Up to 350 Feet at 4Kx2K Resolution Over a Single Cat 5/6/7 Cable

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 9, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-DVI4-100SR DVI extender kit. The perfect solution for remotely located DVI sources such as computers, video codecs, and matrix switchers, the AT-DVI4-100SR provides reliable extension of full, uncompressed 48-bit video up to 350 feet at 4Kx2K resolution (four times the resolution of 1080p) over a single Cat 5/6/7 cable. Featuring HDBaseT technology, the unit offers bi-directional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass through. more

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Visionary Solutions Awarded GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract

IPTV Supplier Receives ‘Superior’ Rating During the Open Ratings Evaluation Process

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — May 9, 2011 — Visionary Solutions Inc. (VSI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year federal supply Schedule Information Technology (IT) contract by the United States General Services Administration (GSA). The contract, with three five-year extensions, has a total life of up to 20 years, and uniquely positions VSI as a company of choice for government agencies and resellers looking to purchase encoders and related equipment for the distribution of IPTV. more

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