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Center Stage Invests in HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1™ Console

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Center Stage’s Mikael Andersson (left) with Robert Berglund — and their new Soundcraft Vi1.

GÄVLE, Sweden — Swedish sound company Center Stage has purchased its first Soundcraft Vi1 digital desk from local distributors Septon AB.

Set up by experienced former Spectra Stage & Event Technologies technicians, Robert Berglund and Mikael Andersson in 2007, their mission was to expand the Center Stage audio inventory and develop close customer relations, providing complete technical solutions for corporate events, theatre, dance, music shows and installations.

Their growing fleet of industry standard components supports this says Robert Berglund, “We have used Soundcraft analogue consoles in the past, however I first encountered the Vi digital series at House of Dance in Oslo, while on tour with Andersson Dance 2009. The desk certainly made a positive impression with its rather unique control surface, but also sturdy and genuine feel.?

By spring of this year the company more

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Show System Integrators Brings Newly Constructed Harvest Bible Chapel To Life With HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Console

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ORLANDO, Florida — With a completely new worship and education facility spanning all levels from Sunday School to adult learning, the Harvest Bible Chapel in Orlando, Florida recently added a complete digital audio system, designed and installed by Show System Integrators, featuring HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6 digital console. Looking to upgrade from its previous system in a smaller space, the chapel’s sound engineers rely on the console’s 96 channels to run its intricate sound throughout the massive house of worship.

The Soundcraft Vi6 runs the main worship chapel with the ability to control the entire venue’s new sound system. The 10,000-square-foot chapel space, which holds up to 1,000 congregators, is also equipped with 16 JBL Control 25T speakers, eight JBL VRX932LA-1 line array loudspeakers, six SRX712M stage monitors and four VRX918S powered subwoofers. Crown amplifiers power the system.

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Louder Than Love Upgrades With HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1 Console

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Specializing in live audio for concert tours and corporate events, Stockholm, Sweden-based Louder Than Love AB has upgraded its live sound arsenal to include a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 console. Founded in 2007, Louder Than Love owner Jonas Skramstad has worked with numerous international artists and companies such as Volvo, SAAB, IBM, the National Hockey League, Coca Cola and Astra Zeneca.

Skramstad’s specialty is front of house mixing and he has worked on tours for a wide variety of Swedish artists including the Cardigans, Miss Li, A Camp, Laleh and Dundertåget, among others. His routine is split to approximately 50 percent live music tours and 50 percent corporate events. The majority of the time, he can be found freelancing for various production and rental companies. In addition, Skramstad regularly conducts a live audio seminar and workshop for SAE (School of Audio Engineering) Stockholm.

As Skramstad’s more

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IMS Audio/Visual Supports President Barack Obama Town Hall Meeting With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC®, VRX and SRX Loudspeakers

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NORTHRIDGE, California – President Barack Obama held a recent town hall meeting at Gamesa Technology Corporation in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. The town hall meeting addressed a variety of issues, while focusing largely on reducing foreign oil imports and creating jobs for the future. A high-profile contract for Garnett Valley-based IMS Audio/Visual, the rental company provided a variety of HARMAN JBL Professional loudspeakers for live sound reinforcement including VERTEC® DP Series line arrays supported by VRX and SRX Series systems.

For the meeting, IMS Audio/Visual deployed left/right main arrays, each containing five JBL VERTEC VT4887ADP-DA compact powered line array elements with JBL DrivePack™ technology. For out fill, IMS provided four VRX932LAP constant curvature loudspeakers per side, as well as two SRX712M stage monitors. Signal processing, control and monitoring for the entire system was accomplished via a dbx DriveRack® 4800 Loudspeaker Management System and HiQnet System Architect™ software.

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Cabletime Names GS Electronics a Platinum Status Partner

NJ. USA, May 9, 2011. Cabletime, developer of the MediaStar range of IPTV distribution solutions, has announced that integrator, GS Electronics has been named a ‘Cabletime Platinum Status Partner’ – an award that reflects the success of the relationship between the two companies, which has been built over the past 13 years.

GS Electronics, which formerly operated as OHSTG Inc. was Cabletime’s first signed integrator when it opened its operation in the USA in 1998. Since then, the company has consistently specified and implemented successful solutions for customers based on Cabletime’s MediaStar range.

David Lemont Shepherd, President, Cabletime USA, said: “Originally, we worked with the team on installations around MediaStar Compact, but as our relationship grew, GS started to specify MediaStar Pro, and in recent years has really focused on our Evolution solution. The company is not only loyal, but it has an in-depth understanding of the more

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Wowza Media Systems and BuyDRM Partner to Deliver PlayReady-Protected Smooth Streaming

Wowza Media Server 3 With KeyOS Smooth DRM Service Integration to Be Demonstrated at Streaming Media East 2011 in New York, May 10-11

EVERGREEN, Colo., and AUSTIN, Texas — May 5, 2011 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company, and BuyDRM(TM), the leader in rights management solutions for premium digital media, today announced that they are partnering to deliver PlayReady-protected premium content solutions though the integration of Wowza Media Server(R) 3 with the KeyOS Smooth DRM Platform from BuyDRM. more

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Haivision’s Katzenoff to Present ‘Unifying IP Video and Digital Signage’ at 2011 AHECTA Conference

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — May 5, 2011 — Haivision, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that Scott Katzenoff, the company’s vice president, will be presenting “Unifying IP Video and Digital Signage” at the 2011 AHECTA Conference. Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, the session will examine the converged video delivery model and its benefits within the educational environment. more

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.”

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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

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