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MIRA MOBILE TELEVISION TEAMS UP WITH LONG-TIME PARTNER FUJINON FOR NEWEST HD TRUCK

Wayne, N.J. – When the latest HD mobile unit from MIRA Mobile Television, http://www.miramobile.com/, hit the streets earlier this year it had on board seven 2/3-inch HD field lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division. The new M11HD carries one XA101x8.9BESM, three XA88x8.8ESMs, and three XA76x9.3ESM FUJINON lenses outfitted on Sony HDC-1450 portable cameras. Included among the FUJINON HD lenses added to the entire MIRA Mobile complement this year are: five XA76X9.3ESMs, one XA88X8.8ESM, one XA101X8.9ESM, three ZA22X7.6ERMs ENG-Style zooms, and one HA14x4.5ERM wide angle ENG/EFP lens.

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MIRA Mobile Television has enjoyed a successful, long-term relationship with Fujifilm and FUJINON lenses. “We see this as an on-going partnership,? explained Bill Duncan, Director of Engineering, MIRA Mobile Television. “We come in with problems we encounter on the road, and they come up with solutions. It’s a relationship more

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ANTON/BAUER BATTERIES GO THE DISTANCE, ENDURE ARCTIC TEMPS IN ALASKAN WILDERNESS FOR RESPECTED VIDEOGRAPHER RUSS WESTON

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, – For more than 30 years, president and owner of Anchorage-based Weston Productions, Russ Weston, has been relying on Anton/Bauer to power his hundreds of projects that have taken him to the far reaches of the frozen Alaskan wilderness and beyond, weathering every challenging environment faced. In fact, 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, has accompanied Weston on his many illustrious assignments across the globe—from Japan and Australia, to Korea and Russsia. With dozens of productions to his credit, many of which can be seen on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and National Geographic, Weston reports that the company’s batteries have consistently delivered reliable performance. anton_bauer-rus_weston.jpg more

KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT KEN STANTON MUSIC IN MARIETTA, GA

*** TIP SHEET FOR MAY 4, 2011 ***

KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT
KEN STANTON MUSIC IN MARIETTA, GA

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other more

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Califone® Launches Titanium™ Series Washable Headphones and Headsets at 2011 InfoComm

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., May 4, 2011 – Califone® International, Inc. (http://www.califone.com), a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of A/V products and accessories since 1947, is proud to announce that it will launch its new Titanium™ Series washable headphones and headsets during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4117. This is the first product of its kind to offer call centers, houses of worship, museums, and other institutions the ability to wash headphones and headsets without having to worry about damaging sensitive electronic equipment.

“No other headphone or headsets on the market can be washed, making the new Titanium Series unlike any other headphone or headset products previously offered,? said Tim Ridgway, Califone VP of marketing. “The fact that this series offers washable options is incredibly appealing to call centers, religious organizations and businesses looking to improve users’ more

Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Northridge, Calif. — May 4, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the months of May and June.

PCS will hold a series of product training sessions throughout the U.S. and will also offer custom integrators training opportunities at ADI Expos. Offering two courses each day, Powerline Control Systems’ interactive PulseWorx Certified Training equips integrators with the education and tools they need to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications. Integrators attending the training sessions will be familiarized with PulseWorx UPB technology, lighting solution design, how to manually use UPStart to program a system and how these systems can grow their bottom line.

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Broadcast Networks Helps TV Companies ‘Recycle’ Their Equipment Budgets

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks has launched a new service that will help broadcasters and media companies to reduce the cost of deploying new technology by releasing the residual value of old infrastructure to fund new projects.

Already acclaimed for the design and build of quality media systems, Broadcast Networks has now extended its offering to encompass full-cycle management, including decommissioning and financial solutions.

“Transitioning from old equipment to new is always a challenge? says Paul Wallis, Sales Director of Broadcast Networks. “Obsolete kit can’t simply be thrown out – you need to adhere to strict European regulations which can make disposal a time-consuming and costly exercise. Furthermore, not all products may be end-of-life; some may still be covered by on-going maintenance agreements so even after decommissioning they can eat into limited budget. We’ve seen many of our clients face these challenges and are now able to more

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (IMT) NUCOMM WIRELESS REMOTE CAMERA SYSTEM

CamPac2 Wireless Camera Transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Diversity Receiver Offers Reliable, High-Quality Images and Unique Views for Sports and Entertainment

MT. OLIVE, NJ, MAY 3, 2011 – As HDNet’s sports and entertainment event coverage continues to increase, so does its need for a reliable wireless camera system that can deliver handheld video from locations that are inconvenient, prohibited, or even dangerous using a cabled camera. HDNet chose Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Nucomm brand CamPac2 (CP2) and Newscaster DR2 wireless camera system to provide reliable, high-quality images. HDNet also selected the remote camera control for its CP2, which offers HDNet’s video operators the ability to “shade? or “paint? the cameras wirelessly. more

AES London 2011 Heyser Lecture by MP3/MPEG Pioneer Karlheinz Brandenburg

LONDON: The 130th AES Convention will be highlighted by a Richard C. Heyser Lecture Series presentation by Karlheinz Brandenburg. A driving force behind such innovative digital audio technology as mp3 and MPEG audio standards, Mr. Brandenburg’s lecture is entitled, “How to Provide High Quality Audio Everywhere: The mp3 Story And More…” The presentation will be held Saturday, May 14, 18:30 – 20:00, at the Novotel London West Convention Center.

Once upon a time professional audio was challenged by the need to transmit high quality audio over phone lines. Psychoacoustics experts and signal processing researchers eventually solved the equation. mp3 and other audio Codec’s were developed to enable seamless transport of audio over thin lines. However, the mp3 story did not end there. The Internet was transforming from a text-based medium into a major carrier for sound of all kinds, including music. This issue introduced new dangers for audio quality. more

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AES London 2011 Heyser Lecture by MP3/MPEG Pioneer Karlheinz Brandenburg

LONDON: The 130th AES Convention will be highlighted by a Richard C. Heyser Lecture Series presentation by Karlheinz Brandenburg. A driving force behind such innovative digital audio technology as mp3 and MPEG audio standards, Mr. Brandenburg’s lecture is entitled, “How to Provide High Quality Audio Everywhere: The mp3 Story And More…” The presentation will be held Saturday, May 14, 18:30 – 20:00, at the Novotel London West Convention Center.

Once upon a time professional audio was challenged by the need to transmit high quality audio over phone lines. Psychoacoustics experts and signal processing researchers eventually solved the equation. mp3 and other audio Codec’s were developed to enable seamless transport of audio over thin lines. However, the mp3 story did not end there. The Internet was transforming from a text-based medium into a major carrier for sound of all kinds, including music. This issue introduced new dangers for audio quality. more

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MUSICIAN’S FRIEND OPERATIONS IN OREGON TO RELOCATE TO CALIFORNIA

Guitar Center, Inc. today announced plans to relocate the operations of its Musician’s Friend, Inc. business that are currently located in Medford, Oregon, to Southern California early in 2012. Musician’s Friend will continue to operate in Medford through the end of 2011.

“Our customers increasingly appreciate our ability to serve them across our various brands through every potential channel – in-store, online, or from a smart phone or a call center. This relocation will enable us to have our e-commerce experts working side-by-side with our retail experts for the benefit of our customers,? said Greg Trojan, Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center.

Facilities operated by Musician’s Friend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kansas City, Missouri, are unaffected by the relocation. Musician’s Friend had previously announced that the lease on its current facility in South Bend, Indiana, expires in February 2012, and that future plans were being more

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