A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive for May, 2011

FSR To Launch Audio Amplifier Range At InfoComm 2011

fsr-logo-11-09.JPG

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

Bieber

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

palm-valley-church-nexo-geo-s12.JPG

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

BenQ’s Interactive Digital Whiteboard Set to Brighten InfoComm 2011 and Projection Summit 2011

benq_4×12_whiteboard.jpg

BenQ to Demonstrate 4-Foot by 12-Foot Interactive Solution for Classrooms at InfoComm, While Education Director Leads “Projection in Education” Session at Projection Summit

IRVINE, Calif. — May 25, 2011 — BenQ, the number one DLP(R) Projector brand in the world, today announced that the company will demonstrate its latest innovation for the education market at InfoComm 2011: the leading 4-foot by 12-foot interactive digital whiteboard. At Projection Summit 2011 — held in conjunction with InfoComm on June 13 and 14 — BenQ Education Director Juan Alvarez will touch upon this breakthrough technology in his presentation “Visual Technology Innovations in the Classroom.” At both events, BenQ will lend high-brightness projectors for presentations and education sessions. more

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

POWERSOFT INTRODUCES M SERIES DSP+ETH AMPLIFIERS

M Series DSP+ETH Incorporates Powersoft’s Digital Signal Processing Technology

Ventura, CA, May 24, 2011 – Powersoft, the world-leading manufacturer of innovative, green-design power amplifiers, is pleased to announce the release of M Series DSP+ETH amplifiers. The cost effective M Series was designed to meet the most stringent requirements of professional users in sound reinforcement and fixed installations including resorts and hotels, live music and dance clubs, theme parks and mobile DJs. The new M Series DSP+ETH brings exceptional functionality and control to the amplifier platform, making it an exceptional value for performance.

powersoft_m-series-dspeth.jpg

“The new M Series DSP+ETH amplifiers give the end user access to Powersoft’s digital signal processing engine technology, Ethernet connectivity and system monitoring and control through our powerful Armonía Pro Audio Suite™ software,? says Ken Blecher, executive vice president of Powersoft Audio Technologies Corp. “The introduction of DSP+ETH was the next logical developmental step to give the growing family of M Series users nearly the same level of flexibility and control enjoyed by our flagship K Series owners. The M Series DSP+ETH represents incredible value for performance, making it the amplifier of choice for the small to medium installation or touring sound system.?

M Series DSP+ETH features 24bit/48KHz AD/DA converters with 56 bit for internal processing. With two inputs and outputs each for the 2-channel version and four inputs and outputs each for the 4-channel version, the system offers per channel five bi-quad filters for system equalization, eliminating the need for outboard equalizers, plus two crossovers and eight bi-quad filters. Each channel has dual dynamic processors with arbitrary input/output curve and adjustable time constants. To accommodate speaker time alignment, a generous range from zero to 10 ms adjustable delay makes timing the low frequency vs. high frequency speakers easy. The DSP engine delivers up to 114 dB(A) signal to noise ratio (analog in/out) with a 1 ms processing delay time. It also provides a complete set of limiters: Peak with varaiable ratio, RMS, and frequency shaping RMS.

The high-performance DSP card also offers FIR/IIR filters for accurate crossover control for bi-amped loudspeakers. Crossover filter types include Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley and Bessel, with adjustable 6dB to 48dB per octave roll off. As the DSP card resides inside the amplifier, settings are safe from accidental or intentional tampering, with monitoring of vital system and amplifier data done via Armonía Pro Audio Suite™ software. M Series amplifiers access Armonía with the same Ethernet network interface as all Powersoft amplifiers allowing for preset management and uploading over a network. Locally, the M Series DSP+ETH permits the user to address up to four presets on the rear panel via pushbutton.

M Series DSP+ETH comes in three 2-channel (M30D DSP+ETH, M20D DSP+ETH, M14D DSP+ETH) and two quad (M50Q DSP+ETH, M28Q DSP+ETH) versions. Each amplifier is housed in a one rack unit, rugged metal case weighing in at 16.3 Lbs (7.4 Kg). Powersoft bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency Class D patented outputs provide high quality sound, outstanding damping factor and cooler circuits for stable performances over time for a longer amplifier life and reduced operational costs from power draw and HVAC cooling. Most M Series DSP+ETH models are able to drive 70V/100V constant voltage lines directly without the need of transformers. However, optional TU4 single rack units providing 4-channel transformer outputs may be used for galvanic insulation and other operational voltages not supported by the M Series DSP+ETH amplifiers directly.
The M Series DSP+ETH runs extremely efficiently, making on site AC mains distribution vastly easier, especially for live sound applications. Because of available EQ and crossover filters, sound companies and bands no longer need to carry extra outboard gear thereby reducing hauling weight. Both fixed installation and touring benefit from streamlined system wiring. The two four-channel models provide up to 1250W/ch. on 4 ohm loads, while the three two-channel models offer a maximum output of 1500W/ch. on 4 ohm loads, while full range can reach up to 360W/ch. on 8 ohm loads.

About PowersoftPowersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Ventura, CA, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world’s leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft web site at www.powersoft-audio.com.

more

Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles On Duty at Europe’s Largest AIDS Charity

Soundcraft Vi6

VIENNA, Austria – Taking place each May in Vienna since 1993, Life Ball is Europe’s largest AIDS charity event and this year once again featured a star-studded cast of artistes and VIPs, with the theme dedicated to the element of air under the slogan, “Spread the Wings of Tolerance.?

Leading the party and joining the 20,000-30,000 revelers in the Rathausplatz, outside Vienna’s City Hall were Janet Jackson, former US President Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields. Aside from music, fashion was also high on the agenda, and among the guests was world-famous designer, Vivian Westwood.

TV stations from all over the world attended, and for the main outdoor show audio coverage needed to extend across a distance of almost 200 meters (via three speaker delay lines) to the back of the Square. Handling the sound mix was a pair of more

Alcorn McBride Rises to the Challenge at Top of the Rock Experience at Rockefeller Center

Alcorn McBride equipment plays a starring role in Rockefeller Center’s renovated Top of the Rock experience, a tour that ultimately leads to the skyscraper’s incomparable Observation Deck towering 70 stories above Manhattan. AV integrator Technomedia Solutions, LCC, which is headquartered in Orlando but whose New York offices are in Rockefeller Plaza, selected Alcorn McBride Digital Binloop HD systems to deliver robust HD visuals during the Beam Walk, Triple HD Theater presentation and Summit Shuttle elevator ride.

Visitors start the Top of the Rock tour by ascending a winding staircase from the building’s lobby to a mezzanine. There, they can sit on a metal beam and recreate their own version of the iconic 1932 photograph, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper.” The photo, reproduced giant-size in the lobby, depicts metalworkers digging into their lunchboxes on a more

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

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.

e1306236010.png

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

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

May 2011
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication