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HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Provides Soundweb™ London Level 1 Training at InfoComm 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — At InfoComm 2011, HARMAN BSS Audio is providing its Soundweb London Level 1 Training. The syllabus includes overviews of the Soundweb London hardware and software, along with a comprehensive look at how to program and deploy Soundweb London systems. Conferencing is also covered in the training, including why Acoustic Echo Cancellation is needed and the benefits of Soundweb London conferencing solutions.

BSS Audio Soundweb London is an Ethernet-based networked system of digital audio signal processors, distribution components, programmable controllers and related devices. Soundweb London components are configured using HARMAN HiQnet™ London Architect™, a drag-and-drop programming interface that is intuitive to use, yet provides extensive system configuration options.

The Soundweb London Level 1 Training will be given on June 13 and June 14 at The Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. This 2-day course gives an more

ELAN® Debuts 10? In-Wall Color LCD Touch Screen Featuring “Touch And Swipe? Design And Built-In Video Screen For Television Viewing

New ELAN TS10 joins the ELAN family of 7? and 4? Touch Screens, HR2 handheld remote, and g! mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 19, 2011 – Following on the recent introduction of its expanded line of ELAN HC System Controllers for its g! Control System, ELAN Home Systems today introduced a new 10? in-wall color LCD touch screen to its award-winning family of user-friendly g! system interfaces. The new ELAN TS10 Touch Screen will be delivered to dealers beginning in June, according to Joe Lautner, ELAN Manager of Business Development & Product Management. more

New Widescreen WD570U Projector Announced From Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America

Mitsubishi’s Wide Screen WD570U Projector

Feature-Rich Projector Boasts High Brightness, High Contrast, Long Lamp Life

IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2011 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America adds the power-packed, wide-screen WXGA WD570U to its impressive lineup of projectors for schools, universities and businesses. Its super-bright 3500 lumen output ensures presentations are clearly seen without turning the lights off, and its 3000:1 contrast ratio produces sharp, vivid images, particularly for text and spreadsheets. And with an estimated lamp life of up to 6000-hours* (in low mode), the WD570U reduces operating and labor costs over the life of the projector.

“We’re bringing another projector powerhouse to the education and business marketplace,? said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “The wide-format WXGA resolution is perfect for a lot of new applications as well as spreadsheets and high-definition video.?

The projector more

HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES HOSA PRO INTERCONNECT CABLES

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Hosa Technology’s Hosa Pro Interconnect Cables.

Buena Park, CA – May 2011 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Hosa Pro Interconnect Cables. The combination of superior cable for enhanced signal transmission and audio quality, highly acclaimed REAN® connectors by Neutrik AG, and world-class workmanship make the new Hosa Pro Interconnect Cables an exceptional choice for wiring one’s studio with professional quality cables at a midline price. They are available in all pro audio terminations, including XLR, ¼ inch TRS (tip, ring, sleeve), ¼ inch TS (tip, sleeve), and RCA. more

Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Wins BCPVA Video Innovation Award

Blackmagic Design today announced that ATEM Television Studio is the recipient of a BCPVA Video Innovation Award, presented by the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association at the 2011 NAB Show.

The British Columbia Videographers Association is Canada’s largest non-profit professional video association. The BCPVA Video Innovation Award was awarded to companies that have released revolutionary new products for corporate and event video producers. Award recipients are judged according to the features, performance, innovation, uniqueness and value offered by their new product.

“The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio is a game-changer in the video production switcher market,? said Shawn Lam, BCPVA delegate and former president. “This powerful 6 input HDMI and HD to SDI switcher has the value proposition of a switcher costing thousands more, which is impressive considering its price of less than a thousand dollars.?

“It is an honor to win the BCPVA award. ATEM Television more

Ocean Video Uses Blackmagic Design’s Micro Videohub on “Pirates of the Caribbean 4?

Blackmagic Design today announced that Beverly Hills-based Ocean Video integrated the Blackmagic Design Micro Videohub, the world’s smallest 3 Gb/s 16 x 16 router, into the 3D HD video assist cart they provided for use on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.? more

JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Control® Contractor Loudspeakers Deliver Musical Excitement for American Idol’s 2011 Season

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NORTHRIDGE, California – American Idol is the country’s most-watched TV series, and has been the number one show for six years in a row, thanks to its blend of stars in the making, audience participation and the often-unpredictable reactions of celebrity judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. For American Idol’s 2011 season, wrapping up this week, the main house PA and dialogue system has included a total of 300 JBL Professional loudspeakers, including VERTEC® line arrays and Control® Contractor loudspeakers, ensuring the contestants and judges are clearly heard no matter how loudly the audience cheers the performers.

The system has been installed in Stage 36 at CBS Television City in Hollywood. The main system has included 20 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, and the dialogue system has comprised 275 JBL Control 25 loudspeakers. The system was more

Vaddio Launches ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console with Multiviewer, Digital Outputs and Touch Screen Control

New production switcher with integrated camera controller and multiviewer capabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 18, 2011) – ProductionVIEW™ HD MV offers cutting-edge processor technology to the existing ProductionVIEW HD, with the addition of multiviewer capabilities and digital inputs/outputs. Combined with the new TeleTouch™ Multiviewer Touch Screens, you can easily switch all live feeds and create up to 12 “video thumbnails? of preset shots just by touching the monitor. The “video thumbnails? provide an easy way to identify and recall preset camera positions on a per-input basis in the preview window.

“Our customers love the ProductionVIEW HD’s easy-to-use, all-in-one design that integrates camera control, video mixing and broadcast quality effects,? says President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “The new ProductionVIEW HD MV, with it’s next-generation processor technology, auto-sensing digital inputs and outputs, and integrated multiviewer give our customers a lot more to love. In addition to the new system architecture, we more

FSR To Celebrate 30th Year Serving AV Industry At InfoComm 2011

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InfoComm Booth # 1343

CAKE CUTTING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE MILESTONE

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at InfoComm 2011! The New Jersey-based manufacturer has announced plans to host a reception at 11 AM on Thursday, June 16th in Booth # 1343 to commemorate three decades of successfully supplying the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services – an NY/NJ-based AV integration company – partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and more

AUTOSCRIPT TELEPROMPTERS ASSIST WITH CLEAR DELIVERY OF ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE TO U.S. AUDIENCES

SHELTON, CONN., MAY 18, 2011—As millions of Americans gathered around their television sets on the morning of Friday, April 29 to watch London’s Royal Wedding, Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, was on location with CBS News, helping to deliver its extensive coverage leading up to and throughout the Royal festivities. more

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