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Ontario’s The Studio At Hamilton Place Stays on the Leading Edge with Sennheiser, Neumann, Innovason, L-Acoustics and Kling & Freitag

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Ontario – June 30, 2011 – The Studio at Hamilton Place, an intimate 500-seat theatre and concert space located in the cultural heart of downtown Hamilton, Ontario, is highly regarded by music fans from Ontario and beyond for its outstanding sound quality. Artists including Bruce Cockburn, The Cowboy Junkies, Billy Bragg and many more have performed at The Studio, which also hosts other live theatrical events ranging from comedy shows to boxing. Today The Studio’s high-end installed audio system is comprised almost entirely of Sennheiser and Sennheiser-distributed equipment, making it among the largest Sennheiser-oriented rooms in all of Ontario.

Sennheiser and Neumann Mics Outperform Competition

“When I came to Hamilton Place six years ago, we were looking for greater intelligibility as well as better overall frequency response throughout the hall,? said Studio Technician, Steve Foster. “We tested a lot of equipment more

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C-nario Platform Drives Digital Signage Network for Spain’s Elektra

Tel Aviv, Israel, June 30, 2011 – C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, today announced that the company’s digital signage software platform, C-nario Messenger, has been implemented in the main showroom of Elektra, a Spanish chain of electric appliances and kitchen furniture, and will be implemented in the coming months in 17 branch stores of the chain.

The 2X2 video wall at Elektra’s main showroom in San Sebastian, called Lifeevolution, displays in-store products and product information to customers in brilliant high-definition, creating a unique in-store experience. The same content will be displayed on the stand-alone screens in branch stores.

The content comprises video streams, live TV feeds, images and text. C-nario’s platform will be integrated with a voice control system, allowing voice activation of various features of the displays. C-nario Messenger enables to upload and approve content, via the Web, which is displayed in the more

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Precise Corporate Staging Expands L-ACOUSTICS Inventory for Summer Festival Season

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The five-day Country USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin benefitted from PCS’ new KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK systems

PCS adds KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK for new Entertainment Division

TEMPE, Arizona — Precise Corporate Staging (PCS) of Tempe, Arizona upped its L-ACOUSTICS product count in late-May with the addition of 24 KUDO enclosures, 24 SB28 subs and six LA-RAK touring amplifier racks. The systems were purchased, in part, to accommodate the busy summer festival schedule of PCS’ new Entertainment Division, which this year deploys systems and staging for Country USA and Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the legendary week-long Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. more

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Norfolk State University Installs Three Hitachi HD Cameras in its Studio for Student-Produced Programming

WOODBURY, NEW YORK– Norfolk State University (NSU), in Norfolk, VA, installed three new Hitachi SK-HD1000 digital high definition cameras in its television studio, which provides hands-on training to students enrolled in the school’s Mass Communication program. The studio, which is part of NSU’s School of Liberal Arts, enables students to satisfy media lab requirements and produce their own videos as they work toward a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.

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“Since our students have different levels of technical proficiency, it was critical for us to choose cameras that are extremely easy to operate, maneuver, and maintain,? said Michael Matovich, CBT (Certified Broadcast Technologist) and chief video engineer for NSU. “The Hitachi SK-HD1000 is all of those things, plus it produces a fantastic picture. As a state university, all major purchases must go out to bid. The Hitachi SK-HD1000 demonstrated more

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Kramer Introduces the VP-417 Video to Computer Graphics Video, DVI & HDTV ProScale™ Digital Scaler

Kramer’s VP-417

Kramer’s VP-417

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the high-performance VP-417 scaler for composite video or s-Video signals. The unit scales a video signal to a selected computer graphics video or HDTV output signal simultaneously on 15-pin HD and DVI-D connectors.

The VP-417 supports composite and s-Video inputs which it scales to a maximum resolution of WUXGA for computer graphics video output and 1080p for HDTV output. The VP-417 has selectable aspect ratio settings for both 4:3 and 16:9 formats. The built-in ProcAmp features video gain, brightness, contrast, color, hue and sharpness (independent H and V) control, with color control features in both the YUV and RGB color spaces. The VP-417 also features an LED indicator to show if a computer graphics video or HDTV output resolution has been selected, and the LED indicator shows which specific computer graphics video or HDTV output has been selected.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Cameras Provide Multiple HD Production Advantages for East Pleasant Pictures’ Commercial Shoots

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The challenge was simple: Shoot a series of commercials for a major cruise ship line amid vacationing passengers without inconveniencing them with the usual complement of equipment and crew needed for such a production. For East Pleasant Pictures, a global collective specializing in multiple forms of moving-image media, the solution was equally simple: Use the unobtrusive, high-sensitivity cinema-like imaging advantages of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras available from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging.

Directed by Emmy-winning producer/director Xander Strohm, the commercials featured candid scenes of cruise ship passengers playing dodge ball, anchoring their own vacation-video newscasts, and generally having a very good time. Stash Slionski, East Pleasant Pictures director/cinematographer/partner explained that he and co-director/cinematographer/partner Damien Drake first became familiar with the compact and lightweight Canon Digital SLR cameras that made more

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Commercial AV Rep Of The Year Award Won By Ouzunoff Associates

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Left to right: Bob Newhuis Middle Atlantic Midwest Sales Director, Greg Ouzunoff

Orlando, FL––The Commercial AV Rep of the Year Award was won by Ouzunoff Associates at the recent Middle Atlantic sales meeting held prior to InfoComm 2011.

Ouzunoff Associates represents Middle Atlantic Products for the Commercial AV market in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Northern New York State.

Commenting on the award, Middle Atlantic Sales Director Bob Newhuis said, “Greg and his team have been producing exceptional results in their territory for years. It’s always a pleasure to recognize someone at his level of excellence who makes such a valuable contribution to our Middle Atlantic sales effort.?

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES SELECTS RACHAL FOR SALES ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT MANAGER

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Greensboro, NC – June 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce it has appointed Chris Rachal to the newly created position of Sales Administration and Support Manager. With a background that encompasses retail sales, on-air talent for the broadcast market, recording engineer, sound editor / composer, mobile DJ, and A/V technician, Rachal is well equipped to oversee the company’s day-to-day sales and customer support operations. He will be based at WorxAudio’s corporate headquarters in Greensboro. more

Anton/Bauer Powers Motivational Documentary Films for Non-Profit Production Company

Triple Knot Productions Inspires with True Stories of Remarkable Human Beings

SEFFNER, FL – Brian Dery, founder and president of the Florida-based award-winning inspirational video production company, Triple Knot Productions, is a walking miracle, dedicated to telling the harrowing stories of individuals with astonishing injuries and disabilities. To bring these true tales of adversity and hope to life, Dery relies on the reliability, durability, and overall excellence of 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. After battling his own harrowing ordeal with paralysis, Dery launched Triple Knot Productions in 2005 and with it his commitment to overcome and inspire through storytelling. Currently, Dery is filming “Evan Piper: Creating Possibilities Through the Power of Determination,? detailing the life of Evan Piper, who became paralyzed after a plane crash. more

HOWARD KIRSCH JOINS DIAQUEST AS MARKET DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Diaquest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, has hired Howard Kirsch as its new market development manager, effective June 13. He will be promoting sales of QueManager, an affordable graphics order management system (OMS) for newsroom applications, as well as developing relationships with vendors and customers.

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Kirsch has extensive experience in the television broadcast industry, including engineering and technical positions with ABC and NBC News in New York, as well as KRON in San Francisco. He also served as a sales manager for ParkerVision and district sales manager for JVC Professional Products Company. Most recently, he was director of sales for E-N-G Mobile Systems in Concord, Calif.

“We are very proud to welcome Howard to the Diaquest team,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of Diaquest Products. “As a veteran more

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