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POWERHOUSE SOUND & LIGHTING DEPLOYS D.A.S. AUDIO

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Michael Lavoie with some of his D.A.S. inventory.

Worchester, MA – June 2011… If you’re in Worchester and Mediterranean cuisine is on your culinary ‘must-have’ list, Byblos Lounge and Ritual are the places to be. These two new establishments offer food and beverage that are the talk of the town—and they serve it in an upscale atmosphere where the music plays through state-of-the-art sound reinforcement systems designed around products from D.A.S. Audio.

Worchester, MA-based Powerhouse Sound & Lighting, which specializes in custom sound and entertainment lighting for both the commercial and residential installation markets in addition to their production services for special events, was contracted to design and install the sound reinforcement systems at both properties. Michael Lavoie, the firm’s owner, consultant, and systems designer, selected loudspeakers that drew heavily from D.A.S. Audio’s Avant and Arco lines. He discussed the nature of each project. more

Wohler Launches First European Tour of New Euro Van

Mobile Showcase of Wohler Products Will Visit 13 Countries in Three Months; Now Scheduling Product Demonstrations

SAN FRANCISCO — June 2, 2011 — Wohler Technologies today announced that its Euro Van, a showcase-on-wheels for the company’s state-of-the-art audio, video, data monitoring, and captioning solutions, has commenced on an inaugural tour throughout Europe. With the recent completion of engagements in both Germany and Denmark, the Euro Van is scheduled to visit 11 more countries over the next three months — culminating in its arrival at IBC2011 in Amsterdam this September. more

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Chyron Appoints Sim Kolliner Vice President of Professional Services

Kolliner Brings Rich and Diverse Engineering Background to Leadership of Chyron’s New Professional Services Division

MELVILLE, N.Y. — June 2, 2011 — Chyron today announced the appointment of Sim Kolliner as vice president of professional services. Kolliner brings three decades of broadcast industry experience to his new role at Chyron, where he will lead the professional services division in facilitating clients’ smooth implementation of graphics solutions, as well as their organizational adaptation to new systems and workflows. more

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beyerdynamic Presents New Series of Installed Sound Microphones at the InfoComm Trade Show

Heilbronn, June 15th, 2011: In Orlando beyerdynamic will present individual microphones and new solutions for tour guide, interpretation and conference applications at booth 1421, Central Hall.
The focus is on the new Classis series for installations. Gooseneck and boundary microphones for table or overhead installations combine a sophisticated, unobtrusive design with an innovative technology. Due to the new Scudio™ technology there are no problems using wireless mobile devices simultaneously. The Scudio™ technology includes many electronic and mechanical characteristics to eliminate unwanted interferences by wireless mobile devices, where the patented shielding of the capsule in all microphones is an important detail. The interaction of all Scudio™ features ensures the optimum audio quality and speech intelligibility of all beyerdynamic installation microphones of the new generation.
The high gain before feedback of the gooseneck microphones allows a higher volume of the PA system.
The quality check ensures minor tolerances resulting more

NEC Enhances its Durable Large Screen P-Series Line with Two New Models

CHICAGO – June 1, 2011 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the enhancement of its most durable large-screen product line, the P Series, with two new models. The 40-inch P402 and 46-inch P462 are direct replacements for the acclaimed P401 and P461, and are 1-inch thinner in depth. NEC also announced the addition of the P402-AVT, P402-TMX4D, P462-AVT and P462-TMX4D to the P Series lineup.

These professional-grade, industrial-strength LCD displays are intended for 24/7 operation and as such include additional thermal protection, internal temperature sensors with self-diagnostics and fan-based technology to prevent overheating. The P402 and P462 are ideal in quick-service restaurants, airports, public information environments, healthcare facilities and retail stores. An added technology to these models is the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant expansion slot, the industry’s first standardized option slot that aims to simplify digital more

Latest Grass Valley Technologies at InfoComm 2011 Support Powerful Presentation Workflows

San Francisco, Calif., June 2, 2011, (InfoComm 2011—Booth#1062) — Several of the latest technologies and systems from Grass Valley™ that solve complex A/V production and presentation problems in a highly efficient and cost-effective way will be on display during the InfoComm 2011 conference, scheduled for June 11-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

This year, Grass Valley’s products will be exhibited by Starin Marketing (booth #1062), a North American distribution partner for Grass Valley Pro AV products. Starin also assists its customers in the selection and installation of portable and fixed presentation systems.

Among a number of useful technologies displayed in hands-on demonstrations, the ADVC-G Series of signal converters from Grass Valley represent a new benchmark in the industry by offering support for full bandwidth “any signal-in, any signal-out? conversions in small footprint “brick-style? form factors that are as versatile as they are powerful.
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TEC Awards Announces Call for Entires, Adds Two New Categories

June 1, 2011—Walnut Creek, CA—The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced its Call For Entries for the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards®, to be held January 20, 2012, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim. The TEC Awards, the professional audio and sound production industry’s premier awards event, also announced it will inaugurate 2 new awards in the Outstanding Technical Achievement categories: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology and Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement. In addition, the category of Digital Converter Technology is being renamed Computer Audio Hardware. The new categories will bring to 19 the number of awards for audio product design.
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology will include instrument amplifiers, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedal boards, software amp and effects emulators, pedals, stomp boxes and other related equipment. Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement will include amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, more

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Oxygen DCT Launches The HMV-160 Modular Multiviewer Range

Europe’s leading broadcast monitor specialist Oxygen DCT has launched a new modular range of multi-viewers that will simultaneously display up to 64 images of a single screen. This new state-of-the-art multiviewer range is ideally suited to both multichannel broadcasters, Outside Broadcast vehicles, DSNGs and flyaways, reducing costs whilst benefitting users with better facilities and the highest levels of reliability.

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Based upon extensive market research and user feedback, the feature-rich HMV-160 family is more flexible, more versatile and more compact than legacy products, with a scalable modular system that is perfect for Galleries, Presentation Suites, Master Control Rooms, Lines Areas, Command Control Centres, Outside Broadcast vehicles, flyaways and studios.

Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT, says: “Compared to traditional systems, the HMV-160 offers much greater levels of flexibility. The system is highly user configurable and adaptable to individual users’ more

Annapurna Studios Hosts India’s First Demonstration of a Complete ARRI RAW Workflow in Real Time

Leading digital service provider Pure Digital Services and digital film consultancy Light Illusion recently conducted a comprehensive demonstration of a complete ARRI Raw workflow at Annapurna Studios’ new state of the art Digital Intermediate facility in Hyderabad, India.

The demonstration, which was attended by some of India’s top Directors of Photography, was designed to highlight the speed and versatility of collaborative systems coming together to execute smooth real time workflow from ‘Scene to Screen’.

With many DPs now gearing up to shoot ALEXA RAW there is a growing need within the film industry for a thorough understanding of RAW workflow. Light Illusion, which provides specialized consultancy to clients in the fields of Digital Intermediate, Digital Cinematography and Colour Management, was asked to conduct the demonstration at Annapurna Studios after building and installing the new Digital Intermediate Facility, which houses a fully fledged 4K SGO/Mistika DI system in a more

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