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ENGINEER SAM LAKEMAN AND IRISH FOLK SINGER CARA DILLON JOIN THE RANKS OF METRIC HALO ULN-8 USERS

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FROME, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 2011: For anyone who lives to make music and pines for a soulmate, it would be hard not to envy Irish folk vocalist Cara Dillon and her husband Sam Lakeman. The two met in the band Equation and quickly left to walk – as seen in hindsight – a sure and steady path to artistic, commercial, and familial success. Winning dozens of awards and countless accolades, Dillon’s otherworldly voice takes the spotlight, and the duo have created and produced four solid albums on Rough Trade Records and, now, their own Charcoal Records. Lakeman also serves as the recording engineer in their second floor (this fact will become important) home studio. Tired of cobbling together equipment and re-jiggering routing on menu-heavy digital boxes, Lakeman purchased the powerful Metric Halo ULN-8 combination mic pre, converter and DSP. But from the time he would receive it to the more

DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS CONVERT POSTAL SORTING FACILITY INTO A SATELLITE SANCTUARY FOR CORNERSTONE CHURCH

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 2011: What started as a meeting of fifty-five people in the Wharton living room in 1983 grew to become Cornerstone Church, one of the landmark mega-churches of the South. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Cornerstone recently outgrew its 3,200-seat sanctuary, prompting the church to consider building a satellite facility. Because a large contingent of congregants were making a two-hour round-trip drive from Bowling Green, Kentucky, it made sense to situate a satellite sanctuary there. The church purchased an old U.S. Postal Service sorting facility and converted it to a sanctuary where live elements, including a band, would meld with a videotaped sermon from the pastor in Nashville. Because the music forms such an integral component of the experience and because the new room was built with no consideration for acoustics, Nashville’s Pro Audio Solutions prescribed and installed a sound system centered on Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers, which more

“GLEEFUL” NEW REALITY SHOW SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON API LUNCHBOX®

gleeproject_lunchbox_1.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2011: API’s lunchbox is ready for its close-up. The ever-popular six-slot rack has earned a prime role on the new reality series titled “The Glee Project,” which follows hopeful contestants as they try to win a recurring role on the musical TV series “Glee.” While many who initially auditioned did not make it to the recording stage, the lunchbox (filled with API modules) was a shoe-in all along.

“When I was looking for gear for the new show I tried a couple other systems and some of the music got a little fuzzy and cloudy,” said Kris Pooley, a musical director for live tours and the music producer for “The Glee Project.” “The API gear gave me all the punch I needed and worked especially well on vocals.” Pooley’s lunchbox was filled with API 512c mic pres, 550A more

University of Ottawa Deploys Haivision Makito(TM) Encoder and Furnace(TM) IPTV Platform to Deliver Reserve Course Material to Classrooms Across Campus

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — June 8, 2011 — Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that the University of Ottawa is using the Makito(TM) H.264 encoder and Furnace(TM) IP video system to leverage the school’s existing IP infrastructure to deliver audio/visual materials normally on reserve in the library to any one of 156 multimedia classrooms. In enabling cost-effective streaming of HD H.264 video, the Haivision solution provides exceptional video quality, high reliability, and the security required to maintain copyright protection of digital media. more

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BTX Now Offering Belden(R) Brilliance(R) High-Definition BNC Connectors for Coaxial Cable

Providing Exceptional Performance and Reliability, the Brilliance BNC Family Includes Three-Piece Crimp Connectors and One-Piece Compression Connectors With Optional Locking Feature

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 8, 2011 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that the company has added Belden(R) Brilliance(R) high-definition BNC broadcast connectors to its product line-up. Designed for use with Belden Brilliance precision video coaxial cables, the BNC connectors offer the exceptional performance and rock-solid reliability required by professional integrators. BTX customers are able to choose from three connector platforms to meet their application needs: three-piece crimp connectors, one-piece compression connectors, and one-piece locking compression connectors. more

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Extron MLS 608 D Series for Digital Switching Simplified Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the simple-to-use MLS 608 D, a switcher that integrates digital and analog sources in a single product. The switcher enables AV system expansion when more inputs are required than what the projector can handle. The MLS 608 D offers digital video switching with four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and analog video switching with four universal inputs plus an Extron Universal MTP Twisted Pair input. It outputs HDMI and analog MTP Twisted Pair signals to the included MTP/HDMI U R twisted pair receiver, providing a complete digital and analog video and audio switching system. In addition, the MLS 608 D includes many integrator-friendly features such as HDMI audio de-embedding, Mic/line audio matrix mixing, and ProDSP™, an exclusive Extron technology with an extensive array of easy-to-use digital audio processing tools for audio system set-up and fine-tuning. Switcher control is provided via the front panel backlit buttons or through RS-232 for separate display and room control capabilities. It can also work seamlessly in conjunction with an Extron TouchLink™ touchpanel control system or a MediaLink® Controller for enhanced display and room control. more

KRNV UPGRADES HD ENG WITH JVC GY-HM790U PROHD CAMCORDERS

WAYNE, NJ - JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that KRNV, the NBC affiliate serving Reno, Nev. (DMA #108), has purchased 14 GY-HM790U ProHD cameras for ENG and creative services applications. The cameras arrived at the station in April, and most have already been deployed in the field.

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NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno, Nev., is using its new JVC GY-HM790U ProHD camcorders in the field.

Jeff Deitch, KRNV chief photographer, said each shooter has two 32GB SDHC media cards, which provide more than enough storage for a normal news day. Paired with an interchangeable Fujinon 17x lens, the GY-HM790U is well equipped for one-man-band ENG work. Specifically, he said the lightweight camera’s 4.3-inch flip-out LCD monitor makes it easier for reporters to shoot stand-ups on their own.

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High Resolution Engineering’s DVI Over Fiber Video Extension Kits To Debut at InfoComm

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To accommodate the needs of increasing numbers of people seeking fiber-optic solutions, High Resolution Engineering has announced that it has designed DVI over fiber video extension kits to support Lightware USA’s DVI-OPT series of transmitters and receivers. The kits, available for sale or rent from High Resolution Engineering, will be showcased at InfoComm 2011, June 15-17 in Orlando.

The company also offers another fiber-optical solution: exclusive rental of Lightware’s 80×80 Multi-Format DVI/Fiber matrix, which converts the video signal internally in the matrix and eliminates the need for extra DVI-to-fiber converters.

“With the rising costs of copper and falling prices of fiber it makes economical sense to go with fiber today,” says Mike Taylor, Partner with High Resolution Engineering. “Fiber also gives users the added functionality of incredibly long cable runs.”
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Oxygen DCT Introduces New Features For The Groundbreaking GearNex Geared Camera Head

Oxygen DCT has introduced a new range of features to the GearNex geared camera head, a unique product from CineToys LLC that is designed to give film makers access to Hollywood-style geared heads without paying Hollywood prices.

Today’s cameramen face the challenge of operating cameras adorned with monitors, matte boxes, power packs and focus-assist products, all of which can make them heavy and unwieldy. What GearNex offers is the ability to smoothly pan and tilt, even when the camera is loaded with additional equipment.

The GearNex geared camera head is already gaining plaudits from the film industry and was most recently endorsed by Director of Photography Robert Reed Altman, son of director Robert Altman, who says: “I fully endorse the new GearNex Head. I used the GearNex head on a Short film that I shot using the Canon 5d system. There is nothing better than a nice more

Califone® Debuts Latest Headphone Series at 2011 InfoComm

Califone Discovery Series Headphones

The Califone Odyssey, Explorer, Discovery, and 610 Series will be Welcomed in a Host of Commercial Applications where High-Quality, Rugged, and Durable Headphones and Headsets are Needed for a Variety of Applications

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., June 8, 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 feature four new headphone series during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4117.

“The Odyssey, Explorer, Discovery, and 610 Series give our customers even more choices when selecting the appropriate headphones and/or headsets for their specific needs,? said Tim Ridgway, Califone VP of marketing. “These four lines will be welcomed in a host of commercial applications, from more

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