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HARMAN’s Selenium W16P High-Performance Midbass and Woofers Make U.S. Debut At InfoComm 2011

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ORLANDO, Florida — Delivering a new standard for professional audio components to the international market, HARMAN’s Selenium debuts its latest midbass and woofer W16P series in the United States at InfoComm 2011. Selenium’s 6W16P 6-inch midbass, 8W16P 8-inch and 10W16P 10-inch woofers reproduce sound with high fidelity and great efficiency for the ultimate audio performance.

Available in eight and sixteen ohms (Ω), the W16P series is constructed with an aluminum frame and aluminum-wire voice coil, a non-pressed long fiber cellulose cone, cloth surround and push-on terminals. The components are ideal for integration into line array systems, portable PA loudspeakers and monitor speakers.

“The W16P series presents a great opportunity for Selenium to penetrate the U.S. market under our new parent company HARMAN,? stated Manfred Treter, Pro Product Manager, Selenium. “The W16P line offers the reliability expected from HARMAN, backed more

Don Bird Joins Wohler as Chief Marketing Officer

With More Than 30 Years of Varied Experience, Media Industry Veteran Will Lead All Sales, Marketing, and Product Line Management

SAN FRANCISCO — June 16, 2011 — Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of Don Bird as chief marketing officer (CMO), a newly created position reflecting the company’s increased commitment to worldwide strategic sales and marketing. With a 30-plus-year career in the media and cinema industries — including more than 20 years in executive management — Bird will lead all of Wohler’s sales, marketing, and product line management operations. more

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Expands CSS Commercial Series Lineup With CSS-1S/T Surface-Mount Loudspeaker

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The new CSS-1S/T surface-mount loudspeaker is the latest addition to JBL’s CSS Commercial Series Speaker lineup.

ORLANDO, Florida – At InfoComm 2011, HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced the addition of the CSS-1S/T surface-mount loudspeaker to its CSS Commercial Series Speaker lineup of cost-effective ceiling speakers and backcans.

“We introduced the first three models of the CSS Series at last year’s InfoComm show,? said Rick Kamlet, Senior Marketing Manager for Commercial Installed Sound at Harman’s Loudspeaker Business Unit. “Each of those models were cost-effective ceiling speakers. We are pleased to now be expanding this affordable segment of our product line with a new full-range, 2-way, surface-mount loudspeaker.?

The new CSS-1S/T is a compact 2-way 100V/70V/8Ω surface-mount loudspeaker with a 5¼-inch low-frequency and ¾-inch high-frequency driver and a frequency response of 85 Hz–18 kHz. The 10-Watt multi-tap more

New HARMAN HiQnet Performance Manager™ Sound Reinforcement System Configuration And Control Software Demonstrated at InfoComm 2011

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ORLANDO, Florida – Following on its successful launch at Prolight + Sound 2011 where it generated widespread interest and excitement, HARMAN Professional is demonstrating its new HiQnet Performance Manager™ software at InfoComm 2011. HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, HiQnet Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the category-leading HARMAN HiQnet System Architect 2 connectivity and control software application for professional-grade audio system integration.

“In touring, time is money, and Performance Manager dramatically streamlines the system design, setup and tuning process, allowing a JBL VERTEC ® System Engineer to achieve a higher level of performance with more consistent results on a daily basis from venue to venue,? explained Paul Bauman, Director of Tour Sound Product Application and more

HARMAN “Powered By Crown? Apple® iPad Control Application Provides Groundbreaking Amplifier Monitoring and Control For Systems Integrators

ORLANDO, Florida — Deploying the power of its Ethernet backbone, HARMAN’s “Powered By Crown? iPad/iPhone App, is being showcased at InfoComm 2011. Providing systems integrators with a powerful tool for enhanced control and configuration, Crown’s Ethernet architecture allows for direct control of amplifiers unlike competitive systems requiring an additional computer interface. The application can be used to control and monitor amplifiers by setting basic control panels on an amplifier or by handling a complete setup through HARMAN HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The application benefits integrators deploying Crown Ethernet-enabled amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro-Tech I Series. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Integrators can create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly import it onto the app for system tuning and the creation of a control and monitoring system for end users.

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Introduces Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller At InfoComm 2011

ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN BSS Audio, today introduced the Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller as an updated replacement for the original BLU-8 Wall Controller at InfoComm 2011.

The Soundweb London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller is available in white or black and offers Ethernet connectivity, direct or PoE powering, multiple modes of operation, simple control and visual feedback, a sleep feature and a lockout feature.

The BLU-8v2 Wall Controller shares the same feature set and appearance as the original BLU-8 Wall Controller but benefits from a significant hardware upgrade. Under the surface, the BLU-8v2 has much in common with the rack-mount Soundweb London devices and this revised hardware design offers significant enhancement to networking functionality.

The BLU-8v2 features two rotary encoders, one 9-segment meter and five push-buttons. The device can be configured to work in one of three modes of operation.

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HARMAN Debuts AKG’s Latest DMS700 V2 System, DMS700 Hardware And Software Upgrade At Infocomm

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ORLANDO, Florida – Taking the next level in reliable professional audio transmission, HARMAN has launched AKG’s DMS700 V2 digital wireless microphone system. With a 512 Bit encryption, low 3.5 latency and the new DPT700 bodypack, DMS700 V2 offers artists and engineers absolute confidence in performance with a reliable, easy-to-use wireless component.

DMS 700 V2 improves the link quality and increases the working range of the transmitters and receivers more

PANAMA’S TVN UPGRADES WITH FOR-A HVS-350HS AND HVS-300HS SWITCHERS

Fort Lee, N.J.- FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announced the installation of the FOR-A HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switcher and the FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher to Televisora Nacional, S.A. (TVN), a television network in Panama known as TVN.

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With offices and its main studios in Panama City, TVN features news, soap operas, movies, talk shows, and variety shows. “Our network is growing with the global popularity of reality programming and contest shows,? said Rolando Guerra, Director of Engineering at TVN Panama. “The HVS-300HS and HVS-350HS switchers from FOR-A allow us the flexibility of working with HD in two different form factors.?

Last spring, TVN-2 launched the reality show My Big Talent competition based on the British format Britain’s Got more

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Samsung Expands LED/LCD Leadership at Infocomm 11 with Four New Product Lines

New LED/LCD Displays Offer Engaging, Dynamic Visual Experiences
for Virtually all Commercial User Needs

ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation and the number one worldwide brand of professional commercial display products* today announced from the Information Communication Marketplace Show in Orlando four new lines of LED/LCD commercial displays. The Samsung HE, ME, UE and UD Series incorporate LED-backlight technology that offers many benefits including overall image quality and lower power consumption.
All four product lines are on display at Samsung booth #1543 during infoComm 2011 at the Orange County Convention in Orlando, FL, June 15-17 and available through Samsung distributors and resellers in Q3 2011.
“Samsung is building on a category we created at infoComm 2010 by increasing the number of LED/ LCD solutions for many commercial user scenarios,? said Kevin Schroll, product manager of commercial display Samsung Enterprise more

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