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Wireless Microphone Systems Reinvented With HARMAN’s AKG WMS 470

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ORLANDO, Florida – Setting the stage for the next level in wireless live performance, HARMAN’s AKG has debuted its WMS 470 wireless system at Infocomm. Designed for complete ease of use, WMS 470 incorporates a vast number of upgrades from previous AKG lines and delivers outstanding performance and reliable operation to users.

WMS 470’s new automatic frequency setup function immediately finds and displays all available channels, making the system ideal for less experienced users to operate. Before opening a channel, the pilot tone function will prevent unwanted startup noise – the receiver will only open the audio if the pilot tone is detected.

“HARMAN’s AKG engineers have worked tirelessly to ensure WMS 470 was the absolute best system for our customers,? said Wolfgang Fritz, product marketing manager – tour sound, AKG. “We completely understand the challenges live sound professionals more

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NEW AVIOM PRO64 NETWORK MANAGER VERSION 2.0 TO SUPPORT ALLFRAME MULTI-MODULAR I/O SYSTEM AT INFOCOMM 2011

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 16, 2011Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, announces the upcoming release of version 2.0 of the Pro64® Network Manager™ PC control application at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 415). Network Manager 2.0 adds support for Aviom’s AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System, the newest addition to the Pro64 Series of audio networking products. A field customizable and configurable modular digital solution, the AllFrame is comprised of a host frame, audio I/O cards and a range of mounting options. more

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Series Gains More Inputs and Options

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The management team for the Soundcraft Si and Si Compact Series, now having won 11 industry awards in the past two years (left to right): Richard Ayres, Product Manager; Matt Rowe, Hardware Engineering Manager; Chris Gomm, R&D Senior Manager.

ORLANDO, Florida — Launched just two years ago and already the winner of 10 industry awards, HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Series has received an upgrade, which provides more inputs on the Si1 and Si2 versions plus additional functionality and options across the range.

With the range now designated the ‘Si+’ Series, the Si1+ has 16 additional mic inputs fitted as standard bringing the number of onboard mic inputs to 48 and processing capacity of 72 inputs to mix; the extra 16 mic input module may be replaced by an 8-in/8-out module if required. The number of option card more

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OUTLINE PRESENTS iSM POWERED STAGE MONITORS WITH iMODE TECHNOLOGY AT INFOCOMM 2011

Three Models Provide Low Profile, High Quality Sound

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 16, 2011 – Outline, the makers of high quality, industry leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, presents the new iSM line of powered stage monitor speakers with iMode Technology at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 683). As successor to Outline’s respected H.A.R.D. series of self-powered floor monitors, the iSM series, featuring the iSM 112, iSM 115 and iSM 212, delivers greater sonic quality, higher SPL and full remote control of speaker parameters through Outline’s integrated iMode Intelligent Digital Loudspeaker Control Platform.

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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

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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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