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EAW® Adds MicroWedge8 and MicroWedge10 to MicroWedge Series Stage Monitors

New units provide clean, high-volume performance with feedback stability and a low-profile design, making them ideal for performers and live sound engineers alike

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InfoComm, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 15, 2011 – EAW® (Demo Room 204A), a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, is pleased to announce recent additions to their MicroWedge Series of stage monitors. The MicroWedge8 (MW8) and MicroWedge10 (MW10) are a small-format continuation of the well-received MW line from EAW. Although even smaller than the already compact MW12 and MW15, the MW8 and MW10 offer volume levels and voicing that rival full-size industry-standard 12-inch and 15-inch monitors from other manufacturers. The MW8 and MW10 are suitable for applications that demand the high level of performance, audio quality, inherent feedback stability, smooth coverage and ergonomic design of the MW12 and MW15 without the need for MW12/MW15’s levels of more

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Marshall Electronics Offers Digital Room Signs Powered by X2O Media Software

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 15, 2011 — Marshall Electronics announces that it has partnered with X2O Media to create a fully integrated digital display solution for meeting room applications. Marshall’s digital room signs will be available with X2O Media’s new Xpresenter(TM) Meeting Manager software. The Marshall room signs are currently available in 12-inch and 18.5-inch sizes, with built-in processors, eliminating the need for separate player hardware. more

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EAW® Debuts New VF Series Family of Products

New line, an update to EAW®’s VR and FR Series, includes VFR Full-Range Loudspeakers, VFS Subwoofers and VSM Stage Monitors

Competitively priced, these new boxes are optimized for a wide range of applications and feature a clean, consistent design with an elegant style

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InfoComm, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 15, 2011 – EAW® (Demo Room 204A), a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, unveils its new VF Series family of passive products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers; two VFS Subwoofers; and three VSM Stage Monitors. The VF family of products represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications more

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Hitachi Means Business at InfoComm 2011

ORLANDO, Florida, June 15, 2011 — At InfoComm 2011, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group is showcasing a variety of 3LCD projectors that are ideal for business environments, highlighting the company’s commitment to the corporate market, while maintaining its leadership position in the education and house of worship markets.

Hitachi will be introducing a new interactive projector, boasting all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard along with Hitachi’s industry-leading projector technology, eliminating the need for additional hardware. This interactive projector is ideal for business applications, offering easy setup even in rooms where space is limited, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The user can write, draw, and manipulate and resize projected images by using Hitachi’s pen-sized Interactive Control. Users can more

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Hitachi Announces Plans for a New Interactive Projector for the Corporate Market

ORLANDO, Florida, June 15, 2011 — At InfoComm 2011, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group is showing a new Interactive Projector designed specifically for corporate environments.

The BZ-1 will raise the standard for performance by combining interactive whiteboard functionality with Hitachi’s industry-leading projector technology.

The BZ-1 will be ideal for business applications, offering easy setup even in rooms where space is limited, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The user can write, draw, and manipulate and resize projected images by using Hitachi’s pen-sized Interactive Control. Users can also save, print and email projected images.

The BZ-1 will feature a simple menu system that provides ready access to all functions. Data can be exported as HTML, BMP, more

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AVIOM HITS 10-YEAR, 100,000 MIXERS SOLD MILESTONE

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 15, 2011—This year, Aviom (InfoComm Booth 415), the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and a milestone 100,000 Personal Mixers sold to date.

Aviom first introduced its digital audio protocol, A-Net®, in 2001, along with the company’s first Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer. In the 10 years since the first A-16 found its way onto a church platform, Aviom has quickly become the industry standard for personal mixing solutions, fielding more than 100,000 personal mixers throughout the world.

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Today, Aviom’s A-16II Personal Mixer, fondly identified by many as the “little blue mixer,? can be found in houses of worship, on stages, in theaters, in the studio and even as a regular piece of many broadcast setups. Not only have musicians around the world discovered the more

AVI-SPL Launches Mobile App for InfoComm

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AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, has launched a free iPad/iPhone for InfoComm 2011 attendees so they can keep up with all AVI-SPL and show news.

“This app reflects the continued growth of AVI-SPL’s digital media strategy, one that values solutions for the creation of distribution of content from the cloud to multiple endpoints, including displays and mobile devices,? said Kelly Bousman, vice president of corporate marketing. “The same technology that went into the creation of this app also formed the basis of the digital media displays at the AVI-SPL booth.?

AVI-SPL’s app contains a host of features for InfoComm attendees, including:

News –Learn about the latest products, services, solutions and events, and sign up for AVI-SPL’s RSS feed.
Social –See what AVI-SPL’s tweeting and sharing on Facebook in addition to all the happenings at InfoComm.
Presentations –Get access to presentations about AVI-SPL’s services including an informational video running at their InfoComm booth.
Contacts – Find AVI-SPL representatives instantly through a database that allows for search via name, office location and division.
Map – A map of the InfoComm showroom floor will ensure attendees don’t get lost and get to every meeting on time.
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Outstanding Audio Quality and Unparalleled Efficiency: Five New Products from K-array Introduced at InfoComm

K-array Combines Premium Sound in a Miniscule Footprint, Introducing Flexible Products for A/V, Clubs, Theatres, Churches, Boats, Museums and the Stage

Orlando, Fla. – June 15, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announces the launch of five loudspeakers from its distributed brand K-array: the KU 36 ultra-slim subwoofer, the KTL22 and KTL22C compact speakers with integrated spotlights, the KZ10-4 PACK bundle and the KA7-7 amplifier. All five products are imported from Italy and deliver a remarkable combination of outstanding audio quality and efficiency for a wide range of installation applications.

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KU36: Ultra-slim, high-powered subwoofer
The KU36 ultra-slim subwoofer is designed to complement any K-array installation series speaker, including K-array’s KZ10 and KV50 line-array elements. The KU36 delivers a full-range frequency response (45Hz to 300Hz) along with an impressive output and a virtually invisible profile. Housed in steel, the rugged subwoofer is ideal for outdoor use and areas that are subject to the elements — particularly in marine areas where ordinary bass speakers may corrode. more

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Hitachi Introduces Its CP-X2514WN 3LCD Projector Featuring Wireless Operation and Networking Capability

ORLANDO, Florida, June 15, 2011 — At InfoComm 2011, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group is announcing the introduction of its CP-X2514WN 3LCD projector, upgraded from the previous model with the addition of wireless operation and
networking capability. Ideal for use in medium-size classrooms and boardrooms, the CP-X2514WN delivers 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness with XGA resolution and a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and offers a host of useful performance and convenience features.

The CP-X2514WN’s optional wireless capability enables a laptop or desktop computer to be connected to the projector without cables, making it much easier to start presentations and lessons and it eliminates the need to place the computer close to the projector.

The CP-X2514WN offers networking capability, allowing it to be remotely controlled via a LAN network connection. Hitachi’s exclusive PJMan® Projector Management software gives users the ability to operate and monitor the more

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Lab X Technologies Announces AVB Development Platform For Analog Devices’ Blackfin Processor

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ORLANDO, Florida – With a strong presence in the professional audio and video realm as a design resource for manufacturers looking to integrate IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology in their products, Lab X Technologies announces its AVB Audio Platform launch for Analog Devices’ Blackfin® processors. The integration of Lab X technology brings a complete AVB firmware suite to the Blackfin VDK development environment, enabling customers to take advantage of standards-based connectivity.

“We are pleased to leverage our AVB expertise for a leading audio processor platform like Blackfin,? stated Lee Minich, president of Lab X. “The combination of our audio network connectivity with the robust architecture and signal processing capabilities of Blackfin, will enable a new level of integration and flexibility for our manufacturer clients, while broadening the market with a wide array of new AVB applications.?

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