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Woodman–Rohde Turns To Harkness Screens’ Digital Screen Selector for Its Cinema Projects

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 30, 2011 — Harkness Screens (CineEurope Booth 212), the world’s leading manufacturer of cinema screens, reports that its Digital Screen Selector has become the go-to online resource for Woodman-Rohde’s cinema projects. Based in Dortmund, Germany, Woodman-Rohde has been specializing in building multiplex cinemas for more than 20 years. The Harkness Screens Digital Screen Selector service, a free tool available on the company’s Web site, gives users such as Woodman-Rohde expert analysis of the type of screen that would best fit an install, based on auditoria and screen size and other equipment being used, in order to optimise performance and cost. more

AVIOM PRO64 HITS THE CLUBS WITH GERMAN BAND PHRASENMÄHER

HAMBURG, GERMANY, JUNE 30, 2011—As the members of the German band Phrasenmäher announced their plans for a 2011 club tour and CD release, sound and event company LR.Audio was busy designing the sound system for the band to take on the road. Hired by Phrasenmäher to run the show, LR.Audio chose an Aviom Pro64® Digital Snake to ensure quality sound for each performance and to eliminate the hassle of interfacing with the fixed gear of each venue at which the band typically plays. more

Christie’s Partners Capture Eight Awards At INFOCOMM 2011

The recent InfoComm 2011 conference in Orlando saw many Christie business partners, including integrators and consultants, winning major awards for their installations.

Christie partners captured eight awards in the fourth annual PRO AV Spotlight Awards program, sponsored by PRO AV and ARCHITECT magazines, and InfoComm International. The Spotlight Awards recognize the 15 best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, education, entertainment, government, and other markets.
“Great relationships produce great results, for both our partners and their customers,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global & corporate marketing, Christie. “This has never been more evident than recently at InfoComm, where our partners were recognized for their creativity and customer-first focus in implementing and supporting solutions based on Christie visual display solutions.”

Winners (and the Christie contribution to each) included:

Best Corporate AV Project
Qualcomm 25th Anniversary Museum by Nautilus Entertainment Design
Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) provided lighting design more

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BTX Names Doris Hiller as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 29, 2011 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that Doris Hiller has been named as the company’s new sales manager for the Midwest region. In her new position, Hiller is responsible for the sales and marketing of BTX’s full offering of products in the Midwest United States, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. more

CRESTRON SELECTS CLEAR-COM FOR INTEGRATED INTERCOM AUTOMATION

Partnership Enhances Automation Devices with Digital Intercom Functionality

ALAMEDA, CA, JUNE 29, 2011 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that Crestron Electronics, a leading provider of automation systems, has chosen Clear-Com’s popular intercom matrix to be integrated with Creston’s touchpanels and control solutions. By embedding the Eclipse Digital Matrix module into Crestron’s automation devices, the company’s control systems will be optimized for managing voice communication capabilities. more

Going Strong: Matrox Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

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Montreal-based high-tech electronics company continues to deliver innovative graphics, video and imaging/machine vision solutions to customers worldwide
With the introduction of Matrox’s first product Video RAM (a specialized video display device for first-generation microcomputers) in 1976, co-founders Branko Matic and Lorne Trottier launched a company that has continued to develop innovative, industry-leading products over the last 35 years. The company’s three divisions—Matrox Graphics, Matrox Imaging, and Matrox Video—now provide specialized hardware and software solutions for use in an array of professional markets, including media and entertainment, finance, digital signage, medical imaging, manufacturing, factory automation, security, government, and enterprise computing.

Since 1976, Matrox has earned its reputation as an industry leader by consistently meeting customer requirements for pioneering technology and the highest standards of manufacturing. Despite the fast-paced, increasingly complex challenges companies face within the high-technology sector, Matrox continues to deliver reliable, high-quality products aimed at solving specific, real-world more

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Xantech Introduces Web Designer 3.0 Software

Xantech continues to develop market-driven products that provide contractors and system integrators complete control solutions

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, June 29, 2011 — Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, today introduced its Web Designer 3.0 software. The new “drag and drop? software allows contractors and system integrators to design their own custom web control pages that can be stored and served up from within Xantech’s WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and then exported remotely to any network/web-based control device, like Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller. more

Middle Atlantic Introduces New Enhancements for Credenza Racks

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Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products announces the availability of several new options for increased usability, storage and easy installation of its C5 Series Credenza Rack systems. Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 can now incorporate many new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners.

One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, is now available for most 32? – 50? screens. New shelf system inserts provide space for tableware and supplies and are isolated from the air circulated by the equipment cooling system. Custom cutouts are now possible to accommodate tabletop boxes from all manufacturers for convenient connectivity. New recycling and waste receptacles provide unobtrusive compliance in meeting rooms for ISO 14001 recycling container requirements. C5 credenza racks can also be ordered now with flip up sides that offer additional workspace – including extra room for laptops and portable more

SAS Installs Broadcast Pix Granite Systems for New Conference Center

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that SAS, a leading independent vendor in business analytics software and services, is expanding its use of Granite™ video production systems on its 140-acre main campus in Cary, N.C. With one Granite already in service, four additional systems were installed in a new conference center that opened in April.

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The company’s first Granite system was installed early last year, along with Sony BRC-Z700 robotic HD cameras, to improve production values in a 450-seat auditorium. According to Woody Weaver, SAS senior manager of engineering and operations for New Media and Video Communications (NMVC), the auditorium is used regularly for webcasts, such as developer meetings, for employees and customers around the world. SAS has also hosted external events in its auditorium, including a recent educational conference that was webcast to schools across the state and more

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HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Console is a Winner by a Length with TVG

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LOS ANGELES, California — Illustrating how HARMAN’s acclaimed Studer Vista 8 digital console can raise the bar for audio in any broadcast application, TVG, the official television and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has installed a new Vista 8 at its broadcast production and post production facilities in Los Angeles.

TVG provides live feeds, via cable and satellite distribution including the DISH Network and DirecTV, of all major thoroughbred races from all the leading race track venues in the U.S., as part of the online wagering activities of its parent company, the Betfair Group, the largest online betting organization in the world. The Studer Vista 8 console is the centerpiece of TVG’s strategy to move horseracing broadcasting into the high-definition era, bringing with it high-quality 5.1 surround audio, for programming such as “Trackside Live,? TVG’s more

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