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Middle Atlantic Products Acquisition Complete

––Middle Atlantic established as new division; plans for continued focus on full spectrum of AV installations.

West Hartford, CT, June 10, 2011 – Legrand, North America has completed its acquisition of Middle Atlantic Products Inc. which now becomes the company’s new Commercial A/V division focused on AV products and solutions for commercial, residential, security and broadcast applications.
The Acquisition enables a more comprehensive offering of AV infrastructure products and solutions from one company to ultimately better service the needs of the growing AV markets.
“The Middle Atlantic brand, operations, and services are continuing as they always have, so our customers can continue to expect the exceptional experience we work hard to deliver every day,? said Mike Baker, Middle Atlantic President and now also President of Legrand’s Commercial A/V division. “Now that we have the backing and support of a global company, we will be able to consider new more

High Resolution Systems Expands UDC Touch With New Dedicated Product Line

UDC Touch

UDC Touch

High Resolution Systems LLC has taken its popular UDC Touch, a Universal Device Controller with touchscreen interface, and expanded it into a line of dedicated products. High Resolution Systems will be showcasing the new product line in Booth 3389 at InfoComm, June 15-17 in Orlando.

“Customers have been asking for UDC Touch units dedicated to specific devices so we are introducing five new versions of UDC Touch, with customized displays and functionality, to meet their needs,” says Drew Taylor, sales engineer at High Resolution Systems. “UDC Touch for Christie Vista Spyder, Christie Projection systems, Christie Projection with Spyder, Lightware and AJA Ki Pro extend touchscreen Universal Device Control to the most widely used devices on the market today.”

UDC Spyder Touch is a dedicated touchscreen controller that communicates directly with the Christie more

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Groundbreaking Rane HAL1 Architecture Is Dimensions Beyond Any Other Solution

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Rane is pleased to introduce HAL, an expert in room combining, paging and distributed audio systems. HAL easily guides even novice users through what used to be complex tasks in just minutes. No intricate matrix mixing or presets are required for room combining and paging. No virtual wiring required to distribute pages and background music to multiple zones. more

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Rane CP66 Delivers 66% More Zones

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System integrators and installers have long trusted the simplicity and reliability of Rane’s CP series processors for background music and paging systems. The new Rane CP66 provides solid solutions for systems up to six zones. “With our long-standing Commercial Processor products continuing their dominance in restaurant and retail applications, we’re pleased to offer the big brother CP66 to solve problems in larger systems? says Rane’s Director of Sales, Dean Standing. more

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X2O Media to Introduce the Xpresenter(TM) Integrated Conference Experience (ICE) at InfoComm 2011

Networked System Provides Unprecedented Capabilities for Presentations Including Broadcast-Quality Output, Digital Meeting Room Signs and Reservations, and Remote User Participation

MONTREAL — June 9, 2011 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage and enterprise communications applications, today announced that the company will debut its Xpresenter(TM) Integrated Conference Experience (ICE) at InfoComm 2011, from June 15-17 in Orlando, Fla. Xpresenter ICE is a unique networked system that provides unprecedented capabilities for managing presentation content, including interactive meeting room signs, integration with Microsoft(R) Exchange and other scheduling systems, broadcast-style output with a number of control options, remote participation via desktops and mobile devices, presentation archiving, and much more. more

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Experience Unified Communications in Any Environment with AVI-SPL at InfoComm

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AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, will appear at the industry’s biggest show of the year – InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Fla., June 15-17, 2011. Exhibiting at booth #1679, AVI-SPL will demonstrate the advantages of unified communications in any environment, including corporate, education and healthcare.

In 2010, AVI-SPL completed more than 3,500 integration projects across the country and the world for a diverse set of clients, environments and communication needs. The following projects were recently completed and illustrate the experience of unified communications.

AVI-SPL’s Ft. Lauderdale office worked with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton to install the latest communications technology into the school’s new College of Engineering & Computer Science facility. The 97,000-square-foot structure opened in 2010 and infuses the university’s “green” principles, leading the way as the first academic building in the State of Florida designed and more

BenQ Expands U.S. Distribution for LED Backlight Monitor Line

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Display Manufacturer Inks Distribution Agreements With D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, and Stampede

IRVINE, Calif. — June 9, 2011 — BenQ, the No. 1 DLP(R) Projector brand in the world, today announced it has partnered with four of the nation’s leading IT distributors to expand availability for its high-quality computer monitors in the U.S. Under the agreements, D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, and Stampede will distribute and provide technical support for a wide range of LED backlight monitor models from the company’s G, BL, XL, V, and E series for business, gaming, entertainment, and home and home-office applications. more

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Turbosound Flex Array the Clear Choice for Sound Media

Sound Media, a full service sound and lighting company based in Hollywood, Florida, has selected the Turbosound Flex Array as its flagship loudspeaker system. Founder and president Lennox Foster based his decision on the sound quality, efficiency and flexibility of the TFA-600H.

Lennox Foster and Turbosound Flex Array

Lennox Foster and Turbosound Flex Array

“My degree is in electrical engineering, so I am very analytical in choosing my equipment,? he notes. “When we auditioned speakers for this purchase, the vocal clarity of the Flex Array really caught our attention. It provides great intelligibility, and really highlights the subtleties of music at any volume. Combined with the other design factors of the cabinet, it was the clear choice for us.? more

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Jorge Silva, Head Audio Engineer For “The Martha Stewart Show,” Finds HARMAN’S Studer Vista 8 Does For Broadcast Audio What Ms. Stewart Has Done For The Home: Use Innovation To Make Life Simpler And Better

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NEW YORK, New York – Continuing to apply its advanced design and innovative feature set to creating solutions for broadcast audio, HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console now in use for “The Martha Stewart Show” on the Hallmark Network provides Jorge Silva, the program’s Head Audio Engineer, with the tools that he needs to keep the show’s sound at the cutting edge. Envisioning how the Vista 8 managed to anticipate every challenge large and small that a modern television production faces on a daily basis, Silva speculates, “When they designed the Vista 8, someone sat down and said, ‘How do we so this so that it makes sense to the operator that has to use the console under the time pressures of television production?’ Well, once you wrap your mind around it and see what television audio faces these days, more

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WSDG Critical Analysis For Switzerland’s KKL Luzern Concert Hall Electro Acoustic Upgrade

LUZERN, SWITZERLAND: From its opening performance by the Berlin Philharmonic in August 1998, the KKL Luzern Grand Concert Hall was recognized as one of the world’s great performance centers. An international landmark, both architecturally and culturally, the complex attracts music fans from around the world to its picturesque lakeside setting.

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel and fully opened in 2000 KKL Luzern is comprised of three distinctive sectors: The conference and meeting room wing, complemented by a number of lounges and restaurants. A black box-style multipurpose hall which presents events ranging from rock concerts to general assemblies. And, an 1800 seat concert hall distinguished by world-class acoustics designed by Russell Johnson’s Artec.

A dozen years of constant use coupled with significant technological advances prompted the KKL Luzern management group to upgrade and re-tune it’s retractable electro acoustical system. WSDG, an international team of acoustical more

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