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Shure Names Butler University Grand Prize Winner of Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition

NILES, IL, June 6, 2011 — Shure Incorporated announced today that a five-member team from Butler University is this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the seventh annual “Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition.? The five-student team of Elissa Chapin, Rob Courtney, Brian Gross-Bias, Taylor Lehman, and Tommy Nichols, with faculty advisor Cutler Armstrong, won this year’s contest, with an original composition by Gary Walters and Jim Albrecht entitled “Air.?

“We congratulate the winning team from Butler and thank all of the students who participated in this year’s contest from all of the different schools,? said Dave Mendez, Market Development Specialist at Shure, who coordinated the competition. “This year’s competition was closer than ever before, which is a credit to the high quality of all the submissions and hard work of the students and faculty of these fine recording programs.?
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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP ADDS BILL THOMPSON TO SALES TEAM

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has added Bill Thompson as an account manager on its sales team, effective May 16.

Throughout his almost 30-year career, Thompson has held a number of sales and engineering positions augmenting his years “in the trenches? as recording engineer, touring technician, and session player. Previously, he served as digital audio technician with Skywalker Sound, sales engineer at Sweetwater Sound, QA manager for Line 6, Inc., and product specialist/trainer with David Carroll Electronics. Most recently, he provided sales support for digital video and SAN systems at Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group.

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“Bill is an important asset to ASG because he’s more than just a salesman,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “He has provided high-level support of audio and post-production systems. With decades more

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SONNOX SHIPS FRAUNHOFER PRO-CODEC

OXFORD, ENGLAND: A game-changing collaboration between Germany-based mp3 creator Fraunhofer IIS, and pioneering plug-in designer/manufacturer Sonnox Ltd., has produced a revolutionary solution for improving the quality of online music.

“Our Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec marks the first time engineers are able to precisely audition codecs in real time,” reports Sonnox Managing Director Rod Densham. “Additionally, the Pro-Codec eliminates the time-consuming cycle of encoding a mix to mp3/AAC, previewing, tweaking and re-rendering. The entire process may now be accomplished ‘on the fly,’ freeing the engineer to concentrate on producing an optimized mix during the preview process.”

Mix and mastering engineers may now audition up to five codecs in real time within a DAW environment. The Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in enables the production of optimized mixes, and provides the option to simultaneously batch encode to multiple formats. All major codecs, including: mp3, mp3 Surround, AAC-LC and HE-AAC are more

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VMP to Give Away Autographed Cal Ripken Baseball Bat at 2011 InfoComm

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STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 6, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, CI, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will give away an autographed baseball bat by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4659. Show attendees must stop by the VMP booth during show hours in order to enter for a chance to win. The winner will be announced during Day 3 of the show.

“Cal Ripken is a favorite of many baseball fans,? said Tony Pelura, VMP director of marketing/business development. “But, since VMP is based in Maryland and Ripken was born in Maryland and played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, he’s also a local hero and held in more

dinCloud Explains Cloud-Based Data Center at Free Luncheons in Southern California

El Segundo, Irvine, and San Diego, CA- June 6, 2011- dinCloud, pioneering the next generation data center, today announced their Next Generation Datacenter Luncheon Road Show in Southern California. They will be stopping in El Segundo, Irvine and San Diego from June 7-9 to show the benefits of a cloud-based data center.

Event attendees will learn about cloud infrastructure, hosted virtual desktops and how to transition to the next generation data center. There will also be live demos showcasing virtualized applications and virtual desktop surfing on YouTube and other websites. dinCloud ‘s services include hosted virtual desktops, cloud storage, virtual servers, application virtualization and hosted voice and video.

“The benefits of moving to the cloud are too big to ignore. But many businesses, especially smaller businesses, are intimidated by what they expect will be complex and disruptive,? said Saad Shahzad, Chief Strategy Officer of dinCloud. more

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JVC DELIVERS 3D HD IMAGERY FOR AIX RECORDS SURROUND SOUND DEMONSTRATION AT AXPONA NYC

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will be part of a unique demonstration of high definition, surround music at Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), a high-performance audio show that runs June 24-25, 2011, at the Affinia Hotel in New York City. Los Angeles-based AIX Records will present its unique 3D Music Albums™ using a JVC DLA-RS60U3D Reference Series 3D projector.

At AXPONA NYC, JVC’s flagship projector will deliver a world-class 3D experience, combined with Dolby Laboratories TrueHD® audio encoding technology and AIX’s recordings. The demonstration, which will be held in the Clinton Room on the fourth floor of the Affinia Hotel, is a partnership between AIX, JVC, Dolby Laboratories, Carnegie Acoustics, OPPO Digital, and DH Labs.

“The experience puts you right in the middle of the performance, both musically and visually,? said Gary Klasmeier, JVC product engineering manager, D-ILA more

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Technomad Gives Flight to DragonFly at InfoComm

BOSTON, June 6, 2011 — Technomad is set to introduce the world’s first completely weatherproof, all-in-one, self-casing portable PA system for the commercial pro audio market at InfoComm 2011 (June 15-17, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Booth 537).

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The DragonFly, adapted from Technomad’s rugged military technology, is ideal for mobile pro audio and staging events that require outstanding audio quality, lightweight portability, quick setup, ease of operation and durable construction for outdoor events. The self-casing, 100-percent weatherproof design fully protects the system components from moisture, dirt, shock and other elements in outdoor environments, supporting everything from ceremonies and parades to sporting events and concerts.

The inclusion of green, rechargeable and long-lasting battery power, along with a potent audio output, supports mobile audio free of extension cords for crowds of approximately 2,150 in size. NiMH battery technology, which more

Visionary Solutions Expanding, Moves Into New Company Headquarters

New Location in Santa Barbara Will Accommodate More Staff and Expanding Business

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — June 6, 2011 — Visionary Solutions, Inc., a provider of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) equipment for real-time transport of video over IP networks, today announced that the company has moved its headquarters from Carpinteria, Calif. to a larger office location in Santa Barbara, Calif. to accommodate its expanding business and a growing staff roster. more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES THE ARMADILLO-4 LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

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The new WorxAudio Armadillo-4 loudspeaker system.

Greensboro, NC – InfoComm Booth# 521… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to introduce the new Armadillo-4 loudspeaker system. A small format, high performance sound reinforcement system designed for high quality foreground and background music applications, the new surface mount Armadillo-4 is the ideal solution for use in a wide range of settings, including restaurants / bars, retail environments, hotel lobbies, under balcony fill, and corporate industrial training / meeting spaces. more

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Ottawa, ON – June 6, 2011 – Protecode Inc., a leading provider of open source license management solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed “Ready for IBM Rational Software” technical validation for Build Analyzer™.

Protecode Build Analyzer, a component of Protecode’s System 4™ complete license management solution, now seamlessly integrates with Rational Team Concert. The easy-to-install integration provides IBM Rational development teams with an efficient, user-friendly and automated tool for managing open source and third party code throughout the increasingly collaborative software development cycle enabled by the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution (CLM).

“Development teams are evolving into workgroups. They are becoming more decentralized and use multiple platforms. Protecode Build Analyzer software license management capabilities, coupled with collaborative capabilities of Rational Team Concert now allows development teams to easily confirm compliance to open source licensing obligations before shipping more

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