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Digital Rapids Transcode Manager Elevates High-Volume Transcoding for Stellar Inflight

Digital Rapids LogoJune 6, 2011 — Sydney, Australia: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that Stellar Inflight, the world’s longest running in-flight entertainment company, is using the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software to transform high volumes of video and audio for both new and traditional in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and viewing platforms.

A Transcode Manager Server and multiple Transcode Engines are deployed at each of Stellar Inflight’s technical facilities in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. High volumes of source files are transformed by Transcode Manager into multiple outputs in the formats required by varying in-flight entertainment systems. Transcode Manager is also used to transcode content for viewing on portable media players and tablets — such as the Apple(r) iPad(r) — now available to passengers on select airlines. more

Guifx Licenses v2 Transports Font Package to ControlWorks Consulting

Guifx Font to Be Distributed With ControlWorks’ Latest Control Module for Logitech(R) Squeezebox(TM)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — June 6, 2011 — Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced that it has licensed its Guifx v2 Transports font package to ControlWorks Consulting LLC, a Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer. ControlWorks will utilize the fonts to create a sleek look for the sample user interface (UI) of the company’s updated control module for Logitech(R) Squeezebox(TM), and the company will distribute the fonts with the module to make programming more convenient for integrators. more

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Cabinet NG Creates New Class of Web-Based Document Management with CNG-WEB

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Enhancements Offer Added Convenience and Flexibility for Remote Users

Huntsville, AL – June 6, 2011 – Cabinet NG (CNG), provider of document management and workflow management software, today announced new enhancements to CNG-WEB, moving CNG-SAFE into a new class of document management in terms of convenience and flexibility. CNG-WEB is an optional module that enables users to manage and file documents on a premises based server and/or online (as a hosted/SaaS subscription) using a standard browser interface. Because there is no software to install, CNG-WEB makes it easier to deploy CNG-SAFE functionality across multiple locations. Whether you are traveling, visiting a customer, or working late from home, CNG-WEB will allow you to connect to CNG-SAFE from a computer with a browser and an Internet connection.

Initially released as a browser interface for document viewing, CNG-WEB evolved and currently supports more

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Christian Band Hillsong United Tours the US with grandMA2 in Tow

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grandMA2 was a welcome addition to the latest US tour of Hillsong United, the pre-eminent Christian band drawn from the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, which has grown from a worship team supporting youth meetings at the church to a defined touring band that travels worldwide. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

Hillsong United’s latest US tour spanned venues from LA’s Staples Center to Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. Among the equipment complement were a full-size grandMA2 front of house for lighting control and a grandMA2 Light sitting at dimmers as back up.

Ian Hendrick, who designed the tour’s lighting and programmed and operated the grandMA2, has been using the board for more than a decade. “I don’t see any reason to stop,” he says. “The original grandMA more

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Meeting Services, Inc. Supports California State University San Marcos’ 2011 Spring Commencement With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

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Meeting Services, Inc. provided a JBL VERTEC line array system for the spring commencement at California State University San Marcos.

NORTHRIDGE, California — Highlighting a return to the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) campus for the school’s spring commencement, San Diego-based Meeting Services, Inc. deployed a HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line array system for the class of 2011 celebration. More than 20,000 graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends were in attendance for the University’s 20th commencement, which had returned to the University’s campus after having been staged at local fairgrounds over the past decade.

Meeting Services, Inc. was contracted to supply a complete audio solution for an outdoor event taking place in the middle of a quarter-mile athletic track on campus, that would not only impress those in attendance, but also those watching the event more

NDR Employs Jünger Audio’s NEW T*AP Processor During the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

Jünger Audio’s T*AP Television Audio Processor played a key part in helping German public broadcaster NDR deliver stunning audio from the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

More than 100 million people worldwide tuned in to watch the contest, which took place in the Arena in Düsseldorf and was won by Azerbaijan contestants Nigar Jamal and Eldat Gasimov. Traditionally, the national public broadcaster of the country hosting the competition is responsible for the broadcast. This year the task fell to NDR, which handled the production in close cooperation with the EBU and over 40 participating Member Broadcasters from across Europe.

Based in Hamburg, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is a public radio and television broadcaster that transmits to audiences in Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. NDR is also a member of the ARD consortium.
Ulli Fricke, sound engineer from NDR and Head of Sound at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, who more

Special Free Networking Seminar in Orlando for Consultants and Integrators

The explosive growth of computer networking technology (IT) has produced huge benefits for many industries, and the A/V market is no exception. The advantages of digital media networking have been clear for some time, but until now many felt that there were too many limitations and too much to learn in order to make the switch.

Peavey® Commercial Audio, and Audinate along with Allen and Heath, Lab.gruppen, and media partner Sound & Communications, will be presenting a morning of insightful and real world presentations by the industries top A/V manufacturers on Tuesday June 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

The conference also includes the European award winning A/V design consultant Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathais Partnership. Stefan will also be speaking about their Goethe University AV installation in Frankfurt, which recently won a Sinus Award (“System Integrations Award”) at this year’s more

Sennheiser to Co-Sponsor Nashville-Based Charity Event, “Music City Gives Back,” in Wake of Recent Storms

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OLD LYME, Conn. – June 3, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it is a co-sponsor of “Music City Gives Back,” a free concert event that will take place in downtown Nashville on Tuesday, June 7. Headlined by country star Rodney Atkins, the concert kicks off a week of music, fun and giving sponsored by Sennheiser, Carl Black Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Crown Royal, GAC, Tempus Jets and WSIX. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, directed through the Nashville CVB foundation Music City, Inc.

Sennheiser will park its Sound Tour bus on-site to give music fans the opportunity to get a firsthand look at what it is like to live life on the road while experiencing Sennheiser’s latest headphone offerings. In addition to a multi-Grammy nominee more

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Yamaha Rolling Showroom Summer Tour Season Begins

BUENA PARK, Calif.—The Yamaha Rolling Showroom will kick off its summer tour season with two mid-west dates scheduled featuring YCATS (Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars) training sessions. Live! Technologies in Columbus, Ohio will host demos on June 21st followed by a BBQ courtesy of Yamaha and Live!. Sessions will include training on the Yamaha M7CL48-ES, DM1000, digital networking, Yamaha speakers, and amplifiers.
The June 23rd session will take place at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan and will include training on the Yamaha M7CL48-ES, DM1000, digital networks, NEXO speakers, and amplifiers.

Each training session for both locations will last one hour, and attendees can sign-up for one or more events. This is a perfect opportunity for those that have yet to see the Yamaha Rolling Showroom to stop by. The demo room on wheels is fully equipped with Yamaha digital mixers, processors, networking products, amplifiers, and speakers. Yamaha regional more

Anton/Bauer Demonstrates Innovative Power Solutions for Industry’s Top Cameras At Cine Gear Expo 2011

MATRIX Cheese Plate for Sony, Canon, Panasonic and RED Cameras; QR-Hotswap-AR Gold Mount Offers Exclusive Communication with ARRI ALEXA

HOLLYWOOD, CA. Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its power solutions and accessories for some of the industry’s top cameras from such manufacturers as ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony at this year’s Cine Gear Expo 2011 (Booth 62A). anton_bauer_matrix_cheese_plate_dualpt.jpg more

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