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Vista Spyder X20 Helps Saves Lives and Train Surgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute

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TelePresence

The Vista Spyder X20 0808 video processor is helping save lives and train surgeons in the TelePresence Conference Room at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Managing up to 18 sources, including feeds from cameras and monitoring equipment in the operating theaters, the Spyder is delivering images, interactivity and PowerPoint presentations onto screens and laptops for the benefit of tomorrow’s surgeons. Moreover, with Cisco (Tandberg) codecs, participants from around the world can view the proceedings.

“About six years ago, the doctors saw a teleconference room and wanted something similar for a surgical teaching theater at the Barrow,” said Gabriel Arnn, TelePresence Producer of Barrow’s Eller TelePresence Conference Room. “The original design was very limited with low-resolution, low-brightness images and no picture-in-picture capabilities. We saw a need for more

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Yamaha PM5D the ‘Whatz, How and Now’ for Engineer “Al-Tee? Williams

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BUENA PARK, Calif. —Alfred “AL-Tee? Williams has worked as a front of house and monitor engineer with artists such as Kool and the Gang, The SOS Band, Tank, Rachelle Farrell, Angie Stone, Fantasia, and currently with R&B artist Jay Sean. His choice in mixing boards then, and now, is the Yamaha PM5D. Williams said the console’s dynamic performance helps the artist keep the rhythm pumping on the stage.

“In today’s world, digital consoles are the ‘whatz, how and now’ and used at every venue around the world, states “AL-Tee?. The Yamaha PM5D is the board that I can count on seeing no matter where I travel. It’s one of the user-friendliest digital consoles to work with, especially for engineers that are more familiar with analog mixing boards and for the digitally inclined as well. Some of my ‘seasoned’ engineer friends also agree how easy the 5D is to use more

KEF Rides for ChildLine Charity, Armed Forces

Members of the team at KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, will take part in a six-day charity motorcycle ride throughout North America to raise money for ChildLine, a 24-hour counseling service for children and young adults, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Beginning July 11th, Jack Sharkey, service tech and audio engineer at KEF America, and Johan Coorg, brand ambassador for KEF UK, will leave from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada to embark on the 1,000-mile “Hands Across the Water” bike tour ending in Ketchum, Idaho. The purpose of the charity ride is to bring awareness to KEF America’s goal of raising at least a total of $10,000 during the month’s of June and July to support ChildLine and the NSPCC.

On the final day of the ride, ChildLine will put on the “ChildLine Rocks—Hands Across more

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Christie Applauds ShowCanada 2011 25th Anniversary and Canadian Exhibitors

Canadian moviegoers have always expected the best in cinema quality and a full range of content on their screens, and the theatre owners who make up the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada (MPTAC) have been meeting this expectation for many years. Helping them to achieve best-of-breed quality in projection and state-of-the-art digital signage and lobby displays is the goal of Christie®, the exhibitors’ valued partner, which now supplies 90 percent of the nation’s digital cinema projector installations.

With the industry’s 25th anniversary conference, ShowCanada 2011, scheduled for May 31–June 2, in Ottawa, it is notable that Christie contributes greatly to Canada’s knowledgebase in cinema and visual display technology. The company is the only provider of high performance digital cinema projectors headquartered in North America, with its manufacturing located in Kitchener, Ontario.

“Christie’s digital cinema solutions provide eye-popping image quality the first time and every time more

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Almo Professional A/V Names Three Vice Presidents

Almo Professional A/V Names Three Vice Presidents

Melody Craigmyle, John Riley and Steve Stacy Instrumental in Company’s
Rapid Ascent; Leaders in Partner Sales, Training/Education and Support

Philadelphia, PA — June 1, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing Pro A/V distributor, today announced the promotion of three employees to vice president positions within its professional audio/visual division. Melody Craigmyle has been named vice president of marketing, and John Riley and Steve Stacy are now vice presidents of sales in the Eastern and Western regions respectively.

According to Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO at Almo Professional A/V, all three have made significant contributions to the growth of the division. He explained that because of their leadership, Almo Pro A/V channel partners have access to training, services and support that far exceeds the traditional distributor experience in the audiovisual industry.

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Thanks To HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console The Audio Aboard All Mobile Video’s Titan Truck Gets Where It Needs To Go

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NEW YORK, New York – In an illustration of how HARMAN’s remarkable Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console can add tremendous value for broadcasters, the Titan truck from All Mobile Video (AMV) is fitted with a Vista 8 that has dramatically accelerated the workflow for projects ranging from professional sporting events and internationally viewed awards shows to all Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts throughout the year, to live documentaries, corporate communication events and daily television broadcasts. With a triple Expando layout that configures it at 66 feet long by 21 feet wide when fully expanded, Titan is aptly described as the largest and most powerful production truck on the road and it won Television Broadcast’s coveted “Top Innovation at the 2006 National Association of Broadcasters convention. Only the Studio Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console could keep up with a truck like more

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Leading Analyst Firm Names Intellitar “Cool Vendor? in Emerging Technology Report

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Intellitar breaks new ground in functionality, performance, price, and usability for virtual presence & interactive media creation

HUNTSVILLE, AL – June 1, 2011 – Intellitar, the developer of the Intelligent Avatar Platform and Virtual Eternity, today announced its inclusion in the 2011 report by Gartner, Inc1 of “Cool Vendors? in Emerging Technologies. The report highlights four vendors deemed to be breaking new ground in virtual presence and media creation based on core functionality, performance, price, and usability.

Intellitar’s commercial offerings, Virtual Eternity and Intelligram are both built on the backbone of their Intelligent Avatar Platform which allows users to create interactive digital clones, also known as intellitars. Users create intellitars by uploading a photo of themselves and populating the digital brain through a simple question and answer form. The result is a moving, talking digital likeness that will interact with more

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New SnapAV Website Offers Easier Shopping Experience, Improved Support

Charlotte, NC – June 1, 2011 – SnapAV (www.snapav.com), a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada, has replaced its US website with a new one. Enhancements include improved layout and navigation, and the implementation of Live Chat for immediate communication with SnapAV product specialists.

“SnapAV’s commitment to constantly improving our website is a big part of what makes us so popular with dealers,? says SnapAV Marketing VP Adam Levy. “With this update, it’s even easier for dealers to access product info, order and get on with their day. The buzz from dealers is that SnapAV continues to make the traditional manufacturer / rep / distributor model seem antiquated.?

?We’ve always strived to keep our website at the cutting edge of the industry,? furthers Levy. “The new site is not only about immediate more

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