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FSR’s 30th Year Mark Celebrated InfoComm 2011

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Orlando, FL (July 8, 2011) – FSR marked 30 years of service to the AV Industry with a cake cutting ceremony at InfoComm 2011. Customers, colleagues, friends and the press gathered at Booth 1343 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on June 16th to join founders Jan Sandri and Bill Fitzsimmons as the duo reminisced about the company’s three-decade history and pledged to remain faithful to the quality of service and product that shaped the Company’s success and ensured its longevity.
Founded in 1981, the New Jersey-based manufacturer supplies the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes. The Company credits its continuing success to its ability to identify customer needs and develop reasonably priced, operator-friendly products.

At InfoComm 2011, more

Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta of DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1

Blackmagic Design today announced the release of a public beta of DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1 with support for Mac OS X Lion and with a new 3 way color corrector.

Included in DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1 is support for the new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system, as well as a new 3 way color corrector. This new 3 way color corrector works in parallel with Resolve’s primary color corrector, and features a much simpler color wheel user interface! This 3 way color corrector accommodates all the creativity of YRGB grading, while looking very similar to the basic color correction tools found in non linear editing software.

“The 3 way color corrector makes it much easier to get started using Resolve as a new user, and will allow thousands of video editors to use Resolve for their color correction using the same workflow they are familiar with. However more

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Cobalt Digital Announces IBC Line-Up

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Urbana, IL (June 30, 2011) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) has released details of its IBC 2011 line-up. The manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear will conduct technology demonstrations of loudness processing over IP, debut its 9257 1×9 MADI card-based audio distribution amplifier, and introduce +LM virtual and remote loudness metering options.

The Company also plans to introduce the European market to solutions and enhancements to their Fusion3G® and COMPASS® series of multi-functional, multi-featured cards. The ranges offer solutions to all of today’s signal processing challenges, including loudness processing, audio loudness metering, Dolby® encode and decode (and Dolby® Digital Plus), colour correction, fiber transmit and receive, and up/down/cross conversion. Fusion3G and COMPASS support openGear®, an architecture platform that handles 3G/HD/SD video and audio processing cards from multiple manufacturers in the more

AES Executive Director Roger Furness To Step Down

Search Committee To Be Formed

NEW YORK:

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Jim Kaiser, President of the Audio Engineering Society has announced that Roger Furness, AES Executive Director since 1994, will step down from his position at the end of 2011. An AES member since 1975, Mr. Furness has served as Section Chair, Vice President AES Europe and as AES President. To ensure continuity in all aspects of the AES organization, the Executive Committee has asked him to remain as Executive Director Emeritus throughout 2012.

“My seventeen years as AES Executive Director have been an exhilarating and deeply gratifying experience,” Furness said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Convention Committees on nearly 40 major events in the United States and throughout Europe. I have also been privileged to work with AES members around the world on hundreds of Conferences, Workshops and internal events. more

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Cobalt Digital Introduces Card-Based Solution For Distribution of MADI Signals

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Urbana, IL (July 8, 2011) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear, has announced the launch of its 9257 1×9 MADI audio distribution amplifier. The new card-based solution provides a quick and easy way to transport audio between vehicles without the need for fiber. Up to 20 input channels of the scalable DA, developed for the openGear® open-architecture platform, can be installed in one frame, making it ideal for the limited space available in mobile production trucks.

“The 9257 is another example of Cobalt’s quick response to customer’s requests,? said Chris Shaw, senior vp of sales and marketing. “Our customers wanted more versatility, specifically the ability to receive MADI signals from another truck without fiber and without degradation. This card allows multiple signal copies to be reclocked, thereby preserving signal integrity and enabling a longer more

Community Expands M-Class Line with Two New Stage Monitors

MX8 and MX10 family

Community Professional Loudspeakers is introducing two new stylish, high performance monitors to its M-Class Series. Applications for the new MX8 and MX10 models include houses of worship, corporate presentations, musical theater, education facilities, television, studio and live music performance.

Handling 300W and 500W program respectively, the 8-inch MX8 and 10-inch MX10 use Community’s proprietary co-axial driver units. Their co-axial design means that all of the sound emanates from the same point source and the Tru-Phase™ conical high frequency waveguide eliminates the transition anomalies that occur in most square and rectangular horns. This results in exceptionally smooth phase and frequency response performance with reduced feedback, improved intelligibility and uniform coverage exactly where it’s needed. The MX8 and MX10 are ideal for single performers who often move off-axis and for group performers such as theater acts and choirs.

These new M-Class monitors feature exceptionally high sensitivity, permitting the use of more

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Platinum Tools® Debuts VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 21, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it will debut its new VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the VDV MapMaster, as well as its new 4Mapper coax tester, during the show.

“The VDV MapMaster combines continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of more

Kramer Introduces the VS-162AM 16×16 Composite Video & Audio Matrix Switcher

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Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the VS-162AVM 16×16 Composite Video & Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher with a unique built-in 3.5? LCD monitor with headphone jack. The VS-162AVM is a high performance matrix switcher for composite video and balanced stereo audio signals, appropriate for a wide range of applications.

The exciting additions in the VS-162AVM are a high-quality, 3.5-inch LCD display and a new stereo audio headphone output with volume control. This allows users to conveniently monitor the video and audio of any channel at any given time, before or after switching. The switching and monitoring can be done either in the audio-follow-video or the audio-breakaway mode.

The VS-162AVM can perform glitch free switch during the vertical interval when an external reference signal is connected to the genlock input, or if the unit is synced to an incoming video signal as a reference.

The unit more

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Italian Shopping Giant Leroy Merlin uses SpinetiX to power Digital Signage in flagship Nova Milanese store

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Key partner, Voome Networks deploys SpinetiX Hyper Media Player technology for greater flexibility, robustness and software connectivity

Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 July 2011: The prestigious Nova Milanese retail store located just outside of Milan is the very first Italian retail store to use interactive screens to guide and educate customers as well as create a unique shopping experience. The system uses the SpinetiX HMP100 Hyper Media Players to power and manage various content on screens located throughout the store.

The digital signage solution was created by SpinetiX partner, Voome Networks Srl who were brought in to design, consult and manage video communication for staff and customers of Leroy Merlin Italy.

SpinetiX Hyper Media Players are integrated using the custom designed Voome 4 Corporate content management software using LCD monitors which act to greet incoming customers who enter the store, more

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