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Women in CE Third Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Event Announced for Sept. 10

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — July 26, 2011 — Women in Consumer Electronics, an industry organization which promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that it will hold its third annual CEDIA EXPO breakfast event on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 7. Tickets go on sale via the organization’s website at www.WomenInCe.org on Aug. 1 or they can be purchased onsite. A keynote speaker will be announced shortly. Tickets cost $25 each for members and $35 each for nonmembers. more

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API SIGNS ANSATA AS EXCLUSIVE INDIAN DISTRIBUTOR

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API’s Dan Zimbelman (left) with Ansata’s Leslie Lean at Palme India. © 2011 Photo Courtesy of Pro Audio Asia Magazine

JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2011: Continuing its expansion into the Indian market, Automated Processes, Inc. (API) has recently signed Ansata Computer Systems Private Limited as its sole product distributor in the region. Ansata, which was founded in 1989, engages the market with excellent product positioning and pricing, and will now work to fulfill the increasing demand for API modules and consoles in the area.

“API has a very strong reputation in the professional audio industry for its quality of products,” said Dipanshu Mitra, product specialist at Ansata, “and our association with API brings a lot of credibility to the expertise of our team. We can now look to API when customers require customizable analog audio more

SYMETRIX JUPITER GETS INTO CANADA’S RENOVATED FUTURE SHOPS AND BEST BUY STORES

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JULY 2011: Solutions Audio Video is a Montréal-based company that specializes in both home theater systems and background music systems for commercial facilities. Among its clients are all the Canadian Future Shop and Best Buy retail stores, which currently number over two hundred and growing. Jettisoning a client-provided processor, which had proven to be unreliable, Solutions Audio Video is installing Symetrix Jupiter processors in all renovated and new locations. Its rock-solid reliability, ease of installation, and competitive price make the Jupiter an ideal choice for retail settings.

“We kept going out for service calls on the client-supplied processors,” said Serge Mayer, president of Solutions Audio Video. “They were simply freezing up. We have a great relationship with the Symetrix distributor in Montréal, and the new Jupiter “zero learning curve” digital signal processors seemed like an excellent replacement. It’s more

Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University Acquires Robert Juliat Aramis Followspots for Merchant Hall

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Hylton Performing Arts Center

The Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia has taken delivery of two Robert Juliat Aramis followspots with motorized dousers from dealer Barbizon Capitol in Alexandria.

The 85,000-square-foot Center, which opened last year, serves the Northern Virginia community. Theater consultant and lighting designer Robert Davis specified Aramis followspots for the 1,121-seat Merchant Hall, which is designed for symphony orchestra performances, dance, opera and theater and boasts a 45-foot by 100-foot stage and a motorized pit set for large orchestras.

“A followspot has to do everything perfectly: It doesn’t have to clear just one hurdle, but dozens,” says Davis. “The instrument has to have a really good followspot beam, and you need to have good control over it. It has more

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Powerline Control Systems Signs Strategic Alliance with Global Caché

Northridge, Cal. — July 26, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of IP and Wi-Fi connectivity products for the control and automation market.

The partnership provides a platform for the two companies to share marketing opportunities and ensures seamless compatibility between products. PCS’ new flagship product, Mi LightStyle, a lighting control solution that offers end users more convenient control over their home through the use of any Internet connected device (e.g. tablet, smartphone and computer), will be among the first PCS products made compatible with Global Caché products.

“Powerline Control Systems has grown quickly in the last few years,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. more

Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,? states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.?

“The GUI of the Yamaha more

Kid Rock Flies the Flag and K1 on Born Free Tour

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Kid Rock performing during the Red Sky Music Festival at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on July 20, 2011

Sound Image carrying L-ACOUSTICS’ flagship loudspeaker system on current shed tour with special guest Sheryl Crow

ESCONDIDO, California — Following a three-month North American arena tour earlier this year, Kid Rock is now out on his second US sweep in support of his latest album, Born Free. Joined by Sheryl Crow for most of the dates, which run into September, Rock and his entourage are also touring with another stellar performer: L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 stadium line source system. more

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Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Award winning HQView range complements EIKI projector line-up

Bradford, UK, 26 July 2011 – Calibre UK, a major player in the development and manufacturing of image processing, scaling and switching products, announces the appointment of Eiki International, Inc., as their North American Distributor for the HQView range of professional audio visual image processing, warp and blend products.

The new agreement was facilitated by Paul Carey, Marketing Specialists, Inc., who is Calibre UK’s North American master representative and also a Manufacturer’s Representative for Eiki International, Inc.

The range of 13 scaler/processors with models including advanced features such as geometry correction, image warping and soft edge blending is the biggest of its type more

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