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Kramer Electronics Enters Into International Licensing Agreement with InfoComm for Educational Content

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Kramer Electronics has entered into an agreement with InfoComm International to offer InfoComm licensed courses throughout the world. Up until now, Kramer was the only manufacturer offering InfoComm licensed material in the U.S only. This agreement expands the original agreement to include all markets, in all countries, around the world.

Under the umbrella of the Kramer Academy™, Kramer is leveraging the incredible success which was gained with the licensed content from InfoComm in the United States, in order to roll out the curriculum on a global basis. Kramer is proud to be the only manufacturer that offers InfoComm Licensed Content to their partners around the world. Kramer is also pleased to be offering more classes that carry CTS Renewal Units (RUs) than any other manufacturer in the industry.

“We are extremely happy to now be able to professionally deliver InfoComm licensed content around the world,? states Dave Bright, more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP MOVES TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH

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(From left) Shown in their new warehouse digs are Richard Bowman-Sales Manager, Todd Peterson-Operations Manager, Janis Lunde-CFO, and Brad Lunde-President of TransAudio Group.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2011: High-end pro audio distributor TransAudio Group recently moved to a new, more expansive office space, virtually a stone’s throw from its old facilities. The new TransAudio Group headquarters is located at 7340 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A in fabulous Las Vegas. The move more than doubles TransAudio Group’s floor space, adding nearly 3,000 square feet devoted mostly to warehousing with the addition of several new offices and demo rooms.

Within the new space TransAudio Group will house the highly-coveted offerings from A Designs, ATC, BOCK Audio, Chameleon Labs, Crane Song, Daking, Dave Hill Designs, Drawmer, GML, Lehmann Audio, Pauly Superscreen, SABRA-SOM, Sonodyne, SoundField and TUBE-TECH.

TransAudio Group’s move reflects the company’s strong growth. “We’ve found ways to grow our brands despite a tough market,” said TransAudio Group president and pro audio veteran Brad Lunde. “I believe more

JAY RUSTON FINDS METRIC HALO CHANNELSTRIP IN TIME FOR ANTHRAX’ NEW ALBUM, WORSHIP MUSIC

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – JULY 2011: Producer and engineer Jay Ruston has been recording and mixing tracks for artists such as The Donnas, Jars of Clay, Steel Panther, and Meatloaf for going on twenty years. He has watched the technology that is championed by the industry shift and evolve, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. He hangs onto the better bits. For example, Ruston is an avid (ha!) user of Pro Tools, which he pairs with a Trident console for analog summing. Recently, while working with Anthrax on their forthcoming release, Worship Music, Ruston found Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, which combines the classic frequency and dynamics tools found on the monster analog consoles of yore. Together with Anthrax producer and guitarist Rob Caggiano, Ruston recorded and mixed the album.

“I heard about Metric Halo and specifically, ChannelStrip, from Rob and from an article I was more

Deep Purple Keyboardist Don Airey Uses HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Si Compact 16 Digital Live Sound Console for Current U.S. and European Tour

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POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom – Deep Purple needs no introduction to rock fans – the iconic riff to “Smoke on the Water? alone is instantly recognizable to anyone not born under a rock. For the last 10 years, Don Airey has been the keyboard player for Deep Purple. Airey has been on the rock scene for more than 25 years, having played on almost 200 albums with artists like Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jethro Tull, ELO, UFO and many others.

Don is using a HARMAN Soundcraft® Si Compact 16 Digital Live Sound Mixer on Deep Purple’s current U.S. and European tours. Gert Sanner, front of house engineer for Deep Purple, notes, “We are in the process of replacing our old mixers because we have two full systems going on tour, and we wanted to have more consistency between the more

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Martin Audio Mini Array For Bury St Edmunds Apex Development

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Apex multi-purpose venue, Bury St Edmunds, England

The new £18.5m apex multi-purpose venue in Bury St Edmunds, owned and operated by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, is now equipped with a Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array system as part of its permanent technical infrastructure.

After the installation was completed last year by Northern Light, technical manager Tim Carr noticed that with an increasing number of amplified rock and folk concerts starting to appear on the upcoming program of events, a conventional Left/Right proscenium line array hang was required to bolster the existing speech system.

Several sound systems were proposed as potential solutions, but Carr already had prior experience with Martin Audio’s W8LM Mini Line Array, brought in by locally based W1 Productions when they were sponsoring a local band night. Which explains why Tim was soon talking to W1’s Stuart Turvill about a permanent install.

Since the venue was designed around two balcony more

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MOZAEX FEATURES NEW SHOWSTAR, WORLD’S LOWEST PRICED ALL-IN-ONE BLU-RAY SERVER, AT 2011 CEDIA EXPO

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Salt Lake City – July 14, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced that it will launch the ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server at the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 721. Now shipping, the ShowStar will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers during the 2011 CEDIA Expo.

“With a base pricing starting at $1,995 USD, ShowStar represents the world’s most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store, and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows, and more than one hundred online media channels,? said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.

“At these extraordinary prices, everyone can afford luxury on-demand entertainment. more

Wirebox and NEXO Graduate Auburn U

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Wirebox Media (Smyrna, Georgia) was called upon by Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) to supply sound for its 2011 mid-May graduation ceremony. This year marked the first commencement held in the school’s stadium in 43 years.

Tim Harrigan of Wirebox designed and simulated the audio system using NEXO’s NS-1 software. Harrigan also functioned as the six-person crew supervisor for Auburn’s graduation ceremony, which was attended by approximately 30,000. The audio system is built around a 32-box NEXO GEO S12 line array, 14 GEO S8 speakers, and NEXO 4×4 amplifiers.

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“The NEXO GEO S12 was selected for its pristine sound quality,? states Harrigan. The main arrays flown at stage consisted of eight GEO S12 boxes per side with six ground-stacked distributed arrays of four GEO S12 and two arrays of six GEO S8 speaker boxes. Harrigan said Wirebox spent quite a few hours modeling the historic Jordan-Hare more

Chyron Names Graphics Management Guru Joe Foxton Vice President of Strategic Product Architecture

MELVILLE, N.Y. — July 13, 2011 — Chyron today announced the appointment of Joe Foxton to the newly created position of vice president of strategic product architecture. In this position, Foxton will work closely with Chyron’s product management and product engineering teams in guiding the strategic direction and tactical implementation of all products across the Chyron portfolio. more

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Atlona Introduces New Professional Line 4×1 and 4×2 High-Speed HDMI Switchers

AT-HD4-V41 and AT-HD4-V42 Connect Four HDMI Sources to One or Two HDMI Displays, With Audio Return Channel and HDMI Ethernet Channel Pass-Through Support more

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si2 Digital Console Brings an Expanded Sonic Palette to Cruise Ship Paul Gauguin

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POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, which can accommodate 320 people for a week long luxury cruise experience through Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round cruise ship in the South Pacific. The audio system in the ship’s Grand Salon was recently upgraded with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si2 Digital Live Sound Console, which is designed for installations where space is at a premium yet where a full-featured console is required.

“The Grand Salon is one of the focal points of the Paul Gauguin,? notes Jean Jacques Canot of French Polynesia systems integrator Total Vidéo “It’s the ship’s entertainment venue, where the crew performs cabaret shows in addition to appearances by guest artists and musicians. On occasion, bands also play when they have dance events.?

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