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Dysart Unified School District Projects Loudly with Califone Array Technology

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As digital natives comprise the majority of today’s U.S. students, it is important that the curriculum incorporates technology as a tool for learning. According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), multimedia tools can provide a rich environment for conducting project-based learning, which can help students to: increase knowledge and skills in the particular discipline being addressed; master research and higher order thinking skills; increase knowledge and skills in making use of information technology; and become further engaged in the subject.

In addition to these benefits, most states require that students meet a technology-focused standard prior to graduation. Generally, students should know how to use technology as a tool of research, organization, evaluation and communication, as well as understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding the access and use of information more

Lake Washington School District Students Hear Clearly with Help from Califone

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Califone PA300

Lake Washington School District (LWSD), located east of Seattle, was looking to install new technologies that would better serve its increasingly more digital-savvy student population. Approximately 2,000 educators and more than 23,500 students, including a growing number of English-language learners, were asking for new ways to utilize technology within the walls of their 49 high-performing schools.

District decision-makers found during research that visual learning tools, such as projectors, improved student participation and held attention for longer periods of time. After installing a projector system that would allow educators to use DVDs, VHS tapes, computers and streaming video, the next step was to find the appropriate audio component.

LWSD was looking for a cost-effective, high-quality speaker that would supply ample sound to the entire classroom. Decision-makers also required that the system be easy-to-use, more

New Bose Solution for Fixed-Installation Applications

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Bose RoomMatch array module loudspeaker

NEW BOSE® SOLUTION FOR FIXED-INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS
Concert-Quality Sound with Breakthrough Scalability and Configurability

The Bose Professional Systems Division has introduced the RoomMatch™ series of array module loudspeakers and PowerMatch™ PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier. Using new Bose technologies and innovative designs, these products provide sound designers with unprecedented scalability and configurability for venues including arenas, performing arts centers, and houses of worship. Now, concert-quality sound can be delivered more consistently and efficiently, regardless of room size, shape, or acoustic properties.

“Our engineers challenged conventional wisdom for both loudspeaker and amplifier design,? said Akira Mochimaru, general manager, Bose Professional Systems Division. “The result is a new approach for the industry, one that lets sound designers and integrators meet the acoustic challenges of any fixed-installation sound system –- with more flexibility and far less compromise to audio performance.?

RoomMatch™ Array Module Loudspeakers
RoomMatch™ modules overcome the acoustic performance limitations more

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Blackmagic Design Announces the Immediate Availability of DaVinci Resolve Lite

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve Lite, a new reduced feature version of DaVinci Resolve that includes many powerful color correction features in a downloadable software package available free of charge, is now shipping. more

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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Equips New Amphitheater with L-ACOUSTICS

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Jason Mraz and his band helped debut the new Mystic Amphitheater and its L-ACOUSTICS KUDO system on July 3, 2011

Allied Audio provides LA8-powered KUDO and SB28 rental package for new outdoor venue’s summer concert season

PRIOR LAKE, Minnesota — The Twin Cities’ own Mystic Lake Casino Hotel entered the outdoor concert market this season with a new 8,357-seat amphitheater that is already being praised by the local press for its “incredible sound.” Much of the credit, however, goes to South Saint Paul-based Allied Productions & Sales, which is supplying a full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package for Mystic Amphitheater’s inaugural summer concert season. more

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Medialon Control System featured in Gröna Lund, the Amusement Park of Stockholm, Sweden

“Blå Tåget? ride

Gröna Lund Amusement Park, located in Stockholm in Sweden, has recently inaugurated two new amazing rides, including the “Blå Tåget? ride.

The “Blå Tåget? ride already existed but has gone through a total makeover. This ride is a ghost train loaded with new chills, thrills and effects especially designed for visitors’ enjoyment. The train passes through several chambers, each filled with skeletons, scarecrows, rats, wolves, fire, lightnings, ghosts and more!

The setting inside the ride was designed by artist Magnus Sörman and the entrance to the ride was designed by artist Joakim Hansén. For the technical making of this nerve tickling and scary adventure-ride, Kreativ Teknik was contacted by Gröna Lund. Kreativ Teknik, a Swedish-based company which mainly works with lighting, control systems and effects, selected Medialon to be part of the project.

Kreativ Teknik delivered a total solution including lighting, smoke, video projectors, control system, as more

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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.

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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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