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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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VS-162AVM

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

Audinate Signs Deal with UNiKA Professional Audio

Prestigious Taiwanese audio manufacturer agrees to incorporate Dante™ technology into future products

Portland, OR-July 21, 2011-In its first OEM partnership with a Taiwan audio manufacturer, Audinate, the leader in digital media networking solutions, and UNiKA Professional Audio, makers of high quality audio equipment, have both agreed to work together in developing future high end professional Dante enabled audio products. UNiKA is known for their wide range of products that include digital power amplifiers, line arrays, power amplifiers, mixers, conditioners and crossovers.

Audinate delivers no-hassle, self configuring, true plug-and-play digital media networking that uses standard internet protocols. Audinate’s Dante system offers a market leading solution today, while future-proofing implementations by providing a migration path to upgrade to new emerging A/V standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB?).

To meet customer requirements for every market sector, UNiKA is producing high level audio products at its two Asian more

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THE PALLADIUM PAGES WITH SYMNET

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All Pro Sound, Pensacola, Florida programmed and installed the Symetrix SymNet-based paging system at the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

CARMEL, INDIANA – JULY 2011: With stunning architecture, flawless acoustics, and well-planned accessibility, the recently-completed $118 million Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the premier venues of New York, Los Angeles, and the world. Its location – Carmel, Indiana, a prominent suburb of Indianapolis – promises to reconfigure the geography of high culture. Already, the 1,600-seat, shoe-box-shaped venue has booked the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Bennett, Crystal Gayle, Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, Pilobolus, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Isaak, Bruce Hornsby, and Bill Cosby, among many, many others. Consistent with the “cut no corners” philosophy that guided every other decision, the Palladium’s backstage and lobby paging system is built on Symetrix SymNet audio processing and Symetrix ARC wall panel remotes. It provides sophisticated, yet intuitive, paging from all strategic positions to ensure the high production values expected of the Palladium.

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CUSTOM CONFIGURED ASHLY AUDIO DSP IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF CARL TATZ DESIGN’S AWARD-WINNING PHANTOMFOCUS(tm) SYSTEM MONITORING PROTOCOL

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Nashville’s Blue Grotto.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 2011: In science fiction stories, the world is often populated by secret wormholes – magical confluences in space and time that can transport people to other planes of existence. Such wormholes provide a nice analogy to the proprietary PhantomFocusTM System monitor tuning protocol of acoustician, studio designer, and all-around sonic sorcerer Carl Tatz. Tatz’ ingenious tuning system, which is a multi-dimensional mixture of hardware, knowledge, and application, can deliver “the sweet spot from God” in any studio control room, from the newest multi-million dollar mega-studio to the humblest of bedroom arrangements. Recently, two of Tatz’ PhantomFocus System installations earned Mix Magazine’s “Class of 2011″ Studio Design Awards. Like most PhantomFocus System installations, Carl Tatz relies on an Ashly Audio signal processor engine to deliver a perfectly tuned sweet spot, which more

DANLEY JERICHO AND GENESIS HORNS PROVIDE LIFT-OFF FOR POLAND’S SAUCER-SHAPED SPODEK ARENA

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Danley Jericho and Genesis horns backed by TH-118 subs and SH-50 full-range loudspeakers deliver fidelity and high volume at Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland the area’s premiere venue for sporting and entertainment events.

KATOWICE, POLAND – JULY 2011: In an age where arenas are named in honor of the often colorless corporations that put up the most money, Poland’s legendary Spodek arena stands as an inspiring counter-example. Translated literally as “Saucer,” the forty year-old building bears an uncanny resemblance to a tilted UFO in flight. Everything about Spodek serves as an honorable foundation to the cultural touchstones of entertainment and sports that find an audience there daily. Every major musical act that tours through Poland is sure to play Spodek, and the arena hosts a range of athletic events, including the recent 2009 EuroBasket championship. At that more

ANTON/BAUER BATTERIES AND POWER SUPPLIES TRAVEL ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS FOR CYCLIST DOCUMENTARY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

strong>ANTON/BAUER BATTERIES AND POWER SUPPLIES TRAVEL ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS FOR CYCLIST DOCUMENTARY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Months of perpetual flat tires and busted bicycle chains didn’t stop deepeei Film Productions from completing the highly-acclaimed cycling documentary Going South, which follows two teams of two cyclists each-one in North America and one in South America-who journey across 17,000 miles collectively through 17 countries on either side of the equator in search of ways to combat environmental issues such as global warming and climate change. To capture such genuine and unique footage, deepeei employed power solutions from Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, including the high-power HyTRON 140 and DIONIC HCX batteries.

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