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Instrumentalist Danny Rader Chooses Korg SV-1 Keyboard

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MELVILLE, NY, August 4, 2011 — Danny Rader is an in-demand player on stage and in the studio. As a multi-instrumentalist, he plays keyboards, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. Rader is currently playing keyboards with Keith Urban’s 2011 Get Closer World Tour, and the Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano has been his rig of choice.

Drawn to the Korg SV-1 by its unique collection of sounds and interface, Rader explains, “It’s just the meat and potatoes stuff that I need in my main board. Up until recently, I’ve been known in Nashville as a guitar player, primarily. And my brain works very much like a guitar player’s. Scrolling through banks of thousands sounds makes my head hurt! I just need great sounds there at the touch of a button.?

Rader shares an anecdote about the user-friendly SV-1 interface: “I love the radio more

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Epson Introduces Two Bright, Portable and User-Friendly Projectors for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Epson PowerLite 1221 and 1261W Offer Easy Setup and Connectivity for Small Businesses with Big Ideas

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced two high quality, easy-to-use projectors designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Sold exclusively through distribution, value-added reseller and direct market reseller channels, the Epson PowerLite® 1221 ($549*) features XGA resolution and the PowerLite 1261W ($649*) delivers high-definition, widescreen WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) to fully utilize the capabilities of widescreen notebooks. In addition, both projectors offer 2800 lumens color and white light output2 for bright presentations and true-to-life color.

“Small and medium-sized businesses are looking for projectors that deliver amazing image quality at an affordable price and have the versatility to be easily set up in any room,? said Jason Meyer, product manager, Epson America. “The PowerLite 1221 and 1261W provide users with intuitive features more

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New Millwork Kits for Credenza Racks Aid in Customization

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C5 Series Credenza Rack System w/ Millwork Custom Option

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is introducing a Millwork Kit option for its C5 Series Credenza Rack system. Ideal for entertainment centers, installers now have the option with the C5 to offer the reliability of a professional rack system combined with a furniture look custom to the client’s media room.

The Millwork Kit includes a complete hardware kit and USB flash drive with all drawings and instructions needed for the millworker to customize woodwork to be used with the C5 frame kit. This enables complete customization of the credenza while maintaining the support structure’s integrity, including built-in energy-saving thermal management.

Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 also now incorporates many other new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners. One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, are now available for most 32? – 50? screens. more

Middle Atlantic Products BGR Series Equipment Racks Now Shipping

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Middle Atlantic BGR Series Residential Rack

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is now shipping its groundbreaking new BGR Series racks, featuring the highest level of space efficiency and strength available in a rack system. Originally unveiled at InfoComm, the BGR Series incorporates the most comprehensive feature set currently available for hassle-free, efficient system integration in commercial and residential applications alike.

Primary benefits of the BGR Series design include time and labor savings, installation and field flexibility, superior cable management and high flow/low energy DC cooling options. Core to the BGR Series rack’s enhanced functionality is the company’s new patent-pending LeverLock™ Interior Management System, which facilitates mounting of small devices along the rack interior sides, and advanced cabling management. Comprised of a series of unique, tool-free vertical and horizontal lacing bars and device mounting plates, the LeverLock system promotes fast, flexible installation and servicing and can save more than 4 rackspaces per enclosure in typical installations.
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Califone® Launches PA419 iPhone/iPod-Compatible Wireless Portable PA System

Califone PA419 iPhone/iPod-Compatible Wireless Portable PA System

Califone PA419 iPhone/iPod-Compatible Wireless Portable PA System

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., August 9, 2011 – Califone® International, Inc. (www.califone.com), a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of A/V products and accessories since 1947, is proud to announce the launch of the PA419 Wireless Portable PA System. Now shipping with an MSRP of $999, the versatile PA419 comes equipped with an Apple-approved iPhone/iPod docking station (an increasingly sought-after feature, according to a recently released survey).

“The PA419 is the ultimate all-in-one portable PA system, making it perfect for a plethora of applications, whether indoors or outdoors,? said Tim Ridgway, VP marketing of Califone. “With the enormous amount of small, portable, and easily accessible digital media devices and mediums available today, the versatile PA419 boasts an iPod/iPhone dock, a USB Media more

D.A.S. STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND SYSTEM AT MABEE CENTER’S JOHNSTON THEATRE

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A performance during the Miss Oklahoma Pageant.

Tulsa, OK – August 2011… Since 1975, Tulsa’s Mabee Center has been the site of the annual Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Located on the beautiful campus of Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center is also the home of the Golden Eagles men’s’ and women’s’ basketball teams and serves as the area’s primary venue for concerts, business conferences, seminars, and other special events. This year’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant and its sibling event, Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen were, as in years past, talent-filled spectacles that contributed more than $2M in scholarship funds to the contestants. To ensure robust music reproduction and the finest speech intelligibility possible, the Mabee Center staff pulled out all the stops with its deployment of a robust sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of D.A.S. Audio. more

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BEXEL SETS UP PIZZA HUT PARK FOR A WIN WITH FIBER OPTICS POWERPLAY

FRISCO, TX, AUGUST 9, 2011—Continuing with the company’s commitment to provide unparalleled engineering and technical support for large sporting and entertainment venues, Bexel recently completed a fiber optics and Triax overhaul at Pizza Hut Park, home to Major League Soccer (MLS) team FC Dallas. Pizza Hut Park needed a significant upgrade and Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, responded more

DK-Technologies Appoints Lift AV As Its New US Distributor

With the launch of its groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness (CALM) meter, DK-Technologies is anticipating a significant growth in demand from international broadcasters – both for this meter and for all of the other products in its audio and video metering and monitoring range.

In order to cope with the expected increase in demand in the US, DK-Technologies has appointed Lift AV as its new distributor, with responsibility for the entire DK-Technologies product range.

Based in Kirkland, near Seattle, Lift AV was formed in 2007 by Steve Palermo and system designers, David Ellis and Justin Friesen. Its client base is primarily commercial and broadcast clients, production studios and houses of worship. Lift AV provides clients with design, sales and support for audio, video and lighting applications.

Steve Palermo, President of Lift AV, says: “Lift AV has had excellent success placing DK products with end users for several more

RTI’s RTiPanel App for iPhone(R) and iPad(R) Now Available; Named a CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Best New Product Finalist

App Provides Complete Control Over RTI’s XP Series Processors and Connected Devices; Raises the Bar With Full Two-Way Feedback and Completely Customizable User Interface more

Manufacturers Co-Sponsor Worship Seminar in Ridgecrest, NC

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold a Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) September 8-10 at the Ridgecrest Christian Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

Session Tracks to take place include Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. Master audio engineer, John Mills, who has worked with such artists as Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, Lincoln Brewster, and Kenny Chesney, will lead the audio presentations.

The WATS Seminars are open to all worship team members. The training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. Recognizing that many worship teams require basic training sessions in the area of audio and other aspects of technical ministries, a WATS Boot Camp will be held September 7, prior to the opening of the WATS Seminar.

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