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Nashville Club Holds Grand Re-Opening During Summer NAMM Show

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NASHVILLE—3rd & Lindsley has long been known by Nashville locals and entertainment professionals as the place to be from a performance venue to a locals gathering spot perspective. It has hosted performances by international, national, and regional artists such as Train, William Topley, Wilco, Fastball, d. c. Talk, Pete Yorn, Sister Hazel, Jars of Clay, Rodney Crowell, North Mississippi Allstars, Howie Day, Radney Foster, KT Tunstall, The Fray, Indigo Girls, and Patty Griffin.

Some of the local talent that performs on a regular basis or have their roots in the Nashville venue include The Wooten Brothers, The Players, and Lady Antebellum. 3rd & Lindsley continues to be one of the most intimate performance venues for live music, and the club recently installed a new state-of-the-art sound system, holding its grand re-opening with a free concert during Summer NAMM featuring The Kentucky Headhunters. The system was installed by J Sound more

AVI-SPL Launches Technology Expo Event Series

AVI-SPL Technology Expo

AVI-SPL is pleased to announce the launch of its highly-anticipated series, the Technology Expo 2011. From innovative leaders in video conferencing and telepresence to advanced audio networking technologies, more than 25 of the AV industry’s top manufacturers have signed on as featured exhibitors.

“As the number one Pro AV industry leader, AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo is set to deliver exciting breakthroughs in digital signage, HD video conferencing and telepresence, audio networking and more,” says Kelly Bousman, senior vice president of marketing, AVI-SPL. “This is a free event specifically geared towards helping customers enhance productivity, all while increasing the strength, depth and versatility of business communications. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the industry’s leading visionaries in the Pro AV industry.”

AVI-SPL’s Executive Vice President of Video and Unified Communications, Michael Brandofino, will lead this dynamic event as the keynote speaker. As a more

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MORGAN SIEGEL JOINS ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP SALES TEAM

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has added Morgan Siegel to its sales team, effective July 20. She is focused on providing software solutions for ASG clients, specifically Autodesk 3D content creation and creative finishing products. Siegel will be based at the company’s Emeryville office and can be contacted at (510) 654-8300 or via e-mail at morgan@asgllc.com.

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About ASG:
Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team more

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Epson Introduces Two Bright and Affordable Projectors for Corporate and Higher Education

Epson PowerLite 1880 and 1850W Deliver Advanced Features and Functionality Starting at $1,299

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 2, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced the PowerLite® 1880 and 1850W, two new low-cost portable projectors designed to provide brightness and advanced functionality to budget conscious businesses and higher education institutions. The PowerLite 1880 ($1,399*) offers 4,000 lumens color and white light output2 with XGA resolution. The PowerLite 1850W ($1,299*) delivers 3,700 lumens color and white light output with WXGA resolution, allowing presenters to leverage widescreen notebooks, tablets and video.

“We have found that cost conscious corporate and higher education users are looking for ultra bright projectors, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars for them,? said Sean Gunduz, product manager, Epson America. “The PowerLite 1880 and 1850W meet the needs of these customers by delivering brightness, high image quality and an array more

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grandMAs and Clay Paky Lighting Fixtures Celebrate at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

Photo: Karim Bawdan

Photo: Karim Bawdan

At its first ever three-day event, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) put the petal to the metal and roared onto the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with MA Lighting’s grandMAs and a large complement of Clay Paky lighting fixtures supporting the non-stop performances playing on five stages. A.C.T Lighting is the distributor for MA Lighting and Clay Paky in North America.

“EDC has become the largest electronic dance music festival in North America,” says show designer and director Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting, Inc. “In these environments, the visuals and stage designs are critical components of the audience experience: They’re intended to be full-tilt lighting and video experiences attacking the crowd with visual stimuli. The show is not scripted and the lighting and video are set up to run live all night more

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ESC 2011 | 12 points for Neutrik‘s opticalCON Fiber Connector System

No show event was as exciting and impressive as the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf this year. Even the technology behind the event was impressive. The audio, video, and lighting designs made extraordinary demands on the equipment – no wonder Neutrik® products could be found everywhere. At two critical interfaces Neutrik’s rugged and reliable opticalCON fiber system was the product of choice.

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The Cologne-based events technology company, Cape Cross was responsible for the rigging, lighting and media equipment at ESC 2011 – making the company the principle technical service provider for the production. It was Cape Cross that transformed a football stadium in Düsseldorf into the largest television studio in Europe. To satisfy the very stringent safety guidelines governing this type of event, Movecat equipment from Think Abele GmbH & Co. KG from Nufringen/Germany was more

Face Audio Powers AV At New Loyola Marymount Athletic Center

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Face Audio Titanium Series Amps At Loyola Marymount

Los Angeles, CA––Loyola Marymount University recently completed a fully outfitted athletic center with four locker rooms, an upstairs conference center with two adjoining mini conference centers, and a full weight and workout room.
Simon Productions of Winnetka, California was chosen to install the sophisticated AV system for the facility. Owner Terry Stewart explains that he and his team were tasked to “create smart rooms in the conference area with LCD screens, complete audio systems and individual zone control for the conference centers.
“We also did the hallway sections throughout the facility as stand-alone zones with the capability to play independent sources throughout the building,? Terry adds. “Each of the locker rooms has their own independent sound systems with TV screens and plug-and-play systems for power point presentations.?
The project required extensive amplification, another challenge for Stewart and his team. As Terry points out, “We needed both 2-and 4-channel amplifiers more

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PCS Signs Agreement to License UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Northridge, Cal. — August 2, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), 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 approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is an award winning, highly reliable, cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.

Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such more

BRETFORD LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION VEHICLE FOR 21ST CENTURY INSTRUCTORS

BRETFORD LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION VEHICLE FOR 21ST CENTURY INSTRUCTORS
BretfordU To Begin with Seminars That Empower Educators To Change Teaching
Environment and Ignite Passion in Students; Results in Better Learners, Future Leaders

CHICAGO — August 1, 2011 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today launched Bretford University or BretfordU, a new education vehicle for 21st century learners. BretfordU is positioned to help educators stay ahead of the curve with live and online seminars that focus on new teaching methods and technologies. It is designed to help those involved in education make the learning environment a better place today for the leaders of tomorrow. BretfordU will kick-off with a live webinar series that begins on August 16.

“BretfordU was created to help those involved in education improve the environment where they teach and learn,? said Chris Petrick, more

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Clare Controls Introduces the First Home Automation System Managed from the Cloud and Run on a Mac

Clare Controls, a provider of configurable and intuitive home automation systems, has introduced ClareHome, the first home automation system managed from the cloud and run on a Mac. ClareHome enables professional dealers to easily and quickly configure, deploy, service and monitor systems from its cloud-based portal, eliminating the need for service calls for common reprogramming issues. Additionally, end-users may access the extensive library to access, and to create, and customize their own interfaces.

“Clare Controls was founded on two key principles: putting the user in control or the user experience and improving dealer efficiency,” said Brett Price, CEO and founder of Clare Controls. “The advanced technologies in our ClareHome system revolutionize and simplify the process of operating and altering the functions of a home automation system—for both dealers and end-users.”

ClareHome’s functionality is absolutely unique to the home automation industry. End-users not only control their homes through advanced more

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