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Syntonic Design Group Deploys HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6™ and Vi1™ Digital Consoles at Annual SAP Conference

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ORLANDO, Florida — Supporting the global audience tuned into the world’s premier business technology conference led by SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG, the annual SAP Conference, held in Orlando, Florida, was mixed, monitored and distributed with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6 digital console. Utilizing MADI interface cards with Riedel RockNet connectivity, the Vi6 seamlessly distributed lecture, presentation and address audio throughout three studios and multiple lecture halls.

A Soundcraft Vi1 was also utilized as the main mixing board for the Conference’s Keynote Address. Syntonic Design Group, which is owned by Firehouse Productions, provided on-site audio services for the event. The Soundcraft consoles were supplied by Dave Zammit of Two Guys Audio.

The Vi6 was located in the broadcast studio of the Orange County Convention Center as a central hub for audio distribution. Inside the venue, thousands of attendees filled multiple lecture more

KORG WAVEDRUM: THE PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY PERSONAL OR COMMERCIAL RECORDING STUDIO

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— Versatile, space-saving percussion instrument offers a variety of sounds —

An all-in-one compact, portable electronic instrument, Korg’s Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer offers a unique palette of percussive and pitched sounds that can make it an essential tool at any music production facility. With a design that’s well-suited for use in a professional recording studio’s drum booth or control room, as well as a home studio, the Wavedrum is playable by itself or as part of a larger drum kit or percussion setup. The award-winning second-generation Wavedrum incorporates everything from traditional pop and rock drum sounds through ethnic hand and tuned percussion, as well as exotic stringed instruments, to otherworldly textures and effects, putting endless creative possibilities at the fingertips of artists, producers or engineers. The Wavedrum is also particularly useful for jingle houses and sound effects designers looking to embellish their tracks with more

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Compact and Powerful EAW® QX Series Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound as President Obama Addresses the 2011 Graduating Class of the United States Coast Guard Academy

A center cluster of two QX Series speakers formed the core of the audio system for the newly renovated Leamy Hall at the Academy, with EAW® KF394 Three-Way Full-Range speakers on the sides of the stage and augmented by EAW SB250z subwoofers and EAW JFX88 compact multi-use loudspeakers

Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 10, 2011 – As President Barack Obama recently addressed U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates from the stage at the Academy’s Leamy Hall, he encouraged the 229 newly commissioned Coast Guard officers to continue their pursuit of service. Every word was heard loud and clear, thanks to a new audio system with loudspeakers from EAW®, installed as part of a complete interior renovation of the stately hall, home to the 45-member Coast Guard Band.

Akustiks, LLC., the acoustical consultant on the project, chose EAW’s new QX Series speakers for the main L-C-R system. Two QX596 compact enclosures more

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HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR Takes on All Competitors at World Gymnaestrada

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The 14th edition of the World Gymnaestrada recently concluded, drawing almost 20,000 participants from 55 nations, making it the world’s largest general gymnastics exhibition and the biggest sports event ever held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Event specialist Skynight SA of Geneva used HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR console to mix the opening ceremonies while simultaneously producing a feed for television networks.

The highly configurable Vista 5 SR console used a setup of 208 input channels on a small footprint of only 32 faders, thanks to its Vistonics™ user interface. This made the console the ideal choice for Martin Reich, who planned the audio installation with Skynight, and also manned the desk during the event with the help Riedel RockNet’s digital audio network.

“We decided to use the Vista 5 SR with Rocknet because it provided the more

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Chyron’s Cloud-Based Axis World Graphics System Allows U.S. Newsrooms to Take Quake Graphics to Air Quickly

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Aug. 24, 2011 — Immediately following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that yesterday shook the East Coast, newsrooms across the United States used Chyron’s cloud-based Axis World Graphics system for instant creation of maps for breaking news segments. Within minutes of the quake, Axis World Graphics users created 15 maps illustrating activity, and within an hour, the total of static and animated maps created grew to 62. By 6 p.m. EDT, just over four hours after the earthquake struck, users had created 98 earthquake-related maps in Axis World Graphics, and by 10:30 p.m. EDT the graphics total reached 133. more

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Debra Boelkes, CEO of Business Women Rising, to Deliver Keynote Address at Women in CE Third Annual CEDIA EXPO 2011 Breakfast Event

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Aug. 24, 2011 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that Debra Boelkes, CEO of Business World Rising and Business Women Rising, will be the keynote speaker at its Women in CE breakfast event. The organization will hold its third annual CEDIA EXPO breakfast event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 7. more

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SYMETRIX SYMNET HANDLES AUDIO AT NEW MEDICAL SIMULATIONS LAB

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LIVONIA, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 2011: Schoolcraft College, is a public community college that enrolls 36,000 students per year offering both certificate and associate degree programs in Livonia, Garden City, and online. In cooperation with nearby Botsford Hospital and Garden City Hospital, Schoolcraft recently completed construction on a state-of-the-art Health Professions Simulation Lab (HPSL) in its Biomedical Technology Center. The HPSL features a birthing room, a procedure room, and two patient rooms. Using sophisticated medical mannequins and hospital-grade equipment, all four rooms are flexible enough to present common and rare situations to which health care professionals must be trained to respond appropriately. A comprehensive monitoring system using Symetrix’ SymNet digital audio processing and B-Line Medical SimCapture recording technologies allows students, with the help of their instructors, to review and improve their performances.

Integrated Design Solutions of Troy, Michigan designed the audio and more

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NYC’S RECORDING AND MIX ENGINEER ARIEL BORUJOW PLUGS IN WITH METRIC HALO

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2011: “I work too many hours,” laughed Ariel Borujow, chief recording and mix engineer at New York City’s now-famous Stadium Red studios. With fifteen years spent in front of the monitors, Borujow has worked with Kanye West, The Black Eyed Peas, Faith Evans, J-Lo, and countless others. His efforts, coupled with his knack for transforming whatever crosses his path into aural magic, have earned the young engineer multiple platinum albums and a Grammy nomination. Nevertheless, Borujow is hardly content to rest on his laurels. Although he does sometimes take a day off, putting in a six-day week instead of his usual seven, on the days he does work, it’s never less than ten hours. And if there’s ever a dip in the frenzy at Stadium Red, Borujow puts in time at his moonlighting gig, delivering mixes for Fox broadcasting. With deadlines looming and a more

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Wowza Media Systems and Encoding.com Partner to Simplify Adaptive Bitrate Video Streaming

Wowza + Encoding.com = Problem Solved

EVERGREEN, Colo., and SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 23, 2011 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company, and Encoding.com, the world’s largest video encoding service, today announced a partnership that provides Wowza customers with custom Encoding.com presets to simplify the preparation and transcoding of videos into the optimal formats for adaptive bitrate delivery by Wowza Media Server(R). more

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ANTON/BAUER DEBUTS INNOVATIVE POWER SOLUTIONS FOR SONY, CANON, PANASONIC, RED AND ARRI AT SET 2011

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Having recently opened a new divisional office in São Paulo, 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, is thrilled to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its power solutions at the SET Congress and 20th edition of Broadcast & Cable Show – International Technology Fair. Anton/Bauer will debut the new MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that can be used with the company’s Gold Mount Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras; Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and RED EPIC digital cinema camera. Also making a first appearance at SET Congress is the QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount for the ARRI ALEXA digital cinema camera. anton_bauer_matrix_cheese_plate_dualpt.jpg more

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