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HARMAN Studer Broadcast Academy Continues at SBE 22 Expo

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VERONA, New York – HARMAN’s Studer Broadcast Academy rolls into October as its demo truck will be onsite at the Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 22 Broadcast and Technology Exposition at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on October 5, 2011. Studer will be hosting an open house session for SBE 22 Expo attendees.

The 73-foot Studer truck is outfitted front-to-back with state-of-the-art Studer digital mixing consoles and broadcast products, along with a selection of HARMAN gear from Soundcraft, JBL, AKG and others.

“Our Studer Broadcast Academy open house will give attendees an opportunity to get some hands-on time with the latest broadcast equipment from Studer,? said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Studer Broadcast Academy. “We’ll have the Studer team onsite to give walk-through demonstrations on Studer’s entire range of products for the broadcast market.?

The SBE 22 Expo more

HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT Portable Loudspeakers Help Spread The Message Of New America Singers

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The New America Singers travel the world with the help of JBL EON515XT portable loudspeakers.

NORTHRIDGE, California – The New America Singers have been spreading their message throughout the world with the help of HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT speakers. Founded in the late 1960s, the performing group has brought people together, sharing ideas, experiences and thoughts and building future leaders out of their members. What originated as a simple social gathering soon became a way for all people to become inspired through the bond of music, dance and drama. In an effort to extend their reach the group started to explore different venues and organizations including public schools, military bases, and international conferences worldwide. The New America Singers tailor their performances to these diverse audiences and feature popular secular music, religious and patriotic music all with the intent more

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AVC Provides YouTube Sensation 2CELLOS HARMAN’s AKG Mics And Monitoring For Unique Music Experience

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VIENNA, Austria – Formerly cello rivals in the performance space, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have teamed up to create one of the most unique pop music groups to date: 2CELLOS. Relying on HARMAN’s AKG IVM 4 In Ear Monitoring system and the world-renowned C414 XLS microphones, provided by Croatian distributor AVC, the duo delivers crowd-pleasing performances around the world.

Within a month of uploading a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal?, the video had 5 million hits – making the duo one of the most successful classical/crossover artists today. With an astonishing, yet brief history as a group, 2CELLOS has performed with greats such as Sir Elton John and George Michael and made appearances on TV shows around the globe – The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez Tonight, Fox and Friends and Stefan Raab TV Total in Germany.

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University of Washington and VISIONS’11 Set Sail with Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design today announced that the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, Micro Videohub and OpenGear Converter Audio to SDI products as part of the ocean going VISIONS’11 Expedition. The University relied on the Blackmagic Design products to capture, route and stream footage from the ocean floor, 400 kilometers offshore, back to the University and online at www.ooi.washington.edu/visions11/live.

VISIONS’11, a cooperative effort between the University of Washington and the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), commenced on August 11 in Seattle, Washington, aboard the 274 foot Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson. The purpose of the expedition was to continue to prepare for, survey and assess the ongoing installation of the OOI’s high power and high bandwidth cabled ocean observatory. For the expedition, the University of Washington provided technical support for video operations and management of a number of cameras on more

Listen Technologies Introduces New ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator

Listen Technologies Corporation launched its new ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator, in response to customer requests for assistance in calculating their requirements to meet the standard.

The calculator formula is based on Table 219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems from Section: 706 Assistive Listening Systems of the Department of Justice Title III of the ADA. The table outlines the minimum number of receivers/ALDS required based on the capacity seating of assembly areas; and the minimum number or receivers/ALDs that are required to be hearing aid compatible.

Listen’s ADA Calculator allows you to enter the number of seats in a venue to calculate the minimum number of assistive listening devices and neck loops needed to meet new 2010 ADA requirements.

“I knew there had to be a quick and easy solution to repeatedly answering the question ‘What do I need to do to more

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131st AES Convention Posts Lunchtime Keynote Events

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NEW YORK: “This year’s Lunchtime Keynote events will offer attendees options designed to appeal to a wide range of interests,” states Convention Chair Jim Anderson. “Our guest speakers run the gamut from mp3 innovator Karlheinz Brandenburg to celebrated jazz bassist Ron Carter and noted broadcast journalist/engineer and futurist Skip Pizzi. Each is guaranteed to provide an information-packed respite from the busy Exhibition Hall and crowded Event Presentations. Attendees are reminded to ‘bring their own lunches.’” The 131st AES convention will be held at NYC’s Javits Center October 20-23. Lunchtime Keynotes are set for 1:15 – 2:15PM Fri.-Sun.

LUNCHTIME KEYNOTES:

KARLHEINZ BRANDENBURG, THE MP3 STORY: One of the original developers of mp3, Brandenburg has been researching digital audio compression since 1977. The Internet’s evolution from text-based medium to major carrier for sound heralded dramatic payload changes and, new dangers for audio more

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Technomad and Wortz Consulting Upgrade Stadium Sound at Tuskegee University

BOSTON, September 28, 2011Tuskegee University in Alabama is renowned for its academic and athletic excellence. The latter includes the university’s celebrated NCAA Division II football team, the Golden Tigers, which boasts a 106-year history and 28 SIAC Conference championships. The Golden Tigers stand with a few elite college football teams with more than 600 victories, and have won more games (630) than any of the other “Historically Black Colleges and Universities? (HBCU).

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The seventy-year-old, 10,000-seat Abbott Memorial Stadium is a historic treasure to Tuskegee University and its alumni. The university, in alignment with ongoing stadium preservation, recently added a Technomad Turnkey PA system with six Technomad Berlin weatherproof loudspeakers. The system plays out intelligible voice and high-quality music across four zones and long distances for football games, graduations and other stadium events.

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X2O Media Introduces Social Networking Pack for Digital Signage

Building on the Success of Its TwitterCube, X2O Announces Templates and Objects Linked to Popular Social Media Sites for Display on Digital Screens

MONTREAL — Sept. 26, 2011 — X2O Media today introduced a new set of templates and objects specifically designed to display content from popular social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook on digital signage screens. The templates and objects can be personalized using X2O’s PowerPoint®-based authoring tool and displayed in the highest image quality with the Xpresenter™ Player. Offering a flexible solution, the new templates and objects can be customized for existing social media platforms and can be adapted as new platforms emerge. Other exciting social media visualization options are also available using X2O’s award-winning NITRO graphics engine.

“Our TwitterCube app, which was created to demo our latest graphics platform at trade shows, created so much excitement with booth visitors that we decided more

Scharff Weisberg Provides Audio Support to Food Network’s “Iron Chef? Franchise

Scharff Weisberg, Inc. helped capture the sizzle that comes with the steak by supplying a complement of wired and wireless microphones for the next season of Food Network’s “Iron ChefAmerica” series and an episode of the “The Next Iron Chef” reality show.

Scharff Weisberg Vice President Scott Schachter reports that the company provided Sennheiser 3K and 5K series wireless mics, AKG audience reaction mics and assorted Sennheiser shotgun and gooseneck mics to support existing audio gear at Food Network’s 8,000-square-foot Chelsea studio. Over the course of about a month, the network shot sequences for “The Next Iron Chef” of the popular reality show that will premiere its fourth season this October then lensed 25 episodes of “Iron Chef: America” plus specials to commemorate upcoming holidays.

“Every time we do the show we don’t have enough mics in-house to accommodate our needs,” says Jon Piereth, studio supervisor for Food more

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Imerge Launches a 4th Generation 3D Home Entertainment Media Server

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Following its acquisition of the Imerge brand, Prism Sound has been developing new products to add to the brand’s range of movie and music-focused entertainment servers.

The first of these, the MS1-3D, due to be launched at the end of September, was on show yesterday for the first time at Essential Install Live in Manchester, UK.

Imerge is a well established provider of premium enhanced personalised multi-room audio and video entertainment solutions for the high-end Custom Install market. The introduction of the MS1-3D consolidates Imerge’s pioneering work in audio and media servers by offering the market a 4th generation server that cements its position as a market leader.

The MS1-3D builds on the pedigree and heritage of the award winning MS1-HD server and is much more than just a 3D upgrade. The unit is a complete media server more

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