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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HDMI and Analog Mini Converter Models

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on 8 of its popular Mini Converters. From today, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI, Mini Converter HDMI to SDI, Mini Converter SDI to Analog and Mini Converter Analog to SDI models will be reduced to US$295. The Heavy Duty models of these 4 Mini Converters, featuring ultra tough machined aluminum design, will be lowered to US$395. These models are all shipping now.

Unlike other converters on the market today, Blackmagic Design’s Mini Converter’s include extremely powerful features such as 3 Gb/s SDI technology, redundant SDI inputs, balanced analog and AES/EBU switchable audio on standard 1/4 inch jack audio connections and an international power supply which includes adapter plates for all international power sockets.

Blackmagic Design’s Mini Converters have more features that are easier to use than found in other converters. A good example of these powerful features is the inclusion more

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Third Annual Women in Consumer Electronics CEDIA EXPO Breakfast a Huge Success

Sold-Out Event Featured Inspiring Keynote Address by Debra Boelkes, CEO of Business Women Rising, and Presentation by Tricia Nystrom From Magnolia and Wolf@Best Buy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sept. 19, 2011 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that this year’s annual CEDIA EXPO breakfast reception was another sold-out event — the third in its three-year history. Highlights of this year’s breakfast at CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis included an inspirational keynote address by Debra Boelkes — CEO of Business World Rising and Business Women Rising — in addition to a presentation by Tricia Nystrom, senior merchant of Gold Sponsor Magnolia and Wolf@Best Buy. In addition, Jayme Schwartz and Kim Fabiano Fassetta of social4media were recognized with the Volunteer of the Year Award. more

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Bell County Expo Center Enhances Sound with Community Pro Loudspeakers

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Located deep in the heart of central Texas, Belton’s Bell County Expo Center is a domed multi-purpose arena that is home to the CenTex Barracudas indoor football team. The 6,559-seat regional event center also hosts the annual Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Central Texas State Fair, as well as more than 200 community events each year.

At just over 100,000 square feet, the main Exposition Building is the largest of its kind in Central Texas. The expansive complex also includes the Main Arena, used for trade shows and expositions, a luxurious Special Events Room that accommodates up to 250 guests, and an Assembly Hall where as many as 1,200 people can gather.

With a wide range of events throughout the year, the Expo Center recently decided to revamp their audio system. The original sound system, based around Community Professional Loudspeakers’ RS880 three-way systems, was still more

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Fashion Icon Bruce Weber Chooses Christie MicroTiles at New York Fashion Week Launch Party

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The crème de la crème of the fashion world were in New York City for Fashion Week and Christie® MicroTiles® were front and center at iconic photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber’s launch party on September 8 for Fashion’s Night Out, celebrating his new website (launching October 10) and movie.
Weber, known for his imaginative advertising campaign work with Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Versace and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others, wanted his evocative film to reveal his message with clarity – and Weber chose Christie MicroTiles, with Christie Managed Services assisting with the installation. Surrounded by steel girders, rivets and lighting fixtures – generating an industrial backdrop – the five tall by five wide MicroTiles array (5 feet 4 inches high by 6 feet 4 inches wide) blended stylishly into the architecture, maximizing the impact of the content and providing the color more

Media Vision USA Appoints RLA as Manufacturer Rep in East North and South Central Territories

Oakland, CA, September 19, 2011 – Media Vision USA, the exclusive distributor of TAIDEN conferencing technologies in North America, has announced the appointment of the firm Robert Louis Associates, to represent their lines of professional conference microphone and language interpretation systems in Northern Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Indiana.

From their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquarters, Robert Louis Associates (RLA) has been servicing the Pro Audio industry as a leading rep firm since 1989. Robert Louis Podolinski, President of RLA, explains his decision to add TAIDEN to its line card: “For over twenty years, we have been offering only the highest quality products available in our industry. When we discovered TAIDEN’s latest product lines, there was no doubt for us that we were looking at the finest technologies available today in the market of conference systems.? Robert Louis is notably referring to the HCS-8300 Paperless Multimedia Congress System more

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Mary Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation Appointed to Arts Commission

Arts and education advocate and music-industry executive Mary Peavey is the newest appointee to the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Board of Commissioners.

Mary Peavey is a native Mississippian who has dedicated her life to bridging creativity and commerce through arts and education. As President of Peavey Electronics Corporation, Peavey oversees the growth of one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment—a global organization founded and headquartered in Meridian, Miss., whose products impact the lives of millions every day. more

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Broadcast Pix Mica Live Video Production System Earns STAR Award from TV Technology Europe at IBC2011

(Billerica, Massachusetts) Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new Mica™ live video production system was honored with the STAR Award from TV Technology Europe during IBC2011 earlier this month in Amsterdam.

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The STAR Award (short for Superior Technology Award Recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase technological innovations for the broadcast industry. “STAR Awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way,? said Mark Hallinger, editor of TV Technology Europe. “The products selected help advance the industry – some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and some because they were just cool products.?

“We want to thank TV Technology Europe for recognizing Mica with a STAR Award during IBC,? said Ken Swanton, president, more

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131st AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel Breaks New Ground

All Star Mastering Pros To Address New Apple iTunes Producer

NEW YORK: Perhaps the most prolific mastering engineer of all time, Gateway Mastering founder Bob Ludwig, has set a standard for excellence not only with his many Grammy Award-winning credits (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, etc), but with the many stellar AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panels he has developed and moderated.

Ludwig’s 131st AES Convention Platinum event will break new ground with its premise: YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS: Panelists: Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails); Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound, NYC (Lady Gaga, Nelly, Cee Lo Green); Scott Hull, Masterdisk, NYC (Sting, Lou Reed, Miles Davis); Darcy Proper, Wisseloord Studios, The Netherlands (Eric Clapton, Steely Dan); and Barak Moffitt, EVP EMI Label Group (Capitol Studios), who will provide the record label perspective on today’s mastering process. The panel will more

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Vista Spyders Help Avon Call On Cities Worldwide for 125th Anniversary Believe Tour

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Spyders are turning up worldwide as Avon Products, Inc. celebrates its 125th anniversary with the yearlong Avon Believe world tour. Vista Spyder video processors are supporting AV presentations at most of the stops on the 16-city tour staged by the world’s largest direct seller and global beauty leader.

Thousands of Avon representatives are participating in the tour that celebrates the company’s heritage and its mission to empower women. At each stop, celebrities make guest appearances and grants are presented to local organizations dedicated to supporting domestic violence victims.

“The Avon Believe world tour is an opportunity for Avon CEO Andrea Jung to speak and to celebrate Avon’s birthday with representatives from around the world,” said Mark O. Yokota, production manager/video engineer, Non-Square Pixel, Inc. “They wanted a cohesive look across the tour more

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Community Launches Ground-Breaking dSPEC226 Loudspeaker Processor

Community dSPEC226 Loudspeaker Processor

Community Professional Loudspeakers announces the debut of its ground-breaking loudspeaker processor, the dSPEC226.

More than just another DSP, dSPEC heralds an all-new approach to configuring, controlling and commissioning sound system installations, from very small to very large. Employing both a high-speed SHARC DSP and a Xilinx Spartan FPGA, dSPEC offers a host of capabilities – and a method of engineered workflow – not available anywhere else.

All dSPEC models feature a 4 Input x 6 Output fixed-chain DSP architecture that includes 2 x 6 native analog I/Os. Various expansion cards are available to provide two additional analog inputs, two AES3 dual-channel digital inputs, or eight CobraNet™ Inputs and Outputs. Additional expansion cards will become available as new digital audio networking protocols gain market acceptance, reducing the cost-burden for system installations that do not require a full array of I/O options.

Intuitive and easy to use, dSPEC eliminates more

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