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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

Atlona Announces Official Release of New 8×8 and 16×16 High-Speed HDMI Matrix Switchers Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Technology

AT-PRO2HD88M and AT-PRO2HD1616M Extend 1080p Resolutions up to 330 Feet Over a Single Cat 5/6/7 Cable more

Auralex Asks Customers To Show Their Stuff In Online Challenge

“Show Us Your Auralex Room” Facebook Challenge

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, announces an online challenge aimed at inspiring creativity and awareness among its users. The challenge, titled “Show Us Your Auralex Room,? which will run from October 1 until December 15, asks users to showcase their best use of Auralex’s acoustical treatment products and will be accessible through an application on the company’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AuralexAcoustics).

“We are continually wowed by the innovative ways our costumers utilize Auralex products to achieve the optimal sound quality necessary for their varying needs,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “This challenge is a way to showcase this innovation, as well as to demonstrate our appreciation for the support of our customers.?

To enter, contestants must upload an image of the room they are showcasing under the challenge tab on the Auralex Facebook page. Entrants more

DANLEY SOUND LABS DELIVERS FOR GOD’S BIBLE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

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CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 2011: For over a century, God’s Bible School & College in Cincinnati, Ohio has been preparing young people for effective careers in the service of the church, both at home and overseas. A fully accredited college, GBSC offers its students a well-balanced curriculum together with all the social amenities of the larger colleges in the Buckeye State. Among its architectural gems is a beautiful 1,000-seat chapel housed within the Knapp Memorial Building, which, until recently, limped along with an underpowered and semi-functional sound reinforcement system. A new collection of Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers has breathed new life into the chapel – and at a very affordable price.

The musical portions of the services held by GBSC are best described as classical, infused with elements of southern gospel. Apart from the steady accrual of speaker failures in the old system, the school’s music department more

A GIFT FOR SAINT NICHOLAS: ASHLY GEAR TURNS TERRIBLE SOUND TO GOLD

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TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 2011: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida is an impressive structure. Built in 1942, it earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places to help preserve its gorgeous exterior and breathtaking interior, which features white walls and ornate, gilded trim together with classical oil paintings and stained glass. However, as fine as St. Nicholas Church appears to the eye, its sound reinforcement has long been profoundly disappointing. Reverberant and boomy acoustics, paired with utterly ineffective audio processing and loudspeaker placement, ensured that St. Nicholas would not be eligible for a spot on the National Registry of Intelligible Places, were such a registry to exist. Recently, Tampa-based A/V integrator CSI used cutting-edge sound reinforcement technology, centered on an Ashly Audio ne8800 DSP with a WR-5 NE remote control and a Bosch steerable Vari-directional Array, to reign in the boom and splash. more

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