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The Richards Group’s Outpost Post Production Division Uses Genelec 5.1 Surround 8250A DSP System for Their New Audio Mix-to-Picture Studio

— Genelec’s acclaimed DSP system allows audio engineers to refocus the system instantly to create a sweet spot anywhere in the room to accommodate clients and producers —

The Richards Group, a multi-platform advertising creative agency in Dallas that has done award-winning commercial work for clients including Chic-Fil-A, Amstel Light, Motel 6 and Bridgestone for television, radio, print and interactive formats, has put the finishing touches on its newly opened audio mix-to-picture facility: a Genelec 5.1-surround 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP monitoring system including the Genelec 7271A Active Subwoofer. The Genelec system was sold by Spunky Brunone of Irving, Texas-based The Audio DAWg, Inc. The new studio, designed by noted facility designer Russ Berger and part of The Richards Group’s Richards Outpost Post Production division, opened in late March and also features an Avid Pro Tools HD|3 digital recording system and 24-fader Avid D-Command digital mix console. Since then, the studio more

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FOR-A TO SHOWCASE AWARD-WINNING ARCHIVAL SYSTEM AT DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase its LTR-100HS Video Archive Recorder at Createsphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference, being held from September 22nd to 23rd at The New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan (Booth #206).

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The recorder supports LTO-5 technology, the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage, to provide an effective archive solution. The LTR-100HS utilizes FOR-A’s media asset management platform called Media Concierge, creating a combination of LTO tape technology and FOR-A’s baseband and MXF file technologies. This enables an easy transition for video content into a file-based storage system architecture.

“The Digital Asset Management conference is the idea venue to show off this system,? explained Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “The conference attracts top regional technology executives within corporate, broadcast and entertainment more

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131st AES Convention Product Design Track: A Study In Development

NEW YORK: “While vintage gear remains a staple of our industry, new product development is the driving force behind major manufacturers and start-ups alike,” remarks 131st AES Convention

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Chair Jim Anderson. “The stakes for a successful product launch have never been higher. Our product design Co-Chairs, Bob Moses and Jonathan Novick have developed an insightful and far ranging program to help define issues faced by both the innovators and their market. Our Exhibition Hall is once again filled with new products. This year’s product design track will provide attendees with an in depth look into how they get from drawing board to equipment rack.”

AES PRODUCT DESIGN TRACK EVENTS INCLUDE:

IS YOUR EQUIPMENT DESIGN A NOISE PROBLEM WAITING TO HAPPEN? Chair: Bill Whitlock, Jensen Transformers – A design goal for all more

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Covington Associates and CRX Partners Join Forces to Serve the Media Technology Market Sector

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— Industry Veterans Partner to Offer Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions Services for Audio & Video Industries —

Covington Associates and CRX Partners announce they have joined forces to provide comprehensive financing and M&A advisory services to media technology companies in the audio & video professional, consumer, broadcast, internet and related sectors. The principal members include Covington Associates’ core Digital Media team members Ethan Jacks and John Bowen, as well as Roland MacBeth and Courtney Spencer, Managing Partners of CRX Partners.

The Covington/CRX team collectively brings a proven track record and extensive expertise in the broadcast, pro/commercial audio & video, MI, and consumer/residential AV sectors. The team provides strong guidance for businesses looking for financing or considering M&A options throughout the planning, execution and closing stages based on a thorough understanding of the strengths and synergies of sellers and potential buyers, and strong more

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Rik Coder joins projectiondesign® as VP Federal Government Sales

Rik Coder joins projectiondesign® as VP Federal Government Sales

Rik Coder joins projectiondesign® as VP Federal Government Sales

Track record sets focus on government business growth.

The newly created position reflects projectiondesign®’s investment and global growth strategy to provide local and dedicated support to government partners and in particular the defense and intelligence communities.

Coder, who is based in Reston, VA., is an award winning sales management veteran with almost 30 years management experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining projectiondesign, he held the position of Operations Director for Cisco/TANDBERG supplying the US Department of Defense (DOD), the Intelligence Community and NATO. Adding to his impressive experience, Coder previously held several roles at Cisco/TANDBERG and other leading AV companies where he was critical in developing partner strategies and strategic alliances. Coder has an MBA from more

DK-Technologies Wins Two Prestigious Orders For Its New DK Meter

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Following its launch at this year’s NAB Convention, DK-Technologies’ new DK Meter is already proving popular with international broadcasters who are seeing the unit as a viable solution for metering audio loudness.

No bigger than a smart phone and very competitively priced, the Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.

In Germany, DK-Technologies has received orders from two ARD-member broadcasters for its DK1 meter, which is specifically designed for anyone working in stereo. There is also a 5.1 version, the DK2, which is aimed at the burgeoning surround sound market.

Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), the public radio and television broadcaster for the state of Saarland, has requested two DK1 meters which it ordered direct from the company’s German office. Bayrischer Rundfunk (BR), the public broadcasting more

Jünger Audio Helps Bethesda Cathedral Manage Its Audio Loudness Levels

Bethesda Cathedral in eastern Singapore has solved the problem sudden peaks in the volume of its AV presentations by investing in a Jünger Audio LEVEL MAGIC™ two-channel loudness normaliser. The unit has been added to the signal path between the Cathedral’s new Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system and the distribution patch bay to automatically control the levels on any incoming signal source, regardless of its input level.

Bethesda Cathedral is built over four levels, with a 2000-capacity main sanctuary located on the third floor. This is supplemented by a 600-capacity chapel on the ground floor that is used as an overflow venue if the main sanctuary is full.

The Cathedral’s AV system has to send audio to three locations outside the main sanctuary, including to the overflow hall. Prior to installing the Jünger Audio normaliser, audio levels in the overflow hall were difficult to control, more

Audinate selects Digicustics S.R.L. as their Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for South America

Digicustics see large expansion opportunity in South America for Dante™ Products

Portland, OR-Sept 21, 2011- Audinate, the leading developer of IP media networking technology for the AV industry, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Digicustics S.R.L., to support the South American market. Under the agreement, Digicustics shall act as an Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for all of South America. Digicustics shall actively work with AV OEMs in South America to integrate Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology.

Digicustics S.R.L., created 5 years ago by Sebastian Wenger and Martin Gutierrez, offers consulting, design, systems integration and engineering services for the Install and Live Sound markets. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company is oriented to all segments of these markets with coverage throughout South America. The primary activity of the company over the years has been the development of OEM audio systems. more

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Christie Achieves World’s First 3D High Frame Rate Alternative Content Demo Using Single DLP Projector at IBC 2011 “Big Screen? Event

Christie® used the occasion of the “IBC Big Screen? theater screenings at RAI Amsterdam last week to deliver the world’s first mass-audience demonstration of a 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) D-Cinema system using a single projector – the Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projector – in combination with other currently-available components.
“The RealD XL Cinema System and International Datacasting’s SuperFlex® Pro Cinema™ Event Player (PCEP) are available today, along with Christie’s DLP® projectors, providing cinema owners and content owners with the foundation they need to realize new revenue streams from the projection of “alternative content? sporting and theatrical events in 3D HFR,? said Dr. Don Shaw, director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions.
Content showing the world-famous Cavalia equestrian production company in action was flawlessly projected in 3D at 60 frames per second (FPS) during Dr. Shaw’s “Exhibitor Considerations for High Frame Rate 3D Technology? seminar, using the aforementioned suppliers and more

ANTON/BAUER RECOGNIZES FUTURE TALENT WITH SPONSORSHIP AND AWARDS FOR SKILLSUSA TV PRODUCTION COMPETITION WINNERS

LEESBURG, VA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011—In its latest effort to help provide training and professional opportunities for students, 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, recently awarded the winners of the 2011 SkillsUSA TV Production Competition each with the ElipZ 10K Battery System and EledZ portable LED lighting package. more

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