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X2O Media Announces Integration With Microsoft(R) SharePoint(R) Enabling Exciting Enterprise Video Opportunities

Organizations Can Automatically Display Existing SharePoint Content to Digital Screens, Mobile Devices, and Employee Desktops As Well As Display Video Channel Directly Inside SharePoint more

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‘ROCK STAR REALTOR’ CHOOSES API 1608 FOR NEW STUDIO

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 2011: One of Automated Processes, Inc.’s renowned 1608 analog consoles has recently been installed at Red Horse ATX Recording Studio – a recording facility owned by Jimmy Thrill Quill. Quill, lead singer of rock group Rattlesnake Shake and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing fame, said an API 1608 was the perfect console for his studio’s centerpiece.

“Buying the API 1608 from Sonic Circus was the most magical thing,” said Quill, who ordinarily works as a realtor for musicians and other celebrities. “API has been every other word for me; I’m getting voicemails all the time from people asking if they can come see the board. API has the reputation and I don’t have to sell it. I can tell you that a lot of the young kids who come out of Pro Tools look at the board like it’s the most beautiful thing on earth. Actually, more

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Discover Video Introduces Live Flash Transcoding to Mobile Phones and Tablets

WALLINGFORD, CT – October 05, 2011 – Discover Video, LLC (www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming products and solutions, today announced a new live and file Flash streaming transcoder (DVT) for delivering live video to mobile Smartphones, Tablets, and to devices such as Roku . The DVT now supports live Flash ingest which allows users to stream live at the highest possible quality and bit rate, and allow the server to deliver multiple bit rates to viewers. This is especially useful for the explosion of mobile broadcasting where lower streaming bit rates are necessary due to the limits of 3G and 4G networks.

The Discover Video Transcoder (DVT) is available as a simple software product, as a fully configured server, or as a cloud based service. It can transcode live Windows Media, Flash, MPEG-4, or MPEG-2 streams or files to H.264 Flash, and Windows Media. Applications include:

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AES Exclusive! Tony Bennett To Discuss New Duets II CD With Producer Phil Ramone and Engineer/Co-Producer Dae Bennett

NEW YORK: On Thursday, October 20, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, the 131st AES Convention will host an exclusive dialogue with iconic recording star, Tony Bennett. The conversation will include legendary producer/engineer Phil Ramone, and celebrated recording engineer/studio owner/co-producer, Dae Bennett. The subject matter for this rare discourse will be the trio’s recent collaboration on “Tony Bennett: Duets II.? The just released CD features Bennett performing 17 standards with such superstars as Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Andrea Boccelli and, Lady Gaga.

The event will highlight the first day of the 4-day Audio Engineering Society Convention at NY’ Javits Center.

A legendary star for over six decades, Tony Bennett has mined multiple gold records since the earliest days of his career. His ‘signature’ songs range from “Rags To Riches” to “I left My Heart In San Francisco.”

With 14 Grammy Awards and countless industry honors more

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Carver Arena Relies on Broadcast Pix for Live Video Scoreboard During Hockey, Basketball

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Carver Arena, part of the Peoria Civic Center (PCC), managed by SMG, in Peoria, Ill., installed a Slate 3016 live video production system as part of a complete overhaul of its video scoreboard display and control room. The new Broadcast Pix system replaced two servers and a basic eight-input switcher, plus its built-in CG provided the arena with live CG capability for the first time.

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With more than 12,000 seats, Carver Arena serves as the home of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen and Peoria-based Bradley University’s men’s basketball team. The arena regularly hosts other events as well, including concerts and rodeos.

Installed in Summer 2010 by Orlando, Fla.-based XOS Digital, the Slate was part of an upgrade of the arena’s 4:3 video capabilities that also included a new 16:9 Daktronics more

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Mapping on the MOOV: projectiondesign® F82 projector drives VW roadshow

WATCH THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nel84nfcvR0.

Content producer creates stunning multimedia experience for new Passat launch throughout Poland

Underlining the ruggedness and consistency of its products as well as their high performance, Norway’s projectiondesign is proud to have supplied F82 1080p 3-chip DLP® projectors to multimedia production company MOOV for the Polish launch of the new VW Passat.

Working in conjunction with advertising agency JUST and event producer Mediaconcept for end customer Kulczyk Tradex (the official VW distributor for Poland), MOOV was tasked with creating a multimedia production that would showcase the new Passat’s capabilities in a way that would capture the imagination of the audience. The show made its debut at the Polish National Motor Show in Poznan before being taken on a tour of upmarket shopping centres and other venues in major cities around the country.

Piotr Majewski, the head of more

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VOX Offers “Annual Fan Fest? Rebates to Consumers

— Company offers cash rebates on Valvetronix VT+ Series amps and Joe Satriani Pedal Series—

MELVILLE, NY, October 4, 2011 — VOX Amplification has announced a new fall rebate promotion on their popular Valvetronix VT+ Series modeling amplifiers and the entire line of VOX/Joe Satriani signature pedals. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized VOX dealer in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.voxamps.com/us/promo.
Cash rebates are available on the following products:

VT120+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 30 Watt Reserve $50 Rebate
VT80+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 40 Watt Reserve $50 Rebate
VT40+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 20 Watt Reserve $25 Rebate
VT20+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 10 Watt Reserve $25 Rebate
Satchurator Joe Satriani Signature Distortion Pedal $30 Rebate
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HARMAN’s JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ Wins Award for Innovation at PLASA 2011

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HARMAN’s Paul Bauman, Brian Pickowitz, and Adam Holladay accepting the PLASA Award for Innovation.
Photo Credit: Chris Toulmin

NORTHRIDGE, California – At PLASA 2011, HARMAN was presented with the PLASA Award for Innovation for the new HARMAN’s JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ audio system configuration and control software application. During the show’s opening two days, products were judged by an independent panel, which viewed individual product presentations. Award winners were chosen for their ability to demonstrate a new style of thinking or an improvement to technical practice with new technology or materials, as well as the use of energy-saving and sustainability benefits.

JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly-refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, Performance Manager is more

Lâg Guitars Announces October Guitar-a-Week Giveaway

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MELVILLE, NY, October 4, 2011 — Lâg Guitars will be giving away a free Lâg T66D Tramontane Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar every week during the month of October. Promotion and registration for the free giveaway will take place online at the Lag USA Website (http://usa.lagguitars.com/promotions). The giveaway will also be shared via Lâg’s social network sites. Offer open to U.S. residents over 18 years of age. Please visit the site for complete details.

The Lâg T66D Tramontane Dreadnought model is defined by its eye-catching gloss finish, black accents, and spruce top. The precision tuners are offset by satin black tulip buttons; the compensated saddle and nut are both black graphite, with distinctive black binding and rosette design.

Based in southern France, Lâg has been making quality guitars for over 25 years, under the guidance of master luthier Michel Lâg Chavarria.

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Dicroic Installs L-ACOUSTICS Into New Istrian Hotel

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ROVINJ, Croatia — L-ACOUSTICS’ Croatian distributor, Dicroic, has installed a 12XTi coaxial system into Hotel Lone, an exclusive new resort on the waterfront of Lone Bay, situated in the protected Monte Mulini forest of Rovinj, Croatia.


Part of the Croatian Maistra chain of hotels and resorts, which offer high quality accommodation and leisure facilities in northwestern Istria, Hotel Lone is Croatia’s first five-star design hotel, providing a year-round leisure and business destination. more

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