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Haivision Network Video Streaming Media West 2011

Haivision Network Video Streaming Media West 2011
Los Angeles – Nov. 8-9, 2011
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JVC OFFERS H.264 HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT WITH NEW VR-X1600U NVR AT ISC SOLUTIONS

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will showcase its new line of VR-X network video recorders at ISC Solutions (Booth 1706), which runs Nov. 2-3, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Building on the heritage of previous JVC all-in-one CCTV recording and playback products, the VR-X1600U and VR-X3200U offer 16 and 32-channel recording, respectively, as well as support for 720p and 1080p full HD resolutions with multi-codec support.

“The new VR-X NVRs are the perfect complement to JVC’s new line of CMOS-based Super LoLux HD security cameras, which were introduced earlier this year,” explained Ian Scott, vice president, JVC Security Group. “Our new cameras and NVRs support H.264 High Profile compression, which delivers storage and bandwidth efficiencies you can’t get from equipment that only supports H.264 Baseline or Main Profile.”

Equipped with built-in camera licenses with no recurring fees, as well as the latest versions of Milestone XProtect Enterprise and Windows Embedded OS, the VR-X NVRs offer enterprise-level, full HD recording and viewing for an unlimited number of NVRs, cameras, sites, and users. More than 1,000 different camera/encoder models can be supported by installing the latest Milestone device driver pack. A broad selection of software add-ons and third-party integrations, plus a fully documented SDK, are also available.

Both 3 RU VR-X NVRs ship with a pre-installed 1 TB drive. Three additional drives can be easily installed from the front panel for up to 4 TB of on-board storage. The NVRs also support RAID 1, 5, and 10, with optional support for RAID 6 technology. There is no front panel operation; instead, all controls are administrated locally through a mouse and keyboard using an external monitor or by a remote administrator on the network. A rear panel I/O offers alarm interface support.

The VR-X1600U and VR-X3200U will ship in early 2012.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. It is a leading supplier of IP network and analog security cameras, network video recorders, monitors, and management systems to the video security industry. Its V.Networks product line of has earned a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and provides superior picture quality for thousands of installations worldwide. For more information about this, or any other JVC professional product, contact JVC at (800)582-5825 or visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com.

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SIM2 NERO 3D-2 Projector—the Premium 3D Home Theater Experience is Now Shipping!

Miramar, Florida—October 28, 2011—SIM2 has announced that the first model in the recently introduced NERO Series—the NERO 3D-2, is now shipping to dealers nationwide. The remaining 3 models in the line will follow in the next few months.

The compact and curvaceous NERO 3D-2 with its sleek black cabinet integrates beautifully in any home décor and the premium 3D experience comes alive for viewers thanks to SIM2’s patented optical light engine and advanced processing electronics that provides bright, colorful images and a level of clarity that rivals even the finest movie theaters. The NERO 3D-2 also features DynamicBlack™ for improved black level performance and contrast ratio (up to 30,000:1), making shadow detail and picture dynamics look even more realistic. The NERO 3D-2 sets new standards for single-chip DLP® projection with PureMovie and Pure Motion user modes optimized for 2D and 3D (*) viewing. (The *Optional SIM2 3D emitter and glasses are required to initiate this feature).

Made in Italy by a highly creative team of engineers, the NERO Series offers consumers a choice of models that will enhance their viewing pleasure from all video sources in real-world lighting conditions. The NERO 3D-1, 3D-2, 3D-HB and NERO 235—offer consumers different feature sets, depending on model: 3D (*), high brightness, high contrast, and 2.35:1 aspect ratio (NERO 235 only).

The precision glass optics of its ALPHAPATH™ light engine, the sophisticated electronics platform, and the latest DLP chipset, all go into creating images with lifelike clarity and color accuracy. Designed for use in Reference Home Theaters, Media, Family or Game Rooms, NERO is that perfect balance of power, precision, and innovation.

A choice of three high quality glass lenses (T1, T2 and T3) is available for the NERO 3D-2 giving the projector a total throw ratio of 1.37-3.9:1. These lenses are part of SIM2’s Unified Throw Ratio concept, which makes specifying and upgrading within the SIM2 line very easy. To aid calibration SIM2’s Live Colors Calibration 2.0 software allows complete control over primary, secondary, and white-point color coordinates in both 2D and 3D, enabling experts to accurately calibrate the final image on-screen via a user-friendly PC-based interface.

Groundbreaking technology in a beautiful compact form factor, room-design-friendly, and highly desirable—the NERO line has it all.

Manufacturer’s suggested USA retail pricing:
NERO 3D-2 with T1: short-throw ratio 1.37-1.66:1 lens: $24,900
NERO 3D-2 with T2: long-throw ratio 1.82-2.48:1 lens: $24,900
NERO 3D-2 with T3: long-throw ratio 2.60-3.90:1 lens: $26,750

About SIM2 USA Inc. And SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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SIM2 LUMIS 3D SOLO and CRYSTAL 35 Projectors Win Prestigious Industry Awards

Miramar, FL—October 27, 2011—The 2011 CEDIA Expo was a cause for celebration for SIM2 as the company unveiled 15 new products celebrating its 15th anniversary, and was honored with 3 outstanding industry awards for two of the company’s most successful products.

The SIM2 LUMIS 3D SOLO received honors from both CE Pro and Custom Retailer magazines!

The 3rd annual CE Pro Best Awards recognizes the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2011. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators, and editors of CE Pro and Electronic House, products must meet the following criteria: innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.

Custom Retailer’s EXCITE Awards are bestowed on products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solutions-oriented for the custom installation professional.

SIM2 also received high honors from Residential Systems magazine with a Best Video Product Resi Award for the CRYSTAL 35 projector noted for its product industrial design and acumen.

Editor Jeremy Glowacki said, “SIM2 should be particularly proud of its CRYSTAL 35, because the Resi Award is a very exclusive honor that is targeted specifically at industrial design, which requires careful attention to detail and a significant financial commitment. Congratulations to SIM2 for its standout design.”

Residential Systems recognized only 20 companies with Resi Awards in recognition of their products’ design aesthetics, user-friendliness, and originality, making the Resi a difficult honor to achieve.

To find out more about our LUMIS 3D SOLO and CRYSTAL projectors, please visit the following pages on our website: http://www.sim2usa.com/home/us/content/lumis-3d-solo http://www.sim2usa.com/home/us/content/crystal-35

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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API ANNOUNCES KIMLENG AUDIO AS NEW JDK DEALER

JESSUP, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 2011: After representing API for the past two years, Kimleng Audio has recently been signed as a dealer for the company’s JDK Audio line. The signing is an important step in increasing both API and JDK’s presence in the Asia Pacific.

“After meeting with Thanong Saeheng recently at the Broadcast Asia show in Singapore, I’m even more convinced that Kimleng Audio is the right way for us to go in Thailand,” said Gordon Smart, managing director at API. “They’re focused, street-smart, and tuned into the market. I don’t think we could have made a better choice.”

Thanong Saeheng, owner of Kimleng Audio, said, “We are so glad that API thought of us when it came time to make JDK a prominent audio brand in Thailand. We’re looking forward to helping the brand reach the forefront of the professional audio world.”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.)
Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment. www.apiaudio.com

For information on Kimleng Audio, please visit: www.KimlengAudio.com

Stampede To Report Record Sales In 2011; Projects Continued Long Term Growth At 2011 Vendor Summit

AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 28, 2011 —Capping a year of unprecedented growth, expansion, acquisitions and investment, Stampede, the leading value-added distributor of professional audio video (ProAV) solutions, today told attendees of its third annual Vendor Summit that it will report record sales in 2011. What’s more, Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said that despite continued uncertainty in the larger economy, the company would continue to grow significantly in 2012.

“Focus, focus, focus,” Kelly said, “are the three major reasons for our continued success. Stampede is the oldest, largest, and deepest specialist distributor in the ProAV space and, because of this laser focus, we continue to grow and expand where others have failed. In fact, we expect 2011 sales to show a 51 percent growth in unit sales in core categories, a 48 percent increase in operating profit, and a 257 percent increase in net income.”

According to Kelly, 2011 has been the most successful year yet in the company’s 14-year history of serving the needs of ProfessionalAV dealers. Now representing more than 120 different manufacturers, Stampede has added 35 new lines in the last two years alone.

What’s more, millions of dollars have been invested in the acquisition of Spire Global, increased inventory levels, increased A/R, expanded sales and technical support teams and additional offices, as well as significantly expanded and upgraded IT systems. “As a direct result of these investments, Stampede today is better prepared to meet every product, training, and marketing support need of every one of our more than 9000 dealer partners. We continue to grow in a tough economic environment and, most importantly, we offer more opportunities than ever before for our partners, and that’s what this business is fundamentally all about.”

Also significant for the long run, Stampede in 2011 has expanded both its product offering and its reach. While maintaining its dedication to the specialist approach, the company has targeted new product categories that are relevant to ProfessionalAV dealers, such as video conferencing and 3D; leveraged its reach into the market with a cross-matrix approach that relies upon specialist teams who are focused on specific product lines, increased speed of product line penetration, and increased vendor access to incremental opportunities. At the same time, the company has developed strategic alliances with key dealers that provide for ‘right of first refusal’ positioning, imbedded staff to maximize opportunities, and increased Stampede vendor access.

Looking ahead to 2012, Kelly told attendees that Stampede will focus on three major initiatives: dive deeper into the market, improve organizational alignment, and prepare dealers for both today and tomorrow. “Over the next three months, we are going announce a number of strategic new programs that are going to create even more opportunities for our manufacturer and dealer partners. 2012 is going to be another very exciting year for us and it couldn’t come at a better time as we will celebrate our 15th anniversary next year.”

Now in its third year, the annual Stampede Vendor Summit brings together manufacturers, dealers, special guests and Stampede sales and support team members for a four-day period of review, planning and forecasting. The 2011 summit was based at the Connecticut Street Armory with additional events held at the company’s Amherst, New York headquarters and the Hyatt Buffalo hotel. More than 50 vendors participated at this year’s event, which ran from October 22-25, 2011. The keynote presentation was made by Dr. William Coggshall, President of Pacific Media Associates, who previewed his 2011 Front Projector Market Update for attendees.

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Christie YK50 Dual-Arm Moving Projector Yoke Brightens LDI

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Christie launched its new Christie YK50 dual-arm projector yoke today at LDI 2011. The newest addition to the Christie Nitro Solutions family of yokes and projectors, the Christie YK50 is smaller than the Christie YK100 (single-arm yoke) and Christie YK200 (dual-arm yoke), and is suitable for live events, theater productions, and staging applications in small- to mid-sized venues where moving video and lighting enhance the audience experience, but space is at a premium.

The Christie YK50, designed for the Christie LX700 or Christie LHD700 projectors, can be used as a moving light or moving video projector. The Christie YK50, when combined with the Christie LX700 or Christie LHD700, provides 7000 ANSI lumens – making this solution ideal for houses of worship, museums, trade shows, and nightclubs.

“The creative community is continually matching technology with the imagination,” said Joel St-Denis, value-add product manager, Business Products, Christie. “With the Christie YK50, our customers can expand the capabilities of what they can do with projection – whether it is for rental staging or fixed installations – to create an incredible visual performance in smaller environments.”

“Whether it’s installed at ground level or rigged to truss, the Christie YK50 truly brings new possibilities to customers who have already invested in Christie’s award-winning technology and it offers new perspectives to productions. Similar to the Christie YK100 and Christie YK200, the Christie YK50 solution is media server agnostic, so customers can continue to use their existing equipment.”

Advantages of Christie YK50:
* Agnostic media server allows user to choose media server according to needs.
* Media server can be changed without affecting luminaire.
* Easy to fly/rig inverted or floor mounted for varying displays or venues.
* Choice between XGA and HD video resolution.
* DMX512 – Precision control using a single lighting console.
* Precision movement – High resolution DC servo motors for movement accuracy, repeatability and low backlash.
The Christie YK50, on display at LDI 2011, Booth 443, is supported by Christie’s renowned service and support.

About Christie
Christie is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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Yamaha Training Heads to Redmond, Washington

BUENA PARK, Calif.— YCATS (Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars) training sessions have been set for Overland Christian Church Redmond, Washington and open to all audio professionals, free of charge. The three-day session dates are November 8-10 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with classes being held for advanced users of the Yamaha M7CL digital console, a workshop for the LS9 digital console, digital network and systems design clinic, and a showcase of NEXO speaker technology (GEO Series, PS Series, 45N12, RS Series Subs, GeoSUB, and NXAMP).

The M7CL advanced training is a one-day course that will reveal the depth of the M7CL and will discuss how best to utilize the console to the full extent of its capabilities. Attendees will expand their knowledge of the console and its capabilities with an opportunity to apply what is learned using multi-track audio on the new M7CL-ES digital mixing console.

The LS9 workshop is a half-day, hands-on course, learning the basics of mixing on an LS9 digital console. Attendees will become more familiar with the console layout; learn how to navigate the system, setup mix busses as an aux or group, and how to route signal to the effects units, with an opportunity to apply what is learned using multi-track audio.

The digital network and systems design clinic is a full-day course offering an array of audio networking, acoustic system design, and systems solutions workshops. The workshops will benefit anyone interested in upgrading or designing audio systems.

Registration deadline for all sessions is November 6. To register for Yamaha class sessions, visit http://www.yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.
To register for NEXO showcase, email ycats@yamaha.com.

On November 10 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, an Audio Master Class will be held as part of the Christian Musician Summit at Overlake Christian Church with Yamaha’s Jake Cody, Mark Rush, and Peter Robinson teaching an audio boot camp for church volunteers. Cost: $99 per person. For course syllabus and registration visit: http://www.christianmusiciansummit.com/templates/cuscms/details.asp?id=32393&PID=805358.

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Music Theatre of Wichita Eliminates Sound System ‘Drama’ with KIVA

Clearwing Productions supplies L-ACOUSTICS rig for successful 2011 season
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WICHITA, Kansas — For the last 40 years, Music Theatre of Wichita (MTW) has been staging truly Broadway-quality productions in Kansas’ largest city. This past summer, MTW stepped up production values even one notch higher for its patrons with the rental of an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA-KILO loudspeaker system supplied by the Phoenix shop of Clearwing Productions.
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Using SOUNDVISION, Clearwing’s Almir Lejlic and Dave Temby specified a system for Wichita’s 2,195-seat Century II Concert Hall comprised of nine KIVA line source array elements flown beneath two KILO low-frequency extension cabinets per side, all driven by a single LA-RAK equipped with three LA8 amplified controllers. more

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