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High Resolution Systems’ UDC-400 with ArtNet Is a Winner at the VMA’s and Primetime Emmy’s

Video Music Awards

Video Music Awards

High Resolution Systems’ UDC-400 Universal Device Controller proved to be a winner when it was selected to provide screen control and ArtNet translation at the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on August 28 and multiple screen control at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18. Both events aired live from LA’s Nokia Theatre.

Mobius Productions of Coral Springs, Florida, which provides screen systems and playback for special events and television, chose the UDC-400 for both events.

The controller’s ArtNet translation feature was key to its deployment at the VMAs, where
Mobius owner Jason Rudolph used this feature of the UDC software as the DMX bridge interface between a grandMA2 light lighting control console, which controlled the servers, and a Vista Spyder X20, which more

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ACIR Pro Supports Bennett’s 85th Birthday Bash at The Met

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.—Founded in 1883 and now in its 128th season, The Metropolitan Opera is the vibrant home for talented singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, The Met recently hosted the 85th birthday celebration of legendary singer, Tony Bennett. Singing at The Met was not only the singer’s birthday gift to himself, but to the sold-out crowd that flocked to the 3800-seat venue’s Lincoln Center address. Guest artists included Elton John, Aretha Franklin, and Alejandro Sanz.

ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) provided the audio necessary to reinforce the sound at The Met in order to achieve the live sound to which Mr. Bennett has become accustomed. A Yamaha PM5D-EX was the console of choice for long-time Bennett front of house engineer, Tom Young. Young, whose rider preference is a PM5D, said the 5D-EX more

Life in the fast lane with projectiondesign® at xSolutions

See projectiondesign at xSolutions, Stand A6, EXCEL, London, 19-20 October 2011

Visitors to xSolutions trade show are in for a treat when they visit the projectiondesign stand.

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F82 projector

Demonstrated will be the largest ever line-up of projection solutions including the award winning F35 wqxga high-resolution projector, the FR12 Remote Light Source™ projector for command and control and the F82 series featuring 3-chip DLP® technology. All projectors are made for 24/7 operation and come with warranty programmes for up to five years. In addition, projectiondesign will preview the world’s highest resolution 3D single-chip DLP projector, the F35 AS3D.

The dedicated UK based team comprises several recognised industry professionals to support partners and customers with projects and support requirements at every level.

Set to be a crowd puller at xSolutions, a more

SYMETRIX JUPITER JUMPS BACK IN TIME TO THE SET OF “THE GRADUATE”

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LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 2011: The iconic 1967 film The Graduate ends with protagonist Benjamin Braddock (famously played by Dustin Hoffman) interrupting the wedding of his true love by banging on the church window from a loft at its rear and screaming her name, just as she is about to kiss her soon-to-be husband. The two elope, ditching the wedding guests and, we presume, society’s suffocating mores. The scene and a number of subsequent scenes of comedic homage (Bubble Boy, Wayne’s World 2) were shot at La Verne United Methodist in La Verne, California. However, for the parishioners of LVUM, such moments of celebrity are but fun anecdotes, and the real life and work of the church is like any other. And like so many other churches, LVUM was suffering from a terrible audio system (installed shortly after the filming of The Graduate!) and there was no video system more

Extron USB Matrix Boards for SMX System MultiMatrix are Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new USB matrix switcher boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix modular, field-upgradeable matrix switcher. The SMX USB matrix boards are designed to route up to eight Host CPUs to up to four peripheral locations equipped with one or more USB 2.0 devices, such as keyboards and mice, Web cams, personal media players, or portable hard drives. They support data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps and are compatible with USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 specifications. Host and Peripheral Emulation is provided on all ports for reliable, problem-free boot up, even without a tie being made to a connected device. SMX USB matrix switcher boards are ideal for use in the creation of KVM – keyboard, video, mouse matrix applications when combined with available SMX DVI, HDMI, or VGA matrix switching boards. SMX USB matrix boards are available in two I/O sizes: 4×4 and 8×4. more

Blackstar Amplification Presents Encore “Blackstar Blitz? Events at Premier Dealers Throughout U.S.

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— Back by popular demand, “Blitz? events offer prizes, hands-on demos and more —

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is bringing back their special “Blackstar Blitz? events at premier dealers across the United States, in response to requests for additional dates and locations. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear Blackstar’s tube, high-gain British amps and the HT tube-driven pedals in all their glory. From the bone-crushing Series One and hand-wired Artisan Series, to the affordable HT Venue Series and HT-1 and HT-5 practice amps, Blackstar lets players realize “the sound in their head.?

Blackstar product experts will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound – inspired by sounds from USA to the U.K. and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape more

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Dataton unleashes WATCHOUT version 5 at prolight+sound, Shanghai

See Dataton at prolight+sound, Shanghai, Stand W5A22, 11-14 October 2011, New Expo Center, Shanghai, China

Stereoscopic playback, 3D effects, and iPad control shown for first time in Shanghai

Dataton and Audio Visual Technique will be launching the brand new version 5 of WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system at prolight+sound, Shanghai.

Kenneth Cheung of Audio Visual Technique says: “We’re delighted to showcase our technology at prolight+sound and expect it to receive a tremendous reception. WATCHOUT is extremely popular with our partners and, after our success at the Shanghai EXPO, we have supplied it to new installations and special events.?

As well as exhibiting at the show, AVT and Dataton will be hosting seminars throughout the show for partners in China to give them the latest, hands on product information.

Dataton WATCHOUT™ version 5 is already making waves in the international more

Rose Bruford College Takes Higher Learning to New Levels With Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Console

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LONDON, United Kingdom — Students attending Rose Bruford College’s Performance Sound BA (Hons) course will now be able to hone their mixing and recording skills in live theatre, concert and broadcast more easily, thanks to the acquisition of a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console.

The course’s Programme Director Ben Davies, himself an experienced musician, studio and live sound engineer, said his search for an intuitive digital platform to accelerate cross-discipline learning had taken on a new momentum when one of the students contacted Soundcraft directly.

“We were invited to Potters Bar to look at the various Si and Vi digital options—and it was clear the Vi1, with its compact footprint, was the most appropriate console for our needs,? said Davies.

“I believe we should be supporting British manufacturers. Soundcraft has always had a big presence in the colleges I have more

HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT Portable Loudspeakers Line the Winner’s Circle at Racing Events Around the Country

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Announcer Tim Bomba uses JBL EON515XT portable loudspeakers for a variety of marathon and triathlon events around the United States.
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NORTHRIDGE, California – Tim Bomba, an announcer for marathon and triathlon events, has been using HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT portable loudspeakers to announce races across the United States, including The Keybank Vermont City Marathon in Burlington Vermont, and the Beach 2 Battleship Iron Triathlon in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

While larger events (more than 5,000 racers) require hiring a sound company, at smaller races Bomba has used four or more EON515XT loudspeakers at the Starting Lines, and frequently more at the Finish Lines. Each speaker is set up on tripods about seven feet off the ground, allowing the sound to travel over the racer’s heads, a major concern when there are more

MINNEAPOLIS-BASED AVEX INVESTS IN JVC GY-HM790U PROHD CAMCORDER

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Minneapolis-based AVEX, a professional audio video rental and production company, purchased a JVC GY-HM790U ProHD camcorder for its live event and video production divisions.

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“We are getting requests for our camera – not only from our corporate rental clients, but also from other production firms in town,? said David Throldahl, AVEX president. “We have received phenomenal reports back from our clients, our own staff, and other contractors that have a chance to use the camera.?

AVEX chose the JVC camcorder because of its outstanding picture quality and ease of use. In addition to its own staff, the company uses a network of subcontractors for its live event production, so it was important that the camera be easy to operate, even with limited more

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