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A.C.T Lighting’s Bill Groener Runs for Re-election as Vice Chair for PLASA in North America

Bill Groener

Bill Groener

A.C.T Lighting, a leading importer and distributor of lighting products, is pleased to announce that Bill Groener (Vice President of Business Development) is running for election to the post of Vice Chair of PLASA’s North American Regional Board. In accordance with the PLASA by-laws, the Vice Chair also serves as one of nine members of the Governing Body.

December 31, 2010 marked the completion of Groener’s second three-year term as President of ESTA (2005-2010) and the beginning of his statutory role as ‘Immediate Past President’ which includes serving as the Chair of the Ethics Committee. Following the untimely death of David Taylor last January, Groener was asked by Chair Eddie Raymond to complete Taylor’s term of office as Vice Chair, which ends on December 31, 2011. Out of respect for David (his more

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projectiondesign® scoops double AV Awards

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Industry recognizes projectiondesign as the Manufacturer of the Year and F35 wqxga projector wins Projection or Display Product of the Year

Against fierce competition and decided by a judging panel comprising the communications technology industry’s elite, Norway’s projectiondesign won Manufacturer of the Year and Projection or Display Product of the Year for their F35 wqxga projector.

Matthew Horwood, Regional Director, UK & Ireland takes home an AV Award for Manufacturer of the Year 2011

Matthew Horwood, Regional Director, UK & Ireland takes home an AV Award for Manufacturer of the Year 2011

The prestigious AV Awards ceremony was held in front of 800 of the industry’s guests at a ceremony on Friday, 30 September 2011 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.

“Receiving these awards firmly more

Haivision’s KulaByte and HyperStream Named Best of IBC2011 by TVBEurope and the IBC Daily

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Oct. 3, 2011 — Haivision Network Video today announced that its KulaByte live Internet encoder and HyperStream live cloud transcoder were chosen by the editors of TVBEurope and IBC Daily for a “Best of IBC2011″ award. The award program recognizes the best new product innovations on display at IBC2011 in Amsterdam. KulaByte and HyperStream were winners in the Production + Infrastructure category. more

FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES POSTS NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL ON LENS CLEANING AS PART OF LARGER SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVE

Wayne, N.J. – Whether camera operators are seasoned pros or weekend videographers, they risk losing valuable shots or footage due to specks of dust or dirt on their lenses. While the urge is strong to wipe the lens surface with your T-shirt, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division recently posted a video tutorial on “How to Clean A Lens? on its YouTube channel, Facebook page, and corporate blog.

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The three-minute video, the first installment of a multi-part video series on “Lens Care Maintenance,? features Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Supported by on-screen graphics and illustrations, Calabro describes proper lens cleaning techniques including:
– Using a chemical-free, anti-static microfiber cloth
– Using an air gun and lens brush to wipe off loose dust
– Do not pour more

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Community R-Series Powers New Moravian College Sports Complex

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Moravian College Sports Complex

Bethlehem, PA – The athletes at Eastern Pennsylvania’s Moravian College returned to school this September to find their familiar Steel Field complex radically transformed. The $2.6 million renovation project created a new state-of-the art sports facility, including an expanded and resurfaced Timothy Breidegam Track, a new playing surface on Rocco Calvo Field, renewed bleachers, a new scoreboard, and a brand new high output full-range, horn-laded R-Series loudspeaker system by Community Professional Loudspeakers.

Pat Conneen of AVSG/HiFi House Group, audio designer and installer for the project, explains that the college had some very specific requirements for their new audio system. “They needed a solution that could be easily configured for a wide range of activities, from football games to track meets and special ceremonies,? he says. “It also had to enable Moravian’s audio engineers to control and direct the sound to prevent it from carrying into homes in the surrounding more

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Clear-Com Promotes Simon Browne to Director of Product Management

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 3, 2011 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Simon Browne to Director of Worldwide Product Management. Browne will oversee the product analysis, planning and lifecycle management activities for all of Clear-Com, while further developing the company’s strong portfolio of intercom products in order to meet the ever-expanding needs of the voice communication market. more

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Azzurro HD Acquires T-VIPS Gateways to Transport Real Time Video Over IP for Marist College

Millburn, New Jersey – T-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital terrestrial television, today announced that Azzurro HD, a New York-based provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ TVG430 HD JPEG2000 Video Gateways to facilitate real-time HD-SDI video contribution over an IP network between Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY and Azzurro HD in NYC

Azzurro HD was hired by Marist College to establish a high-performance video over IP connection to send HD video signals in real time between its New York “The Hub? facility and Marist’s on-campus television studio.

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The photo shows the Azzurro HD TOC (Technical Operations Center) located at 32 Avenue of The Americas in New York City. Azzurro HD, a provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ more

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Middle Atlantic Introduces Industry’s First Hardwired Rackmount UPS System

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Fairfield, NJ –– Middle Atlantic Products announced the addition of a hardwired rackmount UPS to its family of UPS systems that provides a code-compliant, cost-effective solution for seamlessly distributing battery backup power both inside and outside the rack. The first of its kind to offer hardwired input and output connections, this new UPS minimizes the chance of inadvertent or malicious disconnection making it ideal for critical applications subject to high security, those utilizing point-of-service devices like cash registers, or any environment where uptime is critical.

The new hardwired UPS also provides a code compliant solution for extending UPS backed power outside the rack, and allows an installer to securely terminate remote hardwired branch circuits directly to the UPS without requiring a transition box, saving time and money on the purchase and installation of extra materials. This feature is ideal when maintaining power to remote projectors, protecting the device and more

BP Marketing Group, LLC Named New Representative Firm for Listen Technologies

Steve Garber

Steve Garber, President BP Marketing Group, LLC

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of BP Marketing Group, LLC as the company’s representative for Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

BP Marketing will be working Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation applications.

BP Marketing is a progressive firm that represents manufacturers for video, streaming, document cameras, projectors, product mounts, and digital signage. Steve Garber, President of BP Marketing was one of two winners of the 2009 InfoComm Young AV Award and has successfully expanded his business throughout 18 states in the US. BP Marketing is headquartered in Savage, MN. Stephanie Hunter, Regional Sales Manager for BP will be Listen’s key sales person for the more

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Gepco® International Announces Partnership with Pro Tech Marketing

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 3, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable are pleased to announce the appointment of Pro Tech Marketing to promote Gepco® Brand products in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and West Texas. Already a representative for Shure, QSC and Middle Atlantic Products among others, the Gepco Brand will add to Pro Tech Marketing’s already extensive line card.

“We are happy to be partnering with Gepco and General Cable,” said Richard Hansen, CEO of Pro Tech Marketing. “Adding the Gepco® Brand and SheerWire™ line helps with our goal of providing the total package with the highest quality products for our A/V integrators.?
“Pro Tech Marketing is a proven organization with a phenomenal reputation in the markets they serve,? said Brian Lamar, Director of Sales for SheerWire™ by Gepco® Products, General Cable. “We are extremely pleased by this new partnership and are confident our customers more

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