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Cinemas Guzzo Choose Christie for Digital Cinema Projectors

Les Cinémas Guzzo (“Guzzo”), one of Canada’s leading independent chains and the largest privately owned cinema chain in Quebec, is going 100 percent digital with its recent purchase of projectors, support and services from Christie®. The contract includes the Christie CP2000ZX, Christie CP2000-SB, Christie CP2210, Christie CP2200, and Christie CP2300 projectors. It also includes the upgrading of 27 screens to the Christie CP4220 and Christie CP4230 4K projectors.

With installation managed in-house – supported by Christie – the conversion of all 142 Guzzo screens is planned for completion by April 2012.

“In addition to the terrific image quality offered by digital projection, the conversion will give us more flexibility in the types of presentation we can offer, such as 3D and 2D, and more personalized pre-show and alternative content,” says Vincenzo Guzzo, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Cinémas Guzzo. “It will also help us decrease booth labor cost.

“With Christie, we get first-class service and great after-sale support. It’s also a bonus that their manufacturing is centered in Canada, since that means few border-crossing issues. We’ve been with Christie from our first installs in 2008, so we know they’re the most reliable choice for this project.”

Dave Muscat, senior director of sales, Christie Canada, said, “Christie is honored to help Cinémas Guzzo make this pivotal transition to digital, with best-in-class product and flexible, customized service. Christie is committed to meeting the needs of all exhibitors, including independents. We have earned more than 85 percent of Canada’s digital cinema exhibition market through our commitment to long-term partnership with our customers.”

Services as Well as Projectors Included
Guzzo has committed to working with Christie Managed Services in support of sourcing, integrating and validating hardware that enables Managed Services to remotely monitor and manage Guzzo’s digital cinema projection environments. Included with the hardware will be Library Management Servers that hold the feature films, advertisements, trailers and other digital content for playing on multiple screens.

In addition, Cinémas Guzzo will use Christie ACT™, a theater automation controller to automate presentations in some of its theaters. Christie ACT translates cues from connected devices to control most theater equipment including lighting, curtains, sound, masking and projectors. Christie ACT is accessible on any networked computer, laptop or handheld device using any web browser.

IAVI ANNOUNCES DIRECT DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH TRIPP-LITE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IAVI ANNOUNCES DIRECT DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH
TRIPP-LITE

Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 16, 2011 IAVI, a leading commercial Pro-AV Distributor is proud to announce a new distribution partnership with Tripp-Lite, effective October, 2011. Established in 1997, IAVI has continually grown over the years while joining hands with world-leading manufactures, like Tripp-Lite. It is our utmost priority to maintain a strong relationship with all of our professional integrators by continually providing them outstanding service, advanced products, and competitive pricing.

Tripp-Lite, a world-leading manufacturer that has remained strong for over 85 years, is recognized for its power protection equipment and thousands of other products, from network-grade UPS systems to cables for every application. Tripp-Lite’s latest UPS system innovations consists of LCD display digital models, “hot-swap” modular models that offer 100% accessibility, and 3-phase models in space-saving cabinets.

IAVI and Tripp-Lite look forward to working together and staying focused on what is best for our consumer’s and their needs. In addition to this, we plan on committing ourselves to maintaining a consistent and beneficial relationship for many years to come.

For more information, please visit www.iavi.com or call (888) 999-6564.

About IAVI
With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IAVI employs a devoted team of Display Technology Specialists focused on the Pro AV marketplace. To discover what solutions IAVI can offer you and to find out how IAVI can help build your business and improve your competitive advantage contact IAVI toll free at 888-999-6564 or sales@iavi.com. IAVI is available Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm EST.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 85 years. Tripp Lite’s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s most trusted premium surge suppressor—the Isobar®—with more than 18 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 3,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems and cooling solutions, PDUs, PowerAlert software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, notebook accessories and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website: www.tripplite.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Bill Woodard
VP Purchasing
Phone: +1 (954) 315-3340
billw@iavi.com

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L-ACOUSTICS KARAi Makes Waves In New Cruise Ship Installation

HAMBURG, Germany — An L-ACOUSTICS KARAi modular WST line source system for permanent installation has been installed into the 881-seat Celebrity Theatre of the Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship.

The system consists of six KARAi cabinets and four SB28 subs in cardioid mode per side, with three 8XT coaxials as front fill. “There were a few reasons why we chose an L-ACOUSTICS system,” says Ingo Rippe from German systems integrator Protones, which also owns a KARA system for rental. “The first reason was the performance of the KARAi and SB28. more

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IAVI ANNOUNCES HITACHI RESELLER WEBINAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IAVI ANNOUNCES HITACHI RESELLER WEBINAR

Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 16, 2011 – IAVI, a leading commercial Pro-AV Distributor is proud to announce the upcoming Hitachi Webinar that will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 2 p.m. EST. During this exclusive oration, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Hitachi’s current line-up, rewards and registration programs, present and future promotions, and so much more. In addition to this, you will gain a special insight on information based on a number of benefits when purchasing Hitachi projectors from IAVI.

These topics include:
• An in-depth look at Hitachi’s current projector line-up and innovative selection.
• A thorough review of Hitachi’s rewards and latest upcoming promotions.
• How to protect your company’s projects and gross margin with Hitachi.
• The power, potential, and benefits of purchasing Hitachi from IAVI.

Moreover, Hitachi will provide the first five (5) people who register and attend the webinar with a $25 gift card, in addition to automatically entering each attendee in a drawing to win an iPad 2. Register now before it’s too late! Contact an IAVI sales rep today to save more through our special Hitachi offers and 1st Time Buyer Program.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your webinar seat now!

For more information, please visit www.iavi.com or call (888) 999-6564.

ABOUT IAVI
With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IAVI employs a devoted team of Display Technology Specialists focused on the Pro AV marketplace. To discover what solutions IAVI can offer you and to find out how IAVI can help build your business and improve your competitive advantage contact IAVI toll free at 888-999-6564 or moc.ivai@selas. IAVI is available Monday through Friday, 8am -8pm EST

ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Bill Woodard
VP Purchasing
Phone: +1 (954) 315-3340
billw@iavi.com

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Digital Rapids Joins Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program to Enable Superior Digital Media Experiences

November 16, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the company has joined Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program. Akamai has expanded its partner program to encompass the digital media ecosystem through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program, with Digital Rapids joining as one of the new expansion’s inaugural members.

“We’ve worked closely with Akamai on projects from live streaming of high-profile events to large-scale, multi-screen initiatives for some of the world’s largest media and entertainment enterprises, and we’re pleased to be further strengthening our relationship through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our success with Akamai as our customers tackle new opportunities and new challenges in the rapidly expanding media landscape.” more

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH IRON MOUNTAIN

Iron Mountain’s Entertainment Services Will Provide Expertise on Issues Related to Preserving Music and Protecting Musical Intellectual Property for the Recording Industry

SANTA MONICA, CA, November 15, 2011 — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has entered into a partnership with Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) Entertainment Services, it was recently announced. As an official P&E Wing partner, Iron Mountain will provide title sponsorship of regional Recording Academy Chapter professional development events and will serve as a sustaining member of the P&E Wing Manufacturer’s Council, a diverse array of audio-related companies that function as a creative think-tank to address industry issues, including technical best practices, new technology development, preservation of recording assets and creative rights.
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VOX Amplification Presents “VOX Tone Test” Events

— Free VOX limited-edition T-shirt for testing VOX amps at weekend events —

MELVILLE, NY, November 14, 2011 — VOX Amplification is holding a series of “VOX Tone Test” events at participating dealers in November. Customers who come to an event and try a VOX amp will receive a free VOX limited-edition T-shirt – while supplies last! No purchase is required.
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HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Si Compact 16 Helps Diana Robson Find Big Sound in Small Venues

CORVALLIS, Oregon — Diana Robson of Eugene, Oregon-based Robson Sound LLC, specializes in providing high-quality audio for a variety of intimate settings, and uses HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Si Compact 16 to meet the needs of her clients. Robson, who added the console after a great experience with a Soundcraft Vi6™, has created a strong business working with small venues throughout Oregon, including the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis that featured a recent performance by the Ferintosh Trio.
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Japan’s Sony PCL, Inc. Makes the Move to DaVinci Resolve

Milpitas, CA – November 16, 2011 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Sony PCL, Inc., one of Japan’s top video production companies, has installed multiple DaVinci Resolve nonlinear color correction systems.

Sony PCL, founded in 1951, is one of largest total video production companies in Japan. Sony PCL handles the planning, production and post production of visual contents, and authoring and packaging to DVD or Blu-Ray, for some of the largest films, commercials and music videos in Japan. The company also provides planning, promotion and digital content creation for a variety of live events. Sony PCL chose DaVinci Resolve to support its complete portfolio of services, many of which now include 3D and 4K imagery.
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Blackmagic Design adds Avid DNxHD Recording and Playback to HyperDeck Studio

Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Software Update 2.0, a new software update for it’s popular HyperDeck Studio that adds broadcast quality compressed 10 bit recording and playback to the Avid® DNxHD® format.

DNxHD is a broadcast industry standard for media files and adding native support for this compressed video format into HyperDeck Studio will allow dramatically longer recoding times, lower media storage costs, and full file format compatibility with Avid Media Composer® systems. All media is recorded in MXF format, so it’s immediately available in Media Composer without any time consuming file copying or import processing.
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