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ZION SCHOOL IN INDONESIA BENEFITS FROM THE EASE OF SIMPLICITY OF SYMETRIX JUPITER 8

MAKASSAR, SOUTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA – JANUARY 2012: Zion School recently completed construction of a brand new building in Makassar, South Sulawesi in Indonesia. The school serves over seven-hundred students from kindergarten through high school and uses state-of-the-art technology to connect with students and to prepare them for an increasingly technological world. An excellent case in point is the school’s 750-seat multipurpose auditorium. The auditorium will be used for seminars, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and performances. Symetrix distributor PT Gracia Auvindo supplied an adept, but cost-effective Symetrix Jupiter 8 to handle all of the audio processing in the auditorium. Local dealer JK Sound in turn furnished the unit to the school, and both companies helped install it

“The processing power of the Symetrix Jupiter is substantial, yet it’s easy to set up and very affordable,” said Hendra Halim, technical manager with PT Gracia Auvindo. “At the Zion School auditorium, just one Jupiter 8 handles everything.” Coda Audio full-range loudspeakers and subwoofers powered by beefy Camco amplifiers give the students at Zion School performance-inspiring fidelity and impact. Full stereo separation heightens the excitement.

The school uses one of the Jupiter’s many apps, which creates a sound processing and mixing tool that is specific to the needs of the auditorium. “The app gives us feedback fighters, parametric equalization, and full loudspeaker management processing, among other modules,” said Halim. “Everything – from the output of the mixer to the monitors to the mains – is handled by the Jupiter 8. The speaker manager provides the crossover between the full-range boxes and the subwoofer. Moreover, the Jupiter 8 sounds fantastic, and the school doesn’t have to worry about feedback or unintelligible audio.”

In addition to the Jupiter 8, a Symetrix Zone Mix 760 handles school-wide paging and background music. Six zones comprise the school, and three strategically-located paging stations provide input. At each station, a wall-mounted Symetrix ARC-XLR push-button XLR input with an attached microphone allows for easy paging. The ARC-XLR’s four selector buttons combine with an ARC-SW4′s four selector buttons to direct pages to any or all of the building’s zones. Setting up the Zone Mix 760 to automatically duck background music for pages proved straightforward. QSC ceiling speakers and amplifiers complete the school-wide paging system.

“We’re very excited about Symetrix’ Jupiter, Integrator, and Solus families of processors,” said Halim. “They provide a comprehensive and well thought out collection of solutions to every audio installation challenge. The products are functional, reliable, and great sounding. The installation at Zion School went smoothly for us. It took just over a day to get everything in place and tuned to perfection. After a brief training, the staff at the school is totally comfortable operating it.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX
Sound professionals rely upon the performance, value and reliability of audio mixing, routing and processing products from Symetrix. For more information on Symetrix professional audio products, please visit www.symetrix.co or call +1 (425) 778-7728.

API VISION CONSOLE INSTALLED AT WISSELOORD

HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS – JANUARY 2012: Famed Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands is slated to reopen later this year, anchored by the best in all-discrete, analog technology: an API Vision. From left: Radovan Maricic, Bowie Hall, Rob Sannen (Wisseloord Studios operational manager), Ronald Prent (Wisseloord Studios creative director), Richard Josephs, Thanh Diep, and Dirk de Roy (Wisseloord Studios service tech) stand behind Wisseloord’s new 64-channel Vision console, which the API team recently installed in the facility’s main recording studio. The Vision’s forward-thinking topology will allow Wisseloord clients to mix in stereo and surround simultaneously using a transparent bus architecture and a streamlined workflow. The all-discrete API Vision will be joined by an impressive collection of analog and digital gear from industry-leading manufacturers.

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

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FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES POSTS NEW VIDEO TESTIMONIAL FEATURING CROSSCREEK TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS

Wayne, N.J. – In its 28-year history providing mobile video production services for some of the most challenging live sports and entertainment events, Crosscreek Television Productions—a mobile video service provider based in Alabaster, AL—has only used FUJINON lenses on its state-of-the-art trucks.

In a new three-minute video testimonial entitled “Crosscreek Productions Equips New High-Def Truck with FUJINON Lenses”—recently posted on Facebook, YouTube, and the corporate blog by FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division—Crosscreek’s National Sales Director Spruce McRee explains why his company has always entrusted its demanding mobile video business to FUJINON lenses:

“We’ve used many different FUJINON lenses on our trucks and really put them through the paces. We’ve found them to be extremely reliable, weatherproof, and easy to maintain,” McRee said. “In one of the most challenging events we do—National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing on ESPN—FUJINON lenses are subjected to punishing conditions, such as extreme temperatures, car exhaust, and burning rubber. If they can stand up to these conditions, they can hold up to just about anything.”

Crosscreek Television Productions, which is the exclusive mobile unit provider for NHRA racing on ESPN, also provides trucks to other sporting events on ESPN as well as Fox Sports, The Spike Channel, and The Speed Channel. Crosscreek’s HD expando truck fleet currently includes: Voyager 9, Voyager 8, and the newest addition, Voyager 10. The trucks carry a variety of FUJINON lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto, including the large HA88x and HA101x box-type field lenses that sports networks depend on to capture sports action from a distance.

The video also features opening and closing remarks by Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. He states, “Crosscreek Productions has a well-deserved reputation for shooting and producing high-quality features, such as Major League Baseball, college sports, and live musical performances, for major television networks. For two decades, we’ve been extremely pleased to serve Crosscreek in all their production endeavors, and will continue to provide them with the best quality optics, reliability, and customer service.”

The new Crosscreek video is part of a broader social media initiative introduced in March 2011 as a means to better inform the market about the unique benefits and features offered by FUJINON lenses. A newly posted video about the importance of high-quality lenses for optimal 3D production is also running on the company’s You Tube channel, Facebook page, and corporate blog.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/index.html

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Revolabs Announces Online Training Courses

Revolabs Academy to Offer Range of Product-Focused Courses for Customers and Partners

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 16, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced the launch of Revolabs Academy, a series of online training seminars designed to arm customers and distribution partners with in-depth knowledge of the company’s family of wireless audio systems for unified communications. more

Panamax/Furman Signs Joe Manning of International Sales as Manufacturer’s Representative for Asia-Pacific Region

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2012 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company has named Joe Manning of International Sales as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the agreement, Manning will help Panamax/Furman expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market by establishing distribution networks and managing sustained growth for the company’s consumer and Pro A/V lines of power and energy management solutions. more

TNDV: Television Gives New ‘Inspiration’ to Road-Tested Mobile Production Truck

NASHVILLE, January 17, 2012 TNDV: Television, offering mobile production services for broadcast, entertainment, worship and other live events, has given its first truck a new lease on life — from an interior HD makeover to a shiny new exterior.

Nic Dugger, president of TNDV, purchased “Old Blue,” the production truck he cut his teeth on from his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The four-time Emmy winner had the body refinished, updated the interior and added it to the truck cab that has been on the road since the company launched seven years ago.

“MTSU was the catalyst for my career,” said Dugger, who worked on the truck as both a student and a faculty member. “It gave me tremendous opportunities, and rather than say goodbye to an old friend it presented a perfect opportunity to upgrade.”

Dugger and his team rechristened the truck as “Inspiration” and installed a new complement of HDTV production gear, including a Blackmagic Design router, a Ross Vision 2 production switcher, Aja KiPro video recorders, Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras, a Yamaha DM2000 audio mixer, Tascam X-48 audio workstations, an RTS Cronus intercom system, and brand new Clark cabling and wiring. Gerling and Associates renovated the existing truck shell.

Inspiration joins “Aspiration,” the company’s recently-launched 12-camera SD/HD/3D truck, as TNDV’s broadcast and production presence grows. Both trucks now cross the United States, producing at least two live events a week for broadcast and cable networks, venues, worship organizations, corporations and other customers. The Red Carpet Show for “Soul Train Awards 2011” was the first Inspiration project, with a large number of recent and upcoming Nashville-based awards shows following.

TNDV estimates that its current workload is approximately 60-percent broadcast television and 40-percent corporate, worship and live entertainment. The company offers a full complement of mobile flypacks that are customized to fit the needs of the client in addition to mobile production services from its two trucks.

TNDV also provides media production and secondary services including single-camera productions, digital non-linear editing and post-production, DVD authoring, AV-related event services, web video implementation and voiceover production.

ABOUT TNDV: Television
Formed in 2004, TNDV: Television represents the culmination of many years of broadcast and live production for Nic Dugger, owner and president; and his talented crew of freelancers throughout the country. TNDV is capable of producing events from small single-camera productions all the way up to multi-million dollar international TV events, and takes pride in building custom solutions for challenging productions of any size, in any situation. TNDV has recently provided production services for clients including BET, CMT, SPEED, and PBS. Recent and upcoming projects include “Celtic Women:Live”, PassTime on SPEED, and the American Music Awards. Call 615-585-6528 or visit www.tndv.com for more information.

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Vatican Television Center Chooses Clear-Com Eclipse and Tempest2400 for HD OB Van

Staff Coordinates Coverage of Pope’s Daily Activities and Events in Vatican City Using Clear-Com Intercoms

ROME, ITALY, 17 JANUARY 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that Vatican Television Center, known in Italy as Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV), the official broadcaster of Vatican City, has selected Eclipse-Median digital matrix and Tempest2400 digital wireless intercoms to help cover the official activities of Pope Benedict XVI as well as the ongoing religious events and services held at the Vatican. The extensive communication capabilities offered by the four connected Eclipse-Median, six I-Series intercom panels, two Tempest BaseStations and four Tempest BeltStations assure that CTV broadcasts have fast access to reliable, high-quality communications.

Since 1983, CTV, headquartered in Via del Pellegrino in Vatican City, has broadcast the Pope’s pastoral ministry and other activities of the Holy See. Each year, they cover about 200 events from inside the Vatican as well as during the Pope’s travels in Italy and abroad. The network’s footage is picked up via satellite by broadcasters, news agencies and editing facilities around the world. CTV has no production studios, as a majority of the broadcaster’s work is ENG. The new OB van, which has full HD capability, has become the central hub for critical operations at the network. Its four operating areas include the audio room, equipment room, primary and secondary production control with VTR and camera control.

“The combination of the Eclipse digital matrix with V-Series panels and Tempest2400 gives CTV a tremendous amount of communications flexibility, making it much less stressful to manage the broadcasting of the Pope’s ministry,” says Karlie Miles, Director of EMEA Sales, Clear-Com. “Our system has certainly proven to function flawlessly during critical situations. The signal transmitted from the Tempest2400 wireless intercom system easily penetrates the thick walls of the church and can travel far distances to the van. We are thrilled that CTV has entrusted Clear-Com to help deliver the Pontiff’s and Vatican’s message to worshippers around the world.”

The 112-port Eclipse-Medians, which interface with the I-Series intercom panels, provide the CTV team with fast audio routing, many communication paths and sophisticated features for ample flexibility and exhaustive functionality. Operating in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, the Tempest2400 utilizes patented Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum radio technology, which withstands frequency interference and maintains high quality audio for reliable communications. The two- or four-channel version Tempest2400 enables the employees in the CTV OB van to effectively coordinate between the OB’s production area and camera operators. Clear-Com improves the broadcasting experience of CTV by driving efficient collaboration with the robust Eclipse-Median and high performing Tempest2400 wireless system.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is the global market leader in critical voice communications systems for professional productions. Since 1968, Clear-Com developed and marketed a comprehensive range of analog, digital and IP-based wired and wireless intercom technologies for party-line and point-to-point communications. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communication solutions. More information about Clear-Com can be found at www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)
A privately held company founded in 1971, HME has continued to be a leading provider of innovative technology focused on enhancing productivity and customer service for multiple markets including pro audio, sports, and restaurants. HME developed the first wireless intercom system for pro audio and continues to introduce exciting, cutting-edge wireless intercoms that enhance communications, increase productivity and facilitate creativity for virtually any application. HME’s comprehensive line of wireless intercoms – including the award winning PRO850 UHF and DX Series Digital Intercoms – are designed with the user in mind. In addition to pioneering the first wireless intercom for the pro audio industry, HME was the first to develop the wireless headset system for the drive-thru quick service restaurant market. More information can be found at www.hme.com.

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Extron Now Shipping Newly-Designed 7-inch Configurable TouchLink Touchpanels

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of three, newly designed 7-inch touchpanels. The TLP 710MV, TLP 710TV, and TLP 710CV are fully configurable, 7-inch touchpanels featuring contemporary designs that complement the aesthetics of any environment. Each TLP 710 Series touchpanel has an 800×480 resolution touchscreen and incorporates PoE – Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need for a local power supply. For enhanced AV connectivity, each model also has a built-in MTP – Twisted Pair receiver, which accepts either S-video or composite video signals over standard CAT 5 cable. This provides integration flexibility and aids in cable management by minimizing the number of connections at the touchpanel. The TLP 710MV mounts on a wall, lectern, or other flat surface, while The TLP 710TV is designed to sit on a tabletop or install on a VESA mount. The TLP 710CV is the industry’s first flip-up 7-inch touchpanel and can be mounted into a tabletop, lectern, or other flat surface. All of these touchpanels are ideal for control environments requiring a 7-inch control surface within an elegant touchpanel design.

“The TLP 710 Series has the same sophisticated look and features as our larger TLP 1000 Series touchpanels, but in a slightly smaller package,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “These are perfect for control environments requiring a compact touchpanel with flexible connectivity and a full complement of control features.”

GUI Configurator software makes touchpanel configuration easy, without the need for additional graphics programs. This software offers ready-to-use templates for single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. These designs may be used as is, or customized for the application by simply changing individual graphic elements.

The TLP 710 Series works in conjunction with any Extron IP Link® control processor, such as the Extron IPCP 505 Control Processor. They are designed for use in AV system applications that require complete, interactive control of conferencing systems, displays, switchers, and source devices. The touchpanels and IP Link control processors communicate using a standard Ethernet network, allowing utilization of existing infrastructure.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com/tlp710series for more information.

Auralex Introduces SonoLite Bass Traps at the 2012 NAMM Show

SonoLite Bass Trap Absorbers Offer a Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Install Low-Frequency Sound Solution

ANAHEIM, CA — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, unveils its new SonoLite Bass Trap at the 2012 NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6798).

Auralex’s new SonoLite Bass Trap is a 3″ thick, 2′ x 2′ fabric-wrapped StudiofoamPro core absorption panel. SonoLite Bass Traps are the perfect solution for low-frequency sound control. The core of each panel is made of Auralex’s StudiofoamPro acoustical foam; the panel is then covered in a velour fabric to add a stylish appeal to accent the decor of any room. more

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Christie “Solutions That Rock” Road Show Lands In Orange County, California, January 18-19

Christie today announced that Solutions that Rock, a free event introducing several of its new display solutions to organizations involved with professional AV rental staging, fixed installs and corporate AV environments, stops at Sound Matrix Studios in Orange County, California, January 18 – 19. more

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