A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive for March, 2012

Shotoku Enables HD Production Facility For Swiss Radio & Television in Zurich

TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION CENTER SWITZERLAND AG (TPC) ADDS SHOTOKU CAMERA
SUPPORT AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the successful installation of robotic camera support and control systems at the technology and production center switzerland ag (tpc) in Zurich, Switzerland. James Eddershaw, Shotoku Ltd.’s sales director, made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

tpc, a subsidiary of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), is responsible for technology and production of television, radio and multimedia for the public broadcasting entity. The company selected three TG-18 high performance remote pan and tilt heads with multiple, distributed controls and Shotoku’s full Resilient Network Interface (RNI) option for enhanced system resilience. The configuration also incorporates two Ti-11 I-Height elevator pedestals, a pair of advanced TR-8T Touch Screen control systems, plus a TR-8B basic control panel and its companion TR-HP hot panel.

“The Shotoku systems perform very well,” proclaimed Jens Schulz, tpc ‘s project manager. “They integrate seamlessly with our new multi-studio HD facilities, enabling us to provide our clients with a flexible, high-quality production environment.”

“We are very pleased to be working with tpc in their impressive Zurich production facility,” said James Eddershaw. “By selecting multiple control systems from our range, tpc are able to easily adapt the system’s operation to suit specific production requirements and studio configurations.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK.
For further information: www.Shotoku.co.uk

# # #
Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224 650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

NEXO Launches STM Line Array, New Amps, Processing and Dante™ Networking Capabilities

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. in announces the launch of several new products by NEXO France, making their debut today at this year’s ProLight+Sound Expo in Frankfurt. The new products cover all aspects of sound reinforcement, making innovative inroads into line arrays, networking, amplification, and system processing.

The STM Series (Scale Through Modularity) loudspeaker cabinets are the first of its kind on the market. Ideal for touring, festivals, and sound company rental, the new system combines the best of NEXO Alpha functionality with the technical innovation of NEXO GEO waveguide designs, and delivers a powerful, flexible, and easy to use system. Scale Through Modularity (STM) enables line array systems to scale up or down depending on event audience size, from 1,000 to 100,000 people.

“We congratulate our NEXO partners for the innovative STM Series,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “With valuable input from end users, we are confident our customers will find the sound amazing, and the cost-per-box along with ease of rigging an enormous asset when deploying the new line array.”

The NEXO STM system can be configured from four discrete loudspeaker elements: M46 main, B112 bass, S118 subbass, and M28 ‘Omni’ modules. System configurations can comprise arrays of main cabinets only, or main plus bass, or bass plus main plus bass. The ability to add extra bass cabinets to the system in order to increase power and headroom without introducing unwanted phase anomalies makes STM unique, as it is the first vertical array system to offer scalable LF. Deploying the dedicated subbass cabinets, either in the arrays or as ground-stacks, further increases the system’s options. The ‘Omni’ fill speakers complete the coverage pattern, whatever the scale of the system.

The NEXO STM Series main, bass and Omni cabinets are injection-molded for maximum durability and weather-resistance. And, the extremely powerful bass cabinet has a frequency response of 63Hz to 200Hz, overlapping that of the sub and main modules, providing a valuable increase in LF headroom. The sub can achieve a similar SPL output to the NEXO CD18 unit using just one 18” driver. Two subs can be used back-to-back in cardioid mode, or side-by-side in omnidirectional mode.”

The M46 main cabinet’s flat-membrane drivers ensure complete, even, and full-range coverage over the entire 90° horizontal dispersion. HF frequency range remains completely linear using Kepton Polymer diaphragms that enhance tonal response and long throw. The M46 features 4 x 6.5 inch LF/MF drivers, 4 x HF compression drivers, has a 145dB peak SPL, and a frequency response of 85Hz-20kHz. Compact in size, the main cabinet is only 13.8” h x 22.6” w x 28.2” d, weighing in at 121 lbs.

The B112 bass cabinet features a Neodymium high excursion 3000W 12″ bass driver with 4″ voice coil and shares the same dimensions, weight, and gravity center as the M46. The hybrid horn-loaded design maximizes the efficiency of the driver, delivering 6dB more than a standard front-loaded driver in this frequency range. With a 1 x 3000W +/- 3cm excursion 12 inch LF Driver, the bass has a 141dB peak SPL and a frequency response of 63Hz-200Hz. The B112 is 13.8” h x 22.6” w and 28.2” d and weighs 121 lbs.

The S118 subbass cabinet features a Neodymium high excursion 3000W 18″ driver. A bandpass load ensures SPL output equivalent to conventional dual 18″ subbasses. The unit uses a 1 x 18 inch LF Driver, has a 143dB peak SPL and a frequency response of 25Hz-85Hz. The subbass cabinet is 27.6” h x 22.6” w and 28.2” d and weighs 187 lbs. The S118 can be flown in the array or ground-stacked in line and can run in omnidirectional or cardioid sub mode.

The M28 Omni cabinet is used for downfill and provides 120° of horizontal dispersion and 0° to 15° splaying angle between modules. The cabinet features 2 x 8 inch LF Drivers, 4 x 4 inch MF Drivers, 1 x HF Compression Driver, with a 140dB peak SPL and frequency response of 60Hz-20kHz. The Omni cabinet is 9.2” h x 22.6” w and 28.2” d and weighs 84 lbs. It can also be used independently from the M46 or B112.

The STM system has been designed ready for the road. Using a range of dolly and bumper accessories, the system can be prepped in the warehouse, loaded onto dollies for transport, and wheeled right into a venue. All aspects of the STM sound system’s use have been re-engineered, and its PistonRig™ and REDLock™ rigging technology allows for one rigger to fly a 72-cabinet arena system very easily.

The STM cabinets are paired with the NEXO Universal Amp Rack, or NUAR, which contains plug-and-play digital patches, real-time system monitoring and control network functionality in addition to two NXAMP4x4s, which together can power up to 12 STM speakers, in groups of three. The innovative NUAR includes a new dual-voltage version of the NXAMP and works in conjunction with the new Digital Meter Unit (DMU), an intelligent input patch panel providing digital communication with the NXAMP, and the new Digital Patch Unit (DPU), an intelligent output patch panel.

For inclusion in the rack, NEXO is offering a choice of network card solutions. Along with NEXO’s long-established NXES104 EtherSound network control, the company announces the new NXDT104 Dante™ audio plug-in card for the NXAMP enabling NEXO loudspeaker systems to explore the many benefits of a high-performance AVB-ready digital networking solution. The NXDT104 will distribute digital audio plus integrated control data, automatically configuring its network interface and finding other Dante™ devices on the network. The NXDT104 can receive four audio streams (24 bits/48kHz) in Dante™ format, offers a dual port for redundancy and third port for additional remote control, and a direct connection to PC using the ASIO™ format.

In the near future, end users will be able to download from iTunes the first release of NeMo, an App for the iPad and iPhone providing remote control over a NXAMP network from anywhere in the venue.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will show the new NEXO STM System at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. The system is targeted for late summer availability.

For more information on the new product line from NEXO, visit www.yamahaca.com.

-END-

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Cobalt Digital’s Dual-Channel MPEG Encoder Delivers for IMS Productions

Urbana, IL – IMS Productions, the media and technology partner to the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has taken delivery of Cobalt Digital’s new 9223 dual-channel 3G/HD/SD MPEG-4 encoder to transport multiple feeds to various devices for Verizon IndyCar race coverage. The announcement was made by Chris Shaw, senior vp sales and marketing, from Cobalt’s headquarters in Urbana, IL.

The 9223 will send live signals to Verizon’s IndyCar app for mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets, as well as to car cameras and to race officials’ “race control” panel on the day of the race via a live car position track map generated from timing and scoring data and audio scanner feeds.

“Cobalt’s 9223 met all three of our main criteria: ease of use, form factor, and an appealing cost point,” exclaimed Steve Stiles, IMS Productions director, post-production. “The project requires multiple feeds created on the road in a mobile setting which means rack space is at a premium. A scalable card-based solution is ideal for this situation, and the 9223 dual-channel encoder is giving us just what we need.”

The 9223’s openGear® open architecture platform enables IMS scalable incorporation into their infrastructure and easy to use Dashboard setup and control operator interface. Up to ten 9223 cards can be installed into a single 8321 openGear frame for delivery of up to 20 individual or simulcast channels. Offering the latest advances in video compression for excellent video quality at very low bit rates, the 9223 unique encoding designs allow delivery of multiple HD and SD video services simultaneously. The card has both two ASI outputs and two Ethernet outputs, supporting full-duplex 100Mb/s and IGb/s operation. Full user remote and card-edge monitor/control facilitates full card status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network.

IMS Productions supplies a full range of media services from two state-of-the-art HD trucks and a fleet of support vehicles for every major network. “Our customers demand the highest level of quality possible, and that is reflected in the cutting edge technology that we employ,” added Stiles.
# # #
ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Shotoku Broadcast’s New SG900 Manual Pan & Tilt Head Offers Vibration-Free Speed in Sturdy Design

Unit to Debt at NAB 2012

Torrance, CA • Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, will present its new pan and tilt head developed for applications requiring teleprompters at NAB 2012 in Booth C 8528. The Company will also highlight its well-received TP200 pneumatic pedestal and popular SP tripod series.

NEW
SG900 Pan and Tilt Head
Ideal for outside broadcast, studio and portable cameras with teleprompters, the SG900 supports 198 lbs and features smooth operation, single knob balance adjustment, and robust construction in an ergonomic design. The unit incorporates the VISCAM ultimate fluid drag system to control pan and tilt speed without vibration or shake, and REULAUX perfect balance system for maintaining the camera’s center of gravity. The SG900 is suitable for various pedestals including the new TP200 2-stage pneumatic pedestal.

HIGHLIGHTS
TP200 2-Stage Pneumatic Pedestal
Shotoku’s ergonomically designed TP200 2-stage pneumatic pedestal has a maximum payload of over 80kg (177 lbs.) and supports a wide-range of camera configurations. Its perfect balance column and base offer maximum stability and great operational flexibility. One-step foot brake and single-action cable guard enables precise movements and control at all times for fast and easy positioning.

SP Tripod Series
Shotoku’s professional SP tripod series provides easy-to-operate, robust systems that offer smooth and stress-free movement. The economical, streamlined and ergonomically designed models support payloads ranging from 4.4 lbs. (2kg) up to 33lbs. (15kg). The units support professional, ENG, and handheld cameras, and are all lightweight, compact and sturdy and features pan & tilt brake knobs, a bowl clamping knob, and leg locks for firm and quick locking.

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information: www.Shotoku.tv

# # #

Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224650 / info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / Harriet@DesertMoonComm.com

WorldStage and Drive Productions Use 4D Projection Mapping to Deliver HP’s Holiday Surprise to New Yorkers

London-based Drive Productions Ltd. partnered with WorldStage Inc. (the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications) on a 4D projection mapping project for HP’s TouchSmart line that delivered an exciting holiday surprise – tied up with a bow – for New Yorkers.

Creature, HP’s agency in Seattle, tasked Drive with creating a spectacular 4D projection-mapping show” to enchant crowds as it covered the façade of the Maritime Hotel on Ninth Avenue and 16th Street in Manhattan. Drive asked WorldStage to devise a projection configuration to facilitate display of content that would transform the massive building façade into a wrapped holiday package, which opens to reveal a fruit machine that hits the jackpot, a puzzle composed of rotating blocks, a giant handmade Christmas card and Santa’s workshop where elves are busily assembling HP TouchSmart products. The captivating images would span a surface area that was 150 feet wide and 113 feet high.

“The Maritime Hotel façade was relatively easy to work with – it was very flat with no architectural details except for its circular porthole-style windows,” says WorldStage’s Lars Pedersen. “It was also extremely projection-friendly: It’s coated with a white glossy material so it reflects light quite well..”

Drive and WorldStage worked together to positioned six Christie HD18K projectors on each of two six-story apartment house rooftops opposite the hotel in order to create the necessary 2 wide x 3 high array. Alongside each bank of projectors, sharing space on the rooftop, sat the requisite number of United Visual Artists d3 media servers used for mapping and playback purposes. A fiber-based transmission system strung between the two rooftops, connected the geographically disparate systems.

Music and sound design played a key role in the 4D projection mapping. WorldStage’s David Lynd needed to deliver a punchy sound to the listening area without over-amplifying to the residential community. He accomplished this by evenly distributing six Meyer Sound UPJ loudspeakers and four Meyer 700HP subwoofers on tripods around the listening area on the street.

The four-minute main projection mapping show was repeated over a three-hour period to crowds of thrilled New Yorkers. Between shows a three-minute attract loop and countdown ran on the hotel façade. And another holiday surprise materialized, says Pedersen. “In between one of the runs a still slide came up on the hotel façade with the text of a marriage proposal!”

“It’s always a privilege to work with the team at WorldStage under challenging circumstances,” says Christian Sumner, at Drive Productions Ltd. “Their professionalism, experience, transparent approach, overall ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to help at any time were fantastic. It’s a lot of fun to work with them, and I’m looking forward to the next time.”

At WorldStage TJ Donoghue was project manager and crew chief. Raul Herrera was the onsite d3 media server technician and Dennis Alfonzo was the lead projectionist.

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Vaddio and Blue Jeans Network Make Multi-party Video Conferencing Easy and Affordable

Today Vaddio and Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, announced a partnership allowing customers who use Vaddio’s EasyUSB tools and popular soft codecs such as Skype and Cisco Jabber to transform their personal computers into effective, affordable videoconferencing systems, to interconnect these systems into multiparty video conferences using the Blue Jeans service.

Blue Jeans and Vaddio Partnership

Blue Jeans and Vaddio Partnership

For a limited time, Vaddio customers will receive a special 30-day free unlimited trial of Blue Jeans.

Whether consumers are looking to create a simple videoconferencing system or a fully integrated boardroom, Vaddio gives them the tools needed to make your software codecs work in a real enterprise environment.

“When we launched our EasyUSB Tools, we knew that we were going to transform everyone’s expectations about the quality they could achieve from a soft codec,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “so hHaving solved the quality issue, we now next looked at possible solutions that would allow these soft codec systems to interoperate with other videoconferencing systems. Blue Jeans Network, we discovered, hasd this amazing cloud-based service model that not only provides multipoint bridging services, but also allows a soft codec user to be able to connect to any other systems such as Polycom, LifeSize, Tandberg and so on.”

Blue Jeans Network is the leader in interoperable videoconferencing. By offering interoperability between so many popular business and consumer platforms, Blue Jeans Network has solved the interoperability issue plaguing the videoconferencing space and is enabling more people to communicate easily with each other. As a result, they are expanding the reach of video communications beyond corporate boardrooms and across the enterprise to telecommuters, remote workers, travelers, suppliers, partners and customers.

Vaddio’s EasyUSB tools include an HD USB PTZ camera, a USB audio mixer/amplifier, USB Professional quality microphone options – and for control, a web-based control system. For those legacy and traditional AV systems, Vaddio introduces the AV Bridge – your gateway from analog to digital. The AV Bridge lets you connect your existing audio and video equipment into your computer through a USB connection, so if you want to add Skype to an existing room system, the AV Bridge get’s the job done.

Blue Jeans is the leader in interoperable videoconferencing. By offering interoperability between so many popular business and consumer platforms, Blue Jeans is enabling more people to communicate easily with each other. As a result, they are expanding the reach of video communications beyond corporate boardrooms and across the enterprise to telecommuters, remote workers, travelers, suppliers, partners and customers.

Blue Jeans Network and Vaddio have partnered to offer a special 30-day free unlimited trial for up to 25 users. No software download is necessary.

When added to your PC, the combination of EasyUSB tools and the Blue Jeans service creates a complete group AV solution that allows users to engage in any type of collaboration and videoconference activities.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Xantech Control Solutions Are a Sure Bet for Albany OTB Clubhouse Race Book

— Keeping tabs on 249 separate flat-panel displays for ardent horse-race wagerers is a snap, thanks to Xantech WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and Xantech CSPLCD64GW and CWTC10 wired and wireless touchpanels —

CARLSBAD, CA, March 13, 2012 — Albany, New York residents don’t have to go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City for off-track betting action in comfortable surroundings and lots of options. Instead, they can stay right on Central Avenue in the state capitol at the new OTB Clubhouse Race Book, where they can watch live horse racing and other sports on 249 flat-screen panels throughout the OTB super-parlor, a one-of-a-kind flagship facility featuring fine dining and a theater-sized screen, among other amenities. Behind the scenes, keeping the Racing Center running smoothly are technology solutions from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution. The entire AV system, consisting of 249 Sharp 60-inch LCD displays and Sony 55- and 46-inch flat-panel displays, as well as the sound system, is controlled via six Xantech WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controllers and five Xantech CSPLCD64GW 6.4″ Commercial Touchscreen Displays and CWTC10 10.4” Wireless Touch Controllers. The Xantech units and other AV systems components were installed and integrated by Com Tech, Inc.

Chuck Zarriello, President of Com Tech, says the project had tight deadlines and required a control system that was reliable, cost-effective and flexible enough to integrate both the latest flat-screen displays and 20 older models that were taken from the previous OTB location that the new Tele-Plex Racing Center was replacing. “The WIC1200 is a fantastic controller – powerful and intuitive and easy to use,” says Zarriello, “but just as important is that it’s very cost-effective – we could not have gotten this level of control from other manufacturers at this price.” Zariello says that the cost-effectiveness of the Xantech products creates more than cost savings – it creates confidence. For instance, he says, the wireless touchpanels act as a backup for the wired panels, which control global on/off and channel select for any combination of all of the displays. “That creates a fully redundant system that’s incredibly reliable and at an affordable cost,” he explains. “And the WIC1200s are the glue that holds the entire system together.”

Xantech’s Web Intelligent Controller WIC1200 is a stand-alone room controller for Networked/Web-based control featuring 2 IR Ports, 2 Serial Ports, 2 Contact Closure ports, and 2 Digital I/O ports as well as 2 Ethernet ports (one with POE) for TCP/IP telnet control with less intrusion into facility IP networks. On its own, the Web Intelligent Controller is an Event-driven component with two RS232 ports (configurable for RS422 and RS232) and a single IP port. The Event Manager is capable of Timed Events, Calendar Events, Telnet and Serial Events as well a full FTP site, Web Server and Email Server. The Xantech SPLCD64GW 6.4″ Smartpad LCD graphic touchpanels and CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touch-panel controllers give users the convenience and simplicity of a touchpanel controller in a self-contained unit that is easy to install, easy to program, and, perhaps best of all, easy to afford. Its 640 x 480 resolution with 64K color provides outstanding graphics and clarity.

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Pro Control Now Shipping Pro Line of Robust Handheld Controllers and Central Processors

Sleek Pro24.r and Pro24.z Touch-Screen Controllers and Feature-Rich ProLink.r and ProLink.z Processors Deliver Uncompromising Performance and Exceptional Value more

Auralex Introduces SonoLite Bass Traps to European Market at Musikmesse 2012

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


FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, unveils its new SonoLite™ Bass Trap to the European market at Muskimesse 2012 (Hall 5.1, Stand D43).

Auralex’s new SonoLite Bass Trap is a 3″ thick, 2′ x 2′ fabric-wrapped Studiofoam®Pro 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

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: New Products, Tradeshow News |

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Announces Extensions to Digital Console Networking Backbone with AVB, Dante™ and BLU link Options

FRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s Soundcraft is extending its range of digital audio transport option cards for its Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series digital consoles with all options expected to start shipping this year.

HARMAN is one of the pioneers of AVB IEEE 802.1 and an active AVnu Alliance member, and with the standards now ratified work has commenced to make AVB audio networking available on the Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles.

Plans are also in place for Dante network cards compatible with Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles, following an agreement reached between Soundcraft and Audinate.

“This agreement is a reflection of HARMAN’s responsiveness to its customers who want Dante networking,” added Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO.

To further enhance integration between HARMAN’s other Professional audio brands, option cards are also in development to provide a simple on and off ramp between Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles and the BSS Soundweb London digital audio bus system BLU link. The BSS digital audio bus is integrated with the majority of BSS Soundweb London series products and with the PIP-BLU is available for a number of Crown amplifiers.

Existing expansion cards already available for Soundcraft digital consoles or stage boxes include Cirrus Logic, CobraNet(r), MADI, Aviom(r) A-Net, AES, Digigram Ethersound(r), Riedel Communications RockNet(r), Alesis ADAT, SD/HD SDI and Dolby(r) E.

Soundcraft Product Manager Richard Ayres added, “Connectivity is an important part of everyone in pro audio’s future; new products must integrate with legacy systems and infrastructure whilst existing products must adapt to emerging technologies. With these announcements we are making it clear that by investing in a Soundcraft console you are assured it will remain future-proof and core to an integrated system.”

About Audinate

Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance(tm). Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company.

Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

March 2012
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication