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Gearhouse Invests in More L-ACOUSTICS Stock

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s largest rental company, Gearhouse South Africa, has recently reinvested in more L-ACOUSTICS components to complete its existing inventory of KUDO, V-DOSC, dV-DOSC and ARCS. The new equipment comprises of 48 KARA, 12 ARCSII and 12 KUDO line source cabinets, eight SB28 and 24 SB18 subwoofers, and 22 LA-RAK touring racks installed with LA8 amplified controllers.

South Africa is increasingly becoming a regular fixture on the international touring circuit. Combined with an increase in the domestic market, Gearhouse felt the extra investment in L-ACOUSTICS was necessary to service the largest of these events. The company also wanted to update its amplifier platform with the LA-RAK and LA8 platform. more

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Blackmagic Design To Host LA Blackmagic Roadshow on May 16th

Blackmagic Design To Host LA Blackmagic Roadshow on May 16th

Fremont, CA – April 27, 2012 – Blackmagic Design will host the Blackmagic Roadshow in Los Angeles on May 16th. The event will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and will include Blackmagic Design’s complete range of products for broadcast, post production and live events, as well as presentations by Blackmagic Design partners and renowned editors and color artists, as well as a keynote presentation by DigitalFilm Tree’s CEO, Ramy Katrib.

The event, which is free to attend, will include hands on demonstrations and theater presentations of Blackmagic Design’s products, as well as the first demonstrations in California of the new products announced at NAB 2012, including the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, DaVinci Resolve 9.0, Teranex 2D and 3D Processors, HyperDeck Studio Pro, UltraStudio Express, Universal Videohub Editing Interface and Battery Converters.

As part of the event, Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree will discuss new workflows and tools used at his LA based post production house. In addition, he will discuss the DaVinci Resolve workflow used by DigitalFilm Tree on the nationally acclaimed television show NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as new studio projects being completed with Teranex standards converter processors.

Theater presentations and hands on demonstrations will also be offered by Blackmagic Design partners Avid, Adobe, PNY Technology, Magma and Promise Technology.

Event Details:
Where: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, Academy Ballroom 2 & 3, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank
When: May 16th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
To attend the event, please visit http://invite.blackmagic-design.com/event2012/.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.

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Kramer’s First “Road Show” Training Event a Tremendous Success!

Kramer Electronics’ Designing in a Digital Age Road Show, training event held on March 20, 2012 in Chicago, IL, was an immense success. A packed house of over 80 attendees joined Kramer and other road show sponsors, for a one day technology workshop that taught how to design and implement professional digital AV solutions.

“The response to our first Kramer Academy Road Show was overwhelming. Numerous Kramer clients had previously indicated that they would like to gain a better understanding of how to design and work with digital signals; resulting in this conception of the Kramer Road Show,” stated Malissa Dillman, Director of Training and Education at Kramer Electronics.

Kramer’s Road Show entitled Designing in a Digital Age provides attendees with a full understanding of digital signals, how to design and avoid common mistakes with EDID, HDMI and HDCP. “The most successful and unique component of the Kramer Academy Road Show was the concept of taking only one day to delve into all aspects of digital systems design. We completed the day employing what we had learned into real world applications; it is an extremely comprehensive training program,” Dillman continued. The entire event was free of charge, and participants also earned 10 InfoComm CTS Renewal Units for attending.

In addition to Kramer, other sponsors of this highly successful event in Chicago were Da-Lite, Chief, Biamp, Salitek and Mitsubishi. Attendees not only received a great education and 10 InfoComm CTS RU’s, they also were provided with a wonderful breakfast and lunch. Plus, several attendees also won door prizes, including one lucky attendee that took home a brand new Apple® iPad®.

Kramer believes that your time is valuable and we continue to strive to bring commercial free educational offerings of high value directly to our clients through our Kramer Academy. Wherever there is an audience, Kramer stands ready to provide training services at your desired location. Invite our instructors to your office for an afternoon of education, a lunch and learn, regional trade shows, or ask us to conduct a webinar for your team; our Kramer Academy will bring the education and training that you need to stay current with the latest trends in technology.

Due to the tremendous success in Chicago, more of these educational opportunities will be added to our 2012 schedule. Watch for a Kramer Road Show training event coming to a location near you soon!

For more information on all Kramer Academy courses, please visit www.kramerus.com.

Kramer Academy Director Malissa Dillman and Kramer Consultant Pete Putman will also be presenting at the upcoming 2012 InfoComm show in Las Vegas. For more information on their presentations, visit www.infocommshow.org. Kramer will be exhibiting in booth #N1240 at InfoComm; stop by to see our exciting new products!

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Continues “Mixing with Professionals” Program With Dates in New York and Pennsylvania Featuring Monty Lee Wilkes

NEW YORK, New York – HARMAN’s Soundcraft is continuing its highly successful “Mixing with Professionals” program this May with new dates in New York City and Reading, Pennsylvania. Veteran front of house engineer Monty Lee Wilkes will host the workshops, scheduled for May 8 and 9.

The first session is scheduled for May 8 at Dale Pro Audio in New York City, continuing on to Sigmet Corporation’s headquarters in Reading on May 9. Each day will feature two identical sessions (9 AM-Noon or 2 PM-6 PM).

Wilkes has been working in the live entertainment industry since the age of 15, having served as FOH engineer for a number of legendary artists that include The Replacements, Nirvana, Prince and The Smithereens. In recent years, Wilkes has been the FOH engineer for The Scissor Sisters, The B-52′s, Jessica Simpson and R. Kelly.

“Monty is one of the most accomplished FOH engineers in the industry and his commitment to excellence goes hand-in-hand with our philosophy here at Soundcraft,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes of Soundcraft Studer. “We are looking forward to meeting with attendees to learn more about their needs as technicians and engineers, while providing the opportunity for Monty to share his invaluable experience from working with such a broad range of accomplished artists!”

“Mixing with Professionals” attendance is free, registration is online at http://usa.soundcraft.com/mwp/events.aspx. The events are open to professionals wanting to learn more about the Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles, those making the transition from analog to digital consoles, new engineers and others.

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.

ihiji Network Management as-a-Service Platform Created for IT Professionals Now in Private Beta

Austin, TX – April 27, 2012 – ihiji announces today that the company is in private beta with a next generation platform for Network Management as-a-Service (NMaaS), created for IT Professionals and VARs (Value Added Resellers). Based on the same cloud-based architecture as the Company’s award-winning residential Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) product, ihiji invision, the Network Management solution lowers a company’s capital and operating expenditures, increases productivity, and improves profit margins by minimizing equipment and network outages.

ihiji’s NMaaS platform provides real and effective management solutions. When in use, IT Professionals receive alerts regarding equipment status, making it easier than ever to remotely manage installations and reduce the time taken to isolate and repair issues with network-connected devices. The initial setup is simple and requires only a single low cost network appliance at each location. Subsequent configuration and management can be done remotely using tools within ihiji’s cloud-based portal, including remote access to the site without the need for a VPN connection. Once deployed at the client site, the ihiji appliance securely communicates system health and status data through the portal to the VAR in real-time. With analytics readily available, the VAR can identify the cause or source of issues faster and resolve them more efficiently, often without the added cost or requirement of sending a service technician to the site.

The ihiji solution is both practical and versatile. It is ideal for IT VARs that service Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs), IT organizations who manage a large number of remote branch locations, and, for those instances where a traditional server-based Remote Monitoring and Management tool is not practical due to requirements, scope, or budgetary constraints. “Often times the full toolset provided by a typical RMM solution is more complex than what is needed at a small or medium business or branch location which typically only requires network management and basic server information,” says ihiji VP of technical operations Michael Maniscalco. “The ihiji solution is a cost effective and powerful option that can fill the void within many Managed Service Providers’ (MSPs) offerings. In fact, our scalable platform can be used in tandem with traditional RMM software for installations which require more robust server or workstation management.”

ihiji’s cost effective network management solution enables a business to evolve, progressively moving to more efficient and effective cloud-based services. The low-cost appliance makes multiple site support possible without the added expense of numerous dedicated servers. Likewise, ihiji replaces the expense and
hassle of managing an enterprise RMM infrastructure with the convenience of a single network management tool. Since it is not tied to a particular manufacturer, ihiji’s solution also monitors equipment from multiple vendors – a solid benefit that supports IT organizations working with disparate network equipment. ihiji’s NMaaS platform is simply a dynamic, powerful, and comprehensive solution.

ihiji INV-APP-500 Network Appliance

With this next-generation solution now in private beta, ihiji is seeking participants from the SMB and/or IT VAR channels. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more by visiting http://itbeta.ihiji.com/, emailing itbeta@ihiji.com, or calling 512.538.0520 ext. 2003.

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About ihiji
ihiji is a provider of cloud-based Network-Management-as-a Service (NMaaS) platforms for remote monitoring and support of IP-enabled devices. Highly focused on the development of disruptive technologies, the Company’s cost effective Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solutions enable Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Professionals to progressively evolve to more efficient and effective cloud-based services.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and repeated recognition for its innovation, ihiji’s products lower a company’s capital and operating expenditures, increase productivity, and improve profit margins by minimizing network and equipment outages.

Originally introduced to efficiently monitor, maintain, and manage residential networking and automation products, the secure, scalable, and flexible ihiji platform is now being leveraged by SMBs, VARs, and IT Professionals alike.

ihiji works with partners and leading manufacturers to provide inspired solutions to complicated problems that increase efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Those interested can learn more by contacting the company at 512.538.0520 or by visiting www.ihiji.com.

Media Contact:
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KMB Communications
O. (425) 374.8930
C. (425) 328.8640
E. Katye@KMBComm.com
T. @katyemcgregor

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