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Community Loudspeakers Command Sound at West Point’s Johnson Stadium

West Point, NY, June 2012…   Visitors to Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field in West Point, NY – home to the Army’s Black Knights baseball team – are sure to be impressed by the recent renovations to the historic venue. Located in the heart of this renowned  United States Military campus, the stadium boasts stunning views of the nearby Hudson River and the scenic campus.

The stadium remodeling project, intended to improve the stadium’s technology without altering its architecture, included the installation of a new scoreboard and video display, a state-of-the-art press box, and new stadium-wide sound system.

Thomas DePace, CTS of Advance Sound Company, the Farmingdale-based audio visual consultant that designed and installed the new audio system, explains why he selected Community’s R-Series Loudspeakers for this project.

“West Point is in a unique geographical location on the Hudson River which mixes both salt and fresh water,” says DePace. “That combination can be quite challenging when you’re designing a system that you expect to last for years to come. The Community R-Series speakers are designed to withstand the elements.”

The new system includes Community R.25 and R.5 two-way, full-range, weather-resistant  loudspeakers, black powder coated to coordinate with the Black Knights color scheme. The loudspeakers are pole-mounted approximately 30 feet high using Adaptive Technologies’ Pole Mount Solution. The tight cluster design allows sound to be directed at the baseline stands, backstop and surrounding areas, as well as the field.

“We wanted great intelligibility in close range as well as far range patterns,” DePace explains. “We had to use wider beam patterns because the concessions, ticket booths and bullpens are located outside of the stadium, and we wanted to ensure people in those areas still feel like they are part of the game.”

The system also includes a Shure SCM800 mixer, with DSP covered by Biamp Nexia and Crown Audio CDI series amplifiers to allow for individualized zone level controls.

“West Point is immensely happy with the result of the installation,” DePace says. “It looks nice and clean, and the power and sound quality is what one would expect when attending a United States Army event.”   

 
 
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ASHLY PROCESSORS AND AMPS A DYNAMIC DUO AT TWIN PEAKS RESTAURANT

twin_peaks_exterior.JPGSCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA: Owing to a successful recipe of “man food,” sports and sexy young waitresses, Twin Peaks Restaurant is one of the nation’s fastest growing chains. Part of its brand concept is to build “the perfect man cave,” which includes high-fidelity sound reinforcement to complement a profusion of screens. Clean Media AV recently helped complete a Twin Peaks Restaurant in its hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. To meet the restaurant’s demanding A/V requirements with an utterly reliable, yet still cost effective system, Clean Media AV designed the system around Ashly Audio network-ready processors and amplifiers.

The new Twin Peaks Restaurant occupies 7,500 square feet, which Clean Media AV subdivided into multiple zones so that volumes and input sources could be finely controlled. Nearly seventy high-definition televisions dot the ceiling and walls, guaranteeing that patrons are well positioned to take in multiple games and events more

A HARBINGER OF THINGS TO COME!ONE DANLEY JERICO HORN COVERS AN ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD

newnan_highschool_jh90.JPGNEWNAN, GEORGIA: In many ways, Newnan High School is a unique place that delivers an award-winning education through the collective dedication and hard work of its individual teachers and students. However, Newnan HS also has a lot in common with other high schools in the area and around the country – a vigorous athletics program that raises school spirit among students and helps to bond neighbors in the larger Newnan community. Recently, the school overhauled its 4,300-seat Drake Stadium, expanding it to accommodate 6,000 fans and replacing its dated sound reinforcement system. Rather than concede to the trade-offs and limitations inherent in traditional stadium reinforcement designs, Newnan opted to install a single Danley Sound Labs Jericho Horn JH-90, which delivers point-source, full-frequency coverage for the entire stadium at a total system cost that was fiercely competitive.

The old system had relied on a distribution of limited fidelity horns. Their multiple sources, combined with echoes, led to what any sound professional would recognize as a serious intelligibility problem. However, because it was like the thousands of sound systems that fill high school stadiums across the nation, most Newnan fans simply shook their heads, acquiesced to garbled announcements, and wrote it off as “typical stadium sound.” With the renovation of Drake Stadium’s seating and press box, the school jumped at the chance to update the sound reinforcement system. While school officials certainly expected some improvement, they did not anticipate just how dramatic that improvement would be.

“They knew that they wanted the new sound reinforcement system located out by the scoreboard just beyond one of the end zones,” said LaDon Findley, principal and chief sound designer at Performa Technologies, the Millbrook, Alabama-based company that installed the new sound reinforcement system for Newnan HS. “The dilemma is that when it gets that far away, there can be a serious reduction in sound pressure level as the signal moves forward in time and space. Southern A&E of Austell, Georgia designed the system to include one Danley Jericho Horn JH-90, which was expressly designed to excel in such situations. Due to some remarkable physics, the JH-90 delivers full-frequency, phase-coherent audio from a single point source with tremendous power.”

Performa Technologies worked with StressCrete to design a custom pole on which to mount the 700-plus pound JH-90 that would safely take it up and over the scoreboard. One DSLP48 processor, four Danley 6.5k amplifiers and one Danley 3.3k amplifier power the massive loudspeaker. Because the distance between the loudspeaker and the control booth is so great, Performa Technologies put evolved and now-cost effective wireless technology to use. A Listen Technologies line-level wireless transmitter conveys signal from the control booth to the equipment rack.

“With just one Danley Jericho Horn JH-90, Newnan High School has received a tremendous upgrade in terms of coverage and intelligibility,” said Jereme Harris, operation manager at Performa Technologies and the person responsible for the installation. “To call the difference between the old system and the new system ‘night and day’ doesn’t even begin to describe it.”

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology.

www.danleysoundlabs.com

LaDon Findley, Performa Technologies, Inc. • ladon@performa-technologies.com, (334) 380-1039
Jason Leatherwood, Southern A&E • jleatherwood@southernae.com, (770) 819-7777

STOP BY AND SEE US AT INFOCOMM BOOTH #C11936 • DEMO ROOM: N-107

SYMETRIX JUPITER 8 PROCESSORS SIZZLE AT HAUTE NYC STEAKHOUSE

stk_bistro.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK: The STK restaurant concept has opened haute steakhouses in major cities around the country, and now its second Manhattan location occupies the ground floor of the borough’s famed W.R. Grace Building. The newly renovated interior is stunning in its elegance and modernity, and music plays a vital role in STK’s contemporary vibe. Indeed, a custom playlist drawing on classic rock, dance, and everything in between gives way to a live DJ on most evenings, and subwoofers mounted within the seating move patrons to the music, literally. In addition to providing the restaurant’s ever-evolving custom playlist, New York City’s EL Media Group designed and installed STK’s high-powered sound system around two Symetrix Jupiter 8 turnkey processors with Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remotes.

EL Media Group differentiates itself by not only providing high-quality A/V system design and installation, but also by more

SYMETRIX JUPITER AND ARC-WEB PERFORM AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

cma_lobby.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Although the Country Music Association is perhaps best known for its annual CMA Awards show, the organization is constantly working to support and promote country music. The CMA’s headquarters in Nashville is a hive of activity and is frequently visited by the genre’s biggest stars and its most promising freshmen. Recently, the CMA decided to convert its atrium into a small-scale performance venue for intimate concerts, parties, and meetings. Morris Light & Sound of Nashville installed its sound reinforcement system, relying on the Symetrix Jupiter 8 processor paired with the Symetrix ARC-WEB Internet-based interface to provide system conditioning and intuitive user control that is accessible from the staffs’ smartphones.

“The idea was that, say, Garth Brooks or some other big name could stop by the CMA and play a small acoustic set as a ‘thank you’ to the staff,” explained John more

Women in CE Announces Barbara B. Roberts as Closing Keynote Speaker for ‘Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics’ Forum

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — June 6, 2012 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) announced today that Barbara B. Roberts will present “Closing Notes from an Everyday Revolutionary!” at the Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum, scheduled June 26 in conjunction with CE Week in New York City. Roberts, a former top Wall Street executive and successful serial entrepreneur, is now the director of programs for the Lang Entrepreneurship Center of the Columbia Business School, Women Presidents Organization (WPO), and Tiger21. more

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Peavey® Offers Free PV® 6 Mixer With Impulse® 12D Powered Speakers Purchase By Rebate

Peavey® is offering a free Peavey PV® 6 mixer by rebate when customers purchase a pair of Peavey Impulse® 12D portable, powered loudspeaker enclosures, which combine Peavey’s revolutionary IPR™ amplifier technology with a true ribbon driver.

Customers who purchase two Peavey Impulse 12D loudspeaker enclosures can qualify to receive a free Peavey PV 6 mixer by rebate, a $129.99 MSRP value. This offer is valid for purchases made between June 1, 2012, and July 31, 2012, from authorized Peavey retailers in the United States. Visit www.peavey.com/rebates/Impulse12D for complete rules and to download the official rebate form. more

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FSR Reaches New Heights at InfoComm 2012

Woodland Park, NJ (June 5, 2012) – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, will debut its new Top Shelf wall-mounted enclosure at InfoComm 2012. The new box, which offers an innovative approach to wall racks, targets applications where space is limited by packing up to 4RU of AV equipment in an attractive housing. Top Shelf, which will be on display at FSR’s InfoComm booth N651 in the North Hall, is ideal for classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, government applications, hospitals, hotels, museums, Houses of Worship and anywhere projectors and other AV equipment are typically used.

A wall-mounted, adjustable enclosure that installs at the ceiling, Top Shelf provides ample space to mount AC receptacles, AV interfaces and more. In fact, it features nine single gang positions, four double gang positions, and six single gang positions for IPS plates. All is enclosed in a sturdy, yet attractive locking cover that allows Wi-FI and other wireless RF signals to pass between the equipment and the room. In addition, the new box offers advanced Practical Wire Management features that ensure neat, logical cable routing. All the necessary mounting hardware and cable clamps are included to satisfy most installation requirements.

“Top Shelf is the newest addition to our wall-mounted enclosure line of products,” says Jan Sandri, president, FSR. “With its unique ability to solve challenges many classrooms, boardrooms, schools, hospitals and more face with limited space, we are thrilled to bring this new solution to this year’s InfoComm show. With the unit’s ability to pack up to 4RU of AV equipment in a housing that is robust but also visually appealing, we are confident that Top Shelf will fit into almost any AV environment.”

FSR’s latest additions to their Intellitools line are the new POE-TO-USB CHARGER ACCESSORIES. Cube and Wall Plate styles are available that derive ample power from a standard POE Network connection and do not require POE+. They can be used to conveniently charge devices that are charged via USB ports such as IPADs.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

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

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Sennheiser Presents the K-array Demo Room at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas – June 6, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host a demo room during InfoComm 2012 featuring brand new product offerings from its premium distributed brand, Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array. The demo room, which is open to all InfoComm attendees, will include the full line of K-array products including the concert speakers, portable speaker systems and installed sound speakers. In addition to the new portable Redline series models, new speaker solutions for install will be showcased.

In between the K-array sessions, Sennheiser will conduct personalized demos of its Audio Distribution Network (ADN), Tourguide EK1039 and wireless microphone systems.

Participants who register in advance will receive a free K-array ecodock, a compact, wireless, battery-free loudspeaker designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S which offers an added 10 dB to calls and music. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Sennheiser booth to preview new Sennheiser and K-array products, and experience an innovative, all-new concept product from Sennheiser.

• When:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 through Friday, June 15, 2012
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
(Register for your preferred time slot at www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo)

• Where:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

• Who should attend:
- Live sound professionals
- System integrators
- Contractors
- Consultants
- Anyone with a need for sophisticated speaker technology

For more information and to register, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo

About K-array
The incredibly thin and lightweight K-array loudspeakers are manufactured in
Italy and distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Sennheiser. Despite their small size, K-array speakers deliver impressive power and sound quality for small, me-dium and large-scale applications, including touring, special events, installed sound and broadcast. For more information, please visit www.k-array.com.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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New JVC VN-H57 Advanced Series IP-Based Cameras Deliver True Day/Night Performance with Full HD Resolution

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the availability of its new VN-H57 Series of IP-based security cameras. The new cameras feature True Day/Night performance and Super LoLux HD™ technology for superior color reproduction, even in low light. Plus, embedded Clear Logic Video Intelligence (C.L.V.I.) image processing provides superior wide dynamic performance, back light compensation, edge enhancement, and anti-fog capabilities.

There are four models in the series: the VN-H57U box camera, VN-H257U vandal-resistant indoor mini dome camera, VN-H157WPU outdoor (IP66) bullet camera, and VN-H257VPU outdoor (IP66) vandal-proof dome camera. Considered the Advanced Line of Super LoLux HD cameras, the new models feature built-in intelligent audio detection as well as motion detection, active tampering alarm, auto focus, and bi-directional audio.

“Our new line of high-end Super LoLux cameras delivers the superior image quality that JVC is known for with True Day/Night performance, and offers a variety of form factors to suit any surveillance application,” said Ian Scott, vice president, JVC Security Group. “Plus, with H.264 High Profile, our customers get the bandwidth and storage efficiencies that other manufacturers can’t deliver with H.264 Baseline or Main Profile compression schemes.”

All Super LoLux HD cameras offer multi-codec support, including M-JPEG, MPEG-4, and H.264 High Profile, and can output a dual stream of M-JPEG and H.264 simultaneously. JVC’s H.264 High Profile DSP maintains precise image quality and offers up to 50 percent better compression efficiency than H.264 Baseline Profile or H.264 Main Profile.

Each camera in the VN-H57 Series includes a 1/3-inch Super LoLux CMOS imager that delivers 1080p full HD 2.2MP at up to 30fps – and can produce rich color images in light as low as 0.15 lux. The VN-H57U, which does not include an integrated lens, offers remote and auto back focus, while the other models offer remote and auto focus, as well as JVC’s exclusive fine focus adjustment technology.

Other features include SD card recording, privacy mask, 3D noise reduction, alarm in/out, and a choice of power over Ethernet (PoE) or AC24V. The cameras also support ONVIF and PSIA standards for network cameras, as well as a wide variety of leading video management software (VMS) platforms, including Milestone Xprotect.

All VN-H57 Series cameras include a three-year warranty. Suggested list prices are: VN-H57U, $850 (less lens); VN-H257U, $899; VN-H157WPU, $1,299; and VN-H257VPU, $1,299.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS

JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation, and a leading supplier of IP network and analog security cameras, network video recorders, monitors, and management systems to the video security industry. Its V.Networks product line of has earned a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and provides superior picture quality for thousands of installations worldwide. For more information about this, or any other JVC professional product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825 or visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com.

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