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SunBriteTV Introduces Marquee Series Direct Sunlight-Readable All-Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012

Sunbrite introduces ground-breaking new TV Marquee Series, true outdoor all-weather displays that perform in direct sunlight enable systems integrators to address new business opportunities.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 13, 2012 — With an introduction that provides systems integrators and their clients with direct sunlight-readable digital signage displays that are completely weatherized and optimized for outdoor use to enable a broader base of businesses to deploy, SunBriteTV today debuted the new Marquee Series All Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012. more

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Cables To Go Rebrands to C2G Reflecting Portfolio and Geographic Expansion

The industry leader in high performance cabling and connectivity solutions rebrands as C2G.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (InfoComm 2012, Booth C9144) — June 13, 2012 — Cables To Go (http://www.c2g.com/), the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, announced today that it has rebranded the company. The new brand, C2G, communicates the strategic direction and vision of the company by offering a more broad and diverse portfolio of exceptional connectivity solutions, investments in the development of advanced tools, and geographic expansion across Europe. more

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft(r) Announces Availability of Soundcraft(r) ViSi Remote iPad Control for its Si Compact Digital Consoles at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – At InfoComm 2012, HARMAN’s Soundcraft(r) is showing its first release of the Soundcraft ViSi Remote iPad app, now available free of charge on the iTunes store, which enables a single iPad to control multiple consoles from the Soundcraft Si Compact range on a single wireless network.

The Soundcraft ViSi Remote app allows users to roam around a venue and not only adjust input channel levels and mutes, but also adjust aux send levels and matrix sends, and level and graphic EQ settings on bus outputs. The ViSi Remote app also allows Soundcraft Vi Series consoles (including Vi1, Vi2, Vi4 and Vi6) to be controlled (forthcoming desk software update required). A single ViSi Remote app can then control a network of mixed consoles from the Vi and Si Compact series, a feature not found on many comparative systems. Anyone can download the free app and get familiar with its operation, including Vi console users prior to the release of the console software upgrade.

The app uses HARMAN’s HiQnet(tm) architecture to connect the network of consoles to a wireless router, which communicates with the iPad.

For even more flexibility, multiple iPads may be used on the same network, even on the same console, so that individual artists can control their own monitor sends, for example.

App Store, Apple, iPad and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.K. and other countries.

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

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Gepco International Demos Online Panel Designer™ at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13, 2012 — Gepco International (InfoComm Booth #C10916), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to demonstrate their upcoming Gepco Online Panel Designer™ at InfoComm June 13-15, 2012. From wall plates to custom rack-mountable chassis, Gepco has long been able to produce almost any type of custom panel for Broadcast or Professional A/V applications. Now Gepco will also provide a time-saving, visual interface for designing custom panels.

Gepco’s Panel Designer will allow the user to choose the panel type, size, material, finish, connectors and lettering options so the user can quickly and easily submit his or her custom panel for a quote or order. Expandable menus provide easy reference for the multitude of connectors available, while the drag and drop interface makes designing a panel simple.

A user can get started with just a few clicks by typing in an email and password. When registering for a full account, all of the user’s projects can be stored within the account and be edited and referenced at any time. This Gepco Online Panel Designer™ will be officially released and ready for use later this summer.

“We’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers, so we’re pleased to provide this very helpful tool,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The Online Panel Designer will not only help customers carefully plan out their designs, but will also save a great deal of time for customers who need to order multiple panels.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Christie Raises The Bar With New 4K Projector And Series of Brightest 110V Projectors

Christie today announced the expansion of its 3-chip DLP platform with the introduction of the

Christie D4K25

, and new 14,000 lumen Christie M Series models. The new projectors target a variety of applications that require high brightness, superior performance and vivid, clear images.

Award-Winning Christie M Series Adds New Brighter Models
The popular M Series – including three new Roadster models and three 3D-enabled Mirage models – feature SXGA+, HD and WUXGA resolution, portrait mode capabilities, and 14,000 lumens – the highest brightness available at 110V. The projectors are designed for auditoriums, boardrooms, conference rooms, houses of worship, post-production, and live event applications that need the reliability of 3-chip DLP technology and high brightness for piercing through ambient lighting.

Featuring built-in Christie Twist, the new M Series models are equipped with two hot swappable mercury lamps for additional cost savings since the high brightness is achieved with two lamps instead of four.

“The additions to our award-winning M Series platform offer higher brightness than previously available at 110V, and with the dual lamp system, customers are receiving unparalleled performance and the best return on their investment,” said George Tsintzouras, senior director product management, Business Products, Christie.

Christie D4K25 Provides High-Brightness Solution
The Christie D4K25 targets high resolution markets including amusement parks, automotive designers, planetariums, and applications where native 4K resolution for precision image detail is critical. Featuring the ability to use different lamp powers – extending lamp life and reducing cost of ownership – the Christie D4K25 is equipped with automated image alignment for maximum lamp output and brightness.

“With this 3-chip DLP offering, Christie now has a 25,000 lumen projector with 4K resolution powered by 220V to meet the market demand for applications requiring high resolution and high brightness,” continued Tsintzouras. “DLP offers darker blacks and brighter whites for a more true-to-life images and has superior lifecycle performance. In launching the new M Series models and the Christie D4K25, Christie is thrilled to be pushing the boundaries on what DLP technology brings to the market.”

The Christie D4K25 and the new M Series models have a three-year parts and labor warranty and ship in July 2012.

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Gepco International Unveils Mobile Web Reference at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, JUNE 13, 2012 — Gepco International (InfoComm Booth #C10916), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to unveil and demonstrate the new Gepco® Mobile Web Reference Tool at InfoComm June 13-15, 2012. Equipped with a competitor cross reference and a product directory, the Mobile Web Reference is designed to allow users to quickly and easily find Gepco Brand equivalent products and their specs from anywhere, at any time.

Never has it been easier to spec Gepco cables in a job or project. A user can simply navigate to http://xref.gepco.com on his or her mobile web browser, click the Start button and submit a competing part number to find the Gepco Brand equivalent.

For complete information at your fingertips, the Gepco Mobile Web Reference also incorporates a product directory with full specifications as well as product photos, descriptions, features and benefits, applications and ordering information. The product directory can be browsed by category or searched via keyword.

Accessible from any device with web browsing capabilities, the Gepco Mobile Web Reference is touch-optimized for smartphones and tablets and features an intuitive user interface with expanding and collapsing menus, showing only the details the user wants to view.

“We’re excited to provide this very useful tool to our customers,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “Our new Mobile Web Reference provides a wealth of information already, and we plan to expand its functionality even further with more Gepco products as well as additional competitor databases.”

InfoComm attendees can learn more about the Gepco Mobile Web Reference by visiting the Gepco Booth (#C10916) to view a demonstration video. Gepco representatives will also be available to provide live demonstrations on their mobile devices.

The Gepco Mobile Web Reference tool can also be accessed via a traditional web browser at www.gepco.com.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Gepco Debuts RunONE™ Powered Cables at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, JUNE 13, 2012 — Gepco International (InfoComm Booth #C10916), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce a new line of powered cables at InfoComm June 13-15, 2012. The Gepco® Brand RunONE™ Powered Cables combine audio and power, along with optional data, under a single durable, yet flexible jacket. With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE allows the user to pull a single cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle.

Each RunONE cable combines one channel of power with two, eight or 12 channels of 110 Ohm balanced audio for line level, mic level or digital AES audio signals and can be used with self-powered speakers or in DMX lighting control. Additional configurations of RunONE include two channels of Category 5e cable that can be used for data drops in remote power and audio applications. Snakes with optional data can also be used for digital audio transmission while sending power to Front of House (FOH) for remote locations. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance.

Terminated with industry-standard connectors, RunONE cables offer the option of Edison, IEC and Neutrik® powerCON® connectors for the power channel; 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR (for DMX lighting), TRS and Neutrik® convertCON® connectors for audio channels; and RJ45 and Neutrik® etherCON® connectors for optional data channels. RunONE cables are available in pre-defined and custom configurations.

“The RunONE cables are a great solution for anyone looking to save time,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “With up to 12 channels of audio combined with power and the optional two channels of data, the RunONE cables will also provide for much cleaner set-ups.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Gepco International Introduces TactiFlex™ Flexible Ruggedized Fiber Optic Cables at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, JUNE 13, 2012 — Gepco International (InfoComm Booth #C10916), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce and demonstrate a new line of flexible ruggedized fiber optic cables at InfoComm June 13-15, 2012. Designed for portable applications in harsh environments, the new Gepco® Brand TactiFlex™ Flexible Ruggedized Fiber Optic more

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White Mark and Langdale Technical Build World Class Radio and Music Studios For Nile Radio Productions

Continuing the expansion into new territories that has become a feature of its business development over the last few years, UK studio acoustic and design consultancy White Mark has successfully completed two radio studios and two music recording studios for Nile Radio Productions in Cairo.

This prestigious project involved rebuilding the existing Nile Radio Productions facilities, which are housed in buildings within the Media City complex on the outskirts of Cairo. State of the art radio on-air and pre-production studios were created for Nagoom FM, which positions itself as the Middle East’s No.1 Arabic Current Hit Radio Station, and its English language sister station Nile FM. These stations enjoy enormous audiences in this region of the world and can be heard (and seen) at http://www.nilefmonline.com/video

The brief also required White Mark to design two recording studios that will be used by NRP to create original music content for the stations and develop local talent by making world class facilities accessible to both artists and producers in Egypt. The company plans to set up a production, management and publishing arm to further facilitate this creative development and these studios form the basis of its production hub.

David Bell, Managing Director of White Mark, says: “As NRP was redeveloping their premises, this was a major undertaking that required detailed coordination, design, build supervision and technical infrastructure from the outset. Careful consideration had to be given to the detailed supervision of the Egyptian building company which was unfamiliar with the techniques required for this specialist project work. Scheduling also became a central issue as the two on-air stations had to continue broadcasting throughout the construction and have access to their commercials pre-production facilities. The new buildings are a significant improvement on the previous complex and detailed discussions were held as to the form the new rooms should take.”

Mrs Hala Hegazi, Managing Director and Group COO of NRP, says: “Nile Radio Production and Music Studios have been a long awaited dream for all of us to realize. We are all extremely excited about finally having the studios completed, and to have had the whole operation built by the expertise of White Mark and Langdale Technical is really where the value of the studios is magnified. We are optimistic that the studios will become a milestone in our business legacy and will deliver our expectations and beyond in Egypt and the entire region.”

Mr. Rami Mohsen, NRP’s Production Director, adds: “Needless to say, the team of producers on board feel that this is a huge breakthrough in their working track record and career portfolios. To be able to work and train and manage such world class studios and the technology that comes with them is a massive addition to all of us. This could not have come at a better time in our industry’s business path as our main direction is to focus on Radio production and music label releases in 2012 and beyond. We are all truly excited and feel privileged to be part of this world class launch.”

The project was undertaken against the backdrop of the political changes in Egypt but this had little effect on progress with site visits and coordination meetings taking place as planned on all but one occasion, which was postponed because of the elections.

The two radio studios share common facilities with the on-air rooms both facing a shared Talks studio. Also shared are the machine room and office and reception spaces. White Mark also designed a pre-production suite, which both stations use.

Much of the equipment was migrated from NRP’s former facilities and was re-installed by UK company Langdale Technical, which handled the technical installation for all four studios. Set up of the facilities was handled by Jeff Marcedo, White Mark’s newly appointed agent for India and the Middle East.

On the music side, NRP now has a no-compromise main recording studio that houses a 48-channel SSL Duality, Pro Tools and an extensive range of analogue and outboard equipment. It also has a small production room equipped with Pro Tools and an Avid 24-channel C|24 control surface. Both rooms feature ATC and Adams monitoring and access to a generous outboard equipment compliment.

Langdale Technical Director Bill Ward says: “The project involved close cooperation with the White Mark team and also a lot of liaison with NRP regarding equipment lists and layouts etc. Our involvement stemmed directly from White Mark’s recommendation, although we were already aware of recording studio element thanks to our links with SSL. As far as I was concerned it was critical that White Mark were involved because it gave legitimacy to the project and meant that any issues arising during the build could be quickly resolved because we’ve worked with White Mark sufficient times in the past for there to be real respect and trust between both teams.”

Ward adds that one of the main challenges was getting local builders to understand, and then achieve, the standard both White Mark and Langdale Technical expected. A further challenge successfully met was dealing with Egyptian customs for the import of the equipment and specialist building materials.

“This was a particular issue when it came to the SSL console as the desk was somewhat roughly unpacked by the local customs officials and needed replacement parts by the time it was released and finally delivered,” he explains. “Fortunately we were already on site and were able to make SSL’s commissioning a lot easier by having the console assembled and powered up before their team arrived. This meant we could tell them exactly what parts were needed, which saved a lot of time.”

Working in a country in the throes of political turmoil proved challenging for both White Mark and Langdale Technical.

“Every time we visited the site events seemed to move quickly from stable and calm to highly publicised unrest, but, by and large, we were detached from it because NRP’s premises are on the outskirts of Cairo some distance from the main gathering in Tahrir Square, which is in central Cairo.” Ward says. “On the last trip out, there was a possibility that we might have difficulty getting home as some of the European airlines were very quick to cancel flights. However, as we always travelled with Egypt Air, we had no problems because they were much more understanding about the situation.”

White Mark Managing Director, David Bell, concludes “The new facilities are truly world class and it has been a joy to be part of NRP’s project to empower local talent and bring it to the home audience. The challenge of working with local contractors at the level of quality required for the facility to become what it is now should not be underestimated, but the excitement of the changes in the country provided a very relevant backdrop to the creation of a suite of rooms of which Egypt can be very proud.”

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About White Mark:
Established in 1997 by David Bell, John Dunnill, Derek Buckingham and Alan Cundell, White Mark Ltd specialises in production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries. Over the last fifteen years it has designed and supervised the construction of over 500 production suites worldwide. The company’s impressive client list encompasses some of the world’s most famous music recording facilities including Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the UK, Germano Studios in New York, Hit Factory/Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Strongroom in London and private studios for producers and musicians such as William Orbit and Damon Albarn. In the area of audio post production, White Mark has completed over 140 audio studios and many broadcast and video editing facilities for more than 60 companies in Soho alone. The list of clients includes Grand Central, Hackenbacker, Envy, De Lane Lea, Scramble, Lipsync, Molinare, DeLuxe, 750mph, NBC/Universal, Wave, Unit and Boom. Advertising agency clients include worldwide facilities for Hogarth International and AMV/BBDO on four continents. www.whitemark.com

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Community Promotes Bellando to Head Up Strategic Development

Chester, PA, June 2012…   Community Professional Loudspeakers has appointed Rich Bellando to the position of Strategic Development Manager.

Bellando has been with Community since 2005, when he joined the company as an Inside Sales Associate. He was later promoted to Senior Sales Administrator, where he provided comprehensive customer support to Community’s dealer and distributor network.

In his new role, Bellando will be responsible for the implementation of special projects focused on expanding OEM markets and developing long-term growth for Community. He will also continue to address the needs of contractors and end users worldwide.

“Community’s commitment to our customers has allowed me to enjoy many lasting relationships within this ever changing industry. Working with a team of talented people is a great advantage and a powerful tool. I look forward to the challenges and continuing growth in this new position” said Bellando, a graduate of Syn-Aud-Con and Northeastern University.

“Rich has been an outstanding member of our team for many years,” added Julia Lee, Community’s Sales and Marketing Director. “He brings a wide range of multifaceted talents and experience that will make him highly effective in this versatile new position, along with his strong relationships with our reps and dealers. All of us at Community are confident that Rich will be overwhelmingly successful in this new role.”

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is a manufacturer and supplier of professional audio equipment.  Since 1968, Community has led the pro-audio industry with technological innovations which have become industry standards. Today, Community offers over 150 professional loudspeaker products, including installed loudspeaker systems, weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker systems, ceiling loudspeakers, high level voice paging systems, and portable entertainment systems.  Visit www.communitypro.com for more information. 

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