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SunBriteTV, America’s Last Television Manufacturer, Smashes the Price Barrier on True Outdoor Televisions with Availability of Affordable New Signature Series

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 14, 2012 – While other TV makers are cutting back on their product lines, SunBriteTV, the innovator and global leader in outdoor TV technology announced that it has begun shipping its new Signature Series SB-3260HD and SB-5560HD outdoor LCD televisions to systems integrators nationwide. The new line of 32-, 46-, 55- and 65-inch models offer true outdoor LCD TVs at affordable prices while maintaining the incredible weather-proofing features and technologies.

“With the introduction of our new, more affordable Signature Series TVs, we are opening this outdoor entertainment experience to a wider range of consumers,” noted Tom Dixon, vice president of marketing, SunBriteTV. “Starting at a price as low as $1,495 (SB-3260HD), the Signature Series gives integrators a great solution for a myriad of retail businesses, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, stadiums and educational venues.”

The Signature line models are designed to resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects; and are equipped with internal cooling systems to withstand outside temperatures up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. All models have special anti-glare screens and are specially designed to deliver sharp, bright high-definition in the outdoor environment. Each includes a sealed wiring compartment to keep moisture out, powerful audio systems that deliver better sound than most indoor TVs, and a weatherproof remote.

SunBrite TVs are currently available through selected local dealers. “The SB-6560HD is not only our biggest-ever TV, but the largest true outdoor TV developed, and was created to meet the growing consumer demand for larger screen sizes of outdoor TVs,” continued Tom Dixon. “As part of our new Signature Series, the SB-6560HD offers the ultimate in all-weather durability and features, along with exceptional picture quality and versatile installation options.”

SunBriteTVs create a unique outdoor entertainment experience for watching sports, movies and TV in any outdoor space. When consumers place these televisions in their outdoor living space, the SunBrite TV becomes a focal point for social interaction among friends and family and takes entertaining outdoors to a whole new level.

SunBriteTV models provide a host of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation options, and are available with optional accessories including dust covers and FM Radio. All SunBriteTV outdoor TVs are backed by a two-year warranty and are available at authorized SunBriteTV retailers. In addition to consumer TVs, SunBriteTV offers a complete lineup of all-weather outdoor LCD TVs for commercial applications.

The SunBriteTV Signature Series is currently available at $1,495.00 (32″), $2,795.00 (46″), $3,995.00 (55″) and $5,995.00 (65″).

The Signature Series displays are on exhibit at InfoComm 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth C9349 (June 13 – 15, 2012).

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Resellers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Reseller, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Reseller Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

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Acoustics First® Office Space to Voice-Over Suite

Acoustical Panels in a Voice-Over Studio

Acoustical Panels in a Voice-Over Studio

This office space was converted into a voice-over production suite for Moe Rock. Installed are 2′x4′ acoustical wall panels and a 2′x4′ acoustical ceiling cloud over the listening position. A corner bass trap was created using corner impaling clips with one of the standard Sonora Panels. Photo courtesy of Moe Rock: http://www.moerock.com/

With a wide range of available recording equipment, from computers to hand held devices, recording audio is easier than ever! With some simple gear and a good microphone, a quality recording is just moments away. However, before you begin, take a few moments and consider Acoustics First! If proper acoustical material is not in place, you may be recording unwanted room modes or excessive reverberation. Our brains, in combination with our eyes and ears, can compensate in less than ideal conditions, whereas microphones cannot.

Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Alcorn McBride Helps Las Vegas’s New Mob Museum Tell Both Sides of the Story

There are two sides to every story, as the tag line for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas reminds us, and Alcorn McBride is helping the city’s newest attraction tell the tales of both organized crime and law enforcement. The Mob Museum is utilizing a full inventory of Alcorn McBride equipment for audio, video and show control throughout its historic 1930′s location, a former federal courthouse and post office.

The museum, which opened in February, showcases the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement with high-tech theater presentations, iconic artifacts – including the actual brick wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – and interactive exhibits and environments, including FBI wiretap surveillance and weapons training. The project was designed by Ray Kent, Westlaske Reed Leskosky. AVI-SPL was the primary AV integrator, with programming support by Kevin Ruud. Ryan Markus and Nester Ramos, Mob Museum’s AV/IT staff, handle ongoing maintenance and system programming.

“We have three floors of exhibits, and a large portion is content. Visitors start at the third floor with the birth of the mob and continue down to the first floor, which documents the mob today,” explains Ryan Markus. “There’s so much amazing content: The average leg walk [for visitors] is two hours. Most of our equipment is controlled by Alcorn gear – we have several racks full – and it’s been awesome.”

Five Alcorn McBride V16Pro frame-accurate show controllers for serial and network devices control six Digital Binloop HD’s, which play loops of a diverse range of video content tailored to particular exhibits. One exhibit calls for visitors to pick up a rotary telephone that sends a tone to one of the V16Pros telling it to play a certain audio track. The tone in turn signals an Alcorn McBride AM4 Digital Audio Machine, a professional MP3 and WAV audio player.

A total of 10 AM4s are in use in the museum; some provide playback for phones that give visitors an idea of what ‘mob speak’ sounds like.

Show control via more V16Pros comes into play in a courtroom exhibit featuring a seven-minute, four-projector show. The system opens and closes the courtroom door and rolls up the screen when the show concludes.

A LightCue DMX recorder and four Alcorn McBride DMX Machines control over 1,500 lights in the museum. “Almost all of the lights in the building are controlled with the DMX system,” notes Markus.

The Mob Museum currently uses ShowTouch, Alcorn McBride’s touch panel interface for Alcorn McBride show controllers with Ethernet, for tour guide presentations. But it will begin to deploy the company’s new ShowTouch for iPad, a touch panel interface app for the popular Apple platform. “The private guides and tour operators use iPads, and soon they will be able to use Touch for iPad to pause and restart equipment as they give their presentations,” Markus explains.

Calling the Alcorn McBride gear “awesome” and “rock solid,” he notes that the system “has come back online without any issues after a couple of power outages. It’s really great!”

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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Media Vision USA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary during InfoComm; Looking back on a Perfect American Journey to Success.

“It took just about ten years for the industry to know we’ve arrived!” said Fardad Zabetian, Founder and CEO of Media Vision USA, as he announced the 10-year anniversary of the company, “Now that the TAIDEN microphones and interpretation systems have become a reference in the conferencing world, Media Vision is ready to take a great leap forward!”

A tremendous growth pace and key contracts signed in the past years have given Fardad Zabetian all the reasons to speak with such confidence. The defining moment being in late 2011, when Media Vision was awarded the contract to provide all congress microphones and simultaneous interpretation systems for the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Since then, opportunities with both the public and the private sectors have surged.

Media Vision USA celebrated its 10-year anniversary during InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. The company was founded in June of 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following the thriving Silicon Valley spirit, Media Vision’s founding history is filled with the flavors of entrepreneurship, risk-taking, hard work and most of all the dreams of an immigrant making it all happen. In 2002, Fardad was a recent immigrant from Iran who had experienced 8-years of the Iran-Iraq war. America gave him a chance to pursue his dreams; starting a company to enhance communication among political figures, administrators, CEO’s and corporate members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

This all-American story wouldn’t be complete without the collaboration of great partners and team members. The first one to join Media Vision was Wesley Sutliff, now a Product Manager. Later came industry experts Patrick Herlihy, based in Washington DC, and David Dunn based in Toronto. “In the past year only, we have hired four people for technical and customer support,” said Fardad Zabetian “We are doing what it takes to ensure that customers keep on receiving the attention and service they demand. For us, business growth and customer-orientation stick together”.

Through the years, Media Vision was also able to maintain a rich company culture based on excellence, diversity and positive attitude. The same values were applied when, in 2006, Media Vision selected TAIDEN of Shenzhen, China, as their manufacturing partner. “At the time, TAIDEN wasn’t a major player in North America; but they already had excellent solutions, dynamic strategies for innovation, and most of all, a management and engineering team willing to give its all to succeed” said Fardad, “With the recent release of the 8300 Paperless Multimedia Conference System, TAIDEN exceeded all our expectations. We are proud to be working with them!”. As a result of a six-year partnership, with Media Vision’s sales and marketing drive, TAIDEN is now the leading brand for conference systems in the United States and Canada.

With the announcement of Media Vision’s anniversary, an apparent excitement animated the entire team. “We’re celebrating!” said Wesley Sutliff “We’ve worked hard, even more through tough economic times, now we all feel rewarded for a job well done. Still, it’s only the beginning”. Wesley continued by describing how overall, working in the niche market for conference systems gets more and more rewarding every day, as you know your products are serving high-profile public figures and key decision-makers. “We are providing all microphones and interpretation systems for the 2012 G-20 Mexico Summit this month. So we are all hoping, as an anniversary gift, to see the TAIDEN mics used by the President of the United States!”

Fardad Zabetian concluded his announcement with a note of thanks towards the Media Vision team, our reps and partners, as well as the ever-extending network of dealers and consultants throughout North America. “ I have special thoughts for all of those who believed in the company from the start, we couldn’t have done it without them.”

About Media Vision USA
Media Vision USA is a leading provider of professional wired and wireless conferencing solutions for meeting rooms, VTC boardrooms, training centers, council chambers and auditoriums. Supported by feature-rich, flexible technologies, powerful software, and a dedicated product engineering team, we work with system integrators and consultants to design conferencing solutions that improve the quality of the audio in the room, and outside the room for distance communication. Additional information can be found at www.mediavisionusa.com

Fardad Zabetian, Founder and CEO

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