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Alan Kemp Appointed Adaptive Technologies Group’s Director of Business Development

Kemp’s Extensive Experience in the Rental and Staging Industry To Boost Company’s Presence in the AV Market Further

SIGNAL HILL, CA, JUNE 25, 2012 – Adaptive Technologies Group, comprised of Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and a premier developer of state-of-the-art rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications, has appointed Alan Kemp as the company’s new Director of Business Development. In his new role, Kemp will help lend direction to all aspects of business development from the Adaptive offices, located in Signal Hill, CA.

“We are excited to have Alan Kemp join our team,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “With Kemp’s talent and experience, we are confident he will help us increase our brand visibility in the rental and staging markets significantly. We look forward to working closely with him to achieve our goals.”

Kemp brings more than 25 years of diverse sales experience in the rental and staging industry to his new position. Prior to joining Adaptive Technologies Group, he worked for Video Applications, NEP/ScreenWorks, BlueWater Technologies and SmartSource Event Technologies.

Kemp distinguished himself earlier in life as a boxer. He was a three-time Buffalo Golden Gloves Champion and a successful professional middleweight. He was inducted into the Buffalo Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. Kemp humorously says that his “battles in the ring” prepared him for the demands of the industry. The father of two daughters in college, he currently resides in San Juan Capistrano with his wife of 25 years.

About Adaptive Technologies Group
Adaptive Technologies Group combines the talents and disciplines of Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and offers state-of-the art rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications. Adaptive’s combined divisions are a major resource worldwide by way of the design, development and manufacturing of professionally installed AV mounting and rigging equipment. Each brand offers its own standard and unique time-saving solutions, plus unlimited custom products for any venue or application.

In addition to providing a wide selection of popular mounting and rigging solutions, Adaptive is a major resource for hundreds of commonly used and often hard to find rigging hardware and fastener items, including metric sizes. Based in Signal Hill, California, all overhead products and parts are made and assembled in the USA.
ATM Fly-Ware is the world’s leading designer of certified, pre-engineered professional loudspeaker rigging systems for permanent installations and live performances. Allen Products is a leading designer and supplier of universal fit standard, custom and OEM loudspeaker mounts, mounting loudspeakers to walls, ceilings, under balconies, to poles and vertical columns. Adaptive Video Walls and Displays is the premier provider of innovative interlocking wall, ceiling and floor mounted video wall frames and flyable video wall assemblies for multiple narrow bezel LCD, LED and plasma monitors.

For more information, visit http://adapttechgroup.com.

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Gand Completes Record Breaking May

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, Illinois aka “The NEXO Guys” recently completed a record-breaking month supplying 251 NEXO cabinets to an impressive list of clients.

“Our extensive inventory of NEXO products includes world-class cardioid GEO T and CD18 subs, our latest acquisition mid-sized GEO S12, compact PS8, PS15, PS10, PS8 wedges and Alpha conventional cabinets all powered by NEXO 4×4 NXAmps,” states Gary Gand, President of Gand Concert Sound. GCS was the first company in the Midwest to adopt NEXO’s Tangent Array system when it was introduced in 2003.

Gand clients during May included Li’L Ed & the Imperials, Bobby Vinton, Leahy, Crystal Bowersox, Carol Burnett, Stryper, Andrew Bird, Freddie Jones Band, Ludicris, Switchfoot, Oak Ridge Boys, Frankie Valli, Enrique Iglesias, Gym Class Heroes, The Wanted, B.o.B, Cobra Starship, Havana Brown, DEV, Neon Hitch, Carly Rae Jepsen, Karmin, Adam Lambert, The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Mason, to name just a few.

The month finished off with a return to the Allstate Arena in Roselle, Illinois for Fantabuloso 3. An impressive 24-per side NEXO GEO T line array supported by 18 GEO S1210s, 24 CD18 cardioid subs, 10 4×4 NXAmps, and Yamaha PM5D-RH and LS9-16 digital consoles for monitors, played an integral role in the radio- promoted festival that featured 12 performances including bands and the country’s top DJs.

“The NEXO system performed very well at Fantabuloso 3,” stated Gand. “The GEO T is small, but mighty, and produces SPLs comparable to the bigger boxes. Coupled with their cardioid design and cardioid CD18 subs, we feel they are the best in their class. All the band engineers were happy.”

GCS also supplied NEXO PS15 R2s for monitor speakers, Alpha Series for flown side fills and S2 subs, Sennheiser G2 and G3 in ear monitors and Shure UHF-R wireless handhelds with KSM9, B58A, SM58, and B87C capsules at Fantabuloso 3 and made use of quick-change snake boxes from Link.

FOH engineer Adam Rosenthal said, “Fantabuloso 3 was quite the undertaking. Our crew worked tirelessly throughout the show, with only a few seconds of down time.”

For more information on Gand Concert Sound, visit www.gandconcertsound.com.

For more information on NEXO and Yamaha products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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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.

AVAD Adds Intuitive Designs to List of Vendors

AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading distributors of custom electronics, has expanded its variety of commercial AV products with a new distribution partnership with Intuitive Designs.

Intuitive Designs strives to make the installation of electronics simple and customizable, and nothing exemplifies this more than its products. Its versatile Retrofit In-Wall Enclosures provides the ability to mount flat screens flat to the wall, safely hiding away power protection and other sensitive components in an organized and protected manner.

Intuitive Designs’ Universal Clamping System, used in conjunction with the Retrofit In-Wall Enclosures, utilize snap-in-place technology to easily position and reposition Audio/Video equipment exactly where it’s needed. The soft foam of the Universal Clamping System will securely hold almost anything with just a few turns of the knob, and the breakaway points located every ½ inch on the mounting post ensure that integrators and end-users will have to worry about excess screws sticking out.

“Intuitive Designs prides itself on flexibility and ease of use in its products,” said Hugh Hughes, AVAD’s Director of Merchandising. “Consumers and integrators alike will find these products a great addition and will dramatically enhance home entertainment installations”.

For more information on Intuitive Designs, please visit http://www.intuitiveusa.com/. For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 24 North American facilities.

Media Contact:
Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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Bedrock Learning Expands Training for Electronics Systems Technicians

Bedrock Learning, the preferred connected home and light commercial training provider, prepares professionals for 21st century jobs in technology installation with the introduction of its new Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians (FEST) online course.

Bedrock Learning’s much awaited FEST online course aligns with all of Bedrock’s vendor-neutral courses on installed digital technologies. This comprehensive course covers key principles of construction methods, electrical basics, job site safety, tools and industry standards. Technical principles of structured wiring including cabling, components and outlets are presented and explained. Detailed step-by-step design and installation procedures, testing and troubleshooting methods and much more are covered, along with an introduction to the many different electronic systems and their benefits.

The eight-hour online course utilizes the latest techniques for online learning with interactive activities, animations, videos and voiceover for expanded knowledge and better understanding. Offered online at http://www.bedrocklearning.com/, the FEST course is available 24/7, at the affordable price of $149, and $199 with a full-color printed course guide.

Upon completion of FEST, students are prepared for industry recognized certifications including C-EST by the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) and several Electronics Technicians Association and International (ETA-I) certifications. Vocational and community colleges have the ability to easily implement all of Bedrock Learning’s online courses and material in to the classroom.

“This course lays a solid foundation for students looking for a career in integrating technologies in buildings and homes,” said Helen Heneveld, president of Bedrock Learning. “Now is the time to prepare our youth for the demand for connectivity in all aspects of our lives. All of our other courses build upon this essential knowledge and deliver a full curriculum for the industry.”.

The educational course is divided into 13 sections; each ends with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the end of the course allows students to demonstrate their new found knowledge of the fundamentals for an EST. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Certificate of Completion and are prepared for hands-on work on a jobsite and/or product-specific training by manufacturers.

Bedrock Learning also provides a full line of vendor-neutral online courses including Home Networking, Multi-Room Audio, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security and Access Control, and Project Management to help companies streamline business and increase profits. In addition, business resource CDs are available with industry proven forms and procedures to implement immediately.

To learn more about the Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians course or any of Bedrock Learning’s other training offerings, visit www.bedrocklearning.com or call the Bedrock team at 616.355.1418 to explore the possibilities.

About Bedrock Learning
Bedrock Learning solves your training needs with online curriculum for the connected technologies industry. Developed by industry experts, courses deliver the principles of technology systems. Educational institutions use Bedrock Learning training to prepare students for 21st century careers. Current installers, salespeople, customer support personnel and other professionals learn, while quizzes/final tests provide knowledge verification. For over 20 years, companies have come to rely on Bedrock Learning because of student success and their ability to help drive business performance.

Media Contact: Brianna Bachrach | brianna@bedrocklearning.com | 616.355.1418

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