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Steve Lillywhite, CBE Named 133rd AES Convention Keynote

Legendary Producer For U2, Dave Matthews Band & The Rolling Stones

SAN FRANCISCO: Early this year, the Queen of England awarded, multi-Platinum record producer Steve Lillywhite with a Commander of The British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to music. While some might consider this honor the culmination of a thirty-year career, Lillywhite promptly returned to the recording studio, where he has been busy producing new records for The Killers, Dave Matthews Band & Thirty Seconds To Mars. On Friday, October 26, Lillywhite will take another break from his studio chores to present the Keynote Address for the 133rd AES Convention at SF’s Moscone Center

“Steve Lillywhite is a Producer Of The Year Grammy-winner who has made an indelible impact on popular music,” remarked AES Convention Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “He has collaborated with a stunning array of artists. His discography boasts a remarkable list of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects including eight albums with U2, 4 with the Dave Matthews Band and a who’s who list representing each of the last 3 decades. The 80′s by: Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Pogues, Big Country, XTC & The Smiths – The 90′s by: David Byrne, Morrissey, Travis, Dave Matthews Band & Phish and the past decade with: The Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, Thirty Seconds To Mars & The Killers.

“He has made an indelible impact on contemporary music and he continues to hone the razor edge with major new projects. His insights, into the art of producing and engineering, coupled with his perspective on the impact of technology shifts and changes in recording styles, promises to provide AES attendees with inspiration, enlightenment and, unforgettable anecdotes,” McTigue says.

Born in the UK in 1955, Lillywhite began his career as a tape operator for Polygram in 1972.

“We are delighted to have Steve Lillywhite address our attendees,” Co-Chair Valerie Tyler concludes. “His work is as relevant and innovative today as it was at the beginning of his career. His Keynote Address marks an auspicious beginning for what is shaping up to be an exceptional Convention.”

The 133rd AES Convention will be held at SF’s Moscone Center Oct. 26-29, 2012. For more details please visit: http://www.aes.org

Photo: Producer of The Year Grammy-winner, Steve Lillywhite will present the Keynote address for the 133rd AES Convention on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

To listen to a selected Steve Lillywhite discography please visit: http://soundcloud.com/barquemgmt/sets/steve-lillywhite

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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NanoLumens Strengthens Channel Management Sales Team With Appointment of Two New Sales Directors

To meet the growing market demand for its line of flexible and fixed LED displays, NanoLumens® today announced the appointment of Ben Sewell and Ilidio Vincente to the position of Sales Director, effective immediately, according to an announcement made today by Karen Robinson, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“The appointment of Ben and Ilidio brings significant and necessary depth to our sales team,” Robinson said today. “The market demand for NanoLumens flexible and fixed LED displays is growing rapidly in all vertical market channels. Both Ben and Ilidio have the critical experience, skills, and commitment that will help us to continue to meet our ambitious growth targets. They bring a winning ‘can-do’ spirit with them to NanoLumens that will serve them, and the company, well!”

Prior to joining NanoLumens, Ben Sewell served from 2008 as the Director of Sales/South-Central Region at Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC, based in San Antonio, Texas, where he was responsible for directing sales, business development and strategic planning functions for a diverse array of indoor and outdoor hardware and software product lines. Prior to this, he held the position of Partner and Director of Sales at SSA, LLC from 2007 to 2008, where he successfully developed and sold new product lines and services for the Texas-based sign manufacturer throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. Sewell began his career in 2005 as an Account Associate at Motivational Systems, Inc., after being awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004.

Ilidio Vincente comes to NanoLumens with a solid career in sales, including previous positions at Yesco Electronics, where he served as the Regional Sales Manager from 2011 to 2012, and Adaptive MicroSystems, where he held the position of Director of Sales/Northeast Region from 2008 to 2011. While at Adaptive MicroSystems, he developed the National Account program and utilized their dealer network to support all the National Accounts and OEM accounts including Jones Signs, Everbrite, Icon Solutions, AGI, Sign Resources, Visual Communications, Rockwell Automation/ Allen Bradley, GTECH Corp, WMS, and Electrometric International.

From 1998 through 2008, Vincente was with FedEx Services, based in Warren, Rhode Island, where he held a number of increasingly important strategic sales and management positions, including serving as a Major Account Executive. Ilidio Vincente began his business career in 1997 as a Sales Manager at Palomar Medical, Inc., after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1997. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Global Business & Organizational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University in 2007.

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are available in both flexible and fixed frames in five product lines: NanoFlex™, NanoFlex Wrap, and NanoFlex Ribbon flexible displays; NanoSlim™ fixed rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ fixed round, square, and triangular displays.

The company’s technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens:

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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Ministry of Sound Teams With Martin Audio For Innovative Nissan Juke Box

Nissan and Ministry of Sound recently introduced the Juke Box, a breakthrough automotive design with one of the best nightclub sound systems in the world, capable of producing up to 150dB.

The Juke Box sound system was engineered by Martin Audio, also responsible for creating the current iteration of the world-renowned Box Room at Ministry of Sound in London. The Box is a five-sided room within a room completely insulated and suspended from the outside wall that is considered to be acoustically perfect and one of the best sound systems in the world.

Nissan and Ministry of Sound turned to Martin Audio to create a totally self-sufficient 18,900W sound system for the Juke Box. A set of custom made cabinets and enclosures housing two 18” powered subs and the same Mid Hi enclosures used at MoS enable an exceptionally high output with no compromise in sound quality. All of the custom speaker housings were designed to fit into the back of the Juke around the chassis and framework of the innovative crossover model.

Discussing the Juke Box project, Martin Audio Research & Development Director Jason Baird said, “When we got the phone call from Ministry of Sound asking us if we wanted to be involved in this project, we knew it was going to be very exciting. The more I heard about the project, the more I realized it was something we had to make the time for because it was so unique.

“The trick with getting as much of the experience from the Box into the back of the car is to retain the ability to reproduce loud sound pressure levels along with the clarity, definition and abundant low end you can get in the Box. This is something we’ve managed to achieve in a surprisingly compact system.”

The Juke Box also features an integrated radio studio, allowing anything played on the system to be captured for broadcast via Ministry of Sound’s digital radio app. After its debut at the world famous Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, the Juke Box will tour Europe highlighted by the “Nissan Juke Box Sessions,” a six-month radio partnership broadcast on the Ministry of Sound’s Digital Radio channel. The show will be built around a series of exclusive DJ sets recorded at Juke Box events across Europe throughout the summer.

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

AVAD Canada Now Offers VTech and AT&T Products

AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading distributors of custom electronics, has announced that AVAD Canada will now offer products from VTech and AT&T.

AVAD Canada’s product offering will include the AT&T Synapse, a business phone system that can scale right along with a bustling business, and the popular VTech SnJ, one of the only small business phone systems to feature optional DECT 6.0 repeaters that extend talk range up to a half mile. By offering these products, AVAD Canada provides yet another solution for its customers to grow their businesses through advanced products selections.

“AVAD was built on the guiding principal of offering dealers the best solutions, products and services that enable their success,” said Scot Kerek, Canadian Manager of AVAD. “These new products from AT&T and VTech provide customers the simplicity that they need to get up and running quickly while still offering the latest and most dependable technology.”

This marks the first time these product lines will be available through AVAD Canada.

As part of this exciting announcement, AVAD Canada will include a free APC BE350 battery with every AT&T or VTech purchase made now through July 27, 2012.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

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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High Resolution Systems’ UDC Gets High Marks from the University of Phoenix

Just when college students have wrapped up their academic years it’s back to school for High Resolution Systems whose UDC (Universal Device Controller) is now in use at the University of Phoenix’s new Executive Briefing Center.

Located in the John G. Sperling Center for Educational Innovation in Tempe, Arizona, the Executive Briefing Center is part of an 8,000-square foot facility.

Cincinnati-based The Brand Experience and Executive Creative Director Geoff Thatcher turned to 3Stage Design of Jasper to take on the digital consulting responsibilities and implement the media and technology for several interactive experiences at the Executive Briefing Center.

One of these areas is the center’s theater. When guests arrive in the theater they can view a video that tells the story of University of Phoenix founder and executive board chairman John G. Sperling and his vision for the school, which boasts students worldwide. 3Stage Design selected UDC to control all the source inputs and video playback in the theater.

“Over the years there has been limited choices for control systems, but now UDC is able to communicate with devices in a more cost effective, direct fashion and provide us with a custom interface for our client,” says Todd Hall, who is partnered with Emile Wolsky in 3Stage Design.

“High Resolution Systems is a boutique shop, and if we need custom configurations they can accommodate us,” notes Wolsky. “People come to us because of the uniqueness of their project — they want a custom approach. So we need to partner with a company with the flexibility to adapt to our needs in a timely fashion.”

High Resolution Systems’ Drew Taylor says that using UDC offers numerous advantages for the Executive Briefing Center, including a significant cost savings over dedicated hardware and user-friendly operation. “UDC is quick and easy to update and change after the initial install,” he notes. “We can react to changing customer needs as the room evolves; UDC can adapt and support any new equipment that’s brought in.”

For the opening of the Executive Briefing Center 3Stage Design needed to furnish control for 20 foot 4,000 pixel widescreen driven by three Barco W8 projectors, 7.1 surround sound, custom LED lighting, a Vista Spyder X20 image processor, and an Alcorn McBride media server.

High Resolution Systems provided 3Stage Design with UDC running on two Apple iPads and an Apple iPod Touch built into the wall.

“The way people interact with technology today they want to be able to control devices from a familiar interface – they don’t want to acquire proprietary systems and experience a learning curve with them,” explains Hall. “Where UDC shines is that it works on all platforms: It doesn’t require any proprietary hardware.”

UDC controls an array of inputs for the screen and the video playback from the Center’s stylish round conference table. Hall and Wolsky chose the UDC platform because of how it integrates cleanly with the Spyder and it’s unique ability for it to PIP multiple inputs at one time.

“A few weeks after the Center implemented UDC we followed up and discovered a very happy client,” Hall reports. “High Resolution Systems was very responsive and quick throughout the project, which is important to a continuing relationship. We worked with them last year on booth for the NBAA trade show and were pleased to come back with this new project.”

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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OPTICIS DVI Distributor, OVD14(18)

Opticis new DVI Distributor, OVD 14 or OVD 18 makes one(1) DVI video source split into four(4) or eight(8) DVI displays, respectively without any signal loss or digital noise. Also, HDMI source and displays are compatible by using HDMI-DVI cable.

Opticis new DVI Distributor, OVD14(18) is ready to ship on Dec.

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KEY FEATURES
Offers one (1) DVI video source split into four (4) DVI displays
Offers an EDID program feature
Supports DDC/HDCP
Supports graphic computer resolution up to WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz and HD 1080p (1920×1080)
Compatible with HDMI-DVI cable
Input power: +5V 2.6A / +5V 3.0A
Dimension (WDH): 160 x 91 x 25mm / 240 x 103 x 25mm
Weight: 0.24Kg / 0.38Kg

OPTICIS HQ
#304 Byucksan Technopia, 434-6 Sangdaewon-Dong, Chungwon-Ku, Sungnam-City, Gyeonggi-Do, 462-716 Korea Tel: +82 31 737-8033 | Fax: +82 31 737-8079 | tosales@opticis.com

OPTICIS USA
312 North Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016 Tel: +1 908-276-0021 | mko@vitextech.com

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