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AVB Networking Conference Huge Success At InfoComm12; Follow-up Materials Now Available

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Following the AVB Networking Conference held at InfoComm12 on June 12, co-sponsors Avid, Biamp Systems, Extreme Networks, HARMAN, Lab X Technologies, Meyer Sound and Riedel Communications, all of whom have AVB-capable devices in the market today, announced that a full house in attendance included market leaders from the systems integration community.

The conference included technology leaders from a host of disciplines and applications including Bill Murphy, Director of Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks who discussed the core AVB technology; Jim Risgin, Vice President Engineering, On Stage Audio, who presented on his pioneering work with AVB in real-world applications; Vikram Kirby, Director of Technical Design, Thinkwell, who spoke from his experience deploying AVB in the field; Sam Berkow, Principal Consultant and Founding Partner, SIA Acoustics, spoke regarding AVB in large performance venue design; Michael Cusick, President, Specialized Audio Video Inc., who addressed AVB in hospitality system design and Casey Sherred, Consultant, Acoustic Dimensions, who highlighted AVB in house of worship design.

“The AVB Networking Conference at InfoComm not only delivered a comprehensive and accurate overview of the technology landscape as it is today, it also provided a window into the tremendous potential of AVB to enable advanced audio video networking for an increasingly broad array of applications in the immediate future – and beyond.” said guest speaker Sam Berkow. “The energy and quality of the dialog with the audience during the various sessions was fascinating and encouraging. I am grateful to the organizers and the attendees for making it such a rich and valuable experience and I would happily participate in another event of this caliber.”

For complete video of the conference, presentations and entire day please visit:

www.AVBNetworkingConference.com
and www.youtube.com/user/AVBNetworkingConf.

Commenting on the success of the conference, Adam Holladay, Market Manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group noted, “It was gratifying and encouraging to have so many thought leaders and industry pioneers from across the consultant, contractor and integrator communities attend the AVB Conference. We are very pleased with the result and look forward to continue working towards our common goal in the industry.”

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The Norwegian Television School Relies on DPA 4060 Miniature Microphones

The Norwegian Television School has replaced its existing stock of miniature microphones with 20 DPA 4060 omnidirectional miniature microphones, which were chosen for their ruggedness and reliability.

Supplied by DPA’s Norwegian distributor Lyd-Systemer AS, the new microphones are being used with Senheisser wireless systems, including eight channels of stationary wireless receivers for multi camera applications. Originally designed for use with wireless systems in theatre, television and close-miked instrument applications, DPA’s 4060 miniature microphones are exceedingly accurate and highly unobtrusive.

Erik Sutterud, Technical Supervisor at the Television School, says: “Every time we purchase new equipment we research the market to look for the best products. A manufacturer that specialized in one type of product is likely to put more effort into its equipment than a company making a wide variety of products. This was the reason why we chose DPA. We also based our choice on our our previous good experiences with the company – we already own a number of DPA microphones that are among the finest in our collection. If a manufacturer’s equipment has proved to be reliable, it makes sense to go with the same manufacturer again.”

Based at the University College of Lillehammer, the Norwegian Television School offers BA and MA degrees in Documentary Film Making and Multi Camera Production. Students are using the new DPA microphones for guest talk shows and to record characters taking part in documentary films. As both the students and the people they are filming are often inexperienced with microphone technology, it was imperative that the chosen system was hard wearing enough to withstand heavy use.

“All students need to make a mistake or two before they master the equipment and learn to handle it properly,” Erik Sutterud says. “With this in mind, we need to be sure that any equipment we buy is tough enough to withstand student use. The DPA 4060 microphones are ideal because the sound quality is great and the connectors are smaller, more rugged and more flexible and therefore less likely to suffer if they get bent or knocked during operation.”

The Norwegian Television School is renowned for its exceptional results with graduates going straight into film production in all major television companies. They also represent a major part of the country’s freelance film making community.

An audio engineer and Pro Tools expert in his own right, Erik Sutterud has been with the Norwegian Television School since 2006. As well as looking after the facility’s audio equipment, he also lectures in analogue and digital audio and post production techniques.

“DPA Microphones – and previously Bruel & Kjær – have delivered excellent products for decades. Among our collection of microphones we are proud to own four 4006 microphones with sequential serial numbers and two 4011 microphones. These are about thirty years old and following their last service at DPA they are now in ‘as new’ condition. Over their lifetimes they have captured some great recordings and are among our best investments.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

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