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Waves Audio Unveils Live Console Functionality for Version 9 Plugins

—V9 functionality expands to include compatibility with Yamaha, Allen & Heath, DiGiCo, Venue and MultiRack Native hardware —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 11, 2012 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, has expanded the capabilities of its acclaimed V9 (Version 9), and it is now available for live use with Yamaha, Allen & Heath, DiGiCo, Venue and MultiRack Native. Featuring 64-bit support, faster scanning, faster loading, and faster processing, Waves Version 9 opens up new dimensions of high performance plugin power.

One of Version 9’s most highly anticipated features is 64-bit operating system support. Now Waves users can unleash the power of massive amounts of RAM memory in the DAW hosts of their choice. V9 also marks the introduction of Waves’ new easy-to-use authorization system, Waves License Center, which eliminates use of the iLok, ushering in an era of simplicity, flexibility, mobility and security. Waves License Center offers users authorization activation straight to their computer or any USB flash drive; easy license management; license mobility via USB flash drive or users’ License Cloud; and one-click license recovery in the case of lost or damaged devices. V9 also allows users to run V8 and V9 plugins side-by-side. New features for live use include 64-bit support and hard drive or USB flash drive activation for Yamaha and Allen & Heath consoles as well as MultiRack Native. No D-Show enabler is needed for Venue consoles.

With new V9 plugins added to Waves’ Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Horizon, SoundGrid pro and Live bundles, there’s never been a better time for users to renew their Waves Update Plan coverage. New plugins in Horizon: Kramer Master Tape; PIE Compressor; HLS Channel; Bass Rider; CLA Guitars; Maserati Drums; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver. New plugins in Diamond: GTR3 Software; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver. New plugins in Platinum: GTR3 Software and OneKnob Driver. New plugins in Gold: GTR3 Software. New in SG Pro – NLS Non-Linear Summer. New in Live Bundle – GTR3 and compatible version of PuigTec EQs for Venue.

Waves V9 is now available. Visit www.waves.com and www.waveslive.com for more information.

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Genelec Custom Installation Systems Appoints New Manufacturer’s Representative

— Verve AV of Chesapeake, Virginia, is the latest rep to be
added to the Genelec Custom Installation Systems sales force, representing
the Mid-Atlantic Region —

NATICK, MA, July 11, 2012 — Genelec Inc., U.S. distributor of Genelec Custom Installation Systems, has added Verve AV of Chesapeake, Virginia, to its growing family of manufacturer’s representatives. Bart LoPiccolo, Genelec National Sales Manager, made the announcement as part of Genelec’s ongoing expansion in the custom installation/home theater market sectors. Verve AV will represent Genelec Custom Installation products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Company principals Jimmy Van Dyke and Eric Rigler will be leading the efforts.

The addition of new dedicated Genelec reps in this region underscores Genelec’s commitment to meeting the rising market demand with a network of experienced, knowledgeable representatives. Commenting on the appointment of Verve AV, LoPiccolo stated, “We are proud to have added Verve AV to the Genelec family. The company has a well-established presence in the market, and their experience and support make them an excellent fit for Genelec. Jimmy, Eric and their team are very qualified, and they will assist us in increasing brand visibility and market penetration in their territory and also help build lasting relationships with high-end custom install dealers. We look forward to continuing growth as a result of these new partnerships.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft and SCV Audio to Host “Mixing with Professionals” Seminars at Festival d’Avignon

AVIGNON, France — At this year’s Festival d’Avignon in France, HARMAN’s Soundcraft and its French distributor SCV Audio will host “Mixing with Professionals” seminars from July 23-26. Sessions will be held each day from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Registration is free.

The “Mixing with Professionals” sessions will be held at the ISTS (Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle), a center for training in the techniques of performing arts. The sessions are open to professionals wanting to learn more about the Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles, those making the transition from analog to digital consoles, new engineers and others.

Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Festival d’Avignon is today one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world. Every year in July, Avignon becomes a city-theater, transforming its architectural heritage into various performance venues, welcoming tens of thousands of theater-lovers (over 130,000 admissions) of all ages.

Registration is online at http://www.scv.fr/index.php?page=http://www.scv.fr/news/wordpress/?page_id=2780

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®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. 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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T3 Innovation New Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set Now Shipping

Using Independent Technologies’ Patented ‘Data Defender’ System, the Tough, Talented, and Affordable TLA300 Tel-Scope Offers a Complete Menu for Measuring Data, Actively Monitoring and Detection of High Line Voltages

Camarillo, Calif., July 23, 2012 — T3 Innovation (t3innovation.com), a leading provider of advanced handheld test equipment for the cable/telecommunications, datacom/networking, electrical design and maintenance, and residential/CEDIA custom install markets, has announced the new TLA300 Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set is now shipping. With an MSRP of $269.95, the Tel-Scope delivers more line condition and status information than any other telephone line tester in the world.

“The Tel-Scope includes the most sophisticated data in-line discovery and protection available today,” explained Ron Vogel, T3 Innovation CEO. “Using Independent Technologies’ patented ‘Data Defender’ system, the Tel-Scope offers a complete menu for measuring data, actively monitoring and detection of high line voltages. The Data Defender feature also includes Digi-Secure features that protect digital lines from disruption by outside test equipment.”

The new TLA300 Tel-Scope Telecommunications test set comes with a slate of features not found on any other ‘butt’ set in the world. The large backlit display shows information clearly, and with a glow in the dark keypad the unit can be used in low light environments. And, it is 100 percent weather and rainproof for outside use anytime.

Additional Tel-Scope features and specifications include:
• Angled bed-of-nails and piercing clip cord set
• Largest backlit LCD display available
• Glow in the dark keypad
• On-hook voltage readings
• Off-hook current readings
• Caller ID/Call Waiting and error detection
• Last number called or received list
• Amplified line monitoring
• Soft key menu system
• Data Defender™ keeps digital lines safe
• Detects and identifies DSL and T1 lines
• Eight number stored memory
• DTMF digit capturing
• Displays ring frequency and ring voltage
• Drop tested to 20 feet
• Multiple language (English, Spanish and French) options / display set up choices
• Three-year manufacturer’s warranty

“The Tel-Scope is tough as well as talented,” added Vogel. “It is the first 21st Century telephone test set, and sets a new standard for telephone line analysis.”

See the new Tel-Scope on T3 Innovation’s web site at www.t3innovation.com

For more information, please visit www.t3innovation.com or call (805) 233-3390.

About T3 Innovation
T3 Innovation is dedicated to bringing the latest and most effective technology to the world of handheld test equipment. Innovation is in our name and represents what we look for in each and every product we launch.

A strong engineering team with decades of experience in software and hardware integration with access to some of the most advanced new testing technology on earth is creating concepts, designs and production of new handheld testing devices that are being made right here in the U.S. T3 Innovation is committed to high quality U.S. manufacturing that will help us address market needs around the world.

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New Line of Lightware DVI Matrix Switchers Announced for Medical Applications

Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering products, has announced two new lines of enclosures for its entry-level series of standalone DVI matrix switchers, which are designed for conference room, medical, avionics and 3D imaging applications. Upgraded from the SLIM series, the new PLUS models feature an enclosed power supply, and the MED series is rated for medical usage, for the first time.

“The new PLUS and MED versions of switchers offer a simplified, all-in-one solution,” says Blake Dudash in sales and marketing. “But they still provide users with the same slate of features at the same price point as the small-footprint SLIM routers they’ve come to know.”

Lightware’s MX9x9DVI-Plus, MX12x12DVI-Plus and MX16x16DVI-Plus DVI matrix switchers come in 9-, 12- and 16-I/O sizes. Their 7-inch depth, 4 RU-high aluminum alloy body and fan-free design makes them ideal for space and noise-sensitive applications.

The new PLUS and MED Slim series features no switching latency and zero frame delay; 1920×1200 or 2048×1080 maximal resolution; gold-plated PCB boards and connectors; and RS-232, RS-422 and ethernet control. Lightware Slim offers advanced EDID management, Vista Spyder and Barco Encore compatibility, 32 presets and website hosting capabilities. Easy front-panel buttons provide a user-friendly interface.

In addition, the MED series is now available in a white enclosure to blend in with other equipment in medical installations. The PLUS and MED routers will ship later this summer.

About Lightware U.S.A.

Lightware U.S.A. is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. For more information on these products, visit www.lightwareUSA.com.

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Denver Public Schools Keeps Community Informed more Easily with Shared Storage System from Small Tree

For public schools, an informed community is an engaged community. As such, it is in the best interest for public schools to take advantage of technologies that enable information to be disseminated more quickly to students, parents and community residents.

While communicating with the community has become easier for schools, the introduction of technologies to deliver content often leads to previously unforeseen hurdles that schools must clear. Such was the challenge for DPStv, a cable TV, social media and web streaming channel serving Denver Public Schools, before installing the GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II shared storage system from Small Tree.

“Gone are the days where a monthly newsletter is the primary communications tool used by schools to inform their public about news or noteworthy activities and events,” said Ray Trout, DPStv’s chief engineer. “Today, DPStv creates news, event and promotional content rapidly to keep the entire DPS community entertained and informed.”

To facilitate such heavy content creation, DPStv needed a simple way to provide its post-production team with immediate and simultaneous access to HD media. With eight HD suites located on separate floors, DPStv installed a 24TB ST-RAID II, the first Ethernet-based shared storage system to support 6Gb SAS/SATA protocol end-to-end. Sitting behind a Mac Pro Server, the system includes direct attached shared storage technology designed to support Adobe and Final Cut post-production professionals looking for economical, functional and easy to manage storage solutions.

“The Small Tree shared storage system is the foundation of our facility,” Trout continued. “The ST-RAID II is rock-solid hardware whose one cable connectivity and simple setup means access to creative assets from any room or floor. On top of that, it’s an end-to-end, stable and scalable solution for online media that will grow with us as we continue to expand.”

For more information about Small Tree and its growing line of shared storage and networking products, visit www.small-tree.com or follow Small Tree on Twitter @SmallTreeComm.

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES UPGRADED X2-P LINE ARRAY

**** Photo: WorxAudio Technologies X2-P line array ****

Greensboro, NC – July 2012… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce its newly upgraded X2-P Line Array. With its new PXD8080 power amplifier, the X2-P is a two-way, high efficiency, ultra compact, “All In One” line array loudspeaker system designed for the most natural sounding reproduction of speech and music program material. This exceptional loudspeaker system excels at a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications, including small to medium sized performance venues and clubs, houses of worship, theaters, cabarets, as well as meeting and presentation facilities. more

George Relles Sound Controls Low End at Oregon’s Britt Festivals with Meyer Sound 1100-LFC

The crowds got up and danced when George Relles Sound fired up six Meyer Sound 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements—among the first to be shipped—at Britt Festivals in Jacksonville, Ore. The formidable linear bass reinforcement systems, working underneath MICA line arrays, made their debut in early July concerts by Ben Harper and the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue (Donald Fagan, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs).

“The main reason I bought the 1100-LFCs was to get more power with a smaller truck pack,” admits George Relles, owner of the Eugene, Ore.–based rental and installation company. “But I was pleasantly surprised at how good they sound. It’s a quality hard to put into words, but they have a bigger feel, with more warmth and purity.”

Used in place of traditional subwoofers, the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element is a self-powered loudspeaker defined by its sonic linearity in reproducing low-frequency transients at high, continuous levels with very low distortion over an operating range of 28 Hz to 100 Hz.

For the Britt Festivals, 1100-LFC loudspeakers are arranged three per side in a cardioid configuration on the stage. “There’s nowhere else to put the subs,” says Relles, “and that’s often a problem because they’re usually sitting right in front of monitor world. Fortunately, with the 1100-LFC’s linear response, the rear cancellation is astonishing. There’s solid bass 300 feet up the hill, but from behind you can’t really tell if they’re turned on.”

The low-frequency improvements have stimulated crowd enthusiasm and earned positive comments from the first FOH engineers to mix with them.

“I really liked them,” says Joseph Walsh, who was behind the Avid Profile for a non-stop 2.5-hour soulful set by the Dukes of September. “At sound check, when we first turned them on, I looked at my systems tech and said, ‘Wow, these are really tight, right out of the box.’”

The balance of the Meyer Sound system comprises nine MICA line array loudspeakers per side, two each JM-1P and UPA-1P loudspeakers for front fill, a CQ-1 loudspeaker for corner fill, and two UPM-1P loudspeakers for delay. The same basic system will be in place through the rest of the season, with upcoming performances scheduled by—among others—Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, the Avett Brothers, Diana Krall, Slightly Stoopid, and Huey Lewis and the News.

George Relles Sound has been the principal audio reinforcement provider for the Britt Festivals since 1980, and has employed Meyer Sound systems exclusively since 1986.

“The Britt” (as it is known locally) is the oldest summer performing arts festival in the Pacific Northwest, beginning as a classical-only festival in 1963. The Britt Festival Orchestra remains in residence each August, with an eclectic variety of pop, rock, country, and world music acts taking the stage in June, July, and September.

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44.1 Supplies Two French Film Post Facilities with Meyer Sound EXP Monitoring

Two of the most in-demand film post-production companies in Paris, Digimage Cinema and Piste Rouge, have recently equipped their key mixing and screening rooms with powerful and low-distortion EXP cinema audio systems from Meyer Sound. The systems were specified and installed by Paris-based 44.1, the leading French systems provider of high-end post-production facilities for film, video, and broadcast.

The EXP system at Digimage Cinema, installed in a screening room dedicated to final checking of new films in various formats, comprises Acheron Studio screen channel loudspeakers, X-800C subwoofers, HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with Galileo 408 processors.

Serge Arthus, sound department manager for Digimage Cinema, noticed the improvements immediately. “There’s more definition at the high end of the spectrum, lower distortion, improved clarity, greater headroom, and very good phase stability,” he observes. “Several clients have commented on the excellent definition and dynamics. One told me, ‘At last, the right sound has been found.’”

At its new facility on the west side of Paris, Piste Rouge also offers its clients the benefits of consistently linear EXP monitoring. Piste Rouge’s larger auditorium 1, used for film mixing and trailers for major French distributors, is equipped with Acheron Studio screen channel loudspeakers, while the smaller auditorium 2 is fitted with the more compact Acheron Designer screen channel loudspeakers. Completing the 7.1-surround capable systems are X-800C cinema subwoofers, HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and Galileo loudspeaker management systems with Galileo 408 processors.

Paul-Henri Wagner, owner of 44.1, has a long-standing relationship with Digimage and Piste Rouge, having previously supplied both facilities with Avid Euphonix S5 mixing consoles.

Established in 1985, and taking its name from the sampling frequency of the then-new compact disc, 44.1 has since grown to become a leading system integrator for film, video, and multimedia enterprises. The list of clients served by 44.1 includes the top tier of French broadcast networks, film studios, post-productions houses, recording studios, and live event production companies. 44.1 was appointed as a French dealer for Meyer Sound EXP systems earlier this year.

EXP monitoring systems have been installed at renowned facilities such as Skywalker Sound, Wildfire Studios, and American Zoetrope, as well as De Lane Lea in London. EXP has also gained widespread acceptance as the ideal complement to 3D digital cinema at theatres across North America, Asia, and Europe, including 60 screens at CinemaxX in Germany and Denmark.

www.meyersound.com/news

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University of Texas Arlington Chooses Meyer Sound for College Park Center Arena

College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington has installed a spectacular distributed audio system featuring more than 30 Meyer Sound loudspeakers. The 218,000-square-foot venue, which hosts university sports, concerts, speakers, commencement ceremonies, and more, anchors the emerging 20-acre College Park District and is stimulating a revitalization of downtown Arlington.

Austin-based acoustics and AV consultant BAi, LLC was hired by the University of Texas at Arlington and the architect, HKS, to design the sound reinforcement systems as well as distributed television and scoreboard systems. Grand Prairie, Tex.-based integrator ABLe Communications was contracted by Hunt Construction to implement the systems.

“What the project comes down to is a very well-designed system that was in turn installed per specifications. It ended up being a fantastic system,” says James Wicker, ABLe Communications senior project manager, who had long experience with Meyer Sound at his previous company, Chicago-based dB Integrated Systems.

“Having used Meyer products a lot in the past,” adds Bill Hammon, BAi senior associate, “we were confident in the performance, and this didn’t disappoint.”

The system is comprised of 22 CQ-2 loudspeakers; four CQ-1 loudspeakers; four UPA-1P loudspeakers; and two 500-HP subwoofers. “A lot of time was spent on the front end with the engineering,” Wicker adds, “and making sure that the locations were right, having to work with the lighting and rigging and everything that’s up in the ceiling. When BAi came out for commissioning, we didn’t have to re-aim one speaker: the coverage was phenomenal. This is one of the best-sounding arenas I’ve ever been in.”

The inaugural event at the College Park Center was a concert by hip-hop superstar Drake. “We got a letter from the owner after their first event,” says Hammon. “Apparently it was very loud, and they were very impressed that it remained so clear at high levels.”

www.meyersound.com/news

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