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TONY-Awarded Broadway Shows Shine With DiGiCo

You can’t throw a proverbial rock without hitting a DiGiCo console in the audio trenches on Broadway. From the long-running The Lion King to the relatively new smash hit The Book of Mormon, as well as Evita, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, Sister Act and War Horse, DiGiCo’s potent SD7T, with its powerful hardware, Stealth engine and theatre software kit—utilizing Live Update along with Aliases to manage the demands of 100-cue shows—is handling the toughest demands of theatre audio today. DiGiCo’s SD10 can be found on productions ranging from One Man, Two Guvnors to Peter and the Starcatcher.

This June, two of the newest productions and their respective sound designers took home coveted 2012 Tony Awards for sound design: Clive Goodwin for Once and Darron L. West for Peter and the Starcatcher. They each found the DiGiCo desks critical to the creation and design process of their shows. Interestingly, both shows got their start at the New York Theatre Workshop before moving to Broadway, and this was the first nomination for both Goodwin and West.

The critically acclaimed musical Once is based on the 2006 Academy Award-winning film about an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. In transitioning the show to the larger theatre, Goodwin chose a DiGiCo SD7T after consulting with Scott Kalata at Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, who’d been helping in the design process.

“We needed something with a lot of busses and a high input/output count, flexible theatre-friendly architecture, and the capability of using Waves plug-ins,” Goodwin reflected. “And, it goes without saying that we needed great sound quality. I had used a DiGiCo D5 in a previous life in live music touring, and I was impressed with the user-friendly nature and excellent sound quality. I found the SD7′s dynamic EQs—both onboard and from Waves—were extremely useful in vocal processing. The tube emulator is a nice feature for adding a little extra warmth to most things. The ‘alias’ feature and programming groups were also very useful, especially when planning a show in advance, as they simplify changes throughout the show or just to a single scene. Not to mention, the console has the best sound of any digital console I have used to date. I was hoping to use an SD8 on a forthcoming production, but unfortunately, they were all out doing other shows!”

Also transitioning from the small stage to the big theatre with much fanfare is Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the novel of the same name, which gives the back story for the beloved character Peter Pan. The show got its start in several venues before moving on to the New York Theatre Workshop, where the full production team came together—including sound designer Darron L. West, associate designer Charles Coes and production provider Masque Sound—before opening on Broadway in the spring of 2012. Enlisting the help of Scott at Masque, they spec’d a DiGiCo SD10-24 console to handle the expanding production. Key factors for their new console consideration were having an onboard automation package that could work well for theatre, a flexible bus structure, a system that offered lots of outboard control, programming and matrixing, and a transparent sound. The SD10-24′s small footprint ensured they’d have no complaints from producers requiring only a handful of seats for its placement, and the console’s feature-packed system and exceptional sound quality won them over and sealed the deal.

“The sound design of this show is very old-fashioned, as Darron is happy to say,” offers Coes. “It was important for us to create a feel and a subtle sound that seems to come from the actors and from the band. Having a console that sounds incredibly transparent and clear—and lets engineer Rob Bass follow the show really carefully—keeps us from showing our hand in how much we’re actually reinforcing the show.”

Coes says they were impressed the deeper they got into the console, discovering more ways they were well served by the desk—from the flexible bus setup available for creating feeds, to the scene recall and animation.

“It’s an incredibly powerful console in a small package and we weren’t fighting with the producers about seats,” Coes muses. “Once we learned the DiGiCo mentality in terms and approach, we found the console could do pretty much anything we were asking it to. The I/O flexibility helped us a lot, especially in this application. We made great use of all the internal effects and they sounded consistent and much better than the ones on a competitor’s console. We didn’t have to bring in outboard gear or worry about automating a bunch of external reverb units to track the show. Everything was in the desk and it solved the problem very well for a complicated production.”

Before the desk left in the shop, engineer Rob Bass was able to spend a day setting it up with Coes, laying out the basics and building snapshots. Also a newcomer to the DiGiCo format, he too was pleased with what it had to offer to manage the intricate show. With approximately 70 inputs for everything in the show including actor mics, band mics and sound effects, they’re utilizing 48 outputs.

“We’re basically using our aux sends strictly as outputs,” Bass explains. “We’re using all of our aux outputs as mains in the way we’re set up, and the fact that we’re able to set up that many outputs without losing what we needed for inputs was a big help. Charles set it up so we do all the delay matrixing after the console. It’s all done back at the racks before we send it to the speaker processing, so all the outputs are sent to specific points in our outboard matrix and that’s basically set up to do different vocal delays on the stage, separate band outputs, for the surround speakers, and we have 16 channels that are all sent down a discreet output for the effects speakers onstage that double as foldback [stage monitors] for the actors. The band has monitoring outputs and we’re only using six reverbs, and all those have discrete outputs.”

Because the show strives for a more natural sound, Bass says they’re using a minimum of effects and mostly stock reverbs. “We don’t want it to sound very reinforced, so none of the effects are super prominent; it’s more about adding space for some of these live sound effects. We’re using about six reverbs for the different spaces we’re building, like on the underwater grotto where the mermaids swim. We have a trippy reverb on the piano that’s playing at that point. Basically we’re taking the stock reverbs and tweaking them to get what we want, and then EQing them over returns. The show itself uses a lot of live sound effects; the musicians are doing a lot of that as well as the cast, whether its different noises or vocally, so a lot of the time we’re just putting reverb on that. I like that I can get around the desk pretty quickly and it was easy to dial it all in to have everything at our fingertips.”

“I was a huge fan of the flexibility of the console,” added sound designer Darron West. “Especially on a show as complicated and as dense as Peter and the Starcatcher. There was never a moment in tech rehearsals when a request was made by me that Charles or Rob said we couldn’t do… which is also a testament to the system, and the DiGiCo was indeed the heart and soul of that.”

Sennheiser & Paste Create Intimate Performance Space at Newport Folk Festival®, Showcasing A New Generation of Inspired Artists

Newport, RI – August 2, 2012 – Since its founding in 1959, the annual Newport Folk Festival® has served as a beacon for devout music fans and artists around the world. Last weekend, audio specialist Sennheiser and Paste Magazine introduced festival attendees to the Sennheiser Sound Lounge at The Paste Ruins, where they were able to experience up-close and personal performances from their favorite artists through a pair of Sennheiser RS 120 wireless headphones. 29 of the festival’s 45 performing artists took part in the performances — including Of Monsters and Men, Tom Morello, Jonah Tolchin and many others.

The two-day recording session — which was open for music fans to view and experience first-hand — took place in a grotto-like alcove located in the quad of Fort Adams State Park. Despite the acoustic challenges of having a live sound stage located just 100 yards away, fans attending the Sennheiser Sound Lounge were able to enjoy intimate performances courtesy of the Sennheiser wireless headphones, which were fed a live stereo mix of the multi-track recording sessions in progress. Clips of the performances will be made available for viewing via Sennheiser’s social media outlets beginning in two weeks.

“The Sennheiser Sound Lounge at the Paste Ruins was a huge draw at the festival this year,” commented Tim Moore, artist relations manager of Sennheiser. “It gave music fans the opportunity to discover and experience a new generation of heartfelt music in an incredibility intimate environment. Having the Sennheiser wireless headphones on hand also helped deliver the true sound that today’s music fans crave.”

In addition to having over 300 pairs of Sennheiser wireless headphones on hand for fans to enjoy authentic sound quality, a special VIP section was set up where listeners could audition an assortment of the company’s audiophile headphones, including the HD 600, HD 650, HD 700, HD 800 and the new Amperior.

Sennheiser, which owns the leading microphone brand Neumann, also used its technology on the stage wherever possible to ensure that the best possible sound quality was captured at the source.

Nick Purdy, publisher of Paste, commented: “When you come to a festival, you don’t expect to be able to get 10 or 20 feet away from the artist and experience a close, intimate performance apart from what they may do on the big stage. By partnering with Sennheiser, who helped create the environment while providing microphones, wireless headphones and other equipment, we were able to create one of the more memorable highlights of the festival.”

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonah Tolchin, who performed on the second day of the festival, found the Sennheiser Sound Lounge / Paste Ruins performance space particularly inspiring. “This is just incredible,” he said. “In this environment, with all these great mics, you are so zoned in and focused with all your heart and soul.” Tolchin recently released his debut album entitled Criminal Man, which was recorded using Neumann microphones. “The sound was very crisp and clear — I got true sound out of these mics and my music is true. So it was a good pairing!”

Photo captions:
1. Music fans peer over the bales of hay to view performances in the Sennheiser Sound Lounge.
2. A ‘behind the scenes’ view of a recording session by Jonah Tolchin.
3. Music fans experiencing the true sound of Sennheiser.
4. Over 300 Sennheiser wireless headphones were put into use during the Sennheiser Sound Lounge / Paste Ruins event at the Newport Folk Festival®.
5. Jonah Tolchin and all the other performers were miked with Neumann and Sennheiser microphones. Tolchin is pictured singing through a Neumann U 87.

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website.

Media Contacts:

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
(914) 602-2913
jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com

Rachel Smolin
Public Relations
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
(860) 434-9190, Ext. 180
rsmolin@sennheiserusa.com

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BenQ’s SmartEco(TM) Projectors Bring 3D Video to Life at Scouts’ Space Jam 6 Technology Education Event

Breakthrough Projector Technology From BenQ Puts 3D Video and Simulations on the Big Screen for a STEM-Focused Weekend Merit-Badge Earning

IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 2, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that it is providing four MW712 SmartEco(TM) projectors for Space Jam 6, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused education event for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Webelo Scouts. more

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Pro64 Network Manager Version 3.0 Now Available for Download

Free Software Update to Support New C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame

WEST CHESTER, PA, AUGUST 1, 2012—-Aviom’s Pro64® Network Manager™ version 3.0 is now available for download on Aviom’s website. This version of the software has been released in conjunction with the company’s newest product, the C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System in order to support new features made available to the Pro64 Series product line with the addition of this device.

The C4dio Digital I/O Card is a 4×4 AES3 I/O card with BNC Word Clock Out, In, and In with Termination options. Six C4dio Digital I/O Cards installed in an F6 Modular I/O Frame allows the AllFrame to be configured as a 24×24 AES3 digital audio interface. When at least one C4dio Digital I/O Card is installed, the AllFrame can support external clocks. To support this new hardware, the Pro64 Network Manager version 3.0 is necessary.

Version 3.0 also supports Standby Mode with AllFrame devices in a Pro64 network. Standby powers down the F6 backplane while maintaining power to the networking engine, allowing the device to be serviced, cards to be changed, or service panel doors to be closed without interrupting network operation. Standby can be activated directly from Network Manager, from the front panel of the F6, or via a contact closure switch connected via Euroblock on the F6.

Pro64 Network Manager is a free download from Aviom.com/NetworkManager.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

StarTech.com’s New HD Video Capture Cards enables users to capture and convert an HDMI® Audio-Video source with resolutions up to 1080p

Lockbourne, OH – StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of two new HD Video Capture Cards – a PCI Express Video Capture Card (PEXHDCAP), as well as an ExpressCard Video Capture Card (ECHDCAP). While both cards support full, high-definition (1080p) video capture, the PCI Express Capture Card supports both digital and analog video input support with built-on HDMI and DVI input ports, and includes the necessary adapters for converting and capturing video from VGA or component video sources.

“Both of these capture cards are in demand, because they’re capable of supporting 1080p video capture” said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s audio-video product line. “The PCI Express capture card offers unique value, because of the DVI and VGA capture capabilities it offers, which make it ideal for a wide range of applications including things like creating training videos or capturing video from a PC to put into training presentations or videos.”

Features of the new HD Video Capture Cards/adapters include:

• Support for full high-definition video capture, from HDMI output devices
• Analog video conversion and capturing (PEXHDCAP only), from DVI, VGA or Component video sources
• Full 1080p video capture
• HDMI audio or 2-channel stereo audio capture support
• Still image capture supported
• MPEG-4 and H.264 encoding
• NTSC and PAL system supported
• 16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratio support
• Supports the Adobe Premiere CS5 Plug-in for video editing
• DVI to VGA adapter included (PEXHDCAP only)
• HDCP Compliant

The PCI Express Video Capture Card (PEXHDCAP) and ExpressCard Video Capture Card (ECHDCAP) are available for purchase from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI. MSRP for the PEXHDCAP is $174.99 (USD) in the United States and $179.99 (CDN) in Canada and for the ECHDCAP it is $198.99 (USD) in the United States and $204.99 (CDN) in Canada.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

HDMI®, the HDMI Logo, and High‐Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

Lockbourne, OH – July 26, 2012 – StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of two new HD Video Capture Cards – a PCI Express Video Capture Card (PEXHDCAP), as well as an ExpressCard Video Capture Card (ECHDCAP). While both cards support full, high-definition (1080p) video capture, the PCI Express Capture Card supports both digital and analog video input support with built-on HDMI and DVI input ports, and includes the necessary adapters for converting and capturing video from VGA or component video sources.

“Both of these capture cards are in demand, because they’re capable of supporting 1080p video capture” said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s audio-video product line. “The PCI Express capture card offers unique value, because of the DVI and VGA capture capabilities it offers, which make it ideal for a wide range of applications including things like creating training videos or capturing video from a PC to put into training presentations or videos.”

Features of the new HD Video Capture Cards/adapters include:

• Support for full high-definition video capture, from HDMI output devices
• Analog video conversion and capturing (PEXHDCAP only), from DVI, VGA or Component video sources
• Full 1080p video capture
• HDMI audio or 2-channel stereo audio capture support
• Still image capture supported
• MPEG-4 and H.264 encoding
• NTSC and PAL system supported
• 16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratio support
• Supports the Adobe Premiere CS5 Plug-in for video editing
• DVI to VGA adapter included (PEXHDCAP only)
• HDCP Compliant

The PCI Express Video Capture Card (PEXHDCAP) and ExpressCard Video Capture Card (ECHDCAP) are available for purchase from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI. MSRP for the PEXHDCAP is $174.99 (USD) in the United States and $179.99 (CDN) in Canada and for the ECHDCAP it is $198.99 (USD) in the United States and $204.99 (CDN) in Canada.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

HDMI®, the HDMI Logo, and High‐Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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Pro Audio Technology Quad-Amplified, Seven Foot Tall SCR-3215sm Loudspeaker

Pro Audio Technology LoudspeakersWith dual 15-inch, 1400W woofers and a maximum output of >130dB; what started as an exercise to push loudspeaker performance limits is now a reality for audio and home theater enthusiasts.

Huntington Beach, CA – July 24, 2012 – Pro Audio Technology (PRO), the leader in loudspeakers and DSP-programmable amplifier systems for residential properties, today announced the SCR-3215sm loudspeaker, a seven foot tall, 350 pound four-way reference speaker designed for placement behind acoustically transparent screens. The culmination of more than 25 years in high-performance loudspeaker design by lifelong loudspeaker designer and PRO founder Paul Hales, the 3215 is truly a statement product.

Starting with the drivers, Pro Audio Technology went big, opting for dual 15-inch, 1400W woofers which offer a low frequency sensitivity of 102dB with one watt of input power. With over 350 square inches of surface area supported by a massive 30 pound motor system, the 3215 moves a lot of air to produce highly impactful bass. With four-inch voice coils, thermal power handling is maximized, allowing the SCR-3215sm to play at live concert sound pressure levels for extended periods of time without fear of driver failure.

At the heart of the SCR-3215sm’s mid/high frequency assembly is a 41-pound ultra high-output (114dB / 1 watt) compression driver. Its seven-inch carbon fiber diaphragm provides pistonic motion over three and one half octaves, resulting in the most effortless, coherent, and dynamically correct rendering of vocals and instrumentation possible. Dispersion and acoustic power transfer are controlled via a constant directivity horn with over 800 square inches of effective radiating surface – more than 40 times the radiating area of a typical cone midrange.

Upper-mid and high frequencies for the SCR-3215sm are supplied via a state-of-the-art coaxial compression driver utilizing an annular polymer diaphragm for silky smooth midrange and treble and uncolored harmonics to beyond 30 kHz. Mated to a large format 18” x 22” horn, the high frequency system provides 396 square inches of radiating surface to drive the air; or the equivalent of more than 500 one-inch dome tweeters per speaker. As in commercial cinema systems, the SCR-3215sm mid/high frequency assembly employs tri-amplification to maximize the performance of each driver in the system.

When paired with companion PMA Amplifiers the SCR-3215sm speakers are part of a sophisticated digital cinema system employing advanced DSP to redefine the industry’s concept of “accuracy” and sonic realism. Maximum output is >130 dB, making the SCR-3215 the definitive loudspeaker of choice for large to very large room applications, and those who desire a visceral concert experience in their home. Because they are designed to perform behind transparent screens at “Reference Levels” from more than 12 meters away, the 3215’s are also ideal for home theater installations.

“I designed my first loudspeaker when I was 16 and have never stopped looking for ways to improve speaker technology,” said Paul Hales, founder of Pro Audio Technology. “The 3215 loudspeaker started as a laboratory experiment to see how far we could push the limits of audio performance, and now it’s a reality with orders already in place. Our dealers can’t wait to let customers hear them in person.”

For more information about Pro Audio Technology products, visit www.proaudiotechnology.com.

Pro Audio Technology custom designs and manufactures DSP-driven loudspeakers and amplifiers with preeminent consumer and professional-grade audio engineering technology to produce sonically accurate, inherently robust audio systems. Pro Audio Technology loudspeakers are built with the amplifier as a critical part of the signal path, resulting in performance optimized systems that deliver a dynamic, true-to-life listening experience. The sound system of choice for discerning music and home theater enthusiasts, Pro Audio Technology is available globally through an elite group of high-end residential custom installers.

Extron Announces New Economical HDMI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DTP HDMI 230 twisted pair extender for transmission of HDMI, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CAT 5-type cable. The HDCP-compliant extender provides an economical and effective means for extending HDMI with embedded multi-channel audio from HDMI-equipped devices. In addition, the DTP HDMI 230 accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same single twisted pair cable. The compact enclosure sizes and remote powering of either unit make the DTP HDMI 230 ideal for extending HDMI, audio, and bidirectional control in space-challenged environments. more

Loyola University Maryland Completes HD Transition with JVC ProHD Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Baltimore’s Loyola University Maryland has completed a three-year transition to HD production for its Communication Department, which is built around a variety of JVC ProHD cameras.

Loyola has one GY-HM150 and four GY-HM100 handheld ProHD camcorders, which are used for broadcast journalism courses and Film Club projects. Three GY-HM790 cameras, purchased last summer, are used mostly as studio cameras, while three GY-HM750 cameras, purchased in February 2012, are used as ENG cameras in advanced classes as well as for community service productions. The department is planning to purchase six more JVC cameras during the 2012-2013 school year.

“We were very impressed with the performance of the GY-HM790 camera in the studio and purchased additional GY-HM750 cameras for field productions,” explained Herbert Jay Dunmore, television operations manager. “The cameras are very user friendly, and the similarity of menu structure allows for a smooth transition between models.”

Dunmore, who teaches digital media courses and serves as engineer for the department, is also the advisor to GreyComm Studios, a student television production club. Students produce a variety of programs, including news, sports, and reality shows. The organization provides a cross-discipline collaborative experience in digital convergence media to help students “learn in a production environment they would experience post graduation,” he said.

Beyond the transition to HD production, Loyola also moved from Apple Final Cut Pro to Adobe and Avid NLE systems. “JVC’s dual recording formats and direct-to-edit ability were significant factors,” Dunmore noted. “The 35 Mbps recording ability is an added bonus for many of the community-based projects that require high quality imaging for archival and post. The dual-slot recording option in both the GY-HM750 and GY-HM150 allows for immediate editing and producer review in separate locations.”

Students are big fans of JVC’s use of inexpensive, nonproprietary SDHC media cards instead of tape. Beyond the improved editing workflow, Dunmore said the dual recording feature of the GY-HM150 and GY-HM750 provides additional confidence in the field. Plus, the tapeless acquisition encourages students to use metadata and introduces them to basic asset management. “The JVC cameras have been the tools that allow us to move into different areas and see why they are important,” he added.

The HD upgrade of the studio and field production equipment was a top priority of the department. Student involvement and digital media course enrollment has grown by more than 30 percent over the last few years, and Dunmore said the new JVC cameras and other HD equipment have been a big part of the surge.

“During campus tours, students and parents are very impressed with our facility, which results in many of those interested students enrolling to our university,” he explained. “Our studio hardware setup has been used as a model for other colleges and universities in the area that are making the same transition toward high definition television production. We look forward to continuing our relationship with JVC, as they continue to provide cutting-edge technology that provides a user experience that prepares our students for the post-graduation production field.”

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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BTX Increases Sales Force Coverage in the Middle Atlantic and Southeast Regions

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Aug. 2, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products today announced that the company is expanding its sales force coverage throughout the United States. The expansion will be led in the Southeast by Regional Sales Manager Chris Mehalso, CTS, and in the Middle Atlantic area by Regional Sales Manager George Hahalis. more

GLOBALVUE SUPPLIES CLARION HOTEL PHOENIX TECH CENTER WITH NEW LCD TELEVISIONS

PHOENIX, AUGUST, 2 2012 – GlobalVue, a technology innovator delivering exceptional quality and value to the TV marketplace, recently supplied the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center in Phoenix, Arizona with 190 32-inch HD LCD flat-screen televisions featuring the integrated Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System, just in time for baseball season, the hotel’s busiest season of the year.
When Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center General Manager Jim Evanoff received word that it was time to transition the televisions at the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Center to flat screens, he shopped around for the best deal. Pleased with the budget-friendly price and high quality of GlobalVue’s HD LCD flat-screen televisions, he ordered a suite of sets complete with remotes and swivel mounts.
“The industry is moving so fast,” he explains. “We forecast that soon enough, hotel guests will be conducting all communication through their televisions. It was time for us to make the transition to flat-screens with Pro:Idiom technology in order to stay competitive.”
And the timing couldn’t have been better. The Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center receives a lot of traffic during baseball season. Rooms are booked starting in early spring, thanks to the thirteen professional baseball teams that make their spring training homes in Phoenix and the three big college teams that welcome professional scouts each season.
“The hotel books quickly during baseball season and it has been wonderful unveiling the new televisions to our guests,” he says. “We have received such wonderful feedback.”
Evanoff and his staff decided to install the televisions themselves. The 32-inch televisions and swivels were a good fit for the hotel’s current armoires. Evanoff and his team easily mounted each television to the wall and programmed them soon after. The hotel’s old televisions were donated to a local homeless veteran shelter.
“We are thrilled that we were able to supply the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center with the right size televisions at an affordable price,” says Tim Martin, vice president of sales and marketing at GlobalVue. “The GlobalVue line of hospitality televisions is the ideal solution for managers like Evanoff, who are looking for an easy-to-install, high-quality television at a competitive price point. Delivering top performing in-room entertainment is more important than ever, as hoteliers compete for business and leisure travelers. We are proud to bring this product line as a solution for the changing needs of today’s hospitality market.”

GlobalVue’s Hospitality HD LCD Televisions, available in 32-, 37- and 42-inch class screen sizes, are designed for ease of installation and setup. All three models are equipped with the integrated Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management System for delivering broad deployment of HDTV programming and other high-value digital content. Other features include MPEG-4, HD-ATSC/clear-QAM cable digital tuners (including legacy NTSC decoding), front panel lock-out and auto volume limiters.

GlobalVue’s televisions are available through a roster of top-tier independent distributors, including Best Buy for Business, Kingston Distribution LLC and Commercial Solutions, Inc.

About GlobalVue
GlobalVue was founded in 2010 to fill a void in the industry for superior-quality commercial televisions, specifically catering to the hospitality and fixed installation markets. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, the GlobalVue brand offers a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective products with all the features you’ve come to expect from a commercial television. GlobalVue’s hospitality televisions feature the Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System for delivering HD programming and other high-value digital content specifically for hospitality applications.

GlobalVue has an established and rapidly growing distribution network and is able to supply the hospitality and fixed installation markets with high-quality commercial TVs at extremely competitive prices. For more information, please visit GlobalVue at www.globalvuetv.com or call 866-974-1968.

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