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Pro Audio Technology Appoints ANSR as Manufacturers Rep

PRO AUDIO TECHNOLOGY APPOINTS ANSR AS MANUFACTURERS REP

Associated Network Systems Representatives will represent the speaker, subwoofer and amplifier manufacturer in Northern California and Nevada.

Huntington Beach, CA – August 14, 2012 – Pro Audio Technology (PRO), the leader in loudspeakers and DSP-programmable amplifier systems for residential properties, today announced the appointment of Associated Network Systems Representatives (ANSR) to manage sales representation in Northern California and Nevada.

With offices in Oakland, Sacramento and Reno, ANSR provides design, programming, training and technical services and has a relationship with over 600 CEDIA contractors and retailers in their market, as well as long-term relationships with residential and commercial specification communities. Additionally, ANSR works to guide electrical contractors toward design, installation and business practices that meet CEDIA standards.

“In today’s market, many clients are building their second generation theaters. Demand for higher performance audio has increased as customers have become more discerning and have higher levels of expectation,” said ANSR representative Bob Foppiano. “PRO’s unparalleled dynamics, and industry leading DSP technology make them an ideal fit for ANSR and the growing number of high-end CEDIA contractors we work with.”

“Northern California and Nevada represent exceptional opportunities for growth for Pro Audio Technology due to the large number of high performance theater projects in the territory,” said Pro Audio Technology founder, L. Paul Hales. “We’re committed to increasing our presence in the region and ANSR will help us connect with dealers who understand the value of offering high-performance alternatives to their clients.”

ANSR also represent SurgeX, Lutron, ReQuest, Russound, Sonance, Savant, Trufig and several other prominent manufacturers in the CEDIA marketplace.

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

About Pro Audio Technology
Through thoughtful combination of consumer and professional engineering technologies, Pro Audio Technology designs and manufactures a complete range of high-power loudspeakers and DSP-programmable amplifiers for high-end residential installations. PRO products unite lively dynamics, high maximum output level, and rugged durability with the refined acoustic performance you’ve come to expect from contemporary home audio equipment. The sound system of choice for discerning music and home theater enthusiasts, Pro Audio Technology products are available globally through an elite group of high-end residential custom installers. Pro Audio Technology is the brand name of Professional Home Cinema, LLC.

University of Oregon Chooses Haivision to Connect Fans to the Game Throughout New Arena

Complete Media System Combines Makito(TM) HD H.264 Low-Latency IP Video and CoolSign(TM) Digital Signage

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 14, 2012 — Haivision today announced that the University of Oregon has deployed an extensive media system bringing together Haivision’s Makito(TM) HD H.264 encoder and CoolSign(TM) digital signage system to drive displays throughout its 12,000-seat Matthew Knight Arena, the new home of the Oregon Ducks(TM) NCAA Basketball(R) team. The Haivision system delivers real-time HD and rich media content to hundreds of CoolSign digital signage players throughout the arena, ensuring fans stay connected to the game no matter where they are in the venue. more

BASSMAXX Launches CCM112 YesMon Powered Monitor

AUSTIN, Texas, August 14, 2012 — BASSMAXX (www.bassmaxx.com), an industry leader in high-output subwoofers and audiophile-quality professional loudspeakers, is proud to announce the launch of the bi-amped CCM112 YesMon Powered Monitor. The CCM112 is scheduled to ship in the 4th quarter of 2012 with an MSRP of $2,570.00

“Big things can definitely come in small packages,” said David Lee, president and designer at BASSMAXX. “We put many ‘big’ elements into this very small monitor, so the size of the CCM simply does not prepare you for its capabilities and output. We’ve had major artists presented with them for use as a stage monitor who took a look at them with disdain, saying ‘That’s not going to be big enough, mate’, and then look astonished when we turned them on! It definitely is a big surprise when you compare size to volume.

Lee explained that the biggest news about the compact CCM112 may be the development of tailored anti-feedback presets for specific major-brand microphones. “When the preset that matches your specific microphone is loaded, the monitor is automatically EQ’d for maximum gain before feedback, meaning that the monitor/mic combination is practically ‘rung out’ for you, leaving little or no tuning required by the user for maximum sound and minimum hassles,” continued Lee. “This is a great time-saver for the professional and a great problem solver for the amateur. New microphone presets will be made available for download from www.bassmaxx.com as they come to market and/or by customer special request. Up to 60 presets can be stored on the DSP through a USB or Ethernet interface and, once loaded, can be recalled though the on-board display controller without a computer hook-up.”

Physically, the CCM112 is an extremely compact 12-inch monitor that incorporates a 1500W Powersoft class D amplifier coupled to a high power handling neodymium woofer and a co-axially mounted 1.4-inch exit compression driver. The co-axial point source provides more consistent off-axis response and superior feedback rejection. Performance is enhanced by a 96kHz networkable DSP, unique anti-feedback DSP programming with up to 60 presets on board and unlimited presets available online.

The CCM112 and its DSP presets are designed to deliver maximum gain before feedback, maximum output level, maximum utility, and maximum reliability. The minimums were focused on size and weight. The cabinet is made of Baltic Birch, measures 14in. x 15in. x 12in. and weighs 30.6 lbs. It has four deployment angles plus a cast metal pole-mount. Its small size and lightweight Neodymium magnet structure allows for easy transport and the 1500W class D amp and on-board DSP make setup a snap. Power in, signal in, ready to begin.

“A great monitor is one that gives you headroom and not headaches,” Lee concluded. “The CCM112 was made for anyone who wants to be able to carry an entire monitor rig in each hand without breaking a sweat, who would rather take their own monitors on the road than rely on whatever happens to be at the gig, who works in venues with small stages, has to supply an entire show’s lights and sound out of one truck, or who needs a really powerful speaker in a tiny little box. Or, all of the above. Although we class them as monitors, they can power an entire small show with one on each side and a BASSMAXX sub below.”

Additional specifications include:
• Frequency response (±3 dB): 80-18,000Hz
• Maximum sustained output: 123 dB
• Short-term peak output: 126dB
• Enclosure type: multi-angle acoustic suspension wedge
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 14in. x 15in. x 12in.
• Net weight: 30.6 lbs.
• Shipping weight: 35 lbs.
• Exterior finish: high-pressure polyurethane
• Grill: custom-cut diffraction pattern foam-backed 1/8in. aluminum
• Voltage operating range: 95-250V, auto-switching
• Current draw: 95-125V: 3.6A@1/8 power, 195-250V: 2.2A@1/8 power
• DSP: comprehensive bi-amped processing, custom anti-feedback presets

BASSMAXX products are designed to deliver high fidelity and high-output, and also to be low maintenance and incredibly rugged. The electronics and circuitry are covered by the BASSMAXX 2-year ‘Sound Defense’ warranty with a 6-year limited warranty on the cabinet.

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 713-397-4466, or visit www.BASSMAXX.com.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price.

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Women in AV Support InfoComm AV Week 2012

The Women in AV (WAVE) have taken on an outreach initiative to support the InfoComm AV Week, which is October 14 – 20, 2012. During this week, we’re asking members of WAVE to get involved in educating middle and high school students to build awareness of the AV industry.

There are three simple ways to participate in this WAVE initiative. Exploit your resources and choose whichever activity is right for you. If you want to do more than one, that’s even better! AV Week and WAVE’s program provide a prime opportunity to not only generate awareness of the industry, but also enables you to get involved within your local community. By joining this initiative, you will be directly helping to teach youth on how the AV industry can lead to a fulfilling, creative, and inspired career path! WAVE has outlined these as our group’s possible activities:

WORK WITH SCIENCE TEACHERS
Be a guest lecturer and offer lessons on the science of AV, including activities such as identifying the AV in use at their school. InfoComm can provide you with lesson plans, facts and statistics (www.avweek.org/toolkit.cfm) A good resource is the National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org)

REACH OUT TO YOUR LOCAL TSA CHAPTER
The Technology Student Association is a nation, nonprofit organization for middle and high school students with a strong interest in technology as well as for their teachers who serve as advisors. Search the TSA website at (www.tsaweb.org/state-delegations) to see if there is a chapter in your state. See if they would like to have you speak to their members during AV Week.

DONATE TO A SCHOOL
Do you have any used AV equipment? Or do you want to raise funds to buy some AV that a local school needs? Check with your local school to see if there is a need and consider how you may be able to help.

DO A TECH TOUR
Check with a local school to see if there is interest from the science, film and theater students to tour your AV facility or a local venue to get a peak of the AV “behind the scenes”.

Please submit your activities, photos and information to Kelly Perkins, WAVE Marketing Director, at kperkins@womeninav.com or by phone at (612) 298-7688. We want to make sure your efforts are recognized in Women in AV press, womeninav.com as well as our social media outlets. For more information please visit the website at www.womeninav.com.

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About Women in AV:
Women in AV establishes a multi faceted approach to educating, supporting, encouraging and inspiring women in the audiovisual industry through collaboration, research, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The Women in AV Group will promote the growth and performance of women by empowering women to feel recognized, respected, productive, and important to the AV industry.

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Cobalt Digital to Bring Multi-Channel Loudness Processing & Monitoring Over IP to The European Market at IBC 2012

Visit Cobalt at IBC Stand 10.B27

AWARD-WINNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MAXIMUM COMPLIANCE WITH MINIMUM MAINTENANCE

Urbana, IL, Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, will introduce the European market to technologies at IBC that provide an easy path to EBU R128 and CALM compliance. Notable among a complement of ground-breaking products is the multi-award-winning LMNTS™, an exciting breakthrough in comprehensive transport-based loudness processing, and SpotCheck™, an innovative transport stream compliance monitor. Cobalt will also demonstrate the new Blue Box Group™ series of throw down conversion modules, a new range of MADI cards including Embedder/De-embedder (with 192 x 192 crosspoint switch) and MADI DA, and both physical (OGCP-9000 and OGCP-9000/CC optimised for colour correction) and virtual remote control panels.

LMNTS (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams)
Using LINEAR ACOUSTIC® Aeromax™ technology, Cobalt’s LMNTS™ (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams) represents a quantum leap in multi-stream loudness processing by offering an economic, consistent solution that’s easy to integrate.

Winner of both TV Technology’s STAR and Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit awards at NAB 2012, LMNTS performs automatic loudness processing across many transport streams making it ideal for MVPDs and MSOs where a large number of diverse programming sources must be simultaneously controlled. It operates at the MPEG IP transport layer to provide a practical loudness management solution without the need or complexity of external codecs transferring between baseband and MPEG external interfaces.

Available in both IP and ASI versions, LMNTS extracts and decodes audio codec packets from the program stream, performs high-quality PCM loudness processing, and then re-encodes and re-packets the audio within its stream. Physically, all data connections to LMNTS are via GigE IP or ASI interfaces using an industry-standard IT hardware platform with no intermediary breakouts.

SpotCheck – Audio Loudness Measurement and Recorded Data Logging System
Cobalt’s SpotCheck™ takes the guesswork out of loudness measurement and logging, and facilitates CALM and EBU R128 compliance. SpotCheck monitors an IP, ASI, or a transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream at the transmit (emission) encode point, and provides easy-to-use, convenient, long-term access to loudness records for all programming initiated from a broadcasting facility.

Segments can be searched via the intuitive display of loudness plots along with date/time-stamped thumbnails of the actual corresponding programming, or can optionally be queried and correlated using a database relationship with the facility as-run automation list. SpotCheck readily pinpoints all segments that are outside of CALM/R128 compliance, providing documentary proof should an erroneous complaint appear. Ethernet control enables integration with facility IT providing long-term logging/thumbnail storage.

Requiring no breakout from the MPEG stream and not affecting the emission stream in any way, SpotCheck provides an easily integrated, facility-based, powerful solution for loudness records and compliance interrogation and verification.

Blue Box Group – Interface Converter boxes
Cobalt is returning to its roots by presenting a modular, low-cost, signal conversion line offering excellent performance, ease-of-operation, and practical installation. The series – named Blue Box Group™ – receives its power directly form video monitors or other equipment via USB without bulky “wall wart” adapters.

MADI cards – Ideal for Outside Broadcast environment
Ideal for the OB market, Cobalt’s new series of MADI embedder/de-embedder processing cards opens up new possibilities in multi-channel/multi-source baseband audio routing (192 x 192 crosspoint switch). The 9374-EMDE Quad Stream SDI – AES – MADI series, perfect for mobile environments, provides a full unrestricted audio crosspoint that allows channel routing between any channels on up to four SDI steams, discrete AES-3id, and AES10 MADI interfaces. It uses standard 1694A cabling thus eliminating the need for fiber. Its excellent MADI receiver performance allows up to 250m MADI receive capability with no signal degradation.

Embed and de-embed-only versions are also available, as well as dual SDI stream 9372 and single SDI stream 9371 versions.

Physical and Virtual Remote Control Panels
Cobalt has developed unique remote control panels for control, configuration and monitoring of the 9000 COMPASS® and Fusion3G® cards. The OGCP-9000 can be used with multiple 8321 and HPF-9000 frames and cards. Operating with the Dashboard GUI the OGCP-9000 offers the intuitive control for quick, efficient operation. The OGCP-9000/CC is optimised for fast, real time adjustment for on-air colour correction.

The WINOGCP virtual control panel via PC offers convenient controls that mirror the abilities of the hard OGCP-9000 panel using computer mouse via Ethernet.

Both the OGCP-9000 and WINOGCP are ideal for monitoring and logging of loudness control to meet EBU R128 and ATSC A85 requirements.

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, VP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Extron Introduces the New Retractor XL

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new Retractor XL Extended Length Cable Retraction System for Cable Cubby® Enclosures. The Retractor XL provides for cable extension up to five feet (1.5 meters) and is available in versions to support most AV and data signal types including VGA, Network, PC Audio, USB, DisplayPort, or HDMI. The Extron Retractor Series, introduced in 2009, is also available for applications where cable extension of 3 feet (90 cm) is appropriate. more

Bob Ludwig Platinum Panel To Address ‘Mastered For iTunes’

Mastering Pros To Clarify Misunderstood Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO: The Mastered For iTunes initiative, one of the most significant, yet misunderstood innovations developed for the ubiquitous music distribution format will be the subject of an essential Special Event planned for the 133rd AES Convention. Scheduled for October 26 – 29 in SF’s Moscone Center, the Convention will provide 20,000+ music industry pro’s with timely and definitive information on a plethora of creative and technical issues. Convention Special Events Chair, Christopher Smith. reports, “One of our most important presentations is this year’s Platinum Mastering event. Long-time moderator Bob Ludwig has developed a panel discussion to assess and clarify the relevance and value of this vital new Apple iTunes process. Attendance at this Special Event should be required by every pro engineer who hopes to keep current with critical innovations.”

MASTERING APPLE INC.’s “MASTERED FOR iTUNES” INITIATIVE – THE SCIENCE, THE PROCEDURES AND THE RESULTS: Moderator, Gateway Mastering President, Bob Ludwig (Springsteen, Stones, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons), will helm a vital discussion with leading mastering engineers including Eric Boulanger (Colby Caillat, Chris Botti, The Bravery). Other panelists tba – Apple’s iTunes Store is the world’s largest music vendor. Last year, with the introduction of Colbie Caillat’s All of You download, they began selling higher fidelity AAC encodes at no additional cost to consumers. Some mastering and recording engineers have misunderstood this process. Additionally, a surprising amount of misguided press about what it does and does not do has been generated. Considering Apple’s market share, every mastering engineer should understand this vital new procedure. The Apple “Mastered for iTunes” initiative is based on 100% solid science and it can yield AAC encodes so close to the 44kHz/24 bit PCM encode masters that many have failed an A-B-X listening test. A Q&A will follow this timely discussion.

Photo: AES Platinum Mastering Panel Moderator, Bob Ludwig

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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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FOR-A Announces Plans for SET Broadcast & Cable Show in Brazil

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, is set to participate at the upcoming SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable Show. The company will demo a variety of their popular solutions in their own stand (Booth D11), as well as within the booth of Brazilian systems integration partner, Line Up. The conference will take place next week at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 21-23.

“Participating at this year’s SET Broadcast & Cable Show is a great opportunity for us,” explained Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corp. of America. “It’s the premiere Latin American conference for broadcast and video production professionals, and FOR-A is excited to have its own booth for the first time at the show. Brazil is one of the fastest growing markets for FOR-A, and we’ve made it our mission to be highly active in this region. Through our Brazilian road shows and a recent technical seminar for our Latin American dealers, and now our involvement at SET Broadcast & Cable, we’re showing our total commitment to this region. FOR-A is looking forward to showcasing its product line and connecting with current and potential customers in Sao Paulo.”

Among the products on display at the SET Broadcast & Cable show will be the FA-9500 3G/HD/SD Multi Purpose Signal Processor. The unit provides frame sync and video and audio conversion tools. Two channels of HD/SD-SDI and one channel of analog composite video I/O come standard, and it is expandable up to five channels. With SDI inputs, two channels are synchronously coupled independently for seamless switching between channels. The FA-9500 also provides A/D and D/A conversion, as well as up/down/cross/aspect conversion. It offers conversion between HD and SD, as well as 1080i and 720p.

Also to be demoed at the show is FOR-A’s award-winning VFC-7000 Super Slow Motion Camera, a compact, lightweight, all-in-one self-contained unit. The camera offers high-speed play-out and recording in HD at variable frame rates from 24 to 700 fps. It features a high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor and electronic high-speed shutter that can operate as fast as 1/200,000 of a second for filming fast-moving events and subjects without blur.

FOR-A will also display one of its popular storage solutions at the SET show – the LTR-100HS Video Archiving Recorder, which features LTO-5 technology and offers HD/SD-SDI input/output. The LTR-100HS makes file ingest workflow more efficient and reduces archive space requirements. Equipped with a high quality MPEG-2 codec, the LTR-100HS includes an MXF wrapper/un-wrapper, so MXF files recorded to LTO-5 tape can be used directly by many NLE systems. LTO-5 tape cartridges can store approximately 50 hours of programming recorded at 50 Mbps.

Products from FOR-A’s selection of frame rate converters will be shown, including the UFM-30FRC modular based HD/SD Frame Rate Converter. This unit can perform a wide variety of format conversions, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50. The FRC-8000 HD/SD Frame Rate Converter, based on FOR-A’s highly successful FRC-7000 with motion compensation technology, will also be on display. The FRC-8000 is a multi-format frame rate converter for HD and SD. In addition to HD format conversion, the new image processing board in the FRC-8000 also enables SD format conversion. Up converter, down converter, and cross converter functions are also provided.

Introduced earlier this year at NAB 2012, the HVS-390HS Video Switcher will be featured in the FOR-A booth. Available in 1 M/E or 2 M/E sizes, this compact, cost-effective switcher includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and 8 outputs, with frame synchronizers for all inputs. FOR-A will also display its HVS-4000 Series Digital Video Switcher. Packed with features that enable it to be the core device in a video production system, the HVS-4000 is available as a 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E, or 3 M/E switcher.

Other FOR-A products to be shown are the MV-42HS Multi Viewer, the MV-1610HS40 Multi Viewer, and the MBP-100SX MXF Video Clip Server.

FOR-A’s dedication to supporting its customers and developing new relationships in Latin America is further exemplified by their recent participation at TecnoTelevision Congress and Expo 2012, an event which focused on emerging technologies impacting DTV and other distribution platforms. The show took place July 25-26 in Bogota, Columbia, and marked the third year that FOR-A exhibited with its regional partner, Advanced Television Group SAS.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Vaddio Releases IP Camera Control Upgrade to ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera Systems

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, today released a major software update to its USB Camera line. The free Version 1.1 software update allows ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ camera users the ability to control the camera from any computer or mobile device that supports a web browser.

“When we launched our EasyUSB camera systems we knew that our customers would demand a more sophisticated control approach than a traditional IR Remote Control,” explains Vaddio CEO, Rob Sheeley. “By connecting to the camera’s Ethernet port, users can now browse to the embedded web server built into the camera and have complete control of the camera by using the preconfigured web page user control panel.”

Internal web pages within the camera allow control of the HD-USB camera via Internet connection through a standard web browser. Users can now adjust pan, tilt, zoom and home controls, as well as pan, tilt and zoom speed controls; switch video sources, and store and recall six camera presets. Administrators have the additional ability to control security passwords, change the IP address, view diagnostics, access firmware upgrades and Help settings. The IP address will be displayed onscreen out of the composite, analog component (YPbPr) and the USB video output.

For more information on the ClearVIEW HD-USB camera upgrade please visit the Vaddio website at www.vaddio.com.

PROFESSIONAL WIRELESS SYSTEMS PROVIDES ROCK-SOLID RF COVERAGE AT LOLLAPALOOZA 2012 Three-Day Festival Continues Amidst Storm, Evacuation

CHICAGO, AUGUST 14, 2012—For the second year in a row, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, has been hired to handle frequency coordination for the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and communications for all of the performance stages and media at the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. Despite severe weather and the delays it brought along with it, careful preparation ensured the team could successfully coordinate three days worth of performances.

PWS’ crew of five was responsible for managing 400 frequencies per day between the eight stages and on-site media at the festival. To help coordinate all these activities, PWS worked closely with the production company C3, the media organizers and stage managers.

“Chicago is the third largest broadcast market in the United States, making this one of the most challenging environments from an RF point-of-view besides New York City and Los Angeles,” says Brooks Schroeder, project manager, PWS. “With the location of the festival between Willis(Sears) and Hancock Towers, there is not a lot of bandwidth. Add 300 bands into the mix, along with all of the media present for Lollapalooza, and we really have our work cut out for us. Pre-planning an event of this size is critical to its success, especially in the case of this year’s unexpected delays and cancellations due to the weather and necessary evacuation.”

To ensure proper frequency coordination, PWS sent out coordination forms to the Lollapalooza stage managers and media reps one month prior to the festival. The stage managers and media reps then forwarded the forms to all the entities attending the event. According to Schroeder, “We try to get as much information about the RF needs of the performers and media ahead of time. This minimizes the potential for problems. It’s a challenging event, but our team of experts has extensive experience in coordinating large events and does a fantastic job.”

In addition, the company’s Helical Antennas were utilized by PA companies 8th Day Sound and Crossroads Audio. PWS’ Dome Antennas were also utilized by many of the bands to reduce the risk of drop-outs and guarantee the strongest possible signal for microphones and in-ear monitors.

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip-hop bands, dance and comedy performances and craft booths. It hosts more than 100,000 people per day of the three-day event. Lollapalooza has helped expose and popularize such artists as the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, The Strokes and many more.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

For further information contact:
Nicole Rosen
D. Pagan Communications, Inc.
631-659-2309, ext. 22
nicoler@dpagan.com
www.dpagan.com

Stephanie Hansen
General Manager
Masque Sound & Recording
201-939-8666
StephanieHansen@masquesound.com
www.masquesound.com

Jimmy Van Winkle
General Manager
Professional Wireless Systems
407-240-2880
JimmyV@ProfessionalWireless.com
www.professionalwireless.com

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