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SYMETRIX PROMOTES BROOKE MACOMBER TO DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 2012: Symetrix announces that its former Director of Business Development, Brooke Macomber, is now Director of Marketing. In her new role, Macomber will manage the planning and execution of Symetrix’ worldwide promotional efforts so as to support the company’s continued growth. Macomber possesses nearly a decade of experience in the professional audio industry, familiarity with Symetrix’ operations, and both an MBA and a Global Business Certificate from the University of Washington, which together put her in an excellent position to increase Symetrix’ market share in the United States and abroad.

“Brooke came to Symetrix in 2006 to serve as our Sales and Marketing Manager,” said Paul Roberts, who recently vacated the Vice President of Sales and Marketing position to assume the responsibility of CEO for Symetrix. “After that, she rose to become Director of Business Development, and I’m very pleased that she will now serve as our Director of Marketing. Brooke’s personality and expertise will undoubtedly guide Symetrix to ever greater success.” Macomber will report directly to Roberts. Her expanded department is will be responsible for all areas of marketing, advertising, PR, communications, and business development.

“I am eager to take on the Director of Marketing role,” said Macomber. “Symetrix’ strength is founded on an unwavering commitment to empower customers with robust, affordable, forward-thinking professional audio DSP hardware and software. We listen to what audio professionals want, we deliver brilliant products that answer those calls, and we stand behind our work. The coming year will undoubtedly be one of our biggest. Our R&D calendar is packed with amazing new product releases, and with the recent introductions of SymNet Edge and SymNet Radius, there is a lot for me and my team to promote. I look forward to working with the extremely talented individuals in the Symetrix sales and marketing department, and I look forward to supporting our customers and end users in every way possible through honest and engaging marketing and communications.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Sound professionals rely upon the performance, value and reliability of audio mixing, routing and processing products from Symetrix. For more information on Symetrix professional audio products, please visit www.symetrix.co or call +1 (425) 778-7728.

Minnetonka Audio Software Will Distribute NUGEN Audio Products

LEEDS, U.K. — Aug. 28, 2012 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has appointed Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. as a non-exclusive global distributor, excluding Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and the U.K. Minnesota-based Minnetonka Audio produces and distributes professional-quality digital audio editing products for sound engineers, including its own SurCode line of encoders and decoders, its AudioTools Server product line for enterprise-class audio automation, and products from Dolby(R) Laboratories. NUGEN Audio’s loudness control products will help round out Minnetonka Audio’s existing product lineup.

“In many cases, engineers need tools at the workstation level to spot check a file or manually craft a project,” said John Schur, president of Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. “For facilities that are already mixing to target, workstation plug-ins like NUGEN’s make more sense than the enterprise-wide automation found in production and post.”

Markus Hintz, Minnetonka Audio’s director of global sales and business development, emphasizes the advantages that the NUGEN/MASI collaboration affords their customers. “Another aspect of our cooperative efforts is in the workstation-centric environment, with SurCode providing encoding and NUGEN furnishing loudness measurement. Together, we offer a respected and complete encoder/decoder solution with loudness measurement and adjustment.”

In addition to the flagship real-time meter VisLM, NUGEN Audio also provides a number of offline tools. LM-Correct is an audio suite plug-in designed to offer automatic, faster-than-real-time loudness analysis and correction within Avid(R) edit systems, including Media Composer(R), Pro Tools(R), Symphony(R), and News Cutter(R). It is ideal for rapid, intuitive correction in situations in which time is limited, providing an automatic method of rapidly conforming audio to current loudness standards.

NUGEN Audio’s LMB system is an offline, file-based loudness analysis and correction program for a workstation environment. LMB is designed for rapid assessment and correction of files for loudness and true peak content to ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-2, and EBU R128 specifications. With a drag-and-drop interface and/or specific watched folders, LMB saves operators time by automatically handling the process of checking and conforming files to multiple broadcast criteria.

“Minnetonka Audio Software is helping to drive industry discussion on loudness control and has a broad reach among our target customers,” said Jon Schorah, NUGEN Audio creative director. “This partnership will help reinforce our position as loudness experts and give us exposure to a new group of potential customers.”

Following the success of NUGEN Audio’s VisLM, the industry’s first loudness metering plug-in compliant with EBU and ATSC standards, the company’s development roadmap includes upcoming product launches of solutions for 5.1 mixing, upmixing, and surround sound to add to its current roster of tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking.

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About Minnetonka Audio Software
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for top media professionals around the world. Their SurCode, discWelder, and revolutionary AudioTools Server product lines broadly support the CD, DVD, BD, and DTV standards. The company is a leading provider of OEM audio codec licensing, as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning over two decades of operation and based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. has a subsidiary in Germany in addition to an international network of distributors and channel partners who share their commitment to quality and service.

About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Chyron’s New HyperXLP On-Air Graphics System Provides Big Performance in a Small Footprint

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Aug. 28, 2012 — Chyron today introduced the HyperXLP, a dual-channel-capable broadcast graphics platform that sets a new standard for performance in a compact 1-RU design. Ideal for live news, sports, and OB productions, HyperXLP occupies just a quarter of the space of a standard HyperX system and consumes half as much power. High-speed solid-state storage ensures the HyperXLP’s dependable performance and low profile makes it the perfect solution when rugged design and space conservation are a must.

“The HyperXLP is a triple threat: blazingly fast, environmentally friendly, and ready for the demands of mobile production,” said Bill Hendler, chief technology officer at Chyron. “With features including a high-speed multi-core processor, solid-state storage, and native stereoscopic 3D graphics capability, the system offers performance worthy of even the most advanced live news and sports broadcasts.”

HyperXLP leverages Chyron’s award-winning Lyric(TM) PRO graphics creation and playback software to deliver unmatched performance for its compact size. When deployed with an optional second channel, HyperXLP can meet virtually any broadcast graphic demand.

The system’s powerful graphics engine — built on the latest Intel(R) multi-core processor — simultaneously manipulates 3D graphics faster than ever before. The system also allows stereoscopic 3D graphics to be built easily from existing scenes without any modification. With these capabilities, operators can create, edit, and update eye-catching graphics with unmatched ease. In addition, HyperXLP offers quick manual updates, as well as a powerful set of update tools including ODBC connections, Adobe(R) XMP(R) metadata, and the industry-standard Chyron Intelligent Interface(R).

Compatible with a broad range of graphic content, HyperXLP integrates easily into existing workflows. The turnkey solution also serves as a key element in Chyron’s BlueNet(TM) workflow and Axis World Graphics order management system, which combines the world’s most advanced graphics creation, collaboration, management, and playout systems to minimize the cycle time from creation to air while ensuring the highest production value.

More information about the HyperXLP and other Chyron products is available at www.chyron.com.

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About Chyron
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

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Gradient Interactive Tapped for Hollywood Post Alliance 2012 Creativity & Innovation Award

“Sandbox” Takes The Prize

(Los Angeles, CA) The HPA announced today that the organization’s distinguished HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production will be awarded to Gradient Interactive for their pre-visualization product, Sandbox.

The Creativity and Innovation Award recognizes companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. Gradient was chosen from a large and varied field of entrants who provided presentations to a blue ribbon judging panel and will be on hand to accept the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Leon Silverman, President of the HPA noted, “The Innovation and Creativity Award was created to honor those people or organizations that are pushing the envelope in post production forward. It was terrific to see the number of entrants and the response to this Award. I applaud the Blue Ribbon panel’s decision to recognize Gradient’s continued outstanding and innovative contributions.”

Gradient Interactive developed the software application Sandbox to offer near real time translation of on-set data into understandable ‘production’ data, ultimately creating a democratized workflow tool that allows users to Pre-visualize sequences. Gradient Interactive’s Sandbox is a mobile, real-time previs system, which enables users to scout virtual locations, record camera moves and render simple animations from an iPad or Android tablet. Offering a great advantage to most of the key departments in production, Sandbox supports the project from start to finish. A director can plan many of his shots without ever seeing location, while the Camera department can plan placement, lenses, lighting, and practice moves. The Production Design/Art Department can create story boards, place props and plan set extensions, while the Visual Effects team can start creating those set extensions. For the Special Effects department, Sandbox can help plan stunts and manage safety parameters.

Gradient Interactive’s Olcun Tan stated, “We are so proud to be recognized by our peers, the organization and by the Committee. The HPA, and in particular the C&I award is extremely meaningful to us, it represents what we strive for in all of our work and in particular the last three years of development of Sandbox. Thank you so much for this Honor.”

The HPA Awards will take place on November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. For further information, please visit www.hpaawards.net or call the HPA at 213.614.0860 or write info@hpaawards.net.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.

The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Premier Sponsor, NAB Show and Bronze Sponsor, RED Digital Cinema.

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MediaSilo Appoints Joe Foxton as Vice President of Business Development

BOSTON — Aug. 28, 2012 — MediaSilo, a provider of cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Joe Foxton is named vice president of business development. In his new position, Foxton is responsible for developing MediaSilo’s market strategy as well as establishing and strengthening relationships with key industry partners and customers in an effort to grow MediaSilo on a global scale.

“I’m very pleased to join MediaSilo during such an exciting time when creative teams across multiple industries are adopting the cloud for collaboration,” said Foxton. “From small production houses to major networks and broadcast station groups, MediaSilo has become a standard for cloud-based management of media assets and creative workflows. The company does Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) right, which is hard to find in today’s media technology market.”

A software designer and production workflow expert, Foxton joins MediaSilo having recently led broadcast strategy at Chyron, a leading broadcast graphics provider. At Chyron, Joe was instrumental in helping the company develop new graphics software-based platforms to meet the changing production technology landscape. Previously, Foxton spent six years in various roles at NBCUniversal, including leading the Newsroom Systems department, which supports NBC News(TM), MSNBC(R), NBC Sports(TM), Telemundo(R), and News Channel. Foxton began his career at Proximity, a creator of broadcast media asset management and transcoding software that was ultimately acquired by Apple(R).

“Joe’s industry expertise and market insight give him a unique perspective on how the broadcast and media industry is evolving and, as a result, how MediaSilo can continue its momentum as an agent of this change,” said Kai Pradel, CEO, at MediaSilo. “Our primary goal is to ensure an excellent user experience for creative teams, and we do that by providing a cloud-based media workflow platform that makes the review, storage, sharing, editing, and conversion of content quick and easy.”

In April, MediaSilo released the third generation of its platform introducing new features and workflows. Foxton will be showcasing this latest MediaSilo platform upgrade at the upcoming IBC2012 show, held Sept. 7-11 in Amsterdam. He is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will report directly to Pradel.

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About MediaSilo
Based in Boston, MediaSilo Inc. provides cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions for creative teams. Built by media professionals for media professionals, the MediaSilo platform provides content creators and production teams with the ability to search, review, store, manage, share and convert media quickly and easily from anywhere in the world. More information can be found at www.mediasilo.com.

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BHV Broadcast Makes Broadcast Specification a Priority on Low Cost Version of Syntax Up/Cross/Down Converter

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MANUFACTURER TO DEMONSTRATE BUDGET-PLEASING UNIT AT IBC 2012

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live production and post-production, will show a low-cost version of their award-winning Syntax up/cross/down converter at IBC 2012. Syntax Essence will offer the same highly-desirable broadcast specifications as its predecessor but with a 50% price tag, down from €6900 to €3450.

“Offering a low-cost version of our tried and trusted Syntax will help our customers maintain their quality standard while they remain within the confines of their recession-imposed budgets,” stated Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director. “The price for this outstanding conversion process is much lower, but the quality remains simply the best.”

Syntax Essence is a broadcast specification SDI up/cross/down converter based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology. The unit brings the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts. The full Syntax range offers options such as analogue video inputs and ARC, and these wll be available as extras on Syntax Essence.

See Syntax and all of BHV’s award-winning products at IBC 2012. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

About the BHV Companies
BHV Broadcast is the sales and marketing arm of Brick House Video, designer and manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The Company also manufactures rate/standards and format conversion equipment. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

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BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

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

HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Vi1 Provides Kzionska With Versatility

MAINZ, Germany — Many years ago German musician Maurice Kzionska found his love for music expanding into love for good sound. So he migrated to sound engineering—firstly in a small club nearly two decades ago but more recently as an in-demand freelance and house engineer at Theatre of Rüsselsheim, near Mainz. To support his increasing workload he has invested in a new HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 digital console, supplied by Cologne-based Toneheads, after being introduced to them by Jörg ter Veer of HARMAN’s German distributor Audio Pro Heilbronn.

Maurice Kzionska, who also runs his own well-equipped post-production studio (under the name Moties), was clear about what he wanted, since a year ago he purchased a Riedel RockNet system for his portable rig—and the new sound desk needed to be compatible.

Having explored which RockNet-supporting digital desks local rental companies were favouring, he narrowed his choice further. “The brand I already knew well was Soundcraft,” he said. “I worked with the Si Compact for two weeks and loved both the sound and the handling. So when I attended the Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, Jörg showed me the Vi1 and I was immediately enthusiastic about the features.”

The purchasing decision was taken after carefully evaluating the desk and its facilities.

Kzionska’s first experience was at the Theatre of Rüsselsheim which was operating in cinema mode, with two different types of PA (one for speech, one for cinema sound). This required a number of sends and returns, picking up signals from the video players and sending to the amps on stage as well as to the video crew for pre-listening to the signals. There were also three wireless microphones on stage for a Q/A session. “I was very happy with the routing features of the desk—without it the show would have crashed,” he stated. “I was using many analogue inputs and two RockNet stageboxes at different locations—but what really impressed me was the quality of the limiters.”

Add to this the perfect channel EQ’s and preamps, sensible desk ergonomics, easy learning curve and compact footprint, and he knew he had made the right decision.

But the Vi1 also needed to prove its flexibility in other modes. Apart from a wide and versatile programme in the theatre—including classic theatre, musicals, dance shows, comedy, and jazz—it has also been on duty at open air events such as the Phono Pop Festival. “I have been using 30 channels at the open air shows and around 20 in house,” he continued. “But we bought the console just before the theatre’s summer break; it will really come into its own at the start of the new season.”

For Maurice Kzionska this is the latest leg of a long journey with Soundcraft technology, which has included the Delta, Series 2, K2, K3, MH2, Sapphyre, and several others. Thus he is entirely comfortable with the Soundcraft architecture, and looks forward to a further upgrade path which will also enable him to multi-track his shows. “I knew we needed a high quality console and the Vi1 is certainly delivering,” he concluded.

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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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Classic Church Gets Modern Update

Brigantine, NJ, August 2012….  Like most of New Jersey’s seaside communities, life on this resort island near Atlantic City is affected by the seasons. In the summer months, the sun seekers and beach lovers help to swell the congregation at St. Thomas the Apostle from 1,000 to more than 3,000 – well beyond what their existing sanctuary can handle. As Bobby Harper, VP of Sales at Egg Harbor-based ACIR Professional explains, the church came up with a creative solution.

“It’s an older structure, and it has some history, and they didn’t want to just tear it down and build something bigger,” says Harper. “So they opted to renovate the original building and also build an event center, which could handle the overflow, as well as other functions.”

The idea of connecting the events center to the sanctuary via audio and video was suggested early on, but a complex digital matrix with touch panels was simply not feasible. “We wanted to create a solution for them that would meet their needs without getting into complex and expensive networking,” Harper explains. In the end, a bit of creativity was all it took.

Using the seasonal population shifts to their advantage, the project was carried out in two phases. “The first summer, they used the (just-completed) events center as just that – a multi-purpose events center,” explains Harper. When fall approached, the event center was pressed into service as temporary sanctuary while the original 1920s-era building was then renovated, expanded, and tied in with the events center via audio and video feeds. “This summer they are finally enjoying it as an expansion space.”

The new sanctuary presented some challenging acoustics. “The sanctuary is pretty reflective inside,” says Harper. “They replaced the carpet with granite and marble, which increased the reverberance.” The addition of naves to the left and right of the altar also impacted the room’s acoustics.

“We decided to go with a distributed system,” Harper continues. “We didn’t want to energize the space with a large system, and we wanted clarity and consistency in coverage.”

The room’s audio includes a pair of Community VERIS 28 dual 8-inch systems at left and right of the altar, with another three VERIS 8 single 8-inch loudspeakers along each side. Yamaha 3500 and 5000 amplifiers power the system. “The church has a full praise band, with drummer, bass , keyboard, organ, a couple of violins and flute, and musicality was an important consideration,” says Harper. “We had been looking into the VERIS systems, and it seemed like a perfect fit.”

System drive and processing is covered by Community’s dSPEC™ networked loudspeaker processor. “The dSPEC is a great piece of gear,” says Harper. “We’re hardly pushing the amps – that’s the beauty of it. We use the dSPEC  to calibrate the limiters on the amps for maximum efficiency with the loudspeakers. And it’s very user friendly. I plugged it in, had no training on it, and had it sorted out in less than an hour.”

Space to the left and right of the altar have been converted into naves, each of which are served by a pair of MX10 compact monitors as wedges. “We custom-painted them to match the wall, and mounted them where the wall meets ceiling,” says Harper. “They look fantastic and they sound great.”

A Yamaha MG16 console is installed at the sanctuary’s mix position, with a Yamaha MG24 for the choir monitors. Sennheiser mics and wireless systems cover the choir loft, altar and musicians. A Sony PTZ70 camera captures the service and sends the signal via Ethernet to the event center.

Over in the event center, another Yamaha MG16 console covers mix position. Connected pairs between each of the three consoles enables each to receive aux send audio feeds from the others. As Harper observes, “the system is not quite foolproof, but fortunately the church’s technical personnel are savvy enough not to route things into a feedback loop.”  A smaller 5.1 consumer system covers most of the room’s audio needs, and an Eiki LCWB42NA projector gets the Sony PTZ’s video feed to a ceiling-mounted DaLite screen.

As Harper points out, the event center was conceived from the outset as a multi-use venue, with flexibility a key requirement. “We installed audio I/O panels throughout the room, and they can easily configure the system for whatever event they’re holding. They can take the audio and video feed from the sanctuary, or they can host a power point demonstration, or watch a movie, or Monday night football,” he says. “It also made it easy to configure a portable church while the main sanctuary was under construction.”

While A/V interconnectivity is more often the province of contemporary churches, Harper says the implementation of it in this older, more traditional setting was worth it. “There were certainly some challenges in terms of running cable and working out logistics, but the end result is exactly what we wanted.”

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is a manufacturer and supplier of professional audio equipment.  Since 1968, Community has led the pro-audio industry with technological innovations which have become industry standards. Today, Community offers over 150 professional loudspeaker products, including installed loudspeaker systems, weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker systems, ceiling loudspeakers, high level voice paging systems, and portable entertainment systems.  Visit www.communitypro.com for more information. 

St. Michael’s Church in New York City Discovers New Clarity in Music and Spoken Word with Recent K-array Loudspeaker Installation

Churches can provide an inspirational and pleasing atmosphere for congregants to enjoy both music and sermon messages. But frequently, challenging acoustic environments and highly reflective interior spaces can make creating a quality listening experience an enormous challenge. Recently, St. Michael’s Church in New York City upgraded its audio system for masses and services and chose Sennheiser-distributed K-array loudspeakers — not only for their unmatched audio quality, but also for their ability to blend into the existing aesthetics of the church.

The St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, which is located on the upper West Side of Manhattan, has been a mainstay for parishioners since its construction was completed in 1807. Its reverberant space makes it ideal for music performances, but the existing loudspeaker system that was in place more than 25 years was simply not up to the task of accurately reproducing both spoken word and live music performances with the quality and intelligibility that was required.

Once St. Michael’s made the decision to upgrade, authorized Sennheiser dealer PanAVid recommended installing K-array speakers and amplifiers to increase both sonic integrity and intelligibility, thereby improving the overall worship experience for congregants.

“The church’s reverberation makes it difficult to produce spoken word sound that is clear to all members of the congregation, but the K-array speakers and amplifiers provided crystal clear sound that has solved the problem,” said Robert Loehr, vice president of operations at PanAVid.
PanAVid installed two K-array KK 100 loudspeakers for the main system, two KKS 50s for the main sub-woofer system, and a total of six KK 50s as delay support speakers: two in the balconies and the other four spread throughout the sanctuary, all controlled by a programmable Roland digital mixing console.

“Although the church is beautiful in its classic design, this provides a unique acoustic challenge making it difficult for many of our congregation to hear the services,” said John Edward Cantrell, St. Michael’s Church’s choirmaster, organist and chief audio engineer. “K-array speakers and amplifiers helped us take advantage of the high frequencies the room favors, while boosting the overall quality of our spoken word services.”

The combination of the KK 50, KK 100 and KKS 50 made it possible for PanAVid to design a system that would meet the needs of St. Michael’s Church. The KK 50 and KK 100 speakers are compact line array elements comprised of multiple 2” neodymium transducers in a strong stainless steel chassis — each casting a wide dispersion pattern that can be configured horizontally or vertically. The KKS50 is a compact line array bass system comprised of 4 x 4” neodymium transducers housed in a stainless steel chassis that can also be configured horizontally or vertically.

The interior of St. Michael’s Church, which has a reverb time of approximately 3.5 seconds, has been particularly challenging for spoken word messages to be heard loud and clear. But Cantrell says the new K-array-based system generates a pleasing, crystal clear sound that provides clarity throughout the entire church.

With the new K-array installation now complete, Cantrell is able to spend more time creating inspirational music by playing the organ and leading the choir rather than at the mixing console grappling with interior acoustics and audio intelligibility.

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1. During a recent audio upgrade at St. Michael’s Church in New York, K-array speakers were chosen not only for their sound quality but also to match the aesthetics of the interior.

2. In the recent St. Michael’s audio upgrade, six K-array KK 50s were installed as delay support speakers.

3. View of the St. Michael’s sanctuary.

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Integrated Media Technologies Upgrades West Virginia Media Television Stations to HD

Native Son Bray Cary’s TV Network Reaches 90% of the Population

West Virginia Media Management (WVMM) called on Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) to modernize and upgrade to High Definition (HD) it’s four television stations, which include eight network affiliations. The upgrade included WBOY-TV, Clarksburg/Morgantown; WVNS-TV, Beckley/Bluefield; WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington; and WRTF-TV, Wheeling/Steubenville.

West Virginia Media, with TV stations in all four of the main media markets and a weekly newspaper, The State Journal, is West Virginia’s first truly statewide media voice, reaching more than 90 percent of the population with news, weather and entertainment, while serving as an advocate for the state’s growth and prosperity. Native son Bray Cary, President & CEO, is also the host of the weekly show “Decision Makers,” which features the state’s leading government, business, and community leaders. The show touches on topics important to West Virginians, including the economy, education, health and transportation.

“Tom McGowan brought his personal relationship with our company and the tremendous abilities of IMT to us to create a well planned and expertly executed installation to enable us to fully enter the world of true HDTV,” stated Bray Cary.  “We are pleased not only with the product, but with their on-going service and training that IMT brings to all of their relationships.”

“We recognize that Bray is a well respected business and cultural leader in West Virginia, and it was vitally important to ensure success of the project by delivering on his business goals and objectives,” explained Tom McGowan, IMT VP of Business Development.

“We began this project with the needs analysis process,” McGowan continued, “which allowed us to put forth a recommended equipment list providing WVMM with a ‘Master Plan’ detailing different scenarios.  IMT developed the plan while working in concert with WVMM personnel, as partners throughout this process, ensuring a successful transition to HD news and content.”

West Virginia Media’s objectives included ensuring long-term viability, scalability and growth, as well as delivering content to multiple screens, such as television, web and mobile devices.  Easily sharing content between WVMM stations was critical to the success of the project, ensuring localism for viewers.

“This is an ongoing, long-term partnership with WVMM,” emphasized IMT’s McGowan. “We’re appreciative of the opportunity to partner with WVMM.”

ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA
West Virginia Media Holdings’ vision is to be West Virginia’s news resource. We are a statewide media business that is committed to benefiting West Virginia while serving its clients, employees, shareholders and communities. In fulfilling our public trust to observe and report the news, West Virginia Media hopes to improve the quality of life for all those people who call this area home. The largest private investor in the company is Bray Cary, who serves as president and CEO.

ABOUT INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IMT)
IMT is a consulting, design, construction, and systems integration company providing scalable technology systems for business operations.  IMT addresses the following major market sectors: Broadcast Television, Media & Entertainment, Information Technologies (IT), Education, Telecommunications, and Healthcare. Through an active engagement process, IMT consultants and engineers collect, interpret, refine, design, build and maintain technology systems that deliver optimum results for clients.
Learn more at: http://www.imtglobalinc.com    tel:  877.761.9770

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