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Iconyx Helps Renew Reno Church

Reno, NV – September 2012….  The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd built their first sanctuary in downtown Reno in 1951. Over the years the church’s congregation has grown steadily, straining the limits of their small facility. Now, after more than 60 years the church has been rewarded with a new 500-seat worship center, directly adjacent to the original sanctuary.

The new facility is big, bright and airy, with an open feel and modern audio and video systems, including a pair of Iconyx IC Live digitally steered line array systems from Renkus-Heinz. As Scott Schmidt of Reno-based JC Productions explains, they were fortunate to have the room’s acoustics working for, rather than against them.

“The architect who designed the space has done a number of traditional sanctuaries, and really did a fantastic job,” says Schmidt. “Most of the walls are not parallel, and there’s a sloped ceiling that’s about 60 feet at its highest point. The wall behind the choir is angled about five degrees, which really helps with reflectivity.”

Like many of today’s churches, Good Shepherd has been expanding outside the traditional Lutheran model and offering a range of services to cater to a wider congregation. “They offer a traditional Lutheran service early in the morning, followed by a more contemporary service with full band, and then one more traditional service,” says Schmidt.

Good Shepherd’s choir is among the best, and the room’s acoustics only serve to enhance the sound. That said, the same acoustics that work so well for congregational singing can become problematic when you add amplified music to the mix.

“The band is using all amplified instruments, running through the PA, and they’re all using in-ear monitors, so that does help keep the sound under control somewhat,” says Schmidt “They’re using electronic drums, and there are no amplifiers onstage. But it’s still a pretty live space, and they needed a sound system that could steer the acoustical energy away from the walls and into the seating area.”

Schmidt opted for a pair of IC Live ICL-FR columns, mounted on either side of the proscenium. Low-frequency reinforcement is covered by an IC215S-FR subwoofer under the stage lip. “We needed a very versatile system, and the IC Live fit the bill,” he explains. “Spoken word intelligibility is always the priority, but the system had to provide the full-range musicality needed for a live band as well.”

Schmidt concludes, “I’ve done a number of projects using Renkus-Heinz speakers over the past ten years, and have always been happy with the results. I used the Iconyx on a recent job – a corporate training room – and felt it would be a good solution for a situation like this, where we couldn’t  use any acoustical treatment. And it was definitely a good choice – the sound in here is terrific.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

Berkeley’s Crowden Music Center Extends Community Outreach with Meyer Sound Constellation

By installing a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in its principal performance and rehearsal space, the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, Calif. has greatly extended outreach opportunities to music ensembles throughout the Bay Area, while enhancing performance acoustics for its students.

The Crowden Music Center’s programs encompass The Crowden School, an independent day school for grades four through eight, and the Crowden Center for Music in the Community, which supports classical music in the Bay Area by hosting performances and rehearsals and also by offering classes, private lessons, workshops, and summer camps.

Formally titled the Jacqueline and Peter Hoefer Auditorium, the intimate venue holds an audience of about 200 in flexible seating for small ensemble, choral, and chamber orchestra performances on the stage. In this same space, performers often share the open floor with the audience, or the entire floor becomes a rehearsal stage for a full symphony orchestra. Also, the auditorium must adapt to an exceptionally diverse range of ensembles and music styles as it hosts both its own students and a packed calendar of programs for the local community. As a result, for such a modest facility, the acoustical requirements are extraordinary.

“The original physical acoustics were fine for a school auditorium,” observes Michel Taddei, Crowden’s director of artistic administration and principal double bassist for several area orchestras. “But as we’ve grown into a musical hub, with so many others using the facility, the fixed acoustics were not adequate for the wider range of demands.”

As an example, Taddei cites the Oakland East Bay Symphony, which often uses the auditorium floor as its rehearsal stage. “Before, it was a bit too loud and boomy for a group that size. Musicians were distracted by the room’s sonic buildup. Now, with the acoustic treatments and Constellation, they are delighted with the room’s sound and will be back on a regular basis.”

To address Crowden’s programming requirements, a controllable baseline acoustic was created through physical treatments. The Meyer Sound Constellation team then designed an active acoustical system adaptable to the full range of demands. Constellation here is split into two zones—upper and lateral—and employs the patented VRAS variable room acoustic system hosted on a D-Mitri digital audio platform to create a precise mixture of early reflections and late reverberations across five acoustic presets: speech, chamber, opera, symphony, and choir.

The complete system, installed by San Francisco-based integrator Bug ID, includes 29 Meyer Sound miniature MM-4XP and directional MM-4XPD loudspeakers, 14 MM-10 subwoofers, and 24 microphones.

According to Doris Fukawa, executive director for Crowden Music Center, Constellation’s flexibility is key. “In our after-school programs, it’s invaluable to be able to easily provide the proper acoustics for the smaller chamber ensembles as well as the large symphonic orchestras,” says Fukawa. “For our young students, Constellation allows them to become more aware of any acoustic space they play in and then learn to adapt to these environmental factors.”

The Jacqueline and Peter Hoefer Auditorium is currently still under renovation, with a grand reopening scheduled for fall 2013. The renovation is designed by Donn Logan of Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, the Berkeley-based firm behind the AIA Citation Award-winning Pearson Theatre at Meyer Sound’s headquarters. “Since I previously served on the Crowden Board for several years, it has been a special treat for me to see this system installed in Crowden’s Hoefer Auditorium,” says Logan. “Given Crowden’s diverse array of performance and rehearsal requirements, Constellation is the only solution that I know of that could have solved its acoustic needs.”

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Review of Meyer Sound System at 2012 Telluride Film Festival: “So Incredible, So Crisp”

At the 2012 Telluride Film Festival in the scenic Colorado ski town, a school gymnasium was once again skillfully transformed into a world-class screening room named the Galaxy. Here, a Meyer Sound system based on Acheron screen channel loudspeakers played an instrumental part in creating an environment that left a favorable impression on festival guest director and English writer Geoff Dyer, who selected several film revivals for this year’s event.

“I’ll never forget showing ‘Baraka’ there in 70mm,” says Dyer, who was surprised to learn that Galaxy was not a permanent entity. “The projection was amazing and the sound so incredible, so crisp.”

Film connoisseurs, including esteemed guests from the film industry, are drawn to Telluride every summer for its carefully curated program packed with sneak peeks of new movies as well as Q&A sessions and panels with the filmmakers. In addition to “Baraka,” movies that were heard this year through the Meyer Sound system at the Galaxy included “Argo” by director Ben Affleck, “The Iceman” by Ariel Vromen, “Hyde Park on Hudson” by Roger Michell, and “Frances Ha” by Noah Baumbach.

“There were numerous instances throughout the four-day Telluride Film Festival when a filmmaker would remark how amazing the sound presentation was at the Galaxy theatre,” comments Julie Huntsinger, co-director of the festival. “Ariel Vromen and his colleagues with ‘The Iceman’ were particularly thrilled when they heard their film presented—they couldn’t believe the quality of sound.”

The configuration deployed at the Galaxy included the Acheron screen channel loudspeakers, HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, and X-800C subwoofers. MINA line array loudspeakers provided live sound reinforcement. System implementation was handled by festival staff and Boston Light & Sound.

At the Telluride Film Festival’s 40th anniversary in 2013, Meyer Sound will be supplying sound reinforcement for the Galaxy for the third straight year. Passes will be available beginning March 2013.

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John Meyer Receives PLASA’s 2012 Gottelier Award; Attributes Company’s Success to Teamwork

Meyer Sound co-founder and CEO John Meyer is honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Gottelier Award at the PLASA Show Awards Ceremony in London on September 10. This significant award is voted for by industry professionals and recognizes exceptional individuals and innovators who enable entertainment technology practitioners to push the boundaries of event production, presentation, and installation.

“For those who grew up in the industry, John Meyer is a true icon, not just in audio but also for those who work in different aspects of live entertainment,” says Matthew Griffiths, CEO and director of events for PLASA. “My background happens to be in theatre, and we’ve been looking up to John Meyer and Meyer Sound technology for many years.

“The Gottelier Award is named in honor of Tony Gottelier, who was a well-respected industry innovator and writer, and he would be very pleased to see this year’s award given to John Meyer,” continues Griffiths.

John Meyer’s career in professional audio spans over 40 years but the majority of his technological achievements and advances have taken place since founding Meyer Sound in 1979 with his wife Helen Meyer. In receiving the award, Meyer acknowledged the importance of collaboration and credited his team for their contributions.

“It’s like a play, where everybody has to do their part,” said Meyer. “I’d like to thank my wife, Helen, who has played a tremendous role in the success of the business, and all the people who support the products that we make. It’s a huge team effort, and I gratefully accept this award on behalf of everybody at Meyer Sound.”

John Meyer launched his career in professional audio in the 1960s by developing custom loudspeaker systems used by the rock luminaries of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Steve Miller Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Grateful Dead. After embarking on extensive research into audio transducer linearity at the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Montreux, Switzerland, he and Helen Meyer returned to the Bay Area in 1979 to establish Meyer Sound. Over the following decades, John Meyer has led an engineering team that has set new benchmarks for performance and reliability and revolutionized sound reinforcement. He was made a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society in 1985, and was awarded the AES Silver Medal in 2007.

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Lenny Kravitz Always on the Run With HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays

Lenny Kravitz recently completed his summer tour through Europe, where he relied on JBL VTX line arrays for sound reinforcement.

NORTHRIDGE, California – When it comes to being particular about their sound, few artists are as demanding as Lenny Kravitz. The 4-time GRAMMY®-winning musician and songwriter might incorporate some retro gear into his guitar rigs and recording studios but for live sound, Kravitz wants the best today’s technology has to offer. While touring Europe this summer, Kravitz made the move to HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series line arrays.

For the European leg of Kravitz’s tour, Sirius Showequipment AG of Germany supplied the VTX system to Escondido, California-based Sound Image, Kravitz’s longtime audio system provider. The PA system featured a variety of JBL VTX V25 fullsize line array elements and S28 subwoofers, along with Crown Audio VRack complete prepackaged amplification systems to drive them.

“We have been long-time JBL VERTEC users and had heard about the VTX line arrays and were extremely interested in hearing them, but did not have the opportunity until we went to Europe with Sirius supplying the touring rig,” noted system technician John Leary of Sound Image. “Because of the tight touring schedule, [front of house engineer] Laurie Quigley and myself more or less had one opportunity to listen to the VTX and make a decision on whether to use it for the rest of the tour.”

Leary noted the clarity and power of VTX in choosing the system for the tour. “The VTX system delivers consistent coverage at the levels we need throughout any venue,” he said. “In one sense, the power of the VTX line arrays enable us to do more with less boxes, but at the same time, because of their light weight, we can hang more of them than we could any other line array speaker.”

Another major advantage is the improved DSP presets for VTX in the Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers that power the system. “The performance of the V25’s and S28’s is simply more even right off the bat—we’re finding that we have to do a lot less system equalizing in general.”

“The V25 delivers surprising volume for its size – I think it’s the best line array out there in this regard,” Leary concluded. “The VTX Series’ capacity to deliver high output over large distances and its ability to be deployed in a variety of configurations made it tremendously versatile for the Lenny Kravitz tour. We achieved better sound than we ever have in every venue and that made Lenny and the rest of us very happy.”

For more information on Sound Image, please visit www.sound-image.com

For more information on Sirius Showequipment, please visit www.siriusag.de

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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Kramer Electronics Brings its Successful “Designing in a Digital Age” Road Show to the NY/NJ Area

Free One Day Workshop Worth 10 CTS RU’s Comes to Newark, NJ

Kramer Electronics’ premiere training event, the “Designing in a Digital Age” Road Show, will be held on October 16, 2012, in Newark, NJ. This one day workshop will cover the intricacies of designing and implementing professional digital AV solutions as well as demonstrating the technology involved. At the end of the day attendees will understand the key concepts and concerns when working with digital AV signals. They will leave with knowledge and drawings that can be used immediately to aid in system designs.

The NJ road show will continue the momentum that began with Kramer’s first Road Show in March of this year in Chicago, IL. “The response to our first Kramer Academy Road Show was overwhelming. Numerous Kramer dealers, integrators, consultants and users had previously indicated that they would like to gain a better understanding of how to design and work with digital AV signals; resulting in the creation of Kramer’s ‘Designing in the Digital Age’ Road Show,” stated Malissa Dillman, Kramer’s Training and Education Manager.

The Road Show, conducted by industry consultant and expert, Pete Putman of ROAM consulting, will provide attendees with a full understanding of digital signals. Specifically, attendees will learn how to avoid common mistakes with EDID, HDMI and HDCP. “The most successful and unique component of the Kramer Academy Road Show is the concept of taking only one day to delve into all aspects of digital systems design. It is an extremely comprehensive training program,” Dillman explained. Participants will also earn 10 InfoComm CTS Renewal Units for attending the one day event, receive a free lunch, and be entered for the chance to win door prizes, including a Kindle Fire.

In addition to the free Road Show workshop, Kramer will also host a special bonus event entitled “Challenges of Digital Signal Integration” on October 17, 2012. Led by two of Kramer’s Engineers, this will be a rare opportunity to discuss one on one the challenges of digital AV signal system design and troubleshooting.

This bonus event will include over a dozen “live” demonstrations including how to uncover and solve problems regarding the effects of HDMI color space and bandwidth, signal cross talk, HDCP handling and signal re−clocking and re−equalization. The session will also cover analog and digital EDID handling, analog and digital signal transport over twisted pair cabling, the differences between skew free and non skew free cabling and much more. This training session will teach attendees how to save money by teaching what every professional needs to know, to allow you to get home from the job site sooner. Those who participate in the bonus event will receive an additional 8 InfoComm CTS RUs.

Kramer believes that your time is valuable and we continue to strive to bring commercial free educational offerings of high value directly to our clients through our Kramer Academy. Wherever there is an audience, Kramer stands ready to provide training services at your desired location. Invite our instructors to your office for an afternoon of education, a lunch and learn, regional trade shows, or ask us to conduct a webinar for your team; our Kramer Academy will bring the education and training that you need to stay current with the latest trends in technology.

Joining Kramer in sponsoring the “Designing in a Digital Age” Road Show in Newark, NJ will be AQAV, Projection Design, Quantum Data, SpectraCal, and Stewart Filmscreen.

For more details about this road show and full schedule of the event, visit www.kramerus.com.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW OCALA, FLORIDA STORE

— 235th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with
GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (September 24, 2012) – On the evening of Thursday, September 20, 2012, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Ocala, Florida, located at 3920 SW 42nd St #B-2, Ocala, FL 34474-7493. Guitar Center Ocala is Guitar Center’s 235th retail location.

Guitar Center Ocala’s grand opening introduces customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. To celebrate the store opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend celebration featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events. Guitar Center’s Ocala location features showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians – from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment and more.

The store features Guitar Center Studios, an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson facility, which is already creating unrivalled opportunities for Ocala musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Studios provides music lessons from beginner to advanced featuring certified instructors teaching world-class curriculum as well as one-on-one courses on Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand. Guitar Center Studios will be the most modern lessons facility in the area. Guitar Center Ocala also features GC Garage, Guitar Center’s on-site guitar repair service.

As part of Guitar Center’s initiatives designed to educate and inspire artists nationwide, Guitar Center Ocala will offer unique opportunities for musicians to craft their skills, maintain their instruments and experience many other aspects of the music industry first-hand. Musicians interested in learning about the industry will be able to come to the store to interact with and pick the brains of several industry leaders.

Ocala shoppers are also able to enjoy Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which includes multiple combinations of product options to conveniently choose from. Not only does the “endless aisle” include Ocala inventory, but it also provides easy access to Guitar Center’s $400 million in new and used inventory located in hundreds of stores and warehouses nationwide. Customers have the ability to combine a variety of in-store, online and phone options to purchase music equipment from anywhere they may be, allowing for a personalized and convenient shopping experience.

In addition to special programs at the new Ocala store, Guitar Center offers nationwide programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight the nation’s most promising undiscovered talent. Ocala residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing national events from their hometown:

Guitar Center On-Stage is an annual competition that provides unsigned artists the chance to open for established artists such as Motley Crüe, KISS and Jane’s Addiction.
Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter is an artist discovery program that aims to find the nation’s best unsigned singer-songwriter. Last year’s winner received a career-altering prize package which has included recording 3 songs with accomplished Grammy® Award-winning Producer John Shanks, recording time at Converse Rubber Tracks studio and $10,000 cash.
Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues is a nationwide amateur guitar skills competition with the goal of finding the next great undiscovered blues guitar player. This year’s winner, Daniel “Boscoe” France, performed alongside Grammy Award-winning Producer Pete Anderson at the Grand Finals in LA, and won an incredible prize package valued at over $50,000.
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off, entering its 24th year, is the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer. Drummers from across the nation compete in the world’s largest drum competition, vying for thousands of dollars in prizes and the coveted title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion. The grand prize package is valued at nearly $50,000.

Guitar Center Ocala is open seven days a week. Store hours are 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Auralex® Is the Sound Control Solution of Choice for Home Theater Designers UltraMedia

— Auralex products and services were critical for a new home theater in the Dallas area where
second-floor construction made acoustics and sound isolation especially challenging —

— Sonic performance, aesthetic flexibility and customization options create a triple
play that no other acoustics products developer can match —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – When working with clients to create the home theater of their dreams, sonic performance and aesthetics are two critical elements that come into play for a company like UltraMedia, which designs and builds integrated home entertainment systems from their base in Richardson, Texas. And this is why they have turned to acoustical products and services from Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary. UltraMedia’s last installs have relied extensively on Auralex’s three key advantages: exceptional sonic performance, a high degree of aesthetic flexibility and customization options. Also key is Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis, which helps AV systems integrators determine the best combination and configuration of sound control solutions to address challenging acoustic situations.

One of the most recent projects, a theater at a personal residence in Dallas, perfectly illustrates what AV integrators can accomplish with Auralex. The theater’s audio is top-notch, with a 7.2 complement of Triad speakers located within the room. The three L-C-R speakers are positioned behind an acoustically transparent Stewart video screen, and four surround speakers are located in a horseshoe-shaped configuration that fully envelops the listener. Two Triad Gold subwoofers are strategically placed in the corners and are tuned to the room’s dimensions to yield incredibly tight low-frequency response. UltraMedia worked closely with Auralex to select the sound control products for this system, and they decided on an ELiTE Custom Fabric System (ELiTE-CFS), featuring absorption, diffusion and bass trapping elements, designed specifically to blend with the room’s décor.

UltraMedia’s Lead System Designer on the project, Mike Brock, describes the complex design that went into the room’s isolation and acoustical treatment: “The construction of the room is structurally reinforced with 2×6 [joists],” he explains. “The entire room has been insulated to help keep the sound inside the room and minimize sound leakage to the rest of the house. The riser base for the back row of chairs was built and reinforced with wood screws and it was fully insulated. Because the media room is on the second floor, a layer of sound barrier was added to the floors to provide an additional layer of sound control within the room. We treated the finished walls with Auralex’s ELiTE Custom Fabric System. We applied a complex combination of absorptive, reflective and diffusive treatments throughout the room to create a well balanced acoustic environment for music and movies, and we were able to source all of them directly from Auralex.”

Brock adds that Auralex’s acoustical engineers played a substantial role in helping pick the right acoustical elements: “I sent them a diagram of the theater space with all the key parameters, and we went back and forth, coming up with a plan for the acoustics that worked out incredibly well,” he says. “The two things that really characterize working with Auralex is their very deep knowledge base about acoustics and sound, and the high level of cooperation that we receive. Both of those things help us as designers move forward and do a lot to reassure our customers.”

Finally, Brock notes that the interior designer on the project was happy that Auralex’s ELiTE Custom Fabric Panels complemented the room’s décor. “She brought in a faux painter to create a leather-like texture on the walls,” he says. “She very creatively faux-painted the acoustic cloth panels to match the leather look and feel of the room, without in any way affecting the ability of the Auralex panels to do their job. The results are amazing – it’s a theater that looks great and sounds great, and Auralex played a big part in achieving both of those goals.”

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

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YOU’RE INVITED: Antelope Audio to Provide Sneak Preview of World’s First Atomic AD/DA Preamp at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Antelope Audio cordially invites you to experience a first hand, sneak preview of its groundbreaking Rubicon: the world’s first atomic AD/DA preamp. Join Antelope Audio each day at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest where we will be conducting live demonstrations of Antelope Audio’s advanced AD/DA and clocking technologies, which are recognized and used extensively throughout the recording, mastering and film production world. In addition to showcasing the Rubicon and conducting private listening sessions of its DACs and clocking technologies, Antelope will have its renowned Zodiac Gold 384 kHz DAC on hand, which has been reviewed favorably in publications like Digital Trends, AV Guide, Stereophile and many others.

WHAT: Antelope Audio AD/DA and clocking demonstrations at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, Marriott Tower Level 10, Room 1022
WHEN: October 12th through 14th, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
RSVP HERE

Experience “True to Life” Analog to Digital Conversion
The 10 MHz Rubidium atomic clock, coupled with Antelope Audio’s proprietary clocking technology achieves at breakthrough in jitter management, providing listeners with unprecedented sound quality. The transformer-based, ultra low noise, discrete JFET phono preamp, together with the ultra-high 384 kHz sample rate A/D conversion and USB recording capability provide users with the sublime experience of digitizing their favoriate tracks, keeping the depth and warmth of the original analog recordings.

Zodiac Gold USB DAC with 384 kHz Audio Capability
Antelope’s Oven Controlled Oscillator and 64-bit clocking technology help audiophiles experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. The DAC features a plug and play USB interface that connects seamlessly to an iPad, Mac, PC, or just about any other digital media source. The 384 kHz audio capability dramatically improves the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones.

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Wowza Vice President Chris Knowlton to Moderate Session at CDN World Summit

Expert Panel to Discuss Any-Screen Video Delivery Workflows for Content Delivery Ecosystems

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Sept. 27, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(R)” media server software company, today announced that Wowza(R) Vice President of Product Management Chris Knowlton will moderate a panel discussion titled “Building a Cost-Effective, Future-Proof Video Streaming Workflow Including DRM, Servers and Player Technologies” at CDN World Summit 2012. The session, sponsored by Wowza, will take place on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London.

Within the context of Cloud, Mobile and CDNs Special Focus Day, the panel will discuss how to build any-screen video workflows for content delivery ecosystems. Topics will include choosing appropriate DRM solutions, selecting media servers, and discussing the future of today’s multiple player technologies. Knowlton will moderate the panel, which will include Ivan Marin Santamaria, business development director, Telefónica; Tom Munro, CEO, Verimatrix Inc.; and Stef van der Ziel, CEO, Jet-Stream. The panel will share its expertise via practical case studies.

“There are many new challenges to consider when implementing any-screen delivery workflows in today’s complex player technology and client ecosystem,” said Knowlton. “We are anticipating an informative discussion on how to address both the technical and economic concerns for content delivery providers and their customers.”

Additional information is available at http://cdnworldsummit.com/cloud-mobile-cdns and www.wowza.com.

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About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) is the “Any Screen Done Right(R)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength, future-proof infrastructure for streaming live video, video-on-demand, live recording and audio/video chat. Wowza(R) has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computers, tablets, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints. More than 125,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government and Internet commerce have used Wowza Media Server(R) software to date. Wowza is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo.

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