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Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for Connectivity

Turnkey Production Platform Combines Creative Workspace with High-Performance Data Services

(SANTA MONICA, CA) Lantana, one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global expert in connectivity and data management, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community. Lantana chose Sohonet to retrofit their Santa Monica campus, giving tenants easy access to networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs. The campus-wide implementation has now been completed, positioning Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television production companies.

The expansion creates an ideal environment for clients who work around the clock and have dynamic needs. Lantana and Sohonet have designed a scenario where a full range of highly secure connectivity solutions can be initiated within just an hour, or even in minutes, and services can be scaled up and down throughout the duration of a project.

Harrison Marks, Visual Effects Coordinator for The Bourne Legacy and a number of high-profile studio projects, moved operations on the feature film from New York to Los Angeles in the thick of the project’s demanding schedule. Marks notes, “Sohonet kept us up and running in the midst of everything, and there was a lot going on. The availability of production-ready, creative workspace at Lantana powered by Sohonet is amazing for projects like The Bourne Legacy. I believe that during the entire transition, we were down less than one hour. Their support helped us keep our editors and production humming continuously, and deliver on schedule.”

Lantana is home to a number of media companies, and their security and bandwidth demands are increasing exponentially. Rebecca Hamilton, General Manager of Lantana, says, “Lantana’s clients are working with some of the world’s most valuable and sensitive content, moving bigger and bigger files farther and faster. Our clients face complex working requirements that call for tightly integrating data services with creative workspace into a turnkey production services offering. We knew that we needed an easy and secure way for them to keep them functioning on many levels, and a long-term solution for our campus.”

From internet services through high-volume data transfer services across its private media network, Sohonet supports the entire range of worldwide networking needs at Lantana. “Working with Lantana, we were able to put a turnkey solution in place that’s flexible and matches production needs and timescales,” explains Sohonet’s Joseph Ramsey, VP of Sales and Marketing for North America. “Our services are built around the demands of media clients, which gave Lantana the infrastructure they needed so creative teams can work without restrictions.”

The upgrade was significant in terms of planning and execution. “Sohonet is simply the best at what they do,” adds Hamilton. “They understand the way that our tenants work and they carefully managed every step of the implementation. I could not have asked for a smoother or more successful outcome.”

Dave Scammell, Sohonet’s CEO, says, “We are delighted to have been part of this collaboration with Lantana. We both have a deep understanding of the demands of this industry, and worked to optimize this location for their needs and their clients’ needs, effectively providing the best technology and expertise available to them.”

The Lantana media campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres, offering over 200,000 square feet of space. As part of the building modernization process, Sohonet successfully transitioned over 40 tenants, with unlimited capacity for adding long- and short-term clientele.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is the only global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. With over 15 years of experience, Sohonet offers an extensive range of solutions backed by unrivalled technical support to enable clients to manage and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.sohonet.com.

About Lantana
Lantana is one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space. The Lantana campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres. With easy access to major freeways and the beautiful Santa Monica coastline, the Lantana Campus is a premier location for entertainment companies interested in working on the Westside. Tenants include such distinguished companies as IMAX, Dick Clark Productions, Todd-AO and BermanBraun. Lantana Center has been the home to film and TV production along with writers, directors, producers, editor and sound designers since it was reconfigured for entertainment tenancy in the 1980s. The building underwent a complete renovation in 2006. Today, the two-story Lantana Center offers over 200,000 square feet of rentable, dog-friendly space for short or long-term leases. The building features newly renovated lobbies, eight colorful garden courtyards, a gourmet restaurant (Stefan’s LA Farm), conference rooms, valet parking, 24-hour on-site security, and a supportive staff that caters to the individual needs of each tenant. For more information, visit www.lantanasantamonica.com.

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Community R-Series at the London 2012 Olympics

London, UK, September 2012….  Community continued the successful track record of its high power R-Series loudspeakers with around 230 systems installed at multiple venues for the London 2012 Olympics, including the Handball Arena, Basketball Arena, Water Polo Centre, Aquatic Centre, Outdoor Water Sports Centre and the Main Olympic Stadium.

Designed for high intelligibility speech and music coverage of large audience areas, the all-weather     R-Series is a first choice for every type of track and arena, including motor sports from F1 and NASCAR to world-class stadia across every continent, and many previous summer and winter Olympic games. The 22 models in the R-Series range provide a comprehensive choice of throw distances and coverage patterns and are used outdoors, from theme parks like Disneyland to the flood warning system of the city of Venice, and indoors at large convention centers and airports.

The five models deployed at the London 2012 Olympic venues were the R2, R1, R.5, R.5COAX and R.25, configured with a variety of dispersion patterns to provide the coverage each location required. The long-throw R2 is a powerful three-way system, comprising dual 12-inch LF drivers, 2-inch M200 midrange drivers and a high compression 1-inch HF. The medium/long throw R1 is a two-way system, comprising a 12-inch driver and high compression 1-inch HF. The R.5, R.5COAX and R.25 are compact systems, the R.5 and R.5COAX being two-way 12-inch units and the R.25 a two-way 8-inch system.

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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. 

FOR-A Announces Plans to Showcase at WFX 2012

Fort Lee, New Jersey – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase key products at this year’s Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) in Booth 948. The show focuses on technologies that serve the House of Worship (HOW) community and is taking place September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Participating at WFX is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with current and potential customers in the worship market,” explained Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “2012 marks the fifth year that FOR-A has taken part in this expo, and we have continually been pleased with the audience that the show draws. The HOW community is an important area to FOR-A, and we look forward to showcasing our product line, seeing familiar faces, and meeting new people at WFX.”

At the conference, FOR-A will be exhibiting its HVS-390HS Video Switcher. Introduced earlier this year, the HVS-390HS is the latest in FOR-A’s line of compact, easy to use, cost-effective switchers. The switcher is available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions, making it an ideal solution for small production facilities. The HVS-390HS comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs, with frame synchronizers for all inputs. Built-in resizing engines on four inputs allow HD, SD, and PC sources to be mixed within the same production. The switcher is equipped with an advanced video memory feature, output video recording and playback functions.

FOR-A will also demo the MV-42HS HD/SD Multi Viewer, which supports up to four asynchronous or mixed HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs, including 1080i, 1080p, and 720p sources at a variety of frame rates. The MV-42HS features a simple user interface and half-rack size, and offers a variety of on-screen features for a customized display environment.

Additionally, the LTR-100HS Video Archive Recorder will be on display at the WFX show. The recorder supports LTO-5 technology – the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage. The LTR-100HS makes file ingest workflow more efficient and reduces archive space requirements. The unit’s half rack design is equipped with a high quality MPEG-2 codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper, enabling MXF files recorded to LTO-5 tape to be used directly by many NLE systems.

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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Large-screen 3D-capable powerhouse projector unveiled at CEDIA 2012 by Digital Projection

Value and performance-driven, 3-chip HIGHlite 330-3D displays will launch at $29,995 with lens included

ATLANTA, GA – 9/12/2012 – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a bold addition to their powerful but value-driven HIGHlite Cine 3-chip DLP series. Delivering up to 4500 lumens of brilliant imagery, the new HIGHlite 330-3D signals a bold expansion of DPI’s already robust single-chip and more

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Peavey® Celebrates Hollywood Showroom Opening With Live Performances & Celebrity Signings

Stars open rock & roll’s new home on Sunset Boulevard

Peavey Electronics celebrated the grand opening of the Peavey Hollywood showroom on Sunset Boulevard at the heart of Guitar Row on Sept. 1-5. The weeklong event featured appearances from company founder Hartley Peavey as well as world-renowned musicians, celebrities and live performances.

Musicians and music fans packed into the new showroom—lined with the amplifiers, guitars and sound reinforcement gear that have made Peavey an icon in music and audio—for a meet-and-greet with Hartley Peavey, one of the industry’s longest-serving founders and CEOs. The opening also featured live performances from Alex Skolnick and Monte Montgomery, an appearance by Black Veil Brides, and a signing with comics legend Stan Lee, who autographed Peavey Marvel guitars.

Located at 7422 Sunset Boulevard, Peavey Hollywood gives musicians and music fans a new home in the heart of rock & roll, with a green-room vibe, high-end gear from the Peavey family of brands to play, and regular performances from world-class artists. Peavey brings its 47-year legacy of making the amps for music’s biggest stars and stages to Hollywood with a new showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center.

“Giving the Peavey experience a home in Hollywood after nearly five decades is very meaningful for us,” said Hartley Peavey, who earned his star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame in 1990. “We’re excited to have a place where our longtime L.A. friends, as well as new artists and dealers, can hear and play an extensive range of gear in a comfortable space that caters to them. Peavey Hollywood is the place where it all comes together—the gear, the musicians, the dealers and the inspiration that drive Peavey Electronics are alive right here.” more

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