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Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500s Light Up the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You World Tour”

It’s been a long hot summer just about everywhere, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are amping up the heat with their “I’m With You World Tour,” which features Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500 luminaires.

The rock band’s tour began last fall and extends into 2013. In support of their tenth studio album, “I’m With You,” the tour is playing dates across North America this summer with shows in stadiums and arenas.

Lighting designer Scott Holthaus of Happy Machine specified 96 Sharpys in a full octagon grid for the band’s indoor shows, 78 for the stadium shows plus a compliment of Alpha Beam 1500s for the outdoor performances. The lights were supplied by Premiere Global Productions.

Holthaus says he uses the Sharpys “to fill the arenas with chopsticks of light – it’s a really cool effect. I don’t use smoke in the stadiums and the trick for working outdoors is to get any beams from the lights. With the Sharpys I can also cover the audience at great distances where most lights fail. For their size and weight, the Sharpy’s power and output is amazing. They’re the coolest light of the decade, and everyone knows that.”

He opted to add Alpha Beam 1500s to his stadium inventory when travel restrictions called for a limited number of fixtures and easy transport by plane. “I had to have a great tracking beam,” he says. ” I had used the Clay Paky 300s for a TV show and had such success with them that moving to the 1500s was a no brainer,” he reports. “I needed the coolest and most powerful lights I could find.”

Holthaus has been so pleased with the performance of the Alpha Beam 1500s that he eventually wants “to replace more of my lights with them. They’re very fast at pan and tilt. They’re a great telephone pole of light – like a giant Sharpy! They’ve also held up in bad weather – it’s been raining a lot, almost every day, and we haven’t had any failures.”

The lighting designer is becoming such a fan of Clay Paky lighting fixtures, in fact, that he’s planning to use more for future projects. “I could gladly do an all-Clay Paky show in a second,” he declares. “I’m easily their biggest fan!”

A.C.T Lighting is the distributor for Clay Paky in North America.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “Scott used our Sharpys on last year’s tour and I remember how pleased he was with them then. I’m glad to see he’s filled out his inventory and look forward to working with him in the future.”

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NEW SYMETRIX SYMNET RADIUS 12X8 PROCESSOR RUNS HAGMYREN – A SWEDISH HORSE RACING TRACK

HUDIKSVALL, SWEDEN – SEPTEMBER 2012: Hudiksvall is a medium-sized city of 15,000 on the Gulf of Bothnia, and one of its major attractions is Hagmyren, a horse racing track situated north of the city’s center. The main track at Hagmyren is 1,000 meters, and the sprawling area that the public uses to watch the races, and to enjoy the facility’s other events, covers seven acres and can comfortably accommodate the city’s entire population. In addition to races, Hagmyren hosts fun events, like car bingo (where participants sit in their cars and play bingo) and horse exhibitions. Because of its multiple uses and because quality sound reinforcement was deemed an important component of the track’s continued success, the track sought to renovate its aging system. A new system centers on a pair of Symetrix’ newly-released SymNet Radius 12×8 processors, which feature open-architecture programming, fixed I/O, Dante networking, and a competitive price.

“These days, a modern horse racing track depends on excellent sound reinforcement that is flexible and easy to use,” said Börje Jälmefors, sales manager with Visono Media AB, the company that sold the SymNet Radius 12x8s. “There are many other amusements vying for people’s attention and money, and horse racing is competing with them. Moreover, the races are broadcast around the region and around the globe, so the sound quality must be superb.” The requirements set forth by the track owners were that the new system must be future-proof, scalable, flexible, and intuitive to operate, even for a non-expert. The track owners hired sound installation company DAT AB to develop and install an appropriate solution. “After investigating the options available on the market, DAT AB recognized the advantage of going with the SymNet Radius 12×8,” said Jälmefors. “A pair of SymNet Radius 12x8s could handle all of the processing, sharing signals via the Dante bus, at a very competitive price point.”

Inputs to the system include the referee’s wireless microphone, the commentators’ microphones, a paging system, various pre-recorded music feeds, audio from various pre-recorded video feeds, and output from a live mixing console. Both of the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12x8s accept either mic-level or line-level inputs. Because they are networked together via the Dante bus, signals input to one unit can be sent to the output of the other unit with truly negligible latency. Their combined sixteen outputs feed a rack of QSC amplifiers, which power loudspeakers by TOA, RCF, and Phillips throughout the facility in appropriate zones.

“Robert Nilsson of DAT AB told me that the two SymNet Radius 12x8s, with their built-in Dante bus, made it easy to meet all of the complicated requirements of this installation,” reported Jälmefors. “For my part, I have been working with Symetrix equipment for twenty years – including an installation I did a few years ago on another horse racing track that used Symetrix open-architecture DSP – and so I feel very confident recommending Symetrix. The Dante bus used by the new SymNet Edge and SymNet Radius system is easy to set up and represents an excellent standard for installed, live, and broadcast audio.”

Currently, users control the system via Symetrix modular wall panel remotes – the ARC-SW4e and ARC-K1e. “We are very satisfied with the solution Robert Nilsson came up with,” said Mats Österberg, the manager of Hagmyren. “The most crucial aspect for us was a control interface that is user-friendly and easy to understand. The wall panels Robert gave us meet that requirement.” Jälmefors added, “There are so many user control options available for the SymNet Radius 12×8 system. They range from a simple contact closure to the range of ARC panels and from the customized SymVue computer interface to many third-party solutions. But the staff at Hagmyren is most excited about Symetrix’ ARC-WEB, which places user control of the system on any smartphone! DAT AB will give them ARC-WEB in the coming months.”

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.

HARMAN’s AKG K702 Headphones Take Art Appreciation To Next Level At “The Art Of Rap: Remixed and Mastered” Hip Hop Gallery

Working to focus the spotlight on the true artistry of hip hop, curator and artist herself, Miz Metro has combined visual works of art with classic rap tracks and remixes in her gallery, The Art of Rap: Remixed and Mastered. Inspired by the Ice-T documentary, The Art of Rap, the New York City gallery features hip hop centric graffiti art and photos by renowned artists Shirt King Phade, Jamel Shabazz and Ryan Keeley. Utilizing HARMAN’s AKG K702 headphones, the gallery comes alive with newly remixed sounds by Keith Shocklee.

The idea: create an abstract visual version of hip hop and combine it with actual music to maximize the feeling and understanding for an all-encompassing experience. Working together with Miz Metro, Shocklee put together four mixes sampled from Public Enemy’s album Fear of a Black Planet. Shocklee’s gallery remixes are titled: The Hard Rhymer, Planet Black, Stolen Sole and Power of the Flight.

“This isn’t your regular gallery elevator music,” said Shocklee, a founding member of The Bomb Squad and Public Enemy. “Using classic, original hip hop and remixing it to fit the theme of the gallery is another way of branding art. We can give it a 3D feel. With the added music, the artists have an entirely new way of showcasing their masterpieces.”

“I want the gallery’s visitors to actually enjoy the full experience and purchase our work, hopefully sampling it in their own pieces,” commented Miz Metro. “Our visitors are continually impressed with the music selection; it’s truly inspiring.”

In fact, in one instance, a music enthusiast actually took it upon herself to lift the iPod and the AKG K702’s to walk around the gallery listening to the tracks. She was completely taken back by the quality of the art and continued to enjoy the exhibits, even though the music portion was supposed to stay at its specific area in the gallery. “How could you get angry at that? She was lost in the sound,” joked Miz Metro.

“All of the pieces are falling into place for the gallery; the sound art is crazy,” continued Shocklee. “I stand by AKG because it’s vital to the music world when recording and listening. AKG was the standard in the studio when I was coming up and I trust their sound. When I was looking for the perfect channel to showcase my sound art, I didn’t even bother looking for anything other than the K702’s.”

“The Art of Rap: Remixed and Mastered is a fantastic project, where visitors experience a completely new level of art,” commented Joseph Wagoner, project manager, wireless-tours-install, AKG. “The precision and quality of the K702’s will ensure the gallery continues to stun. Keith, Miz Metro and the entire team have really outdone themselves and AKG is proud to be a part of the gallery as it continues touring the United States.”

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Fuzz’Yon Upgrades With a Pair of HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 Consoles

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France — Fuzz’Yon is a 300-capacity live music venue, which has been operating since 1986 in the French town of La Roche-sur-Yon. Starting out as a haven for rock bands, since 1998 it has diversified into dance genres, such as rap, trip-hop, electro and dub, as well as pop, soul and folk. One of the most intimate live clubs still functioning, Fuzz’Yon recently upgraded its aging sound desks, and after careful evaluation chose a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi6 digital console for FOH and a Vi4 for stage monitoring.

Said general manager Mathieu Rouet, whose multi-purpose role includes permanent sound and light technician, patch engineer, stage manager and equipment maintenance, “We had a 10-year-old desk and didn’t want to replace it with something middle-of-the-road or which didn’t deliver real concert sound. We knew Soundcraft would deliver excellent sound and with many mix engineers visiting the venue it was important we provided them with a recognisable, easy-to-operate desk.” Mathieu’s house technicians were all adamant in their choice.

The desk was supplied by Nantes-based DBAM, who are one of the dealers for SCV, the HARMAN Professional French distributor. The sale was supported by SCV’s Fred Epié, who visited the site for product demonstration and technical training.

Fuzz’Yon itself has an interesting setup. Originally an auction house, it is run by an association that receives funding from the state to broaden the town’s music culture. “Due to the small capacity and the low pricing policy we are unable to book big headline bands but promote bands who are well-known or up-and-coming,” said Mathieu.

The venue receives a lot of well-travelled sound technicians. “We know Soundcraft Vi is their passport to a good experience—the feedback has been amazing and most bring a USB stick with their show file, and plug into the desk.”

At the same time the venue has upgraded its old Soundcraft SM12 monitor desk, taking advantage of the new digital Vi4’s smaller footprint. They can also mix the house sound and monitors from the FOH position if required.

In conclusion, Rouet says the purchase of the Soundcraft Vi’s has revolutionised their way of working. “It has meant fewer racks, cables and paper to copy a show,” he said. “Neither do we need to rent compressors or effects—everything is included in the Vi6.The sound is better than most of the analogue desks and it is easy to use and explain. We feel fortunate to be working with these desks.”

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Firehouse Productions and HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series Line Arrays Support Neil Diamond Tour to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Hot August Night

NORTHRIDGE, California – Continuing over five decades of worldwide success, selling more than 115 million records globally, American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond recently completed a successful tour with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series line arrays, providing unprecedented clarity and power. The 3-month tour included five performances at Los Angeles’ renowned Greek Theatre where, 40 years ago, Neil Diamond recorded his hit live double album, Hot August Night.

For the tour, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions deployed 32 (16 per side) JBL VTX V25 fullsize arrayable loudspeakers for the main PA system, with 28 (14 per side) VERTEC® VT4889 fullsize line array loudspeakers for the wraparound side fill, 24 (12 per side) VT4889 loudspeakers for additional side coverage, 24 (12 per side) VT4888 midsize line array loudspeakers for the left and right rear corners, 12 VT4886 subcompact line array loudspeakers for the rear fill, a center cluster of eight VT4886 subcompact line array loudspeakers, eight VT4886 subcompact loudspeakers at the stage lip for the near field, six (three per side) VT4887 compact line array loudspeakers for side fill washes and 24 (12 per side) VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers.

A total of 96 Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers powered the system, while Firehouse Productions also provided a variety of AKG wireless microphones and dbx DriveRack® 4800 loudspeaker management processing.

The decision to tour with the new VTX series loudspeakers ultimately came after Diamond’s FOH Engineer Stan Miller and Monitor Engineer Bernie Becker heard a demo of the system earlier this year.

“There is a significant sonic improvement in the JBL VTX series,” Miller stated. “The high-end response of the loudspeakers is quite amazing. We are never close to pushing the system too hard, which is unique. The peaks in various venues are usually under 100dB, making it exciting yet comfortable. It is a very musical system.”

“There is so much headroom with the VTX series, the audio is much cleaner and more direct,” said Sam Helms, President of Sigmet Corporation, a HARMAN representative based in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Everything is running AES digital, completely from the mixer consoles to digital inputs on the Crown I-Tech 1200 HD amps, then to the components of the VTX loudspeakers. It gives us ultimate control and produces high-quality audio.”

Chris Russo, Systems Engineer at Firehouse, stated, “City to city, night to night, the VTX performed brilliantly. The system consistently delivered every detail of the mix to all the seats in the house.”

Diamond is a true professional and never stops honing his craft, according to Miller. “From the first show to the last show he is constantly evaluating everything, from song order to how the set flows,” he said. “We even discuss the music that plays while the audience is leaving the show—everything has to be perfect. VTX and the other HARMAN products give us the confidence to perform at our highest level. The support has also been amazing and it is one of the reasons we have remained so loyal to HARMAN.”

The crew involved with the Neil Diamond tour includes: Greg “Chico” Lopez, RF guru and assistant to Bernie Becker at the stage as well as the Crew Chief; Jonathan Melton, Miller’s right-hand man at FOH; Scott Lawhead, Stage Tech; John Drane, a Diamond tour veteran of many years and Chief System Tech; and Jeff Child and Tyler Clapp, sound crew members from Firehouse.

For more information on Sigmet Corporation, please visit: www.sigmetcorp.com

For more information on Firehouse Productions, please visit: www.firehouseproductions.com

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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Haivision Provides Technology for Live Streaming of WFX 2012 Event

WFX Chooses KulaByte(TM) Encoders and HyperStream(TM) Concierge Services to Stream WFX 2012 Live to Internet Viewers

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 19, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today that its KulaByte(TM) Internet encoder/transcoder technology and HyperStream(TM) Internet media delivery services is enabling live streaming of WFX Live, a feature of the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo 2012 (WFX 2012) being held in Atlanta today through Sept. 21. Additionally, Haivision is exhibiting its new live streaming solutions for the house of worship market at the event. more

Draper Hires National AV Consultant Manager

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper, Inc., has announced the hiring of a new National AV Consultant Manager.

Industry veteran Steve Cook will work with Draper to support AV Design consultants and projection manufacturers.

Cook comes to Draper after 30 years in the AV industry, mostly with projector manufacturers AmPro and NEC. Cook started in 1982 as an engineering technician with Kloss Video Corporation. Kloss worked closely with Draper to introduce video projectors and projection screens into the residential market.

“I’ve partnered closely with Draper throughout most of my career working for projector manufacturers,” Cook says. “For me, joining Draper has been less like working for a new boss and more like coming home to work with old friends.”

“We have had a great relationship with Steve for many years and have always been impressed with his abilities and expertise in AV industry,” according to Lee Denhart (LEED®AP), Field Sales Manager for Draper. “We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to utilizing his many talents to grow Draper sales and brand awareness.”

For more on Draper, visit www.draperinc.com/AboutDraper/History.asp.

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Digital Projection International expands to Germany, appoints regional sales manager

Manchester, UK – September 2012Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has continued its commitment to global market expansion with the appointment of Susanne Taxis as national sales manager for Germany. Based in Stuttgart, Taxis will be tasked with growing DPI’s presence throughout Germany.

Ciaran Doran, International Sales and Marketing, EMEA, said “We see it as vitally important to sales team on the ground in Germany, with someone who can react quickly and knowledgeably to customer requirements. With Susanne’s vast industry experience, we are confident in growing and supporting our customer base across Germany.”

Taxis joins DPI having held senior positions with Projectiondesign and Dataton, covering German speaking countries for nearly two decades.

“This is an exciting time to join Digital Projection International,” said Taxis. “With our world class range of projectors for both professional and high-end consumer use, I am looking forward to building our business and supporting our clients in the thriving German market.”

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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projections International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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JVC Demonstrates Next-Generation Handheld Camera at Digital Video Expo

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will demonstrate its new GY-HM650 ProHD handheld mobile news camera at Digital Video Expo 2012 (Booth 101), which runs Sept. 19-20 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif. The JVC booth will also showcase the award-winning ProHD camera line, as well as a variety of studio solutions and professional LCD monitors for studio, location, and public display applications.

“Digital Video Expo remains an important regional show for us. It provides an ideal platform for JVC to showcase our products to thousands of video professionals on the West Coast,” said Craig Yanagi, JVC national marketing and brand manager. “For many attendees, this will be their first chance to test our next-generation GY-HM650 WiFi-based mobile camcorder, which has built-in USB hosting capability, class-leading imaging, and is ideal for today’s file-based workflows.”

Available this winter, the new GY-HM650 is equipped with dual processors that enables it to produce full HD files on one SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously creating smaller, Web-friendly files (1/4 HD) on a second card. With built-in FTP and WiFi connectivity, the camera is able to deliver the footage file back to a station without a microwave or satellite connection.

Combined with three, 1/3-inch 1920×1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, a built-in Fujinon wide angle 23x optical zoom lens delivers superior low-light performanceand excellent sensitivity (F11 at 2000 lux) for challenging shooting environments. The HD lens has a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes JVC’s auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer, as well as manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings.

Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920×1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, the lightweight GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD. It also records .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata that is optimized for asset management.HD-SDI and HDMI outputs allow easy monitoring of HD footage.

Designed for versatility, the GY-HM650 features a 1.22 MP color viewfinder and color 3.5-inch LCD to handle run-and-gun and tripod-based stand-ups. Plus, the Pre Rec (retro cache) feature continuously records and stores up to 20 seconds of footage in cache memory to help prevent missed shots of breaking events. A built-in stereo microphone is standard, as well as two XLR inputs with phantom power and a shotgun mic holder, plus a headphone jack and separate input for a wireless mic receiver.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

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

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New High-Resolution Curved Widescreen Golf Simulators from High Definition Golf(tm) Take the Fairway from the Course to Inside Your Home

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – September 19, 2012 – Interactive Sports Technologies(tm) continues its legacy of innovation with the launch of new High Definition Golf(tm) (www.hdgolf.com) simulator models that feature curved “wrap-around” screens, a wider field-of-view, and stunning high-resolution graphics. Now available, “the world’s most amazing golf simulator” from High Definition Golf (HDG ™ ) is now available in 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution.

“Once again, High Definition Golf sets a new standard in accuracy and realism for indoor golf,” said Todd Richardson, President and CEO of Interactive Sports Technologies. “To continue offering the most advanced golf simulators on the market, we work hard to stay on top of emerging technologies. Combining these curved screens with our photo-realistic imagery offers unparalleled realism. You may forget you are playing indoors.”

The new widescreen simulators create a totally immersive playing environment. Featuring a larger curved screen, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution, these exciting new additions to the High Definition Golf line-up include all the cutting edge technology that has made HDG the leader in the golf simulator industry. These include highly accurate ball and club tracking and measurement systems, realistic golf courses that look and play like the real thing, and intuitive easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces.

New 16:9 widescreen models include
• Executive CS (H 9ft x W 14.5ft x L 21ft)
• Standard CS (H 10ft x W 16ft x L 23ft)
• Championship CS (H 11ft x W 17.5ft x L 25ft)

Designed and manufactured by Interactive Sports Technologies Inc., the systems utilize advanced stereoscopic computer vision technology that provides the industry’s most comprehensive and precise shot analysis. HDG has the unique capability to measure all critical ball and club parameters, including ball speed, club speed, launch angle, club face angle, ball spin, and spin axis at high accuracy. As a result, the system is used by tour professionals such as Stephen Ames and Jerry Kelly as well as top golf instructors such as Jim McLean.

High Definition Golf is the only golf simulator that looks and plays like the real thing. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, Spyglass Hill, Doral, Harbour Town, Troon North, Bethpage, Banff Springs, and many others. Revolutionary image processing software combines high resolution digital imagery and satellite data into 3D models of golf courses that not only look real, they are completely accurate everywhere on the course. Every tree, bunker, and hazard is faithfully reproduced exactly as you would see it playing the actual course. This has made HDG a favorite in luxury homes, indoor golf centers, golf course clubhouses, recreation centers, luxury hotels, and resorts.

“High Definition Golf provides a turnkey solution for those looking to invest in a golf simulator,” added Richardson. “We will work with architects, builders, and designers every step of the way. We provide design, consulting and installation services, floor plans and CAD drawings, as well as superior service and post installation aftercare. Whether it’s for the home, golf instruction, clubfitting or golf retail, High Definition Golf simulators can be configured to meet your specific needs.”

Installation is significantly easier than most other simulators as HD Golf simulators do not require the installation of sensors into the floors or walls or the construction of a sub-floor. HD Golf simulators can be installed in either “soft-wall” or “hard-wall” configurations. In “soft-wall” applications, extendable curtains can be pulled back allowing the room to be used for other purposes. A portable/temporary install model with framed enclosure and awning is also available.

High Definition Golf simulators are sold and installed as a complete system package. The package includes the latest desktop workstation, HDTV compatible high brightness projector, 19-inch touch-screen console, HD Golf™ precision ball tracking system, golf frame (including high brilliance screen with “quiet” technology), pro-grade nylon golf turf and tee mats, and a 250W stereo sound system. Simulator software includes a selection of world famous championship golf courses, chipping and putting greens, games and competitive events (including “long drive” and “closest-to-pin”), trajectory analysis, club-fitting, clubface and swing-path analysis tools. In addition, there are a variety of accessories and golf simulator options available, including video swing analysis, club fitting, tournament and Internet play with audio and video.

The scientists, engineers, and software developers at High Definition Golf continue to innovate, refine, and enhance its industry-leading technology ensuring that HD Golf’s customers will continue to enjoy an unparalleled indoor golf experience. The goal is to not only give golfers a simulator that looks and plays like the real thing, but to continue to expand the range of technologies used to further enhance the indoor golf experience. HD Golf wants the golf played indoors to be as real as the golf played outdoors. That’s why HD Golf is the only golf simulator company that designs and manufactures the entire system…including all software and the ball tracking system, and is why HD Golf designs its own high-speed programmable cameras, and is why all of its modules work together seamlessly. This commitment and capability are the reasons why HD Golf is the leader in golf simulation today.

In addition to being the finest indoor golf simulator available, HDG can also be used as the ultimate home theater. It brings movies and sporting events to life on the large high brightness/contrast screen by connecting satellite or cable service, or by using the built-in DVD player. A game console can even be connected for the ultimate video gaming experience.

Please contact HD Golf at 1-866-323-0095 for pricing.

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