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Haivision’s InStream(TM) Mobile Media Player Delivers Lowest Latency HD Video to Apple(R) iOS and Google Android(TM) Devices

InStream(TM) Mobile, Haivision’s Free Video Player Technology, Enables iPhone(R), iPad(R), and Android(TM) Devices With Revolutionary HD Streaming Performance

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Oct. 31, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, today announced the availability of InStream(TM) Mobile — a low latency HD media player for iOS and Android(TM) devices. Available as a free application in the Apple(R) App Store(SM) and soon from the Google Play(TM) Store, InStream Mobile is a highly advanced and easy-to-use player for HD video delivery for applications that require the lowest end-to-end delay from source to viewer. InStream Mobile receives, scales, and decodes up to 1080p60 full frame rate H.264 video. more

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World’s Broadcasters Cover Elections with Vizrt Live Video and Graphics Tools

On November 6th when results from the United States Presidential election race come pouring in, nearly 90 percent of the world will be watching live video and graphic tabulations produced with Vizrt equipment as Vizrt continues to be the company the world is truly watching. Thousands of Viz Engines will be working overtime for this event, performing real-time video and graphic composites and rendering 2D and 3D animations in SD and HD.

In the United States alone, six national networks and more than 150 local channels will cover this election with Vizrt tools. Approximately 1,000 Viz Engine renderers will drive election results for U.S. broadcasters.

“With our installed base clearly the majority around the world, Vizrt customers will again produce graphics that most of the world will watch on November 6th,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “We’re proud of what our customers are creating with our technology and of the added excitement our tools enable on such mission-critical, high-profile, live events.”

The way in which the equipment will be used for election coverage has expanded along with the number of installations. More U.S. broadcasters will use Viz Engine within the studio than ever before. Interactive screens, video walls, virtual studios and immersive graphics will be powered through both Viz Engines and Viz Media Engine server-based media asset management systems. Viz Anchor, an iPad control application, will be used with greater frequency by news anchors to manipulate video clips and graphics running on Viz Virtual Studio and Viz Video Wall. With Viz Virtual Studio, existing sets can be enhanced with immersive graphics, with which the anchor can interact.

The all important results map that breaks down voting results by US county and state is created with Viz World. Used by over 1500 broadcasters worldwide, Viz World has become the defacto standard in broadcast mapping. With live data feeds, the maps are updated in real-time on air, in touchscreens, virtual sets, and fullscreen.

Playlists are created and managed in Viz Content Pilot, a template-based graphics and video file management system which gives complete control of all graphic and video content from within the newsroom control system. Graphics can be edited via a plug-in for the Viz Trio CG software that enables all major non-linear editing systems to access Trio templates to change text, images, 3D objects and clips. And live election data will be continuously displayed with Viz Ticker3D. In the Control room, Viz Trio will display live graphics and video with content constantly being updated live from various data sources. Many broadcasters will be using Viz Trio operators in the control room but in the U.S. many of the local stations will be driving Vizrt graphics through control room automation systems.

The number of broadcasters throughout the world using multi-platform delivery has also increased as Viz Media Engine plays a larger role in controlling video and its distribution to different devices. With a single step Vizrt takes videos from a MAM to the web and mobile platforms faster than real-time. Combine this with device adapted graphics and a viewer can watch the coverage on television, online or through a mobile device with the highest possible quality.

Vizrt’s hands-on support of its customers is apparent this election season, with over 20 Vizrt staffers providing on-site and creative services, data integration instruction, final set up of election show related devices, and equipment rental management to its U.S. broadcast clientele.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / OBrown@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +47 9184 5602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

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Christie Powers “Big Green Screen” At The Tom Ridge Environmental Center

The Big Green Screen Theater located in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) at Presque Isle State Park has made the move to digital cinema technology. The announcement was made by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Richard J. Allan at the Sunset Celebration held on October 26. This event, hosted by the Friends of The Tom Ridge Environmental Center, also included the presentation of the 2012 John C. Oliver Environmental Leadership Awards. This special recognition was presented to the award recipients by Governor Tom Ridge.

The Big Green Screen Theater is owned and operated by DCNR and offers various educational films for school groups, families and other users of the park. It is the only large format theater in northwest Pennsylvania with its 4-story high, 45-foot wide screen. R&R Technical Services, a full service cinema supply company and Christie partner, installed the Christie Solaria® Series CP2230 projector. It will replace an 8/70.5/70, 4/35 Kinoton Projector, which will, however, remain in operation, for occasional use to show film when a movie title is not yet available in a digital format.

“Presque Isle, with its beautiful coastline and many recreational opportunities, is one of the most-visited state parks in our system, however a lot of that visitation occurs during the warm months,” Allan said. “The Big Screen Theater plays a big role in creating a destination during the off-season at the Tom Ridge Center. That’s why we did not want to skip a beat as the industry transitions from film to a digital format.”

Christie CP2230 Digital Cinema Projector


“The Christie CP2230 was chosen because of its superior image quality and reliability, and the full backup services provided by Christie’s Network Operation Center and service team,” said Bob Ray of R & R Technical Services. “With our colleagues at TREC and Poggi Designs, we developed a design and layout of the digital system that accommodates both the Christie 4500 watt Xenon lamp-based projector and the Kinoton. We could see that Christie would produce the best image quality for this large format screen, compared to other brands.

“It was challenging to keep the Kinoton projector fully operational and in the same place, alongside the digital projector, since the front wall of the projection booth was double 8-inch cement block with reinforcement. But after a short closure for upgrades and the installation of a new port opening, we are now able to switch between the film projector and Christie’s in a matter of minutes,” said Mr. Ray.

The agreement with Christie also includes Service Plus, a warranty program that offers next-day parts delivery and complete remote monitoring to minimize down time from Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC), ensuring fast and reliable technical support and maintenance for the environmental center. Through remote monitoring, Christie technicians make sure that tens of thousands of displays across the U.S. and Canada are running smoothly, getting timely maintenance and receiving software upgrades.

Sean James, vice president of Christie Managed Services, noted that the Tom Ridge Environment Center chose Christie’s Service Plus plan, selecting from a menu of services that provides 24/7 remote monitoring of the Christie projectors and connected devices. Through this service, the Center gained access to a local network of technicians for rapid response to technical issues, software upgrades and troubleshooting, as well as repair and replacement of parts for the next 10 years.

More about TREC
The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC), named after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, is the gateway to Presque Isle. The center is open year-round, offering visitors information and insights into the unique 3,200-acre peninsula and the many different forms of life that inhabit it.

The center was built as a premier green building within Pennsylvania’s state park system. It was designed to achieve a silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Incorporated into its design and function are environmental features such as natural ventilation, an inverted roof to collect rainwater, recycled materials wherever possible, native landscaping and renewable energy sources. The building features large and small classrooms and research facilities as well as the theater and a discovery center for younger patrons.

The theater, which hosts hundreds of school and community groups for educational films each year, seats 175 persons and has the largest screen format available in the region.

About the Friends of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
The mission of the Friends of The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is to forge a partnership between the private sector and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in order to preserve and enhance educational programming, natural history research and visitor services opportunities of the highest quality to assure that the Tom Ridge Environmental Center is nationally recognized as a center of excellence now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.FriendsofTREC.org.

About DCNR
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and protecting 120 state parks; managing 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state’s ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. More information at www.dcnr.state.pa.us.

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SVS Announces Ultra Series Loudspeakers

The first full-range speakers to be accorded SVS’s lauded Ultra designation, this exciting new speaker lineup delivers stunning looks, unparalleled build quality, and a world-class audio experience.

Girard, OH – October 31, 2012 - SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces the launch of the Ultra series of full-range loudspeakers, designed to deliver uncompromised audio performance and boasting unsurpassed build quality and cost-no-object performance at a price that the average audio consumer can afford.

The SVS Ultra Series loudspeakers were designed for audio enthusiasts, by audio enthusiasts with over fifty years combined experience in the high-end audio arena, with a relentless passion for designing a stunning, acoustically impeccable loudspeaker that convincingly conveys the emotion of live music and home theater. The SVS Ultra series delivers a deep, detailed soundstage with incredible resolution, absolute transparency, and amazingly rich and articulated bass, outperforming speakers two and three times their price.

To achieve that goal, award-winning lead designer Mark Mason and his team began work on the lineup-which includes a gorgeous 45-inch tall upswept trapezoidal tower, a bookshelf speaker, center channel, and a truly unique and flexible surround speaker-by performing finite element analysis (FEA) on all of the proposed components in a sophisticated computer program that simulated the internal forces of each speaker and allowed for advanced engineering before the first prototype was ever built. As gorgeous as the speakers are, every angle, every surface, every dimension was tweaked with one ultimate goal in mind: pure acoustic perfection. Even the speaker grille design was subjected to this rigorous FEA to ensure the utmost in sonic transparency.

Once prototypes were constructed-with many parts being custom tooled exclusively for the Ultra series-further development was conducted at the world-renowned National Research Council (NRC) facilities in Ottawa, Canada, where each speaker underwent hours of anechoic chamber measurements and subsequent revisions to perfect the design. Final voicing was performed in the NRC’s famous IEC 268-13 standardized listening room, where Mason and SVS President Gary Yacoubian refined their performance in a real-world environment.

The result is a level of performance that even drastically more expensive loudspeakers cannot match. From top to bottom, the Ultra Tower that stands as the flagship of the lineup boasts top-grade components and high-end design features configured to deliver uncompromised, dynamic, distortion-free audio, with open, airy highs and the deep, tight, linear and powerful bass for which SVS is famous. Its unique SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover is designed so that only the top of the two 6.5-inch composite glass-fiber midrange drivers crosses over to the tweeter, while the bottom midrange driver works to ensure that off-axis performance is smooth and even, with a wider sweet spot and a more consistent sound across the entire room.

The Ultra Tower also employs SVS’s proprietary ForceFactor woofer array, with two 8-inch drivers horizontally opposed to eliminate cabinet vibrations, for reduced distortion and cleaner, tighter bass response. Since the Ultra Tower’s trapezoidal shape results in non-parallel surfaces-which serves to reduce standing waves within the cabinets themselves-each of the four UltraSonic woofers also fires in different directions into the room, reducing frequency response deviations throughout the listening space, and ensuring more consistent, powerful and accurate bass performance no matter where you sit.

Every other speaker in the Ultra series has been designed to complement the performance of the Ultra Tower, with flush-mounted drivers to reduce diffraction and improve on-axis high frequency response, along with rear-mounted bass reflex ports (on the Tower, Bookshelf, and Center) for phenomenal bass output and extension and minimal frequency response degradation.

The Ultra Center features vertically aligned midrange driver and tweeter for improved uniformity in horizontal dispersion and a consistent frequency response at all listening positions within a typical home theater environment, along with dual woofers for increased bass output and power handling. The Ultra Surround also promises to deliver an incredibly immersive and flexible multichannel sound experience. Designed with dual isolated crossovers for each tweeter and woofer, the Ultra Surround can operate in either bipole, dipole, or in SVS’s unique Duet configuration, which creates two separate speakers within one cabinet. In Duet mode, each speaker’s two discrete channels means that listeners can implement a true 7.1-channel surround sound experience using only two Ultra Surround speakers instead of the typical four.

“SVS has always been about delivering an unsurpassed audio value to people who, like us, are enthusiastic and passionate about great sound,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president and managing partner. “The Ultra series speakers also embody value because our team was meticulous in choosing build materials, design elements, and testing to achieve uncompromised performance, yet with pricing for a mainstream audio fan.”

SVS sells online, direct to the end user, and via select retailers. Pricing for the SVS Ultra Tower $1999 pair; SVS Ultra Bookshelf $999 pair; SVS Ultra Center $699; SVS Ultra Surround $1199 pair. The Ultra series speakers will begin shipping on November 20. The SVS Ultra series will be demonstrated this weekend during the Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver, Colorado.

For more information, please visit www.SVSound.com or like them on Facebook.

Vaddio Automated Classrooms Alleviate Instructor Shortage at Mekelle University, Tigray, Ethiopia

Mekelle University, found in the town of Mekelle – in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia – at present hosts over 23,000 students in regular, evening, summer and distance education courses for both Bachelors and Masters Degree programs. The Government of Ethiopia established the college through the merger of two former colleges in May 2000: Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College. Both colleges have a history of instability; exhausting ascends and descends, as well as numerous relocations from place to place.  At present, the University boasts 1400+ academic staff, 1700+ administrative staff, eight colleges, four campuses, six institutes, one referral hospital and a Human Rights and Legal Service Center. Since its establishment, it has proved to be one of the fastest growing universities in Ethiopia – and they are using Vaddio’s classroom automation technology to do it.

“The main objective was to provide a solution to the instructor shortage within the university,” explained Mr. Ashenafi Gebre of Mekelle University. The number of students was growing, but the number of qualified instructors was not. “Because the ratio of students to instructors was so lopsided, they needed to find a solution where one teacher could teach more than one class at a time.”

Not only did they want to teach several classes at the same time, they wanted to teach them in front of a live classroom full of students and stream it to other areas on/off campus. “The existing videoconferencing system had poor quality and couldn’t achieve the proposed goal because we needed more than just cameras – we needed automated tracking cameras and video whiteboards,” says Gebre.

To overcome this, the university installed Polycom HDX 8000 codecs and ceiling mics in each of the classrooms. “To achieve the best results we decided to deploy several content sources and cameras per room, so we added Vaddio’s AutoPresenter camera/content controller and switcher,” explained Gebre. “With Vaddio’s AutoPresenter we had the option of having more than just the one Polycom EagleEye camera. Now we could add the AutoTrak camera tracking system and a Video Whiteboard to further automate the classroom.”

Using Vaddio’s PresenterPOD preset trigger device, each content/camera input to the AutoPresenter can be switched through the touch of a button. “The PresenterPOD makes it easy for the professors to just touch a button and switch from the Video Whiteboard to the desired camera,” says Gebre.

“Vaddio products are really easy to install and to use – it’s plug-and-play, not plug-and-pray,” explained Gebre.

One skilled professor can now teach students at Mekelle University and post-graduate and medical students at other Ethiopian universities simultaneously. The higher educational institutions in Ethiopia already have plans to automate even more classrooms throughout the Ethiopian university system because of the experience at Mekelle University.

About Vaddio

Vaddio is the premiere global manufacturer of PTZ cameras, specialty camera control systems and professional USB peripherals used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast marketplaces. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Vaddio stands behind manufacturing innovative, quality technology your customers demand. You want cost-effective equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found at vaddio.com or by phone at (800) 572.2011.

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Walton County School District Streams High-Quality Educational Video Content to the Classroom With Visionary Solutions’ AVN Encoders

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Oct. 30, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that the Walton County School District, based in Monroe, Ga., has deployed Visionary Solutions’ AVN200 and AVN210 encoders as part of a powerful new IP-centric streaming media solution that delivers high-quality SD video and audio signals to more than 15 schools district-wide. Harnessing the high performance and dependability of Visionary Solutions’ AVN encoding platforms, Walton County School District can now cost-effectively stream live, video-on-demand (VOD), and multicast video feeds simultaneously to an unlimited number of classrooms, optimizing the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students within the district. more

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Christie HD10K-M Projectors Receive the Highest Grade at Appleby College Anniversary Celebration

100 Years of History Comes Alive At Canadian Prep School with the Aid of Christie Technology

Appleby College, an Oakville, Ontario-based prep school, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the aid of 26 Christie HD10K-M 3-chip DLP projectors installed and managed by Metalworks Production Group, a live event company.

With the projectors installed 18-feet high in a 360-degree circle around the interior of Appleby Arena, Metalworks knew the concept presented challenges in drafting and designing the rigging. According to Mitch Mazerolle, technical director, Metalworks Production Group, 26 projectors flown at precise distances from the 360-degree surface made it a challenge to get the lens throw exact for the fixed lenses.

Christie Projectors Light up the hockey arena at Appleby College

Christie Projectors Light up the Hockey Arena at Appleby College

“We were dealing with a low-ceiling hockey rink and several projectors so everything was very tight. Given the configuration and height, we knew the edge blending needed to be precise but I spoke extensively with Geoff Chick (central and western regional sales manager, Christie) and John Hallman (senior manager, regional sales, Christie) and they helped immensely,” said Andrew McLaren, video department manager, Metalworks. “Metalworks is extremely pleased with the flexibility and powerful nature of the (embedded) Christie Twist technology. The blending and warping worked perfectly, making for a visually stimulating and tastefully done presentation.”

Christie Twist enables full image warping and advanced edge blending through the control of a powerful and easy to use Graphic User Interface. Users can expertly control edge-blended multiple curved images seamlessly. Images can be warped to fit virtually any dimension or shape display with perfect pixel-to-pixel alignment.

With a century of Appleby College history to look back upon, three era-specific segments – including photos dating back to 1912 – were displayed. The first era featured memories from the school’s 1912 opening until the end of the 1940s with the second part covering the 1950s through the 1980s. The third part featured the 1990s to the present. The college contributed archival footage and Metalworks assembled digitally animated content segments – including digitally animated photos. Superimposed over the photos was custom-made animation. Bob Spencer, President of Metalworks, pitched the 360-degree blend concept for the show and the client was both immediately interested and extremely happy with the outcome.

“Metalworks is a Canadian company and it was a big plus to use a locally manufactured product. In fact, Metalworks is looking to increase its relationship with Christie and having its manufacturing facility just down the road is a big plus for us,” said McLaren. “We know there are other companies out there but for us, the dominoes all fell in the right place and the only logical choice was Christie. We’ve worked with Christie before and Christie products are reliable; we had 26 Christie projectors going and didn’t have to touch them for any reason. That is huge.”

“Considering everything Christie has to offer, it was a no-brainer to work with the company,” Mazerolle concluded. “For the price and ability to do what was required, the Christie HD10K-M projectors provided the idea solution. We are truly impressed with the capabilities of the technology and Christie made us look great.”

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Haivision Appoints New Executive Chance Mason to Lead Internet Media Division

Industry Pioneer to Drive Solutions for Live Internet Transcoding, Streaming Services, and Online Video Platform

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Oct. 30, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced IP video streaming solutions, today announced the appointment of Chance Mason as executive vice president of the company’s Internet Media Division (IMD). Mason is a recognized leader in the digital media segment, having established and operated multiple online video platforms for live and on-demand media management. Haivision’s IMD delivers advanced media streaming solutions for event broadcasts, interfacility connectivity, live cloud transcoding and streaming services, and end-to-end over-the-top (OTT) applications. The IMD is also responsible for the development of Haivision’s online video platform (OVP) — cloud-based technology for managing and publishing media assets and live broadcasts. Mason will lead Haivision’s experienced team of developers and service professionals, primarily based in Austin, Texas. more

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Medialon Manager and Webpanels used at Barco Demo Center at Niles Creative Group in NYC, USA

Barco has recently created a demo facility at Niles Creative Group in New York’s financial district the historic 26 Broadway building. The facility showcases various Barco products, including HD video projectors, image processors, LiveDots LED video walls, ClickShare, control room solutions, rear projection video walls, High End Systems lighting, and dZine digital signage systems.

Medialon Manager simplifies the demo facility’s operation to make it easy for salespeople to turn on and off the entire system as well as run presentations that showcase the various different products, all from an elegant iPad WebPanel interface.

The Medialon system controls and synchronizes video played back from AJA KiPro players, a 7th Sense Delta server, and various dZine digital signage players. Conventional and LED Lighting, as well as High End Systems DL3s are controlled from a High End Systems Road Hog console, taking commands from Medialon Manager via Midi Show Control. Barco HDX and RLM projectors are controlled by Manager and provide return information about lamp life and status. A Barco Folsom FSN and ImagePro video processors manage source switching, picture in picture, and scaling of the various sources, including from ClickShare, to the various projectors and LED walls. An assortment of LED video wall solutions, both for indoor and outdoor are showcased, including the C5, CX8, C7, NX4, T20, V-6, and V-10 products.

From input on the iPad’s WebPanel, Manager can control the brightness of each LED wall independently, allowing each video wall to be demonstrated alone or all of them to work together as one big display. The C5 video wall and the lighting trusses are connected to a motor control system that is also linked to the Medialon system for cueing during the presentations, allowing the video wall to roll off and hide behind a curtain and the trusses to fly in for demonstration of the DL3s and LED lighting gear.

Show content was provided by Niles Creative Group. The Project Manager from Barco was Erik Iversen and Eric Cantrell from Medialon assisted with the installation and programming.

For further information, please visit: www.barco.com, www.nilescreative.com, www.medialon.com

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SACPS & Martin Audio Rock Wine Country At Charity Fall Music Festival

Glen Ellen, CA––For the last 26 years, the B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company has held a Charity Fall Music Festival in the heart of the Sonoma Valley wine country.

Owner Bruce Cohn, who also manages the Doobie Brothers, is the guiding force behind this star-studded musical event that benefits a host of local charities. This year the bill featured the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald and Friends, Kenny Loggins, Buddy Guy, The Turtles, Dave Mason, War, Lara Johnston and others over a two-day period.

Sacramento Production Services provided audio and staging for the first time this year, largely on the recommendation of John Procaccini, Production Manager for the Festival and Doobie Brothers FOH Engineer Gary Hartung. Gary had worked with Martin Audio in the past and was familiar with the W8LC line array system and knew it would work well for the festival to provide better coverage and SPLs throughout the venue.

“The event was a real success,” explains SACPS’ Keith Wackford. “It’s the first time in 26 years that every act was on stage, on time. Kenny Loggins actually got onstage three minutes early! The crews and staff on both sides were great and we did a lot of hard work to make sure we had what we needed to pull this event off.”

According the Wackford, the main stage speaker system consisted of 9 Martin Audio W8LCs per side for the main hangs; 6 W8LCs a side for out fill; 14 ground-stacked W8LS subwoofers; two W2s for front fill; two WT3s for drum fill, 14 LE12J stage monitors and a pair of W8Cs with S218X subs per side for side fill.

Separate consoles were brought in for the festival; a pair of Yamaha PM5Ds at FOH and a pair of PM5Ds for Monitors. Three racks of Lab Gruppen PLM20Ks powered the system.

Crew for SACPS included Keith Wackford (FOH), Dwayne Wise (System Engineer), Rick Stansby (Monitor Engineer), and Evan Drath (Asst. Monitor Engineer). Rick Santell (Huey Lewis) was Stage Manager.

Asked about reaction to the Martin Audio system, Wackford enthuses “Everyone loved it. Fans at the Festival thought this was the best sounding year ever. The Doobie Brothers’ FOH and Production Manager said it was one their best years yet. At the end of the night when the trucks were loaded, John Procaccini said ‘you hit the ball out of the park’.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

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