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GENIVI Alliance and AVnu Alliance Join Forces to Advance the Development of In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Beaverton, Ore. and San Ramon, Calif. – October 31, 2012AVnu Alliance and the GENIVI Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to align software requirements for automotive Ethernet IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) and related applications. This initiative defines areas of mutual interest in IVI specifications and furthers both organizations’ effort to support compliance and interoperability through open-source technology.

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to bringing AVnu-certified Audio Video Bridging (AVB) devices to market; and GENIVI Alliance aims to drive the development and adoption of an open IVI reference platform. For manufacturers planning to use AVnu-certified devices and the GENIVI platform in the automobile, this new joint agreement gives confidence that devices certified by the two alliances would interoperate and integrate seamlessly.

“The liaison between the GENIVI Alliance and AVnu Alliance is critically important to the ‘infotainment feature’ deployment in the future for both automakers and the Tier 1’s and all other suppliers in the global IVI market,” said Matt Jones, GENIVI vice president. “Combining the open developments of the GENIVI systems with the industry-leading, Ethernet-based audio video streaming will enable the next level of interoperability and integration between the vehicle and consumer electronics devices.”

“By joining forces, AVnu Alliance and GENIVI Alliance are sending a strong message to the automotive industry about our commitment to bringing flexibility, efficiency and reliability to vehicle infotainment systems,” said Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president. “This relationship will simplify and improve the development of interoperable communication systems for the automobile, ultimately benefitting the manufacturers, suppliers, and the consumers.”

About GENIVI Alliance

The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI’s work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software. Comprised of more than 165 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Please visit www.genivi.org for more information.

About AVnu Alliance

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio and video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure interoperability of networked AV devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming AV experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive, consumer electronics and professional AV markets. More information can be found on the AVnu Alliance website at www.AVnu.org.

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The Dukes of September Take K1 to the Streets

Supergroup featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs tours North America with Sound Image’s L-ACOUSTICS rig

ESCONDIDO, California — The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue — perhaps better known as Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, along with a seasoned nine-member backup band — has now closed the final chapter on a very successful 43-show North American tour. The outing was a combined effort between Detroit-based Thunder Audio, which supplied the monitor package for Fagen, and Escondido’s Sound Image, which handled monitor packages for McDonald and Scaggs as well as provided FOH control and a full L-ACOUSTICS K1 system for the duration. more

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Alcorn McBride Equipment Enhances the Fright-Filled Ambience at Eli Roth’s Goretorium in Las Vegas

Halloween comes more than once a year at Eli Roth’s Goretorium in Las Vegas where guests are exposed to the most intense live terror experience in town. Alcorn McBride plays a big part in the spookfest, with three compact Digital Binloops and two ProTraXX units for audio playback. A versatile, frame-accurate V4 show controller runs the show from the central equipment room.

Open year-round on the Las Vegas Strip, the $10-million Goretorium is a 15,000 square-foot attraction featuring a to-go bar, unique horror retail shop, and ’60s inspired ‘Baby Dolls’ lounge. The multi-level space features 24 individually themed rooms set within a mythical horror hotel, where guests witness gruesome sights and sounds as they encounter live actors, animatronic frights and special effects.

“All of the sounds and music are played through Alcorn machines from the entrance in the lobby area to the last room, plus the bathrooms and the Baby Dolls lounge,” says consultant Dale Whealton CTS who specified the gear. “The triggered sounds are the most interesting. They might include a character that appears and screams at you or an animatronic animal that jumps out. The Alcorn V4 show control unit triggers the animatronics, the effects and the sounds. Manual triggers are activated by the actors.”

He notes that 96 tracks of Digital Binloops are used for audio beds and point source audio while the ProTraXX units are primarily deployed for the triggered samples.

According to project lead Gary Brown with integrator Technology West, Alcorn equipment is the industry standard for attractions like Goretorium. “I come from a themed entertainment environment, and Alcorn is the standard system show controller at the major theme parks,” he says. “There are 33 system inputs currently. An optical trigger delivers signals to the V4 to commence special effects, such as making a mechanical dog bark.” Eight audio triggers are dedicated to the bathrooms alone, delivering sounds of whispering, laughter and rats.

Whealton reports that Alcorn equipment was chosen for its robustness in a grueling environment. “A haunted house is not the most friendly environment for electronics,” he reminds us. “There’s a lot of fog, steam, blood and body parts. But the CompactFlash format of Alcorn equipment is robust, and we’ve never experienced a failure. We’ve never had to worry about it. It performs fabulously.”

Brown concurs. “The Alcorn equipment runs five nights a week for seven hours a night and performs fantastically,” he says.

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ASHLY AUDIO APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERAN ANTHONY ERRIGO TO NEWLY CREATED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING POSITION

WEBSTER, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 2012: In response to steady growth in domestic and international sales of its uniquely cost-effective, powerful, and reliable signal processors and amplifiers, Ashly Audio has created a new position, Director of Marketing Communications, and appointed industry veteran Anthony Errigo to fill it. Errigo will support the sales team and will oversee all communications, ranging from advertising and social media to web development and creative applications for mobile marketing. In addition, he will serve as Ashly’s brand custodian and will assist with product development.

“Anthony has an established career in advertising, graphic design, and marketing,” said Ashly President, Mark Wentling. “His experience is broad and includes time spent outside the pro audio industry with Verizon Wireless, and, most recently, Harris RF Communications. Anthony and I met years ago when we both worked at Yorkville Sound. To Ashly, he’ll bring his skills and perspectives in modern advertising and promotion of technical products, including web and sales presentations, as well as literature design, and trade shows.”

In his most recent position with Harris RF Communications, Errigo was a senior designer working on marketing campaigns focusing on International Systems business. He was heavily involved with creative development, designing graphics for trade show spaces, and supporting managers with product launches. Projects ranged from strategy and executive presentations to branding and traditional print design. Recently he won design awards with the RAF (Rochester Advertising Federation) and AIGA (a professional association for design) for collateral pieces he designed for Harris.

“As a musician, I’m happy to be returning to the pro audio industry,” said Errigo. “It feels like home because I’m passionate about music and audio. Ashly is one of the few companies that have persevered over 35 years by not forgetting its roots. Ashly is a quality American brand backed by a dedicated group of extremely talented professionals who care about quality and service. I want to help Ashly grow and continue to prosper. It’s probably also worth mentioning that my first real bass amp was an Ashly BP-41 preamp paired with a MOS FET 1000 power amp! So I’ve always been a fan.”

Errigo’s short-term goals are to define market strategies, fine-tune all messaging, develop the new website and digital collateral. His long-term goals are to grow the business and gain significant market share in the commercial signal processing and power amp categories in the next five years.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

ZAK DEWEY APPOINTED ENGINEERING MANAGER AT SYMETRIX

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 2012: Symetrix announces the promotion of Zak Dewey from Project Coordinator & Test Engineer to Engineering Manager. In his new position, Dewey will report to Symetrix CEO Paul Roberts. He will coordinate company efforts to ensure that the engineering team has all of the resources it needs to research and develop innovative new products while maintaining the high quality and value for which Symetrix is known. It will be Dewey’s responsibility to sustain the rapid pace at which Symetrix introduces market-changing product lines, such as Jupiter app based turnkey digital signal processors, Dante network audio SymNet Edge and Radius digital signal processors, and ARC-WEB smartphone-based user control.

Dewey comes to the new position with over fifteen years of professional audio experience that spans live sound (for both club- and arena-sized shows), sound recording, installed sound, and electronic engineering & servicing. He served as Pro Audio Retail Sales Associate, Installation Specialist, System Technician, Live Sound Engineer, and Speaker Recone Manager at Morgan Sound (Lynnwood, WA). He served as Recording Engineer at Sage Recording Arts (Arlington, WA) and as Electronics Technician at Sunfire Corporation (Snohomish). In addition, he has spent a decade at the helm of his own recording studio and commercial audio installation firm, ZDPro.

“I have a long-standing loyalty to Symetrix as a company and to Symetrix products in the field,” Dewey said. “I have known Dane [Butcher] for a long time, and I am excited to contribute my unique perspective and diversity of talents to the company.” Observed Paul Roberts, “Zak has an obvious passion for audio. With his command of the industry, his breadth of experience, and his natural people skills, I am confident that Zak will help us maintain the momentum we are currently enjoying and spur us to even greater heights.”

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.

New Monitoring and Repurposing Technology from Digital Nirvana on Display at CCW in New York

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana plans a strong presence at this year’s Content & Communications World Expo (CCW), being held from November 14-15th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The company will demonstrate the newest version of its broadcast monitoring system, showcase its content repurposing technology, and share the vision of its new partnership with Venera Technologies.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s CCW show and to have this opportunity to demonstrate our latest advances,” said Ned Chini, vice president of sales and marketing, Digital Nirvana. “We offer a unique tool set for broadcasters and video professionals. Our monitoring system, Monitor IQ, offers full-featured monitoring, recording and reporting for hundreds of channels. And our content repurposing system, MediaPro IQ records encrypted cable feeds for content repurposing and rebroadcasting.”

The newest version of Digital Nirvana’s Monitor IQ, Version 3.1, will be a highlight of the CCW booth. New features include: SDI playout, flexible content archiving, real-time newscast exporting, watermark NAVE decoding, centralized management, Dolby E audio standard support, director’s audio track and H.264 video format support. The Monitor IQ monitoring system is divided into four packages based on individual needs, and offers an efficient architecture that reduces operation costs and lowers the total cost of ownership.

Monitor IQ Starter is an entry-level package that offers all the logging functionality necessary for a one- to two-channel system and includes 90 days of low-resolution storage. Searching is based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. Recordings can be easily edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP.

Monitor IQ Essentials is a logging and monitoring system that includes all the functionality necessary for broadcasters to ensure regulatory compliance. Loudness monitoring for CALM Act compliance is a standard feature. It also includes support for IP as an input source.

Monitor IQ Plus includes all of the features found within Essentials and adds several new enhancements including the ability to connect and control Monitor IQ via an iPad, iPhone, or Android interface. This mobile feature makes it easy for field sales reps to show clients their ad content in the context of the broadcast programming. Other new features include centralized management and a web services (REST) API.

Monitor IQ Premier extends beyond the capabilities found in the other packages with innovative, new monitoring features such as ad insertion verification and validation, adaptive bit-rate/OTT streaming, and SDV/on-demand monitoring. It also includes such features as director’s audio track, advanced metadata harvesting, and integration with third party routers, multi-viewers, TS analyzers, and traffic and automaton platforms.

MediaPro IQ is Digital Nirvana’s content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution. The solution is designed for news and sports directors who frequently repurpose content from cable channels, and allows users to record encrypted cable feeds for content repurposing and rebroadcasting. MediaPro IQ users can easily edit, clip, and publish live or recorded content in real-time. By intelligently using cable card technology, MediaPro IQ records encrypted cable feeds in full HD. The solution is compatible with a variety of web browsers, and has the ability to interface with iPad, iPhone and Android. Video can be exported to Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and XDCAM and other formats for content repurposing.

Digital Nirvana partner, Venera Technologies, will be on hand in the CCW booth to demonstrate the results of its technology partnership with Digital Nirvana. Under the agreement, Digital Nirvana will leverage Venera’s test and measurement components within Digital Nirvana’s Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring solution. Venera provides digital media solutions that automate quality control processes in file-based workflows. Venera’s flagship product is the Pulsar File-based Automated Content Verifier System.

According to Vikas Singhal, executive director of business development for Venera Technologies, “We’re extremely excited about the synergy between our two companies and the potential of this relationship. Our two companies are a very good match because we both offer complementary best-in-class products and in-depth expertise in the field of digital video signal monitoring.”

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The industry-leading Monitor IQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.

Further information is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

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Oxygen DCT DCT Launches Oozie – A Powerful, Low Cost Quad Split Multiviewer That Packs A Punch!

Is it a quad split or a multiviewer? The answer is that Oxygen DCT’s clever new product is both, providing multiviewer functionality at quad split pricing. The Oozie – or OxQVP‐HSC – packs a punch well in excess of its modest size by powerfully combining 4-channel multiviewer functionality into a small, compact box.

Ideally suited to broadcast studios, video walls, flyaways, outside broadcast and other professional video applications, the Oozie is equipped with very latest video connectivity with 4channels of auto sensing 3G/HD/SD‐SDI and analogue inputs, as well as one HDMI input and both HDMI and HD-SDI outputs. Whilst its price suggests that it should be considered alongside budget priced competitors, the Oozie (OxQVP-HSC) has 10‐bit digital processing technology and 3D comb filtering with high quality de‐interlacing, thus benefiting analogue PAL or NTSC video as well as all HD-SDI formats up to 1080p/60.

Audio is not forgotten as the Oozie shoots with 8 analogue audio inputs and 4 analogue audio outputs, as well as having 4 audio de-embedders that enable 8 channels audio metering for each HD-SDI input.

The powerful multiviewer capability provides pre-set user screen layouts, audio de-embedding, audio metering, waveform/vector display, timecode, markers, signal status, text, UMD and much more. The integrated advanced alarm functions, which are addressable via SNMP, deliver unprecedented real time monitoring for video loss, freeze frame, black field, audio loss, and audio overloaded or over low.

This compact box is 1RU high and half rack width wide and has an optional rack kit allowing two to be combined in a 1RU, 19” rack. The front buttons give fingertip control whilst there is network connectivity for remote control and configuration.

Pricing for this powerful piece of kit is to be announced but is expected to be less than €2000. For more information please contact www.oxygendct.com

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About Oxygen DCT:
Oxygen DCT is a broadcasts systems solutions provider with a deep knowledge and understanding of the broadcast and professional media markets. This dynamic organisation has amassed in just over five years, a very extensive and comprehensive products portfolio of over 3000 carefully designed broadcast and production products that represent the pinnacle of engineering excellence. Oxygen DCT was the first company in the broadcast industry to fully implement online facilities for its customers and its unique, comprehensive online ordering facility automatically configures equipment systems for customers, saving time and provides industry professionals with the convenience of immediate online pricing. The ‘one-stop-shop’ website caters for the smallest requirements whilst also allowing users to prepare their own quotes and place orders online with immediate order confirmation. Oxygen DCT also provides advice, support and expertise as part of its ‘life cycle’ care scheme, ensuring that customers are fully serviced throughout their career life cycles. www.oxygendct.com

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BeTV Invests In Jünger Audio’s Award-Winning T*AP TV Audio Processor

Premier TV station BeTV has become the first broadcaster in Belgium to invest in Jünger Audio’s Award-winning T*AP Television Audio Processors.

Based in Brussels, BeTV was established in 2004 when Walloon cable operators and investment funds Deficom and Socofe acquired local Canal+ assets from Vivendi Universal. The broadcaster prides itself on offering an extensive range of programming and delivering high quality services to its French-speaking audiences.

BeTV has installed Jünger Audio’s T*AP TV Audio Processors into its transmission chain so that it can control audio loudness levels across its entire output. 10 units were supplied by Jünger Audio’s Belgium dealer APEX NV.

Paulin Deiautte, Engineering and Maintenance Manager at BeTV, says: “We have been working with Dolby equipment for some years on one HD channel and are now increasing our number of HD channels, while also adding loudness control on each. We found Junger Audio’s T*AP units corresponded exactly to our needs as they offer compact material, clear management, one band audio for loudness treatment, integration with Dolby technonogy and engineering dialogue, all in a very easy to use format.”

While tackling audio loudness has long been a commercial issue, it has recently become even more important as a regulatory one as governments and standards organisations around the world insist on specific loudness control. All Jünger Audio loudness solutions support all known loudness standards including ITU, EBU and ATSC, therefore by installing a T*AP TV Audio Processor, BeTV can now have full confidence that its entire audio output will comply with mandated loudness controls.

Peter Pors, Managing director of Jünger Audio, says: “Our loudness control products such as T*AP have been installed in numerous broadcast facilities around the world because they offer a simple and highly effective solution to solving the problem of audio loudness. The key to their success is our LEVEL MAGIC™ adaptive control algorithm that can adjust the audio level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. Broadcasters have recognised the benefit of using LEVEL MAGIC and are increasingly choosing it for line and real time processing.”

Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ algorithm is based on a simultaneous combination of an AGC, a Transient Processor for fast changes and a “look ahead” Peak Limiter for continuous unattended control of any programme material, regardless of its original source. Capable of using any kind of I/O (Analog and Digital) sources, as well as SDI, HD/SDI, Dolby 5.1 and all its related metadata, LEVEL MAGIC™ is available in a variety of configurations to suit different applications.

As well as being impressed with Jünger Audio’s base-band multi-loop loudness process, BeTV chose the T*AP TV Audio Processor because it offered excellent Dolby transcoding integration possibilities. Primarily designed for TV playout, the device provides Loudness control, Upmix and surround sound processing for up to eight channels of audio (8×1, 4×2, or 6+2). Optional Dolby Decoding and Encoding (D, D+, or Pulse), as well as metadata management, are also provided along with 5.1 Downmix and Jünger Audio’s 5.1 UPMIX circuit, which has been upgraded to deliver greatly improved performance and a range of new settings.

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.junger-audio.com

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Salam Media Cast becomes VAR and Solutions Partner for HoloVis International

Salam Media Cast (SMC) has become a Value Added Reseller and Solutions Partner of HoloVis International Ltd (HoloVis), a high value technology solutions company providing transformational sensory experiences in a diverse range of markets including Corporate, Oil & Gas, Research, Automotive, Military, Entertainment & Theme Parks.

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International


SMC bring with them their world leading capability in the Broadcast Solutions market and have been working closely with HoloVis to now offer their technology, solutions and services throughout the Middle East.

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

HoloVis specialises in advanced 2D & 3D immersive systems including virtual reality CAVE’s and Wall’s, large scale immersive Theatres and Domes and next-gen Motion Base/Platform Technology and Simulators. With significant research, design and demonstration capabilities HoloVis also offers their clients and partners unique access to a suite of innovative technologies that enables them to not only experience, simulate, evaluate and test their ideas virtually scale 1:1 long before anything is physically built but also to acquire solutions that create transformational sensory experiences.

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis said, “The partnership with SMC is a natural strategic development for both HoloVis and SMC bringing together the respective capabilities of both companies allowing new markets to access this exciting technology. We are very excited by the prospect of working with SMC to deliver our unique solutions and services within the Middle East and work in partnership to deliver the benefits of HoloVis immersive experiences in combination with the value-added services that SMC brings from their Broadcast background.”

As a strategic partner of HoloVis, SMC will promote and deliver innovative uses of the turn-key systems and solutions to their clients and key markets within the territory, demonstrating the shared belief between the organisations that these new immersive technologies will offer something unique and transformational to Middle East clients across a wide range of market sectors.

SMC has a long standing proven track record of providing their client’s solutions in the broadcast, TV and Corporate sectors. Through their partnership with HoloVis, SMC are actively diversifying their capability and will be drawing on their extensive experience and client base to offer completely new value-added solutions and services.

The intention between the companies is to also build a dedicated demonstration, research and design/consultancy service centre within the Middle East including an immersive Dome Theatre and a virtual reality CAVE system that enables clients to make informed decision making prior to the commitment and expenditure of building physical properties, be that anything from a prototype component to a full-scale photo-realistic vehicle, to walking through and assessing an entire Property Development, Theme Park, Retail Store or Entertainment facility. In a CAVE solution multiple iterations can be viewed in context and concepts through to complete solutions can be investigated and analysed rapidly and early within the design process to ensure costly mistakes are avoided, empowering development stakeholders to focus confidently on their key objectives.

SMC’s CEO, Paul Hennessy, said, “SMC is delighted to partner with HoloVis and recognises the importance of offering our clients unique and immersive technology and the critical role these solutions can play in creating new forms of value for a diverse range of markets across the Middle East. Our strategic partnership with HoloVis will allow the accelerated growth of new solutions and markets, positioning SMC at the forefront in deploying this exciting new technology alongside the core services and solutions SMC already provide”

www.holovis.com

Ricketts Park Stadium Gets Great Sound and Happy Neighbors with Community R-Series

Farmington, NM, October 2012… Ricketts Field has always been more than just a local ball park for this city near America’s Four Corners. Since opening its doors in 1965, the stadium has been the home of one of Little League Baseball’s signature events, the Connie Mack World Series.

The venerable 5100-seat venue was recently treated to a large-scale audio makeover, upgrading their aging horn-based system to Community’s R-Series all-weather loudspeakers. According to William Hartley of Albuquerque-based Sound & Signal Systems, the R-Series was selected not only for its durability but also for its tight pattern control.

“The stadium is situated very close to a residential neighborhood, and the sound from those pole-mounted horns was shooting right across the surrounding homes,” Hartley explains. “After receiving several formal complaints, the city approached us to design a better solution.”

Sound & Signal Systems’ approach was to design a system using the R-Series to tightly focus the sound onto the field and seating areas, without spilling over into adjacent neighborhoods. Atop the press box, pairs of Community R.5HP three-way, R.5-94Z two-way, and R2-52Z full-range, long-throw loudspeakers are arrayed in left-right facing pairs to cover the field and bleachers. QSC amplification powers the system, and as Hartley explains, a bit of creative DSP helps to maximize the system’s versatility.

“While the stadium is full for the World Series and other big events, many times it’s just being used for a local community game, with just a few dozen parents in the stands,” he says. “We designed the new system to be configurable, depending on the size of the crowd.”

Using a Bose Control Space processor and CC-64 control panel, operators can select between small, medium, and full stadium settings. The small crowd setting turns on only the two R.5HP loudspeakers at nominal levels, while the medium setting selects both the R.5HP and R.5-94 boxes, along with a pair of WET-Series W2-122 subwoofers, at a medium gain level. The full stadium setting adds the R2-52Z loudspeakers, running the system at full gain.

And as Hartley observes, this configurable solution improves not just efficiency, but sonic quality. “With the old horns, the entire system was running, full-bore, all the time,” he says. “With sound coming from all those different point sources, the intelligibility factor was next to nil. With a selectable, directionally focused system, the difference in sound quality overall is just unbelievable.”

Hartley reports that the new system has made a dramatic difference with the stadium’s neighbors. “We’ve been able to reduce spillage outside the venue by as much as 60-70%,” he says. “I’m told there hasn’t been a single complaint since the new system’s been in use.”

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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. 

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