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Atlona(R) Now Shipping AT-H2H-44M 4×4 HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher

Switcher Supports High-Speed HDMI and Digital Multichannel Audio Switching and Distribution Across Four Zones

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 23, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its new AT-H2H-44M 4×4 HDMI(R) matrix switcher. A comprehensive signal routing switch supporting high-speed HDMI and uncompressed digital multichannel audio switching and distribution across four zones, the AT-H2H-44M boasts unique features including advanced EDID management, S/PDIF audio loop outs, multiple control interfaces, in-field upgradable firmware, and Audio Return Channel (ARC). more

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ADAM Audio Targets Wide User Base With New F Series Monitors

San Francisco, CA––At the 133rd AES Convention, ADAM Audio is introducing the F Series professional monitors with signature tweeter technology that provides unsurpassed performance at the most accessible prices in the company’s history.

The new F Series consists of the F5 and F7 nearfield monitors and SubF dedicated subwoofer. Both the F5 and F7 employ the company’s new ART tweeter that provides performance similar to ADAM’s acclaimed X-ART tweeter in a smaller size to fit the new form factor with the same pristine clarity and unique resolution as its predecessor and slightly less efficiency and maximum SPLs.

The F5
Designed for smaller rooms, the compact F5 features the new ART tweeter, which is powered by a 25W (rms) A/B amplifier, and a 5” midwoofer also powered by a 25W (rms) A/B amplifier.

The F7
The F7 continues ADAM’s most popular configuration using technology that makes it affordable to the widest range of users. It is equipped with the new ART tweeter, driven by a 40 watt A/B amplifier for the unsurpassed clarity and precision ADAM is known for worldwide. Its 7” woofer and a 60W (rms) A/B amplifier produce an exceptionally low and tightly defined bass response.

The SubF
A small yet powerful subwoofer, the SubF features a robust 8″ woofer with driven by a 150W (rms) PWM (pulse width modulation) power amplifier. The amp stays cool while handling maximum power levels, even when sustained. Several controls to adjust the subwoofer are located on the rear panel: a volume knob (-∞ to +6 dB), a control for the crossover frequency, and a phase switch. The SubF is an ideal match for both the F5 and the F7 monitors wherever a deeper and more powerful bass response is required.

Inputs & Controls
Several controls provided to adjust the F5 and F7 monitors to the environment are located on the rear panel: 2 room EQs for the high (>5kHz) and the low (<300Hz) frequencies as well as a volume knob (-∞ to +6 dB). In addition, there is an 85Hz high pass filter to facilitate the use of a subwoofer. There are both XLR combo (jack) and RCA connectors on the rear panel as well.

All F Series products will be available in the United States in January 2013.

MSRP for F Series is:
F5: $249.99 each — $499.98 a pair
F7: $399.99 each — $799.98 a pair
SubF: $399.99

For more information about ADAM Audio USA, please stop by booth #749 at the Moscone Center, call us at 516.681.0690, or click to www.adam-audio.com

About ADAM Audio: Combining extensive experience and research in the field of speaker systems with their revolutionary ART and X-ART tweeter designs, physicist Klaus Heinz founded ADAM Audio in 1999. Based in Berlin, Germany, ADAM designs and builds professional monitor systems for leading recording studios around the world as well as sophisticated hi-fi and multi-channel loudspeaker systems for the home and residential installation markets.

NanoLumens® Displays Are Centerpiece of Latin America’s Most Advanced Public Transportation Line

Latin America’s newest and most advanced subway line, São Paulo Metro Line 4, will soon be the location of the world’s largest-ever digital out-of-home installation, when Terra® Latin America installs nearly 2,000 digital displays throughout the line’s 11 stations. The centerpiece of the project will be the multi-million dollar installation of eight large-format LED displays designed and manufactured by NanoLumens®. The state-of-the-art displays will provide advertisers an unforgettable medium to reach the line’s nearly one million expected daily commuters.

According to NanoLumens Director of Marketing, Josh Byrd, the São Paulo Metro Line 4 installation is the largest project undertaken to date by the pioneering Georgia-based company that introduced the world to flexible LED displays in 2010. “São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 is full of next generation technologies, and NanoLumens is proud to provide the most dazzling digital displays in the world to give advertisers a powerful medium to share their messages. We designed seven wall-mounted 6mm pixel pitch displays, ranging from 145 inches to 224 inches diagonal, to be installed throughout the line’s stations, plus one incredible 360-degree display that is actually made up of four 173-inch curved 6mm pixel pitch displays joined end-to-end to form a cylinder that is viewable from literally every angle in the atrium of the Luz station, Line 4’s busiest station.”

NanoLumens has partnered with Brazilian digital signage engineering company NC4U (Narrowcasting For You) to oversee the installation of the eight NanoLumens LED displays. NC4U is NanoLumens’ first officially certified service and sales partner in South America.

Metro Line 4, also known as the Yellow Line or ViaQuatro, is the result of a strategic partnership between the Government of São Paulo and ViaQuatro®, a private company that has invested $450 million in the project to date, with expectations to invest a total of $2 billion over the next 30 years of operation. The line began offering service at six stations in 2011 with 14 trains, and full operation of all 11 stations and 15 additional trains is expected in 2014.

Metro Line 4 is Latin America’s first driverless subway line and points to the future of fast, efficient, autonomous public transportation in one of the world’s most populated metropolitan areas. Each train is remotely controlled by a human operator at the line’s Operational Control Center (OCC). The line features some of the world’s most advanced subway technologies, including glass partitions separating the commuter platform from the tracks that greatly reduce the risk of accidents and prevent objects from falling onto the tracks, helping to ensure timely service. The trains, which are manufactured in Korea, offer passengers a comfortable commute with a number of LCD displays, air conditioning, free passage between cars while in motion and low noise operation.

NanoLumens displays were chosen for Sao Paulo’s Yellow Line project because they are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are offered in standard configurations as well as design-specific configurations to fit virtually any size, shape or curvature in both the NanoFlex line of flexible displays and the NanoSlim line of fixed frame displays.

The company’s technology has been named ‘Best LED Product’ of the year by Rental & Staging magazine in its 2012 INFOCOMM Product Awards Program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens®:
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens®, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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Acoustics First’s acoustical wall fabric saves $Green$ while being Green!

For Immediate Release

Acoustical wall fabric saves $Green$ while being Green!

Acoustical wall fabric installed under chair rail

Sound Channels® acoustical wall fabric is manufactured from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled material, making this a quick ship, easy, no thought acoustic solution.

Sound Channels® is applied directly to vertical surfaces, is easy to cut and installs like wall carpet. This absorptive wall fabric is a great choice to moderate speech frequencies in any application. Great to soften sound in conference rooms, distance learning, offices, and day care facilities, this material can also be used as a base layer in home theaters, recording studios and broadcast facilities.

Not only is this economical acoustical treatment available in countless colors, it is manufactured from recycled materials, reducing environmental impact!

Sound Channels in manufactured using Eco-fi fibers. Eco-fi is a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% certified recycled plastic bottles. It can go into any textile product such as clothing, blankets, carpets, wall coverings, auto interiors, home furnishings, and craft felt. Eco-fi can also be blended with other fibers, such as cotton or wool, for enhanced qualities.

AN EASY GUIDE: 15 bottles = 1 yard of wall covering

Why buy Eco‐fi products?
We have the capacity to keep billions of plastic bottles out of the world’s landfills each year by using post-consumer plastic bottles instead of virgin materials in the fiber manufacturing process. By doing this, we can lower harmful air emissions and save millions of barrels of oil from being used which, in turn, reduces the harmful effects of acid rain, global warming, and smog. Fabrics made from Eco-fi fiber are chemically and functionally nearly identical to those made from non-recycled fiber. The difference is that Eco-fi fiber is made without depleting the Earth’s natural resources. With properties such as strength, softness, shrinkage-resistance, and colorfastness, market applications for Eco-fi products are expanding every day.

Click here for more information on the Sound Channels acoustical wall fabric.
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Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Community Brings Custom Sounds to New York’s Trendy Z Hotel

 

Long Island City, NY, October 2012… New York is the city that never sleeps, and the tiny island of Manhattan has never been able to contain the city’s buzz. Just across the river, hip new neighborhoods spring up like dandelions – once-gritty enclaves like Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant are now home to the trendy elite. As locals are fond of pointing out, these areas have one thing Manhattan lacks: breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

New York’s newest peripheral gem is Long Island City. Just a subway stop away in Queens, this aging warehouse district is now abuzz with nightlife, eateries, and fashionable hotels.

And the Z Hotel is a prime example: within months of its grand opening, the hotel boasts a 90 per cent occupancy. This former factory has been redesigned from the ground up, with chic décor from its airy rooftop bar to the intimate basement lounge and restaurant. Both venues feature sleek sound systems designed and installed by El Media Group, a Manhattan-based company that provides high-end boutique hotels and restaurants with both custom music and the sound systems to accompany it.

The rooftop lounge area is served by more than a dozen Community WET Series W2-218 all-weather two-way systems. “We opted for the WET Series mainly for their weather resistance,” explains El Media’s Andrew Mitchel. “But we were pleased to find that they have a nice tight coverage pattern as well. Even though the rooftop is 20 stories up and there are not a lot of immediate neighbors, we wanted to make sure that there wasn’t a lot of sound spilling over into the neighborhood.” Lab Gruppen C-Series amplifiers power the system.

Community’s VERIS Series covers the downstairs restaurant and lounge. The basement venue is outfitted with a distributed system featuring Community VERIS 26 two-way, dual 6-inch full-range systems, with VERIS 212S dual 12-inch subwoofers for added low-end punch. The loudspeakers are powered by Lab Gruppen C- and FP-Series amplification, with Symetrix Jupiter DSP providing system drive and processing.

“It’s a pretty nice sounding space,” says Mitchel. “It’s not very wide, but the room is pretty friendly – not a lot of parallel walls or reflective surfaces, plenty of soft seating and cushions, and the ceiling’s not too low like a lot of basement spaces. It’s a nice looking place too – they’ve opened up a large part of the space to the level above, so they’ve got a lot of natural light coming in. It’s a really nice room, and the VERIS speakers sound great in there.”

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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. 

Audinate updates Dante™ Controller

Portland, OR October 22, 2012- Audinate, the inventors of the award winning, patented, digital media networking solution Dante, are pleased to announce that Dante Controller v3.2.9.2 has been released for both Windows and Mac. This update now supports Yamaha HA Remote mode toggling for supported devices and also supports Mac OS X 10.8 for Mac.

Audinate’s patented Dante solution is media networking perfected. Dante provides high performance digital media networking over both 100Mbps and 1Gigbit Ethernet. Dante provides low latency, sample-accurate playback synchronization, high channel counts and is plug and play. Based on IP standards, Dante meets the quality and performance requirements of professional live sound, AV installations and broadcast plus recording systems. Dante has been licensed by over 60 OEMs customers across the AV industry

Mary Cudmore, Director of Product Delivery, said “Support for HA Remote in the latest version of Dante Controller, together with the latest release of Dante-MY16-AUD firmware, means that the head amps in Yamaha Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D I/O rack units can be remotely controlled from such equipment as M7CL or LS9 digital mixing consoles”.

Dante Controller v3.2.9.2 can be downloaded by clicking here

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking platform has been adopted by over 60 OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Live from Daryl’s House to Yours with StudioLive

New York State, October 2012…  It’s not easy scoring a hit in today’s busy media landscape. But that’s exactly what singer-songwriter Daryl Hall has done with Live from Daryl’s House, the Webcast-turned-syndicated-TV-show on the Palladia Channel. The show, which Hall started back in 2007, has drawn critical acclaim for its eclectic mix of musical guests and genres; its unscripted, real-life moments; and its powerful, raw musical performances.

Taped at Hall’s house in rural upstate New York, the show has become a favorite among musicians and fans. There’s plenty of shop talk, working out riffs, and even a dinner break as guests hang out in the converted barn that hosts the sessions.

As Hall’s long-time engineer Peter Moshay explains, the show’s authenticity is part of the appeal – there’s nothing contrived about it. “This is really Daryl’shome,” he explains. “We come in and build the set for every show and tear it down afterward.”

Moshay mixes the show live on a PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2 digital console. “Most of what I’m doing during the taping is dealing with monitor mixes,” he says. “Since the StudioLive gives me ten monitor sends, everybody gets their own monitor mix.”

As Moshay observes, the space is pretty cozy. “The room looks a lot bigger on TV than it really is,” he says. “It’s actually pretty cramped. There’s nowhere to really sit down, and once the room is filled with musicians and production people, there’s barely room to walk.”

The StudioLive is set up in an adjacent room but Moshay spends most of his time away from the desk. “I use StudioLive Remote for iPad® to get in position to hear everyone’s wedges.” Each musician also uses QMix™, enabling them to control their own mix. “It took about five minutes for the guys to figure out how to use it, and then everyone was like, ‘don’t ever change this!’ Once we started using the wireless control, there was just no way to ever go back.”

The musicians’ ability to control their monitors is great for the creative flow as well, Moshay explains. “They’re usually working out the arrangements on the fly, and being able to hear each other and communicate is huge. There’s no more shouting across the room.”

Audio is recorded live to multitrack, taking the output of the StudioLive into Alesis HD24XR hard-disk recorders. “It’s old technology but it’s what we started with five years ago,” Moshay explains. “There wasn’t room to set up a computer, and there still isn’t, so I export the tracks to a computer for editing.”

With no acoustic treatment to speak of, and a peaked ceiling that ranges from 15 to 21 feet high, there’s very little in the way of separation. “Everything in the room is wide open, and there’s no way to really duck any of the mics, because it changes the sound,” he explains. “So when I go to mix the recordings, there’s plenty of leakage across the tracks.”

And that, says Moshay, is a big part of the show’s appeal. “It’s kind of a musician’s show. A lot of musicians are familiar with the show’s sound. It sounds real, like you’re live in the room, and that’s what people like. So I do everything I can to tame the levels, but I keep all that leakage in the mix. I want people to feel like they are there in the room with us.”

The StudioLive’s Class A XMAX™ preamps are a solid part of that sound. “Because we have such a wide range of guests, every show is different,” says Moshay. “Some shows they’ll come out rocking pretty hard, other shows we’ll have lower dynamics and more ballads. The StudioLive’s sound is clean and uncolored. It can go from one extreme to the other, and it sounds great no matter what we’re doing with it.”

Watch this video by Peter Moshay about how he uses the StudioLive 24.4.2 for Live from Daryl’s House.

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Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

Fairlight Introduces QUANTUM

Sydney, Australia: AES 2012 will see the debut of Fairlight QUANTUM, the latest addition to the company’s award winning, high-end Audio Post Production range. QUANTUM is a complete audio post production system combining the power of Fairlight’s hardware and software, recording, editing, mixing, plug-ins, MIDI and video with a fully integrated, 12 or 24 fader console perfectly suitable for film, video and music studio and post production facilities.

QUANTUM offers pure control through the fast and ergonomic operation of its tactile control surface with faders, switches, knobs and jogger wheel, augmented with touch screen and mouse based functions. QUANTUM’s motorised faders combine with a dual row of rotary encoders to provide touch-triggered automation of all mixing parameters. Within easy reach, the system touch screens complement the physical controls with multiple switching options and project navigation. QUANTUM includes an embedded Edit controller utilizing Fairlight’s unique Picture Keys. These instantly adapt their appearance and function for easy navigation with fewer keystrokes. The control surface literally reinvents itself for each task you undertake, presenting the commands you need at the right time.

Fairlight’s new iCan technology, with drag-and-drop Layout Editor, allows audio engineers to design their own button layouts for specialised functions. Also available are flexible mounting systems to attach speakers and screens from the rear of the console.
QUANTUM delivers pure efficiency with cutting-edge affordability for a mid-size console. Editing, SD/HD integrated video, mixing, plug-ins, file transfer, recording are integrated all in one system. As part of the Fairlight range it is fully file format compatible with all Fairlight products, and provides seamless workflows for virtually all SD and HD file formats. The powerful CC-1 Media engine supports up to 192 disk recorder tracks, 230 mixing channels and 2 HD video tracks for 3D work. Included is support for up to 256 inputs and outputs, built-in EQ and dynamics for every channel, access to VST plug-ins and instruments, and mixing to multiple bus destinations up to 7.1 wide. The QUANTUM audio post production system interfaces to popular server architectures and its compatibility with professional video file formats make it the natural choice for post-production in a busy multi-purpose facility.

Stop by Booth 543 at AES in San Francisco, October 27-29, 2012 to experience the new Fairlight QUANTUM.

About Fairlight:
Fairlight is a Sydney-Australia based leading manufacturer of professional video and audio recording, editing and mixing systems offering desktop, console and mouse based environments. Fairlight is at the forefront of Audio IP, having received numerous Scientific and Technical Academy Awards. Pioneering 3D sound development and customized control surfaces acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest and most ergonomic available. www.fairlight.com.au

FairlightUS is headquartered in New Jersey USA and is the exclusive distributor for Fairlight products in the North American market. www.fairlightus.com

From Start to Finish: Virginia Tech Swimming and Diving Facility Uses Vaddio Cameras

In 2010 the Virginia Tech swimming and diving teams moved their home to the Christiansburg Aquatic Center after decades at the pool inside War Memorial Gym on Virginia Tech campus. Built in cooperation with the town of Christiansburg and Virginia Tech, the 64,000 square-foot facility features a full-size, 50-meter Olympic-style pool – double the length of the pool at their previous location. The facility also features two 1-meter springboards, two 3-meter springboards and a diving tower with 5-, 7.5- and 10-meter platforms. The venue can seat up to 1,000 spectators that can watch the swim meets on the massive scoreboard and video board adjacent to the diving boards and platforms.

In the winter of 2012, the facility drew conference-wide recognition by serving as the hosts for the ACC Championships. “We wanted to make sure we were capable of streaming live SD video to the cable networks, showing live HD video on our video board and still be able to make DVD copies for our participants,” explained Kevin Hicks, Director of Broadcasting and Visual Media at Virginia Tech.

After bringing in Jim Hogan of IES Commercial, Inc. – and a year of convincing, planning and designing – they installed an HD/SD Vaddio camera system. “Originally they wanted to put in a broadcast cable system for TV coverage,” says Hogan. “When it came down to it they thought, ‘Why put in all this expensive broadcast equipment when it might only be used once in a while – and they wanted the ability to do streaming with multiple cameras. We suggested the Vaddio systems.”

Four WallVIEW HD-19 cameras and a WallVIEW 100 camera are placed throughout the pool area. The original locations of the HD-19 cameras had to be altered in order to capture the height of both the low and high diving boards. One HD-19 is placed about 20 feet above the stands on the second level of the pool deck. Another camera is placed below the pool deck for shooting straight at the swimmers as they swim toward the camera, while an additional two HD-19 cameras capture both the stands and the diving platforms. The standard definition WallVIEW 100 sits about 20 feet above the pool deck for capturing the scoreboard showing swim meet results.
“There was concern about how the cameras would react to the moisture, as the swimming pool is a closed room,” stated Hogan. “We originally priced it with environmental closures, but due to budgetary constraints and having to run electricity, we ended up not doing so. But it ended up not being an issue at all. Even though the cameras are around an indoor swimming facility, its pretty dry, so the Vaddio cameras ended up working well in the conditions.”

The cameras are controlled by a ProductionVIEW HD MV camera control switcher/mixer with a built-in multiviewer. The system works really smoothly explains Hicks. “We were able to easily bring in and mix both the standard definition and high definition outputs from the different cameras. Streaming the video in SD and displaying the HD video on the video board was really big for us.”
Hicks is streaming with Windows Media Encoder and a deal with CBS Sports Interactive hosts the videos online.
“We’ve been very happy with the final products. What was kind of neat about it was the fact that Kevin wasn’t really interested in Vaddio, being a broadcast guy. He kept making these other suggestions and I said, ‘Come on man, give it a chance and check it out – and he is so happy and tickled to death with the way it works.”

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.

About IES

Built on a handful of the best – and safest – contracting companies in the country, IES came together to create a national electrical, AV integration and communications service provider. With more than 600 active projects and more than 2,400 dedicated professionals, IES has designed, installed and serviced everything from large-scale data centers to smaller solutions in the commercial, industrial, residential and educational marketplaces. The idea behind IES has always been to power progress. More information can be found at www.ies-co.com.

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OSD Audio Introduces A Revolutionary Line of IR Repeater Products

Brea, Calif., OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, has added an innovative line of IR Repeater Systems that revolutionizes conventional IR technology. A first for the industry and a true technological breakthrough, the IRP Repeater Kits allow users to add IR control of A/V equipment, CATV, IPTV, CCTV, DVR Set Top Boxes and more without the need of a hub or connection block.

In addition to the IRP Repeater Kits, the line includes high quality emitters, blasters, extension cables, and adapters to connect virtually any type of consumer electronics product. “Our new IR line is a game-changer,” notes Tim Leahy, product manager for OSD Audio. “IR repeater systems have been using the same connection technology for decades. Our line gives consumers and installers a plug and play solution that’s easier, more reliable, and more affordable than traditional systems.”

According to Leahy, the line vastly simplifies the installation process and is ideal for A/V, security and home automaton installers who spend hours hiding and installing connection blocks for IR systems. “Existing systems are bulky and sometimes double the price,” says Leahy. “Without a connection block, install time is literally cut in half.”

Elimination of the connection hub is just one of many features OSD Audio is promoting. The unique color and shape of the eye shells allow the IR signal to pass through easier and help deflect sunlight, as well as interference from plasma TVs, that can disrupt operation. In addition, all cables in the line have a durable but flexible outer jacket and are CL-rated for in-wall installation. IRP kits are available with single, dual, and triple emitters that can be easily expanded to control multiple electronics, and emitter extension cables can be added for longer runs without any degradation in the signal. The plug and play IRP Kits and accessories are available now at outdoorspeakerdepot.com.

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