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Atlona(R) Now Shipping Eight-Zone AT-H2H-88M HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher

Supports High-Speed HDMI and Digital Multichannel Audio

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 26, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-H2H-88M 8×8 HDMI(R) matrix switcher, which is designed for signal routing in large home theaters and professional installations. The AT-H2H-88M is bolstered with advanced features such as EDID management, S/PDIF audio loop outs, multiple control interfaces, in-field upgradable firmware, and Audio Return Channel (ARC).

“Recently, we introduced the AT-H2H-44M 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher, which has proven to be a hit with installers for mid-size home theater projects,” said Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. “Adding more flexibility to our switcher lineup, the AT-H2H-88M brings the same advanced features to eight zones, accommodating the signal routing needs for larger projects within residential and commercial environments.”

The AT-H2H-88M’s advanced EDID management feature ensures compatibility across multiple display types, sends communication between sources and displays, and automatically provides a compatible EDID at start up. The unit also features an EDID learning function that can be customized for any connected component such as AVRs, set-top boxes, and TVs. S/PDIF port loop-outs allow audio distribution to zone amplifiers or A/V receivers within a rack, while the video signal is routed via the HDMI output to the zone display. The S/PDIF output supports digital audio signals up to Dolby(R) Digital and DTS 5.1.

With multiple control interfaces such as RS-232, IR, and the front panel — with future updates for TCP/IP control through the unit’s Ethernet port — this 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher was developed with whole-home media control and professional needs in mind. In addition, the AT-H2H-88M features a field-serviceable firmware port that allows for quick and easy upgrades.

The AT-H2H-88M is available now at authorized dealers and distributors.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative connectivity solutions to the audio/visual and IT markets. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial A/V and IT applications, including education, business, government, entertainment, healthcare, and other markets.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to create scalable, customized solutions that keep their organizations on the cutting-edge, increase efficiencies, exceed customer expectations, and lower costs. Atlona focuses on delivering products with the innovative features and reliability customer’s demand, all at the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

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Integrators learn intricacies of Warp and Blend technology at recent DPI training event

Atlanta, Georgia – The ambitious expansion of the Digital Projection International (DPI) US headquarters has created numerous networking, training and demonstration opportunities in 2012. DPI manufacturer’s reps, authorized dealers, industry partners and end-user communities have recently been hosted at specific events this year, and there are plenty to attend in the near future. One such example is a recent two-day Warp and Blend training event, orchestrated and hosted by DPI with support and participation by numerous industry partners, including Scalable Display Technologies, DNP Screens, NVIDIA and Delta Displays. Dealers of the partner companies were invited to spend two days immersed in warp and blend solutions, from manufacturer-led presentations to hands-on demonstrations.

The first day and a half consisted exclusively of live training. Ken Eagle, training manager for DPI, tackled projector-oriented Warp and Blend concepts, applications and both manual and automated alignment techniques. Zach Hurvitz of Scalable Display Technologies then revealed automated Warp and Blend solutions, followed by Jesse Walsh of DNP Screens, who instructed attendees on ideal screen materials for Warp and Blend applications. Finishing out the training sessions were NVIDIA’s Doug Traill and Tom Kaye, who described their Quadro scalable visualization solutions, and Patrick Ellis of Delta Displays, who discussed commercial video wall and LED applications. An enjoyable and well-deserved networking dinner followed the training sessions.

The second day began with a Warp and Blend hands-on lab, in which each manufacturer demonstrated their Warp and Blend solutions. Attendees were given the opportunity to test these solutions in real time, with the support of manufacturer team members. This provided the attending class with a first-hand perspective of what’s involved in designing, installing and programming simple to complex warp and blend applications. Following the hands-on demonstrations and lab, a casual open house allowed for general strategizing and brain-storming among class attendees and the participating manufacturer partners.

Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with numerous requests calling for a regularly scheduled series of commercial-specific training courses throughout the year. Equally compelling was the partner feedback, with Zach Hurvitz commenting, “From the over-capacity attendee registrations to the outstanding team of partners, all signs point toward a bright future of multi-projector, edge blended displays. Scalable is pleased to have been an integral part of this class and we look forward toward participating again in the future.” Jesse Walsh expressed similar sentiments, remarking that the recent training event was “…an outstanding event, both well-planned and executed.”

If you are a member of the audio/video community and would like to attend one of DPI’s many upcoming training events, review the courses being offered by clicking here and register as far in advance of the event date as possible to ensure your space is reserved.

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For further information and story photography, please contact:
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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

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

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

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LDI 2012 attendees experience 16,000 lumens of dazzling imagery


Atlanta, GeorgiaDigital Projection International (DPI) and booth partner AV Stumpfl USA displayed two-piece live-entertainment solutions at the recent Live Design International (LDI) tradeshow and conference for live design professionals in North and South America. From October 19-21, 2012 in Las Vegas, LDI attendees witnessed astoundingly bright, color accurate imagery on a 9′ x 12′ AV Stumpfl professional screen, courtesy of the 16,000 lumen TITAN Quad WUXGA 3D projector.

LDI’s pre-show estimates expected over 8,000 attendees working in theater, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and other live venues to attend from over 70 countries. Additionally, per LDI’s estimates, more than 300 exhibiting companies were expected to engage attendees with live demos and face-to-face discussions about a multitude of lighting, sound, projection and special effects equipment on display.

Frank Genovese, DPI’s rental & staging manager, and Paul Gomes, DPI’s pacific southwest sales manager, demonstrated the TITAN Quad throughout the three-day event. Stagers, designers and end-users alike from live event-oriented industries such as theater, corporate events, indoor entertainment facilities, museums and the hospitality industry took the time to experience the TITAN Quad in action.

ABOUT DPI’S TITAN QUAD PROJECTOR
DPI announced the complete reinterpretation of the advanced 3-chip display with the new, 16,000 lumen TITAN Quad product line in late 2011. Incredibly compact for its lumen performance, the TITAN Quad platform incorporates DPI’s active 3D connectivity, advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, Intelligent Lens Memory, a wide variety of native resolutions, and a host of professional features to suit almost any commercial or live staging application imaginable.

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For further information and story photography, please contact:

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

About Digital Projection International

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

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

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

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Digital Projection’s TITAN Quad projectors enable architectural mapping at InfoComm 100 event

Atlanta, Georgia – The annual InfoComm100, a cross-section of 100 dignitaries within and outside the audio/video industry, met in Reston, Va. on October 11-12, 2012. The topic of this year’s event was “The Smart Building Imperative.” As in 2011, Digital Projection International (DPI) was the proud projector sponsor for this event, and four of DPI’s 16,000 lumen TITAN Quad projectors displayed presentation materials more

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KARA Hits the Road with The Book of Mormon

(Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Sound designer Brian Ronan specifies L-ACOUSTICS for touring productions

LOS ANGELES — The Book of Mormon, the recent Broadway smash that absolutely dominated the awards ceremonies by winning nine 2011 Tony Awards, five 2011 Drama Desk Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award, is now taking the show on the road with two North American touring productions, both of which are using KARA loudspeaker systems supplied by East Rutherford, NJ-based L-ACOUSTICS Certified Provider Masque Sound. more

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RMB Audio Finds New Solutions With MLA Compact At NC State Fair

Raleigh, NC––RMB Audio has provided audio for the J.S. Dorton Arena at the North Carolina State Fair for 21 years, and even though they’ve used Martin Audio throughout that time, this year marked their first deployment of the MLA Compact system.

Dorton Arena is the venue for evening performance concerts held during the State Fair with performers such as Michael W. Smith, Brian McKnight, local hero and American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery and other artists over 11 nights.

A historic 7,610-seat arena built in 1952 that features an unusual parabolic shape with an elliptical outer wall; Dorton was listed in the national register of historic places in 1974. Though unique in its design, the venerable hall presents significant audio challenges according to RMB Audio owner, Cooper Cannady.

“It’s a beautiful space, but the arena is very difficult for sound engineers,” Cannady explains. “It’s not a symmetrical room by any means and there’s a lot of concrete, glass and open space; it’s kind of like providing sound coverage over a Pringle surface. Plus it’s tough on the audience because in the elevated seating left and right of the stage, your seat faces the middle of the room so you have to turn from 30º to 60º to face the stage.”

Over the years, Cannady and RMB Audio have solved problems with carefully tuned Martin Audio loudspeaker systems. This year they decided to deploy the new MLA Compact and benefit from its software-driven approach to overcome any issues encountered with the arena.

The system consisted of 12 MLA Compact enclosures and six DSX218 ground-stacked subs per side, along with twelve W8LM boxes per side for outfill “which can generate 117 db alone without having it sound unpleasant,” adds Cannady.

Given the demand for MLA Compact, Cannady and his crew at RMB had to get an early start familiarizing themselves with the system: “Starting in May we’d been working up schedules to have the MLA Compact rig in that would match the timeline for the fair and also have the integrated training for MLA Compact. Somehow, we got all those things worked out. The third day of our training class, normally how you fly it, position it, design the room––all of that occurred on the day we would normally install the system.

“The training went well and we had Ferrit Rowe (Martin Audio MLA technical support specialist) who held over for the first performance night, which featured the local North Carolina University a Capella groups. And a Capella singing has taken on a whole new platform with soloists, background voice instruments, rhythm percussion voices and all things that fall into the category.

“The wonderful part was having Roger Dennis who’s been A1 audio for the Fair with us for 21 years, and that was the most I’ve seen him smile since I’ve known him. All of which had to do with the articulation from the MLA Compact loudspeakers that was so well defined with so little room reactivity.

“Because of the MLA Compact’s controllability via the software, we did a lot of design to avoid the room aberrations. At the back of room you have the PA, which has to clear a certain height to have no visual interruption for the seating, so we take a slice at that point and 180 feet in front of that is glass and two big 18 ft. load-in doors that are huge reflectors. In our programming, we designed it so the sound would stop 10 feet in front of the doors.

“We really enjoyed working with MLA Compact,” Cannady continues. “I liked the sophistication of it, especially the audience to speaker cabinet theory the designers Jason (Baird) and Ambrose (Thompson) had formulated this whole cabinet concept based on the close proximity between driver components and mathematically quantifying the box to box interference and/or enhancement that is corrected through algorithms that formulate sound direction to the start and stop positions. The speaker optimization software function has nothing to do with what the room’s reverb time or acoustic benefits and deficiencies. The software algorithms do all of the work to direct sound at the specified SPL that can be louder in the back than at the front if needed.”

“It all comes down to having good input dimensional data of the space to generate the design and then just input where the system will be located. Input where you want sound to start and stop and specifically where you do not want sound, specifically on stage, which is something I really love about it. You run the room design through the step-by-step operation of the system, allow the software to do its optimization, take a look at that and right out of the box you can mix off the console without doing a lot of outboard major EQ for the room.

“And they’ve done a fabulous job with the components in the speakers. When I first saw the specs, I had a lot of questions. But when I heard the rig I thought it sounded like any other Martin Audio rig that’s been fine-tuned, EQ’d and properly positioned. On first listen it sounded like a system where we’d spent three hours doing SMAART.”

Asked about reactions to the MLA Compact, Cooper concludes, “The touring engineers coming through were really impressed and in some cases, this was the first time they’d mixed with MLA Compact. The ones who didn’t have any preconceptions about the system and listened well before affecting their artistic EQ changes to the audio path did not make any changes after they heard it. Many of them wanted to hear MLA Compact in a much better sounding room. They were pleased enough to say, ‘I really want to hear this again.’”

Photos provided by Tobias Cannady
For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

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CORE Brands To Introduce More Than 25 New Products At ISE 2013 In Amsterdam

Demonstrating the breadth and scope of its combined product development and marketing capabilities, CORE Brands LLC, a division of the Nortek Technology Solutions Segment, will introduce more than 25 new audio, control and power management products and system solutions at ISE 2013 in Amsterdam. The introductions will be made by the group’s BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands at two different exhibits in the Amsterdam RAI Centre.

According to Paul Starkey, CORE Brands Senior Vice President of Marketing, the number of new product introductions speaks directly to the group’s ability to offer dealers and integrators a line of integrated audio, control and power management solutions that are unmatched by any other manufacturer. “In every market segment, and at wide-ranging price points, CORE Brands offers a solution that delivers the very best performance value,” Starkey said today. “We believe this to be unique for dealers at a time when operational simplicity and profit are top of mind.”

Leading the parade of new introductions are SpeakerCraft’s TV speaker system and multi-room wireless audio solution, ELAN’s Android and Door Locks App, as well as streaming content and drivers, Niles’ System Integration Amplifiers, mini-subwoofers and garden speakers, Xantech’s groundbreaking new line of IR and IP connectivity solutions, Panamax’s MR Series of power management solutions that combine form and function for today’s home theater environments, Furman’s Contractor Series CN-15MP MiniPort that extends SmartSequencing™ Technology to components outside the equipment rack, the first BlueBOLT-enabled product in the MD family of direct plug-in devices—the MD2-ZB, Proficient’s Zero wireless additions, soundbar & TV speaker along with various in wall/in ceiling releases, and Sunfire’s new shockingly small and powerful ATMOS subwoofer and HRSIW8 in-wall suboofer with the company’s patented StillBass anti-shake technology.

“And these are just the highlights of what our brands will be offering customers at ISE 2013,” Starkey emphasized. “The addition of these products to an already rich portfolio of over 1,000 active CI channel products gives dealers a range of choices with unprecedented association to each other.”

“It is difficult to find a dealer who is not using one of these brands today, and our goal is now to have each dealer using five or more of our brands,” he added. “Product development is the key initiative for our brands in the next year.”

The full range of CORE Brands products and solutions can be seen at the group’s two ISE 2013 exhibits. ATON, ELAN, Niles, Sunfire, and Xantech will be exhibiting in Stand 1N80. BlueBOLT, Panamax, Furman, SpeakerCraft and Proficient will be exhibiting in Stand 1N62.

Headquartered in Petaluma, California, CORE Brands is a division of the Nortek Technology Solutions Segment (www.nortek-inc.com). CORE Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes the ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands. CORE Brands has more than 190 years of combined experience in the residential, commercial and professional markets and over 4,300 direct customer accounts in multiple distribution channels in the United States and around the world.

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NanoLumens Announces New Latin American Partnership With Integration Firm NC4U

NanoLumens® today announced a strategic alliance with São Paulo, Brazil-based technology integrator NC4U to support its rapidly growing Latin American market. The partnership was formed after the companies worked together on Latin America’s largest-ever digital signage installation project for São Paulo’s new Metro Line 4. According to Almir DeCarvalho, NanoLumens‘ VP of International Sales, this is an important step in the company’s expansion into international markets.

“Retailers, sports arenas, convention halls and public transportation hubs all over the world are recognizing the incredible benefits of NanoLumens LED displays,” DeCarvalho said, “and our new partnership with NC4U gives our technology the representation it deserves in the Latin American market. High quality digital signage installers and systems integrators will play an integral role in NanoLumens growth as they increasingly spec our products and help us grow public visibility.”

NC4U is a full-service company that specializes in digital signage applications, utilizing today’s most advanced display technologies to merge advertising, promotions, media, engineering and technology to meet every client’s digital signage and advertising needs.

According to NC4U’s Edgard Bueno Junior, NanoLumens’ LED display technology gives Latin American advertisers and business owners a unique and powerful new medium to deliver their digital messaging to the masses.

“In a fiercely competitive field like digital signage, NanoLumens has made a name for itself by offering a product that no other manufacturer can match. The NanoLumens displays we are installing at São Paulo’s new Metro Line 4 stations are the digital centerpiece of the project, and we’re excited to be a part of bringing the company’s breakthrough LED displays to the Latin American market.”

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a bright, seamless, high resolution picture quality that can be viewed from any angle throughout the display horizon without color shift or image distortion. 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 NC4U:
NC4U delivers turn-key digital signage solutions across all Brazilian territory, including content design and distribution, monitoring, media checking, installation, maintenance and technical support, either directly or through its clients in more than 200 retail stores and supermarkets. The company has more than 2,800 exhibition points installed throughout Brazil. NC4U specializes in POS digital signage solutions featuring full service interactive displays and content design, and software development including e-mail, social networks interfaces, printing, audience metering and voice recognition.

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 large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, 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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Stampede Expands Unified Communications Product Marketing Program

Calling it one of the industry’s most important strategic new opportunities for long-term growth, Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. today announced an expanded Unified Communications product marketing initiative and promoted two of its best seasoned executives to lead the sales effort. According to an announcement made today by Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, effective immediately Peter Hurley and Kevin Welling assume the positions of, respectively, Eastern and Western Vice President of Sales of the Unified Communications Integration Group.

“Unified Communications is on the verge of becoming a major new growth opportunity for our dealers in virtually every vertical market, but in particular in corporate, government, and education,” Kelly stressed today. “Over the last two years, we have worked diligently with our manufacturing partners to assemble a veritable menu of unified communications product offerings, covering every need from dedicated enterprise-wide video conferencing systems to software based, PC-attached solutions. There is no company more ready to exploit the opportunities this new field offers. We have integrated Unified Communications throughout our organization and, today, I am announcing the sales team that will lead this group.”

Assuming the position of Eastern Vice President of Sales, Unified Communications Integration Group is Peter Hurley, who has served as a Stampede Director of Sales for the last seven years. Prior to joining Stampede, Hurley served as the Distribution Manager for Sharp Electronics from 2002-2005. Prior to this he was the Sales Manager for Ingram Micro, Inc. Hurley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Business from Canisius College before earning a Certificate in Management Development from the Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo, New York.

Kevin Welling has also served as a Stampede Director of Sales from 2009-2012. Before joining Stampede, Welling served as Southwest Senior Territory Manager at Electrograph from 2006 through 2009. Prior to this, he was the Midwest Account Manager at Activelight from 2005-2006, the Midwest Distribution Manager at Projector Wholesale Supply from 1999-2005, and he worked as the Midwest Account Manager for Boxlight Corporation, after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

According to Kelly, Stampede’s Unified Communications Sales Specialists will now report to Hurley and Welling, and Stampede is looking to expand the team in 2013, as the company expects that both its sales and the strength of its Unified Communications initiative will continue to grow.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD /DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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Firehouse Productions and HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays Help Global Citizen Festival Raise Poverty Awareness

NORTHRIDGE, California – The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and many others rocked out recently in New York City’s Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert highlighting the effort to combat poverty around the world. New York-based Firehouse Productions provided the live sound reinforcement system for the event, which featured HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays.

While the Global Citizen Festival was free, the estimated 60,000 concertgoers were only allowed to attend after accumulating points by watching videos on globalcitizen.org about various issues dealing with poverty. In addition to the musical performances, celebrities including K’Naan, John Legend, Katie Couric and economist Jeffrey D. Sachs delivered speeches during equipment changes.

For the main PA system, Firehouse provided 36 (18 per side) JBL VTX V25 fullsize arrayable line array loudspeakers, 32 (16 per side) VERTEC® VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers, with two VT4888 midsize line array loudspeakers for front fills. In addition, 48 (four clusters of 12) VT4889 fullsize line array loudspeakers provided delay fill along with 24 (12 per side) VT4880A subwoofers. Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers powered the entire system.

“This event was straightforward from a sound design standpoint, as with outdoor concerts many of the obstacles of filtering sound are eliminated, since there are no columns or walls that we have to worry about,” explained Mark Dittmar, Lead Design & Integration Engineer at Firehouse Productions. “The VTX line arrays continue to give us the sound quality and smooth coverage that we rely on and we’ve never had a problem.”

“The light weight of the VTX made the load-in and setup process a breeze,” Dittmar added. “The combination of VTX with the Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers is the best solution out there for live sound applications of all sizes and scopes.”

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

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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