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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

*** First Christian Church’s sanctuary. ***

Venice, FL – January 2013… With three services each Sunday—two of which are contemporary in nature— First Christian Church has a vibrant worship program that caters to a diverse congregation. After enduring lackluster performance from their sound reinforcement system for far too long, the decision was made to upgrade their sanctuary’s facilities. Seeking a new system capable of delivering a high level of speech intelligibility and first-rate music reproduction, they ultimately resolved their sound system shortcomings by installing a new setup drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies.

Cape Coral, FL-based Creative Sound Solutions, LLC, an AV design/build firm that handles audio, video, lighting, and acoustics for the commercial and church markets, was contracted to design and implement the church’s new sound reinforcement system. Rob Robinson, general manager and co-owner of Creative Sound Solutions, managed the First Christian Church project. He discussed the challenges that led to the deployment of the WorxAudio X3-P compact line array. more

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1 is at the Heart of Stooshe’s Sound

LONDON, United Kingdom — Three-piece UK all-girl vocal group Stooshe is now using a pair of HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1 digital audio consoles on the road. The band’s popularity soared after sales of its debut single Black Heart reached more than 500,000, which led to a dedicated monitor engineer being brought in to the fold to join John Delf at FOH.

Delf has worked FOH for a number of major artists including Lily Allen and Plan B, and has been with Stooshe from the offset. He is also a big fan of Soundcraft’s Vi6 console. “I’d always liked the Vi6, and I’d never used a Vi1 before, so I saw this tour as the perfect opportunity to get to grips with it,” Delf said during a recent soundcheck at London’s Scala. “Within a half-hour of using it, I was back in the zone again. It’s just perfect for this kind of tour as the footprint’s so small and transportation is so easy. We only have a small trailer on the back of a van, but the two Vi1s fit in easily. Also, these consoles sound just as good as the Vi6. I was also able to use my Vi6 show file from Stooshe’s previous tour and it worked perfectly on the Vi1; that’s a big advantage to have, as it gives you an immediate platform to work from.”

Nigel Thomas was brought in three months ago to work monitors for the band and said it was a total no-brainer opting for the Vi1.

“What we realised quite early on was that the girls needed to have consistency,” he insists. “When I came in and had the discussion with John [Delf] about the kit, it very soon became clear to both of us that the Vi1 was absolutely the perfect solution. I’ve come across several of them when working in theatres and have always liked the way they sound, and I’m particularly impressed by the user interface. I find that when I’m working on it, I don’t even look down, as everything is just there in the right place.”

For a number of the shows on this tour, including the Scala show, the pair has used the venues’ in-house analogue multicores in combination with their Soundcraft Compact Stagebox, which Thomas said has allowed both engineers to get exactly what they need.

“Using the in-house multi means I can have a gain control,” he explained. “I’m then sending that up to John, and it’s then going into our digital [Compact] Stagebox at FOH, which is great because it allows John to basically put his desk wherever he wants to.”

At the Scala, Delf ran 28 channels at FOH, which left him enough space for any click tracks, cues, or last minute surprises. “We just found out that on tonight’s show there will be several guest vocalists,” Delf said hours before show time. “Fortunately we can make room for these very easily as the Vi1 has plenty of channels; and of course, due to the quality of the console’s built-in effects, it’s easy to tweak compression, reverb and EQ really quickly to get any vocal sounding good right away.”

Delf said for this show, he spends most of his “hands-on” time mixing Stooshe’s vocals. “That’s my main focal point, really; and the rest of the time I’m just making sure everything is nice and dynamic,” he explained. “I love the Lexicon effects in the Vi1: I use a plate reverb on the girls’ vocals along with a studio delay, and a drum reverb on the kit; all of them sound great.”

Thomas created 11 stereo monitor mixes: six for the girls and the band members; one for the backline tech; and four for the wedges and sidefills. He said working from the Vi1 makes his workflow “so much more efficient.”

“Unlike many digital desks, it doesn’t feel like you’re working on a typewriter when you’re operating a Vi1,” he said. “It’s just laid out so well, and because of that, it’s a lovely desk to work with. For John and I on this tour it’s been a fantastic little solution.”

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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RowOne Home Theater Furniture Now Available at AVAD

Custom electronics distributor adds home cinema products to lineup

Los Angeles, Calif. – AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading providers of custom electronics, has announced that it now offers the latest home cinema accent décor from RowOne.

RowOne manufactures high-quality, cost-effective home theater furniture, notably home theater seating. The RowOne Collection has the look of high-end artisan craftsmanship and offers dealers everything needed to create the ideal home theater experience. AVAD will carry RowOne’s newest Plaza theater seating in black with other colors available via special order.

“AVAD is excited to add RowOne to our list of home theater solution providers,” said Hugh Hughes, Director of Merchandising at AVAD. “RowOne’s innovative products will enable our dealers to be more competitive by providing their customers with more high-quality, yet affordable, home theater furniture options.”

For more information on RowOne, visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.rowonebyjc.com/.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

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iStreamPlanet Announces New RTMP-Based Live Streaming Video Services

RTMP Services Open Up Live-Linear Opportunities for Traditional and Emerging Broadcasters

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 3, 2013 — iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming video solutions, announced today that the company is adding new RTMP-based global acquisition, ingest, and publishing capabilities to its portfolio of live streaming video services. These new capabilities enable broadcasters of all sizes to target a rapidly growing audience tuning in to live content on IP-connected devices. The new services include the ability to acquire a live video source via single-bit-rate RTMP and output multiple-bit-rate RTMP streams, along with the ability to package RTMP streams in Apple(R) HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for targeting iOS devices.

“IP-based RTMP acquisition helps to reduce the cost and complexity of live video streaming, and allows for content acquisition from practically anywhere in the world,” said Lou Greco, executive vice president of global sales and service at iStreamPlanet. “In addition to traditional satellite and fiber acquisition, these new IP-based offerings provide a comprehensive infrastructure to enable broadcasters to deliver live-linear streaming channels in addition to their on-demand and live event content.”

To utilize the RTMP live-video workflow, content providers simply push an RTMP stream to an iStreamPlanet-certified content delivery network (CDN). iStreamPlanet pulls the stream from the CDN for media processing, which includes output to HLS or RTMP streams with multiple bit rates, and publishing to a certified CDN for playback on multiple screens. A certified CDN can also serve RTMP streams such as Adobe(R) HTTP Dynamic Streams targeting Flash(R) playback.

“There are a number of efficiencies to be gained in adopting an IP-based video workflow,” said Colin Dixon, senior partner at The Diffusion Group. “For larger broadcasters, IP-based live video workflows accelerate their TV Everywhere strategy. New levels of cost-effectiveness will open up connected, live video streaming to a new market of emerging broadcasters and distributors.”

The new services are available now. More information is available at www.istreamplanet.com.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet is a premier multiformat video-workflow solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to multiplatform connected audiences around the world. With more than a decade of live streaming-video experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of cloud-based video-workflow products and services for live and on-demand content. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, Notre Dame Athletics, AMC Networks, AT&T, and Microsoft. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at http://www.istreamplanet.com.

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Brandon Metcalf Chooses Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System

— Seattle-to-Nashville transplant Metcalf opens his new Destiny-Nashville studios on iconic Music Row —

Nashville, TN: “I had never heard anything like this in my life – monitors that were this accurate and enveloping,” quotes Seattle-to-Nashville transplant and multi-talented engineer/producer Brandon Metcalf about his initial listening experience of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) from Carl Tatz Design (CTD). Metcalf continues, “I could hear EVERYTHING – from 20Hz to 20Khz – the good, bad, and ugly, and because of that, I knew immediately that I wanted this precision monitoring tool in my new Nashville studio.”

Metcalf, whose recent projects include progressive acts such as Secondhand Serenade, Brooke Hogan, and The Classic Crime, moved his Seattle-based Destiny Studios into its new home on Music Row, in the heart of Music City, over the summer. Once settled, he quickly made preparation for his PFS.

He had been using the Barefoot MicroMain 27 monitors and was used to them, but after being so blown away by a different brand of monitors in a PhantomFocus System at another studio, he was a bit skeptical that the Barefoots could match their performance. “I assured him that they would and pointed him toward Tesla drummer Troy Luccetta’s studio, with his PFS/Barefoot MM27s, and that convinced Brandon that the combination would live up to his expectations,” recalls CTD founder and award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz.

“It’s all about the listening experience for us pro audio guys,” explains Tatz. “I have observed that once someone sits in the PFS sweetspot, all the testimonials, brochures and hype congeal into an a-ha experience. You can kind of see a light go on inside their heads as they are realizing what they have been missing and at the same time what they can now have.”

Concludes Metcalf, “No piece of gear is as valuable as the critical listening experience that the PFS provides. It’s the most important tool in my studio, and I couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out.”

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New RTI Products Provide Dealers With Innovative Solutions Covering a Broad Spectrum for Control

RTI Now Shipping New KX7 In-Wall Touchpanel Controller and SURFiR Companion Remote for RTiPanel App

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Jan. 3, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) announced that it is now shipping its new KX7 in-wall color touchpanel controller and SURFiR companion remote. With these new products ranging from touchscreen controllers to wireless remote controls, RTI continues to design award-winning products that meet the specific needs of professional integrators in all sectors of the CE world. The KX7 is loaded with high-end features, such as a capacitive touchscreen, analog and digital video viewing capability, and a self contained control system — perfect for sophisticated residential and commercial installations. The SURFiR is a low-cost companion remote control, for end-users that enjoy using their tablet or smartphone as their primary controller but want hard-buttons with instant control. more

Largest MLA Compact Rig Ever Fills 17,000-Seat Bercy Arena

––Franck Sono First In France To Use Martin Audio MLA Compact System 36––

The largest MLA Compact rig to date recently made its French debut at the Paris Bercy when a capacity crowd of 17,000 attended a six-hour marathon concert, La Nuit de l’Outremer (The Overseas Night).

This technical deployment could hardly have provided a more exacting challenge for production company Franck Sono, the first French customer for the new MLA Compact Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array System 36.

This French Caribbean festival featured a succession of highly popular artists in the local community, including Admiral T, Kreyol La, Akiyo, Daly, Esy Kennenga, Desiré François, Stony, Princess Lover, Jean-Marie Ragald, Tanya St Val, Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Daddy Yod, Tiwony and many others.

Since Franck Sono wanted to achieve coverage over the vast space without setting up delay points, they rigged 24 MLA Compact elements per side as the main array, with 24 DSX subs designed in a broadside progressive array across the front. An additional eight W8LC and eight W8LM enclosures were used for outfills while 12 of Martin Audio’s LE1500S floor monitors provided artists with their reference sound on stage.

Said Martin Audio’s Nigel Meddemmen, who provided on-site support, “Since the objective was to provide coverage without delays, we simply doubled the size of the rig. It was the first time in the world that we have flown 24-box MLA Compact hangs and it sounded superb—the coverage was excellent. Everyone was really impressed that so much sound was coming from these tiny enclosures.”

Meddemmen’s views were supported by Bruno Dabard, technical director of Audia, the pro audio division of French Martin Audio distributor, Algam.
“Just by using the optimization process we were able to achieve very smooth coverage of the system across the 295 ft. throw distance, and up to the back rows, 59 ft. high, where the presence of the sound was just as obvious. This included the left and right top of the bleachers where the delay systems are generally set up.

“In fact this was probably the smallest cabinet format ever used for a concert in the Bercy arena.”

Dabard added that the DSX broadside array also demonstrated both clarity and high impact. And with a succession of rap, hip hop and reggae artists pounding relentlessly through the system in quick succession over the six hour period, Franck Sono director, Franck Lichtlé, was left in little doubt about the wisdom of his investment.

“We are grateful to the teams at Martin Audio and Algam for their support in helping us to meet the high level requirements within really challenging set-up constraints.” He also credited the personnel at Miel production company, for their confidence in MLA Compact, promising further big projects to come using the system.

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

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items — from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro — are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

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

Almo Professional A/V’s “AV Snacks” Monthly Mini Webinar Series Resumes on January 4

Almo Professional A/V’s “AV Snacks” Monthly Mini Webinar Series Resumes on January 4

Engaging 15-Minute Webinars Held Every Friday; January Theme is Corporate Boardrooms; Hosted by Almo and Led by AMX, TrippLite, Hitachi and Sharp

Philadelphia, PA — January 3, 2013 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is resuming its interactive mini-webinar series “AV Snacks” on Friday, January 4 with a focus on corporate boardrooms. Created last year to provide relevant industry trends, application examples and more to busy AV professionals, this month’s15-minute snack-style webinars, which take place every Friday at 2:00 p.m. E.T., will include succinct and upbeat information from AMX, TrippLite, Hitachi and Sharp.

The sessions are designed to provide a “taste” of a particular topic each week in a format that is lively and engaging, with a five-question quiz that attendees can take to earn specific prizes .The following mini-webinars are in place for January:

Theme: Corporate Boardrooms

1/4 AMX: “Are You Still Programming Standard Meeting Rooms?”
Discover how AMX’s RPM configuration software eliminates programming costs with a quick, comprehensive software configuration tool that’s easy to use.
Prize: Starbucks gift card
Register

1/11 TrippLite: “Power Management Design in Boardrooms”
Learn how TrippLite’s suite of power management solutions can provide effective power management and optimize system performance and longevity.
Prize: 4-foot Cat5e retractable patch cable & hook-and-loop Velcro cable ties
Register

1/18 Hitachi: “Who Wants to Take Meeting Notes?”
Not us! Learn how StarBoard software can make any display device into an interactive presentation tool. Annotate on the screen to gather input from your colleagues for a comprehensive, collaborative environment.
Prize: Touch Stylus for iPad/iPhone
Register

1/25 Sharp: “Anatomy of an Interactive Professional Display”
Come and touch the knowledge, and learn why Sharp is the leader with its Aquos Board products if you dare…
Prize: Amazon gift card
Register

All of the AV Snacks sessions are recorded and archived for access after they run. AV Snacks is the latest program in Almo Professional A/V’s extensive line up of industry education and training resources for its partners. Other ongoing programs include full-length webinars, streaming Tech Tips and the company’s popular traveling E4 AV Tour, which is a free one-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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New Rialto 400 Amplifier/DAC from AudioControl is a Game-Changer for Wireless Audio Systems

Seattle, WA – January 3, 2013 – AudioControl announces the launch of its breakthrough product, the Rialto 400, a compact, high-powered amplifier with a built-in audiophile-grade DAC (digital to analog converter) designed specifically to provide greater performance and higher sound quality for all analog and digital systems, including Sonos® home entertainment systems.

The Rialto 400’s amplifier delivers over 100 watts of power per channel into 8 ohms and 200 watts per channel into 4 ohm loads. Additionally, the Rialto 400 can be bridged to perform as a mono-block amplifier. The state of the art Rialto 400 features a built-in high-performance Wolfson® DAC that drastically improves audio quality allowing digital and analog audio-systems to perform with better speakers across the home. This choice of an audiophile-quality DAC allows connected digital audio sources such as Apple iTunes® library, Pandora® and Spotify® to provide higher quality acoustics with clearer, more accurate analog signals during playback.

All of the performance and power of the Rialto 400 has been designed and engineered into a compact design that sits at an incredible 8.5” wide, 2.9” tall and 5.4” deep. This compact size makes the Rialto 400 the perfect local-zone amplifier solution for any location across the home or in a traditional rack set-up.

“The Rialto 400 is revolutionary in its size and quality of performance,” said Alex Camara, CEO of AudioControl. “Digital audio systems tend to be under-powered and unable to deliver the quality of performance the artist intended. The Rialto 400 offers compact audiophile quality to virtually any place in the home, combining the convenience of digital systems with our high power amplification, world-class DAC technology and introducing AccuBASS™ to create incredible audio performance.”

Equipped with AudioControl’s unique patent-pending AccuBASS™ circuitry, the Rialto 400 rejuvenates the bass response lost in most digital compression schemes and brings it back to the signal path. This results in a richer and fuller audio performance with better bass and mid-bass response often missing in today’s compressed music. The net effect is that the audience will enjoy a more complete listening experience and hear music much closer to the way the artist intended.

The Rialto 400 has an array of digital and analog inputs, including PCM to connect with digital audio outputs from televisions and a 12V trigger for use with control and automation systems. Toslink, coaxial, line level RCA, 1/8″ audio and speaker level inputs for interfacing with source units without line level are included in the specification. This plethora of inputs eliminates the need for additional expensive outboard components thus making it the most flexible product of its kind.

In order to keep these inputs systemized, the Rialto 400 utilizes AudioControl’s SMART Signal Sensing, which allows the user to prioritize which input to use based on personal preference. When the system is turned on, it is configured to automatically search for the preferred active signal and decipher the appropriate processor needed in communication with one of the system’s digital or analog inputs. For example, if a homeowner decides to switch from using a separate distributed audio system within the home to his or her integrated Sonos® Connect set-up, the Rialto 400 will instantly recognize the change and immediately switch to using the connected digital audio input used by the Sonos®.

The Rialto 400 also features an integrated headphone jack to allow it to be used in other applications such as gaming systems or with personal audio products such as headphones and iDevices.

The Rialto 400 will be available through AudioControl authorized dealers and will begin shipping in February 2013. The product is designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The suggested client price for the Rialto 400 is $799 and allows custom audio installers to maximize the audio performance of their clients installations by “making good sound great”.

International CES 2013 attendees can see the Rialto 400 by visiting the AudioControl booth (#2409) in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About AudioControl
AudioControl is a U.S. based designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and precise analysis products, celebrating nearly four decades of “making good sound great”. The company’s headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit www.audiocontrol.com.

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J3 Productions LLC Casts Its Vote for HRS Control’s UDC 400 On ABC’s Election Night Set

The broadcast and cable networks pulled out all the stops and spared no expense to deliver exciting, visually compelling coverage of Election Night 2012 – an evening which engendered a good deal of excitement on its own. J3 Productions LLC in Austin, Texas chose HRS Control’s UDC 400 (Universal Device Controller) to help feed content to a dynamic set designed for ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, who were hosting from a studio at the epicenter of New York City’s Times Square.

J3′s John Mims selected the powerful, fully-customizable UDC 400 control surface to take a pair of Vista Systems’ Spyder X20 1608 systems through their paces as they fed imagery to a number of destinations. “The Vista Spyder and UDC are fixtures for each and every large show J3 Productions is involved with,” he says.

UDC 400 got Mims’s vote to control the Spyders feeding displays across ABC’s Election Night set. They included a seamless video wall, comprised of 17 60-inch Sharp monitors in a 9×3 configuration, which formed an atmospheric background for the anchors; seven 60-inch Sharp displays, which were rotated 90 degrees and joined to create a roughly 4:1 aspect ratio used a background image for a panel of expert political analysts; a Barco NX 4mm LED wall in a circular shape, which displayed an interactive map of national polling results; and an Everbrighten 5mm LED wall, which formed a header completely rimming the upper portion of the set.

“The UDC 400 works flawlessly with virtually zero delay when triggering commands,” notes Mims. “I have yet to see another such innovative, user-friendly control interface on the market. And I emphasize ‘user-friendly,’ because there are other control systems out there, but none match the flexibility and intuitive nature of the HRS Control platform.”

Mims says that, as a company, High Resolution Systems “pioneered in the industry with regard to their work on the Montage system and 300 series Spyders – they have an acute level of understanding at multi-destination and screen management. Now High Resolution has again pioneered by way of system and show control. I have been using UDC 400 since its inception and have had nothing but success with it. I have watched it grow into a very slick piece of technology.”

Mims adds that the people behind the UDC 400 have proved equally important to his success with the device controller. “The support I get from Drew Taylor and his team is top notch. I’ve developed lifelong friendships with HRS, as I have with Vista Systems. And they’ve been instrumental in my success as an operator.”

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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