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NUGEN Audio’s VisLM 1.6 Visual Loudness Metering Plug-in Now Available in Avid(R) AAX Format and 64-Bit OS X(R)

LEEDS, U.K. — Jan. 15, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, today announced the release of VisLM version 1.6, a significant update to the company’s visual loudness monitoring tool. For the first time, VisLM is now available in the Avid(R) AAX format. Additionally, VisLM is now available in a 64-bit OS X(R) version. more

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Xavity™ Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Arrives on Altera® FPGAs

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, January 15, 2013 – Audio Video Bridging (AVB) platform leader Lab X Technologies today debuts an AVB networked video solution and expands the recently launched Xavity™ AVB connectivity to include support for Altera FPGAs.

Audio Video Bridging’s confirmed momentum in professional audio applications expands, as interest in AVB networked video applications rapidly grows.

The demanding bandwidth requirements in emerging networked video applications are ideally suited for FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays) such as those from Altera.

“The most innovative Audio Video (AV) manufacturers recognize Altera as a leading FPGA developer for the broadcast and professional AV industries, and is our first choice for solutions targeting AVB in networked video applications,” says Lee Minich, president of Lab X Technologies. “Our continuing collaboration with Altera will benefit the AV designers seeking to lead with AVB as the core media networking technology solution in their audio-visual applications.”

“As Altera develops programmable solutions to support today’s essential digital video and audio connectivity standards, we relish working with leader Lab X Technologies,” said Umar Mughal, senior manager, broadcast business unit at Altera. “Our collaboration with Lab X on the Xavity family of silicon platforms brings AVB to its full promise with time-synchronized, low-latency streaming audio and video services through IEEE 802 networks.”

Xavity is at the heart of all high bandwidth AVB products which have been shipping worldwide to date. Xavity is a growing family of silicon platforms for audio and video applications to benefit of AVB’s media aware network infrastructure.

Xavity will be featured and demonstrated at the AVnu Alliance Pavilion (#7K190) at Integrated Systems Europe January 29th – 31st at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam, NL, where Lab X Technologies will be participating in AVnu Alliance education presentations throughout the show.

For more information, please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com

About Lab X Technologies

Founded in 1996, Lab X Technologies, LLC is a Rochester, New York-based engineering design firm recognized as a global leader in digital AV media transport and network connectivity, with extensive experience in applying IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and other audio networking standards. Lab X is an influential participant in the AVB community, an extremely active member of AVnu Alliance (www.avnu.org) and fully committed to AVnu certified interoperability.

Lab X partners with leading AV manufacturers to accelerate product development cycles, enable digital network interoperability by licensing Xavity AVB connectivity platforms, augmenting internal design teams, providing pre-engineered connectivity modules, developing innovative product concepts, and producing complete turnkey custom solutions.

Xavity, the Xavity logo, and stylized Xavity X are trademarks of Lab X Technologies, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Martin Audio Appoints Jacobson As New EMEA Export Manager

Martin Audio has appointed Dominic Jacobson to the new role of EMEA Export Account Manager in order to streamline the company’s continuing expansion into global markets.

Jacobson will be applying his extensive experience and skills acquired in the film, broadcast TV and music production industries to the live sound and contracting markets, where he will be responsible for the EMEA territories.

“I’m relishing the challenge of promoting a brand that is so highly regarded in each of its core market sectors,” he said. “I am particularly looking forward to growing the business in certain parts of the world such as Africa, where there is scope for furthering Martin Audio’s market share.”

The new export manager will report to Director of Sales, Simon Bull, who confirms, “Dominic’s appointment will provide much-needed assistance through a range of EMEA territories and enable us to apply greater focus to some burgeoning countries.

“He is already well established with audio professionals in many of the territories that he will be visiting and has a strong technical aptitude that makes him well suited to this role.”

Having also assumed a pan-EMEA role as sales manager with Euphonix/Avid, and worked as a music producer and DJ for 17 years, including residencies at Ministry of Sound and Fabric where he had first hand experience with premium Martin Audio systems, Jacobson brings an enviable pedigree to the company.

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

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

MuxLab strengthens Canadian Sales Force With New Rep Firm

MONTREAL, CANADA – MuxLab announced today the addition of a new Canadian rep firm, JFC Solutions, as they continue their sales growth across Canada.

JFC Solutions is a multi-line Manufacturer’s Rep Firm specializing in product sales, service, design, marketing and specification work for the Telecommunications, Electrical, Security and Data Center markets. JFC’s award winning sales team has been delivering customer’s diverse needs for over 17 years.

According to Daniel Assaraf, MuxLab’s President, “It’s been important for us to find the right partners in each territory we are present in. We are confident that the team at JFC Solutions will help us make a positive sales impact in Canada and increase our growing business in this country. JFC is one of Canada’s largest rep firms and has extensive experience in the structured cabling market. Their recent expansion into the security and audio-video market in Canada makes them a perfect fit for MuxLab and our customers.”

MuxLab’s Canadian Sales Manager, Benoit Charles, added, “Working with the JFC Solutions team will enable us to strengthen our leadership position in Canada. We are looking forward to a great and successful year ahead.”

“Video systems are becoming a very important part of any building’s infrastructure. For airports, stadiums, hospitals, universities, Government and commercial offices to display important information or messaging for their customers via monitors, or to simply entertain them with a TV feed, a quality video distribution system is a must. JFC Solutions is very pleased to be representing MuxLab, one of the true industry leaders in the video distribution market. Many of our customers have been asking for additional support in this area so we are very excited that we can now help them with their video distribution needs.” said Jay Frezell, President of Sales & Marketing with JFC Solutions.

About MuxLab

MuxLab Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions that allow CCTV and Audio-Video equipment to be connected via cost-efficient Cat5e/6 copper twisted pair in the structured cabling
environment. For over 25 years, the MuxLab brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. MuxLab solutions streamline cabling by reducing material, space, and installation costs. Even after installation, MuxLab products help save time and money by facilitating moves, adds, and changes.

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Kramer Electronics and Women in AV (WAVE) Unite to Launch Monthly Webinars in 2013

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Kramer Electronics, Inc. a leading global provider in audio and video signal management products is pleased to announce it will sponsor monthly webinars in partnership with the Women in AV (WAVE) organization to educate, support and inspire women in the AV industry. Experts will cover a range of interests for women; including career advancement, mentoring, personal presence, and cutting edge technical topics such as digital to analog conversion and AV/IT convergence.

“The Women in AV (WAVE) are thrilled and honored to partner with Kramer Electronics in delivering a monthly webinar series for the women in our industry,” says founder Jennifer H. Willard. “As females in a male−dominated industry, we can never have enough opportunities to come together in the spirit of learning and helping each other further our careers. This webinar series directly supports our core mission to promote the growth and performance of women by empowering women to feel recognized, respected, productive, and important to the AV industry. With the breadth of Kramer’s experience and expertise in providing industry leading technical training and education, we look forward to delivering relevant and critical content throughout the year.”

Malissa Dillman, Training & Education Manager at Kramer Electronics USA stated, “At Kramer Electronics we believe whole−heartedly in education. We are on a mission to teach to as many people as possible the newest technologies and principles all Pro AV professionals should know in order to best design, sell, and install profitable digital AV systems in today’s market. Partnering with WAVE to help us accomplish this goal is a tremendous privilege. WAVE is one of the most active and most important groups in the AV market today.” Vice President of Marketing at Kramer USA, Clint Hoffman added, “We are so proud of what WAVE is accomplishing, and we also are proud that our Training and Education Manager, Malissa Dillman, is one of InfoComm’s two winners of the 2012 ‘Women in AV award’ and an active member of WAVE.”

The webinars will be held the last Friday of every month from 3−4PM EST and each session will be recorded for on−demand playback. The kick−off webinar will be held Friday, January 25, 2013 and will provide an overview of the series, while seeking input from attendees on the topics and areas women are most interested in receiving expert advice and guidance on in future webinars. Attendees can register for the event at the following link: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8953022266336114176. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about attending the training.

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Electrosonic Turns Heads at the Hollywood Wax Museum

When the Hollywood Wax Museum refurbished its on-the-street lobby to attract the attention of passers-by, Electrosonic was called upon to design and install a number of HD video displays to capture the interest of strollers on Hollywood Boulevard.

The monitor displays show a montage of newly-made clips that pay homage to all genres of Hollywood movies, ranging from classic westerns and Sci-Fi spectaculars to musical extravaganzas, war films and mysteries. All of the displays can show the same images simultaneously or rotate the content.

Electrosonic provided a 2×1 grouping of 55-inch Samsung monitors and another configuration of 3×1 55-inch Samsung monitors, both in portrait mode, to the lobby. Custom enclosures were provided for three Innovox speakers mounted to the exterior.

Electrosonic also placed two pairs of 46-inch Samsung monitors in portrait mode on two columns over the cashier’s desk in the lobby, and created the lobby’s back wall from two 3×3 video displays, comprised of 46-inch Samsung monitors in landscape mode.

The company selected Samsung HD video monitors for their reasonable price point and super-thin mullions, which deliver almost seamless imagery. rpVisuals furnished custom monitor brackets for all the monitors, and Elliott Metal Fabrication consulted on the custom mounting and seismic-rated installation.

Electrosonic project manager Dan Laspa says the job posed the usual challenges for “an old Hollywood building,” including obtaining seismic certification for the monitor mounts. “We worked only at night when the museum was closed,” he adds, “so we wouldn’t impede business in any way.”

Electrosonic provided an Alcorn McBride Video Binloop player for the monitor displays, plus an Alcorn McBride InterActivator interactive video disc controller, which Laspa says was “perfect for this installation.” The system, programmed by Electrosonic, is easy for museum employees to operate; they can start the content loop in the morning and stop it at night, as well as alter the pause time between loops if crowds demand more frequent playback. All of the equipment is housed in a single small rack in a closet behind the main lobby.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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