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CORE Brands Names Nanci Bergman Director of Retail and Internet Sales

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2013 — CORE Brands today announced that the group has named Nanci Bergman as its director of retail and Internet sales. Relying on more than 13 years of experience in retail and distribution, Bergman will be responsible for overseeing business development and spurring growth for the group’s 10 brands in the retail sector. more

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Verrex Appoints Freifeld as New Enterprise Account Executive

AV systems integrator Verrex welcomes Perry Freifeld to its Sales group. Perry, who joins with broad expertise relevant to Enterprise needs, is based at the company’s corporate headquarters.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 16 January 2013 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, today announced that Perry Freifeld has joined as Account Executive for the metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Mr. Freifeld will deliver Verrex’s full range of AV systems solutions to the corporate market as well as manage and develop several of Verrex’s largest clients and projects. He reports directly to Verrex Vice President of Sales, Bill Chamberlin.

“The crux of what Verrex offers are solutions that empower our clients,” said Mr. Chamberlin. “We never forget that it’s not just about the technology – it’s about the people and how that technology can improve, strengthen and help propel their entire organization. Perry understands this fully, which is reflected in how widely our clients respect and enjoy working with him. Taken with his AV technical expertise and workplace insights, Perry will no doubt bring considerable value to our enterprise team.”

Mr. Freifeld has focused his career on delivering complex audiovisual solutions to the corporate market. Most recently Perry was Account Executive of Haverford Systems in Downingtown PA where he was responsible for managing and growing the Philadelphia territory. As lead salesperson, he managed large corporate clients such as Hershey and other Fortune 500s. Perry earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business Management, along with a minor in Italian, from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He also holds the LEED Green Associate certification, demonstrating his understanding and support of environmentally conscious building design, construction and operations.

“Innovation is an increasingly important mandate for organizations today,” added Mr. Freifeld. “Coupled with Verrex’s compelling value proposition, I have the opportunity to help a significant number of organizations to recognize the full potential of conferencing and collaboration technologies. I look forward to further developing our relationship with clients across the globe and bringing Verrex’s exceptional performance and capabilities to new ones.”

Mr. Freifeld is based out of Verrex’s Corporate & Global headquarters in Mountainside, New Jersey and can be reached at pfreifeld@verrex.com.

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex designs, integrates, services and supports conferencing and collaboration systems globally that allow companies to communicate and collaborate through video conferencing and other audio visual technologies. Verrex’s approach is driven by a proprietary quality-management process and focus on documentation to deliver consistency and best-in-class standards across an entire enterprise. Led by full-service offices in key corporate hubs, Verrex has built an allied network across 40 countries to share its vision of exceptional integration and support services worldwide. For information, visit verrex.com.

Verrex, the Verrex Logo and GMS are registered trademarks of Verrex Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.
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Media Contact:
Theresa Hahn, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Verrex
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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Unitecnic Selects Vizrt Media Asset Management System for beIN SPORT

beIN SPORT, a global network of sports channels operated by Al Jazeera, launched a Viz Media Engine based workflow for archiving and overall media asset management of its extensive programming content. The system is being used for the launch of two new U.S. channels under the umbrella of beIN SPORT USA – beIN Sport HD, in English and beIN Ñ , in Spanish, both having SAP capabilities.

beIN SPORT USA is a Miami-based 24-hour provider of international sports coverage, currently being carried by Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Dish, Comcast, Liberty Cablevision and Direct TV.

The Viz Media Engine selection was made by Unitecnic, a Barcelona-based broadcast and multimedia engineering firm, for beIN SPORT. Unitecnic chose Viz Media Engine based upon the specific technical requirements of beIN SPORT and worked closely with the broadcaster throughout the installation and initial implementation of the system. Unitecnic worked with the Miami-based Imagina U.S., a production and broadcast services provider company, who provided the full operational service for beIN SPORT’s new channels in his own facility.

The Viz Media Engine is integrated with beIN’s Avid Media Composer editing system and its Grass Valley K2 video servers for both import and export. The Viz Media Engine provides access to all media. Using the K2 servers, it manages all of the channel’s playout tasks. WTVision’s Channelmaker playout automation system interfaces with the Viz Media Engine, monitoring playout and triggering transfer request between the Viz Media Engine and K2 servers as needed.

beIN went live with the Viz Media Engine MAM/archiving system at the end of October 2012. The hardware and software installation was completed in just four weeks, making the overall project duration from start to launch just two months. The rapid launch was a critical requirement for beIN SPORT.

Thanks to the Viz Media Engine integration, two new archiving workflows are possible:

1) From the Avid editing system, content can be manually imported into the Viz Media Engine and then exported (either manually or via an automated request) to the K2 playout server for review before on-air delivery.

2) From the K2 server, files can be manually transferred to the Viz Media Engine after broadcast. These files can originate as a direct ingest into the K2 or as a transferred file from Avid.

WTVision, a provider of real-time graphics and channel automation solutions, used the Viz Media Engine APIs, that are REST-based, to integrate the Viz Media Engine with beIN’s traffic and billing software from Broadway Systems.

Critical to beIN’s selection of the Viz Media Engine was the systems’ support of Sony’s XDCAM HD422 and how it handles partial restores. Viz Media Engine include advanced and proven technology to work with partial restore throughout the complete workflow from archiving to restoring media from the LTO tape library.

The storage capacity of the archive system is designed to last beIN well into the future, but the network is already looking into extending the size of the system and adding more groups to the MAM set up.

“The Viz Media Engine had everything we were looking for in a MAM and archive system to launch these important new channels in the U.S. market,” said Marc Andreu, Media Manager, beIN SPORT. “The ease of integration with the other manufacturers, ease of use for our operators and ability to restore XDCAM files were all must-haves to make our facility function as we envisioned. We are so excited to share this way with Vizrt.”

About beIN SPORT USA

beIN SPORT, the English-language 24/7 international sports network, and beIN SPORT ñ en Español are the multi-platform sports destinations that brings to the passionate fan all the live game action, news and analysis of the top leagues around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available-before content. From American, European and Latin American live games to general sports news and in-depth analysis, beIN SPORT guarantees first row access to top leagues and major sports properties through TV, on-line and mobile platforms with games that can’t be seen on any other channel. For more information, please visit www.beinsport.tv and follow us on Twitter @beINSportUSA for breaking news and real-time updates.

About Unitecnic

Unitecnic is an engineering company dedicated to broadcast and multimedia systems integration since 1995. They design, develop and implement turnkey engineering projects, from advice and consultancy to integration, installation and maintenance of deployed systems. Unitecnic distributes leading broadcast equipment brands worldwide and have offices in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Lisbon, Miami, Buenos Aires and Dubai.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

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D.A.S. AUDIO TO SHOWCASE NEW CONVERT AND AERO-40 LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS DURING WINTER NAMM

*** The D.A.S. Audio Convert 15A powered multifunction loudspeaker. ***

Valencia, Spain – WNAMM Booth #7101 and Venue Stage … D.A.S. Audio, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the most demanding sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce that during Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA, the company will feature the new Convert 15A powered multifunction loudspeaker system with variable dispersion and the new SX-218A subwoofers as the main sound reinforcement system on the Venue Stage—located just outside the Arena adjacent to Hall A. These new loudspeakers—part of D.A.S. Audio’s Convert Series—will be central to all activities that take place on the stage. Equally notable, the company will introduce its new Aero 40 line array system.

At 4 PM on Thursday, January 24th—opening day of Winter NAMM 2013—D.A.S. Audio will unveil the new Aero 40 line array system at its booth, #7101 (between Hall A and the Arena). Part of the Aero Series 2 product line, the new Aero 40 is a mid-size, powered line array system utilizing 12-inch and 6-inch transducers for the low and mid frequencies respectively plus dual compression drivers for the highs. D.A.S. Audio encourages members of the press and those with an interest in live sound reinforcement to attend this new product unveiling. more

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BROAMAN NAMES D. PAGAN COMMUNICATIONS ITS PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY OF RECORD IN THE U.S.

BroaMan, a leading German manufacturer of professional digital video, audio and data network solutions with routing, format conversion and management for a variety of markets, including broadcast, post production and AV, is pleased to announce the hiring of D. Pagan Communications (DPC), a leading public relations firm specializing in the high-tech and professional audio/video industries. As BroaMan’s agency of record for the U.S., DPC will launch an integrated public relations campaign, supported by targeted media relations and trade show support for BroaMan, in the region. These efforts will further enhance the company’s brand recognition and expand its visibility within target markets in the U.S.

“BroaMan’s technology is based on a very specific need in the marketplace for cost effective, scalable audio and video fiber transport,” says Tine Helmle, managing director, BroaMan. “Transporting professional high bandwidth 3G/HD/SD-SDI video, audio and control signals reliably for events big, small, live or filmed is an absolute necessity. In order to continue to grow our company, we have turned to D. Pagan Communications. Its team of experts will help increase our brand’s visibility among current and potential customers in the markets we serve, including broadcast, film production and professional AV.”

As its top-of-the-line product, BroaMan’s Repeat platform consists of plug-and-play devices that convert 3G/HD/SD-SDI (or MADI) signals from coaxial cables to fiber and back. Included in the Repeat family are the Repeat48 and Repeat48CWDM, the company’s most powerful yet easy-to-use and cost-effective products that include built-in multiplexers to combine multiple signals onto a single fiber that can also be interfaced to audio and data network systems including Optocore, SANE, MADI and Ethernet. Also included in the product line are the Repeat66 and Repeat33, used for flexible applications, rather than in a plug-in-play situation.

An additional product range of the BroaMan portfolio is the Route series, which includes the Route66 and Route33 devices, both unique and based on an individual customer’s level of complexity and feature requirements. Using a Digital Video Network, the customer can specify the general system performance, the interface layout-based on basic frames-and select special features. As a result, each customer receives a customized system to meet its specific needs.

“With its involvement in world-leading projects such as the 50th Constitution Day in Kuwait and with top international broadcasters including MediaCityUK, Canadian Television (CTV) and Swedish Television – Stockholm (SVT), as well as successful devices such as the Repeat48 system, BroaMan already has a proven reputation in the industry,” says Debra Pagan, DPC founder and president. “Building upon the stellar recognition the company has received from within the broadcast, post-production and AV markets, we look forward to sharing news of the company’s exciting new endeavors and delivering exceptional results in the process.”

About D. Pagan Communications
D. Pagan Communications (DPC) is a New York-based public relations firm specializing in the broadcast, film/cinema, post-production, military, aerospace and government (MAG), medical, house of worship (HOW), pro audio, live sound, installation/pro AV, education, hospitality, music industry (MI) and consumer markets. For more than 17 years, the firm has performed a comprehensive array of services for its market-leading clients, generating press releases, articles, artist profiles, white papers, newsletters and other deliverables, and supporting clients at major trade shows around the globe. Combining excellent writing with a singular dedication to the needs of its clients and the media, DPC has earned a worldwide reputation for producing high-quality work that in turn achieves great results. For more information, visit www.dpagan.com.

About BroaMan
BroaMan, (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) based in München-Gräfelfing, Germany, manufactures infrastructure solutions for broadcast applications such as studios, OB-vans or sporting events. The turnkey solutions convert, transport and route all types of commonly used broadcast signals, including digital and analogue video, audio, intercom, and control data, over a high bandwidth fiber infrastructure. If required, this includes format conversions, e.g. from copper to fiber or from analogue to digital, as well as routing of signals based on automatic or manual rules, up/downscalers, frame synchronisers, and many more features. The company offers customized solutions for every application that requires 3G/HD/SD-SDI video transport or routing – whether a big and complex system for broadcast studio or OB Van, or a simple point to point for a small church or conference hall. For more information visit: www.broaman.com.

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HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays Provide New Inspiration for Creative Audio

NORTHRIDGE, California – Creative Audio is a company that lives up to its name, always on the lookout for new and better products that enable the company to deliver better sound and lighting to its audiences and clients. For years, Creative Audio has supported country, comedy, rock and pop music tours in the U.S. and Canada for artists ranging from Larry the Cable Guy and George Lopez to Trace Adkins for his 2012 “Songs and Stories” tour. Adding HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series line array loudspeakers to its inventory was Creative Audio’s logical next step.

“We own and are very happy with our JBL VERTEC™ VT4888 line array loudspeakers—in fact, we own more than 100 VT4888 and VT4880 subwoofers combined—but our company had grown to the point where we needed to find a line array speaker that was more suited to large concerts,” said Chris Mentzel, Owner of Creative Audio. “JBL’s new VTX Series line arrays were announced around the same time we started looking, so the timing was perfect.”

“We looked at other line arrays but the VTX Series was our first choice, and we knew that if we went with anything else we might regret it,” Mentzel added. “When I found out that other major tour sound companies were starting to use the VTX Series, that also helped with our decision.”

The sheer output of the VTX line array elements is amazing, Mentzel pointed out. “We’re finding that you don’t need to use as many boxes as in the past with other line arrays,” he said. “In that sense, the VTX Series can actually save you money and space. The improved clarity and smoother frequency response are readily noticeable, as is the even coverage pattern.”

“As a sound contractor there’s another practical consideration we have to deal with—our gear has to be rider-friendly,” noted Mentzel. “I think it’s clear that more and more artists, promoters and venues are going to be specifying the VTX Series in light of their exceptional performance.”

Creative Audio has already put its new VTX system to the test at a number of events, including the Southern Illinois Country Fest at the Worldshooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta, Illinois. For the 3-day festival, Creative Audio deployed a left-right configuration of 12 V25 fullsize line array elements per side, while ground-stacking nine G28 subwoofers per side.

“The first night the headliner was Trace Adkins, the second night was Dierks Bentley and the third night was Tim McGraw,” Mentzel said. “Every engineer working the festival loved the system. That was also the very first time we used the rig and we were blown away.”

Creative Audio recently completed a 12-show Christmas tour featuring country music star Martina McBride, which spanned the U.S. and Canada. For these arena dates, Creative Audio provided left-right hangs of 12 V25 line array elements per side, with six G28 ground-stacked subwoofers per side. For shows where additional out fill was required, Creative Audio also supplied 12 VT4888 midsize line array elements per side.

Most recently, Creative Audio provided its VTX system for a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance by folk-rock band The Avett Brothers at the 12,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum Complex in North Carolina. The PA system featured 12 V25 line array elements per side, eight G28 ground-stacked subwoofers per side, with 12 VT4888 line array elements per side for out fill.

“As has been our experience since purchasing the rig, the VTX system filled the arena with no problems,” Mentzel concluded.

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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University of Iowa Installs PixelFLEX LED Curtain for Use in Three Unique Campus Theatre Venues

Featuring three unique theatre venues on campus, the University of Iowa theatre department recently turned to PixelFLEX and its ultra-flexible and extremely portable LED Curtain systems to enhance the school’s live productions. The department recently installed a PixelFLEX 30mm LED Curtain to provide video and graphic elements to its 500-seat pristine theater, as well as the school’s 60′ x 60′ black box modular space and 140-seat theaters.

“We have a production-heavy department, with about 200 undergraduate students and about 40-45 grad students in directing, design, writing, acting and stage management,” said Bryon Winn, the University’s director of theatre. “Each year, we produce about five large-scale main stage shows and then a number of shows on our other stages, so we were looking for a video wall system that we could use between our multiple stages. Ideally, we wanted something that was durable, lightweight and supported here in the United States. With its LED Curtain and offices in Tennessee, PixelFLEX was the answer.”

Featuring 1100 pixels PSM (Per Square Meter) and 1800 brightness, PixelFLEX’s LED Curtain offers the University of Iowa’s theatre department a solution that is easy to set up and operate – videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. For this project, PixelFLEX developed custom-size panels – tailored specifically for the University’s installation – totaling approximately 28.32′ x 15.74′.

Having received the Curtain in October 2012, the theatre department used it in tandem with a black rear production (RP) screen for eight performances of “Spring Awakening.” The system’s performance, according to Winn, was fantastic.

“I had heard of people using an LED wall or panel system and then using an RP screen to soften the look, but I’d never seen it before,” Winn remarked. “We looked at the Curtain raw and then we looked at it behind a soft surface. It was really great.”

As is the case in most performance environments, ease of installation and portability was critical to the student production team. The ability to hang the Curtain video wall on a standard theatrical rigging system without using chain motors, and the fact that the entire system can be folded up and loaded into three or four road boxes added value for Winn and his team.

“Storage and ease of set-up in comparison with other systems we were looking at was important,” Winn admitted. “Knowing that we can load a show in, use the Curtain and then load the show out without any difficulties or significant manpower is wonderful.”

With students scheduled to return to the campus, Winn is excited to see how the theatre department can utilize PixelFLEX’s solution in the modular space and intimate 140-seat facility.

“The black box space doesn’t have a great way of doing RP – there’s just not enough depth in the space,” Winn remarked. “So the ability to hang the LED Curtain in there where we don’t need any depth at all and still be able to generate graphics is of great excitement to our team. People are looking for ways to capitalize on the system’s features to maximize viewer enjoyment.”

Flexible in all directions and exceptionally durable, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect. For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft “Mixing with Professionals” Tour Rolls Through Alexandria, Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — HARMAN’s Soundcraft is kicking off 2013 with new dates for its popular “Mixing with Professionals” (MwP) series, starting with two sessions in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, February 6. Hosting the sessions will be James Lawrenson, front of house engineer for Foster the People and a Soundcraft Vi6 user. The sessions will be held at the headquarters of A/V rental & staging company Audio Visual Actions, Inc. (AVA),

Lawrenson will provide formal training on the Soundcraft Vi Series consoles while discussing his experiences working with Soundcraft equipment. Participants will be given a USB stick so they can save their settings and take them on the road for their next gig, or continue working on their settings using the Soundcraft Virtual Vi offline editor, which is available free on the Soundcraft website.

“The sessions in Portland were hugely successful and it was definitely worthwhile to share my experiences of using Soundcraft consoles in my work with Foster the People,” Lawrenson said. “I believe there is no better way to learn technology than through hands-on training with professionals who are out there in the field, working with the technology every day.”

The MwP sessions will be held on February 6 at AVA at 5641-C General Washington Drive, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Two time slots will be available from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The course is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited. Details are available at usa.soundcraft.com and participants can register via e-mail at Soundcraft-usa@harman.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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Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800s Debut with The Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet, which makes its home in Philadelphia, is shining a new light on its 25th anniversary production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” by using a dozen Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures supplied by Pin Point Lighting in Aston.

One of the nation’s premier ballet companies since 1963, The Pennsylvania Ballet continues the enchanting holiday tradition of staging “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” which is marked by spectacular sets and costumes and appearances by The Philadelphia Boys Choir and local dance students. Pin Point Lighting provides quality lighting equipment rentals, production and design in the Philadelphia area and nationally. Since 2000 the company has been the exclusive professional lighting supplier for The Pennsylvania Ballet.

Pin Point Lighting’s John Duncan, who also serves as assistant electrician with the ballet, suggested the Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800s to lighting designer John Hoey. “We needed to change out from our old fixtures,” Duncan says. “I had looked at the Alpha Spot QWO 800s a couple of months ago and thought they would be great. We try to think ahead and pick fixtures that will be around for the next ten years.”

Clay Paky’s Alpha Spot QWO 800 uses the latest MSR Platinum lamp, an 800W light source that produces an intense sparkling light – brighter even than older 1200W lamps. The Alpha Spot QWO 800 is equipped with optical features placing it at the top of its class, including a very wide zoom range from 7.6º to 55º, a uniform beam distribution at all zoom angles and a unique Stay-Sharp-Zoom feature that locks images in focus while zooming. The fixture is small, lightweight, silent and has low power consumption making it an excellent tool for TV, theater, corporate events and many other demanding lighting applications.

The lights are making their debut with the ballet on the beloved holiday production, which is drawing packed houses. “They are performing perfectly,” Duncan reports.

A.C.T Lighting is the North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “The QWO 800 is one of our newest fixtures and we’re thrilled to see it applied to so many interesting applications such as this one.”

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Irish Theatre Discovers Point Source Audio’s Waterproof Mic

Performs Impeccably in Major Downpours, Renowned Sound Designer Impressed

Petaluma, CA –Last November, Vinny Osborne was on deadline, preparing for Singin’ in the Rain to be performed by the Port Laois Musical Society in Ireland. He had a special need for an earset microphone which could better handle water immersion as well as deliver impeccable audio quality. The celebrated Irish sound designer—who has been nominated 11 times (winning seven) for Best Technical Award by the Association of Irish Musical Societies—got to work. He did his research, performed rigorous testing, and chose Point Source Audio’s CO-5w waterproof microphone for his lead actor.

Point Source Audio's CO-5w Waterproof Microphone

Point Source Audio’s CO-5w Waterproof Earset Mic Performs for Singin’ in the Rain’s Lead Actor

Singin’ in the Rain performed for packed houses and the CO-5w earset never let us down,” Mr. Osborne said. “There were three major downpours during the two-and-one-half hour show,” he explained. The CO-5w waterproof mic has an impressive Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 57, making it ideal for vocalists, theater actors and other performers who need to defend against sweat and makeup. “I would strongly recommend these earset microphones to anyone in a similar circumstance or for any theatrical or broadcast application,” Mr. Osborne stated unequivocally. The renowned sound designer knows quality: over the past 25 years, he and his Sound and Music Company, based near Dublin, have provided expert engineering for events involving such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth and a number of U.S. and Irish Presidents. Other clients have included Riverdance the Show, U2, Bryan Adams, Sinead O’Connor and Tiger Woods.

According to Mr. Osborne, “Not only did the mic withstand the rain, it fits really well and sounds crystal clear. It is a very crisp and very live mic with plenty of level. In fact, we had to back the Sennheiser transmitter sensitivity down quite a bit to handle the input.” Launched by Point Source Audio in April, 2012, the CO-5w is the waterproof version of PSA’S very popular CO-5 omnidirectional earset microphone capable of handling up to 125dB SPL. Due to the rigorous dance routines of the show, Mr. Osborne selected the CO-5w-KIT dual earset microphone which includes a reversible dual-ear mounting accessory, windscreens and clothing clip.

“Point Source Audio’s staff was also great to deal with when helping me to meet my tight deadline,” Mr. Osborne added.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com

About Sound and Music Company
Based near Dublin, Ireland, Sound and Music Company has established quite a resume. Over the past 25 years, it has provided sound design and engineering for events involving such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth as well as a number of U.S. and Irish Presidents. Other clients have included U2, Bryan Adams, Sinead O’Connor and Tiger Woods. Mr. Osborne also toured with Riverdance the Show from 1994-1998. Specializing in theatre and corporate, the company handles all phases of planning and production, including working with the producer, director, and music director, visiting the venues prior to the event, liaising with the local technicians, coming to rehearsals and handling the event itself. For more information, visit www.soundandmusicco.com.

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