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New JVC D-ILA Remote App Turns iPhone, iPad into Projector Remote Control

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced D-ILA Remote, a free app available through the iTunes Store that allows a variety of iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices to serve as a remote control for select JVC D-ILA projectors.

The intuitive interface provides easy access to picture, lens, and 3D settings, as well as other controls and exclusive features not found on the projectors’ supplied remote controls. Plus, the D-ILA Remote system communicates via wireless LAN, not remote sensor, allowing the user to control the projector from virtually any position within the Wi-Fi environment.

“With D-ILA Remote, you can perform simple tasks like changing inputs or execute more advanced operations, such as color management and 3D calibration,” said John Havens, national manager of marketing and communications. “It’s a very convenient way to control and customize your JVC D-ILA projector.”

D-ILA Remote supports the latest JVC Reference Series projectors: DLA-RS46, DLA-RS48, DLA-RS4810, DLA-RS56, and DLA-RS66. The app is compatible with iOS 5.1 and works with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), and iPad (3rd generation). The JVC projector must be connected to the network via wired LAN.

D-ILA Remote can be accessed at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/d-ila-remote/id586871855?mt=8.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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WorldStage Creates iPhone App for the new Broadway Musical “Bare”

Bare The Musical photo by Donyale Werle Salomes Envisage photos by William Cusick.

When projection designer William Cusick wanted to augment his projection design with a unique camera effect for the production of “Bare,” a contemporary rock musical playing at New World Stages in the heart of the Manhattan theater district, he relied on his preferred technology supplier, WorldStage, to come up with a low-cost creative solution.

WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc., had previously teamed with Cusick on a concert workshop called “Salomes Envisage” earlier this year. That production, which required a five-projector videomapped design around the performer, will make its debut in Switzerland in 2013.

“Bare” tells the story of a group of teens coming to grips with issues of identity, sexuality and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. The emotionally-charged tale and its pulsating rock score was first staged in Los Angeles over a decade ago and has had over 100 productions worldwide.

Cusick wanted to move beyond the usual WATCHOUT and projection systems that many Broadway shows, including “Bare,” now employ. But he knew he needed help to create a software app tailored to a specific scene. “One character is asked by another to take his picture with his iPhone. So he aims the phone and slowly the live camera feed from the phone comes up on the concrete wall behind them,” he explains. “Then the character snaps the picture, and we see the frozen video image. That same picture is shown two more times in the show: as a saved screen capture and in a memorial scene after the character dies. So there’s a through-line with the image.”

As a result, WorldStage ended up providing a significant “value-add” in addition to its usual theatrical video system in the form of customized iPhone app. While the company is well-known as one of the most popular technology providers on Broadway, software creation is also one of the facets of the company that clients can utilize.

“Creating this kind of custom application is in our wheelhouse,” says WorldStage account executive Lars Pedersen. “It’s what we like to do.”

WorldStage technology specialist Michael Kohler wrote a custom live-streaming app that met Cusick’s needs for the camera effects. “This app was a perfect example of how I use off-the-shelf software to make something work in the middle,” he says. “We had the concept, we had the equipment and I had to figure out how to get from Point A to Point X. The concept was all Bill [Cusick's]. The artistic end product was the inspiration for it – I just had to find a way to do it.”

Cusick notes that the scene was “such a dramatic stage set piece that it was worth the time and effort to make it happen. Michael’s app surpassed my expectations. It was a pleasure working with Lars and the team, and I look for every opportunity to collaborate with them again.”

In addition to Kohler’s software app, WorldStage also supplied “Bare” with three Christie 10K projectors and an integrated Dataton WATCHOUT package featuring a display computer, production computers and a Dynamic Image Server that supports live streaming.

Sarah Ibrahim was the WorldStage project manager for “Bare.”

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

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LECTROSONICS INTRODUCES DNT BOB 88 DANTE™ BREAKOUT BOX

**** Photo: Lectrosonics DNT BOB 88 Dante™ Breakout Box ****

Rio Rancho, NM – February 2013… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the new DNT BOB 88 Dante Breakout Box for use with the company’s ASPEN Dante network processor or other Dante hardware. The DNT BOB 88 is a high quality, general purpose interface designed to transmit and receive line level analog audio signals via a Dante network. This new breakout box is an outstanding choice for creating a bidirectional digital snake for stage productions, sending audio to a remote recording location in a courtroom complex, or delivering audio to remote amplifiers and loudspeakers in a stadium. more

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