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Extron Now Shipping Select DMP 128 Audio DSP Models with Dante

DMP 128 ATExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DMP 128 AT and DMP 128 C AT audio digital signal processors with Dante network connectivity from Audinate. Both DMP 128 models are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing, and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C AT version also features AEC – acoustic echo cancellation. DMP 128 AT models feature a 56 input by 24 output expansion matrix, providing efficient scalability for creating larger audio matrices over a local area network using standard Internet Protocols. A built-in four-port Gigabit switch provides direct interconnection of multiple DMP 128 AT units. The award-winning DMP 128 Series offers a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator Software allows the DMP 128 to be installed in very little time, with easy-to-learn adjustments that can be heard in real-time.

“These DMP 128 AT models offer a very wide range of possibilities for large-scale audio system designs and future system expansion,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Our customers can employ this scalability and advanced features like AEC for demanding presentation systems.”

DMP 128 AT models provide scalable audio transport over a local area network using standard Internet protocols. Each processor sends out 24 channels of 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio and can receive 56 channels over the network. A built-in four-port Gigabit switch also provides direct interconnection of multiple DMP 128 AT units to create larger, cost-effective audio matrixes. Dante technology distributes a virtually unlimited 512×512 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, or 48×48 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single 100 Mbps Ethernet link, plus integrated control data with extremely low latency. Both Dante and the DMP 128 AT processor’s four-port switch are AVB – Audio Video Bridging ready.

The DMP 128 features Extron ProDSP, engineered from the ground up using a powerful 64-bit floating point DSP engine and studio grade 24-bit converters with 48 kHz sampling. ProDSP is managed by the intuitive DSP Configurator Software, featuring an easy-to-use GUI that allows for complete audio system visualization within a single window. All DMP 128 models include an automixer with gated and gain sharing modes for managing up to eight groups of microphone signals. Select DMP 128 processors feature Extron AEC with eight independent channels of high performance, fast echo cancellation for optimal intelligibility in conferencing applications.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

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K-array Loudspeakers Deliver High Quality Sound at Presidential Inauguration Events

While the spotlight was on President Obama during the public ceremony of his second inauguration held on Monday, January 21st at the U.S. Capitol, there were many private parties, celebrations and events at other high profile institutions in and around D.C. for several days preceding the official event. To support the many festivities, K-array loudspeakers, distributed by Sennheiser, were enlisted to deliver powerful audio.

For All Stage & Sound, Inc., a Laytonsville, MD-based full-service event production company, the presidential inauguration brings with it a packed schedule of high profile corporate events every four years. This year was no exception, as the firm handled staging and production for activities held at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the United States Institute of Peace, The Italian Embassy, Cafe Milano and others.

“We had equipment out everywhere, and it was all being used around the clock at different venues throughout the city,” says Richard O. Benning of All Stage & Sound. The primary loudspeaker systems the company relied on were from Italian manufacturer K-array, which specializes in speakers featuring the best possible sound quality in an extremely small footprint. K-array is a fantastic solution for the kind of work that we do because these speakers are not only stealth and look great, but they sound fantastic as well.”

All Stage & Sound recently fortified its arsenal of K-array systems, anticipating the increased demand for this year’s inaugural activities, says Benning. “We already owned five sets of KR 200s, a pair of KR 400s and a pair of KR 100s. To supplement this for the inauguration, we bought two pairs of the new KR 202s, another pair of the new KR 402s and another pair of the new KR 102s. Everything was being used non-stop.”

The remarkable events included the Italian Embassy, which occurred on Sunday, January 20th and featured singer Cindy Lauper providing the entertainment through a pair of K-array KR 402s. “Everyone was thrilled that there were Italian speakers in the Italian Embassy, yet there was some initial trepidation about the speakers’ small size,” Benning recalls. “By the end of the performance, there were smiles on the faces of all concerned. They said the sound was perfect, and of course the sightlines were outstanding because there was just nothing in the way!”

For the Cyndi Lauper show, All Stage & Sound had set up KR 402s at the left and right of the stage, reinforced by a pair of KR 102s farther down the room, flanked left and right. In environments like the Italian Embassy, or the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Benning says that it is about aesthetics from the very beginning — and this is precisely where the K-array solution shines. From an acoustic perspective, K-array speakers provide optimal gain before feedback and help disperse the sound accurately in difficult acoustic environments.

“Because the K-array speakers have such a wide dispersion pattern, we can put them in corners of rooms and face them inward,” explains Benning. “With the KR 402s, you have a light that gives you a visual indication of where the dispersion begins and ends. You can stand it right in front of a lectern and when you rotate it just slightly, it rejects feedback beautifully.”

“A big portion of what we do is speech, so feedback rejection is a really important consideration,” he continues. “If a CEO or some other dignitary is speaking at an inaugural party or other high profile event, the sound must be absolutely clear and there can be no exception. K-array delivers for us on this level, time and time again.”

Benning also appreciates the portability and ease of set-up in the K-arrays, which saves not only labor costs, but also space requirements: “You can go in with a single truck and throw in a set of KR 202s with only a couple of guys.” Benning also says the K-arrays have smaller power distribution requirements compared to larger, less efficient systems, helping reduce trucking and manpower requirements. “They go in faster and also look cleaner,” he says.

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Boxx TV’s Meridian is Behind the Scenes on Oscar(r)-Nominated Films

Django Unchained, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty Get Boost from Wireless Technology

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Three of this year’s Academy Award(r)-nominated films chose Boxx TV‘s Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast System for reliable, 4:2:2 uncompressed video with zero delay. The Meridian was the system of choice for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, capping a busy year for the company headquartered in the UK, along with its reseller Boxx Communications in Los Angeles.

“We are extremely proud that our technology contributed to the amazing stories told in these Oscar(r)-nominated films,” says Scott Walker, co-founder of Boxx TV. “We understand that everything is important during production. Image quality, reliability, and zero delay are all crucial. The Meridian provides high-image quality consistently, and is highly reliable whether you are shooting in high-desert heat on the hunt for Bin Laden, moving through a free-wheeling Tarantino project, or following the action of a legend like Bond. Working with the production teams of these incredibly accomplished films was an honor and a great experience.”

For those situations that demand high-quality, zero-delay HD and SD live transmission, the Meridian is an affordable alternative to traditional COFDM systems with unprecedented success. The Meridian system uses license-exempt channels.

Django Unchained’s five Oscar(r) nods include Best Picture and Best Cinematography, for last year’s Oscar(r) winner, Robert Richardson, ASC. There were two Boxx Meridian systems and handheld receivers used during the production of the multi-nominated Tarantino project.

Skyfall grabbed a total of five nominations, including one for Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC. The production used five zero-delay Meridian systems, simultaneously, in conjunction with ALEXA cameras supplied by ARRI Media UK.

Also earning five Oscar(r) nominations, Zero Dark Thirty used three systems and handheld receivers. The film’s Oscar(r) nods include one for Best Picture.

Their customers’ nominations come on the heels of one of the company’s busiest years on record. “It is great to be associated with Oscar(r)-nominated projects and we’re thrilled,” adds Mark Walker, owner of Boxx Communications. “That said, we worked on many great projects last year, from feature films, to live coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, to episodic television shows such as Revenge and Modern Family; and on breaking news stories on stations such KABC, KNBC and KTLA. We are dedicated to making sure that our clients have great images, no delay, and an incomparable ease of use every time.”

For more information, visit www.boxx.tv or www.boxxusa.com

About Boxx TV
Boxx TV provides revolutionary microwave broadcast equipment designed around ease of use by technical and industry professionals. This ground-breaking technology has been especially designed for the needs of live-to-air broadcasts, ENG operations and is also ideal for Steadicam, portable field monitoring or video-assist applications. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovations and introducing new technologies into the industry. In 2005 Boxx TV won an Emmy for Engineering Excellence. More information at www.boxx.tv

About Boxx Communications
Boxx Communications is the Los Angeles-based reseller for Boxx TV products, an Emmy(r) Award-winning manufacturer. Boxx Communications provides the broadcast industry with a wide range of innovative digital microwave systems for live broadcasts, as well as Steadicam, portable field, video assist and ENG applications. Boxx is revolutionizing the industry with reliable, cost-effective, and groundbreaking technology. Continually innovating, constantly advancing, Boxx Communications offers impeccable solutions. For more information about Boxx Communications, visit www.boxxusa.com or call 310.287.1285.

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BASSNATION AUDIO HIRES U.S. SALES FIRMS AND ALIGNS WITH L.A. BASED GUITARIST, MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST & PRODUCER DEVIN BRONSON AS SPOKESPERSON

San Diego, CA, February 19, 2013 – BassNation Audio readies its brand and new product, The BlackBox, for retail U.S. sales and marketing as it seeks to interview / hire consumer electronics sales representation firms in N. America.

BassNation started its brand and product awareness building process of their newly announced BlackBox audio system at the grass roots level with key music artist and icons that reviewed and endorsed the performance of their BlackBox audio system. The likes of Aly and AJ, Periphery, Evan Taubenfeld, David Cook, Devin Bronson, Guns N’Roses – Duff McKagen and others tweeted and raved words of high acclaim.

Devin Bronson, LA based rock-and-roll lead guitarist, songwriter and music producer who performs with award-winning recording artists as Avril Lavinge, Kelly Osborne, P!NK, Demi Lovato, American Idol® winner David Cook and others loved the BlackBox so much that he is now appointed the music industry spokesperson for BassNation® Audio.

Devin, an avid music lover and highly successful musician and artist will speak on behalf of BassNation Audio to promote its new BlackBox Speaker System to value-conscience music loving enthusiast tapped into today’s hip music scene and industry.

Devin Bronson commented, “I believe in the essence of Rock-n-Roll and the quality that should go along with it! I am thrilled to work with BassNation Audio as I really like their new BlackBox system, it’s tight and the price, hard to believe. I am excited to work closely with the BassNation team to help expose and grow the BNA brand.”

The BassNation BlackBox speaker system is handcrafted from quality wood wrapped in vinyl and includes metal controls similar to pro-style audio speakers. Comparable to the Marshall Hanwell® loudspeaker priced much higher, the BlackBox sells for only $295.00 U.S., making it an eye opener value – and an ear pleasing choice as a premium performance speaker system.

BassNation Audio is currently seeking to interview and hire U.S. sales and marketing firms to support the sales and servicing for its brick-and-mortar and authorized Internet dealers. Please contact Steffen Meeks if interested in learning more at 888-779-9990.

About BassNations Audio – California based BassNation Audio, Inc., is a group of music enthusiast with a passion for designing and engineering high-quality audio products that accurately recreate live sound and deliver high-performance audio. BassNation’s founder, Steffen “Steff” Meeks, is an industry professional with 28 years of audio experience with top audio brands JBL, Yamaha, Polk Audio, and Acoustic Research and others. For more information, please call Steffen Meeks at 888-779-9990 or www.bassnationaudio.com.

Company Contact: Steffen Meeks, BassNation Audio at Tel: 888-779-9990 or steffen@bassnations.com

Press inquiries: Roberta Lewis, Roberta Lewis & Associates at Tel: 713-665-8758 or roberta@robertalewis.com
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Revolabs Products on Display at Enterprise Connect 2013

Revolabs
Enterprise Connect 2013
Booth 1722

Company Quote:
“This year at Enterprise Connect, we will highlight the ultimate wireless solutions for unified communications in any environment including conference rooms or executive and home offices of any size. On display will be the award-winning Revolabs FLX wireless conference phone and Fusion wireless microphone system. Not only do these units provide unmatched audio quality and wireless flexibility, but they integrate with virtually any video conferencing system. In addition, we will have a few surprise product debuts in store for visitors to our booth.” — JP Carney, CEO at Revolabs more

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DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic Makes Its Rental Debut

After a live try-out of DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone at London’s Royal Festival Hall, sound production and rental company RNSS was so impressed with their performance that it has placed an order for six of the new d:facto II Vocal Microphones.

RNSS specified DPA d:facto Vocal Microphones as part of the audio equipment for the London Jazz Festival, an annual event produced in association with BBC Radio 3. Hailed as the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, The London Jazz Festival featured artists such as Herbie Hancock and Lucinda Williams.

Richard Nowell, director of RNSS, says: “We have had a long association with DPA Microphones and already carry a large stock of the company’s products. I was intrigued by the new d:facto Vocal Microphone and was keen to try it out. The Jazz Festival gave us the perfect opportunity to put it through its paces. We borrowed two d:factos from DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network and used them as high end alternatives to our usual vocal mics. They performed flawlessly and delivered exceptional sound that was much appreciated by the artists and the sound crew.

“Their ability to filter out unwanted noise meant that we could safely use them for singers who were performing in front of an orchestra without the risk of their vocals being drowned out.”

One of the artists who used DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone was Kris Kristofferson who performed at the Royal Festival Hall shortly after the Jazz Festival.

“We had hung onto the microphones because we liked them so much and wanted to use them for Kris’s concert,” Nowell says. “Kris is interested in sound and is always open to trying something new. He really liked the structure and tonal quality of the d:facto and was very happy with the results it delivered.”

Equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications, DPA’s new d:facto II Vocal microphone offers an extraordinarily natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling, giving users unlimited possibilities for their performances. In addition to use with the new wired DPA handle, the d:facto provides singers and engineers with the added benefit of a state-of-the-art adapter system that allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems including Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser. The d:facto provides improved audio performance as it is superbly linear in frequency and phase, both on- and off-axis, while its impressive definition and accuracy reproduces a singer’s voice effortlessly.

RNSS will be taking delivery of its new DPA d:facto Vocal Microphones in a few weeks time and is already anticipating plenty of interest.

“We have decided to buy six of the new d:facto II microphones so that we can use them with our existing wireless systems,” Richard Nowell adds. “We see huge potential for these microphones as rental items because they are so versatile. The adapter system will give our customers plenty of options as they can either use a wired DPA handle or the professional wireless system of their choosing, with no loss in the sound quality.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Line Array Series Wins GOOD DESIGN™ Award From the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design

JBL Professional’s VTX line array loudspeakers (including the V25, pictured) earned a 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced that its VTX Series line array loudspeakers have won a 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is the world’s most prestigious, recognized and oldest design awards program and covers new products designed and manufactured in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

“We are honored to have received a GOOD DESIGN award for our JBL VTX Series loudspeakers,” said Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound for JBL. “This award validates our efforts to create a new standard in line array technology with a series of products that exemplify the goal of ergonomic, innovative design in the service of exceptional audio performance.”

The JBL VTX Series is the company’s new flagship range of line array loudspeakers and subwoofers for tour and installed sound and incorporate JBL’s most advanced components, materials and technologies. At the heart of VTX is the D2 Dual Driver, a revolutionary device developed by JBL that dramatically improves the sound and performance of high frequencies. The D2 driver operates in conjunction with a host of additional JBL technologies to set new standards in fidelity, clarity, power density and musical accuracy in professional sound reinforcement applications.

For more information on the GOOD DESIGN Awards, please visit www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/

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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

Bexel Rolls Out The Red Carpet For E! Entertainment Television’s Live Awards Show Coverage

BURBANK, CA, FEBRUARY 20, 2013—With awards season well underway, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is in full force—providing E! Entertainment Television with the field equipment and engineering support it requires for the live broadcast of some of Hollywood’s most renowned awards shows. Bexel’s equipment and dedicated engineers successfully supported the network’s coverage of the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Grammy Awards, and will be behind the scenes for the upcoming Academy Awards® as well.

With awards shows, Bexel must take multiple filming locations into consideration, including the red carpet, lobby and post-show area. As a result, Bexel’s custom rental packages can be quite extensive, including monitors for production use (talent), program feeds and monitors for on-air support and decoration. To ensure all the technical components run smoothly throughout an awards show telecast, two Bexel engineers are staffed onsite to manage intercoms, talent mics and IFBs. In addition, Bexel provides a voice over translation package utilized at the E! main studio for live translation into French and German.

For the 2013 awards show season, Bexel has supplied E! with multiple systems-based solutions, including a selection of intercoms and accessories from Clear-Com and RTS. Bexel custom packages for the awards have also included on-air and production monitoring, multiple channels of RF microphones from Sennheiser and production servers from EVS. To ensure all wireless devices operate without interference or loss of signal, Bexel employs a frequency coordination service for E! when necessary.

“As the most knowledgeable live-event resource and systems integration-driven provider in the world, we take pride in delivering unparalleled creative solution designs and total quality of service to all of our clients, including E!,” says Greg Bragg, regional sales director, Bexel. “In addition to our technical acumen and experience, we are committed to bringing these tenets to everything we do.”

E! Entertainment Television is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment™
For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Service provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

Sonnet Technologies at BVE 2013:

Echo(TM) Express Thunderbolt(TM) Expansion Family for PCI Express(R) Cards
Sonnet’s award-winning Echo(TM) Express family of Thunderbolt(TM)-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion chassis enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any computer equipped with a Thunderbolt port. On display at BVE 2013 will be several Echo Express chassis-based workflow solutions featuring pro cards from Avid(R), Blackmagic Design, Red Digital Cinema, RME, Universal Audio, and Sonnet. The Echo Express Pro, which supports two standard-width, full-length x16 PCIe 2.0 cards, or one double-width, full-length card, now provides an auxiliary power connector and compatibility with Avid Pro Tools(R)|HDX PCIe cards. The newest member of the line is the Echo Express II, which supports two half-length (up to 7.25 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x16 cards. Also featured is the Echo Express SE, a value-priced model that is light and compact, supporting a single half-length (up to 6.6 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x8 card. All Echo Express systems enable the use of compatible full-size professional video capture, audio interface, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA HBA and RAID controller cards with iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), or MacBook Pro(R) computers. Plus, all Echo Express chassis feature dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy-chaining of devices.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/echo_express_ii_tb_chassis.zip
Photo Caption: Echo(TM) Express II

xMac(TM) mini Server
Sonnet’s award-winning xMac(TM) mini Server securely mounts a Mac(R) mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 slots — with a 100W power supply for installed cards — to enable users to harness the power of full-size pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire(R), and RAID controller cards. Temperature-controlled fans deliver strategic airflow to cool the enclosure that fits easily into any 19-inch or deeper rack. Two Thunderbolt(TM) ports — one to connect the PCIe slots to the Mac mini and a second for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt devices — are included. A USB 3.0 port and a power button on the front panel allow operation of the system without requiring access to the back of the computer. Panel-mount HDMI(R), Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB 3.0 cables are included to connect the ports on the back of the Mac mini to ports on the back of the xMac mini Server for convenient external connection. One Thunderbolt cable is also included. On display at BVE 2013 will be an xMac mini Server with a Blackmagic Design Decklink Quad video capture and playback card installed, with additional Thunderbolt adapters daisy-chained to the xMac mini Server.

Photo Caption: xMac(TM) mini Server
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/xmac_mini_images_newest.zip

Qio(TM) Family of Media Readers/Writers
Sonnet will feature its Qio(TM) line of desktop and portable professional, high-speed media readers/writers. The Qio is the industry’s first universal device that supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact high-performance device, reading from and writing to just about any memory card — SxS, P2, CompactFlash(R), SDHC(TM) and SDXC(TM) — all at high speed. Also highlighted at BVE 2013 will be the Qio CF4, the first four-slot CompactFlash (CF) memory card reader supporting concurrent file ingest from all four slots. Sonnet will demonstrate at BVE 2013 a new Thunderbolt interface option for the Qio, Qio CF4, and Qio E3 (an SxS card reader) that enables the use of these products with any computer with a Thunderbolt port, including the iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), and MacBook Pro(R) computers. In addition, Sonnet will display the Qio MR, the industry’s first compact mobile rack-mounted device for PCs to support all major HD video memory card formats, with the ability to transfer data from all cards concurrently. The Qio MR provides a convenient and high-speed alternative to stand-alone card readers and various adapters for videographers and studios alike.

Tempo(TM) SSD and Tempo SSD Pro High-Performance 6Gb/s PCIe 2.5-Inch SSD Cards
The Tempo(TM) SSD and Tempo SSD Pro are PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 SATA cards to which one or two solid-state drives (SSDs) can be directly attached, with the assembly installing neatly into a single PCIe slot without requiring cables or drivers. Unlike other PCIe SSD cards, the Tempo SSD Pro and Tempo SSD utilize widely available 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (sold separately), giving users great flexibility in selecting the SSD capacity and performance that best suit their needs and budget, as well as the option to upgrade easily as required. Both cards have been updated to support booting in Mac Pro(R) (Early 2008 and newer) computers. The Tempo SSD features a unique modular design, allowing the card to be used in a half-length or full-length card configuration, with one or two SSDs, respectively. This card supports read speeds up to 660 MB/s. The full-length Tempo SSD Pro features a high-performance 6 Gb/s SATA controller and supports read speeds up to 960 MB/s.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/tempo_ssd_w_ssds.zip
Photo Caption: Tempo(TM) SSD — 6 Gb/s SATA PCI Express(R) 2.5-Inch SSD Host Card

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/tempo_ssd_pro_w_ssds.zip
Photo Caption: Tempo(TM) SSD Pro — 6 Gb/s SATA PCI Express(R) 2.5-Inch SSD Host Card

Company Quote:

“As the U.K.’s largest exhibition for broadcast professionals, BVE 2013 is the ideal forum for us to support our distributor, Holdan, in highlighting Sonnet’s Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion solutions which facilitate mobile and on-location workflows using the portable computers engineers have come to rely on. This is accomplished through integration with a host of complementary cards from manufacturers such as Avid, Blackmagic Design, Red Digital Cinema, RME, Universal Audio, and others.”
– Greg LaPorte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Sonnet Technologies

Company Overview:

About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable portable, desktop, and rackmount RAID storage solutions. For more than 25 years, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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Mid-America Sound to Host Yamaha CL Digital Audio Console Orientation

Mid-America Sound will hold a Yamaha CL Series Orientation/Learning Session and Open House on
Wednesday, February 27 from 1:00 – 8:00 pm

6643 West 400 North, Greenfield, Indiana

Learn about the Yamaha CL Series
from Yamaha Representative Mike Eiseman

Refreshments and snacks will be served from 4pm to 8pm.

For registration and information visit, http://midamericasound.eventbrite.com/

RSVP Jason Wells at Jason@midamericasound.com or call 317-947-9980.

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