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Professional Wireless Systems RF Coordination Puts Signal Interference Out of Bounds at 2013 NBA All-Star Game

HOUSTON, FEBRUARY 26, 2013—Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company, and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live, broadcast events and installations, provided frequency coordination for all wireless microphones, intercoms, in-ear monitors, IFB systems and player mics for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This marks the seventh year PWS provided RF support for the NBA All-Star Game weekend. In addition to the game itself, PWS also handled frequency coordination for the NBA’s Jam Session at the George R. Brown Convention Center, as well as all other official events, including the Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shootout.

With an event like the NBA All-Star Game, production staff must carefully coordinate all wireless technologies to ensure their frequencies do not interfere with one another. To this end, PWS began strategizing its frequency coordination for the NBA All-Star Game weeks before the actual game. “The NBA is extremely proactive in regards to RF communications and we work closely with them leading up to the All-Star weekend so we are well-prepared going in,” says Brooks Schroeder of PWS. “Once we actually got on site, we were able to move users around the spectrum as needed to ensure things operated smoothly without interruption.”

The PWS team was responsible for managing close to 500 frequencies at the Toyota Center in Houston, a large television market with a heavily saturated spectrum. Facing this reduced amount of spectrum space, PWS took extra care to stay on top of all users to ensure they were working within the guidelines.

For the All-Star Game, the NBA provided an in-house 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi system. PWS was tasked with coordinating and managing the system—tracking down uncoordinated and rogue devices to help maintain good signal and data flow. Once located and identified, the individuals or clients who were out of compliance were asked to shut down or move to an acceptable Wi-Fi channel.

In addition to frequency coordination, PWS collaborated with Quantum Q5X to manage the player microphones for the All-Star Game. Quantum Q5X provided its QT-5000 Microphone System, which users can control remotely and wirelessly. Sewn into the jerseys of eight of the players, the rechargeable, flexible and customized QT-5000 transmitters allowed game broadcasters to build packages that could be rolled into the game, and provided audio for NBA Films productions to use for archival purposes and any future shows. The rubberized, flexible, water-and-sweat-resistant QT-5000 body pack will not injure the player even if he falls on it or takes a direct hit. John Garrido from PWS and Quantum Q5X’s Mark Donkers managed the system together.

The antenna system utilized for the player mics was the PWS Domed Helical which is a new standard in wireless antenna performance and physical presence. The antenna combines the highly successful circular polarization configuration pioneered by the original PWS Helical, but with the unit sealed within a unique new compact “domed” design. This provides robust, uncompromised multichannel wireless microphone, in-ear and intercom wireless connectivity. Constructed from rugged polycarbonate, PWS’s Domed Helical is designed to hold up to considerable road-related abuse.

“The NBA All-Star Game and associated events are always challenging for us, but our team has extensive experience in coordinating large events and does a fantastic job,” adds Jim Van Winkle, general manager of PWS. “We look forward to working on this event each year.”

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

Christie MicroTiles Create Beautiful Motion-Responsive Video Wall at San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Digital Art Wall Panorama Controlled With Custom Content Management Program Developed By Obscura Digital

Making an impact in San Francisco, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities, isn’t easy but Christie® and Obscura Digital have done just that with a striking panoramic display of 160 Christie® MicroTiles® installed in the lobby of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters. The SFPUC Digital Arts Wall is a seamless curved digital canvas that provides an interactive educational experience for the public and an infrastructure for new content to be continually updated. Four feet tall and 58 feet long with a native resolution of 62 million pixels, the 4-units tall by 40-units long Christie MicroTiles video wall displays high‐resolution data and graphic visualizations – including the unfolding history of the SFPUC, an interactive platform that includes real-time news and ambient music.

Christie Microtiles in Lobby of San Francisco Power Utilities Commission


Christie and Obscura Digital Create Customized Solution
“We needed to create something that would be beautiful and stand up over time in terms of resolution and technology, and also create something that could be updated easily by the SFPUC,” said Nathan Houchin, technical director, Obscura Digital. “So we created a custom content management program for them where they can upload new information very effectively and efficiently via their communications department.”

“Our goal was an interactive educational experience that could excite both young and old alike. We wanted a flexible and innovative platform that could connect people to the past and future story of our water, power and sewer systems,” said Tyrone Jue, director of communications, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. “We looked at several different display technologies for this project. We eventually settled on Christie MicroTiles because of the minimal seams left between each tile, ease of installation with our curved wall, and excellent image contrast and brightness.”

For the MicroTiles curved wall, Obscura Digital designed and engineered four customized interactive experiences with motion responsive visuals and sound effects including: ‘Snowfall to Outfall,’ ‘Media Stream,’ ‘Dashboard,’ and ‘Interactive Art Mode.’ Each presentation provides an educational and entertaining platform for SFPUC employees and visitors to learn more about the history, art, current issues and goals of the SFPUC.

“We worked with rp Visual Solutions and they helped us design and build a superstructure pedestal that the Christie MicroTiles sit on. Due to the sequence of construction, we were required to install the pedestal three months before the MicroTiles installation and it got framed around the MicroTiles,” added Houchin. “Everything was very, very tight so checking tolerances and double-checking that everything was on spec was critical. With the ultramodern look and feel of the wall, there was no room for error.”

Illustrating the importance of the entire water system, and the PUC’s place within it, is a diorama created by a local artist depicting the key elements of the city’s water system. Through an agreement with the San Francisco Arts Commission, artwork done by local artists is displayed on a revolving basis, turning the display wall into a constantly changing digital canvas.

“The city of San Francisco is lucky to have such clean and healthy drinking water,” added Houchin, “The SFPUC does a good job of being stewards of this vital system that’s so important to the vitality of the Bay Area and the panorama shows all the types of infrastructure that are necessary to make this sort of water system work. Water doesn’t come from a tap first; this (MicroTiles) display helps people make that connection.”

Houchin’s team was given a strict energy budget they couldn’t exceed for the display wall and its custom playback system.

“We did look at other display technologies – projection and other modular displays – but we calculated that if we ran the Christie MicroTiles wall for a certain amount during the day, we could stay within the energy budget.”

Christie MicroTiles bright, color-rich and flawless images are the perfect digital technology for creating impressive displays in lobbies, briefing centers and at corporate events. Christie MicroTiles are more durable, reliable and serviceable than traditional display technologies and with their impressively small carbon footprint, Christie MicroTiles are an ideal choice for LEED projects, and for any building where environmental standards must be met.

“We chose Christie MicroTiles because we didn’t want to sacrifice resolution or be concerned about off-axis viewing and serviceability. An additional benefit of using MicroTiles to help achieve LEED Platinum certification is that the product has no consumables,” said Houchin. “Everything can be recycled and we wanted something that produced the least amount of waste possible. We can sell the Christie MicroTiles’ sustainability to our clients. This display is a really neat crossroads of institutional and public space and how we can use technology to entertain and educate. It’s a showcase piece for us and we really worked hard to make it shine and make it something Obscura and the city of San Francisco is proud of.”

“Our digital arts wall is an artistic and technological masterpiece fitting of the nation’s greenest office building. It serves as a major focal point for the entire building and always leaves our visitors amazed,” concluded Jue. “They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. This digital video wall is worth at least 10,000 words on a bad day.”

GC Pro Offers Neve Genesys Console with New EQ Option

— GC Pro, exclusive U.S. Genesys distributor, also offers special pricing on a fixed configuration of the acclaimed console for a limited time —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, along with AMS Neve, is pleased to announce a new EQ option, 88R-style four-band EQ, for the Neve Genesys (www.gcpro.com/genesys.html), a custom-crafted, expandable digitally controlled analog recording console that incorporates digital workstation control. This new EQ option is an alternative to the classic 1084 EQ option currently available. Exclusively distributed in the U.S. by GC Pro, the Genesys was designed to address the new realities of the modern professional audio industry for music and postproduction, while building on Neve’s 50 years of accumulated technical heritage.

Highly valued by recording professionals, Genesys consoles are the only console available boasting genuine 1073 mic pre transformers. While often imitated, there’s only one true Neve console. To celebrate the console’s popularity and the new EQ option, GC Pro is offering a very special price on a fixed configuration of Genesys console: $75,000 for a limited time, until the end of March 2013, that’s over a 25% discount!

Specially-priced Genesys configuration:

24-fader/48 input console (in a sub-fitted 32-fader frame)
24 channels fitted with 1073 mic preamps
24 channels fitted with the new EQ option
8 channels of Dynamics
Motorized faders, with Encore automation software.
Total Recall software

Please click this link to find out more info or connect directly to a GCPro Account Manager: www.gcpro.com/genesys.html.

Additionally, during this promotion, GC Pro will be offering console trade-ins towards the purchase of any Neve Genesys.

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Leading Drummers Choose Auralex® HoverMat™ and HoverDeck™

— Products offer superior isolation, reducing coloration from floor resonance and enhancing musicality —

Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, is proud to see an increasing number of prominent drummers using the HoverMat™ Isolation Platform and HoverDeck™ Isolation Riser. Used together or separately, these two products isolate a drum set from the floor or a hollow stage, reducing coloration from floor resonance by decoupling the drum kit, thereby resulting in a tighter, more pure sound for both studio and live applications.

Acclaimed drummer Van Romaine, whose credits include Steve Morse Band and Enrique Iglesias, has integrated HoverMat and HoverDeck into his setup for both studio and stage work. He says, “The HoverDeck/HoverMat combo is the perfect addition to my recording studio and my drum riser for touring. The first thing I noticed was the crisp sound of my drums with no extra vibrations from outside sources. The second was how they very easily eliminated any imperfections in the flooring of my studio, enabling me to play with more confidence.”

Another HoverDeck/HoverMat user is Doug Yowell, who has played with such star songwriter/artists as Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega, Ari Hest and more. He is currently a key part of Vega’s touring band. He notes, “The HoverDeck in combination with the HoverMat was a game-changer for me. I couldn’t believe how resonant the drums were. I didn’t have to add any plug-ins to enhance the bottom end. The isolation did everything I could have hoped for and more. I have to say…I can’t imagine going back to the sound I had before. These products are really well thought-through and engineered.”

Aaron Comess, founding member of GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum alternative act The Spin Doctors, also has an expansive list of other credits including Edie Brickell, Aaron Neville, Natasha Bedingfield, Joan Osborne, Andrea Bocelli and more. He also enjoys a vibrant career as a solo artist and collaborator in New York City’s jazz, experimental and singer-songwriter scenes. He adds, “The HoverDeck with the HoverMat have really improved the drum sounds we’re getting in the studio. It takes the floor out of the equation and cleans up much more than you would think.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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UNLV Thomas & Mack Center Upgrades to HD with ABS

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has upgraded its control room to full HD production with equipment purchased through ABS. Primarily, the new system is used for in-house video scoreboard presentations, though some projects are produced for live and on-demand streaming.

Brian Williams, video facilities manager, said the center installed an HD-compatible video scoreboard about five years ago, but a full HD upgrade was out of reach at that time. The recent HD upgrade included a Ross Carbonite 2M switcher, Fujinon XA50x9.5BESM HD telephoto box style lens, and Utah Scientific UTAH-100/UDS router from ABS.

Home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball and Lady Rebels women’s basketball teams, the Thomas & Mack Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The new equipment was used for the first time when the center hosted the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA basketball game on Oct. 19. The system was also in place for last year’s National Finals Rodeo and some UNLV graduation ceremonies in December, and is currently being used for all home basketball games.

UNLV purchased equipment from ABS and other sources, but installation and integration, as well as the center’s control room remodel, was handled in house. Williams said ABS was very customer service driven and offered competitive pricing. “Their knowledge of the equipment was what sealed the deal for us to do business with ABS,” he added.

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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GRAMMY® Awards Show Uses Audio-Technica Microphones for 16th Straight Year

— Audio-Technica provided over 250 mics for the live broadcast of the GRAMMY® Awards, as A-T maintains its definitive presence at high-profile awards shows —

For the 16th year in a row, Audio-Technica microphones appeared on the GRAMMY® Awards Show, known throughout the industry as Music’s Biggest Night®. This year, the 55th Annual GRAMMYs, held February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featured a wide selection of artists from various genres of music. For the live show and broadcast, Audio-Technica supplied over 250 of its acclaimed microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems.

The GRAMMY Awards ceremony itself has garnered widespread notice throughout the years as it continually raises the standard for broadcast entertainment. The EMMY®-winning production was the first major awards show to venture into HDTV and 5.1 surround sound, and it was outfitted with the most advanced tools to ensure the highest fidelity for the evening’s performances. Audio professionals continually select Audio-Technica microphones to achieve exceptional quality amidst the ever-increasing sonic demands of the show’s musical portions. The team working on this year’s GRAMMYs featured many top-tier contributors who returned to ensure the success of this landmark event.

The sound system was provided by ATK AudioTek with FOH (front-of-house) Engineers Ron Reaves and Mikael Stewart, with the house audio supervised by Leslie Ann Jones, a prominent member of the Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy®. New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company M3 (Music Mix Mobile) were onsite with their Eclipse and Horizon trucks to create the music mix, facilitated by Broadcast Music Mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling, while Tom Holmes was responsible for the overall broadcast mix. The broadcast audio was supervised by Hank Neuberger, also a leading member of The Recording Academy® Producers and Engineers Wing®. Michael Abbott returned as Audio Coordinator, and M3’s Joel Singer served as Engineer-in-Charge for the Eclipse broadcast mix truck, while M3’s Mark Linett served as Engineer-in-Charge in the offline Horizon remix truck.

For the home audience, CBS once again delivered the most advanced form of HDTV, with 1,080 lines of picture resolution and 5.1-channel surround sound. To meet the sonic demands of this format, the audio engineers and music mixers employed a wide range of Audio-Technica microphones for the GRAMMY Awards.

Artists who performed throughout the evening using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System and AEW-T6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter included Wiz Khalifa and Miguel, as well as T-Bone Burnett. Elton John used a hard-wired AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone for his vocals. Jack White and his duet partner Ruby Amanfu used an AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone, as did jazz performers Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett and Stanley Clarke.

The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included additional AT4050’s for timpani, overheads, guitar cabinets and horns; ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone for bass amp; ATM25/LE Hypdercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone for toms; AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for hi-hat, ride and overheads; AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone for overheads; AT4047/SV Cardioid Condenser Microphone for guitar cabinets; ATM350 Cardioid Condenser Clip-On Microphone for horns, timbale and strings; ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for snare bottom and tambourine; and AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone for kick drum.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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Aphex® Deepens Its Relationship with the Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program at St. Petersburg College

— Leading audio processing product developer and innovative pro audio and music industry education center have a shared vision of how technology and academia can work together to the enhanced benefit of the school, the students and the quality of sound —

Aphex®, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, has deepened its unique relationship with the Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) program at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The MIRA program, which was launched four years ago with a dozen students and offers an accredited Associate of Science degree in a well-integrated curriculum of audio sciences and business acumen, now has between 250 and 300 students per semester in the program, and plans to launch a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in 2014. For the last two years, the MIRA program has collaborated closely with Aphex, using products including the Aural Exciter®, 500 Series EQ, Aphex Channel, Aphex Dominator II and Compellor® processors, as well as the HeadPod 4™ headphone amplifier, all integrated into MIRA’s pro audio curriculum. As new products become available, Aphex shares them with MIRA, providing the program’s students with state-of-the-art technology that offers them access to equipment identical to that being used in commercial facilities. At the same time, the faculty and students of MIRA regularly provide insightful feedback into how those products perform under the singular pressures of an academic environment. It’s a relationship from which everyone benefits, most of all the students.

This mutually beneficial association has come about because of the shared vision of Mark Matthews, Lead Instructor of the MIRA program, and Aphex wanting to bring the “real world” of recording and music to students. “At MIRA, we approach learning about audio arts and the music industry in an experiential, hands-on way, and Aphex has been a significant partner in how we go about that,” says Matthews. “That we work so well together stems from the fact that both Robin and I came to where we are now from being musicians and from working in various aspects of the music industry. Our visions of how best to teach about sound and improve sound are very much in synch.”

Aphex COO, Robin Sibucao agrees, adding, “Mark Matthews has the perfect combination of experience, talent and vision to lead their unique MIRA Program. Matthews is pioneering a new educational path to prepare students not only to enter the industry’s workplace but also to grow and sustain within the many segments of the audio industry. We are thrilled that Aphex and MIRA have developed such a great working relationship and that we can be a part of helping the audio professionals of the future in such a powerful program. And as the students learn using our product, Aphex also learns while watching them use those products – we get to see how an entirely new generation of pro audio professionals looks at its tools.”

As the relationship enters its next stage, Sibucao points to MIRA’s new MYRA Radio Network, an internet-based radio station broadcasting from the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus. The station is a multi-format platform completely managed and programmed by students, who produce their own programs and have complete creative control over the content. The HeadPod 4 is now an integral part of the station’s infrastructure, thanks to its four stereo power amplifiers and switchable multi-source inputs (including SPDIF) that make it a perfect fit for the needs of MIRA’s new broadcast center. The MYRA Radio Network will create another platform in which MIRA’s students and faculty can work together, but it’s also another level in a deepening relationship that’s totally student-focused, says Matthews. “It’s about how best to integrate not only Aphex products, but also all relevant production equipment, into the student workflow at MIRA. From this dialog, a new way of thinking has been developed regarding how educational institutions and manufacturers can work together in a mutually beneficial relationship.”

For more information please visit http://www.aphex.com.

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Auralex® Now Shipping ProPAD™ and ProPAD XL™ Monitor Isolators

— ProPAD™ and ProPAD XL™ are designed for decoupling monitors and reducing structural vibrations —

Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is now shipping its ProPAD™ and ProPAD XL™ Monitor Isolation Pads from its ISO (Instant Sound Optimizer) line.

The ProPAD is a premium-performance variant on Auralex’s popular MoPAD™. The ProPAD features a durable, three layer highly damped construction with increased durability and structural integrity, and provides superior isolation from the vibrations and resonant energy created by studio monitors. The ProPAD prevents this energy from being transmitted into the supporting furniture, which would greatly color the monitors’ sound and degrade their imaging. The ProPAD is sold in stereo pairs and is designed to work with monitors employing up to 8″ woofers. ProPAD’s updated design features a 0.75″ layer of Melamine-wrapped MDF covered with a thick layer of Auralex’s proprietary IsoPuck™ isolation material, which is made of recycled rubber. Six stick-on feet, also made from IsoPuck material, are supplied for flat or angled applications. The ProPAD is the perfect solution for decoupling monitors and reducing structural vibration in all manner of sound-critical spaces, including recording studios, post-production/edit suites, mobile recording facilities, hi-fi listening rooms, home theaters or anywhere a monitor/speaker isolation platform is needed to improve sonic purity.

The ProPAD XL speaker isolation product is a larger version of the award-winning ProPAD. The XL version is designed to work with horizontally oriented, twin woofer monitors and provides the same isolation qualities found in the popular ProPAD. ProPAD XL is the perfect solution for decoupling monitors and reducing structural vibration from larger format monitor speakers.

Features:

Increased midrange resolution
Deeper, more focused soundstage
Improved low-frequency definition
Angle adjustable to optimize listening axis
Significant reduction of extraneous mechanical resonance

Product Specifications:

Dimensions:
ProPAD – 8” wide x 13” deep x 2.125” thickness
ProPAD XL – 19” wide x 13” long; 2.125” thickness
Construction 3/4” Melamine-wrapped MDF base
Isolation 3/8” ISO-Plate™ slip-resistant top
Includes user-configurable Platfoam™ dual wedge base
Durable Melamine Finish
Slip-resistant ISO-Plate™ Top
Non-metal Construction – No Inherent Resonance

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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GC Pro Is a Great Fit for Fit Revolution

— New Boston-area fitness center relied on GC Pro to outfit it with the best sound for spinning —

Fit Revolution, an indoor cycling studio and “boot camp” fitness-training facility that opened last September in the Boston suburb of North Reading, keeps its hundreds of members in great shape with 22 stationary bicycles in its 800-square-foot studio. It also is one more example of how Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has helped a wide range of establishments, from restaurants to retail, get the right AV systems that fit the way they work and help boost their business.

GC Pro Senior Account Manager PK Pandey was referred to Fit Revolution Owner Michelle O’Connor by a colleague for whom GC Pro had recently installed a new sound system. “PK and I talked a bit about what I wanted to accomplish, and he seemed to understand it perfectly,” says O’Connor, who was also the PT Director at the Reading YMCA for four years. “I told PK that I had a budget to work with but that I was willing to pay for quality. I just trusted him to know what had to be done, and it turned out perfectly.”

Says Pandey, who heads up GC Pro’s Boston location, “Michelle and I had one meeting and we hit it off. I knew exactly what she was looking to do and how to help her achieve that. She now has the best sound system in a fitness club I know of. It sounds amazing.”

At Fit Revolution, GC Pro spec’ed and installed four Electro-Voice® EVID™ 8.2 Ceiling Series speakers and two Electro-Voice EVID 10.1 subwoofers, all powered through an Electro-Voice CPS2.6 amplifier and controlled via a Yamaha MG12 mixer. In addition, GC Pro installed a pair of American DJ® Mega Bar™ LED lights. “I liked that PK chose to use ceiling speakers,” O’Connor points out. “I’ve seen other fitness installations where the speakers are put in the corners and that tends to look cluttered and take up valuable floor space. PK recognized that floor space is part of the business model for a fitness center, so putting the speakers in the ceiling was the best way to go.”

O’Connor says the feedback from her clients about the sound quality has been great, as has GC Pro’s follow-up. “If there’s ever an issue, PK is right here with the solution,” she says. “It’s been a great experience working with GC Pro. I’m glad someone recommended them to me, and I’ll be happy to do the same for someone else.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Wowza Media Systems 2013 NAB Show Preview

Wowza Media Systems
2013 NAB Show — April 8 — 11
Booth SU11007

Executive Quote:
“As today’s content consumers embrace the benefits of streaming media on any Internet-connected device, broadcasters are left with the challenge of supporting a multiplatform global media environment. This year at the NAB Show, we are excited to be introducing enhancements to Wowza Media Server that continue to enable greater audience reach through online video delivery. Thanks to exciting new innovations such as full compliance for the MPEG-DASH streaming standard and enhanced content security, Wowza continues to be a leader in providing forward-thinking solutions designed to address the opportunities of an ever-evolving video ecosystem. Our enhancements provide broadcasters with more efficient workflows, and increased security and compliance for expanding their audience and allowing them to experience the highest quality of video on the device of their choice.” — Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza Media Systems CEO and Cofounder

Wowza Media Systems at the 2013 NAB Show:
At the 2013 NAB Show, attendees will experience the premiere of several new additions to Wowza Media Server(R) which continue to enable reach to the largest possible audience with simplified streaming workflows. The Wowza Media Server revolutionizes media delivery with reliable, cost-effective, secure streaming across the broadest array of devices. With full support for MPEG-DASH, the software can provide the highest quality experience to viewers while reducing costs and streamlining the infrastructure for content providers. For the latest in security, Wowza offers new built-in content protection, secure key exchange with multiple DRM providers and a new StreamLock(TM) AddOn for easy, secure RTMPS. Additionally, enhanced closed captioning enables content providers to adhere to streaming standards for live events and television programs distributed over the Internet. Wowza will also introduce an innovative new Apple(R) iOS app, which allows mobile devices to encode live video instantaneously and send it to Wowza Media Server. more

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