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IAVI Canada to Sponsor Listen Technologies “Are You Listening Tour” Through Western Canada

Brooks Gibbs, Listen Technologies will be leading hands on training sessions in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver during the week long “Are You Listening Tour”

Bluffdale, Utah, USA – IAVI Canada is sponsoring the Listen Technologies “Are You Listening Tour” March 11 – 15, 2012. The tour is a series of free training sessions providing hands on experience with a variety of Listen’s technologies and applications.

Brooks Gibbs, Listen Technologies Conferencing Product Group Leader, will lead the sessions and include Assistive Listening, ListenPoint and Conferencing demonstrations. Sessions are intended for integrators/dealers, end users, consultants and technicians interested in learning more about effective communication tools.

“Focusing on audio, Listen products are used for personal hearing applications where clear and precise audio is desired for communication, entertainment and information,” stated Gibbs. “I’m looking forward to helping our customers understand the breadth of solutions Listen Technologies has to offer.”

While sessions are free, space is limited and registration is required.

March 11, 2013 Edmonton, AB – (Holiday Inn Express – Downtown Edmonton)
• Morning session – 9:00am – 12:00pm (Breakfast Goodies and Coffee available at 8:30am)
• Afternoon session – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Snacks and Refreshments Available at 12:30pm)

March 13, 2013 Calgary, AB – (Holiday Inn Calgary – Macleod Trail South)
• Morning session – 9:00am – 12:00pm (Breakfast Goodies and Coffee available at 8:30am)
• Afternoon session – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Snacks and Refreshments Available at 12:30pm)

March 15, 2013 Vancouver, BC – (Trev Deeley Conference Room, 1895 Boundary Road, Vancouver BC, V5M 3Y7)
• Morning session – 9:00am – 12:00pm (Breakfast Goodies and Coffee Available at 8:30am)

For more information and to register >>

About IAVI Canada
IAVI Canada is Western Canada’s premier source for distribution of Professional A/V Products, Manufacturer Agents & Logistics Services. Based in Vancouver, BC, IAVI Canada is committed to providing a high degree of technical sales and marketing services to manufacturers and resellers in Canada.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products world-wide for use in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Baltzell Audio Design and ATK Audiotek Rely on HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays for the 85th Academy Awards

NORTHRIDGE, California – The 85th Academy Awards were held February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, recognizing the cinematic achievements of 2012. For the event, Valencia, California-based audio system provider ATK Audiotek deployed the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design and included HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays.

One of the biggest nights in entertainment, the 85th Annual Academy Awards were broadcast live on ABC and were hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The evening’s highlights included Argo winning Best Motion Picture of the Year, Daniel Day-Lewis earning Best Leading Actor for his performance in Lincoln, and Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Leading Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

The main PA system included 30 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, suspended in two arrays of 15 enclosures each, and 16 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers, suspended in two arrays of eight subwoofers each. The system also featured four suspended side fill arrays, each including four VT4886 subcompact line array elements (for a total of 16 VT4886 elements), while six JBL MS28 loudspeakers were temporarily installed for under-balcony area coverage. A total of 65 JBL Control 25T surface-mount loudspeakers were temporarily installed under audience seats in the VIP seating area.

As in years past, Baltzell relied on VERTEC line arrays for the Academy Awards. “This setup has been successful for a number of years and the VERTEC system always provides reliable performance and enables me to focus on the event with total confidence in the technology,” Baltzell said.

For more information on ATK Audiotek, please visit www.atkaudiotek.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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN LANSING, MI

— 242nd Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with
GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (March 1, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, February 7, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Lansing, Michigan, located at 517 Mall Court. Lansing, MI 48912. The Lansing store is Guitar Center’s 242nd retail location. The Lansing location is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Kevin “KZ” Zielinski, Lansing’s new store Manager, stated, “Working with the staff and customers at Guitar Center is just a natural fit for me; I love helping people make music and it’s so rewarding to help each person find the instrument or accessory that will be the source of their next creative inspiration.” With a passion for all things music, Zielinski has been with Guitar Center since 1999 and is certified in multiple departments including accessories, Guitars & Amps, Drums, Live Sound & DJ, Recording & Keys.

Guitar Center Lansing: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Lansing music scene, Guitar Center Lansing also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Lansing residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Lansing brings an unprecedented selection of products to Lansing, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Lansing includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Lansing: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Lansing customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Lansing will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Music Mentor Series – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Music Mentor Series offers educational courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week and touch topics such as Understanding DJ Gear and Stompbox Signal Flow to Hardware and Cosmetic Upgrades for Guitars.

In addition to special programs at the new Lansing store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Lansing residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues, Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Lansing Store and Studio Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

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The Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeaker Is the Musicians’ Choice at Hope Presbyterian Church

Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers offered both the spoken-word intelligibility that the pastor, AV consultant and integrator were looking for, and the musicality that the church’s musicians wanted

Framingham, Massachusetts, February 28, 2013 – Speech intelligibility has become a vital criterion in selecting sound systems in houses of worship, and pastors, consultants and AV systems integrators alike strive diligently to find systems that work best for each particular church. At Hope Presbyterian Church, in Austin, Texas, they included one other group of ears when it came time to select the church’s next sound system: musicians. When the musicians weighed in after several rounds of listening tests, they chose the RoomMatch® loudspeakers from Bose® Professional Systems Division, which, as it turns out, is exactly the same conclusion the pastor, integrator and consultant all came to as well. Austin-based AV consultants, Dickensheets Design Associates, specified a loudspeaker array to cover the desired area composed of three different RoomMatch modules – the RM9010, RM12040, and RM9060 loudspeakers. These were paired with a RoomMatch RMS215 bass loudspeaker, and all were powered by a single Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifier.

Consultant, Ken Dickensheets, arranged for demos of several high-end conventional and line array type speaker systems to take place inside the church. Music Minister, Nick Boltz, also brought in several of the musicians who play each week during services for their opinions. “We were listening for the practical things, like speech intelligibility and dispersion characteristics,” says Dickensheets, referring to himself, the integrator and the church’s lead pastor. “But the musicians were focusing on the aesthetic aspects of the loudspeakers. As it turned out, we all felt the same way about the same loudspeakers – the Bose RoomMatch array modules were the ones we all wanted. They were the only ones that worked for all of the different criteria. We felt that their speech intelligibility was the best, and the musicians found them to be the most musical speakers of all the ones we listened to.”

Installation was completed by Ace Audio Communications, Inc. of Hutto, Texas, which also installed a new FOH console and other equipment for a complete renovation of the church’s sound system.

It turned out to be the first installation of Bose RoomMatch and PowerMatch equipment for Ace Audio Communications, and the experience reinforced what AV Manager, Doug Windle, had heard about the Bose products. “The pattern control of the RoomMatch loudspeakers is very good – we were able to keep the energy off of the walls and keep it focused on the seats throughout the room,” says Windle. “And once we got started, the RoomMatch loudspeakers went up easily and flawlessly – we had the entire array assembled on the floor in less than 20 minutes.” Windle says he expects to be doing more Bose RoomMatch system installations in the future. “People might think of Bose as a consumer brand – they know them for their headphones and home theater systems – but for the RoomMatch and PowerMatch products, they put in an enormous amount of time and effort into research and development, and it shows in their performance. Now, I see integrators watching Bose very closely. They sense that there’s something unique here. And there is.”

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN CHICO, CA

— 241st Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s
vast inventory selection—

Westlake Village, CA (February 27, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Chico, California, located at 2027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy. Chico, CA 95928. The Chico store is Guitar Center’s 241st retail location. The Chico location is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

“Everyone at Guitar Center Chico shares an enthusiasm for making music and helping our customers do the same,” says Chad Cox, Chico General Manager, Chico resident and avid guitarist. Cox, who has been with Guitar Center since 2007, brings a passion for matching the right product with right customer every time. “Personally, the guitars I’ve purchased at Guitar Center have played a pivotal role in the evolution of my music, and now as manager I have the chance to guide other musicians in Chico towards the instruments and accessories they’ll need to elevate their craft too – it’s really exciting!” Cox continued.

Guitar Center Chico: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Chico music scene, Guitar Center Chico also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Chico residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Chico brings an unprecedented selection of products to Chico, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Chico includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Chico: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Chico customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Chico will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Music Mentor Series – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Music Mentor Series offers educational courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week and touch topics such as Understanding DJ Gear and Stompbox Signal Flow to Hardware and Cosmetic Upgrades for Guitars.

In addition to special programs at the new Chico store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Chico residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues, Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Chico Store and Studio Hours

Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Auralex® Now Shipping Studiofoam T™ Acoustic Absorption Panels

— Studiofoam T™ eliminates standing waves and flutter echo —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is now shipping its new Studiofoam T™ Acoustic Absorption Panels. Auralex’s latest Studiofoam™ profile, Studiofoam T provides the absorption performance that Studiofoam is famous for with a more contemporary look. Studiofoam T eliminates standing waves and flutter echo while reducing unwanted reflections. The unique 2″ profile is available in a 2′ x 2′ or 2′ x 4′ format and can be mixed with other Auralex Studiofoam profiles, making possible a wide variety of aesthetic designs.

The new panels’ unique design features a repeating T profile pattern, making them appropriate for a variety of professional and residential applications. The panels are available in three popular colors and are made from Auralex’s long-lasting, melamine-free formula, which won’t crumble with age. The Auralex Studiofoam T was developed out of Auralex’s clients’ desire to have a price-conscious Studiofoam solution with a completely unique and modern aesthetic. This upscale design offers increased low-frequency absorption and a tasteful, seamless appearance.

Features:

Eliminates standing waves and flutter echo
Reduces unwanted reflections
Decreases slap-back and room ring
Tames full-frequency bandwidth
Available colors: charcoal, burgundy & purple
Unique aesthetic at home in residential settings
Easy installation using Foamtak™ spray adhesive, Tubetak Pro™ liquid adhesive or E-Z Stick Pro™ Tabs
Proprietary Auralex formula that lasts and lasts

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

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Audio-Technica Features Its AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone in YouTube Video

In a recent YouTube clip, Audio-Technica lays out the features and pioneering technology involved in the development of the AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone, demonstrating the groundbreaking design and performance. Watch the video here or click the graphic above.

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Hackenbacker Takes TV Audiences Back To The Sound Of the London Blitz

Multi-Award winning facility Hackenbacker has completed the entire audio post production for Murder on the Home Front, a new two-part drama series produced by Carnival Films for ITV and directed by Geoffrey Sax.

Starring Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire, Parade’s End), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre, The Tudors), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Vicar of Dibley) and Emerald Fennell (Any Human Heart, Anna Karenina), Murder on the Home Front is set during the Blitz of 1940 and recounts details of crime in London during the Second World War.

The drama tells the story of Dr. Lennox Collins, a pathologist new to murder cases, who is paired with Molly Cooper, the very first female secretary to a pathologist. When they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennox has his work cut out convincing his unsympathetic boss to have faith in his methods and theories. The novel approach of preserving a crime scene, treating every bit of physical evidence as the key to a break-through and not just relying on intuition, may help Lennox and Molly convince DI Freddie Wilkins that they are about to hang the wrong man.

Loosely based on the memoirs of the late Molly Lefebure, who was secretary to the Home Office Pathologist and pioneer of modern forensics, Keith Simpson, Murder on the Home Front shines a compelling light on early forensic investigations.

All audio post production for Murder on the Home Front was carried out at Hackenbacker’s Soho-based facility, with founder Nigel Heath in charge of the mix. The project is the latest in a string of high profile television dramas that have come to Hackenbacker, including Any Human Heart and Downton Abbey.

Producer Christopher Hall says: “I worked with Nigel some years ago and was particularly keen that Murder on the Home Front should be handled by him and his team. I take particular care in the post production of any project that I am associated with and as far as I am concerned Hackenbacker, in a fiercely competitive market, are the Rolls Royce of sound facilities. There can be no better way to not only polish a film, but also to achieve the most elegant and creative storytelling sound-wise. Geoff Sax, our director, and I are thrilled with the end result. Murder on the Home Front has been given a much better chance of being re-commissioned as a series thanks to a terrific Hackenbacker mix.”

Nigel Heath adds: “”All of us at Hackenbacker were really excited to work on Murder on the Home Front. The scope for interesting sound design was immense. The task of making the sometimes ‘explosive’ action retain its excitement within a TV environment was a challenge, but it seems to work well. Geoffrey Sax, the director, was a complete joy to have with us in the studio and it was both a privilege and delight to work with Chris Hall once again…all in all it was a very happy experience.”

Murder on the Home Front is set to premiere on ITV in the spring of 2013.

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About Hackenbacker:
With more than 25 years experience in the audio post production business, Hackenbacker provides a first class service to the film and television industries. Its award-winning team of sound editors, designers and mixers combine a thorough knowledge of today’s technology with an understanding of the importance of deadlines in order to deliver an exceptional service to all Hackenbacker clients. The facility offers full time technical support and access to the very latest equipment as well as some more esoteric specialist devices. www.hackenbacker.com

New Top-of-the-Line Cameras from Hitachi at NAB2013

WOODBURY, New York – At NAB 2013, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will introduce the SK-HD2200 full body HD production camera – a new top-of-the line studio and OB camera that features new 2/3-inch, 1080/60p, progressively scanned, (Ultra-Advanced) UAIT-CCDs, 1,100TVL resolution and 3Gbps HD-SDI signal handling from end-to-end. The company will also introduce the Z-HD6000 CMOS studio camera, which includes new 2/3-inch CMOS camera processor. NAB2013 runs from April 6-11 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will exhibit in booth C4309.

The company will spotlight the latest in its range of state-of-the-art HDTV studio/field production cameras at NAB.

Other products on display will include: the new SK-HD1500 slow-motion HDTV camera; the HV-HD33 – a compact, 3-MOS sensor, multi-standard, P.O.V. HD camera; the KP-HD20A HD camera; the SK-HD1200 native 1080/60p studio and EFP camera; the SK-HD1000 dockable studio and field camera; Z-HD5000 HDTV studio and field camera; DK-H100; and the DK-Z50 multi-purpose HDTV camera.

New at NAB2013:

The new SK-HD2200 is complemented by the portable, hand-held version model SK-HD1200. Outstanding images are acquired by three (R,G,B) 2.3 million pixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) 1080-line progressive-scan CCDs. Hitachi’s implementation of the most advanced digital processing technology available assure low-noise, high dynamic range pictures. The HD signal generated by the new sensors, processed by 38-bit Hitachi DSP’s, transported via our digital fiber optic system and output as SMPTE-424M SDI are 3Gbps throughout. The utmost attention to picture fidelity has been painstakingly implemented in this new camera series assuring the best return-on-investment qualities of any HDTV production camera system on the market.

With 2.6 million pixel 2/3-inch, 1920×1080 raster MOS RGB sensors, the new Z-HD6000 satisfies the highest production standards. It’s compatible with and retains all the popular functions and features of the existing Hitachi’s HDTV camera line, such as: fiber or digital triax cable operation, external auto-setup, advanced color correction, skin tone detail, prompter power, and two intercom and IFB channels. There are new functions including: ‘no vertical smear’, F12 standard sensitivity with over 60dB of video headroom, and an ARCF auto-registration correction function.

Slow Motion and 3Gbps Offerings

Introduced to the American market at NAB 2012, Hitachi’s SK-HD1500 slow motion camera provides shooters looking to up the ante with their field production packages an exciting alternative. The SK-HD1500 captures video at 1X, 2.5X and 3X the speed of standard frame rate cameras therefore any camera position or vantage point in an OB venue can capture slow motion and normal video. It offers three 2.3Mpixel 2/3-inch progressively scanned IT-CCDs, and has state-of-the-art, digital-to-analog 16-bit RGB converters, capable of 6Gbps transmission over SMPTE standard optical fiber. The SK-HD1500 is designed to be compatible with most slo-motion servers capable of 3X SMPTE292M 1.5Gbit/second HD-SKI links. It can record at speeds of 150 and 180 frames-per-second, with HD/SD video at 1080i, 720p and 480i all at 59.94 or 50Hz field rate. Its sensitivity is F9 at 2000 lux with a signal-to-noise ratio of -58dB. And, it has 1100 TVL of standard resolution. The control panels, viewfinders, studio build-up kits and accessories all can be employed from existing Hitachi SK-1000 series cameras.

The SK-HD1200 is a 3Gbps, native 1080/60p HDTV studio/field color portable camera that was also first introduced at the 2012 NAB convention. This top-of-the-line HDTV camera captures outstanding 1,100 TVL resolution images by virtue of its three 2/3-inch RGB 2.3 million pixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) 1080-line progressive CCDs. This multi-format camera’s advanced 38-bit digital signal processing results in low-noise, high dynamic range pictures with an HD-SDI output applicable to any broadcast or post production standard.

Besides transparent signal transmission and camera power via SMPTE-311M hybrid optical fiber cable, this dockable 2-piece camera system is flexible in its configuration and control. The Hitachi CU-1200 camera control unit (CCU) can be addressed and controlled via the TCP/IP camera control network, and an optical routing system can connect multiple camera heads to any number of CCUs.

Cost-Effective HD Production

The Hitachi Z-HD5000, an affordable studio/field HDTV camera system, has become very popular due to its appealing price performance. This broadcast-quality HDTV camera features 800 TV-lines of resolution, F10 standard sensitivity, and low noise 2/3-inch IT-CCDs. The lightweight, 2-piece dockable camera body can be configured with adapters for either digital optical fiber cable transmission or a Hitachi-patented fully digital triax system.

Hitachi will also show HDTV Point-of-View box cameras that are well suited for a variety of HD production and outdoor remote observation applications. This series includes the DK-H100 and the DK-Z50 1080/60i multi-standard HDTV cameras.

The DK-H100 and DK-Z50 will be shown in conjunction with the Eagle PT-E350 pan-tilt head, which supports pan/tilt/zoom of cameras up to 50 pounds. The PT-E350 has a pan range of 355 degrees and tilt range of 180 degrees, memorizes up to 64 preset combinations of position and lens settings, and can be remote controlled. Designed for outdoor use in inclement weather, the Eagle PTE-350 satisfies a wide range of HDTV applications, including remote traffic monitoring, remote newsgathering for broadcast television, HD production, and entertainment venues.

The HV-HD33 is a three MOS color camera – with three 1/3” format 1.3 megapixel MOS imagers. It produces images with 1280 x 720 effective pixels and has HD-SDI and component outputs. It’s selectable between 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i or 576/50i outputs.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

InfoComm University Plans 300+ Educational Sessions During InfoComm 2013

Career advancing classes, certification opportunities and manufacturer training hosted at premier audiovisual show

InfoComm 2013, the leading trade show for the commercial audiovisual industry, will provide educational opportunities to more than 3,500 of the 35,000 professionals expected to attend this year’sweek-long event, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. InfoComm University™ offers career-advancing training and certifications, and InfoComm partner organizations and manufacturers will provide additional training sessions to round out the educational offerings. More than half of the classes in this year’s Show program are new.

“InfoComm, through its career-advancing educational programming, certification preparation courses and CTS testing, offers attendees an unmatched environment to learn, grow their skills, network and leave the event at the top of their game,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “InfoComm University, along with targeted training from partners, manufacturer’s training on specific products and the opportunity to test on-site for CTS credentials, makes attendance an absolute must for the AV professional.”

InfoComm University Tracks

InfoComm University offers a comprehensive range of programs to address the diverse skills and interests of attendees. It includes:

• Pre-Show Education – three day “total immersion” technical courses
• Super Tuesday – full day sessions prior to the show floor opening, including the popular Future Trends
• Daybreak Sessions – designed to tackle training subjects before the show floor opens
• Seminars and Workshops – one and-a-half to two-hour seminars focus on AV systems
and technology and special four-hour workshops on everything from networking for AV professionals to incorporating video streaming and managing an AV department.
• AV Tech Tours – tours of top AV installations in Orlando


The following topics will be covered during the Super Tracks at InfoComm 2013:

● AV Systems Technology
● Networked AV Systems
● Business & Management
● Technology Manager
● Staging and Live Events
● Digital Signage
● First Timers
● Standards

On Tuesday, June 11, InfoComm University presents Super Tuesday, an all-day exchange of ideas and best practices. Classes with new content include:

● Women in Technology Symposium
● Unified Communications and Collaboration
● Wireless Trends
● Technology Managers Symposium
● Digital Image Content in Live Event Production
● CTS-D & CTS-I Symposium, focusing on the AV Systems Verification Checklist
● Future Trends
● Business Leadership Workshop

Partner training opportunities are scheduled to occur before and during the event and include the following education tracks: 3D Comm, DisplaySearch, IMCCA, Projection Summit, Realcomm/IBCon, SynAudCon and Technologies for Worship. In addition, more than 30 leading manufacturers will offer 60 sessions on specific audiovisual products and solutions.

InfoComm 2013, the largest commercial audiovisual show, expects 35,000 attendees including commercial service providers and end-user technology managers from wide-ranging market sectors, including business, government, military, education, worship, healthcare, hospitality, retail and entertainment.

For more news on InfoComm 2013 before, during and after the Show, visit infocommshow.org
or follow the show on Facebook, and Twitter and the InfoComm 2013 Blog.

InfoComm 2013 is sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Christie, Crestron, Panasonic and Samsung.

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