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HOSA TECHNOLOGY PROMOTES LASSEGARD TO WEB MARKETING MANAGER

**** Photo: Kyle Lassegard ****

Buena Park, CA – April 2013… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Lassegard to the position of Web Marketing Manager. With a background that encompasses the past two years overseeing Hosa’s marketing communications activities, Lassegard is also well versed in studio recording, information technology, and sales—making him an ideal fit for this newly created position. He will continue to be stationed at Hosa’s headquarters in Buena Park. Lassegard‘s new position commenced January 2013. more

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Boris Soundbite, Powered by Nexidia, Named StudioDaily’s Best in Show for Postproduction Innovation

ATLANTA — April 16, 2013 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced that Boris Soundbite — software designed, developed, and powered by Nexidia — has received a StudioDaily Prime Award for the most innovative new postproduction product at the 2013 NAB Show. Boris Soundbite empowers editors, producers, and journalists to find and preview any spoken word or phrase in their media.

“Being named StudioDaily’s best in show for postproduction innovation is an honor, especially given the caliber of the other nominees,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “It’s a testament to the technology’s potential for transforming the way the industry discovers and leverages media. Dialogue is pervasive in almost all video media, so having an easy, efficient, and cost-effective method of discovery will be a game-changer for many operations.”

The StudioDaily Prime Awards honor the top tier of new software and hardware being used in production and postproduction today, a distinguished circle of products that hold the key to innovation in leading-edge technology. Entries were judged by a carefully selected panel of production and post professionals with experience in a variety of production environments across a range of media. Winners were chosen for their innovative use of new technology, integrated feature sets, ease of use, and overall value (return on investment). Winners were announced at a breakfast ceremony on April 9 in Las Vegas at the 2013 NAB Show.

Boris Soundbite is the desktop version of Nexidia’s enterprise application, Dialogue Search. It relies on Nexidia’s patented technology, which searches for any spoken word or phrase within the content on an editor’s workstation. Boris Soundbite instantly finds a quote without requiring editors to scroll through hours of footage, then imports it to an Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro or Apple(R) Final Cut(R) project with a single click. Users can perform keyword searches to organize clips by topic or fix problematic audio by finding alternate recordings of the same words. Boris Soundbite supports multiple languages and is available for immediate download from Boris FX.

More information about Boris Soundbite and other Nexidia products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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Distance Learning Is The Key To The Future Profitability Of Higher Education, Predicts Stampede

Colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes are being challenged as never before to enhance the quality of their courses, increase the number of students enrolled in paid-for degree programs, and decrease the overall cost of delivering these courses to an ever-diverse student body. Fortunately for these higher education institutions, the entire ProAV industry stands poised today to provide exactly the kind of integrated, cost-effective systems solutions that will help them achieve all three of these objectives in an easily managed way, according to Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. President & COO Kevin Kelly.

“Put simply, the future reach and affordability of higher education rests in each institution’s ability to develop and implement an effective online distance learning program — but to do this institutions must start by broadening their view of their “market” beyond the four walls of a classroom or the walls of their traditional campuses,” Kelly asserted today.

According to Kelly, the use of lecture-capture and online streaming has emerged as an incredible way to offer in-class access to students learning from a remote location. Similar to other popular ProAV trends utilized on campuses, such as digital signage, the employment of remote learning technology stands to completely revolutionize the education market. With a simple and affordable AV solution, higher education institutions can broadcast their lessons worldwide to reach more learners than ever before and generate new revenue streams.

“And to this point,” Kelly continued, “a recent Wall Street Journal profile of Yale University’s use of online lectures stated that the online lectures have turned its professors into borderline celebrities and brought them into the homes of thousands of new students all over the world. The article also highlights several websites that host class lectures, such as EdX, which features lectures from Harvard University and MIT and has accrued more than 700,000 users in less than a year. The desire for remote learning is increasing every day, and the ProAV industry knows exactly what AV solutions will enable higher education institutions to reach the greatest number of students possible.”

Higher education providers need to embrace remote learning in order to stay relevant and attract today’s increasingly diverse learner population, and the responsibility to inform the market of new and affordable technological innovations falls in the hands of ProAV integrators and solutions providers. “With our help, higher education institutions can realize the absolute necessity of ProAV technology, which will help them achieve tremendous gains in education now and in the future” Kelly concluded.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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Mastering Engineer Nathan James Opens ‘The Vault’ In Phoenix

New WSDG Studio Geared For National Work

PHOENIX, AZ: A successful decade behind the console of his Manhattan-based
Vault Mastering Studio, convinced engineer, Nathan James that he could shift his growing family back to their hometown of Phoenix and maintain a thriving business. Having developed a strong client base ranging from rockers like The Fray to jazz vocalist, Gretchen Parlato and comic Louis C.K., James was confident his skills would continue to attract interesting national projects. After establishing temporary quarters with a local mastering house, James’ next order of business was to retain the Walters-Storyk Design Group to create his new studio.

“My clients were very happy with the quality of the various rooms I worked out of,”James says.”But, for several years early in my career I assisted Scott Hull at the WSDG-designed, Classic Sound in NY. I always dreamed of having my own
John Storyk Room. Our move to Phoenix was the perfect opportunity to make that
happen. My conversations with John convinced me it was doable, both financially and physically. We started the ball rolling as soon as we were settled in.”

WSDG Project Manager Matthew Ballos, flew to Phoenix to access the site, take
measurements and perform acoustic tests. “Nathan had purchased a handsome three – level house,” Ballos says. “The lower floor presented a perfect location for a 300 square foot studio. We had an 8-foot ceiling height, and a large window capable of providing natural light, and a sense of connectivity to the outside world. Windows are rare in studios, given the option, we take advantage of them.”

Ballos and WSDG principal/architect/acoustician John Storyk, collaborated on a studio designed to maximize the existing space and provide ceiling and wall isolation to eliminate sound leakage. “While it wasn’t necessary to ‘float’ the room, we incorporated a 2mm thick, rubberized mat beneath the hardwood floor to reduce sound transmission. “During design we envisioned a front wall treatment comprised of three overlapping curved, stretch fabric – wrapped absorptive panels,” Ballos reports. “We developed a corresponding ceiling cloud and rear wall panel which complimented the aesthetics and completed the room tuning requirements.”

WSDG also devised a 6-foot wide, absorptive acoustic window treatment built with Clearsorber Deamp perforated transparent panels. The treatment is hinged to open the window and provide James and his clients with friendly breezes, when work issues permit. The studio also incorporates a custom-designed wall sleeve, which houses the sliding glass acoustic studio door when it’s not in use.

James was fortunate to find a local contractor with extensive recording studio credits to handle the build. “WG McKenzie has built studios in NYC and Phoenix,” Matthew Ballos reports. He was extremely sensitive to the technical concerns of building acoustically pristine environments. We spoke frequently throughout the construction process, and we were on the same page on virtually every issue.”

“The new Vault Mastering Studio meets every one of my specific requirements, and when you walk in, it’s got that WSDG wow factor,” Nathan James says. “I migrated my entire mastering setup from New York, from the Custom DM console to the Duntech Sovereign/Cello amp monitoring combination that I’ve relied on for well over a decade. I brought all my trusted processing tools as well. Everything I need to get the most out of every recording is available at my fingertips. This is the studio I’ve always dreamed about. My original NYC Vault was aptly named because it radiated a sense of total sonic security. The new studio sounds and functions in a totally natural way. Sunlight enhances the creative vibe of the room during the day, and in the evening; it takes on an entirely different atmosphere. When I say I’m totally at home in my new Vault, I mean that both literally and figuratively,” James concludes.

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1 WSDG designed The Vault Mastering Studio in Phoenix, AZ for engineer Nathan James (pictured)
2. The Vault Mastering Studio In Phoenix

Photos by John Brinkman.

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Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a seven-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Beijing, Germany, Mexico City, Spain and Switzerland

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional and Crown Power Dolby® ATMOS™ South African Theater Chain Ster-Kinekor’s Gateway Cinema

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Underscoring its commitment to the increasingly popular Dolby® ATMOS™ platform, South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor recently deployed HARMAN’s JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers at its flagship Gateway Cinema in Durban. The system was unveiled in December at a premiere for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. South Africa professional audio distributor Wild & Marr supplied all the HARMAN components for the installation.

The theatre features five JBL ScreenArray 4732 loudspeakers with three suspended left-right-rear JBL 4642A dual 18-inch subwoofers. Forty-eight JBL 8350’s serve as the surround speakers for the sides, rear, and overhead. Twenty-nine Crown XTi4002 amplifiers power the system and three Crown XTi6002 amps power the subwoofers.

Dolby ATMOS creates life-like sound where each of the 48 JBL surround speakers are independently amplified, creating 48 separate channels of surround sound in the cinema. The use of JBL loudspeakers enables greater realism with a heightened impact in every scene.

“Being part of the scientific process of taking a piece of art and recreating it as the director had intended is awe inspiring. Interacting with Dolby to overcome technical challenges that face this very new concept was an honor and it was great to hear from Dolby that our method of installation was way above average,” stated Wild & Marr Systems Engineer, Gustav Teitge.

“We are proud to bring this groundbreaking technology to our No.1 Ster-Kinekor cinema in the country – Gateway. We are especially excited to launch this offering to the city of Durban where South Africans go to play, to holiday, to relax and to have fun this time of year. We think South Africans deserve the best. And we’re happy to bring it to them,” added Fiaz Mahomed, CEO of Ster-Kinekor Theaters.

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 20 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 sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Christie Signs Patrick Artiaga to Lead New Business Initiatives

20-year veteran of audio / visual / cinema worlds brings a wealth of expertise

Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today announced that Patrick Artiaga has joined Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. in the new position of director, Business Development, Entertainment Solutions, reporting to Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie.

Based at Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.’s headquarters in Cypress, California, Artiaga is joining Christie in a senior capacity, to drive several new product and business initiatives. “Christie’s culture of innovation, dedication to customer service and market leadership, convinced me to join this world leader in the cinema, Pro AV, visualization and simulation markets, and I look forward to contributing to the excellent team that makes up this visionary organization,” said Patrick Artiaga, director, Business Development, Christie.

“Patrick’s global expertise developing and managing comprehensive services and solutions for entertainment companies makes him ideally suited to lead several new developments consistent with Christie’s 80-year history of product innovation and customer excellence,” said Sholder. “His depth of experience working closely with exhibition, distribution, and postproduction will accelerate the introduction of new Christie solutions for these sectors.”

Artiaga joins Christie from ACS Enterprises, Inc. where for seven years as vice president, Sales and Marketing he led business units dedicated to engineering, consulting, and facilities maintenance for the motion picture industry. Prior to ACS Enterprises, Inc., Artiaga spent eight years with Dolby Laboratories, Inc., first as director of Film Marketing and later director, Automotive Marketing. He launched his career with Lucasfilm Ltd., in 1993 where he was manager, Customer Relations for four years.

Scrabble Entertainment Launches Most Affordable Digital Conversion Leasing Program for Exhibitors in North America

Scrabble Entertainment, an international deployment entity, is excited to announce the immediate roll-out of its affordable lease-to-own digital conversion program. The program to deploy DCI-compliant digital cinema equipment is supported by major Hollywood studios in the form of certain financial contributions pursuant to the terms of each agreement separately reached with each studio. The program does not require any financial pre-qualifications or credit check of any kind. The lease term, with an option to buy the equipment at the end of the lease at no residual value, will be of immense value to all potential exhibitors. Among the Hollywood studios that have signed up so far to separate, non-exclusive agreements are Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. Scrabble is also in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation.

“Scrabble Entertainment has enjoyed exceptional success in helping exhibitors convert to digital cinema in several countries, where we are responsible for 100% conversion of multiplexes covered by our programs,” noted Ranjit Thakur, founder and CEO of Scrabble Entertainment, which also recently expanded into South America. “We recognized the extraordinary financial pressures faced by many thousands of independent exhibitors, drive-in theatres, and art house theatres throughout the United States and Canada, which operate under tight budgets and could not easily afford the move to digital cinema technology. Working with preferred equipment suppliers and technical service providers, and with the financial support to be provided by the Hollywood studios under their respective agreements, we developed this flexible, lease-to-own program specifically tailored to accommodate the conversion of such screens to digital projection.”

Scrabble Entertainment has partnered with Christie Digital Systems, USA Inc, not only to supply equipment to the program, but also to include Christie Managed Services, which will provide remote monitoring and comprehensive maintenance, with round-the-clock support through Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC), along with preventative servicing and on-site emergency response.

“Local theaters are often important cultural and social hubs in their communities, and it is vital that they continue to provide quality entertainment to moviegoers,” said George Scheckel, Director of Business Development for Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “We are very pleased to be selected by Scrabble Entertainment as a preferred supplier of DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors, as well as a provider of technical support through Christie Managed Services. With more than 80 years of experience working with exhibitors of all sizes, we are ready to ensure a seamless move to digital by providing the highest quality equipment and service expertise, throughout the conversion process and for years to come.”

Scrabble is at CinemaCon 2013, Meeting Services Boardroom, Promenade Level (Across from Capri Room), Caesars Palace® Las Vegas.

About Scrabble Entertainment
Scrabble Entertainment is an international deployment entity and India’s only DCI- compliant digital cinema deployment company with VPF contracts with all six major Hollywood studios. The company has successfully been a catalyst in the conversion of several multiplexes and launched major deployment programs in India, the Middle East, Israel and South America. Working in partnership with content and technology providers, projector manufacturers, and other diverse distributors, Scrabble offers a seamless transition to digital cinema technology, providing the entire range of services that include installation, maintenance and training. Scrabble capitalizes on its extensive industry partnerships across all disciplines to offer exhibitors a lower cost-of-entry, with maximum flexibility in lease programs, as well as enhanced revenue streams and playback of alternative content. For more information, log on to
www.ScrabbleEntertainment.com.

WorldStage Goes Wide for Adobe Summit: The Digital Marketing Conference’s Keynote Room

For important presentations by Adobe, the dominant image software company, image quality may not be the only thing, but it is certainly is one of the most important parts of the experience. This was the case during the Adobe Summit: The Digital Marketing Conference, where WorldStage supported keynote presentations, helping make them a memorable experience for some 5,000 attendees.

Adobe Summit was held at Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center, March 5-8 to provide insight and vision into the new technologies that are reshaping the digital marketing landscape. The event also showcased the new release of CQ 5.6 and the Adobe Experience Manager platform.

The Kenwood Group hired WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., to provide Adobe with a full complement of audio and video services for the Keynote Room. There, four “acts,” each 90-120 minutes long, played out with attention-grabbing visuals on mammoth screens supporting a roster of speakers and a number of different product demos.

The Keynote Room featured two overlapping, curved main screens with a nine-foot offset to allow presenter egress to the stage, while maintaining a continuous image across 234 feet of screen area. The curved screen at house left measured 124 feet wide and the curved screen at house right 110 feet with the total video area comprising 4,500 square feet and 14,515, 200 pixels.

“The projection combined with the content made for an extremely impressive sight,” says WorldStage account executive & VP of Prod. Services Richard Bevan. “Since the screens were so wide, the speaker support content was 3840×1080 and was pip’d on each of the wide screens. We used Pandora’s Box media servers for playback and had seven streams of HD content going to the wide screens via two Vista System Spyder X20s in expanded mode. Pandora’s Box supplied full screen playback and the backgrounds and animations for content appearing in windows within the screens and the IMAG windows as well.”

Sources included Mac towers for widescreen graphics and Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, Mac towers and robotic cameras, which created user-interactive experiences.

In addition to the main screens, three 16×9 delay screens were positioned in the audience. Cabling to the projectors, including six projectors dedicated to the delay screens, totaled 5.1 miles. WorldStage installed all of the projectors and cabling in 16 hours, which included unloading time, to be ready for the first tech run-through at midday on the second day of load in.

WorldStage also furnished the event’s audio equipment providing nine clusters of JBL VERTEC and VRX line array clusters for the Keynote Room with an audience of 6,000.

“Our WorldStage crew has worked together so long that even when things were super-intense we just nodded to each other and knew what needed to be done,” says projectionist Terry Nakamura. “The show was so complex and the time to install it was basically only one day, but our team remained very mellow.

“WorldStage and The Kenwood Group worked so closely together that we acted as one big company to pull off a difficult assignment,” he adds.

At The Kenwood Group Web Burrell was the senior producer, Daniel Pinkham the senior creative director and Wayne Leonard the executive producer.

At WorldStage Jack Dussault was the project manager, Neal Gass the EIC, Jason Spencer the Spyder operator, Terry Nakamura and Bryan Dominick the projectionists, Geof Gibson the A2 and Alex Bright the Pandora programmer. Freelancer Stan Dickerson served as A1.

For more information on this project, please visit:
Video: http://www.worldstage.com/adobe-digital-marketing-summit-video/
Images: http://www.worldstage.com/2013-adobe-digital-marketing-summit/
Press Release: http://www.worldstage.com/corporate-staging-adobe-summit/

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

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Recent International Events Highlight the Importance of Carrying the Right Insurance Coverage For Anyone Touring Outside The United States

The accidental death of a fan at an American heavy metal band’s concert in Prague, The Czech Republic, and the collapse of scaffolding in high winds outside another American band’s concert in Cape Town, South Africa are two recent incidents that underscore the critical importance for all touring artists to include international coverage as part of their insurance portfolio, according to Scott Carroll, Executive Vice President & Program Director of Take1 Entertainment Insurance.

“Every artist who steps outside the United States to perform anywhere in the world should make sure they carry international insurance protection,” Carroll said today. “The coverage territory of a traditional U.S. based policy does not typically extend beyond the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. That means that if something happens to an insured outside of these areas, they are totally exposed to all claims without any insurance protection.”

According to Carroll, the inclusion of international protection coverage is an important first step in a larger, more complex insurance program. “Carrying international insurance coverage, while important, is not perfect because it does not respond to all situations one might face in every country. What it is, however, is a statement by the U.S. based insurance company that provides the coverage that, in certain situations, they are there to help. Stated differently, without the coverage you are completely exposed and subject to the laws and rules of that country, and that can be very confusing, frightening, and quite daunting.

“There is a difference between locally admitted coverage, which is usually only available to those with business entities in the country where the work is being performed, and an international policy that extends certain coverage parts (often, general liability; foreign voluntary work comp and auto) of a U.S. based insurance program, to activities outside of the U.S. Without either, an entity is completely exposed. The two most recent international concert accidents bring to the fore what insurance protection do I have when I leave the country? The bottom line is that every touring act, promoter, producer and possibly even production managers, should carry international coverage protection that allows for coverage protection against a broad range of claim areas. You can’t be too penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to insurance protection in the global 21st Century entertainment industry.”

One practical application of most international insurance policies is the inclusion of Travel Assistance services. These services, typically an 800 phone number that is monitored 24/7, provides a traveler with a number to call when situations develop when traveling away from home. These services can, and do, help with everything from replacement passport services to refilling prescriptions. It provides an element of “just in case” help and support to an insured that purchases an international policy

About U.S. Risk Insurance Group
U. S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc. is a specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker headquartered in Dallas. Operating 12 domestic and international branches, it offers a broad range of products and services through its affiliate companies, which include U.S. Risk Underwriters, U.S. Risk Brokers, Lighthouse Underwriters, LLC, Professional Claims Managers, Omnisure Consulting Group, Oxford Insurance Brokers, Ltd. (London), Goss Reinsurance Brokers, LLC, and NovaPro Risk Solutions, LP. Its entertainment division, Take1, has served as the official endorsed insurance provider for the last 15 years INFOCOMM, the leading association of A/V communications industry professionals.

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Circle Technology Appoints Stampede a North American Distributor Of Its Groundbreaking Presentation Solution

Circle Technology, the pioneering Vancouver, Washington-based company formed by InFocus Systems founder Steve Hix, today announced the appointment of Stampede Presentation Products Inc. to serve as a North American distributor of its groundbreaking new portable, wireless, Internet-free presentation system solution.

Available for delivery from Stampede beginning next month, the Circle Technology presentation system is intended to revolutionize the way small groups present and share information. “Having spent the last 20 years of my life perfecting large-scale presentations, I decided to shift my focus to small groups and the result is the Circle Technology portable presentation system,” Circle Technology President Steve Hix said today. “It is the first portable, wireless, paperless presentation system that allows presenters to put content into everyone’s hands without the Internet, anywhere at any time.”

Comprised of high-quality resolution Circle Displays and Circle Wizard Software, the system allows users to screen share anything from a computer to multiple Circle Displays with no paper, no binding, and no networks.

“Stampede has the experience, the dealer network, and the passion we are looking for to establish the Circle Technology system as the new reference standard for small-group presentations,” Hix emphasized. “We are very excited to have Stampede on board as a strategically important part of our North American sales program.”

According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, “Circle Technology’s presentation solution is an absolute game-changer that represents the future of small-group wireless presentations. The Circle Technology platform makes it possible for end-users to present anywhere they go, without the need for additional hardware, creating limitless opportunities for users looking to share content in any imaginable setting. Our commercial and consumer customers are going to immediately understand and respond to the benefits this remarkable presentation system delivers.”

Circle Technology’s portable presentation system offers an on-the-go solution that allows a presenter to screen share any presentation or content, via the Circle Wizard Software, from their PC directly to the Circle Displays in the hands of their audience. The crystal clear 1280×800 HD resolution Circle Displays allow presentations to be put directly into the hands of the audience, without bulky, printed presentations or the seemingly endless distractions that could be found on their own devices. The Circle Wizard Software is compatible with Windows® 7 and 8, making it possible for the software to be downloaded to any PC that uses Microsoft OS.

What’s more, the Circle Wizard Software makes it possible to present without any connection to the Internet, thus eliminating any worries about faulty connections. The software also allows for up to 10 Circle Displays to be connected at once, giving presenters the opportunity to put their presentation into the hands of multiple people at the same time. The software works on a self-contained, encrypted WPA2 password protected network, powered by the standard wireless capabilities embedded in today’s PC’s, allowing for a secure and private connection between the presenter’s PC and the audience’s Circle Displays. The network can be adjusted on the go without the hassle of having to generate and distribute new passwords and user names, making the task as easy as possible for the presenter. Real-time sharing and collaboration is an integral element of all presentations, and the Circle Wizard Software allows the presenter to control the flow of their presentation.

Circle Technology presentation system packages, all backed by a one-year warranty, will be available from Stampede in the following configurations:

Single Pack: This pack features the Circle Wizard Software, 1 Custom Circle Display and Circle Display Stand, and the Circle Protective Sleeve. The Single Pack is available for $999.

Circle Wizard Package A: This package offers the user the Circle Wizard Software, 2 Custom Circle Displays and Circle Display Stands, a Slim Circle Carrying Case, and a Circle Protective Sleeve, all for a price of $1,799.

Circle Wizard Package D: This deluxe package features the Circle Wizard Software, 4 Custom Circle Displays and Circle Display Stands, and a Carrying Case with a charging system, allowing the user to keep their displays charged at all times. This package is available for $2,999. (Pictured)

About Circle Technology
Circle Technology is a pioneering Vancouver, Washington-based company with a family of presentation system solutions. Our products allow you to present without the Internet, anywhere at any time. We bring a complete system to the presentation, providing the highest quality screen resolution from our Circle Displays. Our Circle Wizard Software allows you to screen share anything from your computer to the Circle Displays, giving you the opportunity to present anything that is viewable from your desktop. With Circle Technology, you can rely on our single solution, instead of a multitude of technologies having to somehow work together, just a simple click and you begin. For more information about Circle Technology, log onto www.TheCircleTech.com.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1000-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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