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Core Brands Goes Live With Enhanced Global Cloud Business Management Software

Solution Consolidates Processes Across Brands and Introduces Improved New Customer Portal

PETALUMA, Calif. — April 3, 2013 — Core Brands today announced that the group has gone live with its new enterprise resources planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Using NetSuite(R) OneWorld, Core Brands can now manage its entire portfolio of brands, products, and processes using a single cloud solution while offering customers enhanced functionalities related to pricing, ordering, and shipping via the introduction of a new customer portal. Effective immediately, all orders will be processed using the new system across the group’s five warehouse locations. more

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Howard Technologies Adds HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 For Simplicity

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – A new HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 has been added to the inventory of South African sound specialist, Howard Technologies, after the company purchased the desk from Bloemfontein-based Toms Music.

Set up by Irvin Howard back in the year 2000 the company specializes in all aspects of staging and production — but with a growing work roster of multi-act shows they needed a digital desk that was compatible with this type of presentation, and also expandable.

“We operate in the corporate sector doing conferences and concerts — and memorising each set was becoming a challenge,” he stated. “We also handle a lot of church conferences.”

And so Irvin, whose past experience with Soundcraft includes the LX7 and smaller footprint desks, decided to act. “Soundcraft has always been one of my favourite desks — they have strong pre-amps and are really clean sounding. In this instance, expandability was important, as was simplicity, portability and the ability to handle multi-track recording through Logic/Pro Tools.”

This wish list had evolved from less accommodating experiences on other branded desks, which he had found less than intuitive. “Then I did a show where the SI Compact 32 was set up. I was really hesitant at first but the guy who had set it up literally took 10 minutes to explain the desk. It was a breeze. I knew then that I wanted a Soundcraft Si Compact.”

Drawing on the heritage of Soundcraft’s digital Si Series, the Si Compact packs high quality mixing facilities and premium Lexicon® effects into a small footprint console. It does so without compromising a powerful feature set that includes 24 recallable mic pre amps plus four stereo returns, AES in and 64 input option slot with a capacity to combine up to 40 of these inputs to mix; each input is equipped with compressors, gates, parametric EQ, High Pass Filter and delay.

In addition to the functionality, and the Soundcraft name Irvin Howard was captivated by the great looks and the console’s FaderGlow [colour illumination]. “But the simplicity was the real hook, and the fact that there are buttons for every function is great.”

Above all he is delighted to be carrying a brand that has such a high reputation In South Africa. “There is not a band that will complain about being mixed through a Soundcraft desk — and the name appears on most technical riders.

“This desk will now not leave my sight. Either myself or my technicians will always be present, even if we’re not mixing the sound. We’ll leave our other desks to handle the dry hire!”

Soundcraft mixing consoles are distributed in South Africa, along with the entire Harman Professional portfolio, by Wild and Marr.

Further information from: 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.

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VMP Announces Building Information Modeling (BIM) to Security Contracting/Integration Market

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 4, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communications, and security industries, is proud to announce that they have teamed with Autodesk to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for many of its most popular products. VMP will debut its BIM program to the security market at 2013 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 1042.

“BIM technology and acceptance has grown significantly over the past several years,” says Keith Fulmer, President of Video Mount Products. “The addition of BIM content to the AutoDesk Seek repository is not just another tool in the toolbox, but a viable solution supporting the architectural, engineering, integrators, and contracting communities in the security market.”

In addition to being hosted on AutoDesk Seek, the content will also be available for download through InfoComm iQ as well as from the videomount.com website. More than 30 BIM models are currently available for VMP products, including models for flat panel mounts, equipment racks, projector mounts, and non-penetrating roof mounts.

Traditional building design has been largely reliant upon two-dimensional drawings (i.e. plans, elevations, etc.) whereas Building Information Modeling extends this beyond 3D to a virtual “5D” platform by enhancing the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height, and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth, making the use of BIM a crucial factor for design, implementation, and sustainability with equal importance placed upon manpower and profitability.

“BIM allows all the necessary elements to be integrated into a project during its initial planning stages and flow through to proposed future development, before a hammer or nail are ever used in the project,” Fulmer continued. “By utilizing VMP’s BIM models, all the knowledge necessary to make for a successful end-result via the sharing of electronic data between all parties is at the users’ fingertips. This results in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time ‘5D’.”

For more information or to access VMP’s BIM models, visit AutoDesk Seek, InfoComm iQ, the Video Mount Products website, www.videomount.com, or call 877-281-2169.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

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NAB2013: Digital Nirvana to Introduce Version 3.2 of the Monitor IQ Broadcast Monitoring System

New features include: Web Captioning, Program Guide Extraction,
Hybrid Appliance and Monitor IQ Infrastructure Self-Check

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana will highlight key new features in Version 3.2, the latest release of its Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring solution at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth N3434) from April 8-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These new features are a direct result of customer feedback received since the last version of the software was released at IBC 2012.

“At NAB, broadcasters will see demonstrations of our new Monitor IQ features and learn how they benefit a broadcaster’s logging, monitoring, and compliance workflow,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “Our NAB exhibit will demonstrate how diligently we address customer suggestions for new features like the ones we’ve included in Version 3.2. This on-going product development is part of our mission to deliver the industry’s most innovative, customer-focused and cost-effective solutions.”

Monitor IQ Release 3.2 Features

Web Captioning generates captions in the Timed Text Format (SMTPE-TT) from the broadcast closed captioning for association with the content repurposed for the web. This ensures that Web programming complies with new FCC Web captioning mandates and provides a valuable service to hearing impaired viewers.

Program Guide Extraction enables recording by program as well as by time segments. It automatically extracts Event Information Tables (EIT) from the PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) program guide embedded in the ATSC transport stream. This feature simplifies program searching and recording without requiring a paid subscription to a third-party source for program extraction .

Hybrid Appliance allows users to mix and match different signal inputs, such as ASI, HD/SDI, and ATSC/QAM, in one server. By using one server for multiple signal inputs, customers can reduce equipment costs, lower power and maintenance costs, and save valuable rack space.

Monitor IQ Infrastructure Self-Check proactively monitors the total health of the Monitor IQ infrastructure. It automatically performs over forty types of ongoing system checks, including CPU, RAM, and power levels, and automatically alerts users when the system needs maintenance.

About Monitor IQ

Monitor IQ combines the functionality of full-resolution HD/SD content recording, content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, and ad verification and tracking, as well as competitive analysis in a scalable networked solution. It’s the only broadcast monitoring system that provides centralized management, automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced Metadata Harvester.

The system has been divided into four packages so that a wide range of broadcasters can take advantage of the company’s technology: Monitor IQ Starter, Monitor IQ Essentials, Monitor IQ Plus, and Monitor IQ Premier.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s portfolio includes the industry-leading Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStream IQ live stream monitoring solution, MediaPro content repurposing system, and repeat audio detection systems (RADS) for song tracking and ad tracking. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, learning management services, and professional services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information, visit www.digital-nirvana.com.

Sound Devices Highlights New 4:4:4 Feature for PIX 240 And 240i at the 2013 NAB Show

Video Recorders Can Now Record 12-Bit, 4:4:4 Content to Apple ProRes 4444

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 4, 2013 — For attendees in search of the latest 4:4:4 recording solutions, Sound Devices showcases its latest upgrade to PIX 240 and PIX 240i Production Video Recorders at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849). This new major update, available for all PIX customers free of charge, offers Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr). Recording 4:4:4 offers productions superior color precision for applications in chroma-keying, color-grading and multi-generational editing.

PIX 240 and 240i users now have the ability to record into Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with 4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. With its 12-bit, 4:4:4 capability, the PIX 240 and 240i can record 330-Mbps Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4 capable outputs include the ARRI ALEXA, Canon C500 and Sony F3.

“Sound Devices is pleased to feature this latest firmware update at NAB, as we know this is an important feature to many of our users and we foresee this capability being a hot topic at this year’s show,” says Paul Isaacs, Technical Development Manager, Sound Devices. “Bringing Apple ProRes 4444 recording over 3G-SDI to the PIX 240 and 240i offers additional color accuracy available in a 4:4:4 environment—reinforcing the PIX recorder as a master-grade production recorder suitable for the most demanding production applications.”

Additional features available in this latest v3.0 firmware update include time-code and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay, and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output independent from the source material.

Users can connect PIX 240 and 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime using a range of different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, including Apple ProRes 4444. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making for simpler, faster workflows.

The PIX 240i’s high-performance five-inch, IPS-based LCD display is an accurate field monitor, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing, exposure, focus, audio metering and setup menu selections. It offers excellent color accuracy and contrast, great off-axis visibility and accurate motion tracking.

The built-in hardware scaler and frame rate converter allows PIX to output and record material at different resolutions and frame rates than supported by the camera. Conversion between HD and SD, with and without anamorphic conversion, is available.

The audio circuitry of the PIX recorders is based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high-headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

The HDMI-only PIX 220 and PIX 220i video recorders also gain new features available in the new version 3.0 update, including Apple ProRes 4444 recording, time-code and recording status displays on HDMI outputs, and up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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Fairlight unveils PYXIS 4K – next generation professional Video Recorder

Sydney, Australia: NAB 2013 will see the release of PYXIS 4K – a new Ultra High Definition Video Recorder offering unparalleled flexibility in application and workflow compatibility.

“PYXIS 4K is the result of Fairlight’s extensive research in ground-breaking Video and Audio resolutions. It will deliver a cost effective and future proof UHD Video recording/playback solution with extensive Audio capabilities to the Broadcast, Cinema, Post Production and events industry”, commented Jean-Claude Kathriner, CEO of Fairlight.

PYXIS 4K, powered by Fairlight’s award winning Crystal Core processing engine and innovative software, records compressed or uncompressed Video formats from SD up to 4K and delivers transparent playback in up to 4K, dual-channel 2K resolution. Feature-packed PYXIS 4K records up to 96 Audio channels simultaneously, and offers up to 96 playback channels at 48K/24bit. The system seamlessly integrates in existing workflows, supporting all common 4K video file formats (DPX, DCP, MXF, JPEG 2000, XAVC), graphic formats and codecs natively.

PYXIS 4K is the ideal solution for demanding multi-screen Video wall presentations or large scale, single screen Video projections. Multiple systems can be synchronized with Fairlights proprietary inter-machine sample lock system for playback in up to 8K resolution.

PYXIS 4K is available as a standalone or rack-mountable turn-key unit, or as “PYXIS 4K.kit” with Crystal Core Media Processor to integrate into a Fairlight ratified PC, SX-20 I/O unit and appropriate software.

About Fairlight:
Fairlight is a Sydney-Australia based, leading manufacturer of professional audio with video recording, editing and mixing systems, offering desktop, console and mouse based environments. The company is at the forefront of audio IP, having received numerous Scientific and Technical Academy Awards. Fairlight is pioneering 3D sound, 8K video resolution and customized control surfaces acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest and most ergonomic available. www.fairlight.com.au

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Stampede’s 2013 Big Book Of AV Tour Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple On April 10th!

North America’s largest ProAV dealer tour will once again visit the Big Apple on Wednesday, April 10th, when Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. brings its Spring 2013 Big Book of AV Tour to the Hotel Pennsylvania located at 401 Seventh Avenue, directly across from Penn Station in the heart of New York City.

“The Spring BBOAV Tour is continuing its incredibly successful run across North America as we bring the newest and most exciting ProAV product offerings to America’s biggest city,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “Our dealer partners in the New York City region will have the opportunity to interact with the latest products from exhibiting manufacturers, participate in comprehensive product training sessions, and receive amazing perks that can only be found at the industry’s largest ProAV dealer tour.”

According to Kelly, Vidyo will be on site to demonstrate how to use MiFi with a connected PC and iPad. Two CTS Certified trainings, each worth .5 CTS RU, are scheduled to take place from Hitachi and Sony Unified Communications. Edgar Jimenez, Hitachi Western Zone Manager, will present a training session focused on WHDI and new switchers and doc cameras from Hitachi that allow for wireless content delivery. Sony Video Conferencing Director of Engineering, Paul Dragos, will present a session that includes demonstrations of Sony Video Conferencing products, MediaPointe streaming, Automated Workflow process for content management, and Radvision United Communications. These sessions will take place from 9:30AM – 10:15AM, and 12:00PM – 12:45PM, respectively.

What’s more, all attendees at the New York City stop will receive a $50 AMEX gift card. In addition, attendees will receive a $100 Restaurant.com gift card for every CTS Certified training session they attend! Additionally, all attendees will receive one $500 Stampede Credit that can be applied to any order over $5,000 that is placed with Stampede before May 10, 2013. A complimentary continental breakfast from 9:00AM – 11:00AM, and a lunch buffet from 11:45AM – 1:30PM will be provided by Stampede.

Dealer registration is open now at www.bigbookofavtour.com, where they can also find directions and participating manufacturer information. The New York City event will be open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST.

The Spring 2013 Tour will resume on May 16, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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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Alcorn McBride Makes a Splash at Ruby Falls

Alcorn McBride equipment helped entertainment production company Full Spectrum enhance the spectacular natural beauty of Ruby Falls. The Digital Audio Machine and Digital Video Machine HD were selected for playback to create an exciting sound and light show deep below the surface of the earth.

Ruby Falls is a 145-foot high underground waterfall within Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Located in a large vertical shaft more than 1,000 feet below ground, Ruby Falls is fed by rainwater and natural springs which collect in a pool in the cave floor and then continue through the mountain until they join the Tennessee River at the base of Lookout Mountain.

“We use Alcorn McBride equipment in our systems for control, lighting and 4D theaters,” says Steve Carroll at Full Spectrum, which is headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia. “We do a lot of AV design and integration, 3D mapping and multimedia spectaculars, including a big laser show in Stone Mountain. We also do a significant amount of architectural and specialty lighting.”

Full Spectrum has been involved with Ruby Falls for a number of years. They designed the venue’s sound and light show, writing the scripts, overseeing the recording sessions, creating the audio tracks and designing the surround sound. The company also installed the audio stations and programmed the show.

“Ruby Falls originally lit the waterfall with tungsten lights with no control,” recalls Full Spectrum’s Chad W. Kuney. “We were able to show them that we could replace that lighting with LEDs, for energy savings, trouble-free operation and greater interactivity. Then we choreographed the LEDs to music using the Alcorn McBride AM4 Digital Audio Machine.”

Full Spectrum selected Alcorn McBride equipment for its reputation for ruggedness, reliability and solid-state technology. “Being half a mile underground it’s a very hostile environment, very humid. Equipment quickly goes bad there. But the first AM4 we installed is still going strong five years later,” Kuney reports.

Recently Full Spectrum added another AM4, which supplies audio information at various points during the visitors’ tour around the cave. Additionally, another AM4 drives the soundtrack visitors hear during their elevator descent from the surface to Ruby Falls.

They also upgraded the historical video presentation at the entrance to the cave with a DVM-8400 HD Digital Video Machine for solid-state playback.

“Alcorn McBride products are a really good fit for this attraction,” Carroll concludes. “The machines are easy to use and are easily updated, which is helpful when Ruby Falls switches to a Halloween theme in the fall, for example. We just swap out the Flash cards to make seasonal changes. Alcorn has always been very helpful with everything; their support is flawless.”

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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Systems Integrator Encore Broadcast Relies on Hitachi HDTV Cameras for House of Worship Installs

WOODBURY, New York – Systems integrator Encore Broadcast Solutions in Winter Springs, Florida, consistently relies on Hitachi HDTV studio field production cameras for house of worship installations throughout the state. The company recently installed Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America at three churches: First Presbyterian of Orlando, First Presbyterian of Bonita Springs, and Faith Assembly of God in Orlando.

“The Z-HD5000 offers great functionality and is extremely easy to use,” said Jeff Cameron, Sales Engineer, Encore Broadcast Solutions. “With a lot of our projects, we’re looking for high-quality cameras with a reasonable price point that operate with fiber cable and can be portable. The Z-HD5000 fits these needs perfectly, which is why I’ve consistently used the camera in recent projects. In fact, overall, I continue to rely on Hitachi cameras and have done so for years.”

One of the churches that worked with Encore last year to upgrade to HD is First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. The church uses video to stream a formal service from the main auditorium to a 16’ x 9’ screen in a smaller room nearby that seats 300 people. The church also streams video of its services to the web. While some may use lower quality equipment for Internet streaming, Encore felt it was worth the investment to install broadcast quality equipment.

“Ultimately, you’re spending a bit more money for much better quality that will be seen on many computers and televisions. To enhance the Web viewing experience of the church’s followers, we chose high-quality video equipment while keeping a budget in mind. Hitachi’s Z-HD5000 was an ideal pick for the church,” explained Cameron.

According to Richard Swinson, Technical Arts Director, for First Presbyterian Church, “Our Hitachi cameras were an important part of our total HD upgrade. From HD images on screens in our traditional service, to HD broadcast of our contemporary service, and live HD streaming to our website, the high-quality imaging we capture with our Hitachi cameras stood out to our congregation immediately. It really makes a significant, positive difference to our members and viewers.”

Another church that recently installed Hitachi’s Z-HD5000 cameras is First Presbyterian of Bonita Springs. Before the HD overhaul, the church used small consumer cameras. One of the design challenges for Encore was building a control room out of the church’s attic. Because the control room wasn’t near the main auditorium, they needed HD cameras with digital optical fiber CCU that allowed them to use I-MAG to broadcast sermons throughout the entire building. Three Hitachi’s Z-HD5000 cameras equipped with optical fiber and FUJINON lenses are installed in the main auditorium of the church. The project included building a video and sound system in the church’s overflow room, where services are streamed live to members who prefer to attend services in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Faith Assembly of God in Orlando also worked extensively with Encore to build its new campus. Three Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras were installed in the main sanctuary’s 2,700-seat auditorium. Two of the Hitachi cameras are equipped with Angenieux telephoto lenses and set in the sound booth in the back of the auditorium. The third Hitachi camera is on a jib equipped with a Canon wide angle lens. Faith Assembly uses video in a variety of ways, including live streaming of its services and concert productions to reach its audience in multiple continents.

Cameron said, “As a systems integrator, our goal is to choose high quality products that give our clients the best bang for their buck. With Hitachi’s Z-HD5000 camera, I’m confident we’re doing just that.”

Jeff Cameron can be reached at (407) 448-3531 or jcameron@encorebroadcast.com.

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.

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SurgeX International Commissions Global AC Power and Grounding White Paper

Audio Systems Group’s Jim Brown authors essential guide for consultants and integrators

BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania — SurgeX International, the industry leading manufacturer of AC power distribution and protection products for the global marketplace, announces the free availability of a new white paper, Power and Grounding for Audio and Video Systems: A White Paper for the Real World – International Edition.

Authored by Jim Brown of Chicago’s Audio Systems Group, Inc., the 43-page document was commissioned by SurgeX International to serve consultants and IT/AV system integrators as a core guide on the proper implementation of 120/230-volt AC power platforms with correct connection, distribution and grounding practices. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in complex system design and integration, the document has been published for complimentary distribution on the SurgeX International website at www.surgexinternational.com/pdf/SurgeX-Power-Ground-EU.pdf.

“The implementation of proper AC power and grounding practices for integrated systems is commonly overlooked,” says SurgeX International Director of Engineering Andy Benton. “So we asked Jim Brown to help enlighten our consultant and integrator base with a definitive white paper on the subject. There are only a handful of IT/AV consultants on the planet that understand these issues at the level that Jim does, and his course at InfoComm has become a requisite for professionals looking to secure CTS status and beyond.”

Brown, himself, adds, “I’m very pleased that SurgeX International saw a need for a global AC power and grounding white paper and commissioned our consulting group to write this document. To me, this demonstrates their commitment to the industry well beyond simply selling power protection and will ultimately help customers design trouble-free AC power platforms for complex integrated systems.”

SurgeX International, based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA, has been providing patented AC power protection and distribution products to the professional IT/AV, industrial, education, government and military markets for over 18 years. SurgeX International is a member of the IAG family of products.

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Contact:
SurgeX International
251 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422 USA
Office: +1.610.847.4956
Email: michael@surgexinternational.com
Web: www.surgexinternational.com

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