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25G Hybrid Line of Digital Matrix Switchers from Lightware U.S.A. Now Shipping

Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering, is now shipping the 25G Hybrid Technology, a revolutionary line of digital matrix switchers, which work in tandem with Lightware’s Modular Extender (MODEX) family of external signal extenders. The 25G Hybrid Matrix will be showcased in the Lightware booth at InfoComm13, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando booth # 4180.

Designed to deliver exceptionally high-resolution image quality and 24/7 reliability, 25G Hybrid technology sets a new standard in the pro AV industry. More than just a switcher, the 25G Hybrid is a complete source that manages and distributes all digital and analog signals over a single CAT5 cable or fiber via specially-developed input/output cards combined with audio add-ons. As a comprehensive line of digital matrix switchers, transmitters and receivers, 25G Hybrid combines switching with a powerful suite of diagnostic tools for the digital age, delivering a superior user experience.

Since the 25G Hybrid accepts multiple formats it enables users to deploy a single, space-saving frame instead of separate routers and switchers for various formats.

At the heart of the new line is super-fast 25 gigabit per second data-rate switching, which allows transportation of next-generation video signals like HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort1.2. The future-proof platform is ready for all video and audio standards, including 4K and stereo 3D formats.

Multilayer switching design allows independent routing of each signal type (breakaway switching) for all layers. This feature provides switching and extending of all signal layers separately, or in a breakaway format, to be recombined at output to a single connection.

Each video port can be equipped with a separate audio input and output (audio return channel) connector forming a 320×320 S/PDIF crosspoint switch. It manages stereo and multichannel audio as well as high-bit rate formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Multichannel-to-stereo down mixing can be provided as an option.

Other 25G Hybrid features include Ethernet 10/100 connection in all input and output ports for local devices and remote extensions, USB KVM connectivity, and IR/CEC/RS-232 control signal support.

About Lightware U.S.A.

Lightware U.S.A. is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. For more information on these products, visit www.lightwareUSA.com.

Kinky Boots Has Broadway On Its Feet With DiGiCo

With songs by rocker girl Cyndi Lauper and story by celebrated actor/playwright, Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots has Broadway on its proverbial feet. Based on the 2005 British flick about a struggling shoe factory that reinvigorates business by making fetish footwear for drag queens, the show opened to rave reviews—and a TONY award nom on the horizon. In keeping with many award-winning shows on the ‘Great White Way,’ sound designer John Shivers opted for a DiGiCo SD7T to handle the production, after becoming familiar with the system on his previous productions for Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act and The Lion King overseas. The SD7′s powerful system and diminutive size made it a perfect fit for the new show.

“A few years ago, I saw a brief demo at Masque Sound when the SD7 first became available,” he recollected. “Seeing the feature set and the redundant engine and power supply all onboard got me interested. When designing The Lion King for Singapore in 2010, part of my negotiation involved suggesting that we swap out the Cadacs with SD7s in New York and London for both creative and financial reasons. Before I knew it, I’d gotten an email telling me to move forward. Within 6 weeks of that conversation we were implementing the SD7s on the New York show and a month after that we were doing the same in London. I’ve been using SD7s pretty much on every show since.”

Shivers says the console offers a lot of flexibility, especially with the new “T” software, which he says brings features and functionality specific to our needs on theatrical productions as well as a solid sounding foundation in a very compact package.

“The SD7T software has added these very beneficial features thanks to [award-winning sound designer] Andrew Bruce’s involvement in the development. Having onboard compression, gating and delay—along with the programmability and recallability of those parameters on every channel—opens up possibilities that you just can’t have with an analog console. It’s definitely been an upgrade for us from that standpoint. A positive byproduct has definitely been the size of the console, which allows you to get into smaller spaces and require less seats and has served as a large financial windfall for producers. For me, from a purely creative and design standpoint, it’s about the capabilities of the console. I’m not one to follow the crowd necessarily, but the SD7 has become a standard of our industry and the reason everybody’s using them seems clear. It has proven itself to be a very capable and reliable console.”

“The SD7 with the ‘T’ software option has indeed proven to be a very good investment for Masque Sound,” says Masque’s Scott Kalata. “It has near-universal client acceptance, unlimited flexibility and its small footprint make it the ideal choice for today’s theatrical sound designer.”

The show’s Associate Sound Designer & Production Sound Engineer David Patridge has mixed on virtually every make and model DiGiCo has offered since the D5 in his two decades on Broadway. He, too, raves about the increased functionality that the Theatre Software offers.

“This is the number one reason for using SD7 in my opinion,” he offers. “We really appreciate all of the work that DiGiCo has undertaken, in tandem with Andrew Bruce, in developing a purpose-built version of the SD7 software for the theatrical market. DiGiCo has been very responsive in listening to end-users and new features are added and perfected constantly along with the elimination of oddities and bugs.

“I could fill pages on all of the features and how we use them. Specifically, the Auto Update is a great feature on its own but when it is employed as part of the theatre software it is really powerful and allows the desk to remain automated to a much larger degree than other types of desks. Typically, when using a recallable desk, you would need to dumb-down many of the features in order to avoid constantly recalling entirely new settings each time a scene is recalled. With the theatre software, you can expect the desk to operate in a ‘manual’ way but with full and selectable recall ability from moment to moment. On other productions such as The Lion King, we have enjoyed using the Gain Tracking ability of the desk in a creative new way. There is no other desk that I know of where you can assign headamps to a redundant set of control channels dedicated to band monitoring and then have the digital trim of those redundant channels track changes to the headamp. DiGiCo has really stepped up by providing a console that provides us with the greatest creative freedom when doing theatrical sound designs.”

“We use the onboard processing extensively for band reverbs and dynamics, which really cuts down on the real estate at the FOH position. The only outboard gear we’re using is a couple of Avalon Tube Compressors for our lead vocalists to fatten up their vocals. We also have a TC6000 System and Eventide H3000 for Vocal Effects/Reverbs etc. We are not using Waves yet, but I am interested in doing this in the future.”

The show’s system inputs total 116 analog and 6 AES, in addition to 60 analog outputs and 14 AES outputs. The production uses a pair of DiGiCo SD Racks along with the local I/O and MADI for the QLab playback system. They took advantage of the onboard MADI Split on the SD Rack in order to provide audio to a Yamaha PM5D monitor console. “The new racks offer a host of features positioning them well for use where audio is being split to a number of places like OB trucks etc., without needing to tap into the topology of the SD7 audio engines.”

By its very nature, Patridge explains, the SD7T solves many of the issues that crop up when dealing with a theatrical piece. “The cuelist structure, MIDI implementation, onboard input and output dynamics, the desk footprint and the Auto Update features not to mention the desk’s excellent sonic characteristics make choosing an SD7T a no-brainer. And in terms of flexibility and ease of use, I would say that DiGiCo is at the top of the ladder. There is no other digital desk that offers the same degree of theatrical features. The desk is also designed in such a way that it is very simple and intuitive to explain it to a new operator. Sonically I would say that that DiGiCo is on par with the top of the marketplace. Often the weakest link in any sound design is things like the content, mic positions or the room architecture. I don’t get the sense that any of the available top-of-the-line digital consoles add much of a sonic signature, although certainly you get what you pay for. We have been very pleased with the results that we get from DiGiCo desks.”

Pacific Television Center Simplifies its Productions with FOR-A’s UFM-30FRC Frame Rate Converter

Cypress, CA – FOR-A Corporation of America announces that Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a leading provider of global transmission and live broadcast production services, is relying on its UFM-30FRC HD/SD frame rate converter for the company’s operations. PacTV owns three UFM-30FRC units and has been using its up/down/cross converting capabilities for wide-ranging format conversions to transmit feeds around the world.

As PacTV constantly works with incoming feeds via satellite and their proprietary global fiber network, the UFM-30FRC’s built-in frame synchronizer is an important tool for the service provider. This feature clears up any drops in incoming signals that have the potential to cause issues in signal conversion and distribution. Both the frame sync and ‘any format in/out’ functions of the UFM-30FRC minimize the need for additional processing gear and simplify PacTV’s conversions of various standards. Another feature of the UFM-30FRC that makes production simpler for PacTV operators is the Web graphical user interface (GUI), which affords them quick, easy setup and control from any of their three facilities.

“The UFM-30FRC offers motion compensation that rivals that of top-of-the-line converters while being very affordable,” said Jakob Nielsen, PacTV’s Projects Coordinator. “PacTV is a longtime user of FOR-A’s products. In addition to the UFM-30FRC, we also rely on other FOR-A solutions, such as their video switchers, playback systems and other frame rate converter units. We have always found their quality, delivery, and technical support to be exceptional. The bottom line is that FOR-A enables us to better support our broadcast clients.”

PacTV has utilized FOR-A’s UFM-30FRC for numerous international sports broadcasts, including boxing, tennis, golf, wrestling, racecar driving, and martial arts events, as well as live news productions. The UFM-30FRC is part of FOR-A’s UFM Modular product series and can be installed into a FOR-A UFM universal frame.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Delivers Retractable Multi-Aspect Ratio A.T. Film Screen; Sets the Standard for Integration of a Reference Theater Screen into Non-Dedicated Rooms

Ames, IA – May 20, 2013 – Seymour-Screen Excellence is now shipping its multi-format retractable (MFR) film screen – a motorized dual-roller acoustically transparent film screen outfitted with a retractable masking system to perfectly frame different aspect ratios.

The foundation of the MFR is SSE’s exclusive Enlightor-4K woven-fabric acoustically transparent film screen surface. This .98 gain surface is both ISF-certified for color purity and is the only acoustically transparent screen that has no visible holes, weave, texture, or minimum seating distance.

The MFR is sold with either a lateral system (2 vertical masks) to display 16:9 while maintaining a constant image height on a 2.35 screen, or a horizontal system (1 mask) to display 2.35 while maintaining a constant image width on a 16:9 screen.

Either of the masking options descends and ascends via a second roller (hidden in the case). SSE specializes in woven-fabric acoustically transparent film screens; all of its masks are made of a black, lightweight acoustically transparent material.

According to SSE Managing Director Chris Seymour, the company is the only brand to trim its retractable models with a fabric velvet border. Employed is the company’s proprietary Infinite Black™ material which delivers substantially more light absorbing power than that of painted borders. The material also frames the screen image with a sharp, high-contrast edge.

Exclusive to all of SSE’s retractable designs is the company’s patented Uni-tab™ system which serves to hide most of the side tensioning cables behind the borders. This continuous tension system eliminates the unsightly hourglass shape common to tab-tensioned screens while providing a completely smooth projection surface.

”The Multi-Format Retractable perfectly achieves the same performance and multiple aspect ratio conveniences of our home theater-optimized Reference Fixed-Frame series,” says Seymour. “This is a win for homeowners that want to experience these same attributes in a non-dedicated room such as a living or multipurpose room, where the film screen can drop in front of a flat panel with the speaker locations no longer an issue, and completely disappear when not in use.”

The MFR case is made from extruded aluminum and finished in choice of black, white or custom colors; additional options include black velvet or glossy automotive coatings. The case measures 5.8-inches high x 5.5-inches deep and can accommodate either on-ceiling or on-wall mounting.

With quiet 120v European 4-wire motors and optional external control box, actuating the MFR screen can be accomplished with SSE’s wall switches, infrared (IR) receivers, Vdc triggers, radio frequency (RF) receivers, RS-232 or several other special order options.

The MFR is available in sizes ranging from 70- to 150-inches wide. The models are completely built in the US and ship within 3 weeks from order. For more information visit www.seymourscreenexcellence.com.

About Seymour-Screen Excellence
Founded as a joint venture by US-based Seymour AV and UK-based Screen Excellence, SSE combined the leadership and innovation of their acoustically transparent projection screen materials for high-end custom installers and specialty AV retailers in North and South America. Using the latest in materials and design from Patrice Congard, originator of the modern acoustically transparent screen, the company’s state-of-the-art screens provide flawless picture quality and acoustic transparency, superior to traditional perforated screens or other less exacting woven screen materials. www.seymourscreenexcellence.com

Extron Introduces Long Distance DVI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP DVI 330, a transmitter and receiver set for long distance transmission of DVI-D video, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. The extender provides an effective means for extending single link DVI-D or HDMI signals. In addition, the DTP DVI 330 accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same twisted pair cable. The transmitter is equipped with a buffered DVI loop-through output to support a local computer monitor. The compact enclosure and remote power capability make the DTP DVI 330 ideal for extending DVI-D, audio, and bidirectional control in space-challenged environments.

“The DTP DVI 330 provides a convenient way to overcome distance challenges in applications, so that sources and devices can be added precisely where you need them,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “This extender not only ensures optimal signal quality and integrity over long distances, it also allows you to take advantage of the benefits of twisted pair.”

The DTP DVI 330 supports computer-video to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K, and is fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapters from Extron. The extender can transmit HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit, CEC, and embedded HD lossless audio formats. It also allows a direct connection from devices with an analog stereo audio output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provides balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver.

In addition, the extender continuously maintains DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display for reliable operation, ensuring direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices. The DTP DVI 330 is compatible with CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 7, and Extron XTP DTP 24 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated within DVI switching and distribution environments to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. For added flexibility, either the transmitter or receiver can be powered over the original twisted pair cable, allowing both devices to share one external power supply.

Audio-Technica U.S. Unveils Systems Integration Resource Center (SIRC) Web Site

— Dedicated password-protected web site includes A-T product information and other resources specifically intended for consultants, contractors and system integrators —

STOW, OH, May 15, 2013 — Audio-Technica U.S., a leader in transducer technology for over 50 years, is unveiling its new Systems Integration Resource Center (SIRC) web site at http://sirc.audio-technica.com. Intended for consultants, contractors and system integrators, this password-protected web site offers Audio-Technica product information, price lists, spec comparisons and other resources. Once authorized by Audio-Technica, the consultant, contractor or system integrator creates his or her own user profile and receives 24/7 access to a host of A-T resources.

Visitors to the site will have access to dedicated product pages by Microphone Type, Microphone Line, Wireless Systems, Headphones, Accessories and Other Products, along with a search function. Resources and tools include Current A-T Prices, A-T Mic Comparison (with categories including Boundary, Gooseneck, Hanging, Headworn, Lavalier, etc.), “The Alternator” Competitive Product Comparison, Project Literature Search and a “Contact A-T” tab. The far right column of the main page is a “My Favorites” list, which is customizable for each visitor and can be used for current or future jobs.

“The consultant, contractor and system integrator market is very important to A-T,” stated David Marsh, Audio-Technica U.S. Director of Sales & Marketing, Installed Sound. “With this new dedicated website, we are continuing our quest to give our customers all the resources they need to become familiar with our product line and to find the right tool for the job. In the field, there is not always time for extensive research, and with this site, we are simplifying the process for our valued customers. Also, using the My Favorites section of the site creates a shortcut for spec’ing mics and accessories for consultants, contractors and system integrators who are doing similar jobs to ones they have done in the past. It’s a great resource.”

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Audio-Technica Mics Chosen for the 16th Consecutive Year at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

— Audio-Technica continues to be the microphone of choice at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony —

STOW, OH, May 15, 2013 — For the 16th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture the music for the 28th annual induction ceremony, which took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 2013. Inductees included Rush (longtime A-T supporters), Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Donna Summer. Non-performing honorees included Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. The show will be broadcast on HBO, Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Eight channels of Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System were used with AEW-T3300 handheld microphones/transmitters for frontline vocals throughout the evening, notably on the evening’s finale by Chris Cornell, John Fogerty, Dave Grohl and Ann Wilson.

The Rush performance had a particularly strong Audio-Technica presence, with Rush bassist and longtime Audio-Technica user Geddy Lee performing with an A-T Artist Elite® AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone, and the band’s guitarist Alex Lifeson using his Audio-Technica 5000 Series wireless systems setup on guitar. The band was mixed by FOH and monitor engineers Brad Madix and Brent Carpenter, both avid A-T supporters.

The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included AE2500 Dual-element Instrument Microphone; AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone; ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone; AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone; AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone; AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone; and AT4054 Handheld Cardioid Condenser Microphone.

The technical staff for the induction ceremony was made up of professional audio industry veterans. Remote recording specialists M3 (Music Mix Mobile), the company responsible for both recording the program and mixing the show for broadcast, used its Eclipse remote truck with John Harris as Audio Coordinator and Jay Vicari as Music Mixer, mixing the event’s audio onsite and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Joel Singer served as Audio Truck Engineer-in-Charge and as Assistant Music Mixer. The P.A. was provided by New York-based Firehouse Productions. Ron Reaves served as Front-of-House Mixer, and Mike Parker Monitor Mixer.

Jay Vicari stated, “I have relied on A-T mics and wireless systems over the years for so many live broadcasts because of their reliability and consistent sonic signature. No matter what genre of music the artist is performing, there is an Audio-Technica solution that allows me to capture the performance as it is meant to be heard.”

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

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Industry Sponsors Support Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT)

— Annual charity event to be held at Malibu Country Club —

Los Angeles CA, May 15, 2013 — The 2013 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, at Malibu Country Club, is attracting an impressive roster of sponsors representing leaders in every corner of the industry.

Sponsors named thus far include GC Pro, Sterling Audio, Dave Collins Mastering, Design FX Audio, Lurssen Mastering, PreSonus, Record Plant, SAE Los Angeles, Shure, Sound Design Corporation, TransAudio Group, Vintage King Audio and Westlake Recording Studios, with more to be announced.

The event has been organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and will benefit the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt will serve as Co-Honorary Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.

“A Place Called Home is a wonderful cause to support,” says Karen Dunn, “We are so grateful to our growing list of sponsors who are helping make this fun event happen, and A Place Called Home will benefit greatly from those who have chosen to take part in a sponsorship.”

Ed Cherney added, “I’m always happy to play golf but especially happy to play when we can not only have fun, but also directly benefit somebody personally. The money we raise will go directly to the music program at A Place Called Home. To be able to make a real difference in a person’s life is what we should all aspire to.”

Online registry for players and sponsors is available at http://2013recordingindustrygolftournament.eventbrite.com/. For more information about the tournament, visit http://recordingindustrygolftournament.webs.com/ or call Karen Dunn at 925-708-0307.

About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (www.apch.org) is a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. APCH provides support and opportunities that increase the likelihood that young people will stay in school, go on to higher education and viable jobs, and make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Music and recording are key components of the organization’s program offering, and the APCH youth band performs and records on a regular basis.

About KMD Productions
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, KMD Productions offers full-service event production across the US for businesses and individuals, providing a range of services needed to make events an overwhelming success. KMD Productions can handle all the details of your fundraiser, corporate function or trade show event. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, get better brand recognition or raise money for your worthwhile charity, KMD Productions has the resources and experience to help you achieve your goals.

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Wyandotte High School Auditorium Gets Upgrade with Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeaker And PowerMatch® Amplifier System

Steven Brown of Progressive Electronics and Bob Ledo of Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc. agree that the RoomMatch® loudspeaker technology provided the right solution for a challenging acoustical environment

Framingham, Massachusetts, May 15, 2013 – RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers from Bose® Professional Systems Division are creating new fans at a fast clip. Leading Midwest AV systems integration company, Progressive Electronics, based in Raytown, Missouri, near Kansas City, has recently completed its third project using RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers. This was the historic 1,500-capacity Wyandotte High School Auditorium in suburban Kansas City. The Bose RoomMatch system, designed by Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc. and installed by Progressive Electronics, consists of two stereo left-right arrays using RM5520, RM7020 and RM7040 loudspeakers and a center array using RM7010, RM9010 and RM9020 loudspeakers. These are powered by seven Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers.

The result, says Steven Brown, Systems Design & Sales for Progressive Electronics, “In a word, astounding! Everyone who has heard these speakers has the same reaction. They are simply the finest-sounding loudspeakers I’ve installed in over 20 years of doing this.”

Bob Ledo, Senior Vice President at Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc., the consultant that specified the system, points out that the historical nature of the auditorium and its lack of acoustical treatment made it a particularly difficult challenge, but one that the RoomMatch system was especially well suited for. “The RoomMatch array modules allowed us to customize the sound system for the room without having to affect any of the space’s aesthetics, because the loudspeakers can be so precisely aimed, letting us keep the sound off the side and rear walls,” he explains. “And because the dispersion is so precise, it also meant that the system did not need additional fill speakers other than several below the balcony. That reduced the potential complexity of the system, and minimized the need for any additional hardware, which was also important for keeping the historical nature of the interior untouched,” he adds.

As a result of its unique advantages, Brown says that the RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers are essentially selling themselves. An installation that he did using them at the Rolling Hills Church in Overland Park, Kansas, has also been used to demonstrate the RoomMatch system’s superior audio quality to other clients and has led to other sales, such as the installation at the World Revival Church in Kansas City, where Brown says its new three RoomMatch array clusters combined with a RM215 four module bass array and multiple PM8500N amplifiers is routinely used at volumes of up to 100 dB several nights a week with absolute sonic integrity across the frequency spectrum. “When I first heard these speakers in a demo in Boston last year I was floored,” says Brown. “The sound was spectacular. Phenomenal. Awesome. Two of the projects I’ve used the RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers on came as a result of just hearing the system at the Rolling Hills Church. The quality of the sound is immediately apparent as soon as you hear it. In fact, the Rolling Hills Church, which has a largely elderly congregation with many who are hard of hearing, said they have gotten letters praising the sound quality of the new system from the congregation, who are ecstatic that they can now hear everything clearly. The pastor told me that the system was a total homerun. Any time I have the opportunity to use the RoomMatch and PowerMatch systems, I will. I will expect similar successes from every properly designed system.”

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Three Draper Products Recognized with ADEX Awards

(SPICELAND, INDIANA)-Draper, Inc. has received three ADEX Awards—including a top-level Platinum Award—for its products. The ADEX Awards (Awards for Design Excellence) are selected by a panel of independent judges, and are sponsored by Design Journal.

Draper received a Platinum Award for the Video Conferencing Camera Lift—Ceiling. The Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling allows the placement of a video conferencing camera directly behind a motorized projection screen; the camera raises and lowers with the screen.

Draper received a Gold Award for the company’s groundbreaking Ecomatt XT700E front projection viewing surface. Draper’s Ecomatt XT700E is the first viewing surface to be Cradle to Cradle (cm) Silver certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified® program is a third party, multi-attribute eco-label administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. Ecomatt XT700E is PVC free, fully recyclable, and GREENGUARD Children and Schools(SM) certified, with a peak gain of 0.7.

Draper received a Silver ADEX for the Video Conferencing Printed Backgrounds. Custom printed backgrounds convey a brand message, give your telepresence an air of professionalism, or even communicate more clearly between different branch offices. Printed backgrounds can contain custom artwork, photographs, corporate logos and more.

For more information on Draper products, visit www.draperinc.com.

About Draper
Draper, Inc., is a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens, lifts for projectors and flat panel displays, video conferencing solutions, window shades and gymnasium equipment. In addition to its Spiceland facilities, Draper has manufacturing or sales operations in California, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Draper products are shipped to dealers throughout the United States and to more than 100 countries.

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