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MASQUE SOUND RECREATES THE HEYDAY OF POST-VAUDEVILLE BURLESQUE FOR BROADWAY’S NEWEST PLAY, THE NANCE

Custom Audio Solution Helps Nathan Lane Make Glorious Return
In Hilarious and Heartbreaking Play

NEW YORK, JUNE 4, 2013—When Sound Designer Leon Rothenberg was tasked with reproducing the post-vaudeville burlesque scene of the 1930s for the new Broadway play, The Nance, he turned to Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, to provide an audio solution capable of transporting the audience back to this wild time.

Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, playing at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, brings to life the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday with the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it was easy to play gay but dangerous to actually be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien, The Nance welcomes two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane back to Broadway as Chauncey.

For The Nance, Rothenberg’s goal in working with Masque Sound was to make the play’s setting as authentic as possible. “The sound design was not going to be standard by today’s blueprint,” says Rothenberg. “In the 1930s, there would have been no help from a sound system. There was a band in the pit, and if the performer wanted to be heard, it was all on them. They sang, performed musical numbers and sketches and told jokes, and they just had to be loud. Trying to recreate that feeling without being visibly intrusive and still making sure that everything got heard was a complex challenge. Fortunately, my team, including Danny Erdberg, assistant sound designer, Liz Coleman, assistant audio engineer, Marc Salzberg, production sound engineer and I, were able to work with Masque Sound to come up with a great sound solution.”

By strategically placing boundary and foot microphones, provided by Masque Sound, within the framework of the set and at the front of the stage, Rothenberg’s design was able to pick up the actors successfully and provide that authentic feel he sought.

“After the sound system is designed and tuned, it’s all about the mix,” adds Rothenberg. “It is a very specific and rigorous show to mix in that every moment has to be very tightly controlled. We want to get the most out of the band, and the most out of the singing and the music without sacrificing clarity or the story. Marc Salzberg has a great sense of mixing this way, a great sense of this kind of specificity and how to maintain natural transparent sound. He was great to have on the show and did a phenomenal job.”

Another unique aspect of the sound design for Rothenberg was The Nance’s use of a turntable stage. “There are moments when the band has to sound like it is in the pit and others where the music needs to ‘move’ with the turntable to give the audience the impression of being backstage,” says Rothenberg. “From a sound point of view, these are two very different feelings we seek for the audience to experience, making it an interesting challenge. The band is actually down the hall backstage, but heard through speakers where the pit would be. Then we simulate the sound of a stage house from onstage, with installed speakers up the entire stage right side wall. Masque Sound had the gear I was looking for and the final result gave us just the effect we wanted. It turned out great.”

Masque Sound provided an equipment package that included the Avid VENUE profile console, which delivers studio-grade sound, powerful performance and complete ease of use, with maximum flexibility and power in a smaller footprint. In addition, Masque Sound provided Yamaha DME64 Digital Mixing Engines, which employ Yamaha’s original DSP6 and DSP7 signal-processing LSIs for extraordinary audio processing power and quality. A d&b speaker system complemented by two Meyer USW-1P subwoofers, and DPA Microphones were paired with Rothenberg’s design.

Rothenberg also credits the success of the show to the theater itself. “The Lyceum is the oldest theater on Broadway and the acoustics and feeling of intimacy in that theater are just fantastic,” he adds. “It might have been hard to pull off what we did in a different venue. The Lyceum is both visually stunning and sonically generous and thanks to Masque Sound’s first class support, we produced a first-class show.”

The Nance recently received five Tony Award nominations, including “Best Sound Design of a Play” for Leon Rothenberg. It is currently running on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre.

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InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce finalists for the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards

Fifteen outstanding AV installations will be presented in an exhibit on the show floor June 12-13 at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, where registered attendees will vote with their badges to choose the winners.

Fairfax, VA – InfoComm International and NewBay Media are pleased to announce the finalists for the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards. These finalists were selected from among submitted entries by a panel of industry experts including journalists, technical directors, and industry educators.

Now it’s up to InfoComm attendees to pick the winners in five categories: Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Arts/Leisure and Government.

Registered attendees can drop by the People’s Choice pavilion (#1087) to vote during show floor hours between 9a.m. Wednesday, June 12th and 3p.m. Thursday, June 13th. Voting will close Thursday at 3p.m. Winners will be announced Friday June 14th. Read the in-depth feature from Sound & Video Contractor‘s June issue!

Here are the finalists:

CORPORATE

GE Customer Experience Center
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Advanced for GE Energy

Verizon Innovation Center
Waltham, Massachusetts
Whitlock with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates for Verizon Wireless

EDUCATION

Northeastern University Visitor Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Whitlock with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates for Northeastern University

James B. Hunt Jr. Library of the Future at North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Sextant Group & AVI-SPL for North Carolina State University Library

Perimeter Institute Expansion
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Westbury National for Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

HEALTHCARE

Goodman Hall at IU Health Neuroscience Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sensory Technologies for Indiana (IU) Health

Health Science & Education Building at Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Phoenix, Arizona
Audio Video Resources for University of Arizona

Simulation Center at Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Ashland, Ohio
SoundCom Systems for Ashland University

ARTS & LEISURE

The View from The Shard
London
Dataton, DJ Willrich, Event Communications, Mirage Associates for The View from The Shard

Comal Restaurant Acoustic System
Berkeley, California
Meyer Sound & BugID for Comal Restaurant

SFJAZZ Center at Robert N. Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Aurbach Pollack Friedlander, BBI Engineering, SIA Acoustics for SFJAZZ

GOVERNMENT

Santa Barbara Emergency Operations Center
Santa Barbara, California
Electrosonic for County of Santa Barbara

Minneapolis School Board Meeting Room
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alpha Audio & Video for Minneapolis Public Schools

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
Springfield, Missouri
TLC Engineering, TechSpa & Killian Digital for Springfield-Greene County

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Display Development Kicks Off Cool Promotion

Batavia, NY—June 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, has announced a special dealer promotion with the company’s proprietary Smart Cooling System. For a limited time only, dealers who order the avielo optix, optix 120 (3D), optix SuperWide 235, avielo kroma, avielo helios Studio Edition, helios or Display Development HD3 or HD4, are eligible to receive one Smart Cooling System at no charge. The promotion runs through June 30, 2013.

“It’s no secret that projectors require normal room temperature and proper ventilation for best performance and long-term reliability,” said Jim Burns, co-founder and president of Display Development. “The Display Development Smart Cooling System is custom engineered for each specific installation to provide a true architectural integration solution. By offering a safe and extremely reliable cooling system, our dealers avoid the most common reason for system failures and customer complaints, ultimately resulting in higher profits by spending less time addressing these issues.”

Display Development's Smart Cooling System

For specific program details, current dealers should contact their representative. Prospective dealers interested in learning more about Display Development’s architectural solutions should email the sales team directly: info@displaydevelopment.com.

Benefits of the Display Development Smart Cooling System (SCS)
• Thermal management is the most critical element of reliable projector installations.

• While most projectors are manufactured to be pole-mounted in free space, the SCS allows a true architectural solution with proper concealment.

• Each Display Development Smart Cooling System is engineered to connect directly to the exhaust to ensure the hot air is properly removed from the installation location and both the heat and noise are removed from the listening environment.

• Smart Cooling Systems are thermostatically controlled to maintain an operating
temperature of within 3 degrees of optimum.

• Smart Cooling Systems use large, overcapacity, in-line fans that rotate at lower speeds for whisper-quiet operation, and that can support long duct lengths to provide additional flexibility for unconventional projector placement.

You can also learn more about Display Development on Twitter (@DisplayDev) and on Facebook.

Christie and The Sextant Group Help North Carolina State University Build Research Library of the Future

Large-Scale Display Visualization and Content Create Collaborative Technology Incubator

CYPRESS, Calif. – (June 3, 2013) – Christie® and The Sextant Group are helping redefine the components of a research library at North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, North Carolina. Achieving the school’s goal of securing a competitive advantage by equipping students with collaborative research tools for solving problems in today’s tech-driven society, the library sets a new standard in combining technological innovation, student engagement and striking architecture using Christie® MicroTiles®, Christie projectors, and Christie Spyder X20 video processors.

According to Maurice York, Head of Information Technology, NCSU Libraries, North Carolina State University, the space was carefully designed as a purpose-built environment where students and faculty can interact with top-of-the-line digital technology to further their research and education.

York said, “Our goal was to, figuratively, ‘blow the walls off’ the library. This meant large-scale display visualization and content to create a truly collaborative technology incubator. In addition, the new central facility had to utilize open technologies, continuously repurposed, that could work for molecular dynamics one day and gaming that same day or next day.”

Christie Central to the Solution and Success of Project

With AVI-SPL as integrator, design engineer The Sextant Group, project consultant, selected Christie to fit the extensive needs of the project, starting with Christie MicroTiles – the versatile digital building blocks that are configurable into any design or shape in any indoor environment. With each MicroTile measuring approximately 12-inches tall by 16 inches wide by 10 inches deep, they met the tight space required while achieving that ‘wow’ factor the University was looking for.

“The school wanted the highest resolution and highest color depth displays, but space was at a premium and the technology needed to be versatile enough to fit into various rooms and be used for various purposes,” said design engineer Scott Frey.
Once the Christie MicroTiles were chosen, the project evolved into Christie projection systems and Christie Spyder X20 video processors as crucial solutions to achieving an engaging digital library. The projectors are now helping immerse students and faculty in creative and interactive environments that can be reconfigured and repurposed at any time. The Christie Spyder X20 processors ensure the full potential of the Christie projectors and MicroTiles walls are realized, with their ability to blend, window, mix, and scale any source format and then route the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices quickly and easily.

“Advanced digital display media make learning more accessible – even fun – to students and act as a catalyst for ideas, creativity, and problem solving,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global & corporate marketing, Christie. “At the Hunt Library, every pixel is dedicated to the students, with Christie playing a central role in bringing to fruition the groundbreaking concepts. We are proud to be part of this incredible project that takes a unique and creative approach to collaborative and engaging education.”

Christie visual display solutions in the Hunt Library:

- The iPearl Immersion Theater is used to showcase student exhibits, faculty theories and work, and to publicize speaking events to students and faculty on a 16-unit wide by 7-unit tall Christie MicroTiles installation lining a curved wall at the main pathway entrance.
- The Game Lab includes a 16-unit wide by 5-unit high MicroTiles display. Designed as a place for play, it also serves as a vital resource for advancement in the study of games and design experimentation on a large, high-resolution scale. A Christie Spyder X20 video processor gives users complete control over the displayed content.
- The Art Wall is a 15-unit wide by 8-unit tall MicroTiles wall located above the “ASK US” service point. Used to display photography and artwork of faculty and students, the Art Wall also features a welcome screen for visitors.
- Outside the Teaching and Visualization Lab is a 9-unit wide by 10-unit tall MicroTiles array configured in columns and separated by a wall. Used to display artistic video pieces and animation, the wall also displays what takes place inside the lab, which features 10 Christie Mirage WU7K-M 3-chip DLP® stereoscopic projectors as part of a 270-degree immersive environment with seamless, blended images. A Christie Spyder X20 video processor controls the content.
- Inside the Creativity Studio, two Christie Mirage WU7K–M 3D projectors and four Christie DHD800 projectors have been installed and are displaying impeccably clear visual presentations by both students and faculty.
- A 4-unit wide by 4-unit tall MicroTiles array acting as a Creative Sandbox for a variety of uses.
- A 400-person Lecture Hall is fitted with two Christie Mirage WU12K-M 3D projectors – lighting up one of the largest campus screens. Christie Twist™, a solution that enables full image warping and advanced edge-blending, ensures perfect pixel alignment onto the curved projected surface. A Christie HD7K-J projector was installed in a separate, 100-person meeting room.

Christie Is Central to Library’s Success

The completed James B. Hunt Jr. Library has been a unanimous success at NC State, with faculty, students, and visitors in awe of the stunning visuals and technology. The university has achieved its goal of creating an iconic space where students and faculty from all disciplines can collaborate on new ideas, experiment with technology on a large scale, engage through course work and research, and showcase their work in a big way.

“I have worked with Christie for a very long time and for every major project I turn to them for the reliable and quality performance I know I can count on,” said Frey.

“Christie has been central to the success of the Hunt library, helping us to redefine a space and create a true visual environment, rather than just simply fill up a screen,” concluded York.

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Omar Prashad Appointed Director of Sales – Systems Integration At Advanced

In a move to strengthen its sales efforts at a critically important time of expansion, Advanced, Canada’s premier AV and IT integrator, today announced the appointment of Omar Prashad to the position of Director of Sales ¬– Systems Integration, effective immediately, according to David Weatherhead, Co-President at Advanced. Prashad will report directly to Vice President of Sales, Mark McPherson.

“We are pleased to announce that Omar has joined the Advanced team at this exciting time of growth,” Weatherhead said today, “Omar is an accomplished leader, having had major success in a variety of areas in the AV industry, including product sales, systems integration, sales and design engineering and sales management. We’re confident that his sales experience and leadership abilities will play a crucial role in bringing Advanced to the next level in the integration market.”

Prashad comes to Advanced from Duocom Canada Inc., where he served most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Engineering and was tasked with providing leadership and management of all sales, operations and engineering team members. Prashad was responsible for increasing revenue by reforming the organization’s sales strategy and department alignment, and also created and deployed formal operational processes that resulted in better technical utilization, accurate job costing, and an effective, efficient, repeatable project life-cycle.

Throughout his 10-year career in the AV industry, Prashad has sold, designed, and managed numerous innovative six- and seven-figure audiovisual integration projects for a wide breadth of clients in the corporate, education, healthcare and legal markets. Prior to entering the workforce, Prashad attended York University and graduated in 2003 with an Undergraduate degree in Psychology.

“Advanced stands at the forefront of Canada’s AV and IT integration market and it is with great enthusiasm that I join the team,” Prashad said today. “In my new position I will focus on driving unity and increasing revenue within the systems integration sales team, and I feel confident that Advanced will continue to achieve incredible growth in the AV and IT industry.”

About Advanced
Advanced is a leading audiovisual and collaborative communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, visual collaboration systems, rental and staging services, repair, maintenance, and value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, London and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. To learn more visit www.advanced-inc.com.

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Elidy-Big LEDs Join Queens of the Stone Age World Tour

Rockers Queens of the Stone Age have announced an extensive world tour, and Chromlech Elidy-Big LEDs will be hitting the road with the band. The tour kicks off in Europe in June. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of Chromlech Elidy fixtures in North America.

Queens of the Stone Age just released a new album of original songs, “…Like Clockwork,” their first in six years. They made a live comeback in March at Lollapalooza Brazil and have summer tour festival dates set for the UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Poland, Hungary and Spain.

Lighting designer Paul Normandale is using 15 Elidy-Bigs on the tour hanging five in the air and placing five each on either side of the big screen behind the band. The fixtures, supplied by Upstaging, are deployed to display bitmapped content.

“I first saw Elidy-Bigs demo-ed in the UK,” says Normandale. “I thought they would work well on the tour since they’re a tungsten color source. And I was impressed with the unexpected nature of the effects you can create with them.”

French-made Chromlech Elidy fixtures are the world’s first LED matrixes capable of projecting volumetric graphics. They combine high-output, calibrated, warm white LEDs with specific optics to generate extremely narrow beams that far exceed the intensity of LED screens. Elidy fixtures are also decorative items that can blend easily into scenery, backgrounds and décor by using a wide range of accessories, including unique new customized covers. These covers are attached either magnetically or as a snap-on and change the panels’ appearance to take on different colors and textures, including wood, metal, mirror, leather, stone and even grass.

The Elidy-Big fixtures on the Queens of the Stone Age tour are a nine-tile configuration of the company’s 5×5 high-power LED matrixes.

Normandale reveals that the Elidy-Bigs are “working just great. Every day we find a new look we can create with them.”

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

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HRS Control To Distribute Powerful Picturall Octo Media Server with 8K Play Back

HRS Control is pleased to announce that it has become the exclusive distributor of Picturall Octo in the U.S. The Finland-made Picturall Octo media server offers the easiest, most powerful and most cost-effective solution for multiscreen video installations. It can play back 16 full HD video layers and is the first media server in the world to play back full 8K resolution media. It is ideal for both rental staging and fixed installations, including theater, concert touring, museums, broadcast and unique signage configurations. Picturall will be showcased in High Resolution Systems’ booth at InfoComm13, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando booth # 4089.

“Picturall Octo stands out from the competition because of the amount of power it offers in one box,” says Drew Taylor at HRS Control. “It’s designed for applications with a lot of different displays. Octo has eight DVI dual-link outputs each of which can run at a dual-link resolution of 2x 1080p. With external splitters you can get up to 32 independent DVI outputs at 720p each – all fully configurable with warping, image manipulation, blending and more.”

Picturall Octo runs on the rock solid Linux operating system and is controllable using Picturall Commander, free remote-control software with a highly efficient user interface. It is also controllable via DMX, Art-Net and TCP/IP or with HRS Controls’ UDC (Universal Device Controller) software.

“A new version of Commander, which has been totally revamped with more cueing, macro executions and presets, is expected to be officially released at InfoComm,” Taylor reports.

Octo’s robust, powerful video engine delivers a playback performance of more than 16 layers of full HD video and provides 48 media layers with position, scaling, rotation, color correction, effects, alpha channel and more. The system also boasts a built-in cutting-edge 3D effects generator.

Octo is easily set up: The whole system can be installed in minutes. A simple but versatile display set up and built-in EDID manager are used to line up even the most complex display set ups in less than an hour.

HRS Control is also distributing Picturall Octo+, a new version of the Octo media server, equipped with enhanced hardware capable of running media up to 8K. “With a faster processor, Octo+ is targeted to very high-resolution content needs,” says Taylor.

Picturall Octo has been used to display images from the Vancouver Winter Olympics on an innovative multi-screen set for a Dutch broadcaster; run high-resolution media content on a giant LED screen during the opening ceremonies for the ShenZhen Universiade in China; help create one of the world’s largest holographic projections at the Tian Long Yuan Theatre in Beijing; and run the media content for a staggering 3,010 square-meter display that comprised the Qin Han Tang Emporium’s Sky Screen in Xi’an, China.

HRS Control has demo units of Picturall Octo available now. Octo and Octo+ may be rented or purchased from HRS Contol, which also offers operator training to customers.

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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Analog Way expands its distribution in Germany

June 2013 – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to announce the conclusion of a new partnership with publitec. Since June 1, 2013, publitec has been distributing Analog Way’s AV processing solutions in Germany.

Analog Way is pleased to bolster its distribution in Germany with a new distribution agreement concluded with publitec. As a leading actor in images and media technology for events and in fixed installation projects, publitec sells and rents a wide array of AV equipment from renowned manufacturers to help its customers produce outstanding events as well as impressive and efficient state-of-the-art installations.

Effective June 1, 2013, publitec has been distributing Analog Way’s processing systems including its new generation of powerful high-end AV processors based on the LiveCore™ platform.

John De Cet, EMEA Sales Director at Analog Way, comments:publitec is a well-established distributor delivering all necessary components for powerful AV systems at the best price/performance ratio. Analog Way’s high-end conversion and processing solutions fits perfectly with this offer. With help of publitec’s team of specialists, we’re confident that our solutions will significantly grow within the German events market.”

“We are very much impressed on how Analog Way´s vision and strategy concerning product quality and marketing match ours”, says Andreas Flemming, CEO of publitec. ”For this reason, we are highly convinced of the success of this partnership. The LiveCore™ platform will be a vital part of our rental portfolio and therefore will be available in sufficient quantities to feed the market.”

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Wirebox Media Provides Production Services for Auburn University Last Roll: NEXO System Plays Key ‘Role’

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Wirebox Media of Smyrna, GA was selected by Auburn University to provide production services for the Auburn Oaks Celebration at Toomer’s Corner that included a block party and “One Last Roll” of the historic oak trees. The event took place in late April just after a record-setting attendance at the spring football game. The attendance at Jordan-Hare Stadium was over 83,400, and the downtown celebration was thought to be very close to that number. Auburn Oaks rolling has been a tradition for nearly 80 years; the trees are then replaced by live oaks.

The audio production system selected by Wirebox Media was centered around a NEXO GEO S 12 loudspeaker system and NEXO PS15R2 and PS10R2 monitors. “The NEXO system is consistently predictable, and sound fantastic,” states Tim Harrigan, Owner, Wirebox Media. “This job, in particular, proved the ease of use for the GEO S12 Series as we didn’t even have time to tune the system before the show and made very few adjustments in the first few minutes.” A total of 32 NEXO GeoS12 cabinets were configured as 10 per side for main hangs with an additional 6 per side for out fills, all powered by 8 4×4 NXAMPs.

“Staging a block party in three hours was not that simple,” says Harrigan. The complexity of the event snow-balled in the ten days Wirebox had to prep for the event that involved a nationally attended press conference with VIP’s from AU and the city, highlighted by a kabuki drop for the new architectural plans for the area, a spirit rally headed by the AU Band, and the event finale featuring a concert by local band Kidd Blue.

“Design and planning was key as the day was really four separate events: load-in/setup, press conference, spirit rally, and concert,” Harrigan notes. “This was all compounded by the three-hour setup time and the massive crowd. We could not have successfully completed this without a stellar crew, great clients and the cooperation of the City of Auburn, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Auburn Police Department.”

For more information on Wirebox Media, visit www.wireboxmedia.com.

For more information on NEXO products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Listen Technologies Introduces New Multi-Media Touch Conferencing Solution

Listen Technologies takes the next step in its conferencing solution offerings in North America, with its distribution partner Televic and the introduction of its new Multi-Media Touch Conferencing solution.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — The new Multi-Media Touch Conferencing unit features an interactive touch screen encased in a sleek flush mount microphone and speaker unit with ultra-low latency, live video distribution.

“This solution was developed to converge all the elements needed for productive group communication, said Brooks Gibbs, Conferencing Marketing Specialist, Listen Technologies. “Everything is just a touch away. Participants can see, hear and manage all content associated with the primary objective of communicating clearly. Hi-definition video content live or recorded, documents, presentations, pictures, web content, audio, agenda, messaging and more. It’s all there.”

Benefits of the new Multi-Media Touch Conferencing unit include:

• Ideal for discussion style meetings where dynamic interaction of documents, voting, messaging and web access is needed without distraction.
• Ultra-low latency delivers live high definition video to the user with lip-sync when live cameras of a speaker are in use.
• Live video distribution capabilities reduces both the complexity of the system and the equipment need for an overall cost-savings.
• Intuitive user interface delivered in a sleek 7” touch screen, speaker, RFID card reader and microphone unit.
• Maximum performance, reliability and security via new Televic packet-based conference network.
• Scalable for meetings of any size without compromise to speed and responsiveness due to the patent-pending software architecture.

Come touch the future of your next meeting! The Multi-Media Touch Conferencing solution will be demonstrated at InfoComm June 12 -14, 2013. Visit Listen Technologies and Televic at Booth #1449 or make an appointment for a demonstration by using this link http://bit.ly/166EcZ1. For more information on the Multi-Media Touch Conferencing solution contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
For more than a decade, Listen Technologies has brought power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

About Televic Conference
Televic Conference, a Belgium based company, provides solutions for a wide variety of applications that require moderated discussion, simultaneous interpretation and electronic voting. Over the years, Televic Conference has become the key solution provider for many European institutions. Decades of experience in satisfying the most demanding customers resulted in a comprehensive offering of customer-focused, fully value-engineered solutions. www.televic-conference.com

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