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SYMETRIX CEO MARSHALL CONFIRMED

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 26, 2013: Symetrix announces today the appointment of Mary Marshall to the position of CEO. Marshall has worked in an advisory role with Symetrix for many years and has been an integral part of the management team. As CEO she will be able to bring her experience as a leader and strategic driver to the forefront of the Symetrix story. Marshall’s experience includes growing companies from the ground up, owning and operating multiple businesses, orchestrating corporate financial planning, and designing and executing business development strategies. Recently, Marshall ran the U.S. Western Division of Vistage International, running business development programs, leadership development programs, and working with hundreds of companies and their leaders through Visage’s network of partners.

“Symetrix is perfectly positioned to move to the next level with our strong product line and the most dynamic team in the industry. After decades of building our brand we are excited to include Mary’s successful track record as a change agent and a builder of companies,” said Dane Butcher, Symetrix Chairman.

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations. Please visit www.symetrix.co for more information.

BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE BIG WEB 2.0 COMPANY CONFERENCE ROOMS WITH SYMNET AEC EQUIPPED EDGE DSP

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2013: Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Thresher Communications has been designing and installing cutting-edge corporate A/V systems since 1995. It’s commitment to building cost-effective, simple, and powerful audio/video systems has made Thresher the go to A/V contractor for rising star Web 2.0 companies. Pick almost any big Internet name: it’s likely on Threshers’ client list. Longtime champions of Symetrix SymNet DSP technology, the company has seized on Dante networking and the advanced acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) technology of SymNet Edge to further simplify and enhance the systems it installs.

“We’re all about the ubiquity of A/V,” said Dave Haynes, vice president of engineering. “Our goal is to build systems that are immersive and fun for the end user yet simple and reliable for the IT staffs that maintain them.

Haynes sites SymNet Composer open architecture software and the Edge DSP frame with AEC option cards as key components. “Edge hardware and software are completely flexible, allowing us to customize each system to meet the precise needs of the client,” he said. “The Composer software is fast and easy to use. Our guys can make client directed changes on site without having to bog things down with change orders.”

The fact that SymNet Edge uses the Dante network audio protocol dramatically streamlines Threshers’ designs. “Shure has also embraced the Dante protocol, and so these days most of our installations involve Shure wireless microphones with SymNet Edge processors,” Haynes added. “The Shure ULX system and the forthcoming MXP system deliver output from a ceiling-mounted wireless receiver via Dante. Of course, Shure also sells hardware that converts that Dante stream into other audio formats, but we bypass that by going straight into SymNet Edge with Shure’s Dante output. The simplification is tremendous. We roll out a few of those systems a month.”

Advanced AEC processing is also a critical component of Thresher Communications installations. “Most of the Web 2.0 companies go for a ‘European look’ in their offices and meeting rooms,” said Haynes. “We’re often dealing with spaces that are nothing but brick, concrete, and glass surrounding a large hardwood table. The RT60 times can approach two seconds! That’s challenging for any AEC algorithm, but Symetrix’ processing deals with it effectively. Almost without exception, we place separate AEC processing on each microphone for the best results.”

With the march of technology led by Symetrix and other pioneering companies, the systems that Thresher Communications designs and installs are becoming smaller, more reliable, more intuitive and more powerful. “It used to be that A/V contractors tried to oversell clients on hardware as much as possible,” said Haynes. “Audio/video was thought to be expensive and complicated. Apart from questionable ethics, overselling sacrifices long-term client relationships for short-term gains. We built Thresher Communications with a smarter approach, and now clients in general have become more savvy.” Of course, Thresher Communications maintains its edge… with the help of the SymNet Edge!

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

RT Builds 24-Hour News Studio Complex on Riedel MediorNet and Intercom Solutions

MOSCOW — June 27, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that the Russia Today (RT) television network has installed an extensive and comprehensive real-time signal transport and communications network from Riedel within its Moscow studios. The award-winning news network broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic, and Spanish to bring a fresh perspective on global affairs to 630 million people in more than 100 countries worldwide. Its deployment of Riedel Artist Intercom and MediorNet fiber networks — supplied by large-scale systems integrator OKNO-TV — is among the largest in the world.

“We chose to build our communications infrastructure on Riedel solutions because they integrate seamlessly to provide our studios with an unparalleled combination of reliability, scalability, and signal quality,” said Andrey Bukashkin, chief director at RT. “All signals are available at any point on the network, and we can easily expand this network as our operations and facilities continue to grow.”

The Riedel installation at the new RT facility features the Artist digital matrix intercom system and the Performer digital partyline system, as well as Riedel’s MediorNet Compact real-time fiber-based network for the transport of video, audio, data, and communications between several buildings that make up the studio complex.

The RT machine room is equipped with 26 MediorNet Compact frames, eight Artist 128-port frames, and one Artist 64-port frame. The machine room systems connect with six studios, each outfitted with three MediorNet Compact frames; two master control rooms, each with one MediorNet Compact frame; the facility’s translation and Internet rooms, each with two MediorNet Compact frames; and the multiformat and Avid rooms, each with one MediorNet frame.

The MediorNet frames provide the backbone for transporting all of the broadcast signals on just two single-mode fiber links, drastically simplifying the cabling requirements and reducing the costs of installation and maintenance relative to a copper-based system. This signal backbone supports the bidirectional transport of multiple HD-SDI feeds, reference video (sync), audio (analog, AES, MADI), and timecode, as well as all intercom signals, including those for panels and beltpacks from the machine room to each production area.

“The Artist digital matrix intercom sets a high standard for flexibility and audio quality, and our MediorNet Compact real-time network offers the capability and versatility necessary to streamline even the most complex infrastructures,” said Alla Matveenko, general manager Russia at Riedel Communications. “Together, these systems provide RT with a reliable and straightforward communications and signal transport solution that meets the exacting demands of the 24-hour news environment today and in the future.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About RT
RT is a global international news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic, and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 630 million viewers worldwide. RT is the first TV news channel in history to cross the billion-views mark on YouTube. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner two nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award in the News category.

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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NUGEN Audio Upgrades Its Loudness Plug-Ins to Support AAX 64-Bit, Avid Pro Tools 11

Upgrade Helps Customers Keep Pace With Industry Developments and Ensures Future Compatibility

LEEDS, U.K. — June 25, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has upgraded its line of audio-metering plug-ins to support the Avid(R) AAX 64-bit format for both PC and Mac(R). The upgrade makes NUGEN Audio’s plug-ins among the first in the industry to be compatible with Avid Pro Tools(R) 11, the latest version of Avid’s popular digital audio workstation (DAW).

“At its core, AAX has been designed for evolution and expansion. AAX has since become the standard for many of our customers who put Avid’s editing software at the center of their operations,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “By supporting Avid as it moves to a new generation of DAWs, we’re also future-proofing our products for our customers.”

NUGEN Audio has upgraded its VisLM visual loudness monitoring tool, the LM-Correct loudness analysis and correction tool, and their True-Peak limiter, ISL. The upgrade is available now and is free for all current users.

More information about NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

All trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.

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Liverpool John Moores University Uses Riedel Intercom System to Connect New Liverpool Screen School Facilities

WUPPERTAL, Germany — June 25, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that the U.K.’s Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is using Riedel gear within its new Liverpool Screen School building to enable flexible, high-quality communications across its studios and offices. The installation includes Riedel’s Artist 5000 matrix intercom system and Performer digital partyline intercom system.

“Riedel’s intercom solutions offer the high audio quality and exceptional versatility that our facilities require,” said Kelly Loughlin, TV studio manager at Liverpool John Moores University. “The Riedel system installed is a small but incredibly versatile system that covers all of our communications needs, and the quality of the audio is great.”

Designed and specified by Drama by Design, and supplied and integrated by Sony Broadcast, Riedel’s Artist and Performer systems support communications between control rooms for the school’s large full-HD TV studio and a smaller full-HD news studio, the cameras on each studio floor, the technician’s office, and the central technical room. The flexible product combination provides high-quality audio that allows the LJMU facility to integrate both studios into one system and to establish talkback into the studios, the green room, and preshow areas.

The Artist 5000 panel series is a cost-effective matrix intercom solution that provides the full functionality of Riedel’s digital matrix intercom panels at an unbeatable price point. The Artist panels feature marker strips that identify each of eight talk keys. Housed in a universal enclosure, the panel is suitable for rack-mount, wall-mount, and desktop operation.

The Performer C22 partyline system interface converts two two-channel CAT5 matrix ports to two phantom-powered digital beltpack lines and vice versa, enabling seamless integration of LJMU’s digital partylines with its Artist matrix intercom system. While LJMU currently uses three digital beltpacks, the system can power daisy-chains of up to nine beltpacks, split-boxes, or desktop speaker stations per line.

“When we specified the system for the Liverpool Screen School, we didn’t know exactly what button needed to do what or what signal needed to be routed where, but the flexibility of the Riedel equipment enabled us to customize the system on site as part of the commissioning process,” said Andy Stone, studio design consultant at Drama by Design. “The result was a system that exactly met our requirements. Given the success of this installation, we are now using the Riedel system on a number of similar projects.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Liverpool John Moores University
Originally founded as a small mechanics institution in 1825, the institution today known as Liverpool John Moores University grew over the centuries by converging and amalgamating with different colleges and eventually became the Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, the polytechnic became one of the U.K.’s new generation universities and assumed the name Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). LJMU has continued to grow and now has more than 24,000 students from all over the world. The university has played a vital role in the cultural renaissance of Liverpool and has taken an active part in the regeneration of the city. New advances in digital technology and science have placed LJMU at the forefront of exciting developments in areas such as multimedia, sports science, and space exploration. More information is available at www.ljmu.ac.uk.

About Drama by Design
Drama by Design theatre and creative media consultants specialize in the design and technical specification of theatre, performing arts, TV, and recording studio spaces. We provide a comprehensive range of solutions to building professionals and owners, whether it be for a simple refurbishment of a small drama studio, or a full-scale construction or renovation of a theatre or TV studio. More information is available at www.dramabydesign.com.

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Yamaha Training Sessions Set for Phoenix and California

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will hold training sessions in Phoenix, Arizona July 16-18, 2013 consisting of M7CL for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, Yamaha CL Operational Training, and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

The YCATS training team will also host several training sessions at the Buena Park, California headquarters on July 24 and 25 for those interested in Yamaha CL Operational Training and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

For more information and to registration visit: http://yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.

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Clear-Com’s HME DX210 Wireless Intercom Promotes Safety and Increases Efficiency for Amtrak

Intercom System Offers Clear and Customized Wireless Communication Over Long Distances for the Amtrak T-SAVe Operation

WASHINGTON, JUNE 27, 2013 – Clear-Com® is pleased to announce that its HME DX210 2.4 GHz digital wireless intercom has improved crew communications aboard Amtrak’s T-SAVe (Track Structure Assessment Vehicle) inspection car. The DX210’s audio clarity, increased channel count and large coverage area promote clear communication and augment teamwork during critical operations by ensuring that all directives are heard loud and clear.

Amtrak employs the self-propelled T-SAVe car to inspect the tracks, roadbeds and overall quality of its rail lines. Its crew members must communicate with each other both while inside the car and while working behind, along the sides and underneath the car. Depending on their location, the operators might be anywhere from 10 to 75 feet away from the other crew members, sometimes working in noisy environments. This separation proved to be a challenge to the Survey Director and crew members, requiring one or more individuals to loudly repeat the vital information until it was heard on the other end. With the DX210’s ability to provide sufficient wireless coverage across those distances, this issue has now been resolved.

“Although a combination of experience and good judgment are important, they are not enough to ensure safety when operating Amtrak’s T-SAVe car,” says John Kowalski, Director of Sales for Broadcast Networks, Clear-Com. “Clear-Com’s HME DX210 intercom increased safety in that work environment by allowing clear communication and better coordination among the entire team.”

Amtrak acquired a two-channel HME DX210 system. The Amtrak employees use the DX210 base station that is located in the first third of the T-SAVe car, in a combination with the compatible BP-200 wireless beltpacks. Crew members wear comfortably-fitted HS-16 lightweight and HS-15D noise-canceling headsets over or under their hardhats. When crew members go outside the car, they can flip their microphone back and be able to easily communicate with those not on the intercom.

The DX210 system’s Spectrum-Friendly™ Technology and Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Technology allows for interference-free communication between the crew members. These features, combined with the DX210’s ability to provide point-to-point and direct communications was an improvement from the company’s previous system. Prior to using Clear-Com, the Survey Director could only give instructions to one fixed location through a direct microphone. Now, with the DX210’s grouping function, everyone can hear directives simultaneously on the same intercom channel. The system can also be programmed to exclude those that do not require instructions from the Survey Director.

The DX210 has also improved Amtrak pilots’ communications with crew members. The pilot, who is responsible for informing the team about the railroad on which the T-SAVe will travel, used to have to repeat what the front driver said to each crew member. Using the DX210 system has saved time since the crew members can now hear directly from the pilot, eliminating the information repeating step. This has added tremendous efficiency to the overall communications process.

Amtrak purchased the HME DX210 system from Dale Pro Audio, a leading supplier of professional audio equipment in New York and a Clear-Com dealer.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com®, an HME company, is the global market leader in critical voice communications systems for professional productions. Since 1968, Clear-Com has developed and marketed a comprehensive range of analog, digital and IP-based wired and wireless intercom technologies for party-line and point-to-point communications. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communication solutions. More information about Clear-Com can be found at www.clearcom.com.

Atlona(R) Now Shipping New Family of HDBaseT(TM) Extenders

Devices Bring the Simplicity of RS-232, IR Control, and PoCc to High-Resolution Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 27, 2013 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company is now shipping its new family of HDBaseT(TM) solutions. Designed to provide the ultimate in HD connectivity to both residential and commercial applications over a common connector cable, the HDBaseT extender family offers higher resolutions at longer distances, Power over Category cable (PoCc), and multiple control options. A variety of form factors and connectors are available to meet the exact needs of any installation. more

QSC Introduces Revolutionary Power Amplification Technology Platform

The QSC CXD Series Family of Amplifiers for Installed Sound

Costa Mesa, CA (June 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce its revolutionary power amplification technology platform with the introduction of two new amplifier families, the CXD Series for Installed Sound Applications and the PLD Series for Portable / Live Sound Reinforcement Applications. Featuring advanced signal processing combined with a unique power distribution configuration, the PLD and CXD Multi-Channel Processing Power Amplifiers completely redefine the rack-mount power amplifier category.

“Our new CXD and PLD amps represent a major advancement in amplifier technology and innovation,” says Dale Sandberg, QSC Senior Product Manager, Amplifiers. “Not only are they amazing class-D amplifiers with on-board processing, but they change the fundamental amp paradigm with a unique channel combining methodology for much greater flexibility. The benefit of all this is an outstanding new platform that meets the needs of our customers in a whole new way.”

“There’s been a misconception that QSC was moving away from power amplifier products and instead focusing our attention on loudspeakers and DSP,” states Gerry Tschetter, VP Marketing. “While we’ve seen tremendous success in those product categories in recent years, the fact remains that QSC still builds the best power amplifiers in the market. Our new CXD and PLD amplifiers are a reflection of our use of cutting edge technologies, our deep understanding of DSP and loudspeaker engineering and our legacy of over 40 years of rock solid amplifier design.”

Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, CXD and PLD Series amplifiers feature new QSC proprietary class-D power devices, which enable multi-channel, high performance power. The innovative Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST), provides better power allocation by actively distributing the total amplifier power across one, two, three or all four outputs enabling amp channels to be combined for maximum current or voltage output with the largest models capable of up to 5,000 watts.

With independent DSP processing available for every channel, a preset wizard streamlines the setup process simplifying amplifier configuration and deployment. Advanced DSP includes cross-over filters, parametric EQ, alignment delay and other dynamics processing and when paired with QSC loudspeakers, Intrinsic Correction™ processing techniques may be employed to ensure optimum sonic performance. The integration of DSP with amplification means that the onboard processor is aware of what the amplifier is doing. This enables the dynamics processing and protection circuitry to be far more accurate and effective. USB interfaces on the rear panels allow firmware updates as well as the ability to upload loudspeaker tunings and configurations and transfer data between amplifiers. Multiple DSP-controlled power saving modes combined with the Class-D design ensure high efficiency, low weight, and economical cost of ownership.

Designed specifically for the needs of integrators, CXD Series amplifiers provide efficient, robust and extraordinarily high fidelity power capable of driving multiple amplifier channels and loudspeaker configurations while simultaneously deploying sophisticated digital processing – all with optimal energy and efficiency. The CXD lineup includes the CXD4.2 (400W @ 8 ohms, continuous), the CXD4.3 (625W @ 8 ohms, continuous) and the CXD4.5 (1150W @ 8 ohms, continuous) with the CXD 4.3 and CXD4.5 able to direct drive 70V and 100V systems. The rear panel features four (4) balanced Euroblock input connectors and four (4) Euroblock touch-proof loudspeaker connectors enabling integrators to terminate wiring before connecting to the amplifier. GPIO located on the rear panel offers additional functionality including a heartbeat output for Life-Safety supervision. In addition to their outstanding efficiency, the CXD amplifiers’ power saving modes further ensure that energy costs will be kept to a minimum over the life of the installation.

PLD Series Amplifiers, designed specifically for portable sound applications, provide efficient, robust and extraordinarily high-fidelity power to drive multiple channels of loudspeakers while simultaneously deploying sophisticated digital processing, all with minimal operational complexity. The PLD line consists of the PLD4.2 (400W @ 8 ohms, continuous), the PLD4.3 (625W @ 8 ohms, continuous) and the PLD4.5 (1150W @ 8 ohms, continuous). The rear panel features four (4) balanced XLR input connectors with loop-thru and six (6) Speakon® NL4 loudspeaker connectors for easy setup. The on-board processing is managed via front panel controls with 20 factory settings included for the most common applications. For more customized settings, the included Configuration Wizard helps streamline system setup and configuration. PLD amplifiers combine improved system performance with a wide and flexible range of options for future systems growth.

CXD and PLD Series Amplifiers will be available in July 2013.

About QSC
QSC Audio Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of power amplifiers, loudspeakers, network audio systems and digital signal processors worldwide. qsc.com

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South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas Builds to the Future with Complete QSC Audio System

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (June 2013) — South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, the first mega-resort to be built south of McCarran Airport on the Las Vegas Strip, has installed a QSC Audio Q-Sys(TM) Core 500i network processor, CX Series amplifiers and AcousticDesign(TM) ceiling speakers to handle paging and P.A. in its recently expanded Arena and Equestrian Center. The resort, which purchased the QSC Audio components through Solotech Las Vegas, intends to extend the Q-Sys network into a $30 million bowling arena planned for completion at the beginning of 2016.

The property opened at the very end of 2006, and added QSC Audio BASIS networked audio products to the resort, reports Jason Lein, South Point’s production manager. “When we expanded the arena we took the opportunity to upgrade the processing in there from BASIS to the new Q-Sys 500i. The system has so much processing power that all of the bowling arena expansion will be run off that same core as well. The bowling center will be built for broadcast TV and we’ll have two new equestrian arenas as well—we’ll run it all off that same system.”

South Point recently expanded a concourse and added meeting rooms to its Arena and Equestrian Center, which features a 4,600-seat show arena, an indoor practice arena and a covered outside arena. The center also hosts motor sports and other events in addition to equestrian shows.

Using the new Core 500i, adds Lein, “We created four different concourse zones. We’ve got a bar, tunnels, a practice arena and 1200 air-conditioned horse stalls; the new meeting rooms located on the concourse. We run approximately 144 different page configuration options, using both wired and wireless mics for paging. Depending on what horse events are in here we have to set up several different page zoning scenarios on the fly.”

Lein and his crew installed a dozen AcousticDesign AD-CI52ST two-way, high fidelity in-ceiling speakers in the concourse and meeting rooms, as well as TSC-3 networked touch screen controllers in the meeting rooms. South Point added QSC CX602 amplifiers to power the new ceiling speakers. “Everything is QSC amp-based, even in the main arena,” reports Lein. “We’ve got some PowerLight 4.0 amps from the original install that we never need to replace, and we’re using the PL380s as well.”

Production staff members typically employ wireless control of the Q-Sys set-up, says Lein. “Whichever tech crew is assigned to an event will grab an iPad or the computer controller and set the paging configurations up prior to that show, based on that event’s needs. Switching from the BASIS to the Q-Sys system made it very easy for us to program these iPad-controllable UCIs [user control interfaces] to fit those needs, then reset the whole system before the next event, and then set up the next event, all off these UCIs. The Q-Sys system has been a big benefit for that alone.”

At the end of April, South Point, Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority jointly announced a 12-year agreement with the United States Bowling Congress to host seven championship events in Las Vegas beginning in 2016. South Point, which already features a 64-lane Bowling Center, home to the Professional Bowlers Association’s World Series of Bowling, will build a two-story complex housing a 60-lane bowling facility outfitted with the latest technology on the top floor and two additional horse arenas—sound isolated from the floor above—on the lower level.

“When we get into the new expansion, the two new arena bowls, we’ll install the new QSC AcousticDesign Series speakers,” says Lein. “We’ll be installing over 100 of the 5 ¼-inch AD-CI52ST ceiling speakers throughout the bowling center hallways. We’ll also be installing AcousticDesign series speakers for the bowling lanes, with QSC subs placed throughout the bowling center. We’ll probably be adding more Q-Sys I/O Frames later this year.”

The upgrade to the Q-Sys system’s advanced Layer 3 networking technology has made it easier for Lein to program the new set-up. “Our new design with Q Sys, where the schematics are all-in- one is phenomenal. It definitely makes it easier on the programmer,” he observes. Lein also praises the remote access offered by the system. “We’ve got one or two people, myself included, who handle the programming. When we’re at home and we get service calls, it’s so great to be able to have the remote Signal Probe and be able to analyze what’s going on with the system from anywhere.”

About QSC
QSC Audio Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of power amplifiers, loudspeakers, network audio systems and digital signal processors worldwide. qsc.com

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