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Barix and DMD2 Develop In-Store Audio Solution for Remodeled Victorinox Retail Stores

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 5, 2013 — Leading corporate music provider DMD2 of Switzerland is bringing fresh energy to newly remodeled Victorinox retail stores on two continents using IP-based in-store media solutions from Barix. The Barix devices reliably play out a unique and exciting DMD2-programmed music mix that meets the retail giant’s new branding requirements.

DMD2, which also handles Barix device configuration, service monitoring and music licensing, chose Barix Exstreamer IP audio decoders for playout due to their high audio quality and reliability. DMD2 delivers the program as a single stream across seven stores in Europe and five in Hong Kong.

Habegger AG, a Swiss event and corporate architecture supplier, engaged with DMD2 to develop an in-store music concept that matched the new Victorinox store designs. The channel development phase gave birth to the “Victorinox music mix,” constantly updated with new releases as part of an eclectic music mix from the 70s to the early 2000s.

This was a new concept to the Victorinox stores as many used CD players, FM tuners or iPods to play music. DMD2 considered Barix an ideal partner to transition the stores to IP audio delivery, as many of the tools to support the new stream were well suited for Barix hardware. The music originates from datacenters in Bern, Switzerland and is delivered to Barix Exstreamer devices in each store as 64kb/s mp3 streams, with expectations to add AAC+ streams moving forward.

“We’ll eventually switch to AAC+ 48kbps encoding to increase stream stability for retail stores in the more remote areas,” said Alexander dal Farra, owner and president of DMD2. “The flexibility of Barix devices is a big benefit in this regard, as the Exstreamer offers both MP3 and AAC+ decoding functionality. This makes migration to AAC+ an easy task.”

With stores in such cities as Zurich, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong and Geneva, Victorinox now has a corporate audio solution that gives exceptional control to the brand management department.

“It’s no longer an ‘everybody is a DJ’ approach within the different store locations,” said dal Farra. “This streamlined process has also brought a fair amount of convenience to the store staff as there is no more music editorial work, licensing or normalizing of tracks.”

Dal Farra added that the new solution also provides Victorinox headquarters with the option to introduce real-time advertisements using ad injection software — a potential revenue generator that would quickly monetize the new in-store audio network.

About Barix AG (www.barix.com)
Barix AG, headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, specializes in research and development of state of the art IP based communication and control technology. Barix products are stand-alone and able to remotely connect worldwide over standard networks / Internet offering new and improved solutions to the professional audio distribution, communication and automation industry. Barix products provide solutions in audio over IP (audio distribution and monitoring, communication, security) and automation (remote controlling, monitoring and maintenance).
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Barix AG, Seefeldstrasse 303, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 43322 11, Fax: +41 44 2742849
Barix Technology Inc, St. Paul, MN – (866) 815-0866

http://www.barix.com

http://www.ip-audio.info

Haivision Recognized as One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Haivision today announced that the company has been named to PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

Haivision, a provider of technology solutions for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video, was ranked 138 on the PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 496 percent.

Headquartered in Montreal and Chicago, with approximately 200 employees worldwide, Haivision’s consistent growth has been driven by increasing demand for end-to-end solutions that make video easy to manage and distribute throughout the enterprise.  With more than 20,000 systems fueling the world’s top organizations with HD video, Haivision technology is deployed within thousands of organizations, including the world’s leading healthcare facilities, educational institutions, multinational companies, and government agencies. Haivision’s video streaming solutions have also powered numerous Internet streaming broadcasts, including the London 2012 Olympic Games and SXSW.

Over the last year, Haivision’s momentum has been highlighted by the launch of new enterprise video solutions like the Haivision Video Cloud, a comprehensive online video platform, which simplifies the complexity of managing and publishing video for Internet viewers, and the Makito X series, the market-leading, high-performance encodingplatform.

“With a surge in demand for video in the enterprise and increased consumption on mobile devices, our strategic focus on combining on-premise, end-to-end IP video workflow solutions with cloud-based systems has contributed to Haivision’s consistent growth and organic profitability,” said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision. “We are fully committed to addressing the specific needs of our customers and it’s great to see our company recognized.”

“To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada, the PROFIT 500 has expanded to recognize the entrepreneurial achievements of more than 500 Canadian companies,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT magazine. “PROFIT is proud to now showcase Canada’s forward-thinking small business entrepreneurs and honour their talents and innovations.”

The PROFIT 500 25th annual list is featured in the summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at PROFITguide.com.

About PROFIT Magazine and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 31 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Haivision

Haivision delivers solutions for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at www.haivision.com.

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Haivision Press Contact:
Jennifer Gazin
PR and Communications Manager
Tel: +1 (514) 334-5445
Email: jgazin@haivision.com

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StrandVision Digital Signage Content Portal Now Offers Three Expertise Levels for Signage Design Control

Introduces Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels for Electronic Signage Content Management System to provide digital sign content administrators with ease-of-use and the right level of control…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – June 5, 2013 – StrandVision Digital Signage has enhanced its Web-based Digital Signage Content Management System (CMS) portal to include three skill levels for electronic signage content administration. The three-tiered approach presents administrators with tailored selections to help them quickly and easily design, post and distribute digital signage pages. Offered as a free digital signage upgrade for all StrandVision subscribers, the enhanced user interface is available immediately.

“The StrandVision electronic signage system is designed to be simple and very flexible,” said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. “New users are automatically registered at the Beginner user level and after their free digital signage training most quickly move to Intermediate. Those who want to have the greatest level of digital signage content design control simply select the Advanced level on the administrator portal and they are presented with all of the design options for the particular page type.”

StrandVision’s enhanced user interface controls the design options that users see when they work with their StrandVision Digital Signage pages. Beginners see a less extensive set of choices, which makes page administration simpler; Advanced users have more choices and more control. The system allows Beginner users to modify pages created by an advanced user without disrupting higher-level settings. This also allows the user to temporarily access Advanced digital signage content features without having to stay at the more feature-rich level.

For instance, for the “Paragraph with Photo” template page, Beginners are offered a selection of fields for entering a title, paragraph content and photo. Intermediate users can also add a subtitle and direct the system to use the full digital media player screen, while Advanced users can play with color options, photo position, add Quick Response (QR) code fields and adjust text alignment, fonts and effects.

For detailed descriptions of the user-level options for each StrandVision Digital Signage content page type template visit http://www.strandvision.com/listkiosk.html. Current StrandVision Digital Signage subscribers may select their user level by logging into their account and clicking the “User Mode” option in the “Modify Pages” section.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wis., delivers low-cost, Web-based digital signage software through a patented Software as a Service (SaaS) approach that delivers content to subscribers’ flat screen televisions, as well as computer screens, websites and mobile devices. StrandVision’s service distributes text and graphics pages, video content and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many business marketing applications, including for medical and dental offices (patient education); banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising); education (student communication, staff and visitor information); employee break rooms (employee communication of events and benefits); nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender to connect a computer to a television over long distances for use with digital signage and many other applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.

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EDITORS – For further information:

Mike Strand
StrandVision
715-235-7446 X100
mjstrand@strandvision.com

Sandy McLaughlin
Soucy Communications Group
781-898-7305
smclaughlin@scg-pr.com

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Canucks Sports and Entertainment Enhances Fan Experience, Drives Revenue with Harris Broadcast

InfoCaster™ solution drives HD video, graphics and advertising content on more than 450 displays across Rogers Arena

DENVER, June 5, 2013 — Canucks Sports and Entertainment, owner of professional hockey franchise the Vancouver Canucks, has deployed an extensive sports video network throughout the team’s home venue based on Harris Broadcast’s InfoCaster™ digital signage technology.

InfoCaster replaces static, backlit signage displays, and was a key building block in a new focus on connecting with fans at Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. Canucks Sports and Entertainment, which also owns Rogers Arena, has seen dramatic increases in fan engagement and sales revenues since installing InfoCaster. From the moment fans arrive, they’re captivated by dynamic, cinematic displays of video, photos, and other visual elements to enhance the venue experience — an experience that has quickly translated to bottom line benefits.

“We nearly doubled revenues associated with the digital signage early on, and have since boosted revenues an additional 25 percent,” said David Comuzzi, senior director of corporate partnerships for Canucks Sports and Entertainment. “This has led to a rapid return on investment.”

InfoCaster delivers customized Canucks video presentations to more than 450 digital displays strategically placed throughout Rogers Arena, including entranceways, upper and lower concourses, concession areas and restrooms. Fans can see many concourse banners featuring eye-catching 48:9 cinematic video — such as player profiles — spanning three landscape-oriented HD displays positioned side-by-side at intervals overhead. Displays include welcome screens, digital menu boards, three-screen advertising boards and community boards.

“Our goal was to use environmental branding to create captivating imagery and storytelling that builds excitement for the game, fosters an affinity for our players and team, and builds life-long relationships with our fans,” said Mark Raham, creative director for Canucks Sports and Entertainment. “We also wanted to project a strong, positive brand image, develop partnership revenue, and promote ticket sales and merchandise. This is part of our overall approach to delivering an amazing fan experience, and digital signage is a key touchpoint. In just two years, our fan surveys and market research show greater fan loyalty and enthusiasm for the Canucks.”

Canucks Sports and Entertainment was drawn to InfoCaster because it’s user-friendly, flexible and capable of automating the delivery of different content to targeted, multi-zone displays. For example, content spans the entire three-screen concourse banner prior to the game. During the game, content appears only on the first and third screens while the middle display shows the game. Menus can be changed quickly and accurately on over one hundred concession area displays, and player profiles and fan photos are updated on a regular basis.

“We have a massive library of HD video, stills and animated graphics that we need to schedule and deliver in a precise, synchronized sequence across designated screen sets, and this content is scheduled according to different programming blocks such as pre-game, in-game, intermission and post-game,” said Karl Pedersen, digital media technician with Canucks Sports and Entertainment. “Without such sophisticated, application-specific software integrated with the hardware, it would be very labor-intensive and daunting to deliver such a spectacular digital signage experience.”

The InfoCaster installation at Rogers Arena consists of several powerful components including InfoCaster Creator, which has a wide array of tools and templates for the design, authoring and creation process; and InfoCaster Manager for remote network management and control of numerous InfoCaster Player devices. InfoCaster software manages the scheduling process, automating ad and promotional content placements across groups of displays to target specific audiences.

About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast is an industry leader in delivering the most advanced, content-rich media experiences available for a wide spectrum of radio, television and private media networks around the globe. With more than 25 leading brands including Versio™, Selenio™ and Maxiva™, the company enables media organizations to tap into one of the broadest, integrated product and solution portfolios in the industry. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company is widely recognized for its product quality and reliability, engineering excellence and customer service, and has earned nearly 100 technological firsts and more than 50 awards for technical innovation. For more information, please visit harrisbroadcast.com.

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Industry Veterans to Lead Archimedia to Offer Unprecedented Mastering and Archive Solutions

New Technology Company Creates Industry’s First Toolset to Enable Greater Visibility, Quality, and Accuracy in Mastering and Archive Environments

DEL REY, Fla. — June 4, 2013 — Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, today announced the appointment of its executive staff. Mark Gray will serve as CEO and president, Chi-Long Tsang will serve as chief technology officer (CTO), and Josef Marc will be the company’s chief marketing officer. These Emmy(R) Award-winning industry veterans co-founded the company to ensure video engineers and archivists can access, play, manage, and test files in mastering formats including JPEG 2000, ultimately making content deliverable more quickly at higher quality.

“At NAB this year, we looked around and saw 4K cameras everywhere, but no way to deliver and read the files. There are no tools in the marketplace to satisfy both the people who create these high-end, pristine master files and the people who archive them, so we decided it was time someone solved that problem,” Gray said. “We’ve all spent many years developing video archiving, digitization, and test technologies for some of the world’s leading archive companies, broadcasters, and digital cinema studios. Now we’ve channeled that expertise into technology that allows both archivists and production teams to make use of their master files, which are, after all, the best copies available. Archimedia gives these users innovative tools that they’ve never had before but have long needed — tools that streamline an incredibly complex process.”

Archimedia caters to the needs of media archives and libraries; studios; broadcasters; production and postproduction facilities; and mastering, quality control, and digital cinema facilities, many of whom have volumes of pristine master files in their vaults. Master files are the ideal format for converting to other formats, but there are no universal players or management tools to support such large and cumbersome files, so most facilities simply store the masters and use other lossy formats when editing or converting files for delivery. Archimedia products will give users a way to work with, interchange, and deliver copies of master files directly from their originals while eliminating the need to store multiple formats.

As president and CEO, Gray will draw on his long and successful career in the broadcast, professional television, and rich media technology markets. He most recently served as executive vice president of Front Porch Digital after he engineered Front Porch Digital’s acquisition of SAMMA(R) Systems. Gray had served as president, CEO, and co-founder of SAMMA Systems, and oversaw development of the Emmy Award-winning SAMMA migration process. Throughout his career, he has held several senior executive positions at global companies including Sony Corporation of America, Pinnacle Systems, and Chyron Corporation.

Tsang has worked in the broadcast and television industry for more than 20 years. At the forefront of design technology for some of the industry’s leading products, Tsang won the U.K.’s Queen’s Award for Innovation and Technology in 2007 and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Emmy Award in 2012. Tsang previously served as CTO for SAMMA Systems and vice president of engineering for SAMMA products at Front Porch Digital. As the driving force behind SAMMA, he has become one of the leading proponents of the use of JPEG 2000 in the archive sector. Tsang’s experience also includes a 13-year stint as chief software engineer at Snell & Wilcox (now Snell), where he created world-renowned products such as the TPG20, the world’s first multiformat digital test-pattern generator.

Like Gray and Tsang, Marc also came from Front Porch Digital and SAMMA, where he managed customer engineers designing digital media archives, asset management, and mass digitization systems, as well as online and cloud video services. As vice president of solution architecture for Front Porch Digital, he designed digital video archive systems for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Marc has held several other high-level positions throughout his career, and as a media consultant to Sony Corp., he co-wrote a book on interactive television and online media companies.

Archimedia will announce its first product in mid-June, giving users a long-needed common system for cost-effectively making use of their master files.

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About Archimedia
Archimedia Technology specializes in the processing, conversion, and playback of mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, for the professional broadcast, digital cinema, and video archival industries. Its technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality. Archimedia’s products fulfill a critical piece of the production and archival workflows, encapsulating complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats into practical solutions that give end users a new level of access to their assets. More information is available at archimediatech.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owner.

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BHV Broadcast’s Award- Winning Video Ghost Targets Digital Signage Market

Power along a co-axial video cable revolutionizes remote monitor powering

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s award-winning Video Ghost phantom power system is providing the Digital Signage industry with a low-cost and reliable power source that eliminates the need for local mains power for monitors. Julian Hiorns, BHV managing director and designer of Video Ghost, revealed details of the system’s cost-saving and operational benefits from headquarters in Owslebury, UK. BHV is an international manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production with a strong global channel network.

“Video Ghost is ideal for short-term or permanent applications that utilize monitors for digital signage such as entertainment venues, retail establishments and houses of worship,” explained Hiorns. “Operational benefits include portability and rapid deployment – important features for mobile productions and difficult locations where monitoring is required, and the flexibility to send or receive video signals and DC power wherever and whenever the need arises.”

Video Ghost is an innovative and unique way to get power to a monitor on a stage floor or in an arena roof and is a true ‘fit-and-forget’ product. The multi-award-winning unit is capable of running DC power and SDI video signals in the same coaxial cable. Once installed, it’s done; no adjustments need be made. No special cables or connectors are required, and the system can be run from any standard 15V power supply. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, Video Ghost powers monitors at a distance of 500 feet. Adding Video Ghost to the signal path eliminates tedious (and expensive) mains power provision at the monitor’s location.

Video Ghost, also available in a rack mount version that holds four transmitters, can also be used to power cameras and SDI converters.

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The company also manufactures rate and format converters and video power systems. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • martin@bhvbroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desert.tv

FSR InfoComm 2013 Product Introductions to Hit Broad Cross-Section of Applications

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced plans to introduce numerous and varied Audio/Video products at InfoComm 2013 that will target a broad cross-section of applications.

Highlights of the new launches include a series of powerful but compact table boxes for conference to classrooms; an iPad table mount to satisfy any digital signage need; a USB Charger for iPad and iPhones, and Digital Ribbon Cables for signal distribution in any AV setting. The new gear will all be showcased during InfoComm in Booth 2259 in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from June 12th – 14th.

NEW AT INFOCOMM
Power Coaster Mini Table Box Series
FSR’s new Power Coaster mini table boxes are ideal for meeting, conference and classroom applications. The decorative covers protect and conceal the connectors below and resemble a high-end coaster when closed. Easy installation is accomplished by simply drilling a round hole in the table. A variety of connector options are available including Universal AC power receptacles and dual USB charging ports. The decorative covers are available with either black or aluminum anodized finishes for durability.

iPad Table Mounts
Perfectly suited for retail establishments, tradeshows, conferences, or even residential use, the versatile iPad Table Mounts offer a secure and reliable solution for any application utilizing an iPad or mini iPad as a digital signage tool. Using mounting holes in the base, the units can be permanently and securely mounted to a desk, tabletop or other surface as an advertising aid or mini billboard. Rotating action allows quick repositioning between portrait and landscape orientation, and a swivel option permits user sharing. Flexible tilt mechanics swiftly adjust the iPad Table Mount into any desired position.

SS-USB-CHRG Charger
The patent pending SS-USB-CHRG Charger snap-in module is iPad / iPhone compatible and incorporates the necessary firmware to communicate with USB devices, detect the correct charging wattage, and deliver a full 10 watts of charging power. The snap-in style connector fits a standard keystone mounting form and includes a power supply with screw terminals for easy installation.

Digital Ribbon Cables
FSR’s revolutionary Digital Ribbon Cables utilize proprietary composite technology to effectively allow “sparkle free” high-speed high definition HDMI signal transmission over distances of up to 325 ft. Active circuitry embedded in the connector shells provides all the signal buffering needed and eliminates additional bulky electronics.

The cables deliver a lightning speed 10.2 Gb/sec video bandwidth and can easily handle 1080p, 4kx2k, 3D and most newer hi-res formats. HDMI and HDCP compatibility is maintained throughout. With virtually flawless signal transfer, these cables are perfect for audio/video distribution in digital signage, conference room and classroom settings where longer cable runs have been prohibitive in the past. The cables are UL listed and plenum rated. The new technology permits tight bends during installation that were never before possible and facilitates easy routing.

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FSR will also launch a host of AV equipment including Floor Boxes and a NEW FLEX System. This amazing self-contained control system offers valuable features, ease of use, and sensible pricing. In addition, the Company will highlight its popular Ceiling Boxes, the only ceiling boxes that offer both agency and plenum ratings; its Pathfinder Line of Matrix Switchers; and the Twister Pro transmitter/receiver system.

All of FSR’s latest products will be on exhibit at InfoComm, June 12 – 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Booth 2259.
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About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmoon.tv

GC Pro Appoints Marcin Nowak to the Position of Technical Services Manager, Western Region

— Promotion of longtime GC Pro employee reflects the division’s ongoing growth —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 29, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Marcin Nowak to the position of GC Pro Technical Services Manager, Western Region. In his new position, Nowak will be assisting the GC Pro staff and its affiliate network on the design of advanced installations projects. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and reflects the division’s ongoing success and expansion.

Nowak is certified on Apple computers and has been training on a variety of high-end products from manufacturers such as Avid, Ocean Way, RedNet, Raven and Penteo. In the near future, he will be attending advanced training with many vendors in an effort to better support GC Pro’s clients.

Plushner stated, “In his previous position as a GC Pro Technical Services team member, Marcin has done outstanding work for the past two years. In 2012, his skills and services assisted clients and helped us earn new business. Marcin is also chief engineer of GC Pro’s Hollywood recording demo facility – he will continue to be an asset to GC Pro, and we wish him congratulations on his new position.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Outline Celebrates 40th Anniversary at InfoComm 2013

High-End Products Lead Live Sound Industry Innovation

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 4, 2013 — Outline, S.r.l., the makers of high-quality, industry-leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, continues its year-long 40th anniversary celebration at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 109). Formed in 1973 by Guido Noselli, a musician/engineer frustrated by the inability of sound systems at the time to deliver his performances accurately to audiences, Outline has grown to become a leading technical innovator in speaker and control system design. Capable of delivering studio-environment audio quality to live events, Outline is celebrating with the introduction of the advanced GTO C-12 Line Array Speaker System and its re-engineered DVS Powered Speaker Series at this year’s show.

“At the onset of our 40th Anniversary in 2013, Outline has become the system of choice for the highly regarded Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. and the historic jazz club, Little Gem Saloon, in New Orleans,” says Tom Bensen, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director of Outline North America. “In addition, the Production Resource Group (PRG), one of the largest production services companies in North America, employed a massive Outline GTO Line Array, MANTAS and Butterfly-driven sound system for the recent Andrea Bocelli performance in the BB&T Center, the largest indoor arena in Florida. The tour will use the Outline system when it begins again in June 2013. InfoComm attendees are welcome to stop by our booth to see a live demonstration of the GTO C-12 and join in the celebration.”

Outline’s unabated determination over the last 40 years to produce the finest professional loudspeakers systems available continues at InfoComm with the U.S. launch of the all-new GTO C-12. With its technology completely derived from the larger-format, dual-15-inch GTO (first introduced in 2011), the GTO C-12 produces output power surpassed only by its larger sibling from an enclosure that is physically smaller and 30 percent lighter. Incorporating its V-Power Concept and patented DPRWG Wave Guide, combined with the most advanced transducer technology available, the GTO C-12 carries the familiar high-resolution signature sound synonymous with the Outline brand and family of world renowned line array products.

Also featured for the 40th anniversary celebration will be the new, re-engineered DVS powered speaker series, which includes iMode remote monitoring and control, with the DVS 12P and DVS 15P now fully bi-amped via twin internal amplifiers.

About Outline
Outline S.r.l., based in Brescia, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of high quality loudspeakers of both powered and un-powered configurations. Founded in 1973, the company has a rich history in the development of high quality loudspeaker systems, test and measurement systems, and holds numerous technology patents. With offices in Italy, The UK, and the USA and over 50 distributors on five continents with more than 4200 venues and users to its credit, Outline has assumed its place among the leaders in the professional audio market.

Auralex® Announces New Leadership Team

— With Mark Henderson as CEO, David Brune as Director of Sales and Andy Symons as Director of Operations, Auralex® is poised for its next phase of growth —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, MAY 29, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, has announced several recent additions to its leadership team. The announcement was made by Auralex Founder and President Eric Smith and underscores Auralex’s ongoing global expansion.

First, Mark Henderson has been appointed CEO. Prior to joining Auralex Acoustics, Henderson had a successful global career with Dow AgroSciences, and also functioned as Executive Director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council, traveling abroad to grow both organizations’ market share. Along the way, Henderson acquired experience with Six Sigma and other process and organizational re-engineering job assignments. Henderson received both his MBA and Bachelor degrees from Kansas State University.

Next, Dave Brune has been appointed Director of Sales. Brune brings over two decades of sales management and business development experience with leading global manufacturers including Sony DADC, Maxell Professional Media, Thomson Consumer Electronics, and Ampex Recording Media Corporation. Dave is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications.

Third, Andy Symons has been appointed Director of Operations. Symons brings with him 20 years of experience in operations and management as well as over 30 years of experience in the professional audio and music industries. With a degree in Telecommunications from Butler University, he began his career as a staff engineer (and later Chief Engineer and Vice President) at TRC Recording Studios. He later joined World Media Group as mastering engineer, then Plant Manager and VP of Operations. Starting in 2001, he served as studio manager and marketing director for The Lodge Recording Studios. In the spring of 2011 he decided to return to college to earn an associate degree in IT/Networking, which he completed in late 2012.

“I have known Andy and Dave for several decades, and I can attest to their status as experts in the audio industry, as well as being great friends,” stated Eric Smith. “We are excited to be working with them moving forward. On the same hand, Mark is an experienced business and management professional, and he and I have become close allies since before his appointment. With these three new personnel on our team, we are poised for unprecedented global growth in the coming months and years.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

Photo File: LeadershipTeam.JPG
Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Auralex® Acoustics Director of Operations Andy Symons, CEO Mark Henderson, and Director of Sales David Brune.

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