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WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH SINGS THE PRAISES OF NEW SR SYSTEM FROM WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

**** Photo: Woodlawn Baptist Church’s sanctuary ****

Baton Rouge, LA – July 2013… With music becoming an increasingly important aspect of worship services as a means of staying relevant to their congregation, more churches are discovering the importance of quality sound reinforcement. Such was the case at Woodlawn Baptist Church, where an outdated, poorly implemented sound system was hindering the effectiveness of their worship services. As of February, the situation was rectified by the installation of a new system drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

KTLA 5 Equips New Mobile Production Truck With Riedel Artist 32 Digital Matrix Intercom System

GLENDALE, Calif. — July 30, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that broadcast station KTLA 5 in Los Angeles has incorporated the Artist 32 digital matrix intercom system into a new mobile production truck serving all West Coast Tribune Company broadcast stations, from Seattle to San Diego. The Riedel system offers robust functionality, versatile configuration options, and the ease of use required to ensure clear, flexible communications during live news and event coverage.

“The ease with which the Artist 32 system interfaces with my audio console via MADI was key in the design of the new truck, as was the system’s ability to interact with other facilities and their Riedel intercom systems,” said Patrick O’Keefe, manager of news operations for KTLA 5. “Serving as more than just a plug-and-play solution for a single truck, the Artist system can operate as part of a complete intercom system across mobile and fixed production facilities. I have no doubt that it will perform well for all we have planned.”

Within the mobile production truck, the Riedel equipment supports both news and production operations. The truck is being used not only for news department remotes, but also for specials from the red carpet, the Rose Parade, and the LA Marathon, among other high-profile events.

The Artist digital matrix intercom system is based on a dual optical fiber ring to form a single large full-summing, non-blocking distributed matrix. While the system “feels” like a single unit, it has no limitations in the number of cross-points within or between the different nodes of the system.

The Riedel team integrated the system with key peripherals and provided operators with training on the Director management software and Artist 32 frame and control panels. The intuitive operation of the Artist system will assure that operators throughout the Tribune Company can configure and manage the system successfully.

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

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/KTLA.zip

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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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Sudan Radio Upgrades to NETIA’s Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 Audio Automation Software

CLARET, France — July 30, 2013 — NETIA today announced that Sudan Radio has upgraded its operations to the Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 range of digital audio automation software. Sudan Radio first launched Radio-Assist in 2005, after working closely with NETIA to migrate its tape-based archives to digital. With this upgrade to version 8.1, the North African broadcaster will take advantage of the NETIA solution’s newly enhanced tools for broadcasting, editing, and music scheduling.

“We chose to upgrade our current NETIA installation not only because we wish to remain at the forefront of new broadcast technology, but also because we have found the company’s Radio-Assist software to be a reliable and efficient system,” said Hassan Mostafa, IT and digital archive manager at Sudan Radio. “Staff members across Sudan Radio are already familiar with this NETIA solution, so it will take them very little time to get a grip on the new functionalities offered by the latest software release.”

NETIA’s Radio-Assist family of digital audio software programs covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. In addition to new browse and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, the software features tools for acquisition, sound-file editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, multicasting, and administration.

With the upgrade to Radio-Assist 8.1, Sudan Radio will enjoy the benefit of built-in music scheduling functionality. With music management tools integrated into the software’s Feder-All playlist preparation module, users will be able to automate playlist generation according to preset criteria, business policies, and a wide range of intelligent options for sequencing music.

To ensure a smooth transition to the new software release, NETIA has trained Sudan Radio’s 40 Radio-Assist users on the solution’s enhanced AIR DDO broadcasting module.

“Sudan Radio is a longstanding NETIA client, and we share a history of collaboration in establishing highly efficient radio broadcast workflows,” said Marc Bawol, MEA sales manager at NETIA. “We’re pleased that through this relationship, we have been able to introduce further efficiencies in bringing Sudan Radio programming to air.”

More information about NETIA and its product portfolio is available at www.netia.com.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/NETIA/RA8.1-MusicScheduling.zip
Image Caption: NETIA Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 Music Scheduling

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About NETIA
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, RTBF in Belgium, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Rádio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, and Canal+. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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Peavey Electronics® Appointed as Earthworks Master Distributor Asia-Pacific

July 30, 2013, Milford, NH – Earthworks Inc., manufacturer of High Definition Microphones™ and Zero Distortion Technology preamplifiers, is pleased to announce Peavey Electronics® as its Asia Pacific Master Distributor.

As exclusive Master Distributor, Peavey Electronics® will oversee all sales, marketing and technical support for Earthworks audio products along with their local distributors in the Pacific Rim region which includes People’s Republic of China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Oceania.

Heidi Blackmer Robichaud, president and CEO of Earthworks added, “We are very excited about the appointment of Peavey Electronics®. Their experience, background and expertise will make them excellent partners in promoting Earthworks’ technically advance products throughout this region of the world.”

Brent Beery, Managing Director APAC of Peavey Electronics® said, “We love the design and build quality of Earthworks products and think they are a great complement to the Peavey line. Our dealers in APAC are going to win more projects because they are selling Earthworks and Peavey together.”

About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

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Focusrite RedNet System Simplifies Connectivity for Southwestern College’s Center for Recording Arts & Technology

Immersive audio arts program adds two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for Pro Tools® and three RedNet 2 16-channel analog interfaces

Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2013 – The Recording Arts & Technology program at Southwestern College in the San Diego California suburb of Chula Vista is one of the nation’s top audio programs. Begun in May 2008, under the direction of Professor Jay Henry, a two-time Grammy® award nominee for his engineering and production skills, the Recording Arts & Technology program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industries of music, television and film, utilizing state-of-the-art music studios and labs for a hands-on learning experience that emphasizes fundamental recording technique and knowledge. Henry entered the music industry decades ago, and has experienced the huge changes in the music recording industry; he has kept his educational program flexible to adapt to the changes yet to come. That’s why he was excited to discover Focusrite’s RedNet networked audio I/O technology. In recent weeks, Prof. Henry directed the purchase of two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for his Pro Tools|HD systems coupled with three RedNet 2 16-channel analog I/O interfaces for his main recording and satellite mixing rooms. Once these units are installed, the two studios at the core of the Recording Arts and Technology program will be able to be completely networked, allowing seamless access of audio between rooms and giving students and faculty a high degree of flexibility in how those facilities are used.

“We’ve kept this program at the cutting edge since it began, and we’ve been waiting for a networked solution like RedNet to come along for a while,” explains Henry, whose professional and personal affinity for Focusrite products goes way back through his relationship with long-time colleague and current Focusrite Novation Inc. President Phil Wagner. “Phil and I go way back, and we understand how you need to both address the cutting edge of technology and also make sure that the sound is always the first consideration. I get that with the Focusrite RedNet system – we get seamless connectivity and the built-in Dante networking, and of course great sound at the same time. Focusrite has never let me down, and it’s going to be a great benefit for our students and teachers here too, as RedNet represents the future for recording and interconnectivity.”

Henry added, “The best thing sonically about RedNet is the detail and width of the stereo image, which is a direct result of RedNet’s next generation A/D – D/A design and analog circuitry. RedNet sounds more open; it’s like taking the roof off your mix.“

RedNet is Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s tried and tested Dante digital audio networking system to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application.

RedNet 5 connects your RedNet system to Pro Tools|HD via a standard DigiLink or Mini DigiLink cable. Up to six units can be connected to one Pro Tools HDX system, supporting up to 192 channels at 96 kHz or 96 channels at 192 kHz. Pro Tools|HD Native and Pro Tools|HD are also supported. RedNet 5 is interoperable with other Pro Tools® interfaces and features extremely low latency.

RedNet 2 adds 16 analog channels in and out to your RedNet network and can be located anywhere you can run an Ethernet cable. Featuring Focusrite’s precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion for superb audio performance, it delivers 119 dB dynamic range at sample rates up to 192 kHz. The rear panel includes standard DB25 connectors for analogue patchbay or breakout cable interfacing.

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Photo Caption: The Recording Arts and Technology program at Southwestern College recently installed two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for Pro Tools and three RedNet 2 16-channel analog interfaces from Focusrite. Pictured is two-time GRAMMY® nominee, professor Jay Henry, with his rack featuring Focusrite gear.

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L-ACOUSTICS Parties with DJs Day and Night at WET REPUBLIC and Hakkasan

Vegas’ two hippest new hotspots adopt KARA/SB18 monitor packages for all-star residencies by Tiësto, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and more

LAS VEGAS — L-ACOUSTICS’ KARA/SB18 combination is quickly emerging as the monitoring system of choice among the world’s top EDM superstars, further evidenced by the fact that Audiotek recently specified the package for MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s two newest venues: WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool and Hakkasan Las Vegas.

In early April Audiotek purchased and installed six KARA loudspeaker enclosures and four SB18 subs in the DJ mix area of Hakkasan for its client, Angel Management Group (AMG), which operates the venue. Later that same month, an identical monitoring setup was installed at the AMG-owned 53,000-square-foot, adults-only pool club, WET REPUBLIC. Solotech’s Las Vegas office facilitated the sale of both systems. more

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iZ Announces New High-Efficiency Power Supply For iZ RADAR 6 And ADA II

New high-efficiency power supply makes for a quieter recording experience

New Westminster, BC, Canada (July 30, 2013)
iZ Technology, long-time innovator of music and audio products, has announced the development of a new power supply for its prestigious hard disk multi-track recorder, RADAR 6, and its standalone converter, ADA II. This new environmentally friendly development reduces thermal energy waste enabling a quieter, cooler, and more reliable recording experience for the user. In the words of iZ Technology founder Barry Henderson, “The new power supply enables RADAR 6 to run quieter than ever before. It’s lower temperature operation eliminates the need for a chassis fan altogether. With fewer mechanical parts and cooler operation, RADAR and ADA are now even more robust.”

RADAR has long been the recording platform that offers the highest sound quality on the market. Built with world-class converters, Adrenaline DR technology, dual digital/analog power supplies, near-zero jitter, and near-zero latency up to 192 kHz, RADAR systems transcend the digital barriers of sonic quality. With the addition of the new high-efficiency power supply, RADAR 6 and ADA II continue to raise the bar on performance and reliability.

Product Availability:
Current RADAR 6 and ADA II users can upgrade to a new quieter recording environment.
Please either call or email for details: 1-800-776-1356 or support@izcorp.com.
RADAR and ADA systems start at $6,500 USD
For pricing visit izcorp.com/purchase/price-a-radar or izcorp.com/purchase/price-an-ada.

About iZ Technology Corporation
iZ Technology Corporation, a Canadian owned and operated company, has been creating industry-defining music and audio products for close to 25 years. iZ Technology’s mission is to help customers realize their goals by delivering excellence and innovation in recording products of the highest quality.Their renowned RADAR line of multi-tracking audio recorders and unparalleled ADA A/D & D/A audio converters have enabled thousands of customers to do exactly that. iZ Technology is internationally known for its uncompromising commitment to faster tracking, pure sound quality, rock solid product reliability, and industry-leading technical support. Follow iZ on Twitter @izcorp and like iZ on Facebook.

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Platinum Tools(R) Launches 10Gig Termination Kit; Featured at 2013 CEDIA Expo

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 30, 2013 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new 10Gig Termination Kit. A turnkey field kit (P/N 90170) that includes Cat6A shielded connectors, the Tele-Titan™Xg Cat6A crimp tool, cable jacket stripper and external ground tab crimper. Now shipping, the new system, which exceeds 10-Gig performance standard requirements for streaming high bandwidth across Cat6E, Cat6A, and Cat7 cable, will be featured at the 2013 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 529.

“Streaming media traffic, whether, data, audio or video, is on a sharp rise and networks are demanding more bandwidth,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “That means bigger and usually shielded cable, such as Cat6E, Cat6A and Cat7. Our new 10Gig Kit terminates larger cable to meet 10-Gig standards.”

The connector choice is critical. In today’s world, it needs to be at least 10-Gig rated, cable compatible, and field-terminate capable. “Our 10-Gig Cat6A shielded connector not only meets, but exceeds these requirements,” Phillips added. “Used along with the Tele-TitanXg Crimp Tool, our cable jacket stripper and external ground tab shielded crimper you achieve a consistent and optimal termination every time.”

10-Gig Shielded Connector RJ45 Cat6A (P/N 106190) specs:
• Max cable OD: 8.5mm/0.335in.
• Max conductor OD: 1.35mm/0.053in.
• Exceeds 10-Gig performance standard
• UL and RoHS compliant

Tele-TitanXg Crimp Tool (P/N 12515)
Compact, balanced and fits in the hand or pocket easily. Specifically built for our 10-Gig connector, it terminates all pins to industry specified crimp heights with nominal hand force. The embedded cable strippers for round and flat cables easily adjust and control depth of the blade when stripping Cat5e/6 cables. Includes a built-in cable cutter.

Cyclops 2 Cable Jacket Stripper (P/N 15010)
Removes the cable jackets from many types of twisted pair, multicore, and fiber optic cables. It self adjusts to automatically cut PVC, plenum, and others without damaging the braids, foils, or conductors. One piece design, ready-to-use right out of the package.

CT-360 Crimper (P/N 12360C)
The lightweight, easy-to-use CT-360 performs 360 crimps on the external ground tab of shielded RJ45 connectors for Cat5e, Cat6E, Cat7, Cat5/6, and Cat6A cables for a concentric termination with full control.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Receives Cine Gear Expo Technical Award

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it was awarded the 2013 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award for Lighting Technology for its new F8 LED Fresnel. Presented to new products in several categories, the awards were selected on site by a panel of industry experts last month during Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles.

“To be recognized by Cine Gear Expo, one of the leading technology shows forthe entertainment industry, is quite an honor for us,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “The F8 folds flat and provides several other innovative twists on the traditional Fresnel. Our compact LED technology allows us to provide a cooler, more compact, and energy efficient light without compromising performance.”

With quantum dot technology in its U.S.-built LED engine and a CRI (color rendering index) of 97 or better, the fully dimmable F8 offers and adjustable beam spread for even coverage for widescreen productions. Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, it collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage. It maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping through an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations.

While the F8 draws only 100 watts, it has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel. It is also water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging location conditions, and can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or standard 14.4V camera battery. Like other Zylight models, it is also equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. The F8 includes a five-year warranty on the LED engine, and ships with barn doors and yoke mount.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Zylight was founded in 2003 with one mission: Bring truly intelligent, time-saving lighting to the entertainment production industry. Our award-winning team has more than 80 years of combined industry experience, and we continue to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to grow its brand to a large international audience. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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Extron Introduces Three Input Switcher with Integrated DTP Transmitter

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP T USW 233, a three input switcher for sending HDMI or analog video, audio, and control up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable to an Extron DTP 230 receiver. It is HDCP compliant and provides two HDMI inputs, one RGBHV or component video input, and one DTP 230 twisted pair output. The analog signals are digitized to ensure a high quality digital video signal is transmitted to the DTP 230 receiver. The switcher also offers many integrator-friendly features, such as EDID Minder, auto-switching between inputs, audio input assignment, and remote powering. These features plus the low profile enclosure make the DTP T USW 233 ideal for discreet placement in lecterns, beneath tables, or in other locations.

“Integrators and consultants are often challenged to find the ideal products that meet the connectivity requirements at the conference table or lectern,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The DTP T USW 233 combines digital and analog AV switching with twisted pair extension into one compact product that simplifies the installation and design of most installations.”

The DTP T USW 233 provides reliable switching and transmission of HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit and embedded HD lossless audio formats. For simplified operation, the DTP T USW 233 can automatically switch between the digital and analog sources. In addition, the analog audio input can be assigned to any of the three video inputs, or it can be set to follow the input switch. To simplify integration of sources and displays, the switcher features two Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder and Key Minder. EDID Minder manages EDID communication between the display device and input sources to ensure that the correct video formats are displayed reliably. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and reliable switching.

The switcher includes an RS-232 and IR insertion port, enabling simultaneous transmission of bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals from a control system using the same twisted pair cable that transmits video and audio. For added installation flexibility, a single external power supply can be used to remotely power the DTP T USW 233 transmitter or a DTP 230 receiver over the twisted pair cable. The DTP T USW 233 offers convenient control options, including front panel control, RS-232, and contact closure with tally output for easy integration into a variety of environments.

To watch a product introduction video, please visit: www.extron.com/dtptusw233video

For more information on the DTP T USW 233, please visit: www.extron.com/dtptusw233pr

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