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SunBriteTV’s Backyard of the Year 2013 Contest Heats Up with Dozens of User-Submitted Photos

THOUSAND OAKS, California, August 8, 2013 – Summer is nearing its end, but SunBriteTV’s Backyard of the Year 2013 contest is only just beginning. Since early July, SunBriteTV owners have submitted photos of their backyard to be entered to win prizes valued at over $6,000. All backyards featuring a SunBriteTV are eligible even if they don’t boast resort-like décor!

A panel of judges will be selecting two of the most impressive submissions at the end of each month. Those winners will receive a Soundcast Melody Wireless Outdoor Speaker (MSRP $449.00) and be entered to win the grand prize at the end of 2013- over $6,000 in backyard accessories and furniture from Soundcast and Lynx.

Visit http://backyardphotos.sunbritetv.com/ to view the entire gallery of submissions and even vote for your favorite backyard.

Dealers are invited to submit photos of their SunBriteTV installations to win the monthly prize of a $300 discount off future SunBriteTV products and be eligible for the dealer grand prize—a SunBriteTV 5560HD!

Every SunBriteTV includes a 2-year warranty, a weatherproof remote, and a built-in 20-watt sound system. Optional accessories include a variety of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation solutions, dust covers and FM Radio.

All models withstand temperatures from -24°F to 122°F and completely resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects. Anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright high-definition images in any outdoor climate, any time of day or night.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com or call the sales department directly at 866.357.8688.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arena, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

HARMAN’s Martin RUSH to DJ Expo – Light In The Fast Lane

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – HARMAN’s Martin returns to the annual DJ Expo in a big way with an energizing booth, #615 featuring the popular new RUSH range of affordable effect lighting.

Held August 12-15 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, DJ Expo is the ideal environment to showcase Martin’s new range of installation effect lights before North America’s most ambitious DJ and club professionals.

The RUSH Series marks Martin’s focus back on the exciting world of DJ and club effects with a comprehensive range that includes profile, wash, beam, strobe and pin spot luminaires.

“The response to RUSH has been overwhelmingly positive since its launch earlier in 2013, and momentum has only gathered throughout the summer,” stated Brian Friborg, President, Martin US. “Martin looks forward to a great show and invites all lighting industry professionals to the Martin booth for a demo and a closer look at light in the fast lane!”

RUSH by Martin:

RUSH MH 1 Profile: This super bright LED profile moving head with efficient optics punches out a variety of effects and colors from two gobo wheels and two color wheels. For added versatility and effect, it also houses an electronic dimmer and strobe, iris and 3-facet prism.

RUSH MH 2 Wash: Compact yet powerful, this fast and agile LED wash light moving head features RGBW color mixing and a 20-degree fixed beam angle. Unique wash beam effects are possible via electronic dimming and strobe.

RUSH MH 3 Beam: The RUSH MH 3 Beam is a powerful beam moving head that blasts an intense and narrow long-throw beam for spectacular mid-air looks and effects. It houses a fixed gobo wheel and color wheel with a multitude of effects possible from a dimmer and strobe, frost, zoom, 8-facet prism and focus.

RUSH Strobe 1 5×5: This white strobe/blinder is a 5 x 5 LED matrix panel with individually controllable LEDs. Controllable via multiple DMX options or sound activated, it includes preprogrammed effect, letter and number macros for easy-to-produce graphics and messaging. Panels link via an integrated horizontal and vertical locking mechanism.

RUSH PAR 1 RGBW: The RUSH PAR 1 RGBW is a bright LED PAR Can with premixed RGBW color mixing and 20-degree fixed beam angle. It offers electronic dimming and strobe and comes with a flexible bracket for floor or truss mounting.

RUSH Pin 1 CW: This bright white-LED pin spot comes with two beam options for greater flexibility of coverage. Totally silent with an easy-to-adjust bracket, it works as the ideal mirror ball spot light or decorative table spot.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces with dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Martin Professional joined the HARMAN families of category-leading technology and lifestyle brands in March 2013.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Farber Sound Powers North Dakota State Fair with HARMAN’s Crown VRACK Amplifier Systems

(left to right): Dave Farber, President, Brian Rivard, System Tech, Cory Deming, Production Manager, Brian Pickowitz, Business Segment Manager, Crown Audio.

MINOT, North Dakota — Great. Big. Fun. That’s how the North Dakota State Fair bills itself, and this July it lived up to its name with rides, rodeos and concerts by Tim McGraw, Journey, Scotty McCreery, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and other acts. Featuring a grandstand that holds up to 16,000 people, Minneapolis, Minnesota audio production company Farber Sound has handled sound reinforcement at the North Dakota State Fair for the past five years, and this year decided to step up their game with a system based around HARMAN’s Crown VRACK amplifier systems.

VRACK is a complete, transportable amplifier management solution that includes Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers, analog and digital connections and a globally universal power distribution system, all housed in a wheeled rack with a captive suspension system that enables VRACK to be flown in the same manner as a line array loudspeaker system.

“From being a VERTEC® house for the last nine years the move to Crown VRACKs was a smooth transition,” said Farber Sound owner Dave Farber. “We wanted to upgrade to the V5 presets for the VERTEC loudspeakers that are available for the I-Tech HD Series amps used in VRACK. Although the decision to make the investment wasn’t easy, the V5 capability and the other advantages we get from VRACK made it a logical move for a tour sound company like us.”

The system Farber Sound brought to the North Dakota State Fair included four VRACK 4x3500HD racks, each including three I-Tech 4x3500HD 4-channel amplifiers, and three VRACKs with three I-Tech 12000HDs in each. The VRACKs powered two main left and right hangs of 16 JBL VERTEC VT4888 midsize line array elements each, along with 32 JBL SRX728S subwoofers arranged in eight groups of four and eight VERTEC VT4886 subcompact line array elements used for front fill. The team used JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software, along with JBL’s Line Array Calculator speaker modeling application, to configure and control the system from front of house.

“Things went as smoothly as can be using VRACK,” said Farber. “Everyone was very happy with the rig.” Farber also likes VRACK’s ability to operate on different voltage levels at the flip of switch and notes that its AES/EBU connections along with VDrive make it a very flexible package. “I have consistency in my inventory and can simply buy more VRACKs when we are ready to expand.”

“The wow factor of Crown VRACK and Performance Manager is impressive. It’s amazing how much you can do with a simple click,” Farber stated. “The capacity this offers for what we might be able to do going forward is very exciting.”

For more information on Farber Sound please visit: www.farbersound.com.

Visit Farber Sound on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FarberSound.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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