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New Orleans’ Civic Theatre Returns to Duty with L-ACOUSTICS

Solomon Group installs KIVA-KILO rig at historic theatre and adds KARA to personal rental inventory

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Following an extensive nine-month, $10.5M renovation project, the Civic Theatre, the oldest surviving theatre building in New Orleans, has officially reopened its doors after sitting dormant for more than three decades. To bring the 107-year-old, 15,000-square-foot performance venue up to today’s production standards, Solomon Group, a new L-ACOUSTICS Certified Provider for install and rental markets, specified and integrated a KIVA-KILO loudspeaker system into the space. more

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Norway’s TV2’s Journey Accomplished with HARMAN’s Studer

OSLO, Norway – Ever since TV2 in Norway purchased its first HARMAN Studer mixing console in 2005, Norway’s biggest commercial TV channel has enjoyed a strong relationship with Studer and Norwegian Studer distributor LydRommet AS. The ensuing series of Studer purchases and upgrades demonstrates TV2’s ability to protect its investment with high-quality, efficient solutions.

The Bergen branch purchased an OnAir 3000 digital mixing console in 2005 and another one in 2010. It also added a Vista 8 console in 2007. The Oslo branched added two Vista 8 consoles and a Route 6000 system in 2006, while adding an OnAir 3000 console in 2007. In 2009, TV2 was one of the very first in the world to implement Studer’s I/O sharing system, RELINK, between the two Vistas, the router and the OnAir 3000.

In 2012, the Bergen location upgraded its first OnAir 3000 to SCore Live, doubling its DSP capability as part of rebuilding the news studio. This year, the OnAir 3000 in Oslo received the same treatment, when it was time for that studio to upgrade its facilities. In addition to the SCore Live upgrade, the OnAir 3000 in Oslo received additional I/O capability, and a desk extension.

Since The TV2 news channel is on air roughly 18 hours a day, I/O capabilities were enhanced in order to receive MADI signals directly from the video router, instead of relying on the routing system. This enables service and software upgrades to be completed on the router even when the news channel is on air.

TV2 invests heavily in system automation. For example, with its Mosart playout system, TV2 controls the OnAir 3000 consoles via the Studer Monitora protocol. This gives the engineer the freedom to work on sound quality, camera and lighting, without worrying about opening the right fader at the right time. In Oslo, the engineers are controlling the studio microphones from the console extension, before sending the feed to an audio group that is controlled by Mosart. Also, with the implementation of the EMBER protocol in the Vista 4.9 software, Bergen now controls even the Vista 8 consoles with Mosart.

And it continues, as TV2 Bergen is now installing a 22-fader Vista 5M3, which will network with the Vista 8 over RELINK.

“The relationship with TV2 exemplifies more than just one customer’s commitment; it also shows how the Studer platform enables customers to protect their investments,” said Espen Andersen of LydRommet AS. “TV2 is a technology-driven broadcaster constantly seeking better and more efficient solutions, and all the way the Studer mixing systems easily adapt through software and hardware upgrades.”

For more information on TV2, go to www.tv2.no

For more information on Lydrommet, go to www.lydrommet.no

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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Integrity to Be Honored With Christie Award

Christie®, a global provider of visual display solutions, is pleased to announce that Integrity Entertainment Systems, LLC (“Integrity”), led by President Gary Engvold, has been recognized by Christie for its recent milestone of more than 1,000 installations of Christie® Solaria® projectors for its customers, which include some of the leading chains and independent cinemas in the U.S.

The award will be presented at ShowEast (Oct. 21-24) at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Florida.

Craig Sholder, vice president of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, congratulated Engvold and Integrity on the award. “Integrity realizes the importance of providing a total solution to its exhibitor customers and does so by communicating to its customers the advantage of all of Christie’s cinema products and services, including our theatre management software, digital signage and network operations center (NOC) facilities, in addition to our world-class digital cinema projectors.”

“We are honored to be chosen by Christie for this award, which recognizes the efforts of all our team in serving our growing customer base,” said Gary Engvold, president of Integrity. “We choose Christie for the overwhelming majority of our installations, as do our exhibition customers. Christie provides the brightest, highest-quality images for cinema and alternative content projections, with practically no downtime during conversions, and superior after-sale service and support. The range of 2K to 4K resolutions, plus options for 3D and high frame rate projection, make Christie the projection solution for now and the future.

“As well, Christie goes the extra mile in not just supplying excellent products and service support, but also helps me prospect new customers and obtain their digital-conversion financing. That makes a standard business arrangement become a true value-added relationship.”

Integrity is a full-service cinema supply company, created in 2002. Through partnerships with some of the industry’s leading suppliers, it creates custom solutions for projection, seating, point-of-sale, concession and lobby areas.

Integrity is currently installing Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors at a number of theatres across the USA. These include Clearview Theaters across the eastern USA, as a result of that chain’s acquisition in April 2013 by Bow Tie Cinemas. At the time, Bow Tie announced that it intended “to make a substantial investment in the newly-acquired Clearview theaters, including Chelsea Cinemas, to fund key upgrades that are designed to enhance the movie-going experience for customers, including digital projection and 3D installations, concession stand upgrades, decorative improvements and point of sale technology that will allow Bow Tie to enhance its customer loyalty programs.”

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Digital Rapids StreamZ Live Encoders Power Streaming in the Studio and On the Road for nobeo

Production services provider relies on award-winning live encoders in-house and in the new @-car production vehicle

August 28, 2013 — Passfield, United Kingdom: Digital Rapids –- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — announced today that German production services provider nobeo GmbH has deployed Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders for live streaming production both within nobeo’s studios and in the field with nobeo’s new @-car compact production vehicle.

Based in Hurth, Germany, nobeo provides studio production, outside production and post production services, including a fleet of mobile control units and HD outside broadcasting vans. With the development of the new @-car compact production vehicle, nobeo also offers high-quality broadcasting for event and business TV plus live online streaming.

One StreamZ Live encoder is deployed in the @-car for live productions from the field, with additional StreamZ Live units in nobeo’s dedicated Internet TV studios for producing live online shows. The encoders transform live high definition source feeds into multiple output streams in a variety of resolutions, bit rates and formats for live OTT delivery as well as creating VoD assets. The most recent systems were acquired through Digital Rapids reseller sono.

“The Digital Rapids systems meet our expectations perfectly and are straightforward to use. In live situations in particular, it is extremely important to be able to rely on the technical components fully and entirely,” said Guido Amann, CTO at nobeo GmbH. “Alongside the technological benefits, it is worth highlighting the excellent support we have received. We wish more products were like this — being simple to use and accompanied by excellent support from the manufacturer.”

“A rapidly growing number of outside broadcast service providers are capitalising on the audience-expanding opportunities of multiscreen delivery and producing dedicated online and mobile experiences directly in the field,” said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. “The unmatched flexibility, comprehensive feature set and robust reliability of our StreamZ Live encoders make them ideal for meeting the rigorous demands of live on-site production environments, and we’re pleased that nobeo has chosen our solutions for their operations both in-studio and in the field.”

StreamZ Live encoders provide superior quality, outstanding reliability and flexible, multiscreen output format support for audience-expanding live streaming applications. Powering applications from online and mobile video to over-the-top (OTT) services and IPTV, StreamZ Live’s rich output capabilities and adaptive streaming support are ideal for capitalising on today’s lucrative multi-screen content distribution opportunities, allowing content and rights owners to reach viewers on devices from tablets and mobile phones to game consoles, PCs and ‘smart’ TVs.


The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions will be showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

Jünger Audio Appoints Carola Hölting As Head Of Marketing

Audio processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed Carola Hölting to the position of Head of Marketing, with immediate effect.

Hölting’s appointment coincides with Jünger Audio’s recent announcement that it is redefining its brand message to promote key hardware products as universal processing platforms. Marketing is an integral part of this strategy and Hölting will be responsible for driving brand awareness across the company’s entire product range.

Carola Hölting began her career as an artist and photographer, working mainly in theatre in Germany and Switzerland. Her interest in photography, digital imaging and video editing led to a position as lecturer at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Heidenheim, and she also worked as a freelance PR and marketing consultant for a number of other artists.

In 2011, Hölting worked out a new marketing concept for the Communication and Information Center KIZ of the University of Ulm to improve their marketing and information strategy. She then moved to Berlin-based broadcast and pro audio distributor, Media Logic, where she was Head of Marketing.

Commenting on her appointment at Jünger Audio, Hölting says: “I am very pleased to be working with Jünger Audio. It’s a great challenge; there are excellent products and a dedicated and lovely team. I look forward to building further on Jünger Audio’s success and new creative innovations.”

Peter Poers, Managing Director of Jünger Audio, adds: “Carola is an important addition to the Junger Audio team and we are delighted to welcome her to the company. Marketing strategy is an important key to business success. With Carola Hölting’s engagement we can concentrate our resources to optimal opportunities with the goals of increasing sales and achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.”

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.jungeraudio.com

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Yamaha Training Sessions to Be Held in Chicago and Dallas

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will hold training sessions in Chicago on September 10 and 13 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois and in Dallas on September 17 and 20 at the Sheraton Downtown.

Chicago sessions include CL Series Operational Training on September 10, and M7CL for Beginners and M7CL for Experience Engineers on September 13.

Dallas sessions include CL Operational Training on September 17 and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers on September 20.

For more information, course description, seminar location, and registration visit: http://yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.

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Relacart is to build the multifunction hall of Shandong Vocational College

Shandong Vocational College of Foreign Affairs Translation is a full-time college. Its establishment has been approved by the provincial people’s Government and recorded by the Ministry of Education. The campus area covers 1600 mu. There are 3 experimental training centers for applied foreign language, international business and tourism management, 54 school laboratory, 6 large conference area, 12 small and medium-sized conference room and 5 function rooms in the college. The equipment and supporting function is complete, which can meet all kinds of professional practice teaching need. The college owns teaching equipments valued 67820000 yuan, which ranks in the front of same level schools in the province.

This time Relacart undertook the multi-function hall translation of Foreign Affairs College upgrade project. The multi-function hall is mainly applied to academic seminars, international exchanges,large evening party and competition. Each function hall is about 400 square meters. As the area is quite large, the school requires for using wireless microphone. It should be convenient for the leaders and the host in the seminars and exchange to walk around. And when walk around, the signal won’t dropout as a result of the distance. And the application to the large scale party and competition, the requirement of the microphone is in addition to the stable signals, the sound quality must be clear and bright, can bring the real skills of the actor. According to the requirement, the engineer selects Relacart HR-30S single channel true diversity wireless microphone for the college.

Relacart HR-30S single channel true diversity wireless microphone, full low and medium frequency, high sensitivity, dental clear sound, strong penetrating power, is very suitable for large-scale performances occasions. According to the proposed requirements of far transmission distance and signal stability, HR-30S AFS Automatic Frequency Scanning technology and innovative research RWW1.0 wireless control software can perfectly solve this problem

The host of HR-30S will scan the interference-free frequency by the AFS automatic frequency scanning technology, and then the RWW1.0 wireless system control software count out the interference-free frequency of each microphone and lock on to it through the powerful computing capability of computer. The frequency that scanned in this way is very stable and free from the outside interference, which ensures the stable transmission of the signal.

The software is provided with a spectrum analyzer, can monitor all the channels and interference signal in the stage environment real-time. Unique signal drop-out scan and memory function can record the transmission quality and know the position of appearing dropout, which effectively avoid dropout and crossing frequency. The actor, the speech guest or host can move freely on the stage, there is no need to worry about stepping on the “deadspot” caused by dropout frequency that lead to the quality of activities;

Seeing that in the seminar the speaker or the host will go up and down the stage, makes the transmission distance become far. In order to increase the signal transmission distance, Relacart especially set the R-20Adirectional antenna booster and R-20U panel antenna on the top the smallpox in the multi-function hall., which makes the transmission distance up to 100 meters and wider the signal coverage area, minimum the deadspot and make signal transmission more stable. The increase of signal transmission let the guest and host can play freely, which make the activities carried out more smoothly and actively.

It is reported,  the leaders of the college are very satisfied with the upgrade program,. So far, they have successfully held the China International Education Exchange, the graduation party, dancing, singing, debate and other large-scale activities. The process of using HR-30S goes very smoothly and has been recognized by the school.

More information,please visit www.relacart.com

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