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Summerfest: 11 Days, Over 800 Acts, and 10 Yamaha Consoles

BUENA PARK, Calif.—With nearly 900,000 attendees over eleven days, Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin set new records in providing the backdrop for the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent, and local favorites to create unforgettable live music experiences in a world-class festival setting.

Clearwing Productions, Inc. (Milwaukee), with support from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. provided new Yamaha CL digital consoles along with PM5D-RH consoles, M7CL and LS9 consoles to 7 of the 11 stages. Yamaha staff provided support to those visiting engineers who have not yet had the experience of mixing on a CL console.

“The decision to use the new CL and other Yamaha consoles was very easy,” states Bryan Baumgardner, Operations/Logistics, Clearwing Productions, Inc. “With how reliable and rider-acceptable Yamaha consoles have been for us, there was really no question that the CL5s were ready to be put to use at Summerfest.”

US Cellular Stage had two Yamaha CL5 consoles, one at front of house and one for monitors. The Uline Warehouse Stage consisted of a CL5 at FOH and an M7CL-48 at monitors. The Johnson Controls World Stage also used a CL5 at FOH and an M7CL-48 at monitors. The Marcus Amphitheatre used a PM5D at monitors and so did the BMO Harris Pavilion and the Miller Stage. The Kohl’s Children’s Area was outfitted with a Yamaha LS9-16.

“I converted my PM5D file using Console File Converter, which worked beautifully,” states Jerry Wong, front of house engineer for Loverboy who performed on the Uline Warehouse Stage. “Then, I added several of the Rupert Neve compressors and an 1176 on the fly at the start of the show, and even in a festival situation everything just seemed to fall right into place and mix itself. The CL is a great sounding console and now will be on our rider.”

Morris Day & the Time performed on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage, and Ed Irons, front of house engineer said the console delivered warmth and clarity. “The signal flow, control surface perks, and blending of vintage processing makes the CL5 a hands-down winner for me. Loved it!”

“The Yamaha CL is a very user-friendly console and sounds amazing,” says Ryan Nichols, Switchfoot FOH engineer. “I love the mic pre’s, and the Premium Rack is just one of many great upgrades from other Yamaha desks. I’ve only used the CL a few times before, each in festival situations, but found it really easy to get around on quickly.”

Spin Doctors front of house engineer, Rob Killenberger, echoed some of the same sentiments. “I’m really happy with the CL Series. It’s on my rider; I love the much-improved sound of the CL and all of the toys inside. It’s very responsive and well thought out.”

“As the band engineers have stated, the Yamaha CL console sounds good, it’s user friendly, and the File Converter makes coming from any Yamaha console a breeze. Those attributes are a must in a festival environment as demanding as this one,” adds Baumgardner.

For more information on Clearwing Productions, Inc. visit www.clearwing.com.

For more information on the Yamaha CL and all Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

LEVA Conference to Focus on Forensic Photography

(MIDLOTHIAN, TEX.) – The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will offer comprehensive forensic photography training during the 2013 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Sept. 9-13 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Asheville, N.C. The three-day seminar, “Forensic Photography for IAI Certification,” will teach basic and advanced techniques to improve crime scene photography, as well as provide the skills needed to successfully complete the practical portion of the International Association for Identification Forensic Photography Certification.

“Proper photographic techniques are important regardless of the significance of the scene,” explained Ann Mallot of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory, one of two instructors for the course. “Photos are the ‘silent witness’ to the crime scene. They may record information that doesn’t necessarily seem important at the time, but can reveal the ‘smoking gun’ as the investigation develops.”

Mallot has worked in forensic photography and forensic video analysis for more than 15 years, and is the chair of the IAI Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification Board. She will be joined by Sgt. David T. Gamble of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, who retired in 2012 after a 21-year career processing crime scenes with a specialty in forensic photography.

“Some of the most common mistakes that inexperienced forensic photographers make are due to not understanding the concepts of photography from a professional standpoint,” Mallot explained. “For example, photographers will take a picture of an item of evidence, but not have any photos showing where it is in relation to the scene or the victim’s body.”

“Forensic Photography for IAI Certification” runs Sept. 11-13 and fulfills 24 hours toward LEVA certification. Participants will need a DSLR camera with external flash and flash cord, along with a tripod or similar camera support and various types of scales. (Laptops are encouraged as well for downloading images.) Enrollment is limited, and the LEVA conference fee does not cover the IAI certification application fee.

LEVA’s 24th annual conference offers a mix of hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive seminars focused on forensic video and audio technologies, as well as video production and editing tools. Many sessions throughout the five-day conference have limited availability, and pre-registration is required. For travel information, as well as the conference schedule and pricing options, visit leva.org.

ABOUT LEVA

LEVA is a nonprofit corporation committed to improving the quality of video training and promoting the use of state-of-the-art, effective equipment in the law enforcement and emergency services community. Our mission is to serve as a key resource to the global public safety community by focusing on the needs of video production and forensic imaging disciplines by providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange. We make a positive contribution to a more competent public safety establishment. Find out more at leva.org.

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nobeo Installs Riedel A/V Signal Distribution and Communications Gear in Unique @-car(R) Mobile Unit

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Aug. 1, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that German broadcaster nobeo has integrated the Riedel MediorNet Compact real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom, and Performer digital partyline systems into its new “@-car(R),” a unique production vehicle tailored for direct Internet broadcasts. The Riedel gear enabled nobeo to build flexible, top-quality signal distribution and communications into a compact and versatile mobile production unit. Germany’s sono Studiotechnik GmbH designed and integrated the @-car’s for nobeo.

“We already used the Riedel Artist system with success in our 16-camera OB truck, so Riedel’s MediorNet was an easy choice for the @-car,” said Guido Amann, chief technology officer at nobeo. “In addition to meeting our specs for size, weight, and performance, the MediorNet system supports all required signals in a single 3RU box and enables fast configuration. It’s a perfect fit for talk show productions, live TV reports, sports events, press conferences, live webcasts, concert productions, or just for streaming.”

nobeo’s @-car is equipped with a combination of broadcast equipment and specific IT components that together offer ample capacity for multicamera productions using up to six cameras. Thus, within the traditional TV sector, the @-car serves as a complement to the larger OB vehicles typically deployed. However, the @-car’s individual capabilities mean that it is valuable as a stand-alone unit not only for Web TV and live streaming applications, but also for any production in which space is limited or where technical requirements are straightforward.

The MediorNet Compact PRO system installed in the @-car supports 12 HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs. The mobile unit also is outfitted with an Artist 32 digital matrix intercom system and Performer digital partyline, along with control panels, beltpacks, and professional headsets from Riedel. sono Studiotechnik also provided nobeo with 100 meters of Riedel’s Pure XTR-Q fiber cabling. MediorNet users working in the @-car can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse-click or with a router control system. A fiber-optic-cabled MediorNet Stagebox — situated in the truck or used elsewhere — further simplifies cabling at the production location.

As social media continues to grow in importance, and the ability to provide video increases in value, small- and medium-sized businesses and events are taking advantage of the @-car for cost-effective productions on a smaller scale. The @-car allows operators to perform encoding of the signal into diverse streams, as well as file-based recording and transmission of the signal to the Internet via IP uplink. Within the 5-meter truck, two workstations support creation of the final visual signal, augmented by one multifunctional workstation for encoding, uplink, and similar tasks.

Further information about the nobeo @-car is available at www.at-car.de.

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

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/nobeo.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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Extron Now Shipping New Market-Leading Speaker Innovation for Suspended Ceilings

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SpeedMount Ceiling Speaker System, a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece ceiling tile speaker system for division-of-labor installations. The CS 1226T SpeedMount speaker system features the newest speaker innovation from Extron, a unique design that greatly simplifies ceiling speaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings. The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated enclosure and a CS 26T two-way speaker cartridge. A low-voltage contractor places the CS 120P enclosure directly on the ceiling grid without the need for a tile bridge, C-ring, or tile rails. Signal wiring is then routed to the enclosure. This dramatically cuts installation time and costs during the rough-in phase. Later, an AV technician can quickly complete installation by connecting the CS 26T speaker cartridge to the wiring and securing it into the enclosure. The CS 1226T is the latest in Extron’s expanding lineup of speaker system solutions that divide the installation labor between contractors, reduce parts counts, and streamline sound system integration. more

FSR Unleashes Multi-Format Scaling Matrix Switcher

Woodland Park, NJ - FSR has announced the immediate availability of the new DVS-MFSW-94XT, a multi-format 9×4 scaling matrix switcher that reduces the challenges associated with integrating legacy analog gear with newly installed digital video products.

The 94XT offers 9 inputs: 4 HDMI with stereo audio, 3 HDMI via CAT x cable, and 2 multi-format analog inputs. On the output side, there are 2 HDMI outputs and 2 HDMI over CATx outputs, each scaled to match the resolution of the display.

“While most new purchases of video equipment are digital, there is an incredibly large installed base of legacy analog equipment already in place. The 94XT extends the life of the legacy gear by allowing it to operate seamlessly alongside the newest digital video equipment,” explained Jan Sandri, FSR president.

The 94XT incorporates intelligent EDID and HDCP management along with high bandwidth ADC’s and scalers to make not only the installation, but the operation of the overall system “Plug-n-Play” simple.

“We felt that it was important for the 94XT to be able to operate flawlessly in environments where users can arrive with nearly any computer, tablet or other video device, plug it in and have it simply work. Too many other products work only in fixed environments and our world is far from a fixed environment,” added Joe Fischer, FSR’s director of engineering.

For additional flexibility, the 94XT has 2 additional balanced stereo audio inputs, 1 unbalanced stereo audio output, and SPDIF outputs for each video output. It can be controlled from the front panel, remotely via RS-232 or TCP/IP, or through the built-in web server.

To realize the full potential of the 94XT, FSR offers the DV-HXT family of HDMI over CATx extenders. They can send 1080p up to 165 feet and plug directly into the 94XT offering extended input and output distances without the need to have additional transmitters or receivers at the switcher. The transmitters are available as standalone “bricks” or as wall plates while the receivers are available in “brick” form only.

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.

The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

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

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
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FSR Unleashes Multi-Format Scaling Matrix Switcher

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR has announced the immediate availability of the new DVS-MFSW-94XT, a multi-format 9×4 scaling matrix switcher that reduces the challenges associated with integrating legacy analog gear with newly installed digital video products.

The 94XT offers 9 inputs: 4 HDMI with stereo audio, 3 HDMI via CAT x cable, and 2 multi-format analog inputs. On the output side, there are 2 HDMI outputs and 2 HDMI over CATx outputs, each scaled to match the resolution of the display.

“While most new purchases of video equipment are digital, there is an incredibly large installed base of legacy analog equipment already in place. The 94XT extends the life of the legacy gear by allowing it to operate seamlessly alongside the newest digital video equipment,” explained Jan Sandri, FSR president.

The 94XT incorporates intelligent EDID and HDCP management along with high bandwidth ADC’s and scalers to make not only the installation, but the operation of the overall system “Plug-n-Play” simple.

“We felt that it was important for the 94XT to be able to operate flawlessly in environments where users can arrive with nearly any computer, tablet or other video device, plug it in and have it simply work. Too many other products work only in fixed environments and our world is far from a fixed environment,” added Joe Fischer, FSR’s director of engineering.

For additional flexibility, the 94XT has 2 additional balanced stereo audio inputs, 1 unbalanced stereo audio output, and SPDIF outputs for each video output. It can be controlled from the front panel, remotely via RS-232 or TCP/IP, or through the built-in web server.

To realize the full potential of the 94XT, FSR offers the DV-HXT family of HDMI over CATx extenders. They can send 1080p up to 165 feet and plug directly into the 94XT offering extended input and output distances without the need to have additional transmitters or receivers at the switcher. The transmitters are available as standalone “bricks” or as wall plates while the receivers are available in “brick” form only.

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.

The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com
Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • mailto:harriet@desertmoon.tv

H.A.S. PRODUCTIONS EXPANDS POWERSOFT INVENTORY

Las Vegas, NV, August 2013 — H.A.S. Productions, based in Las Vegas, NV, has acquired one dozen Powersoft K3 KAESOP amplifiers to drive a monitor system comprising Adamson M15 and Radian Audio Apex wedges. The company is already using 30 Powersoft K10 KAESOP and K20 KAESOP amplifiers to power a main rig of EAW KF740 line array modules and SB2001 subwoofers.

According to Larry E. Hall, Jr., president, H.A.S. Productions, the original decision to purchase Powersoft’s K Series amplifiers came as the result of their unanimous selection during listening tests of three different brands. “After very close listening comparisons with the other top two competing DSP-based amplifiers we found the Powersoft amps were much smoother on the high end, ‘thumpier’ on the low end and not nearly as ‘honky’ on the mids,” says Hall. “With several people here for the three-way ‘blind’ shootout, every single person choose the P.A. stack that was powered by K10s and K20s over the other brands.”

As a result of the shootout, H.A.S. Productions purchased 20 K10 KAESOP amplifiers to power a main system of EAW KF740 line array modules and 10 K20 KAESOP amps for the system’s EAW SB2001 Subwoofers. Most recently, Hall acquired an additional 12 K3 KAESOP amplifiers to drive one of his company’s monitor systems.

“I have always prided myself on being hip on amp technology,” continues Hall, who has been searching for the optimum amplifier for a long time. “I have gone through several amp changes over the past seven years, trying to find a brand that just blows me away—and here it is.” Although he had previously shied away from the 1RU digital power amplifier form factor when considering alternatives, he adds, the Powersoft K Series proved to be the best amplifier for the job: “I have never had so much headroom on a P.A.”

All of the two-channel, high-power K Series amplifiers are outfitted with Powersoft’s proprietary AESOP (AES Ethernet Simple Open Protocol) networking capabilities. H.A.S. Productions manages the racks, which each house four, six or eight channels of K Series amplification, using Powersoft’s Armonía Pro Audio Suite™ software via the KAESOP Ethernet/AES3 interface in all monitor applications and for some KF740 set-ups.

H.A.S. Productions’ Powersoft amplifiers, including the newer K3s, are being used on the Rock of Vegas free concert series on the 1st Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. The series kicked off on Memorial Day weekend with Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil and continues throughout the summer with bands such as Fuel, Hinder, Everclear, Three Days Grace, Third Eye Blind and Puddle of Mudd.

H.A.S. Productions, an independently owned and operated full service production company based in fabulous Las Vegas, NV, offers audio and live sound production, lighting, power distribution, staging, backline and digital multi-track recording services.

About Powersoft:

Powersoft is a well-established company serving the professional audio market for the past 18 years. The company designs and produces lightweight, high power, energy efficient, single rack space amplifiers and amplifiers modules. With Headquarters in Florence (Italy) and offices in Ventura, CA (USA), Powersoft associates the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio performance and high reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to places of worship, convention centers and clubs, and are used by the world’s leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft web site @ www.powersoft-audio.com

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Severtson Screens Features SēVision 3D GX “Micro Perf” Curved Screens at 2013 CEDIA Expo

Mesa, Ariz., August 1, 2013 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, and pro AV markets, is pleased to announce that it will feature its new curved SēVision 3D GX “Micro Perf” screens during CEDIA Expo 2013, held in Denver from Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 3327. The SēVision 3D GX is now available.

“The SēVision 3D GX offers the ultimate 3D home theater experience,” said Kirk Severtson, Severtson Screens COO. “It is the only screen in the home theatre industry to offer PristiVue© technology, a revolutionary 3D coating on micro-perforated screen material. No other company has been able to apply a hi-performance silver coating for the passive 3D viewing experience.”

Proudly Made in the USA, the result both maximizes the effect of 3D cinema while at the same time offering an acoustically transparent audio experience, as well, by allowing home theatre speaker placement directly behind the screen with no noticeable reduction in audio quality.

PristiVue technology is the cornerstone of Severtson projection screen surfaces. PristiVue allows the viewer to see what the director originally intended for them to see in the theatre. The sharpness, clarity, and warmth of the digital image projected onto the screen and reflected to the viewers’ eyes are dictated by the quality of the screen. PristiVue technology combines accurate color, a smooth and flawless texture, and adheres to Severtson Screens’ strict manufacturing guidelines.

The SēVision 3D GX is also referred to as a “Green Screen”, since its water-based optical coating is lacquer-free. As a result, the screen will not yellow or sag over time as do other lacquer-based coated screens. The SēVision 3D GX’s coating is the only water-based silver optical coating in the industry and helps protect and prolong the life of the screen material, as well as the gain.

“The SēVision 3D GX’s signal-to-noise ratio is an industry shattering 250:1, and the gain is 2.4,” added Severtson. “These features make ‘ghosting’ near obsolete, and thus allow it to work beautifully in ambient lighting. The SēVision 3D GX is the first home theater screen to be certified by all the major 3D licensors for digital projection, and can also be used for viewing 2D projection. It utilizes the same technology that helped earn an Oscar for IMAX in 1996, assuring that through viewing movies on this screen, everyone can experience the pristine visual presentations 3D digital projection has to offer.”

The SēVision 3D GX can be used for residential, commercial, and pro-AV applications, such as home theaters, movie theaters, schools, offices, museums, resorts, etc. It is also perfect for both fixed and electric/motorized applications, and can be rolled into a spindle in motorized applications. Since Severtson also caters to the movie theater industry, there are virtually no limitations or restrictions on the screen’s size and placement.

Custom and standard sizes are available. Severtson asks that customers contact them directly for individual pricing for their specific needs. “Our customers are ‘happily surprised’ at the cost for such a high-end quality 3D screen that’s manufactured right here at our company headquarters in Arizona,” Severtson concluded.

After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. Severtson’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

With its three production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has massive production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screen sizes — from IMAX to small home theater screens — available to its clients.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

For media relations, please contact Charlie Leib at CRL Public Relations at 480-380-0673, or charlie@crl-pr.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide.

From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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Electrosonic Provides AV Support for Hult International Business School Campuses

Electrosonic has provided classroom audio-visual systems for Hult campuses in London, Dubai, Boston and San Francisco, all to a common design. Each campus was outfitted with AV presentation equipment supported by local service operations. In addition, all campuses are connected to Electrosonic’s 24/7 Video Network Operations Centre (VNOC) in the UK for remote support and management. Electrosonic completed the new Hult campus build in London in 2012; more recently, classroom AV systems were installed in Hult’s Boston and Dubai facilities.

Hult International Business School spans a global network of campuses that now form one of the world’s largest graduate business schools with a focus on teaching practical and international business education.

“Over the many years we have worked together, Electrosonic have delivered only better value results for Hult,” says Yousuf Khan, Chief Information Officer of the Hult International Business School. “The quality of work during implementation has been consistently high and ongoing support has been exemplary.”

To accommodate Hult’s international rotation component where students can attend their studies at more than one location, all systems at each campus had to be consistent. The consistency of the operation of teaching and learning resources also helps to reduce barriers and increase effectiveness and efficiencies.

The AV systems were designed and implemented with appreciation of the overall design aesthetic. Electrosonic furnished the Hult campuses with lectern-based teaching and presentation systems that offer the ability to show images from a rack-mounted PC, laptop or iPad. The rack PC is connected to a SMART Podium 22-inch interactive display that allows lecturers to annotate or use white-boarding capabilities, and have their notes displayed via twin NEC PA500U projectors projecting directly onto the walls.

The campuses also feature Tannoy program loudspeakers, which were installed front of house; room control is provided via a Crestron 2 series processor with an iPad touch control interface.

Each campus has multiple classrooms, four in London, Dubai and San Francisco and two in Boston. In the Dubai campus, which formally opened in March 2013, there are an additional 20 breakout rooms, and 18 in London, for the use of students working on projects, assignments and presentations. Each of these rooms is equipped with a 46-inch NEC LCD; a wall-mounted Extron control panel providing on/off, volume and source control; and a Spinetix digital signage player to allow distribution of content to all rooms simultaneously or to specific functions and events. VGA and HDMI cabling is provided at the table for direct connection to the wall-mounted display. Where possible, equipment is network connected. Remote support is made possible by direct connection to individual devices and by XPanel for the classroom systems.

The Hult campus’ service contract with Electrosonic ensures the reliability of the installed systems. Using a specific VLAN via VPN, Electrosonic is able to access all network capable equipment located at all campuses and offices to provide support. Electrosonic’s 24/7 Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) in the UK provides remote support and management of the systems.

Project management and delivery were organized across geographies. The project was account managed from the UK, and then supported in each region with Electrosonic’s own engineering expertise from its regional offices in the USA and Dubai. This formed an integral part of the relationship experience and leveraged Electrosonic’s international capabilities to provide ‘on the ground’ localized project management for each campus location.

“We have been able to implement consistent AV standards at the school, which resulted in improved customer experience at each of our campuses across the globe,” says Khan. “We continue to work with Electrosonic in a collaborative way to come up with more innovative AV solutions to support our growth.”

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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Walking on Water: projectiondesign® powers interactive portable 360-degree Igloo experience

La Biennale di Venezia 2013 – Reliability, quality and colour ability are key to immersive installation

Immersive specialist Igloo Vision was commissioned by United Arab Emirates to create a 360-degree immersive installation for the La Biennale di Venezia 2013, 53rd annual art exhibition that incorporates F22 projectors from projectiondesign®. Mounted in the Sale d’Armi at the New National Pavilion, Mohammed Kazem’s realization called ‘Directions 2005/2013’ makes a brilliant contribution to ‘Walking on Water’.

“Showing content of seascapes and replicating what it would be like to be lost at sea, the immersive installation uses fifteen F22 projectors at WUXGA resolution with zoom lenses and installed in portrait mode. The projectors are edge blended and integrated in a floor to ceiling 360° fully immersive screen using tailor made software,” says Pippa Halliday, sales director at Igloo.

“The projectors were chosen because of their reliability and ability to be shown in portrait mode. They produce high-quality images with colour accuracy, which was calibrated at the factory in Norway meaning that little tweaking was necessary at the site. The projectors are tried and tested as Igloo have used projectiondesign before with great result, so we know they will perform for the duration of the La Biennale di Venezia 2013.”

The F22 single-chip DLP™ projectors are designed for installations where reliability, image quality and performance is critical, and where acquisition cost and total cost of ownership plays a central role. Each F22 projector is uniquely characterised and calibrated during its manufacture. Unique optical performance values are recorded and matched to the electronics processing in order to secure perfect on-site calibration. With RealColor™, it is possible to match any number of projectors, and ensure they all project the same primaries and grey scale, without going through a very complicated process.

Maria Dahl Aagaard, product marketing manager at projectiondesign says: “We’re delighted to see that Igloo has enabled artist Mohammed Kazem to achieve his goals in ensuring that the projectors were supportive rather than intrusive. It was important to make sure that visitors to the ‘Directions 2005/2013’ installation could walk in and feel as though they were part of the experience.”

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development and with the support of the Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation presents ‘Walking on Water’ for the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Reem Fadda, ‘Walking on Water’ features a solo exhibition by vanguard Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem under the leadership of Commissioner, Dr. James Hamdan at the New National Pavilion for the United Arab Emirates at the Sale d’Armi from June 1 – November 24, 2013.

Image credit: Igloo.

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