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YCD Multimedia Announces Integration of its Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform (YCD|RAMP) with Google Web Designer

New York, October 22, 2013 – YCD Multimedia, a leading global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced an innovative workflow for YCD|RAMP (the company’s proprietary Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform) with Google Web Designer, a free tool for creating HTML5 pages, banner ads, and widgets launched by Google last month. This well-received tool represents a breakthrough in simplicity and advertisement-oriented focus compared to existing solutions.

YCD has created a seamless workflow for importing Google Web Designer projects directly into RAMP, enabling YCD customers to create templates (the basis for RAMP branded designs) themselves without needing costly HTML or Flash Studio services.

By tagging media and text in GWD, customers can take advantage of RAMP’s dynamic data features (pricing, product images, call to action, and more). Upon import, RAMP identifies and associates these tags with RAMP dynamic objects, and creates “native” RAMP templates that are immediately available to user. To ensure users can “hit the ground running”, sample HTML5 projects are provided with this integration.

“With the introduction of Google Web Designer, our R&D team quickly realized the importance of finding ways for our users to use this powerful tool as part of their digital signage workflow in RAMP,” said Eran Sharon, VP of Product Management, YCD Multimedia. “Google Web Designer brought great advertising-focused HTML5 design tools to the world. With our new integration update for RAMP we are excited to put these tools to work in a new way making template creation by YCD customers fast, simple, and free.”

About YCD|RAMP

YCD|RAMP (Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform) addresses the needs and challenges of retailers, offering them, their agencies and suppliers a comprehensive platform to create, manage, and deliver branded marketing campaigns and targeted product promotions that assist consumer behavior retail processes and influence their buying decisions.

Using RAMP’s innovative product-centric approach, marketing teams can quickly and easily deploy product updates, campaigns and advertisements. Smart templates and RAMP’s intuitive interface differentiate price and promotion by location and time. Promotions can be sent to one, some, or all locations using “presets”, ensuring correct and timely campaigns and updates and 100% compliance with brand guidelines.

Authorized store managers or regional managers can manage corporate-approved campaign slots and make real-time updates based on local criteria, such as weather, events/promotions, or inventory levels. POS integration adds real-time upsell/cross sell capability, inventory tracking, and most importantly analysis and optimization of content effectiveness and ROI.

YCD|RAMP comes preconfigured with templates optimized for retailers’ needs including “attract” screens, digital menu boards, point-of-sale impulse (“AdScreens”), shopper assistance, shelving/counter, and brand loyalty displays. Additional templates can be created using Flash or HTML5, and RAMP can also import and automatically recognize HTML5 projects created in Google Web Designer – a free advertising-focused HTML5 content creation tool.

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment and other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, target and assist consumers’ buying decisions, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology that increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer shopping experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Ferrari, Cartier and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com.

Contact:

David Kanaan
Kanaan Public Relations
Tel.: +972-54-4255307
e-mail: David@KanaanPR.com

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RTI Now Shipping Second Generation T1-B+ Wireless Controller

Controller Offers Upgraded Feature Set for Powerful and Intuitive Control

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Oct. 22, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that it is now shipping its T1-B+ wireless controller, the second generation of the company’s popular T1-B controller. The all-hard-button remote offers intuitive, customizable control housed in a contemporary design specifically suited for today’s home and office environments.

“The original T1-B wireless controller was designed to provide installers with a powerful, yet affordable, all-hard-button interface to satisfy the diverse demands of any residential or commercial application,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “The new T1-B+ takes that concept and improves upon it with an upgraded feature set, while maintaining the wonderful ergonomics and ease of use.”

Completely customizable, the T1-B+ has a sleek and stylish European design and adds the convenience of backlit hard buttons. The 40 assignable keypad buttons can be individually programmed to control devices or execute multistep macros, providing reliable control of even the most complex electronic systems. For more intuitive control, the unit offers twelve keypad buttons which can be outfitted with custom keycaps for common control tasks such as selecting an audio/video source. These button keycaps can also be custom engraved using RTI’s Laser Shark(R) service.

With RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) software, the controller is easily programmed to reliably integrate virtually any electronic component via RTI’s family of control products. In addition, the controller now features RTI’s revolutionary dual-RF platform, which supports both 433-MHz RF and 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) for reliable RF communication with RTI processors. With RTI’s processors, the T1-B+’s capabilities can be expanded to include RS-232 control, contact closures, power sensing, and much more. The unit also offers standalone IR control with a broad IR transmitting frequency range of 15 kHz to 460 kHz.

For long hours of use and ease of charging, the T1-B+ is equipped with an integrated tilt switch, coupled with a lithium-ion battery and charging dock. Non-volatile flash memory will also store system configurations even when power is not present.

More information is available at www.rticorp.com.

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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android” devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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

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Sam Nord of Listen Technologies to Present at HLAA of San Francisco

Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be delivering a presentation on legislative compliance and assistive listening technologies to the San Francisco chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on November 9, 2013.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA— Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be visiting the San Francisco Chapter meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America on November 9, 2013 to present on assistive listening technologies with an emphasis on Hearing Loop. Nord’s presentation will focus on the latest updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and how these updates apply to assistive listening systems, including Hearing Loops.

The presentation will also address trends in hearing aids, what venues need to know about accommodating people with hearing loss, why Hearing Loop is the preferred assistive listening technology and the growing Loop America movement.

Hearing Loops deliver direct and personalized sound to people with smart hearing aids (hearing aids equipped with telecoils) and people with cochlear implants by working with an individuals’ settings on their device.

“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to present to the San Francisco Chapter of the HLAA to discuss the latest technologies to improve hearing and communication, as well as to inform those in the hearing loss community of the latest updates to ADA law as it regards the requirements for assistive listening systems,” said Nord. In March of 2012, the changes that were made to the ADA related to assistive listening in 2010 went into full effect. These changes state that an assistive listening system must be provided in each assembly area where audible communication is integral to the use of the space. Hearing Loops are a type of assistive listening system.

Hearing Loops, which are quite common overseas, are just starting to gain more popularity in the US due to better installation standards. “It is always a pleasure to be able to discuss technologies like Hearing Loops, because they can drastically improve the quality of people’s lives,” noted Kenny Andrews, President SF Chapter HLAA. “We appreciate Sam’s willingness to meet with our group.” The presentation will be given on Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Francisco Chapter meeting at The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. The presentation is free and open to the public.

About Listen Technologies Corporation

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

About Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life. For more information visit www.hearingloss.org.

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BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist OD

Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert

READING, U.K. — Oct. 21, 2013 — Stadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras. The decision to post-produce a 4K cinema version rested on whether it was at last possible to get a high enough quality standards conversion at a low frame rate and in 4K. BTV Post successfully managed both using Snell’s new Alchemist OD file-based standards conversion platform to convert the concert with stunning results. Alchemist OD was used for the entire conversion, which dovetailed seamlessly with BTV’s 4K Mistika post-production pipeline.

“This sets a new benchmark for the conversion of performance content for digital cinema, and films for television and DVD, without ever needing to slow down or speed up again,” said BTV Post CTO Jon Lee. “Working closely with Snell’s engineering team, we have come up with workflows to get a low frame rate conversion that is virtually indistinguishable from the original content.”

The Muse concert will be released in U.K. cinemas in 4K on Nov. 5, 2013. More information about Muse is available online at http://film.muse.mu/gb/.

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Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of MUSE, Hans-Peter van Velthoven.

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About BTV Post:
BTV Post is a cutting-edge production facility, leading the way in post-production, digital media solutions, and video editing. A specialist in HD, 3D, and 4K content, BTV Post delivers on behalf of the world’s most prominent production companies across all genres, standards, and formats. In 2004 it opened its doors to Brighton’s creative and digital media community, growing rapidly to attract an international client base, as well as a diverse range of creative producers around the world. In 2010 BTV Post opened a second facility in London, Soho, aimed at putting it at the forefront of stereoscopic 3D, digital media services, and traditional post-production. More information is available at www.btvpost.com.

About Snell and Alchemist OD:
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Alchemist OD is the new software-only version of Snell’s acclaimed Alchemist Ph.C-HD standards converter. It offers instant access to high quality, rapid, anytime frame-rate conversion of media files and utilizes Snell’s unique Ph.C (phase correlation) technology for breath-taking quality. From international program delivery, to integration of movies or user-generated material into schedules, Alchemist OD makes it easy to bring frame-rate conversion seamlessly into file-based workflows.

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FOR-A to Showcase Flagship Products at CAPER 2013

Cypress, CA – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces its plans for the 2013 CAPER show in Buenos Aires. CAPER (Cámara Argentina de Proveedores y Fabricantes de Equipos de Radiodifusíon)—an annual trade show taking place from October 23-25, 2013 at the Centro Costa Salguero—draws thousands of visitors primarily from Latin America’s professional broadcast, cable, and satellite television, cinema, and radio markets.

At its CAPER 2013 exhibit in booth C-10, FOR-A will show many of its latest The FA-9520 multi purpose signal processor innovations, including video signal processors, HD/SD/analog multi-viewers, and a HD/SD frame rate converter.

“Since the show began in 1992, CAPER has become one of the most significant professional video trade shows in Latin America, and FOR-A has consistently exhibited at this event,” said Mario Rodriguez, FOR-A’s Latin American Sales Manager. “As a global manufacturer, we cannot understate the importance of the Latin American market, which is growing exponentially year after year. We’re excited to highlight products that will help our Latin American customers satisfy their production needs and expand their businesses.”

Video processing is a key concern in Latin America, where many broadcast standards and video formats coexist. FOR-A will feature its FA-9520, a dual-channel 3G/HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O device that integrates the functionality of a frame synchronizer, up/down/cross/aspect converter, full color corrector, and automatic video optimizer (AVO). The FA-9520’s toolset optionally processes analog component I/O, Dolby E encoder and Dolby E decoder signals.

Also for the mixed source environment, FOR-A will show the MV-1620HS, a compact (1RU) multi-viewer that accepts up to 16 channels of HD/SD-SDI or analog composite signals, as well as NTSC, PAL, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF and 1080/50i formats, for monitoring on one or two screens. It also features a customizable window layout, audio level displays, titles, and timers.

Another product on display at CAPER 2013 is the FA-1010 3G/HD/SD signal processor. With 10 video inputs and outputs, the FA-1010 offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as effective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing and delivery applications. The FRC-30 HD/SD frame rate converter and the MBP-100SX clip server will also be displayed.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Dubai World Trade Centre Debuts Meyer Sound LEO at Music Week

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) recently introduced its new Meyer Sound LEO™ linear large-scale sound reinforcement system during Dubai Music Week. Featuring a lineup that included will.i.am, Selena Gomez, and Timbaland, the event programs were held at the DWTC Arena.

DWTC’s system marks the first LEO purchase in the Middle East. “LEO stood true to its specifications in uniformity, extended frequency response, and sheer power,” says Ashley A. Rodrigues, DWTC’s manager of technical production. “There was very little that needed to be tweaked. The response was linear and transparent throughout the arena, and we measured levels of 116 dBA continuous at 65 meters from the stage.”

The system at Dubai Music Week comprised left and right main arrays of nine LEO-M line array loudspeakers over three MICA® line array loudspeakers as down fills, supported by dual flown cardioid arrays of nine-each 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Five MILO® line array loudspeakers on each side supplied out fill, and the entire system was driven by a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with two Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and two Galileo 616 processors. On-stage foldback was supplied by 12 MJF-212A stage monitors, four MINA™ line array loudspeakers, and one 700-HP subwoofer.

“I have heard practically all the other high-quality brands on the market, and LEO’s quality stands above the rest,” says Rodrigues. “It engulfs you in a way that is difficult to express, but a pleasure to experience. The system certainly did justice to the excited crowd of 8,000—in fact, all the performers’ FOH engineers reported that they were awed by LEO’s performance.”

DWTC’s LEO system will be used for all large-scale concert events inside the complex, and will also be available as a rental system for major events throughout the Emirates.

Dubai Music Week brought famed luminaries of popular music together for a program that included the Quincy Jones Seminars, the MIDEM Music Conference, the Pepsi Bandslam, and major concerts by Bollywood and Arabic star performers, in addition to the headliner shows.

The DWTC is a multi-faceted business complex that encompasses office towers along with world-class event facilities for conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and entertainment.

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Meyer Sound Constellation at Cohan Center Facilitates Communication for Musicians

Home of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the 1,289-seat Christopher Cohan Center has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system. Featuring a retractable active acoustic canopy formed by 40 miniature loudspeakers, the Constellation system provides an environment that helps musicians hear each other better and hence improve their sense of ensemble.

“The orchestra plays on a thrust stage in front of the proscenium, under a very high ceiling,” explains Fred Vogler, principal sound designer at Sonitus, a Los Angeles-based audio and video consulting firm that handled venue demo, as well as the design and commissioning of the final system at the Cohan Center. “The distance between the orchestra and the walls and ceiling created the opportunity for Constellation’s virtual canopy to add early reflections to the stage and front seating areas. The result is improved communication among the musicians and conductor.”

Jim Black, executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, says: “The reaction of the musicians has been remarkable. Now they are just beaming at one another while playing. Their ability to hear other parts of the ensemble has been greatly enhanced, and this has improved their overall performance.”

Constellation has also enhanced the overall audience experience. “Now you can hear more subtleties, and the sound just blooms better,” says Black. “There’s more color to the orchestra without it sounding at all amplified.”

The installed system is driven by a D-Mitri® digital audio platform with six processors, including two that run the patented VRAS™ acoustical algorithms. Completing the system are 16 suspended compact cardioid microphones, a combination of 40 Stella-8C installation loudspeakers, UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers, and UPJunior™ VariO loudspeakers, and six UMS-SM subwoofers. Both the microphones and Stella-8C loudspeakers are suspended by small lift motors, allowing the system to be raised out of sight with the press of a button when not in use.

Fred Vogler worked with the venue, orchestra, and integrator on the final design and implementation of the Constellation system. Vogler also designed a new sound reinforcement system for the hall, in collaboration with Roger Phillip, the center’s audio lead. The system is anchored by twin arrays of 11-each MICA® line array loudspeakers, and includes two UPQ-2P, eight UP-4XP, and six UPJunior loudspeakers as corner, front, and balcony fills, respectively. Low end is supplied by eight 600-HP subwoofers. Installation was handled by the Los Angeles office of Miami-based integrator Pro Sound & Video.

Located on the campus of California Polytechnic State University, The Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo incorporates two venues: the Christopher Cohan Center, housing the main concert hall and two smaller halls; and the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre.

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Meyer Sound CAL Covers 360 Degrees at Vancouver Chan Centre

The 1,185-seat Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has installed a 360-degree system comprised of six steerable CAL™ column array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound. The upgrade has markedly improved both vocal clarity and sound distribution for the hall’s variety of events.

The system design was tasked to Martin Van Dijk, principal designer of the Toronto-based consulting firm Engineering Harmonics. The requirement was to evenly cover all seating areas, including 180 hard-to-reach seats in the choral loft behind the stage. The system also had to work at various heights, as the hall features an adjustable canopy to optimize reflections for different events.

“It was an extraordinary challenge,” says Paul Alegado, project manager and associate designer for Engineering Harmonics. “During the review process, the manufacturers and contractors involved had to re-submit designs several times to fully meet the requirements. When all was said and done, it worked beautifully.”

Employing powerful DSP algorithms, the steerable CAL column array loudspeaker allows its vertical beam to be angled up or down in one-degree increments to accurately aim only at target areas. The center cluster at Chan Centre comprises three forward-facing CAL 64 loudspeakers covering the orchestra level and two balconies, two side-facing CAL 32 loudspeakers, and one rear-facing CAL 32 loudspeaker for the choral loft. Four presets in the Meyer Sound Compass® control software allow operators to maintain constant coverage, regardless of the height of the cluster and overhead canopy.

“In the past, we’d had problems with people sitting behind the stage or on the stage hearing what was said,” remarks Owen Schellenberger, technical director at the Chan Centre. “Now those problems are essentially eliminated. We had no complaints after any of the ceremonies this graduation season, and the centre management has commented favorably on the improvements.”

The hall has also installed a left-right reinforcement system based around Meyer Sound MINA™ line array loudspeakers. The system is anchored by twin arrays of 10-each MINA loudspeakers under a 500-HP subwoofer, and also includes 10 UPM-1P loudspeakers for front and loge fill, two on-deck 700-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor.

“The MINA works very well in here,” says Will Howie, audio engineer at the Chan Centre. “I’m impressed with the clarity it has brought to the room, which is a difficult one, as it was designed for symphonic music. MINA has that certain ‘forwardness’ you hear in a good studio monitor.”

Both the CAL center cluster and the music reinforcement system were provided and installed by Sapphire Sound of Abbotsford, BC. Brockville, Ontario-based GerrAudio provided project support.

The overhaul of the hall’s AV system also included the installation of Avid VENUE consoles at FOH and monitor, and an Optocore fiber-based network system.

Artists who have performed with the new system include Patty Griffin, Judy Collins, Lila Downs, and the Taj Mahal Trio with Shemekia Copeland.

Opened in 1997, the Chan Centre at the University of British Columbia was made possible by generous donations from local philanthropists Tom and Caleb Chan. The performing arts complex also includes the Telus Studio Theatre, the Royal Bank Cinema, and the Great Performers Lounge.

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Sweden’s Liseberg Amusement Park Comes Alive with Meyer Sound D-Mitri

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Liseberg amusement park in Sweden has completely renovated its children’s area to create Rabbit Land, a 10,000-square-meter play area where children can interact with animals and rabbit-costumed actors. To carry the actors’ voices, sound effects, and incidental music throughout the park, system integrator One Two Sales of Gothenburg has outfitted Rabbit Land with Meyer Sound’s D-Mitri® digital audio platform and Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers discreetly placed throughout the area.

“Meyer Sound’s integrated solution was a perfect match for Liseberg’s expansion,” says Ola Lindstedt of One Two Sales. “They wanted a supplier with extensive experience in themed entertainment, which Meyer has worldwide. Of course, they also wanted high-quality sound and reliability.”

At the heart of the system is the D-Mitri platform, which provides all show control, audio playback, mixing, matrixing, and DSP functions using five processors. D-Mitri connects to six UPJunior-XP 48 V VariO™ loudspeakers nestled in the park’s Rabbit Hills and Cupcake areas, with three 500-HP subwoofers providing low end. In addition, seven UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers are mounted underneath the park’s monorail track to extend coverage and provide sound effects.

The system was designed and specified by Lindstedt in consultation with Dan Rigtorp, Liseberg’s technical director.

“The D-Mitri platform contains all the necessities, including integrated Wild Tracks playback,” says Rigtorp. “We particularly like the fact that you can tailor the workspace on the iPad controller app to access the D-Mitri functions any way you like.

“We looked at other solutions, but decided on Meyer for several reasons,” continues Rigtorp. “The speakers have a small footprint with their unique low-voltage solution. In addition, Meyer Sound offers us a single source for everything, including support and education.”

In addition to Wild Tracks playback of programmed music and effects, the system carries the live voices of rabbit-costumed actors who perform in interactive shows. The actors use six Shure ULX-D wireless microphones in conjunction with six channels of Shure PSM 1000 in-ear monitoring, which are used to time their antics with the Wild Tracks playback. An HP network with six WiFi access points allows total system control anywhere throughout the attraction.

The Rabbit Land development represents Liseberg’s largest single investment, with a total cost of just under 200 million Swedish kroner, or about $31 million USD. Established in 1923 and owned by the municipality of Gothenburg, Liseberg attracts about three million visitors annually with 40 rides and attractions.

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Southern Theatres Powered by Christie Solaria Projectors, Vive Audio; Installation by Christie’s Managed Services

It’s “all Christie, all the time” as Southern Theatres selects Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema market, to power every auditorium in its new, state-of-the-art 14-screen theater complex at the Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana. The Grand 14 Esplanade, scheduled to open December 12, will be the first to feature the “complete Christie experience,” fitted exclusively with Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projection technology and the Christie® Vive Audio™ systems. Christie’s Managed Services team is providing complete support, from designing the technology floor plan, to installing and integrating all of the products, as well as providing 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and support through Christie’s own Network Operations Center.

Christie Vive Audio System


“We’re excited to bring the latest developments in digital cinema projection and audio technology to our guests with the opening of the Grand 14 Esplanade in Kenner,” said Ron Krueger II, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Theatres. “We’re the first theater to power every auditorium with Christie Vive Audio, a revolutionary leap in cinema loudspeaker design that provides the benefit of improved sound coverage for every guest in every seat in the house.”

The Grand 14 Esplanade will offer Southern Theatres’ branded Grand Premium Experience (GPX) auditorium, equipped with the Christie® Duo™ dual-projection system using Christie CP4230 4K DLP Cinema® projectors, ensuring that the RealD 3D images on the huge three story screen are the crispest and brightest possible. The GPX auditorium will also feature Christie Vive Audio configured for 46 channels using Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. The groundbreaking new Christie Vive Audio system features speakers with an innovative single enclosure line array design combined with ribbon driver technology and high-powered Class D amplification – the first to be used in a cinema environment.

The combination of two Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Duo integration kit is significantly less expensive than other branded ‘big screen’ industry solutions. With lower upfront costs, and no ongoing revenue sharing, Christie Duo is the global solution for creating an affordable, premium large screen movie experience.

“Interest has been exceptionally strong since our launch of Christie Vive Audio in July, with the postproduction and exhibition communities recognizing a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge by unleashing the full potential of the new generation of digital cinema surround sound technology,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of Business Development, Audio Solutions for Christie. “We’re proud that Southern Theatres has made the Grand 14 Esplanade the world’s first all-inclusive Christie Vive Audio complex, flawlessly complementing it with the crisp images and spectacular video offered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors – giving their audience the ultimate movie-viewing experience.”

Specifically created and built for the digital cinema environment, Christie Vive Audio’s unique parabolic line array design envelopes audiences with dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced audio where speech, special effects, music, and alternative content sound incredibly natural and lifelike.

Added Mr. Krueger II, “The GPX auditorium will really allow our guests to fully immerse themselves into a 3D movie— with the unparalleled brightness of Christie 4K resolution digital projection and the combined power of the Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos systems, viewers will experience every sight and sound as if they are actually ‘in the picture.’”

Christie’s Managed Services team has been involved exclusively since the beginning of the project, providing unparalleled professional consultation, integration, installation, and design services for all of the auditoriums,” said Sean James, vice president of Managed Services at Christie. “We supplied the complete, ‘one-stop-shopping’ solution, developing specifications for audio, projection, screens, power, system/network infrastructure, special audio support, and theater-wide automation solutions.”

Added James: “Our job is not over when the installation is complete. Managed Services will continue to provide the entire theater with 24/7 remote monitoring through Christie’s Network Operations Center, once the site is live.”

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